Happy Monday!

I had a rather fun and hectic weekend, so I thought I would stray from the usual content and link up with Biana for a weekending recap!

Finley and I headed down to my hometown of Schaumburg, Ill., early Friday morning to spend some much-needed quality time with my mom and dad. We had a fun afternoon of going out to lunch and a mega trip to Ikea. I picked up a few great pieces for the house, including our new eat-in kitchen table!

By the time we got home, we all were pretty tired and Finn wasn’t anxious for me to leave again anytime soon. So, we were in for the night!

The primary reason that I went away for the weekend was to celebrate my little cousin’s baby shower Saturday!

Can you believe that she is eight months pregnant?! She’s so tiny! 

This is a cousin inside joke … we had to get the baby in on it!

It was a great afternoon celebrating Rachael and her baby boy, Alexander. She is due Valentine’s Day, so my aunt decorated everything in blue and red colors. Looking back, I should’ve taken more photos of all the details!

I left my parent’s house early Sunday so I could get home in time to turn on the E! Golden Globes red carpet coverage! The rest of the day was spent on the couch gawking and commenting on all the celebrity fashion, and Ryan and I enjoyed our traditional award-night Chinese food.

How was your weekend? Tell me in the comments!

  • Pamela

    What a great weekend! Seriously looking at the first picture I was like "ummm who's pregnant here?" She is SO tiny! Lucky girl! 🙂

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Biana Perez

    Your cousin looks incredible for being 8 months pregnant!! AMAZING!! i love what you wore to the baby shower too – so classic!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • The Adored Life

    Well, clearly looks run in your family! You all look stunning!

  • Debra Stachelski

    It was such a nice weekend having you home! Love the pics, hard to believe how grown-up you girls are. The guest room looks so empty, I better get on that!

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    8 months, wow! She is so tiny & cute! Love your awards tradition 🙂

  • Wow she looks so little for 8 months! Glad you had a good weekend girl! The awards night Chinese food tradition sounds amazing too. 🙂

  • Lisa McDermott

    she looks tiny! I wouldnt have even guessed she preg!
    Would love for you linkup this post on my Weekend Recap too 🙂 XO

    -Lisa @ Showered With Design

  • Oooh award-night Chinese food, I like that idea! Glad you were able to make it back for the shower and only slightly jealous of your IKEA trip, I'm dying to make one of those myself!

  • I hope I look that amazing at 8 months one day! Finn is just the cutest, he makes the funniest little expressions!

  • Becky M

    How awesome if he could come on Vday!! Sounds like a great shower – and yes she is so little!


  • She is 8 months pregnant????????? Oh my goodness I feel like a whale!

  • She looks awesome for 8 months!!

  • What a great trip home– love your outfit for the shower- that top is so cute!

  • Sounds like you had a great/busy trip home! Can't wait to see your Ikea hall and the changes you've made to your house!

  • Haha, right?! I couldn't believe it when I saw her!

  • Thanks, girl! And, I know – I can only hope I still look that good at 8 months preggo!

  • You are TOO sweet, thank you!

  • The guest room looks great – don't be so hard on yourself!

  • Right?! I couldn't believe it. I had to implement some sort of food tradition when Ryan and I started dating so he would watch the award show with me. 🙂

  • It's one of our favorite traditions!

  • Right?! I couldn't believe it either.

  • It was the most glorious IKEA trip I've ever had because it was SO empty! It made for a very peaceful shopping trip, which never happens there.

  • Right?! She definitely is keeping herself healthy and in good shape. Finn is too funny – he always falls asleep sitting up like that!

  • I know! I keep warning her though that I was supposed to come on Valentine's Day, and then I was a few weeks late. We will see what happens!

  • Oh stop! You look absolutely beautiful!

  • Right?! I'll have to send her this post so she can see all of your sweet comments!

  • Thanks, girl! It's from the LC Lauren Conrad line at Kohl's. I've had it hanging in my closet for nearly a year and had never worn it.

  • Yes, it always seems to be hectic when I go to Schaumburg!

  • Sounds like a great weekend! The blouse that you wore to the shower is very pretty. You cousin looks pretty good for being 8 months pregnant too. So sorry for the late comment on this post too, I will admit that I forgot to stop by! This is what happens when you get old..haha.