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Expecting & Horse T-Shirts

Kelsey makes it podcast official – she’s pregnant! So, like we’ve secretly done for a few episodes, Kelsey had a mocktail version of this refreshing cocktail, and Erica’s was fully loaded…

Cherry Tarragon Fizz (adapted from Cider & Rye)

makes 1 drink, also great with gin omitted for a mocktail version

  • 6-8 cherries
  • 3 leaves of French tarragon
  • 1 ounce lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • seltzer or club soda

In a shaker, muddle the cherries with stems removed, but pits intact. Add the tarragon leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup; muddle gently. Add the gin, bitters, and ice to the jar. Cover tightly with a lid and shake well. Strain into ice-filled glasses. Top each glass with seltzer, and stir gently. Garnish with lime wedge or wheel.

 

Both the Girls Next Door are expecting! Kelsey is about 17 weeks along, and Erica is expecting two siblings through adoption. So we’re talking all things pregnancy, adoption, and being expectant mamas-to-be.

We talk about nesting, and how we’re preparing our homes and lives for some big changes. We chat about how we’re rearranging bedrooms, simplifying, and baby-proofing along with dishing about what makes us most excited and most nervous, and how we’re feeling about adding some family members.

In keeping with the “expecting” theme, for current obsessions we thought it’d be fun to focus on what we’re obsessed with both as expectant mamas, and what we were obsessed with ourselves as kids.

In neighborhood news we’re discussing monsoon season here in the desert, an update on the awkward tree conversation with Saw Guy, and another neighbor’s unorthodox car washing methods (perhaps we’ll call him Bluetooth Guy).

12 responses to “Expecting & Horse T-Shirts”

  1. That was fun and you were right, Erica! I would have said you were obsessed with teaching all over your bedroom walls! I still can’t believe I never bought you a chalkboard though!
    Congratulations to you Kelsey on the baby news. I’m so glad you are neighbors and get to experience parenthood together and support each other.

  2. That was fun and you were right, Erica! I would have said you were obsessed with teaching all over your bedroom walls! I still can’t believe I never bought you a chalkboard though!
    Congratulations to you Kelsey on the baby news. I’m so glad you are neighbors and get to experience parenthood together and support each other.

  3. Erica, if you ever want to come over, tour my kids room and see how my 1.5yo and 4 year old littles live…you are more than welcome. Hope you got the invite to the SWAP party…your nesting burst timing is perfect!
    CONGRATULATIONS to you both – the EXPECTING phase is so short in the grand scheme of things – glad you are soaking it up (even if it means some sleepless nights via planning/worry/belly/whatever).
    Hope you guys have a great great week!!

  4. Erica, if you ever want to come over, tour my kids room and see how my 1.5yo and 4 year old littles live…you are more than welcome. Hope you got the invite to the SWAP party…your nesting burst timing is perfect!
    CONGRATULATIONS to you both – the EXPECTING phase is so short in the grand scheme of things – glad you are soaking it up (even if it means some sleepless nights via planning/worry/belly/whatever).
    Hope you guys have a great great week!!

  5. Thanks, Becky! Such a fun – and fleeting – time of life, trying to appreciate it as much as I can.

  6. Thanks, Becky! Such a fun – and fleeting – time of life, trying to appreciate it as much as I can.

  7. I loved this episode (as usual), and as others have said, CONGRATS to your both! 🙂
    Would one or both of you consider sharing your tried-and-true freezer meals, including what kind of containers you use to freeze, reheating instructions, etc? I didn’t have a lot of luck with making meals ahead while pregnant, and what I did make was lackluster. I stuck to soups, which I froze flat in baggies, but it was all gone in a flash. I would love ideas to make as gifts for others and at home! 🙂

  8. I loved this episode (as usual), and as others have said, CONGRATS to your both! 🙂
    Would one or both of you consider sharing your tried-and-true freezer meals, including what kind of containers you use to freeze, reheating instructions, etc? I didn’t have a lot of luck with making meals ahead while pregnant, and what I did make was lackluster. I stuck to soups, which I froze flat in baggies, but it was all gone in a flash. I would love ideas to make as gifts for others and at home! 🙂

  9. Great idea! We will definitely add this to the topic list, we love to talk about recipes.

  10. Great idea! We will definitely add this to the topic list, we love to talk about recipes.

  11. Thanks Vanessa. I feel like I dont have the best of luck with the freezer either. Going to do some research and Ill share the results 🙂

  12. Thanks Vanessa. I feel like I dont have the best of luck with the freezer either. Going to do some research and Ill share the results 🙂

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