taking stock:: 08

this little squish is so yummy. he’s my chunkiest baby yet, and you best believe i smother him with kisses all day. the strawberry pie was yummy too, so I’ve been told. inspired by the strawberry pretzel salad present at every berner/allinson family get together, only less sugar, no cool whip and no jello. 

Making: a lot of one pot/pan dinners recently. i’m making this later in the week. 

Drinking: wine. i’m trying to grow my palette to enjoy the not so sweet wines. the latest was an argentinian malbec. 

Reading: baby-led weaning. it pains me that we are getting to that point with william. 

Wanting: to find a swimsuit. we’re going to the beach early this year. 

Feeling: tired. dst and motherhood. it should be like drugs and alcohol. don’t mix. 

Smelling: a little candle that i got from the target dollar aisle that smells like peonies. 

Listening: to some gershwin. a friend was recently playing some on his instagram stories and it really got me in the mood. 

Wishing: to see my family really soon. 

Loving: the sound of the two older boys laughing and playing well together. there are enough of the times when they’re crying or yelling at one another, that when ethan’s got his full belly laugh going, i can’t help but laugh too. 

Watching: this is us. why does the finale have to be tomorrow?!!

weekend links.

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the boys reading books to william the other morning while i got ready. they’re such good big brothers, entertaining him so i can at least get dressed. and maybe even put on some makeup.

i shared on my instagram that i’m joining Julie from SoCanary on her #wholecanary. i’m giving up sugar, sticking to three meals a day (it will help me keep from emotional eating), planning out the night before what i’m eating (again, to keep from emotional eating, but also, making sure i’m eating a balanced diet) and limiting my flours to only 100% whole grains (and even that limited). i log my food on myfitnesspal.

i ordered these earrings the other day and they should be arriving today. just in time for a date!

this kid on ellen was so cute.

recovering from perfect mom syndrome.

being a n’sync fan growing up, and a current justin timberlake fan, i loved this commercial.

scientists discover why you hate the sound of loud chewing. guilty.

have a great weekend!