Posted in January 2013

It’s been a good year

I was all ready to post about Sebastian being 5 months today, but then Jason surprised me with this video this morning for my 30th birthday and I just can’t not share this.

Making a Change

“Many of us who aren’t farmers or gardeners still have some element of farm nostalgia in our family past, real or imagined: a secret longing for some connection to a life where a rooster crows in the yard.” – Barbara Kingsolver “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” Before I went to culinary school I read a lot of … Continue reading


i’m about to put aside all sarcasm and other tools i use to prevent myself from being emotionally honest and say, being pregnant can seriously suck a big one sometimes. i never thought i would actually have a pregnant glow.  i was shocked when i read that was a real thing and not just something … Continue reading

things i say (more) now that i’m pregnant

“i want my fucking colace.”  i know you’re thinking, courtney, how often did you say that pre-pregnancy?  um, more than the average bear.  i find there’s a girl, interrupted quote for almost every moment in your life, and here’s one that i didn’t know would come in handy so often.  in the past, i usually … Continue reading

Doing stuff

It’s January in Chicago. It’s COLD. I’m home with a four month old baby. What do you do when you can’t really go out, but there isn’t a whole lot you can do while you’re in either? I’m resorting to watching too many movies and spending a lot of time on the internet while the baby naps. Continue reading

Dear Baz // 4 months

Dear Sebastian, I spent my first night away from you this month. While I hoped I would embrace the sleep I was sure I would get, I still found myself awake several times at night worried about how it was going at home and just missing holding you in my arms. You must have been … Continue reading


I know I’m due for a 4 month update on Mr. Baz. That’s in the works. For now I just wanted to pop in and put to paper (err screen) that my main resolution for 2013 is to write more. That’s one of the main reasons I wanted to create this space even though it’s … Continue reading