|ART RESIDES IN THE QUALITY OF DOING, PROCESS IS NOT MAGIC. — CHARLES EAMES|
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EATING: Last week, I tried two new recipes, and I wouldn't mind incorporating them into our monthly meal plan on a regular basis. If you're looking to mix things up or clueless as to what to cook next week, I highly recommend Skinny Taste's Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats and these Spicy Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crema from The Foodess.
WATCHING: If you want to make your day instantly better, then do us all a favor and take a moment to watch Broin' Out with Brad Goreski. Bedecked in his finest specs, our favorite television darling, celeb stylist, and bow-tie pioneer learns how throw a pigskin and dress like a dude. It's seriously as a-mazing as it sounds, so get ready for 3 minutes of adorable hilarity.
FEELING: If you've been hanging around m' blog for the past few years, it's no secret I abhor dental appointments. Every six months I work myself into a tizzy as I make my way to get the ol' pearly whites cleaned and inspected. I always have, and I always will. In fact, I think I fear routine dental check-ups more than I fear going into labor—but I'll have to get back to you on that one! Anywho, on Wednesday I went in for a cleaning and I'm so relieved it's over. From what I've heard, pregnancy hates teeth, and I DO NOT need to be plagued with any more cavities or fillings. Thankfully, this appointment was just a simple cleaning, so I didn't have to deal with x-rays, drills, and sealants (AKA reality). Phew! In fact, I won't have to worry about it again until next February. Victory is mine!
THINKING ABOUT: Awhile back, I divulged a nugget of squeal-inducing info. I believe it was this Love List post where I mentioned Swell Rio was getting a Starbucks in the fall—just in time for Baby Fine's arrival. Huzzah! We salute you, coffee gods! Well, every time I drive into town, I'm taunted by the soon-to-be SBUX. I can't help but be wooed by the snazzy signage and drive-thru. I get it, just open already! In most cases you could Google that sorta thing, but that would make too much sense around here. In a moment of desperation, I parked The Rig and decided to just walk up to the building and see if there was a sign or something. Once I approached the building, contractors and landscapers started to appear out of nowhere. As I awkwardly made eye contact with one of them, I pretended to pick up a piece of rubbish, turned around, and headed back to my car. Epic fail. Days later, I found myself getting my hair colored and it hit me, "Just ask the hairstylist. They always know the scuttlebutt." Sure enough, she whipped out the magic date: September 8th. So if any of the Swell Rio SBUX staff is reading this (chuckle)... I'll take an Iced Grande Caramel Macchiato.
LISTENING TO: There are few things I love more than being on the phone with my mom as she places an online order. It's not that this happens a lot, but when it does, it's proof that her multitasking skills are magical. I can't help but giggle because I can hear her keystrokes. As she types, she mouths the information she enters. All of this takes place while engaging in a FULL conversation with me on the other end. Skills like that are to be envied, m' dears! I'm taking copious notes.
READING: This week, I read several really great posts that resonated with me, and I'd be remiss not to share them with you...
LOVING: The more pregnant I become, the more complicated it is to get a good night's sleep. When I'm not frequenting the loo, I'm usually experiencing some sort of discomfort (back pain, acid reflux, etc.). It's not pretty, my friends! So last week, I took the plunge and ordered a body pillow. I originally thought it was a bit gimmicky and believed I didn't need one, but boy was I wrong? I ended up getting a pregnancy pillow from Bump Nest, and it's made such a difference. I only wish I would have bought it sooner.