Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Few Randoms...

First of all, I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day! We had a nice weekend. They boys have this new "tradition" of going up to Mariano's every Saturday morning for some of their store brand Greek yogurt. Apparently it's the best. They went early in the morning and allowed me to sleep in. When they returned they surprised me with some beautiful flowers and other treats.

Big Chef Burger

Ant found a Groupon for this restaurant a couple months ago and we finally visited last week. I was expecting it to be kind of like a Smashburger, but it was a lot nicer than that, a sit down place with a full bar. I went crazy and got the truffle burger, it was phenomenal! One of the best burgers I've probably ever had. I got the homemade potato chips as my side, and they were fine, nothing spectacular, I wish they'd had some type of seasoning on them. Both the boys liked their burgers as well, but they said the sweet potato fries were their favorite.

The restaurant is in Schaumburg, so if you're in the area, I highly recommend you check it out! I just wish they had booths to eat in, it was difficult keeping a 3 year old seated while we waited for our food.

Once Upon a Child

Every few months we like to make a trip to OUAC to sell some of Harry's too-small clothes and underused toys. We typically use whatever cash we make on new toddler clothes. We went earlier this month and after trading in our clothes, we paid just a dollar for all of this!

I can not believe we're shopping in the 4T section for my baby!

February Ipsy Bag

Another month means another Ipsy bag full of fun, new beauty products to try.

In the bag:

City Color Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini
Eva NYC Up All Night Volumizing Spray
Emite Make Up Professional Eyelash Curler
ModelCo Blush in Cosmopolitan
Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil

I also redeemed some of my Ipsy points for a Gallany Cosmetics Lipstick in Bordeaux.  Total value of the bag, not including the lipstick, is roughly $63- I had to use Google currency exchange thing on a few of the items to approximate price.

So far I've used the facial oil, lip stain and volumizing spray. Love all 3! The lip stain is more orangy than the package makes it look, but it's still very pretty and feels nice on my lips.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015



Harry has been so funny lately!

- He still loves super heros, and is now "saving" us. It's adorable, he'll start across the room from one of us, say he's going to save us, run over and give us a hug, kiss, and Eskimo kiss. Then we're saved!

- Harry still loves time and looking at clocks. Once he said, "It's 3:33! That's kind of like 4:44!"

- Crisscross Applesauce (sitting cross-legged), has become "Kristoff Applesauce," as in the character from Frozen.

- I asked him if he wanted to go to the Island of Sodor (where Thomas the Tank Engine lives) and he said that he was too big to fit in the tablet to go, haha! Oh, the technology kids have these days!

- He calls elevators, "alligators."

- We were lying in bed together the other week and I said that I wanted to spoon him, and Harry said, "No Mom, that's for my yogurt, please don't bring that to bed." Mr. Literal :)

- He passed his hearing test he kept failing. Finally!

- Harry can spell his name, and Mom and Dad.

- The boys got me a box of Ferrero Rochers for my birthday. One day I was in the other room working on something and Harry managed to sneak 3 of them! He was so proud of himself he came over and told me. He tried to eat more of them, but wasn't able to get the wrappers open, so the sugar rush could have been a lot worse. I was thankful for that!

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Dirty 30

So, my birthday was Saturday. The birthday. The one where you're supposed to stop telling people how old you really are and just say 29. Gah, I don't feel like I'm mature enough to be 30. It's just so grown up!

To celebrate, Ant and I went out for dinner on Friday night. The park district was offering a parent's night out so we dropped Harry off before heading out. We just went up to the mall, and ate at Stir Crazy. It used to be one of our favorite places! Was nice to go back. We spent about 3 hours eating and walking around before heading back to pick up Harry.

He had a great time despite being the youngest kid there (a 5 year old girl was the closest in age to him). They made cookies, ate hot dogs, played games and did crafts. Oh, and apparently he got to have 2 glasses of lemonade- a real treat since he only drinks water or milk at home. The park district has the parent's night out every so often, so I'm sure we'll sign up again.

Oh, and in case you noticed that little fleck on the side of my nose, it's not dirt, I got it pierced. Again. I got it done for the first time when I was 20 and took it out for a job after college. It was a bit of an impulse decision earlier this week. Ant's been wanting a tattoo, so we went to Top Notch Tattoos to speak with an artist about a design. While we were there Ant said to go for the piercing if I wanted, as an early birthday present. I thought it would hurt more the second time around because of scar tissue (I got it done in the exact same spot), but it hardly hurt at all. And my eyes barely watered, the first time it was like water works on the right side of my face.

Saturday morning the boys woke me up with my favorite, Taco Bell breakfast in bed. And Harry surprised me with some fantastic presents.

Earlier in the week Ant took Harry to the Dollar Tree to pick out some gifts for me. Apparently he picked out everything on his own, he did a pretty good job I think, he knows me well. Along with the nose piercing, Ant let me pick out some Makeup Geek eye shadows and I should be getting a new cell phone in the next couple weeks- mine sucks and is anything but "smart" these days. I'd say I made out pretty well!

After dinner that night it was time for cake. Harry picked the theme, Frozen, of course.

My name's a little smooshed, but that's okay ;) It tasted great (another Super Target cake) and I loved the candles they picked out.

LOL! And funnily enough, we'll be able to use the same ones next year!

 Here's to making 30 great!!


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