Hello, World!!

Hello, World!!

Happy It’s Almost Friday!! Sorry I have been a little MIA lately but it’s been busy, busy over here. I am leaving next week for a business trip so I’ve been trying to spend as much time with Keely as I can plus get work done as well. A little Keely update: she’s doing great at school. Last week, I watched her playing outside with her classmates before I stepped outside for her to see me and it was the cutest thing. She has a little boyfriend that chases her around and they play “cars” together as well. I hear from her teachers that she’s eating like a champ too so I am hoping that one of these days, she’ll do the same for me…LOL!

Work related, things are going good and I am looking forward to attending my first client expo. It’s a HUGE fitness/outdoor sports show that totally up my alley. I’m a sad that I won’t see Miss Keely for three days but I know she will be in good hands. I think her and Daddy (& Hank) will have a great time while I am gone. I am hoping that once I get back next week, I’ll get back to regular blog posts or at least blogging three times a week. I miss it but also have felt that I was having some “brain farts” when it came to blog topics. Anyways, since I’ve been gone here are some pictures to sum up what’s been happening…

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We’ve been having some playtime in the playroom on Mondays & Fridays (just Mommy & Keely)

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MY LIFE IN COMPLETE NOW!! Fall Seasonal Beer has ARRIVED!!

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Baby girl getting down with her bad self in Momma’s boots…WHY NOT!! Little Dancer!!

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Breakfast date with the toddler…I’ll take it!! Let’s not forget the fact that baby & kitty joined us as well.

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I forget how FUN bounce houses are and would like one in my living room…:)

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This will be my go-to outfit for the fall with booties. ❤

Quote of the Day

Weekly Affirmation: Learn From the Past | Disney Style

Five Fact Friday

Five Fact Friday

Happy Friday! Hope you guys are ready for the weekend…I know this girl is pretty darn excited…

1. Keely and I will be doing some grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s today. I’ve been meaning to get there but haven’t since we’ve moved to the city…can’t wait to check out my new TJs

2. I have a much-needed hair appointment tomorrow and planning to go DARK again…I’ll make sure to post a picture on Monday.

3. Keely is staying at my parents on Saturday night so we are planning a little date night out with some friends.

4. Sunday Funday will be with Keely, Grandma & Grandpa at Millennium Park and I can’t wait till Keely seems the BEAN!

5. Limiting coffee is going very well. Since I’ve started, I’ve only had two cups of coffee at it’s been after my green tea in the morning.

Quote of the Day

It's "Friday Baby"! So cute! Funny. Go crazy #quote

This is Keely with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter!

Day In The Life With A 2.5 Year Old

Day In The Life With A 2.5 Year Old

Hey Peeps! It’s almost the weekend (again) and I am SO ready for a little night out. I seriously can’t believe how fast these weeks are going and soon, the summer will be over and my favorite season will begin!! Anyways, I wanted to give you a little “day in the life” post as it’s been a while and now I have a fun & silly 2.5 year old on my hands. I’ll give you want our day looks like on an “off” school day. We have been dealing with a toddler that’s giving me a little trouble going to sleep (wants me to sleep with her and our bedtime routine is now taking us about 30 minutes – I know CRAZY!) plus she’s been getting up before 7am which is early since two weeks ago she was sleeping from 7:45pm-7:45/8:00am…not sure if it’s a growth spurt or the fact that she’s in school three days a week. I don’t mind her getting up by 7am on weekdays as I am up by 5:30am to workout and get work done before Bob leaves for work. Anyways, if any Momma’s out there have suggestions, please send them my way. Let’s get this day started…

5:30am – Alarm goes off and it takes me about 2-3 minutes to actually get my booty outta bed and in my workout clothes

6:45am – Workout completed & ready for a shower

7:30am – Shower done & a few emails are sent out for work

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7:45am – Keely is up and we are ready for some breakfast (some days she won’t eat till closer to 8:30am-9:00am as that’s when they eat in school)

9:00am – Dressed and ready for the day

9:30-10:30am – Playtime at the beach or park (sometimes the zoo or museums)

11:00am-12:00pm – We play on the balcony, have some lunch and read some books (might take in an episode of Curious George or Cat in the Hat)


12:30pm (Mondays) – Momma’s gotta do a quick conference call (by quick I mean like 5 minutes) while Keely finishes lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm Naptime (for Keely)/Worktime (for Momma)

3:00pm-400pm Playtime and Walk with Hanker


4:00pm – I start to get dinner prepped and Keely plays in the living room

5:00pm – Eating dinner

5:30-5:45pm – I clean up dinner and the kitchen

6:00pm – Usually we try to take a walk to the park (with Hanker, again) or just play out

6:40ish – She is in the bathtub or shower

7:00pm – Chill time – she likes to watch either Peppa Pig or Caillou before bedtime and I am okay with it.


7:30pm – We go to her room for our nighttime routine (again, taking longer for the past two weeks)

7:50pm – I leave her room and hear her calling me a few but sadly ignore it. (breaks my heart)

8:10pm – Finally there is silence and it’s time for this to relax on the couch.

9:30pm-10:00pm – Bedtime for me

What’s your favorite time of the day? Mine has to be when Keely and I have a picnic lunch (everyday she isn’t in school).

Quote of the Day

Typography Print "She is your LITTLE GIRL" nursery art - children's room art -  Size 8x10 - ENGLISH

She is my EVERYTHING!!



It’s Monday!! Another weekend over and another week to begin. This weekend was full of fun things and I hope the fun things continue…

Today I am linking up to the beautiful Katie @ Healthy Diva Life for another addition of MIMM…let’s get this party started!!

MiMM MIMM #106 Silent Weekend Highlights

Marvelous is…

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My Everything!!<3

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A family that bowls together, stays together!! K LOVES bowling!!

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Sharing ice cream with Daddy & Papa is so much fun!

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Childhood friends are pretty amazing!! Erin’s Baby Shower with my cousin Mary Beth.

Sam Smith-Stay With Me

Sam Smith is AH-Mazing!


Perfect for a MONDAY. ❤ Your smile is BEAUTIFUL!!

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy, happy Friday!! Are you all ready for the weekend?!?! I know I am totally ready for the weekend especially since we have some fun things planned. Today, I am linking up to Heather @ Housewife Glamour for another addition of Friday Favorites. What are you loving this week?

Friday Favorites Button Housewife Glamour

Favorite Outfit

Southern Charm

Favorite Quote

Take time to be thankful for everything you have. You can always have more, but you could also have less. #inspiration #gratitude

Keely is seriously my EVERYTHING!! Take a moment everyday to be thankful for what you have as life goes by quickly!!

Favorite Dessert/Snack

“Cookie Dough” Greek Yogurt    1 individual container of nonfat, plain Greek yogurt  1 tbsp nut butter (peanut butter, hazelnut butter or something like the chocolate almond butter pictured above)  Optional: 1 tsp mini chocolate or dark chocolate chips; 1 tsp brown sugar  Stir all ingredients together in a glass or chilled bowl until well combined. Top with chocolate chips or brown sugar.


Favorite Humor

The difference between dogs and cats - so true

So funny and SO true!!

Favorite Place

I am an Illini and so proud to be from the City by the Lake. Such a sweet home. Navy Pier Chicago (aerial).

My kinda town!!