Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I hope you are all enjoying the week and gearing up for the 4th tomorrow. I am going to make this short and sweet…enjoy!!

Favorite Recipe

Think macaroni and cheese, on a pedestal. If the thought of one more night of rice,pasta, or potatoes as a side dish makes you want to pull your hair out, risotto is a wonderful substitute. #rice #bacon #cheese

I have been wanting to “try” and make some risotto and this seems like the perfect combination. YUM!!

Favorite Outfit

Fashion Blogger Sincerely Jules in Citizens of humanity jeans from Nordstrom, and just found a discount! Love her <3

How cute is this outfit?!?! I love her hair too!

Favorite Healthy Idea

Drink a plain water can help flush away the toxin, but with addition of simple ingredients, it help you a lot more. Here the best 10 detox water recipes.

If you like flavored water, here are some great ideas.

Have an amazing 4th of July weekend. Cheers!! ‘Merica! xoxo

Thank you all service men/women. Jordan, Lenora, & Mack. Don't forget the real reason to celebrate the 4th of July it's not just a reason to party and wear cute clothes. #RealMen

Mom Wear

Mom Wear

What day is it?!?! HUMP DAY!! Hope your week is going good so far. I can’t believe that 4th of July is Saturday, where is this summer/year going? I wanted to do a post about fashion. Being a work at home – stay at home Mom has it’s pros & cons when it comes to fashion. Pro – I don’t have anyone to impress with my hair, shoes, outfits, etc as my two lovebugs love me no matter what I am wearing. Con – you have the ability to get into a fashion rut (ex. where yoga pants all day long). Now don’t get me wrong, I can wear yoga pants all day and some days I do. Now onto my post – last week I took a picture all my outfit throughout the week (Sunday-Saturday). Usually around 6pm every evening, I change into my comfy clothes but only one day, I wore workout clothes everyday and I am pretty happy about it. Enjoy!!

Sunday – Father’s Day (shorts – old navy, shirt & shoes – target)

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Monday – Cleaning Day (shorts & tank – target)

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Tuesday – Lunch Meeting (skirt – Forever21, shoes – target, top – Old Navy, necklace – Jane.com)

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Wednesday (shirt & shoes– target, jeggings – old navy)

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Thursday (distressed jeans – AE, top – target)

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Friday (jeggings – AE, top & shoes – target)

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Saturday (jeggings – AE, shoes – Forever21, top – Old Navy, Necklace – Jane.com)

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And that my friends is my week of fashion in a nutshell. Before we went out, I’d put on a watch & my rings.

Before I leave, I will leave you with some pictures of my little’s! They melt my heart <3 Have a great day!! Cheers! XOXO

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Folks!! How was everyone’s week? I am totally ready for the weekend and taking in more fests. Our goal this summer is to go to as many fests as we can with Keely and Cameron. Anyways, let’s get right to some favorites from the week.

Favorite Picture(s)

They're BACK! Chicago Blackhawks Hockey We Kane We Shaw We Crawford Hockey Printed Crewneck Sweatshirt Great Chicago Stanley Cup SweatshirtNewest Ladies Blackhawk apparel at Blackhawksshop.com

That’s RIGHT!! The Chicago Blackhawks did it again. Stanley Cup Champions (3 times in 6 years)!! It was one hell of a final series and so happy they won it at home. Yesterday we spent the morning watching the parade and rally and what an experience. LOVE the Hawks!! <3

Favorite Outfit

tee + shorts + hat

LOVE this outfit…add in some converse and it’s perfection!!

Favorite Side Dish

Tomato, cucumber, avocado salad. A cool and easy salad for summer.

I will be making this on Sunday for the week. YUM!!

Favorite Hair

golden caramel balayage'd lights on her dark brown hair  ♥ my summer hair

I will be getting my hair done soon and planning to use this as an inspiration. GORG!

Favorite Quote

Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.

I am in LOVE with this quote. Make everyday beautiful!!

Cheers to the weekend, loves!! XOXO

Cam Man Is One Month

Cam Man Is One Month

Happy Hump Day! Today, I am filling you in on our little (or maybe I should say, big) guy!! It’s been quite a month and we couldn’t see our lives without him. Keely is a super awesome big sister and I can’t wait to see her and Cameron grow up together and be best buds. Well let’s get to it…

Weight: 10lbs 8oz (yes, you read that right) We went to the doctor on Monday for his one month appt and I was completely SHOCKED by his weight. I knew he had gained weight but 3.5 pounds, holy cow!

Height: 21.5 inches (again, grew 2 inches) Dr isn’t worried about his weight since he’s growing in height and she said he’s just playing catch up. We have a big boy on our hands and I totally LOVE my chunkier.

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Sleep: He loves his naps like his sister did at this age. I am trying to get him on a good schedule so right now he wakes around 6:00am-6:30am to eat, then goes down for a nap at 9:00am till about 11:00am, eats again and back down around 12:30pm till about 2:30pm, eats then catnaps from 5:00pm-6:00pm & 7:30pm-8:30pm. I have to wake him with all of his naps because I don’t want him to get off schedule. He goes down for the night around 9:45pm-10:00pm then up anywhere between 2am & 3am for a quick feeding then back down till 6am-6:30am.

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Eating: As you can see by his sleep schedule, he eats usually anywhere between 2-3 hours during the day and usually 4-5 during the night. Monday night he slept from 9:45pm-3:45am which was complete bliss but I don’t expect that every night as he’s a growing boy.

Personality: Right now, he’s a super calm baby. He makes the funniest faces and we have gotten some smiles out of him which I totally loved. He def has Mommy wrapped but I am okay with it. :)

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Big Sister: Like I mentioned above, she’s super awesome with him. Everyday, she wants to pick him up but realizes he is a big boy and a little too heavy. She puts in pacifier in his mouth if I am in the other room and he’s crying. He checks on him when he naps and will feed him his bottle too. You can tell he loves his big sister as well. He will just sit there and stare at her which I think is totally cute.

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Lastly, he’s been to a lot of places in his first month: beach, Sox game, Target, Jewel, & fests. Thankfully he loves the Bjorn & Stroller. It’s been an incredible month and can’t wait to see what the 2nd month bring us. We love you Cam Man!! <3

Friday Fashion

Friday Fashion

Happy Friday Peeps!! I am going to make this short and sweet as I have some things I need to get done today but here are some outfits I am totally loving this week…

Boyfriend jeans http://fashionbagarea.blogspot.com/ We can spot a chanel clutch from a mile off. Those golden studs are set perfectly against the chic tan shade.$159 Want!

I think if Chicago is planning a cool summer then I will be wearing an outfit like this all summer long.

5 Summer Staples Styled for Fall ( Tips to Help You Transition Your Summer Pieces into Fall)

Nothing I love more than a pencil skirt with a graphic tee.

Overall shorts are so great. Wear this any day with a t-shirt and you have a cute outfit with no effort!

Not sure I can pull off overalls but I am going to try my hardest this summer. ADORBS!

I've been putting it off but I might just have to go out and get some camo pants | from Cara Loren

Goal for late summer – FIND CAMO PANTS!

What style are you loving this week?!?! Hope you all have an amazing weekend. Cheers!! XOXO

Day In The Life (with two kiddies)

Day In The Life (with two kiddies)

Happy Monday Peeps! I kept telling myself that I was going to write-up my Friday Favorite post last Friday but Wednesday-Friday just completely go away from me. Instead of doing a MIMM post today, I decided to a Day in the Life since now we have two little ones at home.

6:00am – Wake up (Cameron sleeps anywhere from 4.5 hours – 6 hours at night and if he has a feeding between 3am & 4am he won’t wake for a 6am feeding which means it’s wake up time for Mommy).

6:15am – Workout (I have started working out again last week and have been feeling great)

7:15am – I check emails and look to see if I have any calls or projects that need to get done for that day

7:30ish – Keely wakes up and calls for me to come get her so that she can let Hanker out of his cage

7:45am – We (Keely & I) take Hank out, I get breakfast ready and we chat before little man wakes up

8:00am – Cameron wakes up and wants to be fed like ASAP

9:00am – Cameron is fed plus Keely and I have finished eating. Keely watches Daniel Tiger while I quickly take a shower and get ready for the day then I get her ready plus Cameron

9:30am – We get things ready and head out for a walk around the neighborhood and end at the park

11:00am – Back at home from our walk/park date and take Hank out then color or paint while I am feeding Cam Man

12:00pm – Lunchtime for Keely and I

12:30pm – An episode of Thomas and Friends or Ninja Turtles before nap/quiet time

1:00pm-3:00pm – I feed Cameron if he’s asking for it then it work-time for me

3:00pm – We play outside (again, Cameron might be eating)

5:00pm – Bob is home from work and I am cooking dinner

5:30pm – Dinner time for everyone

6:00pm – Keely and Daddy playtime while I am cleaning the kitchen and Cameron is taking a catnap

6:45pm – Bathtime for the kids

7:30pm – Bedtime for Keely

8:45pm – Cameron’s eats, passes out in my arms and I put him into bed

10pm – Sometimes Cam will wake just wanting a quick feeding (10 minutes) and he’s back out for the night

10:30pm – Bedtime for Bobby and I (thank god!)

3am-4am or 5am – I will get a wake up call from the little guy wanting to eat.

 

So that my friends is our day in a nutshell. We do have gymnastics on Wednesday and during the week we may make a target trip, zoo playdate or beach day.

Weekend Fun In Pictures

Weekend Fun In Pictures

Hope you all had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Ours was very nice and once again included visitors which we totally love!!

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We are getting some pictures taken on Saturday but I was able to capture this adorable picture on Friday. These two just melt my heart!!

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This weekend also included this Momma getting dressed in normal clothes and loving every minute of it.

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We had an awesome Saturday morning at the beach plus it was Cam’s first time at the beach which as you can see, he totally loved it. :)

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Saturday evening included these yummy kabobs on the grill.

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Sunday night was all about snuggling with my little guy. My parents came over so that Bob and I could go out for a little bit. It was nice to spend some time out with Bobby but like always we got caught in a huge downpour which means frizzy/wavy here as you can see in the picture.

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It was a very nice weekend and looking forward to this summer with Keely and Cameron. I am one lucky Mommy!! Have an amazing week. Cheers!! XOXO