What I’m Loving Wednesday: Espresso Edition

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C. has been working so much lately that I thought it was the perfect time for him to buy me an espresso machine. Well, that’s the horrible person version of events. Reality: years ago he accidentally threw away a crucial part of my espresso machine and I could never find a replacement, so eventually he convinced me to throw it away with the promise that when we got our own house he would buy me a new one. As it turns out, buying a house is very expensive and the espresso machine was definitely not on the top of the list of things we needed. Curtains and curtain rods, blinds, a steam mop (no more carpets yay!!), a recycling bin and outdoor trash can; these were the things that new homeowners really needed.

Anyway, C. has been working in Oklahoma for over a month now and we are financially caught up after a few tight months with preparing to buy the house and move, and Bed Bath and Beyond sent us a 20% off your whole purchase coupon, so I decided the time was right. C. agreed after making sure I wouldn’t be buying a thousand dollar machine. He preferred $300 or less, I wanted a Breville, luckily with the coupon we both won b/c my $400 machine came to $320 and everyone lived happily ever and my daily dose of caffeine just tastes so much better.

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I set it up which took forever (45 minutes) since I was uncaffeinated and slow and after adjusting my dose (as they call the amount of coffee in the permafilter) I poured my very first shot and it was gorgeous and had the most beautiful crema. It was almost a shame to dilute it with nonfat milk, but the quality definitely came through. I’m not going to lie to you, I’m really looking forward to the day when I can drink a double latte in the morning and then have an early afternoon pick-me-up con panna as well.

What I’m Loving Wednesday: Selfies and Shopping

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Non-maternity shift dresses that fit my bump, but will also hide my post-baby bulge.

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Adorable kitty cuddles. She’s back to my pregnancy pillow, lying long against my body.

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Finally got the lobster roll I’ve been craving since December! It was actually my first lobster roll, but I believe in craving things you’ve never had, based on a fantasy you have of what they taste like… Normal?

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All ready for Lindsay’s baby shower in the maxi dress that should fit my until I pop. Seems tough to find decent maternity clothes, so both pieces are non-maternity, but with an open-front cardigan and an empire waist dress in stretchy jersey, you don’t need maternity! Here’s to hoping I am still “ambitious” enough to do my hair and throw on some eye makeup and a dress for my own shower… This has barely happened since we moved away from Louisiana so it was a triumph, but speaking of moving away from the south… For this April 4 baby shower I had to wear cowboy boots under my dress and hike it up while I walked because It. Snowed. All. Day.

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I bought myself a new wallet! And didn’t spend $100!

My Gramma spoiled my 29-year-old self with an Easter Bunny. I swear it’s been over a decade since I’ve chomped the chocolate ears off a rabbit.

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Samuel’s Grandma, my mother-in-law, got him this teensy and adorable set with a whale on the bum!! I should have taken a nicer picture, but isn’t is precious?!

And today I have a lunch date at the brand-new healthy foods store/deli/cafe that opened yesterday. Can’t wait to check it out and all of the locally grown veggies and farm fresh, optimistically cruelty free eggs!

What I’m Loving Wednesday 12/10/14

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Tricking my cat into playing with dirty words for my amusement. Also the awesomely illustrated envelopes my inappropriate stickers and Cards and Against Humanity cards came in. Take a look:

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And that tooth! I just love how she sleeps with her head upside down and that little fang tip visible.

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The best face lotion I’ve ever tried because it actually gets absorbed into my skin whereas the other 4 or 5 kinds I’ve tried sit on top of my skin and when I rub my face, roll off on my fingers. Gross. This stuff is amazing. Also my pretty new makeup bag which has really helped me neaten up my bathroom as I now have my everyday stuff in there and the sporadically used products and supplies in a second bag in the cabinet.

And finally my dessert tonight, which was the perfect size for me since I’m not much for sweets (but can’t stop with salty stuff!). Having a small sweet tooth really helps at the yogurt shop because my total was all of $1.85 and I was satisfied for a couple hours before baking curly fries. #fatblogger.

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What I’m Loving Wednesday: Laughing at the Internet Edition

Seriously, I’m calling it in a little bit because I unexpectedly worked all day with a very rowdy bunch of kindergartners and this week’s edition is stuff that made me laugh on the internet. Come to think of it, it’s probably better than my talking about how awesome my new face moisturizer is. So, yeah, happy hump day and enjoy some of my favorite saved internet jokes.

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What I’m Loving Wednesday

I’ve decided to add a weekly feature to my blogging, “What I’m Loving Wednesday”, where I’ll round up a few things that are making me happy this week, with photos. It’s a pretty common thing in blogger land to do this kind of thing, and I’ve always enjoyed those simple posts, plus it’s a chance to round up a few things that aren’t worthy of a whole post on their own, but brightened my week or day a bit.

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I'm clearly not the only one loving my brand new dining room table. It now has placemats, one of which the cats won't allow to remain on the table.
I’m clearly not the only one loving my brand new dining room table. It now has placemats, one of which the cats won’t allow to remain on the table.

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My re-organized and streamlined tupperware cabinet. SO much better.
My re-organized and streamlined tupperware cabinet. SO much better.

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95% biodegradable K-cups for when I'm not using my re-usable K-cup filter. Discovered these thanks to my little brother and love feeling a little less guilty when I want a quick cup.
95% biodegradable K-cups for when I’m not using my re-usable K-cup filter. Discovered these thanks to my little brother and love feeling a little less guilty when I want a quick cup.

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Finding a delicious craft beer that I never thought I'd find again, and it just happens to be the perfect flavor for this cold snap we're having.
Finding a delicious craft beer that I never thought I’d find again, and it just happens to be the perfect flavor for this cold snap we’re having.

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The strangeness of cat behavior. Always.
The strangeness of cat behavior. Always.