Play That Funky Music

August 22, 2012


Boy, if I weren’t sleep deprived, I would be convinced I’m in the day before labor funk. I’ve felt off all morning. But I think it’s really just 5 days of poor sleep catching up with me mixed with a lovely cocktail of hormones. I’m tired and slightly nauseous and just had tears pouring down my face while I watched another Baby Story birth with my lunch. I can’t BELIEVE we are about to have one!

Crib skirt is on! My girlfriend Lynsie made it!! Such a special touch to the nursery!


We also had a fun package arrive – this awesome modern baby seat + rocker from my Aunt Ellen and Uncle Paul!!! My favorite color green : ) It plays MP3s too!

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And we are now the proud owners of Sophie the Giraffe : ) Squeak!!


I’m back to some first trimester food funks, but come 1pm the thought of a salad went “DING!” in my brain and I made it before I changed my mind.


Piled high with nutrition –


Leftover roasted potatoes, cheese, tomatoes, an egg, cottage cheese, corn chips, tons of lettuce, olive oil and honey.



I am a blogging machine these days between KERF, BERF and this new endeavor I’m embarking upon.

KERF’s 5 year anniversary is actually on my DUE DATE! What are the chances of that!? I don’t even really believe myself that I have blogged nearly every meal for 5 years. Insanity!


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1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life August 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

can’t wait to hear more about the new project :)


2 Kavi August 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

5 year KERF anniversary + baby’s due date… I think that’s going to be your lucky day! Exciting times :)


3 Andrea August 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Such an awesome looking salad! Yum! It seems like you are chomping at the bit to meet babe face to face! Which is a good thing of course :) Think of it like this: you know how when you don’t see your boyfriend/husband for longer than usual? And then when you finally do it’s like OMG I’ve never loved you so much!! I can only imagine that your baby boy’s birth will be like that x100000 :)


4 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm
5 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot August 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I still can’t believe it’s almost time for you to meet your little guy! Crazy how time seems to fly! Happy Wednesday!


6 Chloe (In Fine Feather) August 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

How fun that KERFs anniversary is on your due date! Hopefully you’ll have some big news to share with all of us then :)
And what a cute skirt – I love the blue pop of color!


7 Laurie August 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Five years…wow that is amazing…Congratulations!! Your moods will be all over the board for the next month…just roll with it! (no bread pun intended)


8 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Love the color!


9 Morgan @ moments of mmm August 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Oh my gosh, I love your nursery colors and patterns. It’s perfectly modern and soft at the same time. Hopefully you feel better the rest of the day! I am sure this period of discomfort is well worth the prize though 😉


10 rosie @ rosalicious August 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

If it makes you feel any better, I feel the same way today! Must be something in the C’ville air…

Love that rocker!


11 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Lunar cycle!?


12 HeatherC August 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

You often talk about topping your salads with olive oil and honey— I always think this sounds so good but if u had to estimate how much of each do u think you drizzle? Teaspoon of each? Less? More? Congrats on the baby– been reading for a LOOOONG time and I feel like I’ve watched you practically grow up before my eyes! (I’m old!) Can’t wait for the birth story :)


13 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Yep… Just about a tsp of each


14 Rachel August 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

awww this is all so exciting!! Salad looks great btw :)


15 Megan @ Megan's Munchies August 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Love Sophie the giraffe! So much personality in one toy!

I have a feeling the anniversary and baby arrival are going to occur on the same day :)


16 Ann August 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I just learned about sophie the giraffe at a baby shower!!! I loved the story on the back of the box! So cute and it’s funny that all babies seem to love that thing?!


17 Heather @ Full Price? Never! August 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

My 2 year old was scared of Sophie when we first got it as a teether… but now she loves it and it’s her night time cuddle toy of choice! Congrats on 5 years!!! I know how much work it takes!


18 Nicole August 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love the colors of the crib skirt. I sorta wish I’d gone with solid colors because they’re easier to match; I have the Peep bedding from Land of Nod, but went with the dots and stripes in gray and yellow.

The rocker is super cool looking! We love modern stuff. I’m trying to keep baby gear like that to a minimum, so I’m wondering if it’s a good option instead of the swing? We also want to get the Zen swing because of all the options it has. We have the space for everything imaginable, but I don’t want to clutter our house up.


19 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I love the Peep bedding : )

And I would still get a swing because the rocker doesn’t auto-rock which is sort of the beauty of a swing. Maybe instead of a vibration/bouncy seat though


20 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

That salad looks amazing, I love all the different components to it!


21 Alison August 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

That shade of green is also my favorite! Getting closer! 😀


22 Michelle (Peachy Palate) August 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Five years…you seem like you’ve been at it more like ten! Amazing blog, amazing photography and gorgeous food!


23 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

5 yrs on your due date — what are the odds??! Congrats on both :)


24 Diane August 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Funky mood, cramping, crying….interesting….could be very soon!

My son LOVED Sophie the giraffe.


25 Laura @ She Eats Well August 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

That is such an amazing coincidence with your due date and blogiversary. Your salad looks lovely and colorful; I love throwing sweet potatoes onto anything and everything!


26 Annette @FitnessPerks August 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I think that’s an awesome date for your due date to be on 😉

I love a salad piled high with good stuff–looks tasty.


27 kim@hungryhealthygirl August 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

With everyone of my pregnancies, I watched the Baby Story and cried right along, just like you. Those sweet potatoes are calling my name!


28 Madison @Peanut Butter Lover August 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I can’t wait to hear about your new adventure. I just hope that it doesn’t ever stop you from doing KERF or BERF. I had a salad today for lunch too. Before discovering healthy eating and blogs, I thought salads were a dieting torture. Now I enjoy eating them and look forward to new inspiring ideas like yours. Happy 5 years of WONDERFUL!


29 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself August 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Your salads always look so much better than mine! Ha.


30 Kristi August 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I’m 22 weeks and found myself feeling off today too…a bit nauseous (or pukey as I call it) and then had tears streaming down my face after a very frustrating phone call with my insurance company! Oh the lovely hormones!


31 Mom August 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Love Sophie and the seat! I can’t believe the baby is due on your blog anniversary. How cool is that!


32 Cait's Plate August 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

5 years seriously is a feat to be proud of! Excited to hear what the new endeavor will be!


33 Lisa @bitesforbabies August 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Wow! Blogging every day for 5 years??!! I’ve only been blogging for 7 months and I feel like its a part-time job! Lol!


34 Steph k. August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

My food aversions/funk from the 1st tri returned when I was in my 3rd tri too! I was super hngry all the time but had no taste for anything! And my son loves his Sophie. The squeaking scared him at first but around 4 months is wh e he really started getting into it!


35 Angel7 August 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I attempted to figure out the math for how many meals you have posted about, but my tired, pregnant body won’t let me :) It would be cool to know how many meals you have posted about, though.


36 Danielle August 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Very rough answer: 5 x 365 x 3 = 5475!!


37 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Haha whoa!!


38 Christina August 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm


I just have to say that I love your blog and your approach to healthy eating! Your salads always look FABULOUS to me and have inspired me to eat more that look like the ones you make. So excited for you on the impending birth of your baby. Good luck!


39 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Thanks Christina!


40 j3nn August 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm

That baby seat is super cute and way more modern than anything 1980 had to offer, hehe.


41 Lisa August 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Every modern baby needs a classic Sophie! We love ours too. And, my dear, your hormones are busy at work. :)


42 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles August 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Happy almost five years. What an accomplishment! I think I’ve only been following you the past couple of years, but you always manage to brighten my day! I hope you get some good sleep tonight!!!


43 Amelia August 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I can’t believe how close you’re getting to Baby Younger-Monson’s arrival! You look darling as usual and I’ll be thinking of you in these next few weeks. Congrats on the 5 yr KERF anniversary too – love that it’s on the due date!


44 Kathy August 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Great blog! Oh and as the mom of two toddlers, that baby bouncy seat is going to be a lifesaver for you! :) Best of luck!


45 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm



46 Spice Chicken August 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

That is one tricked-out baby seat! Lucky kiddo!


47 Jen August 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm

What’s the new blogging gig?!


48 Jenifer August 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Somehow got turned around in reading.. and read this before I read the new post. I had trouble sleeping a few days before I went into labor, and my body was just really out of sorts. Your little man will be here before you know it!


49 Michele Sparrow August 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

That has to be the most delicious looking salad! The thing I love about your meals is the multiple layers of colors and textures and flavors you always have going on. Absolutely delicious looking!

Congratulations on the 5 years!


50 Amy Wiginton August 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

Kath- where are the blue tortilla chips from? I notice you eating them all the time? Also, I have never had tofu but would like to try it. Whats the best way to cook it for a first time “eater”?

Getting close and so excited for you guys!! LOVE the crib skirt! Its complete now.


51 KathEats August 23, 2012 at 7:55 am

Garden of Eatin’ brand.

And roasted is my favorite way to eat tofu – in the oven for 40 mins at 400* or so. There are several good baked tofu tutorials online too!


52 Amy Wiginton August 23, 2012 at 7:41 am

Oops P.S. Keep meaning to tell you…I felt awful the week leading up to labor and then the day or two right before I had MORE energy than I knew what to do with and nesting kicked into full gear again. Finally, on baby #4, I recognized what I was doing (I was also ridiculously crabby-worse then PMS) and knew that that was the start of all labor “things” to come…exciting to think about!

I think the extreme crabbiness was present for SURE with all 4 kids.
Good luck!!!!!


53 KathEats August 23, 2012 at 7:55 am

I’ve heard this similar cycle too – down and then UP UP UP and then it’s go time :)


54 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 23, 2012 at 4:27 pm

The crib skirt looks amazing, she did such a great job!


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