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Health & Fitness Pinspiration with Dr. Smith’s

January 14, 2013 duchessoffork 64

I’m am so excited to be working with Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment this week as their guest curator on the Dr. Smith’s Pinterest page! I’ll be pinning health tips, workout routines, and healthy recipes all week. If you’re a Pinterest lover lik …

Bump Update: 30 Weeks

January 11, 2013 duchessoffork 6

How far along? 30 weeks Size of baby: The size of a head of cabbage Total weight gain: +19 pounds. Somehow I’ve only managed to gain two pounds in the last two months. I really don’t know how that’s possible! I guess you burn a lot of calories while moving a …

My Favorite Etsy Shops

January 10, 2013 duchessoffork 1

I love browsing through Etsy shops when I’m on the hunt for something unique and fun. The amount of talent that so many shop owners have is unreal! I’ve had a few great successes ordering from Etsy, so I thought I’d share my favorites. Plum Paper Designs Ima …

Julia’s Cubby System

January 8, 2013 duchessoffork 3

As kids get older, they begin to accumulate more and more stuff. For a while now I’ve wanted a good quality storage system for Julia’s books and toys. I didn’t want to impulsively buy something cheap that would break in a year. I wanted something that will l …

Easy Olive & Spinach Pasta Salad

January 7, 2013 duchessoffork 3

I like to consider myself the Pantry Princess. I’m usually pretty good at coming up with a delicious meal or snack out of things I already have on hand. I try my best to only go to the grocery store once a week (it cuts down on spending, folks), so if something comes up …

Painting Fun at Abrakadoodle

January 4, 2013 duchessoffork 1

Right before Christmas I helped host a ladies holiday painting party at Abrakadoodle. Abrakadoodle specializes in art classes for kids, but they also offer painting classes for adults. Erin (owner of Abrakadoodle) and I had been wanting to team up for a while, so we decided t …

I’m Still Here!

January 2, 2013 duchessoffork 0

Just wanted to check in and let you know I’m still here! We moved last Friday and it has been quite the whirlwind ever since. I can’t stand living among boxes, so we’re already about 85% unpacked. The Duke and I have been working like dogs the past few days …

A New Chapter

December 28, 2012 duchessoffork 4

For the last two and a half years, this has been our home. We’ve only been renting it, but it holds a special place in our hearts. We brought Julia home to this house. We celebrated three Christmases, many birthdays, and made thousands of memories in this house. Today w …

A Merry Little Christmas

December 26, 2012 duchessoffork 5

We had, without a doubt, a wonderful Christmas. Among all the chaos of moving and just entering my third trimester of this pregnancy, it was so nice to spend time with family, eating great food, and enjoying each other’s company. This little girl had an absolute ball wi …

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2012 duchessoffork 0

Just a little note to wish you a very Merry Christmas. 2012 has been filled with highs and lows, but at this time of year, I pray you’ll hold the true meaning of the season close to your heart. For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government &hel …