At least once a year, I have to make a considerable effort to make delicious cookies for my office Christmas cookie exchange because 1. I love Christmas, and 2. I am making cookies for a whole lot of people who get to judge my baking abilities based on this one yearly experience (and, naturally, how else can I feel affirmed as a wife and almost-mama unless these pass with flying colors?). Last year, I made these Cookie Dough Truffles, which… Continue Reading… →
So, one afternoon, after browsing my ridiculously overpriced dream baby wardrobe on J.Crew’s website, I came across these “Diaper Pouches.” Apparently, you put a couple of diapers and some wipes in one of these, throw them in your purse or diaper bag, and then when you’re at the mall or out to dinner, you can subtly send the message to the people around you “hey look at me, I am changing my baby’s diaper in style” whenever he/she has her… Continue Reading… →
This past weekend, Andrew and I realized that it might possibly be one of our last “free” weekends. Between the upcoming holidays, our “parenting” classes, and moving into our new house in a few weeks (which will then trigger the start of our mad rush to finally start preparing for baby. I mean, I suppose she might actually want a place to sleep or some diapers or something), our lives as we know it are basically OVER. But seriously. For… Continue Reading… →
Well into my second trimester, I thought it time to impart my newfound wisdom and insights from the past few weeks to others (yes, yet again, for those of you who remember my first trimester pregnancy revelations). So, here goes.
Yep, that’s me – the Cornucopia. Just double checked, and cornucopia can mean “an abundance,” not just a festive Thanksgiving horn thing. So, it’s the perfect way to describe my current state as we enter this holiday season: “An abundance of hot mess.”
20 weeks. Finally. I have to say that the first 20 felt like they took an eternity, and I was still my normal size… for half of it. So, the second 20 is bound to be even fatter and slower. I JUST WANT MY SQUISHY BABY HERE NOW. Patience is not my middle name. Plus, after 20 weeks I can tell you with confidence that there are many false perceptions about being pregnant. For example, “pregnancy glow” really translates to… Continue Reading… →
Good news! Since this blue/gray sweater knit infinity scarf was such a huge hit, I’m bringing it back in 3 new colors. So, I’ll keep this post short and sweet, and let the pictures do the talking. You can buy these here, on The Resplendent’s Etsy page!
Happy Wednesday! I am so excited that it is finally fall, especially after seeing so many pictures of apple orchards and pumpkin spice lattes on my Instagram Feed. And what better way to start off fall than canning some food and packing on some weight for winter? But seriously, I wanted to document my belly at least once during this whole pregnancy thing, primarily so that the next time I’m pregnant, I won’t be as discouraged about how large I… Continue Reading… →
Hi! This is me and my hubby. I'm just a spastic, over-emotional wife, and lover of Jesus, jalapeno chips, the Midwest, crafting, and saving money (all un-related, but all worth mentioning). On that note, welcome to The Resplendent! "Resplendent" means anything having beauty or splendor. So, check out my attempt at inspiring and blessing others through my sometimes "beautiful" and always spastic daily endeavors! (more...)