Hi, friends! Happy, happy, happy Friday to you!
You guys said you enjoy reading day-in-the-life posts, so here’s what has been happening around here lately!
We had our fireplace cleaned. Ok, it’s not super exciting, but, hey, check it off the Baby To Do List, right? I’m just glad we’re making progress””just over 7 weeks to go!
Elizabeth and Baby Grace came for a visit and brought Hippity some presents. It was so nice to catch up with Elizabeth (there was lots of baby and pregnancy talk) and see how big Grace has gotten in the past couple of months. She’s a cutie for sure (and perhaps Baby H’s future girlfriend)! (Rumor has it that the Nuroo Swaddler is the greatest thing ever since it’s so easy to use and grows with your baby. I’m so glad we have one now!)
I made a Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Banana Bread Pudding, which turned out so well. I have definitely looked forward to breakfast the past couple of mornings! The recipe will be on Health next week.
Murphy thinks paper bags are scary. On our walk the other day, he angrily barked at this bag for a good few minutes… like a psycho. I eventually led him over to it, so he could examine/smell it. He felt better after that.
Mal and I ate this awesome dinner the other night. It was 365 frozen gnocchi from Whole Foods, sliced Italian sausage, and sautÃ©ed kale with freshly grated Pecorino Romano on top. It tasted amazing and came together in about 10 minutes. Love that.
Mal and I went to IKEA the other night to buy a dresser and wall library for the nursery. We ended up going with the smaller version of the dresser that we originally wanted. Once we put the crib together in the nursery, we realized we didn’t have as much room as we thought we did, so this one will fit better.
The wall library is actually made up of photo ledges, not shelves. Mal and I had a little trouble finding them because we kept looking in the shelf section, not the picture frame section. Just an FYI!
Our visit concluded with froyo, which, of course, is the best way to end a trip to IKEA!
Murphy doesn’t do laundry. He had zero interest in helping me fold it the other day.
But Murphy does do the park and had a blast running around yesterday afternoon. I think spring is really, truly here!
I ate sweet potato wedges, green beans, and a big bowl of froyo for dinner last night. Random-ish, but not the worst meal ever, right?
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Dr. Prager’s Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered to win some products from Dr. Praeger’s! Here are your winners:
I’d love to try their Bombay Curry Veggie Burgers. Sounds like they’d have some great flavor!
Sweet potato pancakes!
Kale and black bean burgers are always my favorite so I’d love to their take on them!
Congrats! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize!
Question of the Day
I posed this question to Mal last night”¦
If someone offered to give you a free froyo machine for your house, so you could eat froyo whenever you wanted, would you take it?
Mal said no. I said yes.
P.S. Be sure to enter my giveaway to win a copy of The Oh She Glows Cookbook!