Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Hope you all have been having a good week. We’ve had a sick one that’s for sure. Keely has been a pretty healthy little girl and has only thrown up once in her life when she first turned a year but this week has been a little different. Tuesday (St. Paddy’s Day), my parents came out and we went to McDonald’s to get her a milkshake and on Wednesday, she woke up saying she wasn’t feeling very good. I thought maybe it’s because she drank some water before I went into her room to get in her in the morning. When I offered milk and breakfast, she passed on both and said she didn’t want to eat. Then around 9:30ish she said she wanted some dry cereal so I gave her  little bowl of it and about 10 minutes after eating it, it all came up. Poor girl was so scared and I felt horrible. So the past two days, we’ve been dealing with a temperature and messed up stomach plus I am dealing with a cold and sore throat. Why is it that something is always happening when Bob isn’t home…lol. Oh well, as long as my baby girl is okay, it’s okay. Anyways, here’s a short Friday Favorites for ya’ll…

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Look at this precious sick little girl. My poor baby!! Taken on Wednesday…:(

Favorite Picture

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We had a super fun St Paddy’s Day but even looking at this picture, you can tell by her eyes that she was starting to get sick.

Favorite Spring Time Craft

Preschool Handprint May Day Flowers- Make with the boys for their grandparents and our neighbors?

Favorite Spring Outfit

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Just need the shoes and I’ll be set!! :)

Favorite Quote

The Good Vibe

Thanks to Heather for hosting another Friday Favorites!! Cheers! XOXO

MIMM…Spring Has Sprung

MIMM…Spring Has Sprung

Happy Monday Everyone!! Did you all have a good weekend? I know over here our weekend (which started on Thursday) was pretty awesome. The weather this weekend in Chicago has been amazing but I know it probably won’t last too long so just trying to enjoy every minute of it. We were lucky because Bob worked a short day on Thursday and had off Friday so we spent a lot of time outside Thursday evening then Friday – Sunday, pretty much was outside all day long. Anyways, I am linking up to Katie @ Healthy Diva Life for another addition of MIMM…Enjoy!!

MARVELOUS IS…

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We were told by a neighbor about this great Doggie Park called Puptown by our house so we went there Friday and Keely found a little friend. Hank had a blast as well and slept pretty much the whole day once we got home. FYI, YES, Keely picked out her own outside. This girl loves her boots more than anything.

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My parents came out on Saturday so that Bob and I could have a little dinner out and this place did not disappoint!! I could go for the those crab cakes again tonight…LOL.

We are seriously loving the neighborhood we live in. It’s such a change when you go from living in the suburbs to the city. We’ve had so many people over at our place this weekend just because we were sitting outside with Keely and Hank. I think this summer is pretty much going to rock our socks off!! <3 #citylivingisthebest

technology rocks. seriously.: FREE End of the Year Printable bookmarks and poems

Have an amazing week!! XOXO Cheers!!

Pregnancy Items

Pregnancy Items

How is it already Thursday…WOW…this week has gone by fast. I kept saying, I am going to write-up my weekend recap post tomorrow but tomorrow just kept on passing by so I’ll have to give you a brief summary of last weekend next week. I wanted to write today about four products I have used so far with both pregnancies. I get it that every pregnancy is different just like every kid is different but these four products have been used when I was pregnant with Keely and now with little man.

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter – the BEST stuff out there. I use this everyday and even use it when I am not pregnant. I actually need to buy some more this weekend.

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Prenatal Vitamins – when it comes to vitamins, I can only take certain ones because of my stomach. When pregnant the gummy ones work the best for me. I really like the Target brand of prenatal vitamins.

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Peppermint Tea – I drank this everyday and sometimes multiple times a day during my first trimester when I was hit pretty hard with ALL DAY SICKNESS. Now at 31 weeks, I am starting to get nausea again at nighttime and have been drinking a glass almost every night.

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Jolly Ranchers – these are perfect for when I am craving some sweetness or to take away the yucky stomach feeling. I am planning to bring some with me in my hospital bag.

For mommies or mommies to be: what is one item you use a lot during pregnancy?

Things I Am Loving Friday

Things I Am Loving Friday

Happy Friday. A little late with my post but it’s better then nothing. I can’t believe it’s already Friday. This week has just flown by so fast and now on Sunday we turn the clocks ahead an hour. As much as I love the sun being out longer, Keely has prepared me this week with earlier wake-up times which means she rather tried an hour before her scheduled nap. Lately, she’s been telling me when she gets tired which I am totally loving. Anyways, let’s get to some things I am loving this Friday!!

1. Our neighborhood Mommy Facebook Group – I don’t go on FB a lot like I do Instagram but the Mommy group I am part of through our neighborhood is so helpful. It’s great to hear things about Preschool Application process, Spring & Summer activities, Restaurants in the area that are great for kids and updates on Playdates. This weekend I am going to spend some time on the page as we are going to look for a babysitter for once a month date nights. We’ve been saying we were going to start date nights last year and it never happened. I don’t really know the last time Bob and I went out by ourselves so now we are going to work on it. I’d like to find a college student that’s up to babysit for a few hours on the weekend and in case if something else pops up.

2. Brittany mentioned this morning about “dates” with her two girls. It’s so funny, Bob and I were just talking about it. We are starting this month where we each get a date with Keely by ourselves. I guess everyday I am home with Keely is a date but now I am going to do lunch out or playdate at an indoor play center. We want to do this now then continue it when little man arrives as well so she gets undivided attention.

3. Chicago Park District Website – so helpful when choosing a spring activity for Keely to do. We are thinking Tiny Tots Gymnastic and possible Mighty Munchkins. I’ll be going to gymnastics with her then mighty munchkins is on Sundays so it will be a family affair. We are signing her up this weekend so we will see if we change our minds on the activity.

4. Archer Farm Granola – I have posted about it before and man, why do I do it to myself. SO SO GOOD!!

5. Books – the other while cleaning the dishes, Keely went into her bedroom and started reading all her books. I am rather impressed by her reading skills and love the fact that she likes to read. I heart reading!! <3

Well that’s it for me today…sorry for the lack of pictures…gotta get the day rollin’

Have an awesome Friday & weekend!!

Working Out Wednesday

Working Out Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Peeps! Working out while pregnant can be rather tough sometimes, esp when you have a toddler at home and also work from home. I found this time around that my 1st trimester was extremely hard because I was sick all day for the first 13 weeks. My 2nd trimester was really good and I had so much energy and just wanted to get back to some cardio now in my 3rd trimester (I’ll be 30 weeks on Saturday), all I want to do is jog and lift weights plus a day or two of yoga as well. I truly miss my treadmill but love my spin bike but being pregnant it’s nice to be able to walk. I am looking forward to warmer weather so that I can get out and go for a nice walk everyday. Anyways, here’s what my workout schedule looks like this week…

Monday – 20 minutes of cardio plus legs

Tuesday – 30 minutes of prenatal yoga

Wednesday – 20 minutes of cardio plus chest/tris/shoulders

Thursday – 30 minutes of cardio plus 10 minutes of pilates

Friday – 10 minutes of cardio plus back/bis

Saturday – Stretch & indoor playground with Keely

Sunday – Total Body

I continue to listen to my body and if I wake up one morning just rather sore then I usually change around my schedule and do some stretching. I am looking forward to meeting little man in 10.5 weeks and getting back into jogging and lifting a little heavier too but for now just enjoying feeling little guy move and kick when I am lifting weights, might take after Daddy and be into fitness. Have a great day!! Cheers XOXO

MIMM…Happy March

MIMM…Happy March

Happy Monday! Can you believe yesterday was March 1st?!?! I know February is a short month but man did that month just fly by. March is going to be super-super crazy for us but that’s always a good thing. Did you all have a good weekend? Ours wasn’t bad at all. Bob had to work Friday & Saturday night till about 8:00-9:00pm so once Keely went to bed, I was in charge of the remote which meant…Crazy, Stupid Love & lots and lots of SATC…LOL! Anyways, today I am linking up to the super awesome Katie over @ Healthy Diva Life for another addition of MIMM…enjoy!!

Marvelous is…

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Hello, 29 week belly bump or should I call you my little torpedo? I can almost no longer see my feets…10.5 more weeks to go.

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Usually I use Sundays as one of my stretching/yoga/pilates days but yesterday all I wanted to do was pump some iron at the gym so that’s what I did…#getem

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Saturday I got my hair did and it’s been awhile. Totally loving the shorter length again. (Ignore the no makeup look and drying yoga pants in the background…hehe)

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Sunday shopping trip includes purchasing rainboots for Keely and myself. She is OBSESSED with her boots and said she wants to wear them to bed everynight…lol

Have an awesome week!! Cheers! XOXO

Wacky Workout Schedules

Wacky Workout Schedules

Happy Hump Day!! This has been a slow yet busy week as Bob’s schedule is kind of crazy right now with the Chicago Auto Show coming down and other shows going up. Every so often, Bob has to work a week or two of the Midnight shifts. When he did it before I had Keely, it wasn’t that big of thing and even when Keely was a baby, it was much easier because I found it easier to keep a baby on the quiet side than an active toddler. Plus I need to add in that I am working from home as well so for two weeks working out can be rather wacky. Thankfully, I have a spin bike at home plus weights and lots of videos so usually when Bob is working the Midnight shift, I will set my alarm for 6am to do some stretching or yoga then usually go to the gym (if I can) during Keely’s naptime while Bob is trying to sleep as well. When he gets home at 12:30pm, he eats then heads to bed till about 5pm when I wake him up for dinner. Keely and I have lunch around 12:30pm, then its storytime and naptime so it works pretty well. If work is slow for the day then I’ll head to the gym but if not, I’ll maybe use the spin bike or do some weight exercises at home. Here’s some examples of great at-home workouts that I’ve used before and also used at the gym too.

Fitness, Fitness Motivation, Fitness Quotes, Fitness Inspiration, and Fitness Models! :)

At Home Full Body Workout for Beginners (Women) from WorkoutLabs.com • Click through to download as printable PDF! #customworkout

32 Minute At Home Workout || Peanut Butter Fingers

Final Burn Workout

What’s your favorite at-home workout?