five on friday

still feeling pretty under the weather.. going on 10 days over here (eye roll!) but hoping these meds will be able to kick this mess soon. 
one. cheeks for dayys.
Brady wins. we got the best frontal view of his little face on the sonogram at my 31 week checkup this week and we were all giggling over how full his cheeks are!  it totally made my entire week!
two. registry picks?
I dont have a registry for baby number four, but I have a handful of things I “need” to be fully prepared for baby Brady’s arrival!  I didnt buy hardly anything as far as baby gear goes when Baker was born but this time I’m having a b o y and need to get myself some boy gear!
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three. we have paint! and a crib! 
I cant stop looking at that barn door.  it was this door that provided my original inspiration for Brady’s “industrial farmhouse” nursery. knabe woodwork is THEE BEST.  this baby boy’s room is coming together so perfectly!  at the moment the floor is covered in baby boy things and paint drop cloths because Jordan has been working on putting the finishing touches to the changing table and getting new hardware installed. the “plan” is to finish it this weekend:)  I feel like a broken record here talking about the “almost finished nursery!” but i swear.. 
we are almost finished
four. this + that
its no secret that I am a giant supporter of shopping small and have developed some amazing relationships through growing this blog and over social media.  these mama’s that work their tails off to provide something unique and full of handmade quality and being able to share their brand is amazing.  Baker has worn golden hill designs since birth and now baby Brady has his very own stash of these amazing onesies!! these are my favorite for layering under cardigans and dresses during the cooler months and they were a life saver for dressing my newborn when it was 104 degrees outside in July.  I cannot wait to get his little self into these!!  
we also got a box of goodies from Nuby this week and it took everything I had to keep Baker out of the pacifier stash!  how amazing do these silicone bottles look?!  I am excited to try them! 
five.  meal planning
I’ve had a wild hair to cook over the last couple weeks which has brought me back to meal planning for the first time this entire pregnancy.  before now my meal plan has consisted of pre-made salad bags, cereal, or peanut butter + banana toast. I’m trying to get myself motivated to make two or three meals throughout the week in hopes that I can start freezing some things to have on hand when Brady arrives.
this week I made baked chicken chimichangas and failed to arrange them on a rimmed pan and the butter I brushed on them to crisp up the tortilla in the oven ran off and burned to the bottom of my oven and smoked out our entire house.  it smelled like smoke for 2 days up in here!
I also made spaghetti lasagna last night. it makes a GIANT dish and we will have leftovers through the weekend for sure.
I have this bulgur + black bean enchilada casserole on our meal plan for next week.. along with chicken alfredo baked ziti and I’m pulling out my slow cooker for white chicken + quinoa chili

happy,  happy Friday, friends!

January 27, 2017

  1. Ashley D says:

    I've been eyeing the bottles! Can't wait to see how they are!

  2. Golden Hill says:

    Oh Amber…you are the absolute sweetest! Thank you for your kind words!!
    I can't believe those cheeks on this baby boy! What a man!! Good luck in these last few weeks and days. Time for that babe to put on some weight!!! 🙂

  3. That humidifier is a must!! We have one in each kid's room! Praying for sweet Brady!