Weekend Dish 4/13

Weekend Dish is place for me to get a little more personal! If you just come to Sunny Side Up for the food blog, feel free to skip this post but be sure to check back next week for new food photos and recipes!

Blog Recap – What went down on Sunny Side Up this week


Homemade Italian Dressing – My recent cravings for tangy salad dressing and mishap by a certain pizza company that forgot to deliver my tangy salad dressing led to the creation of a Homemade Italian Dressing that I’ve fallen in love with!


Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad – I used my Homemade Italian Dressing to create a fresh and light pasta salad using some of my favorite roasted veggies.


Sweet Southern Boy: A virtual baby shower for Nikki – This week I co-hosted a virtual baby shower for my good friend Nikki of Seeded at the Table. We had a really fantastic turn from some really great bloggers. And it was great to celebrate Nikki’s sweet baby boy.

Pregnancy Update –


Sorry! Cheesy bathroom self-pic! My belly was just looking especially round (and I happened to blow dry my hair ALL THE WAY and put on make up, not a bad day to take a self-pic). I am exactly 19 weeks in the photo.

The most exciting update of the week is that I felt a pretty solid kick on Sunday night! Up until now I’ve felt little bubbles or pops, that could absolutely be baby but I was never 100% sure. This time, I knew for sure it was a kick! Since Sunday I’ve felt it several more times and I’m in love! I’m sure that as she gets bigger and starts kicking things like my ribs and bladder I will be a little less in love with the kicks, but for now I’ll enjoy every last one!

We also started thinking about setting up a registry this week. Even though it feels kind of early, it’s kind of nice task to keep my mind occupied. Our amazing families have also offered to throw us a shower during our trip home in May, which is just over a month away so it’s about time to start thinking about and researching the things we’ll need.

On that note, we are strongly considering cloth diapering. I’ve spent a lot of time researching the benefits (long term cost, reduce incidence of diaper rash, decreased environmental waste (though I also know there is some debate on the added water needed for washing)) and I think it will be a good fit for us. But it’s totally overwhelming. If you have any advice on cloth diapering and getting started, we would love to hear it!

That’s all the pregnancy related news this week!

My week through InstagramA photo recap of my week

This has been my go-to “Pregnant Lady Cocktail” for the last few months. Cranberry juice and soda water with a twist of lime. It’s so refreshing! You’ve gotta try it, even if you’re not pregnant!

The much anticipated season premier of Mad Men was last Sunday! The episode was 2 hours long, and although I liked it, I kind of felt like it had to be 2 hours to accommodate all of the commercials! 5 minutes of the show followed by 5 minutes of commercials. We totally need a DVR so I can fast forward! Did you watch the premier? What did you think?

I had a really daunting afternoon of writing papers for school, to help myself feel more motivated I set up on the balcony to soak up some sun while I worked. Our cat tree is outside and Tiff wanted to enjoy the sun as well. At one point I looked up and she was completely passed out with her big giant belly hanging through the hole of the cat tree. Of course as soon as I grabbed my phone to take a picture she woke up, but you can still see her belly hanging low. I love that fluffy ball of fur!

I love this little furball, too. She’s much lazier than Tiff but she’s also much cuddlier. She spends about 80% of her day on our bed.

Around the Web – What I’ve been reading/watching on the inter-webs in the past week – 

Cloth Diapering 101 – Awesome video series on the basics of cloth diapering. Super helpful.
Citation Machine – This is totally boring, but it’s been a lifesaver for me over the past year of working on my BSN. I use this for every paper, discussion board post, and assignment that I do for school. I spend way more time on this site and the Ebsco online research database than I like.
Fabulous Food Blogs Facebook Group – Lately there has been a bit of a debate on Facebook about photo and recipe copyrights. There are a TON of groups that have taken photos from blogs and reprinted the entire recipe right in the description, without permission from the blogger and without giving any credit to the blogger. Obviously people love food and love sharing good food, which is GREAT when done right. So a group of bloggers got together to create a site that shares the love of food in a responsible way. Lots of delicious food photos with direct links to the original recipe source! Check this group out!!
Foodgawker– Another great place to get your foodie photo fix!

 That’s a wrap! Thanks for reading and have a GREAT weekend!


  1. What a great recap of the week, I really need to get my butt in gear and start my random posts. I love the extra outlook in everyone’s lives, and ahhhh the belly kicks are gruesome during the later weeks. So enjoy them now before she starts practicing her baby zumba on ya!

  2. Look at that little belly! You’re going to be the most adorable pregnant mama! 🙂 The kicks and baby movement are definitely my favorite part of pregnancy. It’s such a cool feeling!

  3. AW YAY! Those tiny little kicks are so so so so so cute. They ALWAYS make me smile…even when they end up in my rubs or on my bladder 😉

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