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Baby Shower in Idaho.

Hi y’all! Sorry it’s been so long (I feel like I’ve been saying that a lot lately…). But seriously, I’m sorry! It’s been a hectic few weeks on top of being incredibly fatigued from the pregnancy – something I was warned about, but nothing truly prepared me for it.

Last week, I was in Idaho visiting my family and friends.  I had a really nice time, but I admit, this was the first time I was eager to come back to Florida – something I’d never thought I’d say.  I missed Bryan and the pups more than ever and I just missed being home – I blame the baby.  It’s funny how you get so sick of your normal, day-to-day routine, and you always want what you can’t have – I can’t tell you how many times in the last few months I’ve complained to Bryan about wanting to move back to Idaho (or live anywhere but south Florida), but when I was away, it made me appreciate what I (we) have here.  Home will always be home, but I realized I’m starting to make my own home here in south Florida.

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Pregnancy. 27 Weeks.


(Sorry I haven’t taken an 27 week photo yet… so you’re stuck with the same one from last week.)

Up until a few days ago, I didn’t understand what people meant when they said, “wait until you start nesting.”  Nesting Mode they call it.  Well, nesting mode became very apparent this morning as I found myself cleaning baseboards and couch cushions.  I also managed to clean the refrigerator – a chore I hate.  Where on earth am I getting this energy?  Wherever it’s coming from, I’m taking advantage of it while it lasts.

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Black Bean, Corn and Spinach Salad.

Happy New Year’s y’all! Wow. It’s so hard to believe it’s 2018! I don’t know about you, but 2017 was a pretty eventful year for me – our Costa Rica trip, engagement, wedding, pregnancy.  That’s a lot to fit into a single year, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It’s been an incredible trip around the sun, and I’m expecting the next one to be even better.

Does anyone have any resolutions this year?  I’ve never been BIG on resolutions, but there are a few things I’d like to attempt to do this year…

Ya know, like have a baby. 🙂

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Sweet Potato & Chickpea Burgers.

You’re not going to believe me, but the weather in south Florida has been very chilly these past few weeks.  No joke.  It’s been getting into the 40’s at night and only into the 60’s during the day.  Yes, I realize for most of you northerners, that’s not very cold, but for those of us used to 80 degrees, it’s cold.

I’ve enjoyed the cooler weather.  It makes if feel more like the holiday season to me.  Plus, I get to wear sweatshirts and sweatpants, and drink tea and hot chocolate during all hours of the day (not that this is anything new). 🙂

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Comfort Food · Crock Pot · Dairy Free · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup.

Happy weekend y’all! We are supposed to have some cooler weather this weekend in south Florida and I have to be honest…

I CAN’T WAIT! I actually miss sweaters and boots, and hot chocolate and warm bowls of soup.  Which brings me to today’s post…

I love soup. I also love lasagna. So this week, I decided to make lasagna soup!

Two birds. One stone.

I already have a bunch of favorite soups including split pea, broccoli cheddar and miso.  But this Vegetarian Lasagna soup might be my new favorite (I feel like I say this a lot…).

I’ve been feeling a little blah lately, and this soup definitely serves up some much needed comfort-food vibes.  Oh, and did I mention you avoid all the hassle of making traditional baked lasagna.

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Pregnancy. 23 Weeks.

Bryan and I had a really nice weekend camping with a few of our friends at Fish Eating Creek in Palmdale, Florida.  We spent all weekend in the great outdoors surrounded by birds, the smell of campfire, and laughter from a hysterical game of Cards Against Humanity – if ya’ll haven’t played this game yet, you need to. Hilarious.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen Bryan (or his friends) laugh so hard.

When we got home, I decided it was time to check in on this little baby’s growth! So I did some reading – somehow I’m 23 weeks pregnant already, baby is about 1 pound and the size of a large mango. I hadn’t read any updates on my pregnancy app for awhile so I was shocked to see how much she had grown in such a short period of time.  It’s no wonder I feel like I’m getting larger and larger by the second – because I am!

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