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Friday, January 6, 2017

This week has been pretty good to me. It was a short week which is always great and it is the start of a new year. Kind of like wearing a cozy sweater for the first time. Feels so amazing.

I took most of last week off with just two posts, but I was back at it this week.

ONE. I was looking over my blog the last couple days and realized how much has changed in the last couple years. I had 241 posts last year. Up from 148 the previous year. I really focused on my blog last year and I am happy with the results.

I also want to revamp my blog again. It is time for a new design, just like the new year. I think I unveiled a new design around the beginning of 2016.

Definitely a blogger resolution is to update my blog with a new design.

TWO. I was having dinner with my husband, sister-in-law and brother-in-law last week and my SIL asked what our New Year's resolutions were off the top of our head. The first and only thing that came to mind was to become more adventurous with the food I make. Try new recipes that might be out of my comfort zone and out of the box.

So please send me your recipes.

I recently made my first thing out of the Cravings cookbook and it was phenomenal. I can't wait to tackle more recipes from it. There are a few Thai inspired dishes that are calling my name. I will let you know how they turn out.
Cravings cookbooks

THREE. Today I am at the pediatrician taking my sweet baby girls in for their two year old appointments. I still can't believe they are two! Did you read my sweet tribute to them for their birthday?

Tip of the day: call your doctor ahead of time and get them to email you the Stages and Ages sheets that you always fill out at the doctor's office. It saves me a ton of time, hello twins, and allows me to focus on the appointment rather than scribbling to get everything down while they do their check-ups.

Any guesses on their weight and height? We measured the girls two days after their birthday and they are going to be tall girls. But I can't wait for the official results.

FOUR. Did you see my kitchen reveal yesterday? I have been waiting to post my kitchen reveal for what seems like forever. I am so happy with the results. Next week I have a post about the things I learned from doing a renovation. It's a good one. You won't want to miss it.

I am linking up with April, A Little Bit of Everything, Karli, Meet @ the Barre and Cup of Tea.

22 comments:

  1. I got Cravings over Christmas and my husband and I were looking through picking out things we wanted to try. I think the chili is at the top of our list :)
    Take a peek at my recipes tab for some other recipes to try--there's a bunch!

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  2. I've heard of the Cravings book, but haven't seen it. I got Eats by Mix and Match Mama and love it! I make a lot of soups this time of year. You can find my favorites on my Pinterest.

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  3. I really would like to make some more adventurous meals here, too. I'm hoping to get Eats, too!

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  4. I have been wanting Cravings, I love Chrissy so much. You would recommend that cookbook? I always get the ages & stages in advance too, makes the appt soooo much better. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I want to revamp my blog this year as well. It's time for a new look! I can't wait to see what you do! Happy weekend, Danielle!

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  6. Your kitchen came out amazing girl & sounds like you're already putting it to good use with that cook book! I make her Brussels sprouts and they are my favorite!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. I LOVE the book Cravings. I have not made a bad recipe from it yet. I also love the Thai food and how easy it, but also the fact that my family will eat it if it is on our menu. Also, you kitchen looks great! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Oh good to know. Which is your favorite Thai dish in that book? I can't wait to make more. I hope you had a great weekend as well!

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  8. I really want to take some time & update my blog as well. I think my last time I changed it was like 5 years ago. I'd say its time.

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  9. Your kitchen is gorgeous! Also, I'm glad to hear you liked the recipe you tried from Cravings. I follow her on instagram and see all her food pics and I've wanted to get her cookbook but didn't know if it was good. So thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is really good and I would recommend it. I can't wait to try more of her Thai dishes.

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  10. How gorgeous is your kitchen, and yay for wanting to be more adventurous with food. I need to as well, and am starting tonight with a new to me recipe. Cheers to Friday and your little ladies turning two <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. As you make good recipes, please share them! I'd love to try some Thai dishes. I also want to go out of my comfort zone with meals. Good luck at the doctor's appointment. That is such a great idea about the sheet ahead of time. Great thinking!

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  12. Your kitchen though.... all the heart eye emojis 😍😍😍

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  13. What a beautiful kitchen! And it fits with your fabulous resolution!

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  14. Stopping by from a little bit of everything, love the kitchen! And I agree, short weeks are the best.

    -Abby, http://therealhousewifeofdc.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! I love it as well! So nice to have a new kitchen, but not have to move.

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  15. I need to get that cookbook. You know I am a good source for recipes, haha! This was a short week, but man it felt long! Have a great weekend!

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  16. a short week is always great..
    Your kitchen is looking great!

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  17. I have been wanting to read Cravings, everyone seems to like it! I have tall boys too, and am a tall girl myself :-) Hope everything went well at their doctor's visit!

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  18. Your kitchen looks amazing! It was well worth the wait!

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    1. Thank you. It was worth the wait, but I am so glad that it is done!

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