TGIF v.17

The high of my week was getting the nursery finished, as far as decor goes. Everything is FINALLY put together and in place and it as really relieved a huge amount of nesting stress for me. It was great that we didn’t have/need to paint the room, so it was a matter of just getting the furniture put back in and the new curtains hung. (Actually, after this photo was taken I ended up getting a different curtain rod because the cheap one I bought at Walmart sucked. Surprise surprise!)


The low of my week was waiting an entire day (it seemed) for my car to be fixed at the dealership on Wednesday. I took it in for the headlight to be replaced, a vibration in the steering wheel to be fixed, and the mystery behind my 12V outlet to be solved, at 10:30 and didn’t think it would take them until 3 pm to get 2 of the 3 issues resolved. I got sick of waiting and just took my car back from them without the 12V outlet issue being figured out. The headlight and the steering were the major issues and got fixed, so I just wanted to go home. Luckily I just hung out at mom’s with Isla and my stepdad while I waited; they live just over 1km away so Isla and I walked there – which was the longest walk ever in the heat and being 35 weeks pregnant. Live and learn!!

An internet find I loved was this Etsy listing for instant downloadable & printable wall art. I’m holding off on buying them until after Baby N arrives, but the nursery walls are in desperate need of some art and I’m thinking these in 8×10″ will go wonderfully in the room.

Full disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for sharing this listing.

The best money I spent was on a couple of toddler art classes for Isla that start in June! A bonus? The class is run by my amazingly talented friend, so I’ll be able to get in a visit with her while Isla paints her heart away. Yay!

My favourite Isla moment was just seeing how much she really enjoys her dance classes. I debated a lot about whether or not I should continue down the path of Dance Mom, but seeing how excited she gets to go to class and how happy she is when her lesson is done, the answer was clear. I pre-registered her for the next level of classes starting in September, so here goes nothing!


The song that has been stuck in my head is “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt …” by Maroon 5. Downfall? It’s not available on iTunes in Canada yet AND the chorus isn’t exactly car-friendly when I have Isla with me. I guess it’s the censored version for me when it becomes available here.

My favourite meal of the week was the crockpot ribs I made on Wednesday. I was planning on doing them on the barbecue but we ran out of propane Sunday (a not-so-fun surprise in the middle of dinner-making), so I had to re-think my dinner plan. I ended up using this recipe for the rub and then this standby BBQ sauce recipe for the sauce, plus a couple cups of water, and the ribs turned out SO good.

My plans for the weekend are birthday shopping for Isla on Friday, and Kyle’s dad will be in town Saturday evening. I also have an appointment for a pedicure with my mom Saturday morning (YAY!) and there’s a pregnancy/baby expo happening on Sunday that I plan on hitting up as well!

What songs have been stuck in your head lately?
What’s going on for you this weekend??


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