Monday, October 5, 2015

Recipe: Pizza Grilled Cheese

So my DH loves it when I make grilled cheese.  I don't make your traditional white bread with Kraft singles kind of grilled cheese.  I go all out.

My usual regular grilled cheese includes good artisan bread, muenster, gouda, and a savory relish/jam.  Since I had some bread left over, and some sliced mozz in the fridge, I tried my hand at some pizza grilled cheese.

Yes.  Yes.  Yes.  So good.

You can get the recipe here.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Recipe: One Pot Chicken Alfredo

So I have never made "home made" Alfredo before.  Just easier to buy a jar of sauce.  Right?

Well I found this one pot recipe for Alfredo, and it was just too easy to pass up.  I made it and my DH and I loved it.  I can't wait to make it again!

You can find the recipe here.

So good.  Gotta have milk with it.  

Monday, September 28, 2015

It Has Been A While..

So life has been busy, not so busy, and everything in between.  I swear pregnancy makes you want to clean the house top to bottom one day not stopping, and just lie in bed for hours on others.  Baby girl is all over my sciatic nerve right now, which makes certain activities...interesting.  Walking the pups is a walk in the park, literally, or a pain in my ass.  Literally.

I have been finishing rooms in the house, pondering how to decorate a nursery, and cooking up a storm.  Trying new recipes has always been a fav of mine.  But I have been "killing" it lately.  Hehe.

I had a great weekend too.  Not just one of those, "I did a million things and let me instagram all about it" kind of weekends.  A weekend of just seeing girl friends, and spending all day Saturday and Sunday with my dear husband.  We did so much for each other, and just enjoyed each others company so much.  Have you ever had a weekend where you felt so much love? Yep.  That was this weekend.

Here are a few photos to tide you over.

I make some delicious enchiladas.  

Marianos had $5 bouquets.  Who turns that down?

Dinner at date night.  So good.  Thank you Cafe Touche!

Date night.  24 weeks.  

Friday night with my lovelies.  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Baby Gender Reveal

I am sure some of you are intrigued to know if Baby B will be a boy or a girl.

Hope on over to my instagram and check out the video I posted.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Recap

Well folks, I am finally back from my last trip of the year.  That is right.  Being 5.5 months pregnant, I won't take the risk to fly anymore, even though there are many events I want to go to.  It just isn't worth it.

I went out East, and spent time with friends and family.  My first stop was visiting one of my bffs and her husband and son.  My first time meeting the little dude.  He is a dead ringer for his dad, and just too cute.  We all went out on a grown up night, and got to catch up and she def talked to me about a lot of baby stuff.  So grateful, as I feel clueless and unprepared most days. We ate dinner at Bazins, which was excellent.  Then we found a tiny boutique that was moving, and I bought a bunch of stuff for the tiny human.  Made out like a bandit.  50% off everything. Woohoo!  We also went to Sweet City Desserts for a treat to go.  Such a wonderful day.  I left their house and went 30 mins west to my oldest brother's house.

Friday we went to Ford's Fish Shack for lunch.  So good.  I was in heaven.  We then went to Ritas for some ice, and then back home so we could get ready for some Friday Night Lights.  High School Football!  My niece, aka, mini-me's school was beating some serious butt until lightening made us evacuate the field.  Bummer.  We left after they called the game for weather.

Saturday I went to Alexandria to have brunch with my ILLINI ladies. I love and miss my college friends so much.  And it never ceases to amaze me that even 15 years after we have all met, we are close, and will drop anything/everything to help each other out.  We had brunch at Warehouse, which was incredible.  I will def come back whenever I am in VA.  It was that good.  We grabbed some cupcakes at Lavender Moon Cupcakery.  Highly recommend it.  I have had many a cupcake in my day, but this place was just wonderful.  After brunch I relaxed as the baby was wearing me out all day, and then had dinner and played Apples to Apples with the crazy family!

Post Cupcakes! And over 50 years of military experience.  Awesome ladies!
Sunday I drove to Annapolis for my friend's wedding.  What a whirlwind.  Brunch with my Navy gals, wedding ceremony, and reception.  Thank goodness I wore flats:)  I just can't get over how beautiful of a day it was.  I am so happy for my friend, and just find it amusing that our whole group found our "loves" so much later than most people.  Our husbands were worth the wait!

Alie, Me, Katie

Can't even describe how beautiful this is!!!

Love these ladies!

Me and Katie.  I met her 15 years ago, and we always pick up right where we left off!!

I flew back to Chicago Monday, and am glad to be home with the pups and my guy.  Now I just have to get my butt in gear and prep two more rooms in the house before baby comes!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Influenster: Maybelline Vox Box

Many of you that follow me on IG know that I received a box of foundation from Maybelline to test. I absolutely love it! I got the Better Skin foundation in porcelain, which definitely describes my skin tone:)

I enjoy using drug store makeup.  Not only because I don't need makeup daily (but usually wear it anyway), but because it is good quality, and I save money.  One of my go to brands is Maybelline, due to the great quality of products.

This foundation was light, and covered all red spots and imperfections on my face.  I have already used about 1/3 of the bottle in a month.   I really enjoy receiving products like this to test out from Influenster, so I can spread the word, and try things I may not normally buy!

What is your favorite drug store makeup item?

#makeup #summerdays

Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekend Recap

This past weekend was a working weekend for me. :(  Have to earn some money though!  So can't really complain.  It is just becoming increasingly tougher to work with a baby kicking, heartburn, and just general exhaustion, but it is all worth it. 

Friday was low key. I actually got sick, so I spent some time at urgent care.  Who gets ear infections at 33?  Luckily I am starting to feel a little better.  Nothing like a night in with some mac and cheese, and some reruns on tv.

Saturday DH and I ordered some Thai food and relaxed watching the first season of True Detective.  Such a good show.  I can never "get" into tv shows due to my job, because I am never around.  Now, I have time to actually sit down, relax and watch a tv show.  Nuts right?  

Sunday we had a "date night in" as I call it.  Some Sinatra, some sauce cooking on the stove, and a great Italian meal for us.  Complete with gelato.  Of course it can't be all fun and games.  Had to do laundry and meal plan.  Very excited over cooking the next two weeks.  We are having my sister and nieces over for a bday celebration, and a block party this weekend!  

What are your fav kid recipes or block party recipes?  I am stumped on a few things.