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Screen Shot 2013-02-19 at 9.05.26 PMThere’s a whole lot of random crap rolling around in my head and I haven’t done one of these posts in a while so here she blows! You’re welcome in advance.

1. We are going to be officially completing our kitchen renovation by May 1. That is the last day at the latest I will allow any construction-type people into my house. Why May 1? Because I’ll be one hot mess with a newborn right around that time. Plus I’m more than likely to have a nervous breakdown if things aren’t done. Should be pretty good motivation for my husband to get on it. And that hole in my wall is gone 🙂 I’ll post some kitchen pictures soon!

2. Speaking of babies: All is well as of now with the pregnancy. I had a few scary weeks, but now things seem to have normalized. Still am taking it as easy as possible and doing as much sitting and resting as possible. Crockpot meals are my bff these days along with Tootsie Rolls.

3. And guacamole.

4. I get to go pick out granite tomorrow. I hear that Oregon Tile & Marble is the best place I could go for kitchen counters, so that’s where I’ll be. Their showroom is huge so it’ll be like a kid in a candy store. Well, granite candy.

5. I can’t eat too much sugar without feeling super awful, so I’ve been loading up my scentsy with vanilla cookie crumb flavor. Best scent ever.

6. Are scentsy waxes considered flavors?

7. Ok, back to the kitchen. I found this picture on pinterest and it’s basically what I’m going to base our kitchen on. Clean and white. I love it. {Minus that wooden hood thing…..}

8. I’ve been thinking about doing a weekly recap email to send out to you wonderful people. It would go over what I did that week on the blog, any announcements and upcoming recipes to look out for. Would you want something like that in your inbox? It would replace the generic emails that are sent out.

Screen Shot 2013-02-19 at 9.14.32 PM9. Lately I’ve been digging my husbands t-shirts and sweatshirts. My maternity wear rides up on my belly and I don’t realize it until I’m out somewhere and feel a breeze. It’s awkward times infinity. Plus, his are so roomy and they smell like cologne. Mmm…..cologne.

10. My scanner is on the fritz slash I have no patience for it or any other technology that chooses not to work when I walk in the room. Like AT ALL. And when I finally get my scanner to scan, yahoo mail doesn’t want to send out ANY of my emails. I swear the universe is trying to teach me some lesson.

11. It’s totally NOT working and I’m not learning a thing, so Mr. Universe, GIVE UP.

12. I’ve become a little obsessed with Crate and Barrel. I went to this huge showroom in downtown Portland yesterday and fell in love. I found a $4000 couch that I must have. My husband is not convinced.

13. My husband and I are now having serious baby name talks and are making zero progress. I like my names. He likes his. All new names brought into the equation aren’t nearly as cute as the ones I’ve picked. Obvs. I’m going to have to pray for a miracle to get him to agree to even consider my name. Or maybe blackmail?

14. Did you hear I’m writing an ecookbook? WELL I AM! And it will be available in April for purchase…right around the time I’m due. Am I crazy for taking this on? Don’t answer that….

15. MAC concealer and powder is the bomb. Just thought you should know.

16. The 90’s pandora station is also the bomb. #98degreesforlife 

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  1. Robin

    I want to share with you how my first daughter was named. We had a long list of names and we couldn’t agree on which one to use. So we each made a list of our top 10. Holly was the only name on both of our lists. So that became her name.

  2. Karen

    Baby naming…well, we knew we were having a boy, so that simplified things. We got a baby name book and I marked the ones I liked, my husband marked the ones he liked in a different color, and the ones that intersected were the names we began arguing over. We both loved Orin, however, you can not name a child with the last name of Tannenbaum a name that begins with an O…he would have been O Tannenbaum forever! We settled on Evan…..

  3. Amy

    Good luck with picking out countertops…my hubby and I avoided granite because it contains radon, and we didn’t want to pay to get every piece tested and since we had two little ones around it wasn’t a risk we were willing to take (even the very small risk).

      1. Amy

        We ended up with quartz for a number of reasons. As you know granite is a natural stone but it is susceptable to heat damage (leave a hot pan on it and get a permanent mark), acidic damage (use the wrong cleaner and you can etch your countertops), it is fragile, plus you need to reseal it.

        Quartz on the other hand is also real stone, but has manmade components so it is more consistent and more durable and basically maintenance free. So the issues above aren’t a concern with quartz.

  4. Keeley @ My Life on a Plate

    My husband and I didn’t agree on a name for our son until my water broke at 36 weeks. While I was being induced we chatted with the nurses about names and I said “our baby is Maxwell” and my husband smiled and agreed. Who can argue with a woman going through pre-term induced labor? 🙂

  5. Paula

    We had decided on the name for our oldest but not the exact spelling (Kara or Cara). As I was induced on a Wed. evening and she wasn’t born until 2:30 Friday AM via c-section I won spelling rights.

  6. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    I have discovered that after watching you go through labor, a hubby is willing to give you the name that you like 🙂

  7. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    I cant wait to see your kitchen done 🙂 The pinspiration one looks awesome. I think the weekly email thing is a great idea, and a HUGE congrats on the e-cookbook! So exciting 😀

  8. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Can’t wait to follow along on your kitchen makeover!! I’m living vicariously through you so share lots of pics 😉

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