oh. baby.

Yes. Ohhhhhhh, BABY!

I’ve been keeping some very exciting news from you and I’m so happy I can finally share it! We’re having a baby at the end of March! I’m currently 17.5 weeks (I’m a little obnoxious and count half-weeks!) along and I’m so grateful to say that things have been going really great (so far!).

Oh. Baby.

I can definitely say that it’s taken over my life, because it’s kind of all I can think about. :)

So…want some details?

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lately i’ve been…(october 2014)

(New format, I got sick of the roman numerals!)

testing out some quinoa casserole recipes. It’s pretty delicious work and I’m close to a recipe worth sharing!

speaking of work…REALLY busy! November is a crazy month work-wise, with a lot of projects due, so posts may be a bit infrequent until things quiet down.

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taking a short trip to Minneapolis. It was SO nice to be back in Minneapolis, but the trips always go too fast and there’s never enough time to see everyone we want to.

seeing Kings of Leon at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a GREAT show and Chris Martin made an appearance! (I was looking for Jennifer, she had to have been there, right?)

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sharing some healthy game day suggestions + snacks for fitnet, check it out!

obsessed with our blendtec! Green juices or smoothies are happening on a daily basis and I’m a happy camper.

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visiting Washington DC. Richie’s cousin got married so we spent a few days in DC, touring, eating and spending time with family. I want to go back!

testing out more slow cooker recipes…I hope you’re ready for them!

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spending a day at Laguna Beach. The sun was hot and the water was frigid and we finished the day with pizza on the beach! (Side note: all of the tweens and teens were wearing brazilian bikinis…I’m not ok with that!)

loving my new logo! I had (the SO-very talented) Holly create it for me, what do you think?

getting REALLY excited for a weekend at home, with minimal plans.

what have you been up to lately?!

daily eats: september 17, 2014

September 17 is a special day – it’s our anniversary! Three years. <3

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workout: 45 minute walk around the neighborhood. We’ve skipped the gym for neighborhood walks a few times and it’s so calm and peaceful early in the morning, quiet mornings with the sun are a great way to start the day.

coffee: coffee + 1/2 & 1/2

breakfast: green juice (kale, cucumber, pineapple, pear) + almonds + flourless almond butter muffins. Our Blendtec arrived this week and so far…LOVE!

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lunch: deli turkey lettuce roll ups with dijon + carrot sticks + apple with peanut butter. After my healthy lunch ideas post, I was inspired to pack “bento box” type lunches and they have been great – easy to prepare and a fun departure from the salad norm.

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snack: cheese stick + wheat thins (This is my standard office snack.) + 1/2 banana + ice cream for an afternoon treat (Not a standard office snack, thankfully!)

dinner: To say I was excited for dinner at Son of a Gun would be a major understatement. We’ve been wanting to visit this restaurant for such a long time – the theme is seafood small plates and Jon and Vinny (the guys behind it) are brilliant. We ate:

Amberjack Sashimi, Serrano, Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, Herbs
Lobster Roll, Celery, Lemon Aioli
Shrimp Toast Sandwich, Herbs, Sriracha Mayo
Summer Squash Panzanella, Lemon, Chili, Pepato, Mint
Skate Wing, Baby Broccoli, Mascarpone, Pancetta Vinaigrette

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It was such a fantastic meal. I’m claiming Son of a Gun my new favorite (LA) restaurant.

dessert: frozen white russians. Richie loves white russians, so when I saw this frozen twist from Lori, I added it to the dessert menu. They were delightful.

approximate nutrition statsDidn’t do it! Nice dinners are not as fun if you’re trying to keep track of calories. :)

thoughts: I love eating out and I’m not the kind of person that feels guilty for enjoying food – healthy or not – so ending the day with a ridiculous meal? I’d like to do that all the time! (Starting out the day with green juice always feels good, too!)

 

 

lately i’ve been…xxi

obsessed with babycakes. Need to buy the cookbook* and start making the goodies myself.

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seeing Spoon at the Hollywood Forever cemetery.

listening to podcasts. Freakonomics is my current fave!

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eating fancy toast at Go Get Em Tiger. LOVE!


creating a learnist board all about healthy snacking. If you need some snack inspiration, check it out!

getting out the slow cooker to work on some recipes! Fall is just around the corner and I’m so ready for some comforting food from the crockpot. (Side note: slow cooker or crockpot, which term do you use?)

…and making beans in the slow cooker! So easy.

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having my mom in town. SO FUN! We ate well, spent lots of time with family and took in SCRATCH (featuring graffiti and tattoo artists) at the El Segundo Museum of Art. I highly recommend it!

still working on a healthy pancake recipe…it has not been easy!

eating hot dogs at the brewers vs dodgers game.

reading French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook* and The Pomegranate King*. I enjoyed the philosophy of the French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook, but with the exception of a few, I felt like the recipes don’t necessarily fit with my lifestyle. The Pomegranate King is a book of linked essays on “love, grief, and identity” with an underlying theme of food. I loved it!

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shooting a movie promo for a friend’s campaign…essentially lots proof that I’m THE most awkward person on the planet. (I’ll post the link as soon as it’s available so you can laugh at me!)

listening to lana del ray’s ultraviolence. I’m totally anti-violence, but I love her music. Also listening to (and loving) PHOX.

What you’ve been up to lately?! (My comments are functioning, I’m so excited!)

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