Three years ago I could barely boil water. Determined to be a kick ass wife who not only watched football, but who could make a mean meal anytime, I taught myself how to cook. Now I write recipes, sample local eats & blog about it all!

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After almost 4 years since we tied the knot on a beach in Aruba, Shaun and I found out in May 2012 that we'd cooked up a little bundle of baby.

Our little Penelope Jane was born on February 2, 2013!



I spent a little time documenting this exciting time in our life.

I hope you enjoy if you choose to follow along!

You can also check out our Penelope page to read about our continuing journey in parenthood!


15 - 16 Weeks

17 Weeks

18 - 19 Weeks

It's a Girl! (20 Weeks)

21 - 23 Weeks

24 weeks

25 - 27 weeks

29-30 weeks

32 weeks

34 - 35 weeks

37 weeks

40 weeks



Other Baby Stuff:

Baby To Do List

Big Announcement

DIY Baby Closet

DIY Baby Organization Binder

Dreaming Up a Lavender & Light Blue Nursery for Baby Girl

Enjoying Our Lasts as a Family of 2

How We Told Our Families

Maternity Must-Haves

My Surprise Baby Shower

What to Pack in Baby's Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What I Made + Froze Before Baby

Why We Kept Her Name to Ourselves