Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mom's Day Out and a giveaway

I know what you're thinking... What's the giveaway!!! Patience. Grasshopper.

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!








16 comments:

  1. You make me laugh. Sounds like a wonderful day. I heart vintage! However, I am going to refrain from entering your giveaway...I know, heartless. But you are my competition afterall. LOL ;) Just because I didn't "like" you on Stacy's page doesn't mean I am not "liking" you in my heart. Although, I could use a calendar! Have a great weekend!

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  2. I voted for you... :)

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  3. I voted for you....but I also voted for everyone :) hehe. You're welcome

    Thanks for the publicity,friend! ...stacy

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  4. I always laugh reading your posts......you will need that humor when new baby boy appears! You've missed your calling. You should be writing for a major newspaper/magazine with tips, real life experiences, humor and of cour, cooking tips and recipes!!!

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  5. Still laughing!! You can really put the pen to the paper.......a special talent!

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  6. Whitney - Don't worry! I heart you on the inside too!

    DeEtte - You're the bestest!

    Stacy - Thank YOU!

    Heidi - Thanks! I think I will need an IV of something much stronger than humor when the next Dokulil boy arrives!

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  7. I liked you. I've always liked you. I will always like you. You are my likable oldest baby and have a likable brother, my likable youngest baby. See, things don't change much at all. Adam is going to like his brother and his busy mom and dad cause he's going to get to help and he likes to help :)

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  8. I liked you. I've always liked you. I will always like you. You are my likable oldest baby and have a likable brother, my likable youngest baby. See, things don't change much at all. Adam is going to like his brother and his busy mom and dad cause he's going to get to help and he likes to help :)

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  9. I liked you. I've always liked you. I will always like you. You are my likable oldest baby and have a likable brother, my likable youngest baby. See, things don't change much at all. Adam is going to like his brother and his busy mom and dad cause he's going to get to help and he likes to help :)

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  10. HA! You crack me up woman!
    That sounds like one full and fulfilling day of planning, shopping, and filling the back of an SUV! I think the new room theme is a great idea!! Hoping it works exactly as planned! I feel guilty for bringing in another kiddo too, but I don't have any brilliant ideas for keeping the girls from hating me forever for it! Guess I'm just destined to be hated earlier on in the girls life instead of just when they are teenagers =)
    Okay, and I think it's hilarious that you had to put a heating pad on your butt...ha!

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  11. Those girls are going to be "mothers" to the new baby. They will just adore him! How are you not having to heat your butt every night! My hips go out at 7pm like clockwork every night! Owwwwwwwie!

    PS - don't forget to VOTE for me!!!!!!!!! Tell Si to as well!!!!!

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