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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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Good Eats, Workouts, A Date Night, And Scary Shows

Hi, all! I hope your Monday is treating you well so far. I overslept and was super rushed this morning, but managed to get ready and grab Starbucks on my way to work.

Anyway, this weekend was relaxing, which was necessary because I’m getting a cold.

I binged watched (and finished) the Netflix show The Haunting Of Hill House. I loved it! It was so spooky, and I got invested quickly. Have any of you seen it? Thoughts?

Now, onto the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After work, I came home and watched Netflix for a while. My husband worked later than usual so I ate before he got home.

Meatloaf, a sweet potato, and a salad.

SATURDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, and got to my online teaching. My husband had a work event and I stayed home. I did a bump at the barre workout, did some housework, then watched Netflix by my fireplace.

By the time my husband got home, I needed out. We walked around our outdoor mall, then had a sweetest day dinner at Northstar Cafe.

When we got home, we got comfy and watched football until bed.

SUNDAY:

I slept in, which felt amazing! My body needed the rest. I’m pretty tired these days!

I had coffee and finished my Netflix series while separating baby clothes.

I went for a 3 mile jog and it seriously felt so good! Post jog snapchat lol!

I finished my cleaning (which took a long time because I had to mop and deep clean), then hit the grocery store!

For dinner, we made a sweet potato and turkey hash with mushrooms and onions. It was delicious!

We rented Ant Man and the Wasp to watch while we ate.

It was a lovely weekend! Now let’s hope I can knock this cold out quickly!

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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A Fall And Family Filled Weekend

Hello, all!! I hope you had as good of a weekend as we did. I love fall SO much and we had our first real taste this weekend.

Between decorating, apple cider, my favorite annual date, and family time, I’d say it was a great weekend.

Let’s recap!

SATURDAY:

I woke up at 6, had some coffee and did a 30 minute pure barre workout before teaching four online classes.

After teaching, I met my best friend (who came to town for a birthday celebration) at Starbucks. I had my first pumpkin spice latte this year and it was as tasty as I remembered. I get mine with soy milk! So much yum. It was a chilly morning which I love.

Afterwards, I had a hair appointment at the cutest salon. I enjoyed a much needed wash, cut, and style.

I picked up Jersey Mikes on the way home for me and my husband.

After lunch, we headed to Lynd Fruit Farm for our annual apple picking and farmer’s market date. We got tons of delicious apples and other goodies, too!

My little pumpkin! Almost half way there!!!

When we got home, we put on pj’s, made some chili and watched football!

It was a perfect day and evening.

SUNDAY:

I slept in a bit which felt amazing! I made a pot of coffee and relaxed a little while before doing my fall decorating and cleaning the house.

After that, I went for a jog outside because the weather was awesome!

After my run, a quick shower, and lunch, we headed to Alum Creek Beach (about half hour from our place) to spend the day with my husband’s family and celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday! The weather got pretty darn warm and we enjoyed the beach and water so much.

When everyone got hungry for dinner we headed to Cracker Barrel. It was delicious!

My plate (minus the cornbread muffins I ate while waiting for my meal).

We all said our goodbyes and headed home.

Now we are relaxing with a candle and some fresh apple cider. Yay! I don’t want the weekend to end.

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

With love,

Carly

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Our Long Weekend (Food, Fitness, Dates, And A Photo Shoot)

Hey there, everyone! How was your weekend?! I enjoyed the extra day off, but we definitely kept busy!

Let’s catch up, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

I went to the gym for a quick workout after work, then stopped at Whole Foods to pick up food for dinner.

We had salmon cooked in the cast iron skillet, asparagus, and a salad! It was delicious!!

SATURDAY:

I woke up, and taught my online classes before a cardio session at the gym.

We spent the cleaning and relaxing a bit! We had bad storms that evening and my cats were cuddling! It was so adorable.

My husband and I ate an early dinner, played Clue, and watched Deadpool 2 before bed.

SUNDAY:

Sunday was a big day! We got to do wedding pictures (3 years later) to promote a new venue! Our wedding photographer contacted us and asked if we wanted to do a shoot and it was SO much fun! I had my hair and makeup done in the morning.

That afternoon, we had a brunch/lunch date at Northstar cafe!

We met at the venue around 6:30 and did sunset pictures, then night pictures. It was so much fun and gorgeous outside!

We got home late, ate leftovers, and watched Game of Thrones.

MONDAY:

I slept in, made a pot of coffee, made pancakes, and watched more Game of Thrones.

I went to the gym and did the arc trainer, but took it easy.

My mom met me mid day for maternity clothes shopping. We had lunch at Whole Foods, while working on my baby shower list.

We shopped all day! I got a ton of great stuff (thanks, mom) and got my groceries as well.

My husband worked on the house all day! He was super productive.

Dinner was Jersey Mike’s subs.

We watched Bachelor in Paradise before bed.

It was a great weekend!

Have a wonderful week!

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