Category: Lifestyle

Mental Health

Losing a Pet

Losing a pet

I wanted to write a quick post about dealing with losing a pet. We lost our blue tang last week, and now that I’ve had a bit of time to process everything, I’m ready to talk about it. While I don’t talk too much about my family, in this situation it’s relevant. Besides my husband, …

Pregnancy

22 Week Pregnancy Update

22 Weeks Pregnant

Whoo! 22 weeks pregnant already. Time is flying by faster than I thought possible. I can’t believe we’re already in May. If this baby is as excited to come into the world as my last one, we could be having a baby in 13 weeks! That only takes us to late July! It’s actually been …

Pregnancy

21 Week Pregnancy Update

21 weeks pregnant! Sometimes I can barely believe it! I know I’ve still got a way to go, but time has gone by so fast. If it wasn’t for the constant trips to the bathroom and the kicking, I might not really believe it. Overall I’ve felt so “normal” over the last few weeks. This …

Kriss, Mental Health

May Goal Setting

Hey, April! I feel like I did a bit better this month, although still not quite as well as I’d have liked. I definitely still need to figure out a way to be more active, which is my biggest struggle right now. My blogging has been going really well, though, so I’m happy to say that …

Accessories, Fitness, Health, Style

Fitbit Alta Review

If you’ve followed me for a while, then you’ll know it’s no secret that I love my fitness trackers. I’ve tested quite a few of them, and I currently have one review on one of the trackers from the Fossil Q line. There will also be a review on the Jawbone Up3 soon. Today’s review …

Health, Kriss, Pregnancy

20 Week Pregnancy Update

I’m actually half way for real now. 20 weeks pregnant today! It feels pretty surreal still. Tomorrow we have our 20-week scan, which is really exciting. We will finally be able to find out the gender, which is great! I don’t know how much longer I could go without finding out. It’s so hard to …

Health, Kriss, Pregnancy

19 Week Pregnancy Update

I feel like I don’t always have much to say since I’ve been doing these every week. Pregnancy isn’t always super interesting for the first little while, and I’ve had a mostly uneventful pregnancy on top of that. Plus, I promised to start taking photos weeks ago, and never really started, which is unfortunate, since …

Diet, Health

Perfect (Not)Chipotle Black or Pinto Beans

This is part two of my (not)Chipotle recipe series. Two weeks ago we made Cilantro-Lime rice, and today we’re going to make (not)Chipotle beans! Another basic so that you can be making your own Chipotle-inspired bowls (or salads or burritos) at home in no time! Today we’ll make some super easy, always perfect beans. You can …

Health, Kriss, Pregnancy

18 Week Pregnancy Update

Today we are 18 weeks pregnant! I feel like I don’t always have much to say since I’ve been doing these every week. Pregnancy isn’t always super interesting for the first little while, and I’ve had a mostly uneventful pregnancy on top of that. Plus, I promised to start taking photos weeks ago, and never …

Fashion, Pregnancy, Style

Tummy Trimmer Denim Review

If you’ve been following my pregnancy updates, you may have noticed that I have had nothing but positive things to say about Tummy Trimmer Denim. While they are not maternity wear, they have been a lifesaver during the intermediate stage when my regular clothes weren’t fitting, but I didn’t really need (or want) proper maternity …