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Grocery Budget Breakdown: HT Express Lane under $90

On Saturday night, Nora Beth woke up around 10:30, nearly inconsolable. David went in to scoop her up and rock her, then called me in to feel her. She was burning up and running a fever of 102.3. After a dose of medicine and some more rocking, she finally went down for the rest of… Continue reading Grocery Budget Breakdown: HT Express Lane under $90

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Grocery Budget Breakdown: Harris Teeter Express Lane

It’s been an exciting week so far! Well, technically, it’s been an exciting 3 weeks, since that’s how long Davey and I have know that we’re having a second daughter. I was, however, terrified that the results of our 15- week and 18-week ultrasounds would be different. I have an irrational fear of getting in… Continue reading Grocery Budget Breakdown: Harris Teeter Express Lane

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Grocery Budget Breakdown: Harris Teeter

On Tuesday morning Nora Beth woke up with just a bit of her normal shimmer missing. By lunchtime it became clear that she was not right at all. We scrambled to find a working thermometer and confirmed that indeed she was running a fever. I was able to get her into our pediatrician’s office that… Continue reading Grocery Budget Breakdown: Harris Teeter

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Grocery Budget Breakdown: Costco + On Our Plates

You know when you’re ghosting that friend but then spot them across the gym and sort of wave and hope they don’t come over and say hi? No? That’s just my introversion paranoia? Well, pretend with me that you are less┬ácapable of healthy social interactions than you are, and you’ll be on my level. And… Continue reading Grocery Budget Breakdown: Costco + On Our Plates

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Grocery Budget Breakdown: Aldi + Harris Teeter

I’ve been a little too casual about my meal planning the last few weeks, and it’s shown up in our budget. It’s slowly inflated beyond our preference, so this week I laced back up, and planned six healthful and tasty meals. I was thrilled to introduce my good friend, Ann, to Aldi, and our Friday… Continue reading Grocery Budget Breakdown: Aldi + Harris Teeter

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Chocolate-Frosted Coconut Almond Cake

Well. On the heels of yesterday’s “ENOUGH!” battle cries, I completely forgot that Nora Beth was scheduled for her 15 month check up and vaccinations and no-showed it. I also forgot a work meeting. And somehow I didn’t smell the dirty diaper adorning my child for, ooooh, 3 hours, resulting in a massive rash and… Continue reading Chocolate-Frosted Coconut Almond Cake

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Grocery Budget Breakdown

Before the epic vomitous episode of the wee hours of Monday morning, I did a big grocery haul for the coming week. I had really planned on hitting different stores than Aldi and Publix again, since I routinely also do a bulk of my shopping at Target, Trader Joe’s, Harris Teeter and sometimes the Stallings’… Continue reading Grocery Budget Breakdown

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On Our Plates

Yesterday was basically the best Monday in the history of Mondays. As a Christmas gift, one of my clients treated our team of 9 incredible women to a day at the Ballantyne Resort & Spa. Oh my heavenly days. We kicked off with a planning session and Bible study before lunch at the Gallery Restaurant… Continue reading On Our Plates