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I try to be superwoman. I like iced cappuccinos, photography, design and being neat and tidy. My husband and I are homebodys - even though we've been together for 10 years, (married for three) our life is never boring. We have an almost two year old daughter who is the center of our world. Join us as we make our house a home and juggle parenthood for the first time.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hi, I'm a Mac.

My old PC finally took it's last dump on me - I did restore it, however I now have to re-install everything - itunes, image editors, my beloved wireless weather station, Word, Excel...ugh...the list goes on. I have had the computer since my early college days - 2001 and it needs to go. I am sick of dealing with the little bugs PC has and "extra" installs that eat at your computer. Not to mention the extra speaker cords, endless program setups and lag. Imagine bringing a new computer home, opening the box to find a monitor, keyboard and mouse...all wireless. And it comes with one power cord..yes..that's right. One.

We've made the leap and are going all Mac, my friends! This is the one I want. (Oh, 27" display...how you will bring me so much joy....)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring has sprung

Greens, yellows, pinks and pastels remind us of the warm air and longer days in our future...I like to think of spring as a rebirth and regeneration. For this reason I am itching to clean our home and revitalize each space. After hunkering down for winter, I am longing to open the windows and let the scent of emerging blooms and new grass fill our house instead of heavy candle scents. Obviously I will have my hands full with a new baby very soon, but I want to re-evaluate each space and put away the winter reminders. I love the feeling of being organized and a fresh start to each room couldn't hurt either!

Here are my inspiration photos for Spring:

I love how this room divider works for a headboard - so light and airy!!!

One of my favorite throws for Spring: Ikea's Ofelia

The must-have fashion staple for Spring: Old Navy's trench

Better Homes & Garden's inspiration photo - I'm IN LOVE with this purple hue on the ceiling!

Horchow's Beverage Dispenser - $65

A pop if unexpected color works great with neutrals and welcomes the new Spring colors - I love tulips!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Random Updates and 30 days left!

Sorry, a no pic post again...but it will be well worth the wait since I will be updating next week with Sophie's nursery finally done! Her bedding is on the crib currently, but I still have to put away some blankets and extra linens. It actually looks like a baby could live in the room soon! I will also be taking my maternity photos this weekend too!

And for you non-baby crazed followers I will have photos of our guest bathroom finished. That will be quite the transformation. We've been waiting to finally feature the new color and design.

So now I've addressed that....let me freak out. ONE MONTH FROM TODAY IS MY EDD. What?!!! And....in one week and a few days Sophie will be a full-term baby. Yes...a baby. I will say that time has slowed down a little. I am aware with each passing day that my daily activities will change and that my job will be to solely care of little Sophie. We are almost ready for her. We have our friends and family now guessing dates as to when she will come out. The earliest? April 3 says my dad, while the latest April 14, my mother-in-law is still before my due date. I have always said I didn't think I would last until April 17 and it seems others think the same as well. Only time will tell. Until then, she is still very active and I am now cramping and feeling contractions each day. My mom said she was in labor for a month before she had me....looks like I'm being paid back for it now!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pregnancy can do this to you

  • 7: The number of bathroom breaks I've had today and it's not even 11am yet. The cruel irony? I am CRAVING cold ice water. I am talking from the depths of the deepest well on Earth.
  • The unsuspecting Meijer employee dared to remark that it "must be spring because people are wearing their flip flops." I immediately shot back, "Well, these are the only shoes I fit in right now." Ugh. I bet he's sorry he asked.
  • I looked back at my 15 week pregnancy photo and thought, "damn I look skinny!"
  • 4: The number of black stretchy yoga pants I own. They are in constant rotation at work and on the weekends.
  • You overtest baby toys and gear to make sure your own baby won't hurt themselves. Do babies have the same strength as a 25 year-old woman or a 27 year-old man? I don't think so. But it puts my mind at ease.
  • You are envious at all women in high heels. All women.
  • You start noticing people's ankles and staring...wishing....
  • You start to wonder if your internal organs will ever be the same again.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Within 38 days we need to...

Finish painting the guest bathroom
Cook and freeze meals in bulk
Wash her linens
Buy unbought items off of registry (Where ARE you registry completion coupons?!!)
Take maternity photos (We've been waiting for our glider and bedding)
Pack the hospital bag
Meet with the pediatrician
Put together glider

Hmmmmmmm....Seems like I am missing some things - but this is the big list for now!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sophie's Friends & Family Shower

My friends and family shower was held this past weekend. It was great seeing everyone. Sophie is already a very spoiled little girl! The cake was amazing - not only the way it looked, but in taste too! It mirrored the invites. For hostess gifts I got my mom and my mother-in-law Coach purses. The last pic is all of the loot! We fit it all in our Trailblazer - it's mostly organized now, but the baby stuff has definitely invaded our household! I am lucky enough to have a work shower this Saturday. More things to organize!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sweet Surrender

Now this is what I call a good morning! Panera's finest asiago cheese bagel toasted to perfection with light cream cheese and a tall hazelnut coffee. (Sorry Sophie, I had to give in to the caffeine - don't go too crazy in there!)

What's your fav 'go to' breakfast?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


When most women see the sight of a shoe closet and fall weak at the knees, this is what I fall weak to:

Simple things...

You know what makes me smile? That my husband fell asleep last night to the kicks of our daughter in my belly.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sophie's Bookcase

This is the 'Billy' bookcase from Ikea. I apologize for the horrible cell phone photo, but don't fret - I will re-feature her room soon in the daylight and with my pro camera and new lens!!! After 2 trips to Ikea to return the wrong-colored 'Expedit' bookcase, we feel in love with the 'Billy'. Fav feature? The cool slantable shelves and "magazine feature" holder on the top.

See the birdhouse at the top? That was a find at our local antique store for $8. And that bird lamp? That's a $20 HomeGoods find! Watch out for Sophie's total room feature coming very soon!

Coach = Love

This is my new Coach purchase! I needed to pamper myself and the opportunity arose where the Coach Factory store by me was having an extra 20% off their existing 50% sale. I couldn't pass it up. I also got a couple more purses for the hosts of my baby shower. I think they will love what I picked out for them. Another post with the owners and their purses will follow next week!

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