It’s currently snowing in Pittsburgh as I type this blog post. Man am I ready for a nice, long stretch of warm weather! We had a gorgeous, sunny day in the 70s (it may have even hit 80 degrees?!) on Saturday and it was lovely. Cannot wait for more of that.
Okay, enough about the weather. It’s time to share five random things from my life!
1. Farm fresh eggs.
My sister’s in-laws have chickens and Jimmy and I buy eggs off them from time to time and they’re so, so good. The difference between these eggs and the eggs I get from the grocery store is unreal. Have you ever had farm fresh eggs?
2. When work = photography.
I met up with my brother and sister-in-law last week to take photos of a house they’re listing (they’re both real estate agents for my family’s real estate agency) and couldn’t help but snap a few shots of them afterwards! While I love doing the marketing and social media for my family’s business, it’s always a treat to get out and use my camera.
3. The return of coffee.
I think coffee and I are back on good terms again (pregnancy made me averse to coffee for a bit)! I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts over the weekend and ordered a decaf blueberry latte and it was amazing! Do you like Dunkin’ Donuts coffee? What do you order there?!
4. Pregnancy updates.
I have to admit, I feel a little conflicted blogging about pregnancy because I know it can be such a sensitive topic. I don’t want to overshare, but I also want to document the journey here on the blog. What do you guys think? Any advice or thoughts?
Here’s a quick little update: I’m 18 weeks today. Jimmy and I both felt the baby move on Saturday night and it was the coolest thing ever! We find out baby’s gender in two weeks and are taking everyone’s votes on which gender they think he/she is. Let me know your guess in the comments! I have no feeling one way or the other, and Jimmy is getting boy vibes.
I’m on a vlogging kick lately! A few of you said you liked seeing more of my daily life and being able to put a voice and personality to my face, so here’s another vlog. I filmed this one yesterday and it was just a basic Monday for me 🙂
Alright, I’m going to get going! I have a few projects I’ve been chipping away at lately for church and my family’s business, so I’m hoping to make a dent in those today.
Your bump is so cute! I think you should post pregnancy posts whenever you want. If people don’t want to read it (for whatever reason) then they don’t have to. My opinion is if it’s your blog then you should post what you want.
And I’m going with a girl!
Aww, thank you so much Maureen! That means a lot to me!! I will write down that your vote it girl! The vast majority of people guessing have been saying girl, so I am so curious to see if everyone is right!
Dunkin’ Donuts has some of the best coffee! I used to think Starbucks’ iced coffee was fantastic, that is, until I tried Dunkin’ Donuts! Their iced coffee is absolutely fantastic. I typically just get a caramel iced coffee with cream. 🙂
Also, you are adorable with your baby bump! I love that you are sharing your pregnancy journey with us. I would personally love to see all the pictures and hear about your journey. I agree with Maureen: it’s your blog, so if people don’t want to read it, they can just move along. Very exciting!!
Yay, a fellow Dunkin’ lover! Their coffee really is so wonderful and just hits the spot! I will have to try their caramel iced coffee some time 🙂
Thank you for the compliment on my bump and the advice on sharing about the pregnancy! I really appreciate it!!
Hooray for a bump pic! You are all baby right now girl. I think it’s a cute pic, and you should share what you’re comfortable with. I’d love to read some about your journey but I also like how you blog about other things too and how your blog hasn’t become ALL pregnancy. Also your laundry room is super clean and cute too (def. looks better than my house).
Farm fresh eggs are the best. You can tell a difference, especially when the egg yolks are really dark. They just taste better- I can even tell when restaurants serve them.
Gonna go watch the vlog now.
Aww, so glad you liked seeing a bump picture!! I so appreciate your input on sharing what I’m comfortable with! Thank you!!
1. Yes, yes, YES! Farm fresh eggs are absolutely delish. It kind of scares me a little… Like why are our grocery store eggs so different? Ha, ha. There used to be a small chicken farm like 15 minutes from my house, so we would buy fresh eggs and chicken all the time growing up. Sadly it closed, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had them. 🙂
2. I think it’s very neat that you do marketing and social media for your family’s business! I was just telling Nate the other day that I love that sort of thing… I originally went to college for that actually (marketing), but then I changed it to English / journalism. Writing is my passion, but I definitely do have a love for photography and design. 🙂 It must be so much fun to work with your family like that!
3. You know that I love my coffee… 😉 I used to be Starbucks all the way, but I just can’t afford it as much these days. Ha, ha. So I’m a Dunkies girl now! I usually order iced with just cream… BUT if I’m splurging, then I’ll do a shot of caramel or mocha. I also like raspberry coffee with a shot of mocha. YUM!
4. Your bump is SO cute!!!! And I agree with everyone else… This is your blog, and you should be able to blog about your crazy, exciting experience of being pregnant. 🙂 I know your concerns about hurting others. I felt the same way at first, especially after my miscarriage. But here is the thing, once you become a mom, you will be engulfed with ALL things baby, as you should. 🙂 Your life is going to now revolve around this beautiful, precious life. You are moving from a family of two to a family of three. And pregnancy is your journey to get there. So even if you don’t blog about it now, you’ll find it impossible not to write about mom life once baby arrives. 😉 Trust me on that one. HA! So I think you should feel completely free to share whatever you want to regarding that. It is SUCH an exciting time!!! And even though this baby hasn’t been born yet, he or she is already loved. He or she is already a creation of God’s. That little baby is already a part of your family in its own way, even if it is safely snuggled in your belly right now.
P.S. I vote… Hmmm… Oh goodness, I’m always so bad at this! Ha, ha, ha!!! I’m going to vote boy (but that probably means baby will be a girl, because I’m always wrong). 🙂
I know exactly what you mean about farm fresh eggs vs. store eggs… like what is going on that they are so vastly different?! I had no idea you started out in marketing and switched over to English/journalism. You obviously have a knack for writing, but I can totally see you getting into design and that type of marketing!
Your Dunkin order sounds so good! I need to try the mocha flavor. Craving that now, haha!! Thank you so much for your input on sharing about pregnancy and parenthood! That means so much to me, especially coming from a seasoned mama like you! I will write down your vote! Jimmy is glad to have someone on team boy with him 🙂
I’m not much of a coffee drinker and I’ve never tried Dunkin’ coffee. I should surprise Kevin with an iced coffee from there sometime – he’s a Starbucks guy through and through so he can compare and maybe find a new favorite outside of Starbucks.
Oh my goodness I love that baby bump photo. You look gorgeous. How exciting that you felt the baby move and Jimmy did too! That is such a special part of pregnancy. I love reading about pregnancy so I hope that you share your experiences on the blog. I agree with everyone above – if a reader isn’t interested in those posts, they can skip them.
Oh and my guess is girl!
Yay! Thank you! I will write it down! The vast majority of people guessing have said girl. I am so excited to find out 🙂
I have a feeling Kevin would love that surprise! Even if he didn’t like the coffee from DD, at least it would be a sweet gesture! I do love a good Sbux latte! Those just can’t be beat.
Thank you for the compliment on the bump photo!! It was so, so cool to feel the baby move, and now that I know what to expect in terms of that feeling, it’s the best to know baby is just wiggling around in there having a ball! I will definitely be sharing more!
The shading of those egg shells—so pretty! And I have never heard of a blueberry latte!
They were like artwork! Almost to pretty to crack. Almost 😉
If you ever go to a Dunkin, I’d recommend it if you’re into fruity drinks!!
I think your baby is going to be a boy! CAN’T WAIT
Yay! Thanks, Josiah!! I will write down your guess! Jimmy is excited you’re on team boy with him 🙂 Can’t wait for you to meet your new cousin!
Also, your vlog was so fun to watch! I don’t think many people include vlogs on their blog and so it was definitely fun to see another dimension into your life. You and Jimmy are just the cutest together; it’s absolutely evident how much you enjoy each other’s company. ❤ On another note, your house is the cutest!
Thank you so, so much Tialla!! Your comment totally made my day! ❤
BABY BUMP!!!!! I love this!! You have the sweetest little bump! I’m definitely voting GIRL! But you know, that’s just because girls are what I know. 😉
Farm fresh eggs are so good! Glad you get to enjoy them from time to time. And yay for being able to drink coffee again.
I love your vlogs so I’m glad you do these. 🙂 Look at Lola and Mavis snuggling together. So precious!
Yay for feeling Baby move!! I love that! It’s such a precious feeling!
Aww, yay!! Thank you so much, Rach! I have you and Christopher marked down as girl for your guesses!! So exciting!
I’m so happy you’ve been enjoying the vlogs! Thank you for watching 🙂
Omg baby bump! So adorable!
Thank you so much, Christina! ❤
Girl, I am soooo excited you are sharing your pregnancy. This is your little space for you to record such an exciting time. Don’t worry about oversharing or anything- I think that’s nearly impossible because I guarantee others are relating to whatever you are experiencing too through this journey (Then there are those like me that are curious to what I will face someday!). I love that you are sharing- so thank you! And I need to try farm fresh eggs… they look so yum! haha
Thank you for the encouragement, Mackenzie! That means so much to me! I hope you get to try farm fresh eggs. They are divine!