I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since my last Week In Review post! We’ve been traveling up a storm this summer so I’ve been posting trip recaps instead, but we’re finally home for a bit (or at least for a couple of weeks) and it’s been nice to catch my breath and also catch up on my posting plan. I’d like to share some tidbits from my life last week as well as an accompanying photo recap with selections from my Instagram feed with you.
Don and I took four trips within five weeks, so I was pretty out of touch with how things were going at home. It’s been nice to settle back into my usual routines (with some fun add-ons like posting new weekly pregnancy updates and other related content). Morning and even walks with my dog, Winnie, have been especially enjoyable given the beautiful summer weather we’re having here in the midwest lately. I so enjoy my time with my girl outside in the sunshine.
If you’re a Winnie fan, I just want you to know that I’m hoping to bring back regular posting to her blog starting in August. I’ve neglected it for far too long. Stay tuned!
In addition to getting back into the groove with my usual household chores and daily to-do’s, I set aside some time last week to finish clearing out what will be the baby’s room (with the exception of Winnie’s bed, of course. It seemed appropriate and a good idea to leave that in there). It’s so nice to have a clean slate to work with when we return from our next set of travels this fall. I only just started dreaming and scheming up the nursery with my trusty Pottery Barn Kids catalogue for inspiration. I don’t have a strong feeling about what direction to take it in just yet, but I do know I plan on repainting the room a softer, more subdued shade (the yellow is actually much brighter in person than in that photo). Time to start pinning! 😀
Speaking of changes, it was fun to share the progress I’ve made during the first ever #BumpDay last week. Bump Day was started to promote healthy pregnancies and help bring awareness to the important relationship between maternal health and newborn health. Check out BumpDay.org if you’d like to learn more.
Speaking of maternal health, yesterday I posted about what I’ve been eating for the first half of my pregnancy. I’m not perfect with my nutrition, but I do feel like I strike a healthy balance and have found a way of spacing my meals that works the best for me at this stage. I think it’s interesting to see what kinds of things other people eat, especially during important phases in life such as pregnancy. I know I can’t leave the house without at least a handful of snacks anymore! I’m guessing this is good practice for when I have a little one to feed down the road.
My week was filled with filming, taking photographs, editing, and posting, as it usually is when I’m home, and it truly feels great to be back in the groove. I really like the little things I do every day to keep house, such as picking up, cleaning the kitchen, doing laundry, etc. It’s funny how I kind of miss those things when I’m away so long! I guess it makes sense for a homebody like me.
Our weekend was a really nice, relaxing one split between time with the family and time with just each other. On Friday my MIL threw a birthday party luncheon for her parents (Don’s grandparents). It’s always nice to celebrate birthdays together, but especially when they’re such milestones! We are so blessed by the health and happiness of our family. On Saturday, Don and I went out on a proper date – our first in awhile! We split the chicken nachos at one of our favorite local pub-like restaurants, Yardhouse, and then went to see the newest Pixar movie, Inside Out. What an incredible story! I highly recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet.
I vlogged on Saturday if you’re interested to see more about how I spent my day:
It was a full and fulfilling week at home and I’m so happy we’re back, at least for a minute or two. I’d love to hear your favorite things about being at home if you care to share.
It’s true – there’s no place like home! 🙂
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *