Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and yours a VERY Happy Thanksgiving from my sweets and I. ❤

Happy Thanksgiving!  My favorite quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The Day We Found Out About Baby #2

The Day We Found Out About Baby #2

Yes, you read that right…I am having another baby…a little bit of a surprise but we are excited. So this post might be a little TMI but hey, it’s life….

So to rewind a little bit…After some complications with my IUD & the cyst, my doctor and I decided to remove the IUD, back in May as my body was really going through a rough time. She wanted me to have a solid three months without any types of birth control (besides condoms) because she thought I might’ve developed some things from the complication with the IUD. She also pretty much told me that it’d take a SUPER long time to even have a baby right now because my body is so OFF….(TMI time).

I was traveling the first week in August and when I got home, we had a little “slip” if you know what I mean…;) We didn’t think anything of it as again, I’ve had some problems which gave the doctor sure signs that I couldn’t become pregnant but than again, we should’ve been careful even though we were careful every other time. Well August went on and I did what I was always doing, eating well, working out and having an occasional adult beverage. In the beginning of September, I kept checking the calendar thinking ok, any day now. but the days just kept going on without a visit from a certain “someone”.

I noticed in the middle of September, I started getting flu-like symptoms and couldn’t understand why I was feeling SO tired all the time. One Saturday while Bob was working and Keely was at my parents (September 20th to be exact), I decided to pick up a digital pregnancy test from Target. While I was unloading my groceries, I took the test, continued to unload (waiting three minutes) then before taking Hank out, checked the test to see in bold letters – PREGNANT.

I was dumb-founded! I did a double take, looked at my dog and thought this can’t be right. I took him out then proceeded to take another test which of course came back with test error. Feeling unsure, I cleaned my house, ate pizza then picked up Bob from work around midnight. When he got into the car, I handed him the test and said, “Got something for you.” He looked at it and said, NO. Are you serious? Yes, sir, couldn’t be more serious. I ended up going to CVS on the way home to pick up another test because I really needed to make sure it’s true.

After taking five more tests saying pregnant with all of them, it finally sunk in that YES, I am pregnant. We weren’t planning to have another one right now but we are totally stocked about Keely becoming a big sister and very excited to welcome peanuts #2 into the family. We told her that Sunday night that she is going to be a big sister and she proceeded to get her baby doll and hold it and tell her that she loved her. I think she will be an amazing big sister and little helper.

I scheduled an appointment with my doctor for October 2nd to really get the confirmation. I know the second pregnancy is always different and let me tell I can already tell it’s going to be different…hello to all day sickness and needing to sleep ALL THE TIME! I’ll give you the rest of the deets in a few days so I can talk about food, fitness and etc. Have an awesome day. Cheers! XOXO

25 Cute Sister Quotes You Will Definitely Love - Not all of them apply to me because I have a brother, but this cover one definitely does.

My Keely Girl!! ❤

MIMM…Snow & Exciting News!!

MIMM…Snow & Exciting News!!

Happy Monday!! Here’s to another addition of MIMM by the ever so amazing Katie @ Healthy Diva Life. We had a nice and relaxing, yet fun weekend over here. Our friend came over with his 12-year-old daughter on Saturday night and Keely just loves her. After Keely went to bed, we ended up playing a few games of Apples to Apples and it was a blast…I love that game. Anyways, let’s get rolling on with some marvelousness…

Marvelous is…


Target trips with this little one…red cup love and cake pop!! We are set to SHOP!! ❤


First (major) snowfall of the season about an inch and a half or a little more in our area.


An awesome announcement…that’s right…Keely’s going to be a big sister!! I am planning to write a post this week with all the information. We are so-so excited!!

Believe in yourself...I need this today!!! Yes.


Oh Mama

Oh Mama

Happy Hump Day!! I just wanted to share this awesome website I have recently found…

OhMama.co is a one-stop interactive resource for the mom on the go.  Users can sign up for a free account to post, share, learn and ask questions about all things related to women and family in your specific city, including health and wellness, events and classes, care and camps, and even a marketplace to buy, sell, or trade items.  The site is already up and running and is mobile friendly for Apple and Android with a mobile app becoming available mid-November.


I have already posted some things for Chicago on their website and also found some good posts as well. Can’t wait to find out more thing locally and throughout the country. Mommy friends, make sure you check it out.



Happy Monday! I’m a little late this morning with my post but hey at least I’m posting…LOL. This weekend was lots of fun and I am linking up to Katie @ Healthy Diva Life for an addition of MIMM which I haven’t done in forever…it will be short but fun. 🙂

MiMM MIMM #123 A Date Night + Cereal Crack


A little family time with Grandma & Grandpa on Saturday plus an amazing dinner at our favorite Italian Restaurant in Andersonville…


Keely and the Boys!!


I recently colored my hair – soft black and love the color and Miss Keely also got a haircut as well.

I have too many flaws to be perfect. But I have too many blessings to be ungrateful. #Quote I think too many people forget this...

Awesome quote to start a Monday…have an amazing week!! Cheers! xoxo

Friday Favorites…Fall Love

Friday Favorites…Fall Love

Happy Friday Peeps!! Well we are all moved in and the place is starting to look like a home. We are all so in love with our adorable vintage charmer plus Keely is loving playing in the leaves, backyard, chasing and running around with Hanker. I so want to decorate for Christmas RIGHT NOW but am holding off till our tradition of the day after Thanksgiving…only a few more weeks. The only thing I missing here is the old treadmill or (free) workout room but I am planning to get a spin bike plus I’ve gotten back into Turbo Fire & Yoga. Today, I am linking up to the beautiful Heather at Housewife Glamour for an addition of Friday Favorites.

Friday Favorites Fall Link Up Button Housewife Glamour

Favorite Fall Outfit

Perfectly cozy fall outfit

Love this outfit so much and I saw that Old Navy has a sweater/poncho just like this one and I will be getting it for sure…Thanksgiving Day Outfit? I think so!!

Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish

Slow Cooker Candied Sweet Potatoes

I want to make these this year – YUM!!

Favorite Fall Tradition

o charlie brown

Big fan of Charlie Brown and we made sure to watch it the week of Halloween.

Favorite Fall Quote

Free Thanksgiving Printable: It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.

Have an amazing Friday & wonderful weekend!! Cheers!! xoxo

A Little Update

A Little Update

Happy November!! Can you believe it’s already November 3rd? Cray-Cray!! I am going to try my best to start regularly blogging again. I do miss it as I’ve enjoyed making virtual friends and keeping friends and family up-to-date. So what’s been going on?!?! Over here there’s been A LOT!! Let’s start…

WE’VE MOVED!! Yes, you heard right, the condo went up for sale and sold quickly so we found a beautiful 3 bedroom gray stone in our favorite neighborhood, Andersonville. We are literally right off the main street in Andersonville and LOVE being around all the stops, restaurants, parks, etc. Hanker now has a backyard again to run around in even though I’m guessing he’ll miss some of his puppy friends, there are tons of dogs on our street. We’ve kept pretty quiet about moving as we didn’t want to jinx it with this place because we’ll be here for possibly ever (unless I win the lottery and can live in a million place in Lincoln Park…LOL). Anyways, we are super excited and can’t wait to settle in and have lots of parties. Here’s a little preview of the place…VINTAGE!! ❤



6 years and still going strong…Bob and I celebrated our 6th year wedding anniversary at the AMAZING RPM Italian…I could eat there EVERY night…seriously. It was a blast. I’ve learned a lot in the 6 years of marriage and every couple goes through good times and bad times but lately Bob and I have just been in such a good place. I think we both final woke-up and realized what marriage and love is all about and that’s our family & friends. We are just trying to make the best life right now for our family and can’t wait to see where the next 6 years leads us too. ❤

Halloween Fun!! We went to Lincoln Park Zoo last Saturday for their Spooky Zoo. It was beautiful outside and so much fun (extremely crowded but fun). It’s always fun when Grandma & Grandpa join us as well.


Keely’s new bed!! Keely was recently surprised (like 3 days ago) with a new big-girl bed and let me tell you, she didn’t want to get out of it. Tonight will be the first night she actually sleeps in it so we’ll see how good she does…might be “playing” too much but she should do good. Another Keely update – she’s completely daytime potty trained. She still wears a diaper at nighttime but wakes up every morning with a dry diaper so I might start night training sooner than later. Hope I don’t jinx it…LOL


Well that’s it for me over here but like I said, I am going to try to get back into blogging…wish me luck!! Peace out!!