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Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Update Project

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Update Project

  The hardware on the kitchen cabinets that came with our house when we bought it had to go. Sure, it was cool looking and modern and very sharp. Unfortunately, that last part was literally. If you brush up or lean up against them, ouch! After multiple bruises on my hips and scrapes on my hands from using my kitchen normally, I had enough. Hubby even said that the hardware on the island is perfectly positioned to attempt to keep us from having any future children. So in an effort to start child-proofing and help ourselves not have any more […]

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Welcome to Third Trimester

Welcome to Third Trimester

Today I am at 29 weeks pregnant, so I’m well into in my third trimester. I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect upon the end of the second trimester and everything we’ve accomplished so far. I took this photo a few days ago so I thought I’d share it as part of this post. Smurfberry’s accomplishments: By the end of the second trimester, Smurfberry: * Weighs about 2 pounds (or more, since we’re measuring bigger) * Can kick and poke (and oh boy does he!) * Has thickened layers of skin, some hair and body fat. * […]

Posted September 1, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, TopPosts, / 22 Comments
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Second Trimester Update

Second Trimester Update

As  I’m finishing up my 24th week, I thought I’d reflect on how my second trimester has been going. In short: it has been great! The second trimester is known for being the most comfortable, and I can certainly say it is much better than the first! What has changed: 1. The nausea is gone, hurray! All the food aversions seem to be behind me. I guess bring on the cravings? 2. The breathlessness is gone and I finally have the energy to go up the stairs once or twice if I really need to. I’ve even walked over a […]

Posted July 31, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, TopPosts, / 11 Comments
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The results are in….

The results are in….

I called the lab to get our gender results, and the results are in! We’re super excited because we both wanted a boy. For the longest time I was sure I’m having a boy, I even had a dream that I found out I’m having a boy. But the last couple of weeks I started thinking girl and getting confused. Now I know I was right even though people were trying to confuse me with their guesses. So, here comes the hard part. Can we agree on a name? Remember I said we didn’t have any trouble finding girl names […]

Posted June 21, 2014 by Julie in Smurfberry, TopPosts, , / 3 Comments
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My product purchases so far this pregnancy

My product purchases so far this pregnancy

I haven’t purchased too many things yet this pregnancy. I’m doing my best to be frugal because I know a lot of expenses are on the horizon. But these few products that I did have to buy have been life savers for me. The belly band. Not the kind that supports your back in your final months, but the one that extends the life of your pre-pregnancy clothes. It sits on top of your unbuttoned pants so that you can continue wearing your old clothes for as long as you can. I’m going to mention both items that I bought […]

Posted June 16, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
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Food aversions and cravings

Food aversions and cravings

So I’ve had some interesting changes in my tastes and I thought it would be a good idea to document them and see if others had similar experiences. I very quickly stopped being able to eat a salad. Just the lettuce texture and salad dressing smell was an instant turn-off for me. Lately I haven’t been able to eat bread. Like, sorry honey you just grilled these awesome burgers but that bun is gross to me right now. I’ve also gotten even more intolerant to spicy food. I used to be able to handle a little hot. Now I can’t […]

Posted May 26, 2014 by Julie in Pregnancy, Smurfberry, TopPosts, / 2 Comments
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My weight loss journey … or what I learned from being on Jenny Craig

My weight loss journey … or what I learned from being on Jenny Craig

I haven’t done a weight loss update in a while, so I thought I’d go ahead and write up a post summarizing everything I’ve learned and my progress to date. As you can see, I’ve lost almost 30 pounds from when I took a good hard look at myself and said enough! I was finally motivated to get healthy, and since I wasn’t really all that great at keeping up on my own, I decided to join Jenny Craig. My  husband was leaving for a military deployment, and I knew I was not going to cook for just myself anyway. […]

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