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July 19, 2012

Fun afternoon and dinner!!!

Look what arrived!! In love with the Midori green color. I can’t believe my baby will sit in this!

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Also on the baby front – Baby Central in progress. I’ve revamped this corner of the basement so it’s ready to receive toys, diapers, mom stuff and baby for playing, nursing and napping! My goal these past few weeks was to make the basement more inviting (and desirable to spend hours in) and I’m getting there. More details soon!

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When Matt came home, we went on a walk downtown to run some errands and pay a visit to Market Street Wine Shop to buy a chardonnay for a wine tasting party we’re attending on Saturday. [Yes, this is making me totally sad that I can’t partake – BUT only 6ish weeks to go!!!]

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Even if I can’t drink it, it’s still really fun to think about wine, talk about wine and participate in the purchasing.

I spotted two vineyards that brought back wonderful pre-baby memories!

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We walked around downtown and paid Karen a visit in her new house!! By the time we got home, we were dripping in sweat.

But at least a cold dinner was ready to eat!

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Got too many tomatoes and cucumbers this summer? Make gazpacho!!

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I used our tried and true classic recipe (with just a few modifications since we didn’t have roasted red peppers or Worcestershire and left out the corn). Tasty though!! Makes 4 big bowls, so we have leftovers.

Speaking of bowls, new from Pier 1!! I haven’t bought a new bowl in a long time, and these colors spoke to me.

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On the side we enjoyed a new recipe Matt is testing at the bakery. We have total free reign to determine any and all of our recipes (and pretty much any business decision we feel like…) so he developed this multigrain sourdough. It’s 50% whole grain with lots of seeds and crunch inside. I thought it was quite good, but he thought the rye flour component was too intense. The palate of a baker :)

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Loved the sesame seeds on the outside!

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We just finished the last of the first season’s Portlandia episodes. LOVE that show and I need to find season 2!

Have a lovely hot or cold evening : )

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1 Regina July 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

They make non-alcoholic wines! They’re actually pretty good. Especially when you haven’t had a sip of the real stuff in 35 weeks :) Fun way to partake in the tasting without harming baby.

http://www.arielvineyards.com/wines.html

^^^ Tried their Merlot and it wasn’t bad! Just kinda like a more watered down red.

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2 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I’ve heard of these, but I haven’t seen them in a store yet (and I checked a few)

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3 lynn @ the actor's diet July 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

always love your pretty bowls!

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4 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I’m pretty sure I made your gazpacho recipe like a bajillion years ago before I even started my blog. Woah flashback. That little rocking chair is so Goldilocks :)

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5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

You’re nesting! I love it! Dinner looks perfect! I haven’t made gazpacho in forever. I really need to do that. I had planned to use tomatoes from my garden this year, but between the heat and the squirrels…I don’t know if that will ever happen. Have a great night Kath!

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6 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Gah I can’t get anything house-related out of my brain!! I hate to call it nesting because I’m always house obsessed, but it’s gotten worse so maybe it is!

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7 BroccoliHut July 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

My sister uses the exact same carrier (even the same color) for her now 8-month-old daughter and loves it! I hope you like it as much as she does :)

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8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

gazpacho is my mom’s favorite soup! And your basement corner looks adorable, I loooove that rug!

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9 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I love watching how people get ready for babies – I think cause baby stuff is so darn adorable. Plus your basement looks so wonderful bright and cozy – love the wood floors and not the usual carpet.

If you need another opinion on the sourdough bread, I am here for you guys. :-)

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10 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Perfect way to use those summer veggies that I’m hoping my garden will be pumping out here pretty soon! …..That baby is getting so close! <3 AWESOME! (I can't wait to sip on some wine again. Golly, I miss it!)

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11 Christine July 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm

okay – LOVE that car seat! My SIL has that and it really is super cute and very safe. Also, have you read that a beer a day helps new moms with lactation? I’m totally not joking! Worked for me!

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12 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I have heard that :)

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13 Erin @ The Grass Skirt July 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I’ve been missing (and craving) wine in a big way since becoming pregnant (I’m 26 weeks along). I cannot wait to have my first class post-baby! :)

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14 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

great looking gazpacho and yes, Silver Oak – I know their wine! Good stuff, soon, very soon for you.

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15 Morgan July 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I think it’s “free reign”

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16 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I just had grass-fed beef on the brain :)

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17 Morgan July 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

True! That’s actually pretty funny.

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18 Celeste July 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm

No, it’s free rein – refers to giving horses slack on their reins.

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19 j3nn July 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I’ve never had gazpacho. Hard to get passed it seeming like tomato juice. :) But I’m probably way off on that!

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20 Grace @ Grace Dishes July 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Your basement is gorgeous! I love the organizational baskets. The print on the chaise is TO DIE FOR!

Love it :)

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21 Fallingsnow July 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Kath, when I follow your “to the bakery” link on my cell (http://greatharvestcville.com/mobile) there’s a little blurb that is signed “YOUR NAMES, Owners”
I’m guessing your and Matt’s names should go there! Just thought you’d want to know…

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22 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

strange and thanks

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23 sarah (the SHU box) July 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

josh just saw your post and pointed out ‘that’s our car seat!’ :) yay!!! you’ll love it.

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24 Julie Guthrie July 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Love your blog, Kath–My son and daughter-in-law went to Davidson and my nephew will be a freshman this fall. By the way, I think it is “free rein” http://grammarist.com/spelling/free-rein-free-reign/ Congratulations and many good wishes on becoming a mon!

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25 KathEats July 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

dear me, spelling has never been my strong point

what year were your son and dil there ?!

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26 [email protected] July 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Love the chair and the bowl!

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27 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Your bread always leads me into craving bread! ;)

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28 Cait's Plate July 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm

The room looks great!!

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29 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Lovelys July 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

That bread looks fantastic! How fun coming up with new bread recipes :) Now I’m craving carbs…

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30 Kayla @ Keep Moving Forward July 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Haha! Portlandia is an interesting show – I live in the Portland Metro area and some of the things in there are just right on!

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31 Christina@thebeautifulbalance July 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

I LOVE the chair! I could take many naps there and not feel guilty at all about it. Also, every post that you feature your bread in makes me crave doughy and crunchy bread! Yummmm!

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32 Brie July 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Carseat twins! Except we registered for a more neutral pattern–Babies R Us didn’t have any colors we liked in store that were gender neutral.

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33 Rachel July 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I looove that chair! I’m nowhere near having a baby on my own, but can I just say, it’s been so exciting watching/reading your life through it all :)

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34 MegS July 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I love your new bowl! I like to collect neat looking bowls too! The bread looks great! I’m hoping to teach myself how to make bread at home. I haven’t done that before! :-)

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35 Tamara July 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Are you getting the whole travel system? That’s the same (even the color) that we’re getting too!

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36 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 6:20 am

no, a Bob stroller

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37 janine July 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

You will LOVE the BOB….mine has so many miles on it!!!! My boys (youngest is three…still rides in it!!!) Best investment! (the newer ones are even better than the one I have! Mine is 8 years old! still going strong!!!
enjoy these next few weeks!!! <3

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38 Khushboo July 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I always forget about gazpacho- great salad alternative in the summer!

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39 Laura @ She Eats Well July 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

The nursery looks so darn cute. I absolutely love that patterned chair!

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40 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 6:20 am

it’s the basement, not the nursery :)

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41 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 20, 2012 at 5:20 am

Haven’t had gazpacho in a very long time…Great idea!

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42 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) July 20, 2012 at 5:31 am

You guys will LOVE your Chicco car seat. It is so user friendly! Love ours!

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43 Jodie July 20, 2012 at 6:01 am

Have u been etching “up all night” wih Christina Applegate? The series is starting here in Oz soon…looks good!

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44 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

Congrats on the carseat!! :) That gazpacho looks delicious. I’ve always wanted to try making it.

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45 Molly @ RDexposed July 20, 2012 at 7:00 am

Put a bird on it!

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46 Lisa July 20, 2012 at 7:05 am

I have a Chicco Keyfit for my 4th baby (had Graco and Britax for the others) and it is, by far, the best seat! Smart choice!

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47 Laura July 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

Can’t you safely have a glass of wine at this point so you aren’t totally left out at the party?

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48 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

Yes…true…but better to be conservative right?

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49 Meagan July 20, 2012 at 8:44 am

I like the fluffy white rug!! It looks so nice and cozy for toes :)

Did Karen move again? I feel like you were just moving her into a new place?

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50 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

She’s been inbetween houses for the past 3 weeks and living with us – she was in her other rental for about 1.5 years. She’s all settled in now!

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51 Sam July 20, 2012 at 8:52 am

Yay for the Chicco! We used the exact same seat, same design, with our son and loved it. We also have a BOB. :) It’s a great combo and has worked well for us. I might get a lighter stroller that folds up smaller at some point (maybe a Baby Jogger), but my son is 15 months now and the BOB has served us well up to this point. It handles fantastically.

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52 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

My mom and I enjoyed Gazpacho last week in the intense heat…I topped ours with shrimp, avocado and quinoa…it was amazing! Perfect for those hot days when cooking a hot meal just does not seem in the cards.

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53 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

Mmm shrimp!

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54 Andrea July 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

I love that white rug in front of the chair!

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55 Emily July 20, 2012 at 9:44 am

I’ve heard it’s fine to have a glass of wine late in your pregnancy- would you have sips at the tasting or not at all?

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56 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 10:15 am

I think a sip is fine at this stage of the game. The midwife here in town actually recommended a pint of unfiltered beer a week to my friend in her last month of pregnancy – for the yeast

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57 Angel7 July 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

That fluffy white rug in front of the black & white chair is sooo nice! I am sure the baby will love to play & roll around on it! Where did you get it?

About how much alcohol goes through breastmilk?

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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58 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

Pier 1 – $25!

I’m not sure of the breastmilk specifics, but the lactation consultant at our hospital just told me it’s fine to have a drink when you’re nursing…but not 5 drinks. I think it’s a pretty minimal amount. I read a study (although I lost the source) that said if a mother is legally drunk, her breastmilk still had a negligible amount. I doubt many new moms would want to be drunk, so I’m not worried about 1-2 glasses with food.

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59 Cate July 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

Why do you specify that you guys get to make “pretty much any business decision”? Why would you not have the authority to make business decisions?

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60 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Because I get a lot of questions about how unique it is to run a Great Harvest

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61 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Mmm gazpacho! That new bread looks amazing :)

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62 Ana July 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I love your new bowl, sooo pretty!! I will look for one for myself! I love mugs and bowls!
Ana

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63 Wendy July 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Kroger at barracks road sells alcohol free wine. A number of my friends who’ve had babies over the last year will do a ” pump and dump” if they’ve had more than one drink and none of them drank in the 1 st month or 2 of breastfeeding.

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64 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm

oh cool, I’ll have to stop by there!

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65 The Healthy Apple July 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Yummy gazpacho Kath; looks fabulous!! You look beautiful and your belly is so darn cute! xo

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66 Bridget July 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Kath, the gazpacho recipe at Serious Eats is amazing…I make it three times a week during tomato season. The freezer step is worth it, and so is putting it through a strainer (and no, you don’t need that much olive oil, but you need the fats for all of the goodness of the tomato nutrients to absorb, so just enjoy it!)

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