Life Lately: 38 Weeks, Goals, and Catch Up!

She is almost here. Can you believe it?! I know I’ve missed a lot of “life lately” updates… We went from 17 weeks to 38. <guilty face>

But I’ve mostly been posting on my Instagram account (posted this photo below this morning). It’s been a good outlet for me to still be creative and share, without all the time that goes into blogging, which has been nearly impossible.

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38 weeks!

So about these new goals. Ready for some rambling?

As the new year started I began thinking about how life is going to change after Lilly arrives. I remembered how depressed I was through my maternity leave last time and one of my main goals this year is to keep up with my physical and mental health. I have to do it for me and for my family.

The way my body works, mental health and physical health pretty much go hand in hand. Running and exercise saved me. It cleared my head and helped me find my happy place again. I haven’t been able to run through most of my pregnancy (and I feel the anxiety creeping in) but now I know how crucial it is start as soon as my body is physically ready.

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Sneak peek at the nursery. I’ll post more when it’s finished!

The second goal has to do with my blog and videos. For a few years now I have known how cool it would be to do some quick videos for my shot recipes. It’s going to take practice, but I will make this happen. That sounds a little crazy since I can hardly make regular blogs happen right now. But I’m working on it.

And now for a quick catch up…

Between week 17 and 38, I missed posting about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas  and New Years Eve. Wow.

Here is my attempt at quickly catching up… Let’s fast forward.

We threw a New Years Eve bathtub party for Austin and he loved it!!!

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We even did a count down and dropped balloons in the tub. Another plus, it was easy to clean up!

I also made my annual wrap up video on Flipagram. I really love this years video. Well I always love them but I’m biased. The song is from one of Austin’s latest favorite movies “Home”. We all watched it in bed one night with popcorn and juice boxes and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when I think about it.

We are so, so blessed. Something else big just happened that I haven’t been able to find the words to write about but it’s really made me realize how we have everything because we have each other.

Okay… Here is the video. My back is starting to hurt and I have to pee for the 50th time today. I’ll try not to be a stranger but follow me on Instagram until I get back into a new groove on here.

Pop Rockin’ Jelly Shots

I always wondered if these would work out. They did! So perfect to serve at midnight on NYE.

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Rosemary and Pomegranate Jelly Shots

I’m late to the game on sharing these.

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Better late than never though! Recipe here. Stand by for another post with a NYE shot I’ve been wanting to make forever.

Caramel Apple Pie Moonshine Jelly Shots

Another new recipe on Tablespoon! Finally found the perfect place to use the moonshine we picked up in the Smokey Mountains. Check it out here.

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Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Pudding Shots

I’ve been meaning to post these since PSL season started. They are SO EASY I can barely stand it.

Did you know Starbucks is making instant pumpkin spice lattes? Yep. So smart. They come in these cute little packets and they are perfect for making boozy party treats. (Or just drinking on your own back deck of course!) 

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Since my PSL jello shots have been such a hit I knew I had to make a pudding shot version too.