Hey hey, welcome back to Monday
It’s a short week for me and possibly for you too if you’re going to the Healthy Living Summit in Philly this weekend. I am so excited It will be wonderful to finally put a face (in person) to the people behind the blogs I adore.
Before I recap the weekend, thanks for weighing in on whether I should go with blonde vs brunette hair – there was a good mix of both, but brunette edged the blondes by a bit. I think I’ll go back to brunette in another month!
Onto the weekend…
After work, I snagged a large decaf iced vanilla latte from Peets (because now we know decaf and some caffeine is okay for preggers ladies!), then I was off to check out a new-to-me baby store to see if I’d want to drag the hubby back on Saturday. More of that to come.
Long weeks and short weekend made staying in on Friday night an easy choice. I whipped up some spaghetti and Trader Joe’s chicken-basil meatballs (<—if you haven’t had these, try them! so good ) Besides I had to also prep the guest room for my bestie and her hubby since they were staying with us while in town for a wedding (win!)
It was all business, meaning errands, errands, and more errands. We revisited Buy Buy Baby, which is the baby-sister store to Bed Bath & Beyond.
We headed to the stroller section and I asked this young guy (21 yr old) if he knew anything about this stuff and he looked at me, like “yeah duh” (with a smile). Turns out this kid is a stroller genius! He knew *everything* and answered every question about weight, rank, consumer reports, color options, accessories, mix’n’match with other brands, collapsability, etc.
I may or may not have asked if I could put him in my pocket and take him everytime I go baby shopping. I heart him. Seriously. I may have a crush on him.
We picked out the Baby Jogger City Elite and we’re both in looove
My hubby was having fun with all the bells and whistles, all-terrain air tires, and suspension. I myself liked the aesthetics We paired it with a sage green Chicco car seat. Done and done.
Turns out every salesperson in Buy Buy Baby is extensively trained by department to know their stuff so every area we went to had another genius. Can you tell I love this store?
So we also picked out this crib (ignore the pink):
And best of all? Since we registered there, they offer up a personal consultant who will walk you around each department and let you know what (and how much) of each item is recommended. So helpful for new parents. AND we received no pressure to buy a darn thing while we were there (or even register at all). Yipppeee!
I really didn’t want to make this a baby post, but I must tell you about another thing we did – we looked at my push present
My hubby managed to convince me that $3K is a bit much for a push present, so we’re settling on a “less” amount, which is TBD. But I’m 99% sure I want this center ring:
Buuuuut, I am having them do some modifications – I want it widened from 4.7mm to 6mm, upgraded to 18ct white gold, and I want a mix of chocolate and yellow diamonds (also enlarged from current look of cognac diamonds). I think we’ll have a verdict in a few weeks!
Saturday night was spent at a potluck bbq party at our friend’s Mojan and Ali – someone brought Key Lime Pie and I maybe, just maybe might have had more than one piece. I made these again (Butterscotch smores bars):
Ugh, okay I hate long posts, so let’s wrap it up! Sunday was brunch with the bestie and other friends at Hobees (I had pancakes of course!).
Then I got the hubby to walk the Stanford Dish with me (hecka hills!) by promising him I’d let him do this:
He hit range balls at Stanford while I read a magazine in the sun.
Not too shabby of a weekend, eh?
Any highlights from your weekend?
Favorite kind of pie? Mine will always be pumpkin, but I did love that key lime
Are you going to HLS? If so, what are you wearing Friday? I think I’m going to wear this new tunic-top from White House Black Market with my maternity leggings – it’s fun, dressy-ish, and should be comfy.