Mar 22, 2016

Shopping is Productive

I had the best pedicure I've ever had over the weekend! Lacey and I have been meaning to go get our toes done for awhile and Saturday our schedules finally allowed it. We tried a new place and it did not disappoint. We got their "deluxe" pedi and for $30 they did all the normal stuff + an exfoliating sugar scrub, hot oil as a muscle relaxer, hot towels, and a warm lotion massage on our feet/legs. I honestly wanted to fall asleep in the chair- it felt so great and was just what I needed. I cannot remember the last time I treated myself to a pedicure but I'm thinking there will be at least one more before this baby arrives!

After our pampering we grabbed a quick lunch and also hit up Ikea. Yes, we braved Ikea on a Saturday and yes, it was terrifying. Luckily, we both just had a couple small items in mind we wanted to pick up there so it was a short trip. Well, as short as a weekend check-out line can be ;) I've read about these drawer organizers from no less than 10 blog/mom friends about how great they are for organizing little baby items so I snatched up two sets of them- you can't beat $5.99! Since I don't really have anything to put in his drawers yet, here's a photo I borrowed from Allison's post on organizing baby stuff.
I'd had high hopes of getting a lot more done this weekend, but I was just plain worn out. Sunday night I was feeling overwhelmed again (story of my life!) and stressed that I hadn't "done enough" with my weekend. Jared talked me out of my funk eventually and after some therapeutic coloring and a list-making session I felt better. On my to-do list I noticed there were a lot of things I needed to purchase. Various gifts, a couple household things, just odds and ends... So instead of making myself run a zillion errands in the coming weeks? I hopped on Amazon and shopped my little fingers off and crossed off a ton of "to-buy's" which felt great. Amazon Prime for the win. Shopping is totally productive, y'all! ;)

My weekend spilled into Monday when I met up with some fabulous local blogger friends at The Cheesecake Factory. I met all these women through blogging and even though they don't all blog still, I'm thankful for their friendship and for our get togethers. We laughed so much last night and swapped some crazy stories. It's nice that so many of them are new(er) mom's too- I can ask them all my pressing questions and hopefully not annoy them too much. Cheers to blogging and all the people it's brought into my life :) 

PS- How did everyone's brackets do through the first couple of rounds? I have 11 of the 16 remaining teams right, I'll take it!! Still rooting on Oklahoma all the way!

24 comments:

  1. Your pedicure sounds amazing! Definitely treat yo'self to another one of those before baby!

    Sweet pickup on the drawer organizers. I'll have to check them out next time I'm there. I'm sure they are multipurpose!

    I love when I realize I can omit a lot of errands by using Anazon Prime. Win win win.

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  2. I need a pedicure, I noticed my toes were not ready for flip flops the other day.

    I wouldn't worry about not doing enough with your weekend, sometimes it's enough to just relax and be. Plus pregnant women get extra relaxing time in case no one told you. ;-)

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  3. I really need to get a pedi now that it's getting into "open toe" season! And good for you for braving Ikea on a Saturday! You have more guts than me! Don't be too hard on yourself, enjoy some time relaxing while you can! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. I need a pedicure before my big trip, like whoa. Toes aren't ready for the summer yet, haha. A blogging meetup sounds like a fabulous way to start a the week, glad you had fun. My brackets are holding on pretty strong right now, wooohooo!

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  5. That's so awesome that even though some of the women that you met through blogging don't blog anymore, y'all still meet up for lunches or dinners! It still amazes me the relationships that we make through the internet! Hooray for Amazon Prime purchases! Sometimes I'll buy things off Amazon if I can get it from the store near my house because I'm too lazy to go out...

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  6. My bracket is a bust - both Baylor and Butler were my final two and you know they are done for. :) It was fun while it lasted though! Glad you were able to cross some things off your list. It's amazing how good that can make you feel!

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  7. We've been eyeing IKEA for a few things as well, especially designing something so may need to hit it up again!

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  8. I always get a pedi before I break out the sandals, and I need one asap!

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  9. I love that your colouring book has spiral binding! That would make colouring so much easier. I've never boughten anything off Amazon, the whole process intimidates me so much!

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  10. Yes to treating yo self! I am a full supporter of getting that deluxe pedicure from time to time. It really is heaven!

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  11. Definitely going to be picking up a few of those drawer organizers - you can't beat the price! I've started to feel the pressure too with how much there is to do/buy... can't believe the third trimester starts this week already!!

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  12. I am so jealous of your trip to Cheesecake Factory, I hate not having one close to us.

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  13. That pedicure sounds amazing!! Glad you were able to mark some stuff off your to-do list, Amazon prime is so great! Yummm Cheesecake Factory :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  14. Your pedicure sounds fabulous, you must certainly treat yoself!!! Those drawer organizers sound like a steal! I love all the organizing things! And the people we meet through blogging are just the best!! So glad you have that group :)

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  15. Sounds like a great weekend! I wish we had an IKEA closer so I'm anxious for the one in Indy to get done. I'm feeling the baby pressure to get all of my gear cleaned up, set up and ready to go. My toddler and cats are super interested and eager to try it all out. Not super helpful, but cute :) I have 9 teams still going in my bracket so that's better than some years. Hope you're having a nice week :)

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  16. Who doesn't love ikea on a Saturday ;)
    My brackets did not far as well as yours! Baylor, Mich St, Xavier.. Ugh! At least my Final 4 is still in tact.

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  17. Pedicures are an absolute godsend. I'm due for my annual spring pedicure! It's a must during flip-flop season! ;) You're brave for making an IKEA run on a Saturday. Even when I go in with a short list, it's a multi-hour venture. And, of course, blogging friendships are the best! :)

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  18. My last pedicure was for my friend's wedding like 18 months ago - way overdue :P I hardly go to the nail salon but when I do, it's always nice :) I wish I could hit up ikea on like a monday morning - I feel like it would be so nice and you'd have a chance to actually look around without getting shoved around :P I still need to get on the amazon prime train! I had it when you could get it as a student free for 6 months and it was the greatest!

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  19. I haven't had a pedi since September but I'm going soon. I'm trying to be patient and wait for the weather to break and stay warm.

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  20. Oh my gosh I love the Cheesecake Factory -- their menu is totally overwhelming in the best way possible! I also love IKEA, but sadly Hawaii doesn't have one :( NOO!

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  21. Sounds like an awesome weekend! It's so hard to remember that our bodies just will not allow us to pack in as much as we used to! But shopping is totally productive!!!!! And I'm so glad you got some pampering and bestie time in!

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  22. Yes! I have so many sets of those drawer organizers, for me and for Hendrik. The best... although his clothes don't fold up quite so well into them as they used to! Not quite so tiny any more. Sounds like a fabulous weekend - I miss all you Cincinnati blog friends!

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  23. Your pedicure sounds great! I totally understand how you feel about not being productive enough with the weekend.

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  24. So glad you got those IKEA drawer organizers. They are seriously a life saver. And it was so fun to get together with you! Have fun shopping for that cute bump. :)

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