Weekend Review.

After the nice 55 degree weather we had on Tuesday and Wednesday (hello, Chicago!), it didn’t make it over 15 degrees on Thursday, and it stayed at a brisk 9 degrees all day on Friday. Because of the low temps, Olivia and I were cooped up in the house. So when it was 30 degrees on Saturday, and despite the surprising snowfall, our little trip to target felt like we were going to Disney World. Okay, okay, so maybe that is a bit dramatic, but we were pretty excited to get out of the house.


Like I mentioned before, it was pretty cold on Friday so we stayed in. It’s become a (really bad) tradition that we eat wings, and watch TLC’s Brideday. For those of you that don’t know, Bride-day is something that TLC does on Fridays where they play wedding shows all night. A guilty pleasure at it’s finest, at least now it is. So that’s what we did. And then at 11 at night, I had this disgusting craving for something sweet, mainly cake. So, I pulled up a recipe off of Pinterest (which led me to Babble) and made a three ingredient, one minute, mug cake. Man oh man, did it hit the spot. It was delicious and easy and as I was eating it, I couldn’t help but think of atleast ten different ways to tweak the recipe.


Whisk one egg, 1/4cup of powdered sugar, and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a mug, make sure it’s all mixed together really well, put it in the microwave for one minute and BOOM. Chocolate cake.

Next time, I think I’ll try adding a swirl of peanut butter, or nutella. Just for the extra flavor of course ;)

We obviously went to bed very happy people.


Dominic had Saturday morning off, which meant that I got to sleep in. When I woke up and came downstairs, I was welcomed with a huge smile from Olivia because her Daddy put down the alphabet mat that she received as a birthday gift, and she loved it.

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I’m not sure why he made it into a wall like that, but I kind of like it.

And then we headed out. It FINALLY snowed! I have been waiting for this day to come. However, it was one of those ‘mom’ moments where you build up a certain dream in your head and plan it to go a certain way, ever have one of those? Well in this particular dream, Olivia loves the snow and wants to touch it and she’s laughing….but the reality…Well, this was the reality:

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Unimpressed baby was very unimpressed. Sigh. Maybe next time.

Then we went to target, our happy place.

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This was her first time at said happy place since her new found ability to walk. Although she’s pretty slow, with those short legs, it’s still fun to see her get into everything because it’s at her level.

And then the last thing that we did on our nice Saturday was putting together her toy box  She got it as a Christmas gift from my grandmother but it was on back-order for the longest, it finally came in last week and it is sooooooooo cute! My dad helped me put it together and afterward he put her inside. Should I have expected anything else?

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We put all of her toys in it and the toy box is so big that it made it look like she had such a small amount of toys! It’s seriously so cute though and now Olivia has her own little corner in our living room.


Superbowl Sunday. An American Holiday. The only football-y thing Olivia has is a pink Chicago Bears jersey that she received for her birthday, so that’s what she wore.

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(A little peek at her new little play corner)


I will admit, I am not a fan of football. I never have been. I really don’t even know how the game works. When I was in high school, I was a cheerleader, and when I would cheer at the football games, I really had no idea what I was cheering for, I just loved to cheer. How embarrasing. Anyway! In my opinion, the best thing about the Super Bowl is the food. While I completely FAILED to take an actual shot of the food, our spread wasn’t too bad. We had hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls, crescent roll pizzas, chili cheese dip, and I attempted another Pinterest recipe- Baked breaded mozzarella cubes. They didn’t come out good, and I was kind of upset because I had such high hopes for them. Oh well, I guess you can’t win ’em all. We also had meatball sandwiches, and donuts, and we were going to make pasta, and actually, I don’t know why we didn’t.

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I am usually really good about snapping pictures all night but while the guys watched the football game, us ladies did wedding planning. We finally ordered our save the dates, set up an appointment to book the caterer, and browsed Pinterest for even more inspiration. In fact, the only time I even remotely looked at the TV was when Beyonce was performing. What. A. Woman. I really like Beyonce, I think she is such a positive role model and her performance was seriously amazing. And that Destiny’s Child reunion? Unreal! I think that was one of the best half time shows the Super Bowl has had in a while.

I’m curious to see whether Olivia picks up her daddy’s love for football, or her mama’s love for eating the football snacks.

What did you do for super bowl Sunday?




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