23 January 2019

What I've Been Reading

I think it's pretty well established around these parts that I love to read.  Last year my goal was 30 books and this year I bumped it up to 35.  I've read some great ones lately and some so-so books lately.  Here's a few that made their way onto my nightstand over the last couple of months.

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21 January 2019

I'm Back and With Big News!

Y'all.  I missed you!  I missed blogging.  I needed a break though.  I had so much going on.

Let's rewind to 2018, shall we?  

I started a new job in 2017 and it was tough.  After I started, I was basically doing the equivalent of two Full Time Managerial positions.  I was stressed.  STRESSED.  I was trying to power through that and at the same time, Mr. Fisher and I were trying to get pregnant.  

It was hard, it was hard every month when the realization would come that we weren't pregnant.  It was a hard place to be in.  I didn't really want to do much, so I scaled back on a lot.

As summer turned into fall, work got better.  I was able to spend my time doing only one job instead of two.  I was enjoying my downtime and reading a ton.  I felt good.  We were trying still trying to get pregnant and in October, it happened.

We're having a baby!  I still can't wrap my head around it sometimes, even though my clothes are telling me otherwise.

I'm technically 13 weeks based on LMP, but am measuring a week ahead in my ultrasounds which makes sense because I ovulated super early.  I'm tracking more like 14 weeks.

And all is well.  Due to the wonders of modern technology, we were able to do a NIPT - non-invasive prenatal test.  This is a simple blood test.  Easy peasy.  The test is able to pull baby's DNA from the mom's blood.  They test for common genetic abnormalities and you can also find out gender.

The good news - no abnormalities were detected.  Yay!  And, we were able to find out that we're having a BOY!  The nurse asked if we were sure we wanted to find out.  She doesn't know me, so she couldn't possibly have known that there was no way my husband and I could wait to find out.  I'm a registrar, ISTJ type and Mr. Fisher is an engineer.  No part of either of our make-ups lends itself to surprises of this magnitude.  We needed to know.

This also felt like a good time to jump back into blogging. I'm sliding into the second trimester, my fatigue is waning and I'm feeling a little more energetic.  I was fortunate enough to miss out on the fun that is morning sickness.  Although there are a few things that I just don't have an appetite for.  

As someone who will be a working mom, I wanted to get back into writing and sharing how everything is going - the highs and the lows.

Still with me?  Good!  I'm excited to be back and I am so excited to be sharing this new journey with all of you.  This means I'll be more active on Instagram and Facebook again.  And stay tuned because next week, to celebrate, I'll have a GIVEAWAY!

03 August 2018

Friday Favorites - Back to School Edition

I don't know about you all, but I am ready for the weekend!  August in Higher Education is BONKERS and I am really looking forward to some down time this weekend. 

With school starting up soon, I thought I'd highlight my favorite back to school items.  I mean, school supply shopping is the best part of going back to school.  Here are some fun finds.

I bought one of these for myself for my lunches and snacks.  I try to bring my lunch to work every day.  I'm a grazer so it's important to me to bring healthy snacks to work so I don't raid the candy jar.  I love this!  The reviews are great and it keeps the food separate with no spilling!

27 July 2018

Friday Favorites - Amazon Finds

Hooray for Friday!  I don't know about you all but this week has been a doozy.  I think it is this terrible heat that we are dealing with in Texas.  I am looking forward to a low key weekend.  Dinner with Mr. Fisher and his parents on Saturday night and that's about it other than some errands/house stuff.

We recently bought a stick vacuum from Amazon and it is my favorite new thing.  I thought for Friday Favorites this week, I'd share some of my favorite Amazon finds.

25 July 2018

What's Up Wednesday

I feel like I say this every month, but how is the month almost over already?  July has moved way too fast!  I have missed the last couple of What's Up Wednesday posts due to summer travel, but I am here for this one!  Here's a peek back at July with the Fishers.

What We're Eating This Week

Monday - Veggie Burrito Bowls (one of our all time favorites)
Tuesday - Salad
Wednesday - Fish and roasted cauliflower
Thursday - Chicken with couscous and roasted asparagus
Friday - Whole wheat penne with turkey meatballs
Saturday - Dinner at Trufire
Sunday - Some type of crockpot/casserole meal

19 July 2018

Life Lately and More Nordstrom Faves

It has been a whirlwind few days around here.  We drove down to Galveston for the weekend and then after we got home Sunday, I had to drive down to Austin on Monday for a meeting on Tuesday, driving back to Dallas Tuesday night.  It was a lot of car time, but heading to Galveston was worth it!

Don't forget, the Nordstrom Sale is still on!  I've got all my favorites in last week's post. I'll also link some of my home decor favorites at the end of this post.  Before we get to the shopping though, here is a peek at what we've been up to lately!

17 July 2018

Transitioning to Fall - Accessories

Is it me, or does this summer feel never-ending?  And it;s not over yet - we are expecting triple digits all week here in DFW.  All this hot weather has me dreaming of fall weather!

12 July 2018

The Nordstrom Sale - Favorites and Must Buys!

I wait for this sale ALL YEAR LONG!  It really is the best sale.  New fall items at 40% off.  You cannot beat it. And with Nordstrom's free returns it is so easy to shop from your couch.

But I know, enough chit chat.  For the shopping tips - see yesterday's post! And don't forget to sign up for a Nordstrom Card.  Get approved and use it that day and you get a bonus $40 Nordstrom Note!  And now...on to the best of the best!

11 July 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Shopping Tips!

Y'all.  It is just about time.  The BEST sale of the year is upon us.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts tomorrow!

06 July 2018

Friday Favorites - Fitness and Nutrition

Hooray for Friday!  As you are reading this, I am home in Rhode Island for the weekend surprising this one:

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