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27 Weeks!

It’s a dreary and rainy day here in Chapel Hill, so I figured it was the perfect time to share a little bump update!

Weeks: 27 (where did this basketball come from?!)

27 weeks

Weight gain: Still in the 12-15 lbs range.

What I’m wearing: It’s officially feeling like fall here (finally), so I’ve been wearing my go-to stretchy Athleta tanks underneath shirts for an extra layer. I also splurged and bought two pairs of designer maternity jeans, because I am kind of over wearing leggings every. single. day. I’ve been wearing my TOMS shoes (not chilly enough for boots yet) and sandals on warmer days.

Hotel in Asheville

Sleep: We’ve had the windows open for about a week now, and that cool and crisp air is definitely helping my sleep and giving me that “refreshed” feeling in the morning.

Colin and I

Miss anything? This weather has me wanting to stock up on all of the tasty porters and stouts! Ugh!

Baby movement: Lots and lots of kicks and wiggles.

Currently craving: Salads, believe it or not. And cheese and chocolate, so I guess those cancel out the salads…?

Colin is also a fan of sweets...

Colin is also a fan of sweets…

Annoyances and symptoms: Heartburn and achy feet.

Belly button: Still an innie, but very shallow…

Colin's face is everything in this photo.

Colin’s face is everything in this photo.

Emotions: I had a nightmare last night that my car was stolen WITH COLIN STILL INSIDE. So yeah. That was terrifying. Anyone care to analyze that dream?!

Best moment in the last week: We snuck away for an impromptu weekend in Asheville as a family of three – and it was a blast!

Colin

Colin 2

Looking forward to: More beautiful fall weather!

Anyone have fun plans this season? Fall is my absolute favorite time to travel!

xo Cassie

“Babymooning” in Asheville

Last week, Richard and I enjoyed two wonderfully relaxing evenings in Asheville, NC. We stayed at our favorite B&B, the Rankin House Inn — and so enjoyed having a chat and catching up with innkeeper Scott again.

With me now being essentially 8 months pregnant, our trip was the low-key version of our typical Asheville shenanigans. We still got plenty of walking in, but we stuck to 2 breweries (as opposed to our usual 8 or so), a good bit of shopping, great views, one dinner requiring a reservation (Cúrate, of course!), and a show at Asheville Community Theatre.

Here are some photos from our trip!

We finally discovered Screen Door Antiques, which was highly recommended by my grandmother!  We picked up a few odds and ends, including a beautiful bunch of dried lavender, a holiday reindeer made of reclaimed wood, and a unique abstract painting for the nursery!

We finally discovered Screen Door Antiques, which was highly recommended by my grandmother! We picked up a few odds and ends, including a beautiful bunch of dried lavender, a holiday reindeer made of reclaimed wood, and a unique abstract painting for the nursery.

Inside Screen Door Antiques.

Inside Screen Door Antiques.

The resident shop cat found the coziest spot for a nap.

The resident shop cat found the coziest spot for a nap.

Inside Screen Door Antiques.

Inside Screen Door Antiques.

Awesome murals in downtown Asheville!

Awesome murals in downtown Asheville!

One of our MANY tapas dishes at Cúrate.  "Pescado con tomate" -- seared red snapper in a rich tomato and seafood broth with chickpeas, roasted garlic, and crispy fish skin.

One of our MANY tapas dishes at Cúrate. “Pescado con tomate” — seared red snapper in a rich tomato and seafood broth with chickpeas, roasted garlic, and crispy fish skin.

More tapas.  "Pimientos de piquillo y queso de cabra" -- piquillo peppers stuffed with Spanish goat cheese.

More tapas. “Pimientos de piquillo y queso de cabra” —
piquillo peppers stuffed with Spanish goat cheese.

And this dish is always my favorite, as it brings me back to Galicia!  "Pulpo a la gallega" -- Galician-style octopus served warm with sea salt, olive oil, Spanish paprika, and yukon gold potato purée.

And this dish is always my favorite, as it brings me back to Galicia! “Pulpo a la gallega” — Galician-style octopus served warm with sea salt, olive oil, Spanish paprika, and yukon gold potato purée.

We spent a couple of hours at the Omni Grove Park Inn.  It was lovely to enjoy a latte while taking in the views!

We spent a couple of hours at the Omni Grove Park Inn. It was lovely to enjoy a latte while taking in the views!

It was a gorgeous day!  I also did some shopping at Grove Park Inn's boutique, Cloth!

It was such a gorgeous day! I did some shopping at Grove Park Inn’s boutique, Cloth, too.

Richard and I (with downtown Asheville in the background) at the Grove Park Inn.

Richard and I (with downtown Asheville in the background) at the Grove Park Inn.

Me with "the cat in the hat" from the Seussical show at Asheville Community Theatre!

Me with “the cat in the hat” from the Seussical show at Asheville Community Theatre!

It was lovely to have some time together, just the two of us, in one of our favorite places, before baby comes and shakes our lives up! And if society says it’s a “babymoon”, so be it.

Have you been to Asheville? Do you have a favorite restaurant or brewery? I’d love to hear about it!

Hungry for more? Check out our other Asheville adventures here and here.

xo Cassie

Asheville Recap & Life Lately

Whew, where has the time gone?

How is it already May?

Better yet, how is it May 11th?!

Bah!

Asheville was wonderful. We enjoyed countless local beers, the Biltmore Estate gardens in full bloom, beautiful historic accommodations, and of course, amazing food. Here are some photos from our Asheville adventure!

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Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC -- www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

If you’ve got a free weekend this summer, make your way to Asheville and be sure keep in mind where to…

STAY // Rankin House Inn or the 1900 Inn on Montford.

EAT // Cúrate, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Corner Kitchen, Table, Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, and let’s be honest… there are far too many to list.

DRINK // Asheville Brewing Co., Hi-Wire Brewing, Green Man Brewery, Twin Leaf Brewery, Burial Beer Co., and if you’re into cocktails… Nightbell (owned by Head Chef Katie Button of Cúrate).

DO // Brewery tours, visit the Biltmore Estate (and don’t forget to do the wine tasting and enjoy live music on the lawn in Antler Hill Village), check the calendar for Asheville Community Theatre, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or just kick it at your awesome B&B.

By the way, many of you already know via Facebook… but I am very excited to announce that I am the newest sales associate at Dovecote at Fearrington Village! Yep, got engaged at Fearrington, got married at Fearrington, and now working at Fearrington. It’s basically a dream come true. I’m so thrilled to be a part of such an amazing team. Also, the beautiful peony at the top of this post is a recent Fearrington garden snap!

Enjoy your week, and stay cool!

xo Cassie

Packing for Asheville, NC

We are so thrilled to be heading off to Asheville later this week for a long weekend getaway!

Back in February of last year, Rich and I spent a weekend there for Valentine’s Day (as an engaged couple!) and then Rich celebrated his bachelor party there back in October with the guys.

The weather should be sunny, but cool, so I’ll be dressing in casual and comfy layers. I’m taking a few favorites from my little springtime fashion roundup!

The fun, printed Aspire Ankle Pants are certainly coming along, as they are my new go-to pant for spring. Lightweight and quick-drying… what’s not to love? I’m bringing a breathable Sugar Wash Tank and a couple of scarves for layering, too.

Packing for Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

Packing for Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

This time around, we’ve got quite a list planned:

1. Visiting Biltmore Estate for the Dressing Downton exhibit
2. Drinking at more than half a dozen local breweries (duh)
3. Seeing A Streetcar Named Desire at Asheville Community Theatre
4. Eating a romantic Spanish dinner at Cúrate
5. Checking out some antiques shops
6. Lunching at Tupelo Honey Cafe
7. Indulging in tasty treats from Vortex Doughnuts

Packing for Asheville, NC // www.beetandbaguette.com

In other news, congratulations to Kylee — you’ve won the Blue Apron giveaway! Email me at beetandbaguette@gmail.com, so that I have your email address to submit for the free trial. Oh, and get ready for some tasty dinners!

Have a favorite spot in Asheville? Let me know about it in the comments below!

xo Cassie

I’m Baaaaaaaack!

Um, wow. If you know me in real life (that is to say, outside of blog-life, where I may as well be dead), you know that I have had a lot going on lately!

Here’s a fast-forward visual recap of what’s happened since my last post in July of last year (I know, I’m awful).

The Cabo trip with Rachel happened, and it was a BLAST!  Can't wait to do it again sometime!

The Cabo trip with Rachel happened, and it was a BLAST! Can’t wait to do it again sometime!

Um, yep -- Richard proposed!  We're getting married in December!

Um, yep — Richard proposed! We’re getting married in December!

We ran our first half-marathon!

We ran our first half-marathon!

Cat pumpkin.  Really, what more is there to say about this?

Cat pumpkin. Really, what more is there to say about this?

The better half of our Christmas tree (the bottom has been destroyed by cats).

The better half of our Christmas tree (the bottom has been destroyed by cats).

NC has seen lots of snow this year!

NC has seen lots of snow this year!

Richard and I enjoyed a lovely Valentine's weekend in Asheville.

Richard and I enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s weekend in Asheville.

We met Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter -- amazing performance in Durham, NC.

We met Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter — amazing performance in Durham, NC.

I'm in FULL wedding-planning mode now!

I’m in FULL wedding-planning mode now!

Whew, that pretty much brings us to today.

Rich and I are working on a number of house projects, so those will soon begin making their way into posts, as well as some recipes and travel tidbits.

Oh, and wedding stuff.

Watch out for that.

It’s coming.

You know it is.

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