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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

$5 Black Friday Find

As is tradition with the ladies in my family, we met bright and early the morning after Thanksgiving to go Black Friday shopping. Our meeting spot at the mall was outside Urban Outfitters so I took a peak inside with my sister as I waited for my aunts and cousins to arrive. Little did I know that I would find my best bargain of the day.

This Light Blue Ceramic Owl Lantern:

Original Price: $28.00
Sale Price: $9.99
AND THEN I learned that all sale merchandise that morning was an extra 50% off, making this a whopping... $5.00!

I think it will make an adorable little nightlight for our gender neutral nursery.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bad Blogger with Big News

I rarely ever apologize for not blogging but since it's been 2+ months I think it's time to officially classify me as a "bad blogger". I have been a bit preoccupied though so I'll excuse myself this once. Preoccupied with what you may ask? Well on August 1st, we got some of the best news of our lives... we found out we were pregnant!


Dave didn't believe the first test since it only had a faint line, so the next day we had to go get a digital one just to prove it to him. I think seeing the word "pregnant" made it set in for him :-)

Thus, we began our journey of pregnancy and parenthood prep! The first few months have been a whirlwind full of extreme joy, nerves, morning sickness, fatigue, food aversions, weight loss and every other symptom in the book, but now that I'm well into the second trimester I'm feeling much better.

A Few Fun Facts:
  • We are due April 12th; I'll be 19 weeks along on Tuesday.
  • We are not finding out the sex of our child and are excited for a surprise on delivery day.
  • I really have NO mother's intuition yet about the sex. I often refer to the baby as "he", but nothing is pulling me strongly in either direction nor do I have a preference.
  • We will not be revealing our names in advance, but we have narrowed the list down to two names for each gender and will make the decision when we first meet our child.
  • I have been busy brainstorming ideas for a gender-neutral nursery (more on that in future posts), and we just made our first baby purchase yesterday: a crib & dresser.
Now that I am "out", I will be sure to update the blog more frequently, with plenty of baby projects no doubt. Overall, we are overjoyed and I can't wait to meet "Baby C" in April 2011 :-)

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I'm a St. Louis native, but I have been living in Chicago since 2005 and am loving every windy minute of it. I enjoy cooking (more-so eating), home decorating and really anything creative. I'm a supporter of DIY & handmade goods, a fledgling foodie and a connoisseur of kitsch. I spend my days filling online shopping carts, emptying them and repeating the process all over again. Most of all I love spending time with my husband, Dave, our first child, Claire and my dog, Louie.

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