Reading: Small Great Things – This book is taking me a long time to get through. Not because it isn’t good…because it is. It is just one of those books that you read a little slower and think about things. I am hoping to have it done for the link up next week!

Small Great Things

Listening: I just finished an audiobook on Monday night so I am trying to catch up on some podcasts that I haven’t listened to in over a month. Being Boss and The Pregnancy Podcast are what’s on deck. I am several episodes behind on each.

Watching: All the fall TV! Our shows are back on and even more come back in the next week or two. We watch The Big Bang Theory, Blind Spot, This is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, Law and Order SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Lucifer, South Park, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, New Girl and Shark Tank.  Also, we watch a lot of Friends reruns before we go to bed at night. I have watched all the Fixer Uppers, House Hunters, and Love It or List It on Netflix and am now working my way through Property Brothers. I might have a TV problem.


Don't be afraid to move forward.

Pinning: Everything! I am in full nesting mode over here and the house needs to be perfect and my closet could use a revamp and I need to learn how to do hair because I am going to have a girl and lots of recipes of healthier items to inspire myself after baby gets here.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes: easy and delicious. Smelt so good while cooking. Next time I would be sure to use a less lean cut of roast as it wasn't as tender as it could have been, but it was still yummy. The leftover juices make a lovely gravy.:




Kitchen Pantry Organization!:


Baby and Toddler Girl Hairstyles:


The "Bianca" teepee from SugarShacksTeepee:


Pregnancy: You guys, we are in single digit weeks now!!! As of tomorrow, I will have eight weeks left. How that is even possible is beyond me! I am certainly feeling more pregnant these days. It is to the point where I am uncomfortable more often than not and the back and hip pain is real. Now I understand why pregnant woman waddle. It isn’t exactly the weight, but more your hips hurt so damn bad you are lucky to be moving at all! I am thankful for my bursts of energy that I get though, no matter how short lived they may be. And my incessant need to get shit done has been wonderful on the to do list! I have just been soaking up every last minute of our little family of two plus Mac right now and super excited to meet our little girl! She is already so loved.


Excited: I am excited for some football, we are really getting in to the heart of the season with the conference games. My baby shower is next weekend!!!

Linking up with Kristen and Gretch for What’s New With You.

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  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 6, 2016 at 8:29 am

    when i was 7months, i couldn’t even stand for more than 10 minutes! you look fab. i love the baby bump.

  • Reply Heather Carrier October 6, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Awe, I love seeing your pregnant, gorgeous self! Love the little girl hairstyle and that tent, OMG so cute!! I’ve loved having the Chicago shows back and can’t wait for Fire to start back up, too!

  • Reply Katy October 6, 2016 at 10:19 am

    You. Look. Amazing 🙂

  • Reply Kaitlyn October 6, 2016 at 10:31 am

    You’re getting so close, yay! Those toddler hair-do’s are so cute. I love the basket idea for the cupcake pans.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 6, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Ahhh – baby bump!!!!!
    WAIT – Vampire Diaries is coming back soon? I thought it wasn’t coming back till next year. So Sad its the last year 🙁 Hoping The Originals holds on.

  • Reply Laura October 6, 2016 at 10:55 am

    What the what with the single digits ?!?! YAYYY – getting so close!! I loved that feeling of crossing off everything on the to-do list. It’s amazing. AND YES to all the TV. I looooooooove TV. Love. It. And I also love that little tent. You need that.

  • Reply kristen October 6, 2016 at 11:18 am

    i started Small Great Things and made it one page before i exited out of it lol. not sure why, i just know what kind of book she writes and i wasn’t ready for it lol. i’ll try again soon.
    EIGHT WEEKS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Audrey October 6, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Whew, your TV game is STRONG. I can’t juggle that many shows. I love that bedroom picture- so classy!

    It takes me a while to get through all books, haha. Mostly because when I like them I want to drag them out. Ha.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    My niece rocks a top knot every day at a year old. LOL

    I’d like to read that book before I see Jodi Picoult at the end of the month with Jana. Hopefully I can make that happen, but I don’t want to buy it because I think you have to buy a copy there to get her signature. I need to look into it.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    The last 8 weeks were the longest and shortest of my life.

    Small Great Things was excellent! Definitely one of her best.

  • Reply alyssa October 6, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I cannot wait to read Small Great Things. Jodi Picoult is one of my absolute favorites of all time, and all of her recent books have brought me to deep thought and to tears. So looking forward to this one’s release next week.

    I LOVED This is Us. Binged the first two episodes on Hulu and cannot wait for the next to arrive.

    Wow, 8 weeks to go! Can’t believe due date is so close.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis October 6, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I would die to have that bedroom gorgeous! I finally hopped on the audiobook train and have been listening to it on my commute…I’m pretty sure you were the last person to convince me to try it out. you and the baby bump look amazing!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs October 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    YAY fall tv!

  • Reply Lauren October 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I already miss This is Us since it skipped a week. I didn’t realize I was that invested until it wasn’t on!

    Okay so why doesn’t anyone watch Chicago Justice? There was a thing at trivia the other night to name all the Chicago shows and we said Chicago Law since it made sense. I had literally never heard of Chicago Justice.

    Baby girl will be here before you know it! So exciting!

  • Reply Sierra October 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I love that quote! And that food pic looks like our dinner last night, crockpot all the way! That tepee is adorable, and you look just fabulous! Hope you are feeling well too. I can’t believe baby girl will be here before you know it! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply October 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

    my advice is to play with her hair as early as possible–depending on how much she has! it will get her used to having things in her hair. because if you start at 3 or so, it takes longer, she won’t be used to sitting still for hair styling, etc.

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World October 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

    You look so great! And you’re so close!! I really love that quote. It’s so true.

  • Reply texerinsydney October 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Ohmigosh – you are such a cute little preggers lady!
    I was just thinking how I am not as active on pinterest anymore, but I can totally see why you would be. If I was in the midst of new motherhood planning, I’d be all over it.

  • Reply Robin October 8, 2016 at 12:01 am

    That quote reminds me of one of my favorites, “You miss 100% of the shots that you never take.” I try to remember that failing or not getting something is better than wondering what might have been.

  • Reply Amy Getz October 12, 2016 at 10:09 am

    You seriously look awesome – high five girl! And I loved the nesting phase – enjoy it!!! I am so digging Fixer Upper – it’s my nightly go to bed show now! I just love Joanna Gaines style! I’ve been pinning away too anticipating my house changes!

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