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Let’s Have A Mid-Week Coffee Date

Hi, all! Happy hump day!! I am sitting here enjoying a (third) cup of coffee while the little one naps. My breastfeeding/pumping journey has officially ended, and my coffee consumption is back to an all time high.

I wanted to update you all with life lately, and what better way to do that than with coffee? Haha!

Let’s begin…

BABY:

We took baby on our annual apple picking date and had a blast with her.

Comparison to her in my belly to her now!

Baby has been thriving in her bugs class, and stood up by herself (while holding onto the bars) yesterday. My 7 month old is a rockstar!!

She sleeps like a champ, and I am proud of our consistent bedtime routine.

She laughs constantly, and knows when she is being funny. I seriously adore this kid more than anything!

I could continue all day, but let’s move on.

LOVE LIFE:

The beginning baby stage was hard, as my husband and I were exhausted and figuring this parent thing out, but now that things have settled, I love him even more than I did on our wedding day. He is the best dad, husband, and provider I could ever ask for.

He always tells me that I’m beautiful (even when I am covered in vomit). Haha! These two love each other so much. Oh my heart!

We haven’t been out on a date in a while, but we do incorporate date nights at home. These include movies, board games, and cooking dates (we have had a blast with our Blue Apron and Hello Fresh meals).

That being said, our anniversary is coming up in October and we are planning on a fun night out!

UPCOMING VACATION:

We leave in a couple weeks for North Carolina, and I am so excited for the baby to see the ocean for the first time.

I have a slight ping of sadness, as we visit the Outer Banks, and hurricane Dorian hit hard this year.

FITNESS:

Since having the little one, I can’t get to the gym like I used to, so I have to get creative at home.

I love running the baby outside! She gets to look around, and I get cardio and arm work pushing the stroller.

I also take advantage of the tons of YouTube videos (HIIT workouts, pure barre, etc.)

Carrying my little around all day is a workout itself!

OTHER:

Today is my sweet Maverick’s “gottya day.” We have had this little one for 5 years!

Last, but certainly not least, I am reflecting on this day 18 years ago. I was only in the 8th grade, but remember that day vividly. What a reminder to hug our loved ones a little tighter.

That’s about all for this coffee date, friends! Have a wonderful rest of your week!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Coffee Date

Happy Friday, all! How was your week? Mine was okay, but I’ve been feeling sick. My meals have been really odd, so no “Fit Friday” post today haha!

Instead, let’s have a virtual coffee date so I can give you some updates!

First off, I have to tell you about our big purchase we just made! A 2016 Explorer sport. The car is roomy and has the BEST features! I love it.

Next, I would share that I’ve been resting a lot since we returned from vacation. Just trying to soak up summer before I go back to work!

I would share that we have a water leak and have a huge bill coming to get that fixed. Ughh!! The joys of being a homeowner, right?

I would definitely have to talk to you about my new Hulu obsession (thanks to my work bestie)…the Handmaids Tale. It is SO intense, but I’ve been hooked!

I would share that my cats have been extra clingy since I got home from vacation! I just love them so much!!!

Last thing about me….I have been working my online teaching job a lot this summer and it is so fun! Teaching English to the sweetest Chinese students is a blast and it has been so helpful getting extra money.

Now, I want to know how you guys are doing!? I hope wonderful!

I hope you enjoyed this little update!

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Mid-Week Coffee Date

Happy hump day, folks! How is the week treating you so far? Let’s catch up with a coffee date!

I would be having a coffee with soy milk!

I might be all over the place so here goes…

1) First of all, I have to share that I am so excited to see my mom tonight!! She has been gone for a couple of weeks on a cruise. I’m glad she’s home!

Isn’t she adorable?

She sent me a picture of Starbucks in Mexico!

2) Next, I would fill you in on my first fertility appointment and share my nervousness for my test tomorrow. I love the doctor! He is on top of things and I feel confident that he will help us figure out what is going on. We are still doing tests, so hopefully we get some answers soon!!

3) I would also share that I am stressing a little about some life decisions. I’ve been praying a lot and trying to stay positive! I am very excited about my online teaching job, and am teaching my first class tomorrow!

4) I would tell you that I am pumped for my upcoming vacations! Whooo!!! 2 lake trips and 1 beach trip. Hurry up summer!

5) I would ask how you are doing? Please share something with me!

Have a great rest of your day!

With love,

Carly

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Let’s Have A Saturday Coffee Date

Hello all you wonderful people! How is your weekend treating you so far? I am currently cuddled up with my kitties and drinking coffee. I always see people do the post “If We Were Having Coffee…” and I wanted to do my own version!

So…onto our coffee date!

  1. First, I would ask, “How are you doing?” Listening is just as important as sharing, and I consider myself an excellent listener.
  2. Next, I would tell you that it is almost my birthday! I am turning 29 on March 23rd. I am not 100 percent at the place I thought my life would be, but I am pretty darn lucky. I mean would you just look at this handsome guy I get to be married to! FB_IMG_1520688020538.jpg
  3. I want to share that I am struggling with where I am going in my career. I am considering going back to school, but for some reason the thought scares me a bit. I graduated college years ago, but since I want more out of life, I know it would be a good decision to get back at it. Ahhh!!
  4. I would tell you that my journey with pregnancy isn’t all I thought it would be. It has been hard, and filled with tears and MANY negative pregnancy tests. I never thought it would be this way, full of medicine and constant blood draws, but I will say that it is part of my journey, and I am learning to accept that.
  5. I would share a new friend with you!!! Blogging has become a passion of mine, and we should all lift each other up. I met a new friend, Elle, over at http://labeaute.org/ and her blog is seriously awesome. I have been going through her posts and I just love what she is about.

Just look at what her about me says…

“LaBeaute.org is your daily dose of all things beautiful. Not just in fashion and beauty, but it’s all about the beautiful things in life. My true passion is inspiring and empowering women, so by creating this blog, I hope to give as much inspiration and motivation to other women out there seeking confidence in life.”

We just celebrated International Women’s Day, and I hope to continue lifting my fellow bloggers up! Here are a few of my favorite posts:

http://labeaute.org/casual-spring-outfit-ideas/

http://labeaute.org/3-simple-ways-to-find-serenity-in-your-life/

I hope you check her out!

6. I would definitely share some of my healthy chocolate peanut butter protein cookies with you, especially because they go amazing with coffee. I made them fresh this morning, and had a yogurt and nuts to go along with breakfast!

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7. Last, I would give you a big hug (because I’m a hugger) and say goodbye!

Have an amazing rest of your weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up-Tasty Food, Fitness, And A Cute Coffee Shop

Hey there, everyone! How has your weekend been? Ours was nice and relaxing. I’m sad it is almost over.

Here’s the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After work, I came home and relaxed for a while. I was so hungry by dinnertime and made up a super tasty meal.

I had a turkey burger with cheese on an english muffin, plus a salad with tortilla strips, leftover pasta, and a healthy bbq ranch dressing.

I devoured it! My husband and I watched tv and I fell asleep early on the couch.

SATURDAY:

I had a slow morning, which was lovely. I made a pot of coffee, plus my almond butter banana bread.

A little later in the day, I went to the gym for a treadmill hiit workout. It was a good one!

When I got home, I showered and relaxed for a while. My husband and I went to Whole Foods for some samples and a late lunch/early dinner. We took our food home to eat in our sweats.

Everything was delicious!

Our evening consisted of a Netflix movie!

SUNDAY:

Today has been such a nice day! My husband and I went to church together, then had food and cappuccinos at the Fox in the Snow Cafe. It was packed so we ended up eating in the car. It was amazing! I wish they had more seating though.

After brunch, we came home and did some dishes and laundry.

I took a much needed yoga class at my gym. It was slow and SO relaxing. I love holding the poses for a deep stretch.

Dinner was a turkey burger with cheese and air fried plantain! Yummy!!

Now, we are watching the Olympics until Worst Cooks In America comes on!

Have a wonderful rest of your day and week ahead!

With love,

Carly