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

Reading: A whole lot of magazines! I have a huge pile that I am way behind on so I am trying to catch up with those because I am just not feeling the urge to pick up the book I started two weeks ago and am only 10% through.

Watching: When we aren’t catching up on our normal shoes, I have been going through the seasons of Property Brothers on Netflix. I think I am towards the end of the last available one. While on maternity leave, I plan to maybe watch Gilmore Girls from the beginning and also try Friday Night Lights. We shall see.

Listening: I was listening to an audiobook from the library but it expired before I could finish it. The horror, I know!!! Other than that, all the Christmas music!

Pinning: All of the Christmas treats! I am in a baking mood.

This White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a decadent, but easy, fudge recipe perfect for the holiday season. It also makes a great gift idea!:


These peppermint mocha cookies will be the star of your holiday cookie tray and cookie exchanges! The candy cane crunch and white chocolate put them over the top!:


White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies - so good!:


Happy Holidays! Nothing says festive Christmas recipe like these Easy Rosé Wine Gumdrops. Wow your friends at your next holiday party.:


Mourning: This year has been a rough year for a lot of pet owners I know. Of course you all know I had to say goodbye to Gracie this past summer. On Monday, one of my friends from high school said that her dog has Lymphoma and she has some difficult decisions ahead of her. Monday night, a former blogger’s cat passed away. Then last night my dad texted me, they had to say goodbye to Reo. They found out Saturday that he had aggressive cancer of the lymnoids and pancreas and there was nothing that they could do for him. Please send prayers or good vibes of comfort to all of these people. When you have dogs and cats, they become part of your family and it is very hard to see them sick or say goodbye.

Waiting: For this baby to make her appearance!!!!!!!!

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Bumping: Tomorrow is my official due date. Of course, we all know babies are rarely born on their due dates….the date that we wait 40 weeks to arrive. I am swollen. I am in pain. She is sitting super low making me run to the restroom every 20 minutes. Basically I am so over being pregnant right now and ready to meet her!!!

She has been super active this week, I think she is realizing there is no more room at the inn and has been poking around and jabbing. I keep saying, “You know if you are so uncomfortable in there, you can come out out!!!!” She ignores me. At my appointment on Tuesday, I was 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced. The doctor said she could come tomorrow….or just in case…she had me schedule an appointment for next Tuesday to discuss further options.

This week I have worked from home most days. I just can’t sit in an office chair for nine hours anymore. It kills my back and I have been having some contractions and braxton hicks and I just really don’t want to go into labor at the office! I receive texts from at least 2 or 3 people every day asking if she is here yet. NO!!! NO SHE ISN’T!!!!!


What have you been up to lately?

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  • Reply Laura December 1, 2016 at 8:51 am

    OMG those bumpy pictures are the cutest — I know you’re so over it, but dammit you’re a cute little pregnant lady. We are making ALL of those things that you put up there. Come on little miss — I can’t wait to meet you!!

  • Reply Sierra December 1, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I need those rose gumdrops! They would be perfect for new years, or anytime really. I love seeing your bump pictures and before you know it you’ll be holding baby girl and can do her monthly pictures. I’m so excited for you! Hope the home stretch has been going well!! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders December 1, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I feel like such a bad Texan because I’ve never watched Friday Night Lights! I need to watch that sometime soon! I also can’t get enough of all the Christmas music, and hopefully baby girl will make her appearance soon so she can listen to all the Christmas music too!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky December 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    the last week of pregnancy is the worst. actually, the last 3 weeks is the worst.

    kayla was actually born on her due date (june 25) so just like her mama, she wanted to be on time!! can’t say the same for her now, though; girl moves like a sloth when we’re in a rush 🙁

  • Reply Audrey December 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Look at that 39 week bump!! Ahhh! So soon!
    December is a tough time for pets 🙁 We’ve lost two dogs over the years within 3 days of Christmas. It’s so tough… Those Rose Wine Gumdrops look AWESOME!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 1, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I cant believe you’re at your due date…. I’ll be stalking your IG waiting for baby pics 😉
    I started watching Friday Night Lights & loved it – don’t know why I stopped.

  • Reply Janine December 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Saying goodbye to pets is so difficult. We had to get one of our cats put down last month and it was terrible.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 1, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Was coming over to stalk your blog… already tried on social media to see if baby girl was ready! Will likely be stalking you all weekend. Sorry! I’m sure you feel awful but you sure look pretty!

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! December 1, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Eeeeek!!! I’m so so so excited to “meet” this baby girl through the blog!

  • Reply alyssa December 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Friday Night Lights is one of my FAVORITE shows of all time. The pilot (and so many other episodes) still make me sob, even though I’ve seen them a thousand times. It’s by the same creator as Parenthood so if you liked the latter you should like FNL. Second season is tough but stick it out 😉 Ahhh now I kinda want to rewatch it again…

    Sorry your final days of pregnancy have you so uncomfortable. Hopefully the little lady will be here soon and all will be well!

  • Reply kristen December 1, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    so sad about all the pets. they truly are a part of our families, and i can’t even imagine how i’m going to be when it happens to one of my babies.
    i’m sorry i am one of those people who keeps asking! you’ll have to keep your ahole group updated!!
    i laughed so hard at ‘no more room at the inn’

  • Reply StephTheBookworm December 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Oh my gosh, I seriously cannot believe tomorrow is your due date! I’m going to be stalking social media until she comes. Ahhh!!

  • Reply Tracy December 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry to hear that your circle has lost so many pets recently! That’s always heartbreaking.
    I can’t believe tomorrow is your due date! I’m sure it feels like a million years to you but it seems like just yesterday you were announcing your pregnancy! Hope you get to meet that sweet little girl VERY soon!

  • Reply Jennifer Massey December 2, 2016 at 12:18 am

    I remember those last few weeks… They’re even more excruciating because you start getting impatient and just can’t wait to meet baby. I know you’re both excited and exhausted. Oh, and it’ll be so wonderful having a new baby at Christmastime!

  • Reply Amy Getz December 2, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Your belly is the best! You are such a cute pregnant lady! Congratulations on making it to 40 weeks . . . I think! I know you are ready for baby girl to just get here already! I will be thinking of you and wishing for an easy labor and recovery and of course a healthy baby girl!!!

    So sorry on the sad pet news – breaks my heart.

    I keep debating getting Netflix – I really want to see The Crown, Gilmore Girls and Orange is the New Black. I just binge watched This is Us – have you seen it? Fabulous!

    Well – happy Friday! Take care!

  • Reply December 2, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I love how she’s being sassy already and ignoring you to come out! 😉 I can’t wait til she’s here! Best present ever!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine December 2, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Of course she’s being sassy, she has a sassy mama! Getting so excited for you my friend I know you’re just ready to be done and how stinking adorable are you in that black dress with the lace sleeves. My goodness the prettiest 39 weeks pregnant lady I’ve ever seen!! Happy weekend my angel, I hope it’s the one!

  • Reply Marie December 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Oh how exciting!! Hope Baby Girl makes her arrival this weekend. Take care my friend.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 2, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Rose gumdrops! Oh my does that sound delicious!! I can only imagine how impatient you’re getting for little miss to make her debut – maybe this is the weekend?! Crossing my fingers and waiting for an announcement!! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Dani December 2, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Loved loved loved Friday Night Lights so much that it was my Halloween costume last year! Such a good show. “No more room at the inn”- lol. I hope your little one makes her debut soon too!

  • Reply Carly December 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Happy due date! (is that a thing people say?? hopefully. haha) I’m now craving all of those desserts, I love anything peppermint & those gumdrops look so good! So, so sorry to hear about the loss of the pets- sending comforting vibes your way.

  • Reply emelia December 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I have SO many Christmas treats pinned…I hope I can make a few of them! Come on baby girl…we can’t wait to meet you!! Have the best weekend 🙂

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista December 3, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Happy Due Date fabulous momma! Cannot wait to hear the news of baby girl’s arrival! Those rose gum drops look heavenly and I’m craving all things peppermint <3

  • Reply texerinsydney December 5, 2016 at 1:38 am

    This is so weird reading this now because I’m a few days behind and Zoe is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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