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Weekend Links / / Parenting, Potlucks & Podcasts

Thirty-Six Weeks Pregnant This week Jordan and I are making progress on transitioning our space for the baby. Yesterday, I went shopping for mama and Yoshi. I needed to purchase lounge clothes for the first few weeks and more newborn/0-3 clothes. It is not easy to find affordable basic baby clothes without crazy sayings and wild colors! Our carseat and stroller also arrived this week. Yay!

We sold a chair to make room for our crib, so over the weekend Jordan is going to assemble the crib and install our carseat. Our plan is actually to trade in one of our vehicles, but we want it ready just in case little man decides to make an early entrance! There is nothing like having a baby to encourage a massive overhaul of your belongings.

Our hospital tour was this week as well. It's a good feeling knowing where to park and enter because whenever I visit someone in the hospital I always get lost! Even though there are no signs this little guy will make an early appearance, Jordan and I both feel more prepared in case something were to happen.

Onto the links!

Blogging FAQ / / Thinking of starting a blog? Are you curious about how others run theirs? Lauryn answers her most frequently asked questions. It took me a while to realize style bloggers weren't taking one outfit post at a time! There is always more to learn.

20 Summer Potluck Recipes / / It's one thing to create a list of go-to dinner recipes, but it's another when you are asked to bring a dish to a potluck. I'm used to cooking for two! A great option is this mango guacamole. It's always a hit!

6 Tips To Stay Healthy and Active While Traveling / / Jordan and I try to walk a lot whenever we travel. It goes a long way in counteracting eating any extra treats! How do you stay healthy while traveling? Any summer trips on the horizon?

Seven Things I Wish I'd Known About The Newborn Stage / / My favorite piece of advice from Lauren is her reminder that nothing is permanent. Newborns are growing and changing everyday and a few rough nights does not equal a lifetime of rough nights.

12 Awesome Podcasts / / I have shared my favorite podcasts in two different posts (here & here). Listening to podcasts is my main source of entertainment throughout my week. Marla has rounded up 12 more podcasts to add to your player (many of which I had never heard of). I was very excited to see that Sherry and John Petersik (aka Young House Love) have started a podcast!

Happy Weekend, all!

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