Thursday was a little day of heaven for me as I got to take an entire day off from my grueling 24/7 role as a stay at home mom to an energetic toddler. My mother in law, Heidi, took care of Adam, while I put on my best pair of stretchy pants and comfy shoes and headed off with my friend, Stacy.
I was on a mission.
By now, you all know I'm 7.5 months pregnant with my 2nd boy. My ability to make decisions, think clearly, focus on anything for more than 30 seconds, or stand without falling over has been comprised. Along with that is that I now feel this impending guilt that I am probably ruining my first child's life by bringing another baby home. He'll probably never forgive me. He'll never forget how it was just us and how much fun I am... He'll forever be resentful. Oh the horror!
So, I decided I could easily fix this by taking his little baby boy room filled with elephants and turtles and turning it into a big brother room - Star Wars style. This is the perfect solution! When he starts to feel abandoned because mommy is always feeding the new baby, or changing the 10th diaper of the new baby, or sleeping because the new baby kept her up all night, he'll run to and look in his new STAR WARS room and be filled with joy and excitement. Problem solved!
But with my inability to make decisions, focus on anything for ore than 30 seconds, or stand without falling over, I had to enlist help. So, after swearing on Stacy's journal that I wouldn't be "matchy matchy" she agreed to take me to Omaha to help get Adam's room styled and accessorized.
We started off our day at Nebraska Furniture Mart where we found a masculine and comfy oversized chair, perfect for reading stores or late night cuddles. Adam will surely be glad for his baby rocker/glider to be out of his room and this new MANLY chair to be in! We also found a circle rug, which I'm told are "fancy" and "hard to find" that resembles a galaxy.
Then it was lunch at Blue. I heart sushi so much! I can't have the real stuff - but the cooked stuff is pretty darn awesome too. We started with some crab rangoon.
Then, to appease Stacy, who is a vintage addict and could very well one day need intervention, we hit up a couple antique stores in the Old Market. One store was very scary. A girl who worked there, with fire engine red hair, assured us she was sober and didn't trip. I started to tell her how I always trip and can hardly walk a straight line but stopped in time as I realized we may not be talking about the same thing.
We also hit up a vintage candy score where I ate one too many sour gummy worms.
At our last vintage stop, I made the ultimate find.
I found this awesome orange frame which will go perfectly with the galaxy rug. Thinking of painting a chalkboard on the wall and framing it with this. TO BE CONTINUED! STAY TUNED!
Then we hit up target and whole foods. By the end of the day we were pooped! It turned out that Stacy's SUV was a lot like Mary Poppin's purse. We packed that sucker full of our finds including the furniture and rug and it just kept holding more!
It was a treat to get out with a great friend. I laughed my butt off. In fact, I had so much fun that I had to come home and put a heating pad on my butt. It was THAT good.
Now the giveaway! There's a catch, you know. There's always a catch with giveaways. Try to follow - its going to get confusing...
In order to win MY giveaway you have to help me win a different giveaway. All you have to do is:
1) Go to Stacy Ideus Photography Facebook page. (Click on the words Stacy Ideus Photography Facebook page and it will take you to the link.)
2) Scroll down her page just a tiny bit to where she talks about her Valentine's Giveaway and look for my comment about why my hubby is so sweet.
3) Click "Like"
4) Leave a comment on THIS blog telling me that you voted for me.
What's in it for you, you ask? Well, besides just helping this very pregnant mom out and making her so happy by helping her win Stacy's cool giveaway you'll be entered in a chance to win a brand new 2012 calendar and a matching ink pen! How exciting right?!?!?!
Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, February 6th.
HURRY! ACT NOW! TIME'S RUNNING OUT!