Friday, October 24, 2014

High Five for Friday

I think I'm getting the hang of this weekly wrap up post and I love it! I also enjoy reading the posts of everyone else linking up. Keep it up!
This week is all about small victories for me:

1. We got outside and enjoyed the fall weather a bit this week. I walked more than I have in weeks (it's getting a little bit difficult for me lately), so I'm pretty proud.

2. I finished up all of the artwork for the baby's room. I then realized we have no screws or anchors, so as soon as I manage to get those I can finally hang everything.

3. I finally got around to writing and sending my baby shower thank-you cards. I'm really glad I remembered to do this before the baby comes.

4. I'm 38 weeks pregnant as of today. I can't believe I made it this far without going crazy. 2 weeks to go!

5. In relation to #4, I didn't gain a single pound this week!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Creamy Tomato Soup

Earlier this week, I included a recipe in my weekly links post. That recipe was for my favourite soup ever. I recently decided that it deserved a whole post of its' own.

I can't remember how, but a year or so ago I stumbled upon the Foodess blog and this recipe.

Due to the extremely simple ingredients, low prep time, and as her comparison to Campbell's tomato soup, I tried it out and fell in love.

For the most part I follow the recipe exactly, but I do add some extra steps to make it my own:

1. After I blend the soup (I use a magic bullet and it works like a charm), I strain it. If you don't strain this soup, you will end up with small bits of tomato skin. Straining it creates the smooth texture found in canned soup.

2. I add noodles. Sometimes I will add 1 full cup of pasta to make the soup more hearty and filling, but I would say that 1/2 cup is more than enough.

If, like me, fall and winter put you into a soup kick, I highly recommend you try out this recipe. It won't dissapoint. I plan on making another double batch tomorrow.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekly Links Vol. 9

1. 33 things to do with one of my favourite fall foods- sweet potatoes.

2. My all time favourite soup recipe.

3. I actually love this simple way to update thrift store art.

4. A great list of things to do with your kids the next few weeks.

5. I'm highly considering purchasing this book. I really want to read it before I see the movie.

Friday, October 17, 2014

High Five for Friday

I missed this series last Friday, so this is a double high five!

1. I'm officially full term- 37 weeks pregnant today! When will baby come? Nobody knows....

2. We finally got the baby's room painted and the crib together. Woo! The only thing left to work on is the small details.

3. I'm 3/4 finished reading Lena Dunham's book "Not That Kind of Girl". It's been months since I've started and finished a book without weeks of lag time. It feels nice!

4. I got enough energy to decorate for halloween last week. I didn't work much on the interior as our house is still kind of dishevelled from moving, but the exterior is looking good.

5. This is the first weekend in like 3 months that our family has had NO plans. I'm so looking forward to wrapping up little projects and relaxing.

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