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March 14, 2012

Afternoon happenings included a hurrrcut!

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Followed by ice cream for a snack! This was birthday cake from Chaps and SOO GOOD!

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And a lovely walk downtown and back

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And then – we welcomed in the new stove!


[Old stove. It was sad to say goodbye because it was in a magazine with me!]

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But the new stove is a beauty with FIVE burners – two super burners – and cool features like self cleaning!


I was about to say “This is the first brand new un-used stove I’ve ever baked in!!”

….But that IS NOT TRUE!

Does anyone remember this accident of 2008!?


That resulted in us buying a new stove for our old house!?


So this is actually stove #2 for us! [Love that this one is flush with the countertop!]


Farewell white stove [we are donating it via a friend]


After stove receiving, I put on shorts and went on a walk with my friend Eileen!! What’s sad is that I put on my two biggest pairs of non-maternity shorts and they did not fit!! They buttoned, but they were way too tight in the waist. Luckily I buy maternity clothes before I need them, so I pulled out the lovely paneled shorts for the first time. So comfy! But the flesh color is so gross looking! [Stomach is a-growin’ this week!]


After our walk, Matt and I assembled dinner.


Good ole sardine salad [using sardines in lemon olive oil] with Food Should Taste Good lime chips for dipping. Matt minced a carrot and put in mustard and mayo. It’s been a long time since I had sardines and I’m supposed to be having them at least once a week for nutrition!


The baked sweet potato was perfectly baked in the new oven! 400* for 40 minutes.


And we had lemony green beans on the side.



My stomach is alternating between being really full and really hungry. I can’t decide which it is – and if I should have a HS snack.

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1 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Are those cherry blossoms? So pretty! And I’m jealous of your new stove!


2 Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy March 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Mmm, that dinner looks delicious, but I think the ice cream looks even tastier. Something about the warm weather coming ridiculously early here screams for ice cream!

Your hair cute looks great, by the way. And I can’t wait to get out of student housing and into a real kitchen some day. Simple pleasures. Right now my apartment kitchen is so tiny I can’t open my fridge all the way :( .. 2 more years of school, one of internship, and then I’ll think about how I’m going to get myself a decked out kitchen!


3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Haha the flesh paneling is an awkward color, granted I don’t know what other color would make more sense!? Ahhh and that ice cream sounds delicious!


4 Vivi @ My.Beautiful.Air March 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

love the haircut! mmm those sweet potatoes look SO delish! have a lovely evening!


5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

yay! new stove! so fresh ‘an so clean! 😉


6 Allie@LiveLaughEat March 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Your hair is so short! I like it though. Perfect for these crazy hot temps. That stove fits your kitchen perfectly. That made me oddly happy.


7 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! March 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Haha! You now basically have the same kitchen as me! Same stove and fridge! They are both AWESOME!!


8 Cm @ Lazy Healthy March 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I am not pregnant, nor have I ever been, but those shorts are lookin pretty comfy to me.


9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Love the haircut! Oh and ya gotta love those panels on the maternity clothes! Love that the little one is growing! So exciting!


10 Kathy W. March 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Love the new fridge & stove! I remember you getting the new stove at your old house, but, weirdly, not the broken top on the old one. Maybe I missed a post back then…

(and I’ve been saying for months I need a French door SS fridge and a five-burner stove.)

I guess you’ve become a gas stove lover after all!


11 Maria March 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

A new stove/fridge and ice cream. There’s not much more one could ask for.

You look positively glowing!


12 Tiffany March 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

You look so beautiful! Haircut looks great and the shorts are cute!

Hope you have a wonderful evening :)


13 Megan @ Megan's Munchies March 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I totally remember that from 2008!!!

I love birthday cake ice cream!!! Wish I had some now!


14 Sarah (I Dream of Beets) March 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

You look so glowy, the ice cream reminds me of summer, and your stomach is adorable. Those are three reasons why I’m lamenting my evening of grading and packing, my non-ice cream eating, and my non-pregnancy. However, it’s no small consolation that it’s 70 degrees out and that I’m packing for a week in San Diego:) From your pictures, though, I’m bringing my new kids Patagonia fleece. Love that the kids sizes run so big.


15 Laura March 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

hair looks great– you look so spring-like and fresh!


16 Erika - The Teenage Taste March 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Dinner looks delicious, Kath! Now I really want some sweet potato fries! 😛


17 katie @KatieDid March 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm

ahh the shorts! I do like the pink though you’re kind of right about the nude part hehe. And mmmm love sardines!


18 dee March 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Cute haircut! I love getting new appliances, I always cannot wait to use them. Ha. Your fridge and stove make a very nice pair. :)


19 Chetney (Czesia Lives) March 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I love your new haircut!!


20 Siobhan March 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

You look so much like your mom in the first pic! Congrats on your pregnancy Kath!


21 Mom March 15, 2012 at 6:04 am



22 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Your stove is awesome! I bet you’re gonna be whippin’ up all kinds of awesome on that thing!


23 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Congrats on the new stove. It’s beautiful! And that incident in 2008…EEK! Bet you were freaking out and shocked, all at once. Yikes!

And I love the side storage area/cubby bins on the side of the stove. Enjoy all those glass jars for the next 9 mos or so, til baby starts crawling :)


24 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

i have never heard of HS snacks before — although i have one almost every night! a small bowl of oats helps me sleep… or so i tell myself :)


25 Gina March 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Laughing at the HS snack! I’m currently finishing up my clinical rotation for my Dietetic Internship and have now found myself using medical abbreviations in my everyday life. :) Your blog came to mind today when we had a visit from our local Great Harvest owners in Greensboro, NC for RD day — they came bearing GH gift bags filled with two mini loaves for all! Mmmm


26 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

That was nice of them!


27 Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Your new stove is so cool looking! I also noticed that your smile is bigger and brighter since you announced your pregnancy! Your happiness really shows Kath


28 Jen March 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Eek! What happened to that stove?!

Love your hair! It looks even blonder – did you have the color done? Pretty.


29 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

I didn’t, but blowdrying in layers really brightens it up


30 Samantha March 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Lovin’ the hair! And the stove!


31 Stephanie Hobbs March 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm

So much exciting stuff in this post! I LOVE your new haircut, and whatever girl those shorts look awesome!! Too cute!

The stove I so pretty! Wish ours was flush with the countertop too!


32 Jessica March 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm

What is a super burner?
Why are you supposed to be eating sardines weekly?
Love your haircut! Isnt a haircut you like one of the most refreshing feelings?


33 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 7:03 am

It’s a really hot burner that heats things fast.

And sardines for nutrition!


34 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Those shorts are so cute. Maybe a white panel might have been more stylish, lol.

Congrats on your new stove. Your nest is almost ready for baby!


35 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl March 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm

The haircut looks super cute. But watch out… moms-to-be tend to cut their hair shorter and shorter. 😉

The sardine dinner looks great. I just tried some awesome sardines from Spain when I was at Expo. So yummy!

And I love the new stove. I wanted one of those, but it was too wide to fit in between the counters. I was truly sad. It was only like a 1/2″ difference, but made all the difference in the world!


36 JenATX March 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm

lovin’ the short hair- very chic. NOT lovin’ those shorts though! haha the flesh is so fleshy lol, but I do love that you posted a pic of the shorts in their entirety :)


37 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs March 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Cute haircut! Love the color of those shorts. I love maternity clothes they are so comfy and you can’t tell they are maternity. Love the simple dinner idea too!


38 Mama Pea March 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Like your hair! It’s a mom haircut! 😉 (I can only say that because I have one too)


39 Lisa Langenfeld March 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Kath – I’ve been following your site for a few months now and finally just had to leave a comment to let you know how much I love KERF and Baby KERF!! You are just so adorable and have really inspired me to start blogging more too! It’s funny – when I talk to my husband about your blog, I’ll start with “My friend Kath…” even though I’ve never met you, i feel like I know you so well through your posts! LOL! Keep up all the great work! :) PS – you are absolutely glowing from your pregnancy and the new hair cut is very cute!


40 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

:) We are all friends!


41 Jenny@vegetarianhatesvegetables March 14, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I’ve been dreaming of a stove like the one you just got, but my husband is dead set on the glass top. I will have to show him what happened to yours! Might sway him. I remember the creepy flesh top- comfy, but I was constantly pulling my shirt down because I was paranoid that it would show.


42 Khushboo March 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I still can’t get myself to eat sardines- something about the bones scare me!


43 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

You really don’t see/feel them at all. They are as soft as tuna is


44 jojo March 15, 2012 at 1:50 am

Nice hair cut!!
I walked around with unbuttoned jeans/pants forever before I bought maternity pants 😛
The band to wear around the waist is comfortable, something about having support around the waist even when the tummy is not so big..


45 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes March 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

love the haircut! Looks great :)


46 Joss March 15, 2012 at 6:06 am

I love your new hair cut :) Bring in the new for spring!


47 Roxanne March 15, 2012 at 6:25 am

QUOTED: “so I pulled out the lovely paneled shorts for the first time. So comfy! But the flesh color is so gross looking!”
So why can’t they make the panels the same color as the shorts/pants/skirt so it won’t look so gross! So the whole thing could have been been pink….They’re expensive enough that they can do it!


48 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 6:50 am

All pink would have been genius! I don’t get the flesh thing. The LAST thing I want people to think is that my flesh is showing if my shirt rides up!


49 Linda March 15, 2012 at 6:55 am

I think they make panels flesh colored so it doesn’t show through if you have a light colored shirt on. I know these shorts are pastel enough that it probably wouldn’t make a difference, however, I have jeans with a navy panel and it really shows through when I wear white tops.


50 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

Good point!


51 Molly @ RDexposed March 15, 2012 at 6:33 am

Nice “HS snack” slip in!


52 Linds @ Linds Eats March 15, 2012 at 6:57 am

ahh, beaut stove. tres jealous! p


53 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 15, 2012 at 6:59 am

I love your haircut! It looks super cute! :) The new stove is really nice! That is exactly like one that I would love to have once I own a house. I hate the stove in house that we are renting. It never works properly.


54 Sam March 15, 2012 at 7:29 am

Sweet potatoes/Yams are Devine! Especially cooked in coconut oil. Adding chili powder to them puts them on my top 5 deserted island list. I spent 30 years or so of my life thinking I didn’t like them . So sad!
Your hair looks great!


55 Allison K March 15, 2012 at 7:43 am

Full panels are so awkward at first aren’t they? I needed maternity pants early and remember thinking about why the panel starts so low in the front. Ha! It all makes sense now. You should post comparison pictures in those shorts 20 weeks from now. :)


56 Meg March 15, 2012 at 8:01 am


Congrats on the babe! Have you tried the Food -kettlecorn ones! They are delicious!


57 jackie March 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

Your haircut is so cute. Love it.
Your new stove is also rocking. I’m trying to convince my husband that I need a new one. All of my burners are getting very finicky. (It’s electric – blah.) I want a gas stove!!


58 Lisa March 15, 2012 at 8:36 am

Thank you for the sardine salad tutorial. It was great!! I picked up a multi-pack of the sardines in olive oil at our BJ’s, because I love them. I really didn’t know what I was going to do with all of them, and this is the perfect solution! I love a dish for warmer weather that doesn’t require heat.
Love the new stove!


59 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach March 15, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love Food Should Taste Good chips! I’ve never had sardine salad, but that dinner looks delish!


60 Cait's Plate March 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

Oooh I LOVE the new stove!! It’s absolutely beautiful!


61 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) March 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

I love your hair cut! You look great with short hair!! :)

Enjoy your new stove!


62 Angel7 March 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

I love your new haircut! It looks super cute!



63 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life March 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

Ohh you can def. see a baby bump in that picture!!!! yay!


64 Shana March 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

I have the exact same stove! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it but I haven’t figured out the best way to clean the grates yet. If you have any tips, I would be glad to hear them!


65 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

Man, I LOVE getting new appliances- and we will need a new stove at some point. We are slowly trying to convert our white appliances to stainless steel (But the fridge is #1 priority right now). I’ll have to keep this one in mind- it looks perfect!
Your hair cut is cute! And in the last photo, I gotta say- look at those strong, muscular legs, girl! Holy hamstrings! I totally appreciate muscular legs more than anything!


66 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Yeah pump!


67 Lennis March 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

We have that stove and love it!! It bakes accurately and everything about it is amazing!! we’ve had it for almost 3 years and still love it as much as the first time we used it.


68 Heather P March 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

Love the new stove. We are in the market for a new one, can you let me know the model& brand?


69 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I’m on the road and don’t know off the top of my head. Will you email me and ill get back to you?


70 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 15, 2012 at 11:48 am

The sweet potato and green beans look really tasty.


71 Alyssa March 15, 2012 at 11:54 am

Kath this is going to sound creepy, but you have awesome legs! Total motivation for me to do more squats and lunges. You look great!


72 KathEats March 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Haha thanks!


73 Catalina @ Cake with Love March 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I have the exact same stove, I love it so far, my only complain will be the self clean feature, it is not really what I expected, but other than that I like the stove!


74 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

Love the haircut – looks great! And your new stove is a beauty; have fun breaking it in!


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