Our Weekend Snapshots

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The Husband made me this delicious breakfast. When I sat down at the table, I said, “Ohhh! This is totally blog-worthy!” and ran to get a camera.  Hah.



THREE CHEERS for peach season! Can you believe it’s upon us?


I was planning to make this awesome Vegan Peach Baked Oatmeal from the Fitnessista, but then we ate all the peaches…


Henry is obsessed with the fact that the peaches have a ‘rock’ in the middle and will bite through them like a vicious toddler animal until he hits gold.  Hah.  So we go through peaches REALLY fast.


Snapshots from this weekend:


The bump and I went for a run.  We did 2.2 miles.  There was walking involved, but significantly more running, so… WINNING!  I felt really good before and immediately after, but then I felt totally wiped out Saturday as a result.  Not sure if it’s run-related or the fact that I pulled some late all-nighters.  I hope to go on another run after I get some work done this afternoon.  That should be a good test!  If this next run wipes me out, I may have to hang up my pregnant running shoes… It’s not worth feeling like poop for days.


I did manage to make it to yoga this morning and go on a walk with Henry, which really loosened up the last kinks in my legs.

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About those all-nighters – We’ve been making serious headway on Henry’s big kid room.  I’m getting really excited about it.


Can I sing the praises of BFF Nicole? <3 <3 <3 She has been a HUGE help with this room.  She loves to decorate and do DIY projects.  But she’s currently at a standstill with projects on her house, so she’s really been helping me make decisions about Henry’s toddler room.  (Truly – we exchange a frightening number of text messages to begin with, but I’d say that hundreds have been dedicated to our plans.)  She came over Friday and Saturday night to help Husband paint the space.

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She also stained the dresser and frames.  And she’s been instrumental in telling me what to order and where to place it… I think if it wasn’t for her, the room would still be Builder Beige and totally empty!

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I was originally thinking that I’d keep the space a total surprise for Henry, but a few readers said that I should involve him in the decorating. So I changed my plans and that’s what I’ve been doing.  Good call, guys!  So far – he really likes the jungle animal theme!  And he asks to go sit in his new bed a lot, although I haven’t heard any requests to SLEEP there yet…

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Clearly, I’m in serious nesting mode.  But I’m not the only one.  Can men get sympathy nesting urges?  Because the Husband has been all about the home improvement lately.  His latest project is replacing all the gold door handles in our house with silver ones… We have a frightening number of doors in our home (24!!).


So – that was my weekend!  Many peaches, some exercise, a lot of decorating. I hope you had a good weekend, too!



  • Jen August 10, 2014, 3:31 pm

    LOVE the giraffe! So awesome! Where did you get the dresser?! Love that too!! We are currently figuring out nursery space for our new beeb due in October. Evan, the big bro, needs his nursery to be a big boy room… *sigh* so much change! 🙂 Congrats! Looks great

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 10, 2014, 3:33 pm

    What a photogenic (and delicious looking) breakfast! Good work, Husband 🙂

  • Nicole August 10, 2014, 4:24 pm


  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed August 10, 2014, 4:38 pm

    My weekend was spent doing a ton of cleaning! It was exhausting. I recovered while watching terrible 940s movies 🙂

  • Eva August 10, 2014, 6:28 pm

    Room looks amazing so far! I made the animal art on this link http://www.harpershappenings.com/2012/09/11/miniature-mounted-menagerie-also-known-as-im-obsessed-with-tiny-plastic-animals/mini2-copy/

    It was cheap, super easy, and looks great. My tip would be to soak the animals in boiling water for 30 seconds ( I used the kettle and poured it over them). Then cut with sharp scissors.

    • Caitlin August 10, 2014, 6:56 pm

      That’s too cute!!

  • Elle August 10, 2014, 6:35 pm

    Can’t wait to see the tour of the finished room – it looks amazing so far, love the giraffe!!

  • Julia @ LordStillLovesMe August 10, 2014, 7:19 pm

    I LOVE the giraffe on Henry’s wall and his bed sheets. Giraffes are my favorite animal, so I completely lit up when I saw those pictures. 🙂

  • Jen August 10, 2014, 10:03 pm

    What’s with the hard boiled eggs on toast? How do you eat that? Don’t the eggs roll off? Not trying to snark at all, I’m seriously curious because I’ve never seen hard boiled eggs eaten that way before! We are in peach mode in my house, too – I can’t get enough of those suckers! I’m easily eating 4 a day, lol. (ps love the giraffe in Henry’s room!)

    • Caitlin August 11, 2014, 8:19 am

      OMG this is truly one of my favorite food combos! You have to try it. It’s so cold and refreshing. I kind of smash them down with my fork so there is minimal rolling. 🙂

  • Coco August 10, 2014, 10:45 pm

    My fiance and I JUST moved into our new home on Friday, and the first thing he did was replace ALL the door knobs!!! Great minds think alike 🙂

  • Meredith August 11, 2014, 9:34 am

    Love the paint color in Henry’s room ! What color is it? I’m a big fan of Cityscape by SW but this looks lighter.

    • Caitlin August 11, 2014, 3:57 pm

      Pewter Mug by Behr. Henry’s nursery is Cityscape!

  • Mary August 11, 2014, 10:03 am

    We changed hinges on our doors when we moved into our house and then dropped the old ones off at the Habitat Restore. Maybe you can do the same with your old doorknobs.

  • Rachel August 11, 2014, 11:34 am

    Is there a reason you went with knobs? I think most of the country is going towards the lever-style to be more handicapped accessible. Also, easier for toddlers to open and close doors by themselves. Which could be good, or bad. We switched all ours for lever-style handles a few months ago and I actually love that my almost-2-year-old can open doors by himself. (Most of the time)

    • Caitlin August 11, 2014, 3:57 pm

      They were $4 cheaper per door 🙂 Saved nearly $100 overall by going with knobs.

  • Julie August 11, 2014, 11:54 am

    Ha ha we changed out all of our gold doorknobs, too! AND all the gold cabinet handles in the kitchen, baths, laundry rooms, etc.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) August 11, 2014, 12:02 pm

    It looks like you had a great weekend! I love hard-boiled eggs. Actually, I love eggs cooked anyway!

  • Ellen August 11, 2014, 12:47 pm

    OOH I love his room so far….I really like the bed. We have a deadline of December to get my son in his new room…three months before new baby, so I am excited for these posts!

  • Ashley August 11, 2014, 12:54 pm

    LOVE the picture of Henry jumping on the bed. ADORABLE.

  • Allison August 11, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Henry’s room looks like it will be so cool! The litle girl that I nanny actually does the same thing with peaches…it’s fascinating to little ones.

  • Becky August 12, 2014, 1:32 am

    Morning, very early morning, 😉

    where did you find those cute sheets? are they standard crib size?

    Thank you !

    • Caitlin August 12, 2014, 7:56 am

      Land of Nod and yes 🙂

  • Melanie August 22, 2014, 9:22 am

    SO cute! I love the giraffe! Looks like a decal – can I ask where you found it? Thanks!

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