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Ella Madison Boutique Scarf Giveaway!

March 11, 2013 duchessoffork 3

Boy do I have a fun giveaway for you today. My dear friend Heather owns Ella Madison Boutique and is giving away a Coral Staircase Scarf to a lucky DOF reader. I’m in love with these colors for spring! I own two scarves from Ella Madison and wear them all the time. Seri …

Favorite Freezer Meals

March 7, 2013 duchessoffork 7

As I prepare for the arrival of Baby #2, I’m trying to get ahead of the game by stocking my freezer with easy meals. It requires a little bit of prep now, but I will be so thankful when I can pull a prepared dinner from the freezer in the coming months. Pasta and casser …

Crystal Faye Monogram Hat Giveaway!

March 5, 2013 duchessoffork 14

Over the last month, Crystal Faye has quickly become one of my favorite online boutiques for all things adorable. I’m still obsessing over my monogrammed water bottle, recipe binder, and Nina necklace (I wear it at least three times a week). And how perfect is my new ph …

Musings at 38 Weeks Pregnant

March 4, 2013 duchessoffork 10

I’m 38 weeks tomorrow. I had Julia at 38 weeks and 3 days (granted it was an emergency c-section, I wasn’t actually in labor). If that’s the case this time around I’ll be having a baby on Friday. Zoinks! I’ve been living up the last few weeks of …

Creamy Avocado Lime Tortilla Cups

March 1, 2013 duchessoffork 4

I haven’t always loved avocado. When I was little I thought it tasted funny. Thankfully I came to my senses somewhere down the road and have learned to love the creamy, dreamy green fruit. Julia loves it, too. She could (and often does) eat “aco” with a spoo …

surgery for babies is hard for mommies

February 27, 2013 duchessoffork 4

Yesterday our sweet lamb at tubes in both ears and an adenoidectomy. She was such a trooper! We arrived at the hospital at 6 on the dot for in-processing and all the necessary pre-op measures. Julia was such a big girl while we waited the hour and a half for her surgery to be …

March BABY Madness {Guess the Gender Contest}

February 25, 2013 duchessoffork 102

***Congrats to Kim C! You were randomly selected as the winner from all who guessed I was having a boy. *** I’m full term tomorrow. Can you believe it? Before I was even pregnant with my second child I knew I wanted to wait until the birth to find out the gender. I set …

Rainy Day {Or Any Day} Activity Box for Toddlers

February 22, 2013 duchessoffork 2

Between the rainy weather and Julia’s latest cold/ear infection, we’ve been stuck inside for weeks on end. Thankfully Julia is pretty good at entertaining herself, but what toddler doesn’t get a little stir crazy from time to time? Julia has loved coloring f …

Bump Update: 36 Weeks

February 20, 2013 duchessoffork 14

How far along? 36 weeks Size of baby: Nearly 6 lbs (which is crazy! Julia was 5 lbs 7 oz at birth) and the size of a crenshaw melon, whatever that is. Total weight gain: +30 pounds. I think I gained 4 lbs in the last week. Must be those darn Mega Stuf Oreos. Gender: I’ …

A Bit of Writer’s Block

February 19, 2013 duchessoffork 6

Some weeks I have ideas for posts coming out of my ears. This isn’t one of those weeks. We have been so busy that my feet have barely touched the ground. I’m just going to push through this case of writer’s block and hope I find some inspiration soon. In the …