7QT: New Stuff, Winter Activities, Preg Update & More

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Happy Friday!

We’re officially ‘back in the swing’.  Welcome to the swing… how has your week been?  It was actually a bit warmer this week, but from what I hear, it’s going to get frigid again.  I want to be in the tropics.

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Dessert of the Week

I had a bad night one night this past week (I think it was Tuesday).  What is YOUR go-to cheer up activity?  Mine’s eating.  Sweet things.  So Cupcakes and I made cookies.  Valentine’s cookies.  I know it’s VERY early for that, but what could I do??  I needed cookies.

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Winter Activities

Speaking of the cold, I’m already feeling a bit cooped up.  I should have written my 101 Winter Activities for Kids post by now, but I haven’t.  I’m working on it – I promise!  Here’s one idea I have to share with you:

Preschooler Activity Idea: Winter Painting

If YOU have any Winter Activity Ideas, let me know in the comments and include your URL – I’ll link your blog in my post!  🙂

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wiws picmonkey

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New Filofax Series

You might have noticed that I’ve dropped my I <3 My Blog {Hop} link party.  I just didn’t feel I was devoting enough time and effort into it.  When I was a SAHM, I was able to promote my blog hops and thank each person who participated.  I’m just not in a good place to do it at the moment.  :-/

The GOOD news is that I have a new series about my Filofax (though it’s not a blog hop).  I got a Filofax planner for Christmas, and I’ve been learning how to really use it and decorate it, and mainly just have a whole lot of fun with it.  So I’m sharing my pages and tips!  There’s also an art project involved, so even better.  🙂

 If you have a planner, you should DEFINITELY play along!!

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Pregnancy Update

I’m six months along now – still a ways to go, but I already feel pretty huge:

6 months

It’s ok; I like it.  El Babio has been moving like crazy!  It’s pretty exciting.  Hobbs and Cupcakes have both been able to feel him and sometimes we can see my belly pop out when he kicks.  I’ve had to take my belly ring out, but hopefully I’ll be able to keep it open until I can put the ring back in.  My appetite has been weird and I’ve had a lot more heartburn than I had with Cupcakes, but Tums takes that away pretty much immediately.  We’ve been preparing for his appearance already, but it’s mostly been decision stuff, not physical environment stuff.  I’ll wait til Spring. I’m still freaking out about how to be a boy mom.  All tips welcome!  Thank God for Hobbs; he is extremely helpful and kind to this pregnant lady.

I *think* we have his name picked out, but I am still not certain on what his nickname will be for this blog!  I want it to go with my baked treats theme.  PLEASE let me know if you have any ideas!!

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  1. My go-to feel-good activity? Knitting and listening to podcasts. Or eating a giant bag of jelly beans. Whichever is more accessible. 🙂 (There’s a reason I try to keep jelly beans out of my house!)

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