Friday, March 14, 2014

What to read...

So one thing I have been slacking on lately is reading....

I have so many baby books to read, and it is so hard for me to get into them and read them.  So I think if I start off with some fun books to read first, I will get into them after!

So these are the books on my list so far to read:
1) Mortal Instruments - Book 1 & 2
2) Where'd You Go Bernadette?
3) The Happiest Baby on the Block

Does anyone have any more recommendations for any good reads????  I would love to hear them!

Source: HERE
 Yeah for reading!
xoxo Sarah

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Campillo Family Shower

A couple weekends ago, Zach and I celebrated a baby shower for Baby Campillo back where it all began in Chicagoland.  Thank you to Zachary's family and our friends for hosting such a beautiful tea party shower!  We were overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity that everyone showed us.   It was so wonderful seeing our family and friends that we have not seen since we moved!  Thank you so much - we love you all!

Here are some pics!
The grandmas to be and me, some of the chocolate covered strawberries, my mom and I, some of my bestest friends from Chicago and me, the table arrangements with "Advice for Mum" cards, the Aunts-to-be and Me, the favors - tea bags and tea cups, and Zachary's only appearance at the shower at the end with cousin Caroline!
Yeah for friends and family!
xoxo Sarah

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tea of the Week!

I am bringing back Tea of the Week!  So everyone!  Here is my newest tea of the week posting...

When you are pregnant, you cannot drink too much tea or too many kinds of tea so I am keeping it really simple with authentic British teas or English Breakfast teas - that are decaffeinated.  I got these in Door County last summer and have not been able to drink them as much as I have wanted to but, they still are very plain and good!

Typhoo tea is England's version of Lipton Tea.  The "Keep Calm Carry On" Tea is an English Breakfast tea!
Notice the little tea caddy on the right - the bed and breakfast we staying in Door County used those to serve tea in.  I loved them so much, Zachary surprised me with 2 - one for home and one I keep at work to hold my tea. 
Yeah for British Teas!
xoxo Sarah

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

So DONE with Winter!

Hi everyone!

Ok it is my Lenten promise that I will be blogging more!

We have been busy planning baby so I have just been exhausted!  We are in baby shower mode and nesting mode right now!

We have been busy but good busy!  Just to give a little update on life...

This is what we have been up to:
1) Pediatrician = DONE!
2) Daycare = DONE!
3) Hospital = DONE!
4) Crib/Dresser = DONE!
5) Lamaze Class Scheduled = DONE!
6) Breastfeeding Class Scheduled = DONE!
7) Baby Prenatal Yoga = In the middle of!
8) One last trip to Mequon to relax = DONE!
9) Nursery Painted = DONE!
10) Zachary's baby bookcase painted = DONE!
11) Second Trimester = DONE!
12) Campillo Family Baby Shower = DONE!
13) Work Maternity Leave Plan = DONE!
14) WINTER........ = DONE (at least I hope!)

I don't know about anyone else, but I am SO DONE with winter!  The weather this week has finally been in the 40's - but snow is possible tonight, this weekend, and next week.  Snow - you can go away.  I am ok with that now - thank you for a beautiful Christmas and Winter - but I am ready to say good bye!

Source: HERE
Yeah for 10 more weeks!
xoxo Sarah

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thumbprint Valentines and a Baby Valentine Surprise

So for Valentine's Day, I decided to make homemade valentines this year.  I thought the idea of this thumbprint valentine was cute!  Take a look below...

Zach loves referring to Baby as "Sweet Baby Campillo"
I can't wait for next year when I get to make a valentine with Baby.  It will be a lot of fun!  So for a surprise little valentine gift for Daddy from baby, I made this picture frame Zachary can have it his desk while working.  I have to modge podge it after the baby comes because the modge podge smell makes me a little woozy right now!  But I think it is fun!  I'm trying with my creativity gene - it will get there!  Also, notice the football background on the frame.  I combined two pieces of scrapbooking paper and cut them to the size of the frame, and then I added the stickers to spell out Daddy + Me.  I figured - boy or girl - this baby is going to love football!!!

Still needs to be modge podged and finished...
I will be putting one of our ultrasound photos in it - until Baby comes. 

Yeah for valentines!
xoxo Sarah

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shrimp Enchiladas with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce

So I think it might be ironic, but being pregnant, I can handle a lot more spice than I would normally.  I like all spicy things.  Not sure if that is the best for me, but I like it!  And Zachary likes that too because he loves spice - the hotter the better!

So last night for dinner, I decided to try this pinterest recipe for Shrimp Enchiladas.  It was DELICIOUS!!!

I totally forgot to take pictures!  But here is a pic from the website and the you can get the recipe right HERE.

I HIGHLY suggest this dinner, but one thing Zachary and I have found, is that these nice dinners, are probably going to be more weekend meals!

I would love to know what others make for weeknight meals when working full-time.  What are your best tricks with getting everything ready and taking care of a baby???

Source: HERE
Yeah for spicy!
xoxo Sarah