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Weekly Essential Planner | making all. the. lists.

I'm not sure exactly when this began but I am such a planner.  And this babe on the way is only putting my planner-loving ways into overdrive.  Baby T's arrival along with the start of a new year had me in major need of a new planner, but I didn't know where to start.

Several months ago, I saw my friend Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost blog started her own company, Peacock Paper & Gifts.  I watched her facebook live on why she decided to start this company and was captured by her passion.  And I'm all about supporting small businesses, so I've been trying out their Essential Planner for the past couple weeks.

Y'all I love it.

It's cute and functional -- basically everything a planner should be.  ANDDD this planner won't break the bank.  On top of the affordable price, ALL the planners are on sale right now.  Yep, you can get my specific planner for $25 or check all of the planners out here.

AND lucky for y'all Kelsey gave me a code for y'all.  Use EDBM20 for 20% off.  On top of the sale that she's running.  SO basically, you could get my planner (Weekly Essential) for only $20.  #win

WEEKLY ESSENTIAL PLANNER | specific features I love

+ gifts & cards section on the monthly spread (this is where I keep track of birthday/anniversary gifts I need to buy each month)

+ pockets in the front and back of book to hold all the things -- currently nursery paint colors for a project I'm hoping to complete next week eek!

+ EVERY WEEK there is a spread that includes meal planning (literally perfect for us), household to do, and "don't forget" 

writing down everything I want to do each week really helps declutter my brain (hello anxiety) and ensures I won't forget any of it (hello preggo brain).  There is also a weekly budget page on this same spread but Thomas does our budgeting but I can see how it would be super helpful if you were in charge of that.

+ a place for you to jot down meals, your water intake and to-dos for each day -- I'll take all the accountability I can get

Of course there are other features included in the planner such as monthly goals, vitamin and fitness checks, and spaces to write under each day BUT the above are the KEY factors that sold me on this particular planner.

OH, and at the very end of the planner there are tabs for travel planning, contacts and notes.  And that notes section is satisfying my need to make ALL. THE. LISTS. for preparing for Baby T right now.  Hospital bag needs, nursery to-dos, things to do before he name it I'm making a list for it.  

..and the world's cutest helper when I'm making ALL the before-baby lists and meal planning

What are your planner must haves?  Have you heard of Peacock Paper & Gifts before?  What is one thing you suggest I/we do before Baby T gets here? Happy hump day loves.  

DISCLAIMER:  I wasn't paid to write this post, however, I did receive the product to review.  All words and opinions are my own.

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Baby T Weeks 28-30

Well hello there third trimester.  Y'all this pregnancy is truly flying.  But I feel like March is still so far away at the same time.  And as eager as I am to meet our little man, I'm loving being pregnant and enjoying every minute of it (ask me again in a month and I may have a different opinion ;)).  Keep cookin' away little dude!

And now for a little bumpdate from the past 3 weeks...

Due Date | March 25 BUT my guess is our little one will make their appearance March 31st.

Size | Baby T is the size of  a pineapple -- around 3 lbs and 16 inches long.

Gender | It's a BOY! {see our gender reveal here}

Name | Jackson "Cole" Timmerman

Symptoms |  honestly, not to much to complain about recently.  Still peeing all the time, if possible its even increased as of lately.  Also, possibly braxton hicks these past three weeks as well -- I described it to my doctor as really dull cramping similar to period cramps and his guess is braxton hicks and to make sure I'm hydrated.  

Cravings |  ALL the Chic-Fil-A and Zaxbys ice please and thank you.  Oh and salads -- which is happily welcomed because the Christmas treats really got me this year.    

my two yoga buddies | 28w2d

Hormones | this week I read that the mood swings will be returning and all I could think is Poor Thomas...because honestly I'm not so sure they ever left...

Weight |  +25 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.  Yep, that's right I gained 10 pounds in the last 5 weeks.  YIKES!  My doctor still said my weight looks good and that it was an extra week, but I'm hoping that my next appointment will be a lot less. 

Clothing |  I can still fit in some non-maternity shirts, and leggnigs but other than that it's all maternity clothes from here on out. 

Sleep | The pregnancy pillow that Thomas bought me for Christmas finally came in (dern you postal shipping) and it is a GAME CHANGER!  I have slept so amazingly well the last couple of nights.  Other than my usual 2-3, sometimes four, potty trips.

Nursery |  We have finally started making some actual progress in here now that the holidays have passed.  I had been purchasing things for a while, but it's time to start putting it together.  We moved the office furniture out, and have started organizing things we already have.  I'm hoping to get the crib from my SIL and to paint the cube that was already in the office this week.    {See the plans I have for his Safari Nursery in this post}

Purchases | Several nursery purchases (here, here and here), and I've always got my eye out for cute clothes on sale.  Our first baby shower is in two weeks so I'm trying to hold off on most stuff until after that.

Fun Fact | At 30 weeks baby is now strong enough to grasp your finger, 
and he will be putting on about a half a pound and half an inch for the next 10 weeks.

Best Moment of The Week | .My parents camp up for NYE and getting to hear our little man's heartbeat once again at our Jan. 8th apt. were both heart warming.  

NYE 2017

Looking Forward To | A trip to NC and maternity pictures this weekend and our baby shower next weekend.  EEK!

Next Apt. |  January 29th


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2017 Year in Review

"Year in Review" posts are always one of my faves to read from other bloggers and to look back on myself.  So here we are ending the year with one final post.  
Any one else feel like 2017 went by incredibly fast?  Here's to hoping I'll do better with posting consistently in 2018.  But either way...
Now for a little look at 2017...


I rang in the new year with my parents and a resolution to eat more pizza (and totally rocked it!).  We took our niece to build-a-bear, watched college friends get married, and raised our little puppy.  Oh and I kicked off the year with some 2017 goals -- and I'm pretty sure I miserably failed.  


I visited my best friends as they moved into new apartments, Remi started to not look so much like a puppy anymore, and I got to see another best friend's little baby boy for the first time.


We celebrated my Grandmama and Bubby's birthdays, my parents visited, went to the Steeple Chase, Thomas and the other men on his shift at the station were awarded the "Firefighter Commendation Award", and we went to see Tim Tebow play baseball.  Oh, and I shared the best double chocolate chip cookies recipe.


We watched our niece play soccer and our nephew play baseball.  I started on with the beach body nutrition plan and workouts (and can't wait to get back on it after baby T makes his arrival) and shared several posts related that health journey.  Care came to visit, we celebrated Easter, and I made a trip back to our alma mater with my college roommate to watch the BMC concert.

MAY ||

We made a trip up to Boone for my Grandaddy's birthday and mother's day, I fell in love with the beauty that is walmart grocery pick-up, and I basically just held my breath as we squeaked into the last months of the school year before Christmas break.


I made it to Summer Break (hallelujah!), opened up about my anxiety struggles (here and here), and we went on our yearly beach trip with Thomas' family.


We celebrated July 4th with Thomas' family & fireworks, I went on a birthday beach trip with my best friends, we found out we are PREGNANT (7/16) and it was the most exciting secret we kept for four whole weeks, we took our nephew to AirStrike, and celebrated Thomas' 27th birthday.


Thomas and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary, we told our parents and a couple weeks later my grandparents about Baby T, and I started my 3rd year teaching middle school.


We FINALLY spilled the beans about Baby T and the rest is pretty much a blur.


I turned 26, my best friends visited for my birthday, Thomas went to his first Florida Gator game, my mom came to visit and helped me do about a month's worth of laundry (ha!), I went to Boone for the Woolly Worm Festival and Valle Country Fair, I went to an acapella competition with Thomas' sisters, and we celebrated Halloween Trick-or-Treating with our nieces and nephews.


We had our gender reveal with both of our families to find out our little babe is a BOY!  I visited Charlotte to celebrate my best friend's birthday, had two different Thanksgivings with each of our families, and of course got some Black Friday shopping done.  OH, and we picked out our third Christmas tree.


We celebrated Remi's gotcha day one year ago, have fit in all the Christmas activities and movies we can, went to my first NFL game (Go Panthers!), celebrated Ellie's first birthday, and our last Christmas as a family of two.  Eek!

Seriously, I love looking back at all this year has brought us.  Gives me all the feels and heart eyes.  AND I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store.  Happy New Year friends.

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