pregnancy: 35 weeks and counting

July 20, 2021

I’m 35 weeks along and starting to feel quite pregnant! πŸ™‚ I am down to weekly doctor’s appointments and so far baby girl is doing perfectly, thanks to the Lord! I may be slowing down, but the house projects are speeding up. I took a tour of labor and delivery today and pre-registered at the hospital, which brought back so many memories and made me feel excited to meet this sweet little one. I’m due one month from today!

35 weeks, after the last BODYPUMP of the week!

so I’m in love with south asian textiles…

July 17, 2021

Shopping for textiles in Pakistan was probably one of the highlights of my travels. The color and richness of fabrics, the scarves, even the oldest of rugs- they made me want to bring all the beauty back home with me so I could share it with the rest of the world. Perhaps someday there will be a chance to do that, but for now these memories will have to serve as my inspiration. πŸ™‚

design home

operation nest begins!

July 16, 2021

After striking out at another paint store, we finally found paint! We plan on painting the floors, the walls, and the trim, and phasing out the gray to bring in warmer browns and mid-tones. I’m so excited about the new design. Let operation nest commence!

home life: everyday

dining spaces & nesting updates

July 12, 2021
Current dining room (before we removed the rug for the puppies!).

Nesting is officially kicking in as I round the corner to 35 weeks. Suddenly I want to paint everything and do every house project I can think of! I’m thankful for this kind of energy- it’s not how I usually feel! πŸ™‚

My list so far:
-Redo the floors
-Paint the downstairs walls
-Move the bookshelf
-Paint the bedroom
-Rearrange and hang curtains in bedroom
-Purge clutter from cabinets

And I’m sure I will think of more! We headed to the hardware store today to get started but couldn’t even get a paint sample pot- surprisingly, they were out of everything! The stress of the pandemic has really taxed supply of everything, including housing renovation items. I wonder what we will be able to accomplish on my list in 5.5 weeks? πŸ™‚


pregnancy update: 34 weeks

July 11, 2021

We are in the last six week stretch with this little baby love! I’m feeling great, thanks to the Lord! I think the exercising I have been doing has been so helpful, I’m so grateful to be able to keep doing what I love this pregnant! πŸ™‚


My very first vlog: Incredible Sweets in Islamabad, Pakistan!!

June 29, 2021

After many hours of learning and editing, I’m so happy to announce my first travel vlog is live on YouTube!! In this vlog, I’m reviewing desserts in Islamabad in three different locations: the Burning Brownie in F-7, and Nocciola, and Funky Bake in F-11. This was so much fun to film, and I hope you enjoy it as well!


happy list (first day of spring break)

March 24, 2021

One early workout class, a quick stop by the agricultural store (no chickens today!), cleaning out + washing some of the fridge, transplanting my seedlings into bigger pots, and chopping up the last of the veggies for lunch: spring break already feels amazing!


baby #8 pregnancy pics + comparison

March 4, 2021

I love seeing pregnancy progress pictures, so I thought I would share mine for fun! Here is our sweet little girl growing from weeks 4-15! πŸ™‚ I am amazed at the work of God, how he can make a baby grow inside my womb- a little baby that never existed before! I can’t wait to hold this little one already.