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Sunday, December 11, 2011

mangia mondays 40: a cupcake in the oven

hiya, friends!
welcome to another edition of

a blog hop i co-host each week with the stupendous
lisa from shine your light.

this week,
i have something exciting to share:

a cupcake in the oven

okay, okay...
i know it's not a food post,
but we're having a baby
(whom we lovingly refer to as "cupcake")!

don't know if you've noticed,
but i haven't been doing much cooking lately...
a lot of things make me nauseous
& i've just been so tired!
luckily, that's all winding down since i'm officially 12 weeks pregnant
& finished with my first trimester!

things i've been craving:
- pizza.
- flamas, some insanely hot chips made by doritos.
{they set my mouth on fire & make me cry,
but darn it! they taste so good!}
- salt & vinegar anything.
{mostly, anything with a vinegar-y taste.
have you guys tried the black bean dip from trader joe's?
it's amazing! & vinegar-y!}
- apples.
- crystal light lemonade.

hopefully i'll have some christmas goodies to share next week
because the semester is finally over & i have some time to breathe.

but, now it's your turn!
link up those recipes & food posts!

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Congratulations Kristin!!! What a wonderful gift you got this year :)

  2. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you guys! What a blessing you have on the way!
    Merry Christmas to you and the "family"!

  3. Congrats!!! How exciting! We just had our second baby at the end of October and we are loving every second with him. Can't wait for more even! :)

  4. Congratulations! Take care of yourself, the rest of us can wait for the nausea to pass :)

  5. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you :)

  6. Congratulations on your little cupcake. How exciting!!

  7. Congratulations, Kristin! Christmas came early for you! I shared a sauerkraut recipe, a pecan tassies recipe, and a coconut baskets recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!

  8. Congrats!! Fab news! Thanks for hosting another great week and powering through all those nauseating days. I look forward to checking out those mouth watering photos. I'm sharing a quick little video that will hopefully inspire either the home cook or a spouse to help with dinner.

  9. Ahhhhhhh! How exciting Kristin!!!!!!!!! So happy for you and Mr. Delightfully Dowling!!!!!!!! Oh girl I feel your pain on the nausea - hope the rest of your pregnancy is wonderful! Little cupcake - awwww!

  10. congrats!! this is literally the 4th post i've seen this week where a blogger is having a baby. what's in the water over there?
    I'm giving away 5 shirts from StyleMint! Wanna enter?

  11. Congratulations! That's exciting news! I love that you call it "Cupcake" too! Very fitting!

  12. Loving your blog! I found you via Pinterest. Congratulations on the baby! Such an exciting time. <3

  13. Exciting news! Congratulations! When is your due date?

  14. OMG!! Congrats!!! We're must be due right around the same time!! How exciting!! You better keep us updated!! :)

  15. Congrats! So many bloggers are pregnant right now! Hope things go very smoothly!