Amber Housley

24 weeks

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Busy week this week…finishing up some design projects for a bride this weekend…then I need to pack for my weeklong trip to the west coast. :)

Mary Alice and I are headed to Newport Beach for a wedding consultant conference, then I’m off on quick flight to Las Vegas to spend some time with family and have my "west coast" friends and family baby shower (yippee!). I’m really looking forward to visiting with everyone.

Taking this 24 weeks picture this morning made me really rethink doing this whole weekly snapshot thing….it’s actually getting scary to see myself like this in the mirror! LOL. I really don’t understand when people talk about the pregnancy glow thing, because I’m not feeling any of that…I just feel the extra junk in my trunk, honestly! But Mom and the others want to see the bump, so here it goes…


Speaking of junk in my trunk, you can see what is contributing to it…I made the most perfect apple pie last weekend while B’s parents were visiting. The apples even came from a local apple orchard down the road! (once again, reason #1345 I love living here…how cool is that there is an apple orchard down the street?!) I’ve made many a pie that always seemed to have some flaw, but this one was PERFECT. So proud.

Here is the recipe, but warning: don’t try to pour the sauce on the crust, it doesn’t work…just go ahead and mix it with the apples, and then layer the top crust over them. I used a Pillsbury pie dough from the cold section of the store.


And the house…can you believe it’s almost complete?! They are going to finish it a few weeks ahead of schedule which is fabulous since we received notice this week that the house we are renting isn’t a very stable place…(cough, cough) foreclosure (cough, cough). So hopefully we’re outta here in the next couple weeks! Yee-haw and good riddance to living among boxes and not knowing if the electric was going to be shut off each month!


Happy Friday!


lauren says:

the house looks great, but more importantly, so do you!!! :)
enjoy your trip out west!!

angela says:

you look really cute amber!!!!! everytime i read your blog you make me wanna pick up and move to TN….your house is gorgeous, i love all the trees! have fun at your baby shower. -angela

Julie says:

Yeah, all that extra junk in da’ truck isn’t fun, but all well worth it The house is coming along beautfully! I’m so excited for all 3 of you!
How’s the shopping for nursery coming along?

Amber Ulmer says:

Amber! You look great!!! Shut that mouth!!! :)
And the house… looks awesome too!!!
Housewarming party!!! Have safe trips!!

Lauren H. says:

I love the bump photos. It’s all part of being pregnant. By the way, you look gorgeous!
So bummed I can’t make it out next week, but have a blast!

Stephanie says:

You look adorable!! Your house is beautiful!
And why did you have to post that apple pie? I’m tempted to check out that recipe.

doris says:

you’re beautiful!!!
and the apple pie is, well, beautiful! apple pie is my “fravit” . . . that’s gman terminology. happy trails. :D

Amanda Elizer says:

Brandon showed me your website, not only are you absolutely beautiful, but you have such a talent for art and design.
I think your baby bump is the sweetest thing, don’t worry about the “junk in your trunk” hunny it will go away. Take this time and enjoy each moment as it goes quickly. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you are gorgeous.
Take care and hope to meet you soon!

michellewoods says:

That pie looks great and I do not even eat apple pie! So when are you going to take pictures of the inside of your beautiful new home? I guess Sherri and I could drive by….ya know we have walked through many a house that is under construction!
You do look great. And no I have not taken any belly shoots of myself.

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