The Purge


A few of the blogs that I read on a regular basis are currently doing a 31 Day Purge.

To help readers clear their homes of clutter, these blogs are breaking down de-cluttering into 31 steps. Every day a new task is posted, many of which take no more than 15-30 minutes to completed. The purpose of this series is to purge your home, a little at a time. It can be overwhelming to purge all at once. By allocating a few minutes to your schedule each day, you should see a huge difference by day 31.

While Matt and I keep our apartment relatively clutter-free and more organized than most, we are in the process of trying to make room for ‘baby g’ so a good purging is in the cards. Like most challenges, they are more fun to do as a group, so I recruited my mom and sister.

Starting today, for the next 31 days, we will be taking on one task at a time. I probably won’t post all 31 to this blog – mostly because not every task applies to our home (for example, anything about a garage…) but hopefully once in a while, you will get to see how it is coming along!

Tune in tomorrow to see my pantry purge (and maybe I will share Abby’s and my mom’s if they do a good job!)

Friday Afternoon Round Up

Happy Weekend!

It is finally starting to feel like Fall here in NYC and Matt and I plan to take full advantage of that this weekend with our annual apple picking trip! Matt has even offered to add in a trip to Ikea to get a dresser/changing table for the baby. I don’t know if he is trying to hone his inner super dad skills or if he is just feeling guilty about the fact that I am pregnant (i.e. doing ALL the work) but I will take it.

Here are my favorite links from this week:

Listen to this 11-year-old’s take on Ferguson, Missouri. He gives me hope for our future.

This is why I now hate Halloween

Boston, You’re My Home.

Stars are just like us.

I want this sign.

I think we have approximately 5 things on this list. #totallyready

Perfect bag for fall


Conversations with my Husband

Preparing to bring another human into the world has really started some interesting conversations with Matt. And I can only imagine they’ll get better after the baby is born. As a result, I’m going to start posting regular conversations with my baby daddy, so you can all appreciate our incredible parenting skills.

That’s how it works, right?


*many people are confused as to why we refer to the child as baby g. Basically it comes from the fact that Matt thinks I look like a giraffe (tall, spotted… very creative hunny) so he started calling me “G”. As a result, the baby has become “baby g”. Yes – we went to college to get this smart.

Baby Doctor

Is it wrong that I picked our pediatrician based on their sweet decor and the fact that there is an ice cream shop right next door?


Within the first year, I will be visiting the pediatricians’ office a minimum of 8 times, which equals 8 ice cream cones! #babyweightproblems.

Clearly I am taking this parenting thing seriously. I think we are ready.


In the Eye of the Beholder

This morning, I was speaking with two women at a work event. They asked me how far along I was and when I said ‘seven and a half months’ they both looked at me sideways. “you aren’t very big. I would have said much earlier.”

Then a few minutes later on the train, a random gentleman said to me “wow, you look like you are about to have your baby on this subway train.”

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What do you think? At 33 weeks do I look ready to go?