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September 2015

A Year in Review

- Behind the Scenes, Etc.

A little over one year ago, Brandon and I packed up everything we owned and moved across the country to Las Vegas. It was a big adventure, and the year was better than we could have ever asked for. We’re moving back home to Missouri in just three short days, so I decided that this was a great time to do a “year in review” in photos – they’re so fun to look back on and remind me of all of the…

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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

While stuffed peppers are a favorite go-to dinner of ours, I very rarely use an actual recipe. However, this week I found a recipe for Mexican quinoa stuffed peppers on Pinterest, and had to test it out – how can you say no to healthy Mexican food? (The answer is: you can’t) I used slightly different spices, just because we didn’t have everything on hand that the recipe called for and I didn’t feel like buying more. The good news is…

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Bumpdate: 35 Weeks

- Mom + Baby

Well apparently I have not done a “bumpdate” post in 3 weeks, and I didn’t even realize it. I think it’s safe to say life has been a little bit hectic! How Far Along: 35 weeks Gender: Baby boy Total Weight Gain: About 28 lbs Maternity Clothes: Definitely. I have been wearing this striped black and white top a LOT (#sorrynotsorry) – I wore it with white jeans for my baby shower, but mornings here in Reno are a little chilly, so I wore…

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Weekend Links

- Etc.

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing some links from around the web for you to enjoy this weekend. This will be our last weekend living in Nevada, so I’m excited to do some last-minute fun things! I hope your weekend is great as well. Just thinking about this banana cake is seriously making my mouth water. Bananas, whipped cream, and pudding. Yes please. This preview of Simply Tuesday, narrated by the author. So inspiring and so calming! This entire home is absolutely…

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Pear & Brie Grilled Cheese

- Food + Drink, Main Dish

Grilled cheese has always been a favorite of mine – we even had it as an appetizer (with tomato soup shots) at our wedding. Not even kidding. That was the one thing that I knew I HAD to have when it came to food for the wedding. While I’m always a fan of a classic grilled cheese with cheddar or american cheese, there’s just something about a fancier sandwich that I can’t say no to. I’ve committed to trying at…

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Behold: Wood Floors!

- Home

The previous owners of our new (old) home lived in it for 40 years and raised five kids there. So, some wear and tear was to be expected. We chose to look past the paint colors and carpeting when looking at the home though (via FaceTime because we weren’t even in the same state!) because we loved the charm, layout, and location. The previous owners commented that there might be wood flooring underneath some of the carpeted rooms. A tiny corner…

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Life Lately

- Behind the Scenes, Etc.

I feel like the past few weeks have just been a whirlwind – we have been so busy going back and forth to Kansas City,  doctors appointments, a surprise trip to Labor & Delivery, and a childbirth education class. Plus, we have been trying to fit in a little fun as well. To top it all off, we are SO EXCITED to finally say that we are moving back to our home state in t-minus TWO weeks. So, we have also…

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Impulse Strawberry Pie

- Dessert, Food + Drink

You know how when you go to Target, it is so easy to walk in, get only what you need, and leave? Yeah, me neither.  The other day, I went for thank you cards and some veggie burgers, and walked out with those two things AND the ingredients to make a strawberry pie that I simply had to have. Maybe it’s the pregnancy, or maybe it’s just Target’s weird way of making you buy things you don’t need…but I was…

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See ya, Popcorn Ceilings

- Home

I mentioned before that we had big plans for our new home – it needs a lot of updating, and that’s exactly what we wanted: something we could make our own. I come up with new ideas daily and it can be overwhelming trying to decide where, exactly, to begin. But this one was a no-brainer: a couple of the rooms on the main floor had the dreaded popcorn ceiling, and we wanted that to come down ASAP. Brandon’s brother so…

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Black + White Tiled Floors

- Home

There’s just something about a classic black and white tiled bathroom that makes me SO ridiculously happy. Maybe because it reminds me of the apartment I lived in for two years in college (I swore then, and I still do…that was the coolest place I’ll ever live). Maybe it’s because it just feels like that’s how a bathroom floor should look. But probably, it’s because I love the character of a home typically associated with a black and white tiled floor.…

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Asparagus & Feta Quinoa Salad

- Food + Drink, Salads

Does anyone else find themselves pinning hundreds of recipes on Pinterest and then never getting around to actually making them…or is that just me? It’s so easy for me to get sucked into some kind of Pinning-daze, where I emerge 45 minutes later and have no clue what I was even looking at. Scary, right? Then, I end up making simple, tried and true dinners every.single.night. I’m not kidding…we basically eat the same 5 things every week on rotation. SOLUTION: I’m making…

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