I’m Spring Cleaning my Blog

For the past few years I’ve had a mile-long list of things I want to do with my blog and it just hasn’t happened because 1) I keep getting pregnant, 2) every time I get pregnant I eventually have another baby sucking on my boobs all day and 3) I have 37 business ideas (no joke) that I’m always trying to work on, so sadly the personal blog shit ends up on the back burner of an old broken-down stove aka ain’t nobody getting to it. They say if you want something bad enough you have to just DO it. So this is me, doing…

I Got A New Camera!!

  I finally got a new camera!!!! I’ve been using an old Canon Rebel for the past year or so to shoot for the magazine, but I really wanted to try DSLR video and my old faithful just couldn’t keep up. So about the new camera, we sprung for a Canon 80D with the video creators kit. Literally the first pic I took was amazing and I was in love!! I love super bright, borderline washed out pics and the 80D makes them beautifully! Most professional photogs would probably cringe at my settings, though 😉 I’m SO excited to see how…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

So… tonight is the much anticipated Bruce Jenner interview with Diane Sawyer (!!!). To honor the event properly, my SiL and I decided to host a viewing party complete with organic red wine and Paleo cupcakes. Planning, shopping, and baking started early this morning and has pretty much taken me all day. (EVERYTHING takes 100x longer when you have a four month old.) For anyone else, though, this recipe is super simple and quick and the finished product is amaaaaazing!! I tweaked the paleo vanilla cupcake recipe from The Wannabe Chef (used coconut sugar vs cane) and topped them with Elana’s…

Fruit On A Low Carb Diet!?

For the first two years Rory and I were together I didn’t eat a single piece of fruit. Whaaaaaat!?? I was low carb, duh. Ok I lied, I did have some fruit: there was no shortage of tomatoes, avocados or coconut in my kitchen, but when it comes to the sweet stuff, goose egg. For two years. Looking back now I want to slap 2009 and 2010 Jenny. That’s two Jersey strawberry seasons forfeited. I cringe at the thought. This is my rationale: when you’re suuuuper low carb for a long time, one piece of mouth-watering melon can set off a…

Don’t STRESS Over Pregnancy Weight Gain

Yes, you will gain weight during pregnancy.   It’s perfectly natural, healthy, and expected!  Instead of stressing, focus on a few healthy weight gain guidelines so it’ll be even easier to shed the baby weight once your little one is here!  How Much Weight Do You Need To Gain? That depends.  We’re all different shapes and sizes, so your pre pregnancy weight will determine your recommended weight gain: Start off by calculating your BMI, Body Mass Index.  Try this BMI calculator!       Pre Pregnancy Weight with Recommended Weight Gain Underweight BMI less than 18.5                                                    28-40 lbs Normal weight BMI 18.5…