A Drama Queen’s Guide to Home Buying

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House hunting is not fun in negative temperatures.  It’s not fun in snow storms.  It’s not pleasant looking at vacant homes when no one has shoveled the driveway in weeks.  It’s difficult at night in the winter because not only are you frozen but you can’t see the outside of the property due to the pitch black darkness. House hunting is not fun when you’re with child and own a dog.  Gone are the selfish days, now it’s all, where will this precious fetus live if we buy this house?  Where will Read more […]

Baby Girl or Baby Boy, Either Way It’s a Joy

Posted by & filed under Heartstrings, Marriage, Pregnancy, The Scottish, Wee Ones.

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We are creeping closer and closer to my 20 week anatomy scan and appointment where we’ll finally find out the sex of our little one.  To say I’m happy is a total understatement.  I’m so excited to officially picture my child in a more definite way, to daydream more clearly, to connect on a more specific level.  And oh yea, buy baby clothes.  🙂 Years and years ago, there wasn’t the technology there is today so no one knew the sex of their baby until it was birth-day time.  Now some people Read more […]

And That’s Why I Don’t Eat Twinkies

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Happy Monday everybody!  In case you were wondering what happened to the weekly blog hop, I’m here to say it’s still around but the lovely bloggers running it have decided to do a monthly prompt from now on and  I think it’s a great idea.  🙂 This month’s theme is your first memory. I really wish this memory was a lovely, poetic piece of nostalgia, but it’s not.  My first memory is a gross one and that’s because it has to do with puke and daycare.  You might remember from a few of Read more […]

My Most Annoying Early Pregnancy Symptoms

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I was pretty aware of all the most common symptoms and side effects of pregnancy before getting knocked up because once we had decided we were ready to TTC (and a little while before that) I started reading baby/mommy/pregnancy blogs.  AND OH BOY, information overload.  Everything was sooo interesting to me, and I devoured as much as I could find.  I couldn’t wait to experience my own pregnancy and birth despite how scary some parts of it sounded. This is my crazy excited face after finding Read more […]

Welcome Home Fight With The Sister

Posted by & filed under All About Me, Humor, Not the Norm, Partnerships, Relationships General, The Glue, The Sister.

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I mean really, no one should be surprised.  It was bound to happen.  Especially after a year of wedding planning together and having that go SO eerily well, we were due for a mutual meltdown. It doesn’t really matter how it started or how it ended but that it was productive.  If you don’t have a sister, I will enlighten you for a moment.  Sisters hold each other to such high standards that it becomes nearly impossible to not disappoint each other.  There is no room for error or ease because Read more […]

Bumptastic Update

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This weekend was INSANE, friends.  The Scottish and I are currently recovering from decision overload due to all the house hunting we did on both Saturday and Sunday.  The exciting news is that we may have a winner!  🙂 Granted, this was trip number five, and we’ve been looking almost every day online since early February. It still feels pretty fast and we have a ton to think about before moving forward.  I’ll share more details at another time, just know my brain is mush so if I stop making Read more […]

Way To Go Weekend: Bathroom Reveal

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It’s Friday, it’s Friday!  Whoo-hoo!  And it’s Valentine’s Day! I just want to say I love you all and I’m sending everyone virtual XOXOXO’s because I’m a creep like that.  🙂  I’m sure I’ll have an update on how The Scottish did an excellent job of making me feel special on Valentine’s day so stay tuned for that next week. In the meantime, today is exciting for two more reasons.  One, I finished a bathroom renovation at my parent’s house and I want to share it with you guys in a second. Read more […]

My Husband Talks Funny

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My husband has an accent but I like to say he talks funny.  It’s usually flirty banter between us because when I say, “You have a weird accent,” he replies with, “No, YOU have a weird accent,” and then I giggle. Because, damn, he’s kind of right.  Too bad I can’t help but mock him laugh when he says words like “perfect” and “girl.” Truth be told, I forget The Scottish has an accent most of the time.  He’s the person I see most often in the world so it makes sense that certain things sort of Read more […]

15 Weeks and Body Image Rant

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Before you think anything, let me just start by saying I’m rolling my eyes at myself right now. See, when I was attempting to lose weight before my wedding, I was so annoyed about falling into that societal trap that makes women think they have to be the most beautiful version of themselves just because it’s their special day.  (Groan.)  Granted, I did lose enough weight to feel and look great but I was still frustrated with myself for conforming to such a cliché and putting on so much pressure. Now Read more […]

DramaLite: Adult Moving Fail

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I realized I never recapped our big state-wide move from Kansas to Minnesota for you all!  In three words, it was easy, long, and cold. The movers showed up on time and we had an easy drive, but we had to go slow because the UHaul truck can only go about 70 miles per hour before it starts shaking.  When we arrived, the temps were way below zero but with help of our awesome family we filled our 5 x 10 storage unit and went back to my parent’s house for chili dinner.  I can’t complain! But this Read more […]