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Found this adorable gingham top on sale at A Pea in the Pod that will also work post-baby!

I’m so pleased to see different sized bodies represented in the photos for some of my favorite places to shop. I’ve noticed it at Aerie and Madewell and I’m sure there are other stores doing it that I just haven’t realized yet!

My most used cookbook from the past few months is Sally’s Cookie Addiction. My mom introduced me to her skillet cookie recipe last year and since then I’ve tried SO many of her recipes. We host a weekly Bible study group at our home on Tuesdays, which gives me a great reason to bake! The biggest hits so far have been the monster cookies or just a classic chocolate chip. A lot of her recipes require refrigeration and I’ve found that to be a game changer when it comes to the flavor and texture of a cookie. Follow her recipes closely, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

I wear this robe from Lake a ton, and get asked about it nearly every time I wear it on Instagram Stories! I’ve had it for a few months and really am impressed with it. It’s not the cheapest robe on the block so I had high expectations, and I’m happy to say it’s lived up to my hopes. With the night feedings that are imminent, I wanted to have a lightweight robe that I really love since I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it!

An adorable white top for spring!

We are heading down to my parents’ house in South Carolina at the end of March and I’m so excited to get back down there. Busyness in both mine and my parents’ lives have proven that weekend trips are harder than we thought! This will be the last trip before the baby is born so I’m hoping for rest, relaxation, sunshine. and warm weather!

Have any weekend plans? Doing any spring cleaning?!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 03.16.18

I’ve got to check out Sally’s Cooking Addiction. That cookie skillet sounds so good – I always order them when I see them on the menu! Can’t wait to try my hand at making my own! πŸ™‚

Hope you have a great weekend, lovely! ❀️

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Allie says · 03.16.18

That white top is beautiful! We did spring cleaning last weekend. It felt so good to sort through all the things we don’t use and clean a,l the nooks and crannies! Fresh start to a new season πŸ™‚ xAllie

Hilary says · 03.16.18

LOVE that cookbook! Sally’s website (Sally’s Baking Addiction) is my go to blog for baked goods. Her browned butter snickerdoodles in the SCA cookbook are unbelievable, but I’ve never had a bad recipe from her!

Jessica says · 03.16.18

Me too! I looooove her blog. She is a baking goddess.

Rena says · 03.16.18

The gingham top is really adorable!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Eva says · 03.16.18

We were in SC a week ago and the weather was SO nice! Have a great trip! My husband and I go to a monthly camera club, and there’s always someone who brings food, though it’s usually a bag of chips, a couple of Oreos, and a liter of soda. I’m looking to volunteer one of the weeks and bring in some well-made snacks to raise the bar a little bit. Any suggestions other than cookies? It’s a lot of older people in their 50’s-70’s.

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CJ says · 03.16.18

Thanks Kate, that sounds wonderful! It’s so refreshing to see a blogger talking about and eating food that doesn’t consist of vegan tofu burgers and veggie spirals with a side of lettuce. I get a little tired of the restricting mentality and love to see when real people are enjoying life, including eating food.

Veronica Coleman says · 03.16.18

We are small group leaders as well. (Hope Community Church, Tucson, AZ) We have all ages of folks from young marrieds, mid -life and seniors. What does a typical small group night look like for your group? What are you currently studying ?

emily says · 03.16.18

About that Tuesday night bible study: how are you able to do it in the middle of the week? I’ve been in small groups like that, and we always had to meet on Friday/the weekend b/c, even though it was supposed to end at 9pm, it always went way over. If we had done it during the week, we’d be dying the next day and our kids would’ve lost it. We did have one group on a Thursday evening and managed to get done at a decent time, but that was when all of our kids were really little. Are everyone’s kids younger than school age? How do you keep everything on track so you’re not still meeting at 11pm ? I’d love to hear more b/c I’ve always wondered how people meet during the work week, especially every week. Thanks. πŸ™‚

Kate says · 03.16.18

We all have childcare for our kids, or mine just go to bed at their regular bedtime and we typically wrap up at around 9:00pm. Justin and I like to go to bed early and we’ve set a pretty solid routine of wrapping up no later than 9:15/9:30 so everyone else can get home to their babysitters. Also, we hang out casually on a regular basis so it’s not like tuesday night is the only time we get to see each other! Hope that explains a bit more!

Michelle says · 03.16.18

Hey Kate, can you share a little more about the Bible study ya’ll host? I’m mainly interested in what how ya’ll do childcare. Also, do ya’ll have a favorite study or does someone lead every time? Thanks!

Michelle says · 03.16.18

Never mind! Just read the reply to the above comment. Ha! Sorry for clogging your comments section. πŸ˜‰