Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Big Secret

I've been keeping a secret...I'm pregnant. Hubby and I are expecting our first baby at the end of May and we couldn't be more thrilled. For those of you who used to read my other blog we are still logged in for our China adoption and plan to still adopt. Things of course my change, but for now that is our plan. I plan to take some growing belly photos here soon and document the pregnancy. I look forward to getting some tips and advice from you seasoned Mamas.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Decor

It's getting close to that time of year and I couldn't be more excited! I love decorating for Christmas. I started this weekend by purchasing a wire tree from Crate & Barrel, I love it! We already had the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments and I have to say it's a beautiful piece. I'm also looking for some new ornaments as I'm tired of what we've used in the past. If anyone has seen some must-have ornaments let me know.

On Saturday I stopped by our Target store to find pet costumes for 90% off. I could not resist purchasing a few for our dogs. Below is our black Lab in his banana split costume, he didn't seem to find the humor in it. I purchased an adorable ram costume for our chocolate Lab, however, she would not sit still for a photo. Sorry for the poor photo quality this was taken with my Blackberry.

Have a great week!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blog Slacker/Winter favorites

Wow, had it really been over a month since I last posted?! I promise to get blogging more regularly here soon. The weather here in the Midwest has quickly moved from fall to what feels like winter. I have a few must have items for the winter, here are just a few:

Land's End Silk thermal shirt (I wear these under sweaters...I'm freakishly cold). Land's End has 30% off your highest priced item - free shipping on orders over $50, Today Only!

Uggs- these are staple for winter. Ugg now has so many colors and styles.

Good hand cream such at L'Occitane

Other much have items for me:
Good pair of gloves
Sweaters - cashmere/wool
Hot tea

What are your favorites for winter?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is Here

Fall is here in the Midwest and I could not be happier. This means cool morning, soups, pumpkin bread, boot, sweaters, football, ect.. Can you tell this is my favorite time of year?! This weekend I started my Sunday ritual of making soup/stew. On the menu for this week is chicken soup, here's how I made mine:

3 - 32 oz containers of free range chicken broth (I use Trader Joes brand)
3/4 bag of egg noodles
1 bag of organic mixed veggies from (carrots, peas, corn and green beans)
1 - rotisserie chicken
dash of rosemary and pepper

This recipe is super easy makes a large amount of soup. I have plenty for leftovers and enough to freeze.

What's your favorite fall recipe?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

What to wear this fall?

So it's almost fall here in the midwest despite the 80 degree weather. I'm so ready to start wearing sweaters and boots. I've been adding a few new things to my wardrobe, so far I've purchased some new jeans, flats, military-style jacket, and some long-sleeved tees.

Jacket from Loft

Me Too flats - Nordstrom

I need some more sweaters and saw this at Lands End - I like this as you could pair with leggings or jeans.

So what are your must have items for fall?

Happy Birthday!

This sweet boy is 10 today! He is the best dog anyone could ask for and a real love bug. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm Back with a New Blog

I'm so excited to start blogging again. I took a much longer than anticipated blog break. Some of you may remember my previous blog Almost Home. I decided to a create a blog that was more about our life now and less focus on our adoption. Today Hubby and I had a great afternoon. We went to a local park and went hiking, so much fun and great exercise. Afterwards, we went out for ice cream at a local organic creamery. Below are some photos of our adventures today. I'm so in love with the calfs from the creamery, aren't they just the cutest!?

Some of you may wonder why I chose the blog name, well let me be honest and say it took me months to decide on a title. I chose Midwest Classic simply because I live in the Midwest and I'm pretty Classic/Traditional in style and decorating, so there you have it.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!