{Wordless} Tulips

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A Simple, Yet Fun & Inexpensive Outing for Those with Cabin Fever

Do you ever have a day where you just want to GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING FUN?  I was having such a day last week. (Winter in Chicago) However, we are on a very tight budget so we had to find something free or cheap to do.  After a lot of heming and hawing, we landed on going to a mall.  We often go to malls, so we decided to drive a little farther and go to one we hadn't been to in a while. The mall is a simple idea, but we had a GREAT TIME! There was a little play area, and I even let Tootsie … [Read more...]

7QT: Back to Chi Town

- 1 - Happy Friday I'm sad that our vacation is over, but I'll tell you one thing I'm very happy about: normal eyes!  I found out this past week that I am very allergic to dogs (I thought it was just cats).  WOWZA my eyes were in agony!  I'm happy that they're much better now!! - 2 - Dessert of the Week PIE!  Pumpkin Pie for our early Thanksgiving!  It was so super delicious as was the Pistachio Pudding and Blueberry Delight!  Wish I had pictures... here's the Thanksgiving spread at … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Go Bears!

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7QT: Family Fun

- 1 - Happy Friday My inlaws have been in town this week and they wanted to do ALL THE THINGS!  So we had an activity-packed visit!!  I'll tell you all about it in these quick takes.  :) - 2 - Dessert of the Week Ice Cream & Pie! They took us out to our "Free Pie Wednesday" restaurant which was delicious but kind of a disastrous outing… Cupcakes fell backwards off her chair and seriously bruised / scraped her leg (didn't hit her head, thank God!) right as I was trying to calm down … [Read more...]

{Wordless} I Just… Have No Words

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{Wordless} The Horror. March 25 in Chi Town

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“Cinnamon Roll is Not a Game” & other Saturday Laughs

5.) "Chicago just doesn't have nice things." - Hobbs.  The context really made this funny, but neither of us can remember what was said leading up to it…. #pregnancyproblems 4.) My Sister vs. the Pringles Mountain at the store.  She won, but it was close.  (If you'll notice, all the original flavored ones were back behind a great wall of weird-flavored ones so she had to get passed that.  Nicely done!) 3.) Cupcakes got her Doc McStuffins kit out and said she was going to give me a check … [Read more...]

7QT: New Stuff, Winter Activities, Preg Update & More

- 1 - Happy Friday! We're officially 'back in the swing'.  Welcome to the swing… how has your week been?  It was actually a bit warmer this week, but from what I hear, it's going to get frigid again.  I want to be in the tropics. - 2 - Dessert of the Week I had a bad night one night this past week (I think it was Tuesday).  What is YOUR go-to cheer up activity?  Mine's eating.  Sweet things.  So Cupcakes and I made cookies.  Valentine's cookies.  I know it's VERY early for that, but … [Read more...]

7QT: Freezing Cold & Banana Bread

- 1 - Happy Friday Is it back to the grind for you too? - 2 - Dessert of the Week This is more of a breakfast / snack of the week… BANANA bread! I have a really simple recipe (just 6 ingredients), but this time I made LOAF banana bread instead of muffins.  Still delish.  If you read the next two takes, you'll see that we had to do everything we could to stay warm, so all day Monday we baked and cooked things in the oven. - 3 - Main Headline of the Week It's been absolutely … [Read more...]