Yesterday I went with my best friend to a Chicago Moms Network "Tye-Dye Party".
We had such a BLAST!!
The idea is we bring whatever you want to dye (mostly onsies, bibs or other baby item) and just enjoy the company of other Chicago moms.
What a great idea and it was so great to have some grown up conversions!!
Here is the product of my tye-dye attempt.....
Well today was also filled with excitement. At the meetup yesterday I was invited to another meet up with a group called What's Cookin, Chicago?
This meet up was a potluck picnic.
Blake and I brought his yummy chicken and potatoes & I made my famous peach cobbler.
The best part of the day was watching my husband mingle with people who love food and cooking as much as he does. He has not had any time to meet new people in the city so this was a special treat. So not only did we eat great food but I also believe that we have made new friends that we will keep for as long as we live in Chicago!
I am starting to wonder how Katie Scarlett is getting so fat since it seams like she is spitting up half of what she eats! I swear I am burping her every 2-3 minutes but the child is constantly spitting up.....then of course....she is hungry again!! AHHHHH!!!
This morning Blake and I were woke up by Katie Scarlett gasping for air and flailing around like she was falling...We both jumped up. As I held her I was terrified. She was crying big full tears and curling her lips in the most desperate fashion.
I was thinking did she choke on something?
Did she get bit by something (that I will be killing with great force)???
Does she have a big boogie blocking her airway?
WHAT IS WRONG??
It was so sad.
I called my mother immediately.
She lives in Hawaii and it was 3:30AM there, but I needed professional help.....
(and by professional, I mean a seasoned vet....my mother is a mother of 6)
Mother suggested that she might have had a bad dream.
That sounds about right because after I quit using the nose sucky thingy on her she stopped crying and just smiled as if our faces was all she needed to soothe her.
It is amazing how seeing her frown can break my heart completely and her smile can immediately make whole again. I have never been so wholly consumed with love then when I see my precious daughters face. I love her beyond reason.
After a long day at work and an hour (or more with Chicago traffic) drive home he comes home and cooks for me.
When I say cook....I don't mean hamburger helper. I mean delicious special recipe pan fried chicken with asparagus and mushrooms with homemade mashed potatoes or eggplant Parmesan with sauteed mushrooms and onions and roasted potatoes.
Blake LOVES to cook and that is a good thing cause I am so intimidated by him. I am afraid to cook because he is so good. He can turn just about anything into a gourmet meal and all I know is the 3 meals my mom taught me...with no variations. Oh well, I am eating good and he is happy making me happy so its a win win. :)
Last week Blake and I downsized from 2 cars to 1. So far so good but we were planning on my honey getting transferred to downtown Chicago and him taking the El train to work....but his transfer has been pushed back to November, which is a big bummer, and I have no car....
Good news.....I am learning to walk.
Living in Chicago we have so many shops near our home and walking is exactly what I should be doing anyway to lose this baby weight. Plus it is nice to have something to do every day. So my daily routine is to walk to CVS , then to Walgreens , and finally to the produce store to pick up fresh fruits, veggies and meat.
Today, I actually did my hair and make-up!! It is just amazing how good you feel when you look good too. On our walk a man honked and made a "cat call"...before I would have called him a vulgar perv, but now think of as that nice man who made my day. lol. So, since becoming a SAHM I am finding that if I have a purpose, like a daily walk, I actually feel like part of the world and not trapped in a box.
Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Size 1 are on clearance for $2.74 or $5.49 (depending on the location) at CVS!
Being new to couponing I have been reading a lot of blogs on how to make a deal. CVS is by far my favorite store. Check out this deal....
When I saw the Pampers on sale at my CVS they were $5.49. I had a $2 off coupon making them $3.49. I bought 4 packs.
I had a printed coupon for $5 off $25 precoupon but I was $3.04 short so I went by the printed coupon box and out prints a free pack of U by kotex....that is $1.77 towards the $25....the other coupon was $2 off Gold Emblem popcorn 2.49 each just hitting my $25 mark. :)
In total I spent $10.88 on
4 Jumbo packs Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Size 1,
1 pack U by Kotex panty liners
1 bag Golden Emblem popcorn
BUT the thing is I don't need diapers. Sweet sweet has a closet FULL of size 1 diapers. SO I sold the Pampers on craigslist.com for $5 each making a profit of $10! WOOT WOOT!!!
After I sold the diapers on craigslist I was so pumped up that I went to the 4 other CVS stores. I found this deal....
Please notice the subtotal....THATS RIGHT....$0! I bought 6 packs of diapers for $0(just $1.17 in taxes)
THATS NOT ALL!!!! CVS also has a deal going that if you buy 6 jumbo packs get the 7th FREE....SO....out prints an $11 ECB. I LOVE THIS! I stopped by 2 other CVS stores and made similar purchaces. In total I bought 15 packs of diapers and I am selling each pack that I bought for $5. BIGG BALLIN'
When I visited my page I felt disconnected. The name of my blog was "Baby and the Windy City" but the reality was I am a SAHM and I am really not out there enjoying the city shopping and prancing around in wedges and mini skirts....I am sitting at home trying to keep up with the laundry while breastfeeding my baby.
So I am here to revamp my page and try this blogging thing again.....
I hope I have better luck the second time around. :P