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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And Baby Prep)

Hello, all!! How was your weekend?! Ours was busy, but we have made so much progress on getting ready for our sweet baby girl.

Let’s recap:

FRIDAY:

After work, I hit up the gym for 30 minutes of cardio. It felt so good, especially after a long day.

Dinner was a tuna melt and sweet potato waffle fries. I also had 2 (or 3) fudge cookies for dessert lol!

After dinner, we watched Ozark until bed.

SATURDAY:

The day started early with online teaching before heading to the gym for a quick pregnancy strength workout.

By the time we got home, my in-laws were over and ready to help with the nursery. The boys got to work on the drywall, while the girls went to Lowe’s for paint!

I just love our color scheme.

We grabbed lunch to take home from Jimmy Johns.

After lunch, it was back to work! We got to cleaning and setting some items up.

By dinner time we were all tired so we ate lasagna and rented a movie.

I read a little before bed.

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee before getting to work. My mom came over and had lunch with me at Zoup. It was so tasty!

After lunch, we went shopping for more baby items. When we got home, I did laundry and swooned over baby clothes.

Now, I am relaxing a bit before getting back to some cleaning and organizing! I feel a touch under the weather, so I’m hoping I can get a lot of sleep tonight!

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap Up (Food, Fitness, Christmas Decorating, And a 2nd Thanksgiving)

Hello, friends! Well, now that Thanksgiving is over the countdown to Christmas has begun. I was able to get some of my shopping done (yay for online sales)!!

I feel bigger than ever due to excess amounts of food over break, along with this pregnancy.

Since I was on break, my days are slightly running together, but I’ll do my best to recap…

FRIDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, and relaxed until I decided to venture to the gym. I did the elliptical, which was pretty much all I could handle for the day with my back pain!

I got some online shopping done and spent time doing housework, while my husband worked in the yard.

Dinner was leftovers of course!

SATURDAY:

The day started with online teaching and some coffee.

My back was hurting too bad to go out, so I did yoga at home.

I got quite a bit done on my to-do list. I organized baby presents, talked to the pediatrician, got in touch with our photographer about maternity pictures, and a few more boring, but necessary things.

The evening was filled with Christmas music and decorating with my husband! We had fun and the cats were hilarious playing with everything.

After we decorated, my husband picked up Chinese for us.

We ate while watching tv. What a nice evening!

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee and a spin class. It felt good to do cardio, but I took it super easy!

I came home and got ready before heading to my husband’s hometown for his family Thanksgiving! He has a big family and they rent out a big space. We filled up on food, then everyone headed to the gym for basketball. I just watched because I was in pain.

Afterwards, we headed to my husband’s parents to play with the dogs and chat more before heading home.

Dinner was leftover Chinese.

That’s about it for the weekend!

Have a great week, everyone.

With love,

Carly

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Our Chicago Getaway

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. We are driving home from our mini vacation to Chicago. It was a blast! It was a perfect way to celebrate Brad’s 30th birthday, our anniversary, and our “babymoon.” Let’s jump right in…

FRIDAY:

We left home around 8am and made the 6 hour drive to Chicago. We arrived at our Airbnb around 2:30 ish, unpacked and settled in.

We changed, called an uber, then headed into the city.

Our first stop was the bean to get some pictures!

It started getting a little dark, so we walked over to the Chicago theater to see it all lit up. It was so pretty!!

The evening was absolutely freezing, so we decided on an early dinner at Giordano’s! We got salads and pizzas. Everything was super yummy!

After dinner, we ubered back to our Airbnb, watched a movie, then crashed hard!

SATURDAY:

I woke up before my husband, so I did a short pregnancy workout video. When he woke up, we walked (in the 19 degree weather) to Starbucks for coffee and breakfast.

After breakfast, we got ready for the day and ubered into the city. We walked around until it was time for our first activity!

At noon, we did the Chicago Theater Tour and it was absolutely fantastic! We loved learning the history and not to mention, I adore the theater!

I was like a kid in a candy store Haha!

After the tour, we stopped at a food truck for lunch and ate in the sunshine. Chicago style hot dogs are no joke! YUM!!!

After lunch, we headed to the field museum. It was huge and there was so much to see! We loved the dinosaur exhibit, and also ancient Egypt.

After the museum, we walked a bunch more and saw the bean at night, along with other cool parts of the city.

Our next stop was the John Hancock building! We did Chicago 360, which takes you super high to see some beautiful views. I’m so glad we went at night! There was a wait for this and I was getting nauseous, but felt better once we got to the top.

Afterwards, we were both wiped out from walking all day so we headed to dinner at Gino’s East. I needed water and to just sit. It felt amazing to relax. I wasn’t in the mood for pizza again so I got minestrone soup and a delicious salad with grilled chicken, candied walnuts, cranberries, radishes, cheese chunks, and their delicious house dressing.

After dinner, we ubered back to the Airbnb and both crashed quickly. My total steps on my Fitbit was almost 25,000 for the day! Crazy!!

SUNDAY:

This morning, we packed up early, grabbed Starbucks, and started the trip home. I can’t wait to see my kitties!!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, House Work, And Girl Time)

Oh Monday….here we are again. I am praying this week goes by quickly!

I am excited to have a dinner date to Cheesecake Factory on Wednesday! It will be our 3 year wedding anniversary! Yay!!

Before I get to our weekend, I want to share some pictures of my wonderful dad. Today would have been his 68th birthday. Gosh, I miss him so much. Cancer is the worst.

Our family the day I was born.

This past weekend was full of house work, shopping, good food, and relaxing. Here’s the recap…

SATURDAY:

I woke up, made some coffee, then headed to my “office” to teach 5 online classes. After teaching and some breakfast, I did a barre workout in my basement.

After my workout, I was craving a smoothie. My husband and I ventured out into the cold so I could get one!

It was full of peanut butter and chocolate…YUM!

When we got home, I was ready to do a deep clean of my house. I put on my favorite podcast and got to work. It took hours, but it felt so good to get my cleaning done.

Once I finished, I had a shower, put on pjs, and sent my hubs out to get us Chipotle for dinner.

We watched Making A Murderer until bed.

SUNDAY:

The day started with sleeping in and coffee. It was so nice! After breakfast, I did a prenatal yoga video. My back has been hurting and it felt so good!

That afternoon my mom came over to spend the day with me while my husband worked on house projects.

We had lunch at Whole Foods. I love their salad bar.

After lunch, we spent the day shopping. My mom got me a ton of maternity clothes! Thanks, mom!!! Early evening, my mom headed home and my husband and I made dinner.

Jalapeno turkey burgers, salad, and corn. It was so good!

We watched more Making A Murderer before bed.

Well, there’s the recap! Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Good Eats, Workouts, A Date Night, And Scary Shows

Hi, all! I hope your Monday is treating you well so far. I overslept and was super rushed this morning, but managed to get ready and grab Starbucks on my way to work.

Anyway, this weekend was relaxing, which was necessary because I’m getting a cold.

I binged watched (and finished) the Netflix show The Haunting Of Hill House. I loved it! It was so spooky, and I got invested quickly. Have any of you seen it? Thoughts?

Now, onto the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After work, I came home and watched Netflix for a while. My husband worked later than usual so I ate before he got home.

Meatloaf, a sweet potato, and a salad.

SATURDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, and got to my online teaching. My husband had a work event and I stayed home. I did a bump at the barre workout, did some housework, then watched Netflix by my fireplace.

By the time my husband got home, I needed out. We walked around our outdoor mall, then had a sweetest day dinner at Northstar Cafe.

When we got home, we got comfy and watched football until bed.

SUNDAY:

I slept in, which felt amazing! My body needed the rest. I’m pretty tired these days!

I had coffee and finished my Netflix series while separating baby clothes.

I went for a 3 mile jog and it seriously felt so good! Post jog snapchat lol!

I finished my cleaning (which took a long time because I had to mop and deep clean), then hit the grocery store!

For dinner, we made a sweet potato and turkey hash with mushrooms and onions. It was delicious!

We rented Ant Man and the Wasp to watch while we ate.

It was a lovely weekend! Now let’s hope I can knock this cold out quickly!

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly