Weekend Things

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! I flew solo because Tyler went to his nephew’s graduation in Wichita. I wish I could have been there, but, for this first baby, I decided not to fly after Christmas. I rather be safe than sorry.

I actually got a lot done over the weekend. I spent all of Friday afternoon organizing the nursery. It looks great, and I felt so accomplished when I got done! Saturday morning, I went to an awesome yoga class at Infinity Yoga in Brookhaven. I have been going to the beginner’s class for the past few months, and it feels so good! If you are local and are looking for a yoga studio, you need to check them out! They have studios in Dunwoody and Old Fourth Ward as well. Saturday afternoon, I went to a breastfeeding class. I left feeling totally overwhelmed and nervous because there is so much to think about!!! I know I just need to do it to feel better.

We did learn a lot including things like this…awesome.

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I went to barre3 on Sunday and then met a friend for coffee (I drank water :)). Even though Tyler was gone during dinner on Sunday night, I still made an awesome dinner! Tyler got really sick of salads for lunch a few months ago and asked if I could start making enough at dinner so he could take leftovers. Honestly, I used to make just enough for the two of us. Anyway, I tried a new recipe on Sunday night, and it was sooooo yummy! New favorite for sure!

Sarah at Making Thyme for Health has some amazing recipes. You need to try her One Skillet Mexican Quinoa.

One of my favorite smells in the kitchen is garlic and onion sauteing along with herbs and spices. Mmmm…

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The final product was bursting with flavor and so satisfying! I crumbled a few blue corn chips on top for an added crunch. Also, as you can see, I didn’t make the guacamole. I opted for half of a fresh avocado which was delicious. Let’s face it, nothing beats the creamy goodness of fresh avocado.

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Lastly, I thought I would share my favorite almond butter and dark chocolate as of lately. My nutbutter and dark chocolate obsessions definitely go through phases. Sometimes I want sunbutter while other times I want NuttZo. This week I am craving almond butter! I also brand hop when it comes to dark chocolate. I find Green & Black’s to be a little creamier than other brands. I am definitely craving creamy things right now.

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Note: NaturAlmond is a local company. I am not sure if they are distributing their products to other areas of the country. If so, buy some ASAP! If not, I am sure it is coming!

Have a great week!

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My Baby Shower

Hello! I wanted to put up a post last week, but it ended up being a busy week! My baby shower was on Saturday, and family and friends were in and out the week before.

Speaking of my baby shower, it was positively perfect in every way! My friends did an a amazing job! Two of my friends from Atlanta were hosts along with my best friend who lives in OKC. They actually didn’t meet until the morning of the shower (except for one of them who was sick). Luckily, they are both really easygoing, and they got along really well! I stayed upstairs until they were ready for me to come down. I was blown away at how great it looked! They put a lot of thought and effort into making it a special day for me.

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The shower was actually at our house. I offered it up, and it worked out very well. The best part was being able to walk my gifts upstairs!

I was definitely showered with some wonderful gifts. One of my favorite gifts was from Tyler’s sister who actually surprised me along with my niece who is married to Tyler’s nephew. She is actually more of sister-in-law given the fact that we are only 6 years apart in age. Tyler’s sister gave me the outfit that Tyler and her boys came home from the hospital in. It is precious and so special!

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It was so wonderful to have so many of my favorite women in one room. It really made me see how many great friends I have made in Atlanta in just 5 short years. They are all amazing women!

Tyler’s family was pretty well represented. Luckily, my mom was there to represent our side. I am so grateful for her and everything she has done for me and our growing family. My mother-in-law has also been extremely generous in helping us to get ready for our little guy. She actually made him TWO quilts and other handmade things. Very sweet.

Check out the awesome diaper cake! So cute!

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I am 33 weeks today! It is hard to believe that he will be here in less than two months (hopefully). I am feeling really good. My belly is definitely growing, but, overall, I feel really good.

I am not working at all for the month of June. It will give me time to relax, batch cook veggie burgers and energy bites to have while I am nursing, and read Baby Wise. I have heard wonderful things about it, so we are going to give their method a try. We will be flexible, but I need some sort of road map as to how to do this!!!

Have a great rest of your week!