Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What I Have Been Loving Lately...

Ok so lately, I have been loving a few things in my life, and I just wanted to share:

1) Zach (my husband) - I love Zachary all the time, but over the last couple weeks he has been such a trooper.  He has gone to all these appts for daycare and has rearranged all of our bedroom furniture in two three bedrooms to get ready to start the nursery.  I don't know where I would be without him!

2) This recipe from Ina Garten - Roasted Sausage and Grapes.  I forgot to take a picture, but I made this this past weekend for Zachary and I and it was so easy and such a beautiful rustic Italian dish.  I also shrunk the recipe down just for the two of us.  We served it with a side of risotto.  It was delicious.

3) Lately, I have been loving renting movies from the movie store.  I know it is more and more popular for Netflix and the internet and other streaming ways of movies, that movie chains like Blockbuster are no more.  But there is video store not far from Zachary and I, and we love watching movies from there on Friday nights.  It has become a little bit of a tradition for us.  This past weekend, we rented the original "Barefoot Contessa" with actor Humphrey Bogart and actress Ava Gardner  So cool to see where the name really comes from!

4) I also am loving THIS nail polish!  It dries so crazy looking!  It is very cool :)  It is OPI's - It's Frosty Outside Liquid Sand Nail Polish.  Since my nails have been growing like crazy, I try to make them look nice!

Source: HERE

This is what I have been loving lately!  Have you been loving something specific lately?  I would love to hear about it!

Yeah for loving things!
xoxo Sarah

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What's Been Cooking Lately...

Ok while I was pretty sick for the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, I think it was because of the lack of food I ate, I loved watching Barefoot Contessa on TV.

So recently I made her chopped salad for dinner - I made it a pregnancy friendly salad because of the cheese.  I substituted blue cheese with Satori - Gold cheese which is a WI based cheese company and is DELICIOUS.

The recipe for her Cape Cod Chopped Salad is here on Foodnetwork.com.

This would be a GREAT salad for hosting a women's luncheon or a shower of some sort.  
I also made this delicious spread for the last Packer/Bears game of the season - I know a little late on the post.  I have mad the pretzels before - which are Zachary's favorite - but this new recipe for bruschetta I tried was OUT OF THIS WORLD GOOD.  I highly reccommend it!

A little blurry - but so good - soft pretzels and avocado bruschetta!
Spread with our tree behind!
Molinari's salami, cheese and crackers, peppeoncinis, pickles, and celery.  I know a random assortment of pregnancy cravings!
Click HERE for the recipe for the bruschetta - definitely going to become a staple in our home!

Hope everyone has been enjoying cooking up new recipes in this new year!  I can't wait to try more!

Yeah for recipes!
xoxo Sarah

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Recap of the Holidays...

I know this is really late but here is a recap of the Christmas and New Years Holidays!

A week before Christmas, my mom, sister, and I had a girls weekend of cookie baking and gift making!  We made a TON of cookies and also made bookmark gifts out of paint samples and homemade tile coasters!

Take a look below at the fun pictures we took!

Pics aren't the best - they are from my phone, but my mom got us the cutest aprons!  And you should have seen all the sugar cookies we made/decorated.  You can also see a glimpse of our coasters and bookmarks. 
I don't have any pictures from actual Christmas, but it was very nice to be in WI for Christmas.  I haven't been home for Christmas in a long time!  For New Years, we went down to Chicago to visit with some of our bestest friends!  It was such a blast and so much fun!  We saw Morgan and Conor's new home and it was nice to spend quality time with friends!  Below is a pic of Zachary and I before we went out to dinner with Morgan and Conor for New Years Eve at this DELICIOUS Mexican restaurant in Geneva - Bien Trucha!

Baby is at 20 weeks here!

Yeah for holidays!
xoxo Sarah

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Baby Planning...

Hello everyone!

Happy New Year (21 days late!)!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Life has been busy busy busy for Zachary and I.  And this year has been busy with...Baby Campillo!

Over the last few weeks we have been busy planning baby and are in complete baby mode.  Touring hospitals, interviews with daycares/nannies, interviews with pediatricians, registering, nursery planning...all that jazz!  So it has just been hard to get the energy to blog when all I do is go home and sleep!!  I should probably slow down - but won't get many more chances to get all this done :)

It is so exciting to be going through all this - a little overwhelming - but exciting too :)

Baby is doing great and so is mom.

One of the things that I have loved started planning is the nursery.  Ever since Kate Middleton walked out of the hospital with Prince George - I have been obsessed with the baby line Aden + Anais.  So what did I go do, yes I went out and bought the swaddling blankets that Prince George came out of the hospital in.  And yes, they are so cute!  The pattern is jungle jam which is perfect for a neutral setting for baby.

Aden + Anais makes a lot of different brands for Target and other other stores.  But this is the original - you can buy it from Nordstroms.  I got mine from Amazon - I found it the cheapest there.  But there are a lot of great patterns are available!  Click HERE to go to the Aden + Anais website to take a look at all their fabulous finds!  I also got the bibs as well at a little boutique in MI over Thanksgiving when we were visiting the in laws.  

If you haven't seen it - here is a picture of Prince George in the birdie blanket of the Jungle Jam set. 

Source: HERE
I know I know - crying baby :(!

Now back to the nursery...we are doing a gray and white theme - with emphasis on the phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On."  I want the nursery to be as calming as possible!  I will start taking pictures as I start developing it!

I hope you all have a wonderful night!

Yeah for baby planning!
xoxo Sarah