If there’s one thing that I’d consider myself good at, it’s definitely compartmentalizing things. We found out that we were pregnant in March, but I had the Europe trip to focus on so that I didn’t go into full blown baby planning mode. Now that Europe is over I’m on the brink of going obsessive with everything baby, and some people would probably say that I have gone baby obsessive, but without knowing the genders it’s a little hard to get fully into planning and getting things done for the babies.

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend Of Getting Stuff Done

So instead, Chris and I have decided to focus on getting those little projects done around the house that we’ve been putting off for the past three years because we know that we’ll have zero time to get stuff done once the babies get here! So this weekend was the start of our getting stuff done around the house mode, and I’m linking up with Biana to share it all with you!


Last week was the first 5 day work week since before we left for Europe, and I’d be lying if I said that it wasn’t a little hard! Thankfully I was able to keep busy, so the week was over before I knew it! My sister stopped by the house Friday afternoon so she could borrow our Costco membership and stock up some things for her house. She came over later in the afternoon so we were able to all grab dinner at a new Mexican restaurant before she headed home for the evening. After that Chris and I spent some time getting caught up on DVR before heading back to bed early, because that’s all that we seem to be doing lately.


I could really get used to the whole semi-sleeping in thing, but I know that it’s short-lived come November! Chris and I got a full night’s sleep before waking up at a decent time Saturday morning. We decided to grab some Starbucks and run a few errands before heading back to the house to relax for a little bit.

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend Of Getting Stuff Done

Our big plans for the afternoon were to go to a baby store that actually had the stroller and car seats that we’d been looking at. If you’re in the Houston area and are pregnant, definitely stop by Baby’s 1st! Not only do they have a huge range of strollers and car seats that you can “test” drive (they’ll even put one of the car seats in your car to see how it fits), their sales members are super knowledgeable, and they have some fake babies so you can see what it would feel like with some actual baby weight in the car seat or stroller. After our trip Chris and I are even more positive that we’re going the right direction with the stroller and car seats we’d picked out.

After our big stop, we had made a few small stops at Pottery Barn Kids (I think that we’re going to take advantage of their free nursery consultations), Kendra Scott (so I could use Chris’s birthday discount), and then Half Price Books (because this Half Price books is one of the best in the city). Needless to say, we were exhausted after all of those errands and were looking forward to being home!

Last weekend, Chris and I cut up our big to do list into smaller weekend to do lists so that we don’t get too overwhelmed with the things that we need to do before we know genders. Plus, then we don’t feel like we’re spending a couple of weekends only doing things around the house instead of fun things. Also, since Chris and I tend to be procrastinators, this will also help us to stay accountable too.

The big to do this weekend was to reorganize our kitchen. When we moved in three years ago I was the one that was unpacking our kitchen, and while most things were put up pretty well, some of our cabinets were a little dysfunctional. With two babies being added to the mix later on this year, we also knew that we’d need to free up some drawer or cabinet space for all of their things too.

I honestly thought that this was going to be way bigger of a project than what it actually ended up being. Chris and I worked really well together and were able to get rid of a bunch of wine glasses and other random things that we don’t use, rearrange some of the drawers and cabinets, and it all only took us an hour! It definitely feels pretty good to have the major thing checked off the list for this week. The rest of the night was just like Friday night, lots of DVR before heading to bed early! Man we’re becoming old people!


We actually slept in a little later on Sunday than what we did on Saturday, and in honor of Father’s Day I went and brought back some Whataburger for Chris for dinner. Not really breakfast in bed, but close enough I guess!

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend Of Getting Stuff Done

The rest of Sunday was spent like most Sundays, full of errands and chores, and a little bit of relaxation as well. Chris and I did some grocery shopping (it’s seriously so nice to eat in after eating out for so long), I got some laundry done, we tried out a new Skinnytaste recipe for dinner, and I got some blogging done as well. It was the perfect way to end our weekend!

Did you have a good weekend? Do you make little checklists to help you stay on track with chores? 

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The weekend of getting stuff done, including stuff around the house and baby stuff as well!

  • ah it’s so nice to stay home and get some stuff done sometimes isn’t it? i just love when i can tackle little projects and i feel all rewarded. sounds like a great weekend between mexican food, baby things and house stuff. happy monday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

    • I totally agree! We really did have a laundry list of things to do before the babies get here, and I think that breaking them up into little to do’s that we can get every weekend is the best way to tackle them. Plus I feel like we actually got something done over the weekend, other than getting caught up on our DVR!

  • I love how you are so motivated to get things done so early on in your pregnancy! Time will fly, so that’s definitely the smart thing to do! I’m also inspired by how you divided up your to-do list into weekends – what a fantastic idea! I used to do that myself and felt like I got a lot more done in a less stressful way, so I need to get back into it.

    • I totally agree! I feel like we’ve been putting a lot of these smaller projects off around the house, and getting pregnant is pretty much the reason that’s kicked us into gear to actually get things done around the house. I know that pregnancy goes super fast, so I wanted to get things tackled, plus I know that we won’t have any time once they actually get here!

  • You definitely have the right idea with your to-do lists! Tackling only a couple things each weekend make it seem way less daunting. Glad you found your stroller/car seats already!

    • Me too! I’m so thankful that Chris did a lot of the research and figured out which ones would for us because that’s not my cup of tea at all. And breaking the to do list up really has been the best thing for us! I feel like we’ve really been able to get a lot done in a short amount of time!

  • Wow you really did get a lot done this weekend! And so glad you were able to find your stroller and car seats! That place sounds awesome for all your baby needs! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • It really was so awesome, I just wish that it was a little bit closer. Plus the people were so nice and so knowledgeable too! It still amazes me how much we’re able to get done on the weekends now! I should have done the little to do lists a lot sooner!

  • Biana Perez

    Getting stuff done is the best feeling!! I actually like getting up around 7:30 on the weekends because that morning time feels so productive!! Hope this week is great for you friend!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I totally agree! I feel like the older I get and the more I work, the less that I can actually sleep in in the mornings. I need to start getting up a little earlier than I already do and try to take Dart on a walk in the mornings since it’s getting so hot in Texas!

  • Isn’t it great to have a weekend at home and get stuff done? I always feel better after I have cleaned my house up. Although, I still hate doing laundry. I have htought about sending it out but the thought of other people touchiing my clothes doesn’t sit well with me. haha

    • It really does feel so good to get stuff done on the weekends! I feel like I can accomplish anything even before the weekend starts! And I’m totally with you on not wanting to send out my laundry. We dry clean a lot of work clothes, but I couldn’t imagine sending everything out!

  • Nicole F

    I think we enjoyed our weekend a little too much 🙂 My to do list is very long today!

  • Oh it’s so fun shopping for baby things!!!!

  • I need to go through my kitchen cabinets. It’s great to free up space.

    • It really is! I have to be honest that I was really scared that it was going to take forever, but it really didn’t take as long as we thought!

  • Sounds like you had quite the productive weekend girl! I can only imagine how stressful it can be to know come November your world is going to be turned upside down. Awesome that you were able to get the kitchen re-organized!

    • I think that knowing that things will not be the same come November is the reason that we’ve really kicked our butt into gear when it comes to the house and the things that we’ve wanted to do for forever. Thankfully though the projects aren’t taking us too long to do, which I definitely love!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Productive weekends are the best! And how wonderful to start getting baby stuff for the sweetie pies! I hope you have a marvelous Monday beautiful mama!

    • Thank you so much! It really was awesome to start getting baby stuff, but I really can’t wait until we find out the genders so I can start buying pink or blue everything! That’s going to be so much fun!

  • I can’t wait to find out what you are having, but I am sure not as much I know you are! Sounds liek you got so much done, and you are well on your way to welcoming the new additions. Aw I miss half price books, I loved that place!

    • Surprisingly I’m not obsessing too much about the genders just yet, but I know that as soon we finish up our to do list, that’ll be much more at the forefront of my mind! Half Price Books seriously is the best! The one we went to is near one of the wealthy parts of Houston, so they always have the best selection!

  • It sounds like you guys had such a productive weekend! That baby store sounds so cool- I’m sure it’s nice to try things out in person and see how they feel/will work with what you have. It’s the best when you can check a lot off your to-do list!

    • That was definitely one of the things that we loved the most about Baby’s First, the fact that we could try things out! Plus the sales people were so nice and so knowledgeable too! I can’t tell you how good it feels to get things knocked off the to do list! It’s so nice to see how small it is now!

  • Ashley Angle

    So productive! It sounds like you have the best shops and places to eat in your city! Jealous. Loving Dart as always. Hope you have an awesome week!
    Ashley @ A Cute Angle // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

    • Thank you so much! And Houston definitely has some great restaurants in and around town! We always like trying food in other cities, but I’m always thankful for good food at home too!

  • Nadine

    So I have to know what stroller and car seat you guys are going with?? Girl, get ALLLLL the things done. ALLL of them. And read all the books. And lay around and take all the naps. And do all of that now…because there will be time for nothing when those two babies come!! But in the best way possible. lol. That is genius to have Chris sign up for the Kendra Scott birthday discount too!! My Chris had his birthday last month but I will have to have him sign up so we can get it next year!!!

    • You definitely need to get Chris to sign up for the Kendra Scott discount! Especially if y’all are in different seasons, because that means that you can get a new piece of jewelry from a different collection! And we decided to go with the City Select Lux stroller because you can have two car seats and two rumble seats that sit front to back and they fit the same size of kids. We originally thought that we wanted the Uppa Baby, but the two rumble babies don’t hold the same weight, which we thought would be difficult with twins. For car seats we’re going the Nuna car seat. They’re super light which is really awesome, and plus they’re safe too. Chris did all the research and I’m seriously so thankful because that’s not my thing at all!

      • Nadine

        I can’t even imagine having to start out with a two seater!!! Picking my one seat stroller was hard enough. There’s so much thought that goes in to it. I did all our research. Spent months. It was ridiculous!!! And now I’m doing it all over again for the convertible car seat we neeed next.

  • Rachel

    What a busy weekend! I love getting things accomplished. It makes the work week run so smoothly! Dart looks like he enjoyed his puppy treat at Starbucks! They always ask if Ella wants one but after having a bad experience with ice cream, we always decline! That’s so awesome you found a store that lets you “test drive” the baby gear. I’m sure that makes deciding on the brand and style so much easier! Have a great week, Ashley!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • It definitely helped us to seal the deal on the stroller and car seat that we liked, plus it really helped that the salespeople were so nice and were able to answer all of our questions. That sucks that Ella can’t partake in the pupacino! Dart loves those things and goes to town on them, which is why we try to take him with us when we go. That just means that we need to find Ella another treat that she can get when she goes out with y’all!

  • I don’t know how you’re getting so much done while carrying twins. Seriously. You deserve a medal. Yay for having a good HPB! Ours have been a little weak for the past few months… sad!

    • I think that the main way that we’ve been able to get so much done is by having a to do list. Otherwise, I know that we’d sit there and talk about all the things that we need to do and then never actually get anything done. Plus having things broken into smaller to do’s is really helpful too!

  • Christina Sotherden

    It feels so good to have a weekend to get things done every once in a while! Love all the baby stuff!

    • Thank you! I feel like we’ve been going non stop lately, so we finally just had to say stop and try to have a few weekends at home so we could get things done!

  • Now that the Europe trip has passed, it’s so fun you can focus on getting things organized for the babas! Even if it means some kitchen reorganizing and things you can purchase without knowing the genders!! When do you find out the genders? I’m excited to find out considering my best friend is also having twins (fraternal girls).

    • Since it’s taken so long for me to reply to comments, we officially had our big ultrasound on Friday, but we won’t find out the genders until the end of July when we have our gender reveal. Chris is going a lot crazier than I am about not knowing the genders which I think is so funny! But I’ll tell you what, as soon as I know the genders I’m going to go so crazy wanting to buy everything! It’s going to be way too much fun!

  • Jen

    That baby store sounds amazing! I wish we had ventured to Houston to check it out. I love weekends when you are able to get things done.

    • Me too! And I never would have known about this store if it hadn’t been for some friends of ours that are also expecting. I bet that they have a store like it near your new home!

  • Well done on sorting out the kitchen! I’m a total procrastinator as well, haha. But with a “deadline” then I’m good at getting things done. 🙂 So excited for you two!!

    • Me too! I’m really good at talking about things, but not really getting anything done until we actually have a deadline that it actually has to happen. Having two babies on the way will definitely enforce a deadline lol!

  • I think that is a great idea–getting those little things done since you won’t have time down the line.

    • Exactly! We’ve been talking about getting a lot of these items done for a long time now, so I’m so proud that we’re actually getting some things done now!

  • I love it when a job you’ve been dreading for ages turns out way easier than you’d expected! Such a good feeling. I’m glad you’re doing well with the baby stuff decisions, I think I’d have the hardest time with that and spend waaaay too much time on Google. I am a researcher and it’s a curse!

    Glad you got in your Mexican quota for the babies too 🙂

    • Haha I know what you mean! Thankfully Chris is the researcher in the family, and when he has it narrowed down to a few choices then I come in and make the decision. I bet that your husband will help you make the decisions when the time comes! And I was so surprised by how not hard it was to reorganize the kitchen. It was such a huge relief!

  • Wow, you were so busy! Those weekends are exhausted but I love feeling so productive at the end! I’m also glad you mentioned Skinnytaste. I used to LOVE making her recipes but had forgotten about her, I’m totally heading over there next!

    • You definitely need to head over and check out some of her new recipes! I swear she always makes the best food and it doesn’t taste like it’s light on calories. And I feel like we’ve been doing pretty good trying to choose one day to be productive so we can spend one day relaxing. Otherwise I think that I’d be dead heading into the work week!

  • Eek I still can’t believe you are having twins?! I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to hear about all things pregnancy and baby so don’t shy away from posting. When are you finding out the genders?

    • We officially had the big ultrasound last Friday and my mom and sister know the genders, but we won’t actually find out into the end of July. Surprisingly I’m not too anxious about it, and Chris is actually the one that’s basically begging to know! It’s so crazy because I’m almost at the halfway point of the pregnancy! It’s going by way too fast!

  • Oh fun! I love how much baby stuff you guys looked at over the weekend. I think that would be fun too, but super hard if you didn’t know the gender(s). 🙂 As usual I am loving the Dart pics. I make lists in my planner for chores, but I want to have more of a schedule, I think that would be better for us. I think it is on my goal list for this year. hahah XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

    • I’ve loved having our to do list broken down into bite size pieces. It’s definitely made it a lot easier to accomplish everything without us feeling overwhelmed. And I swear that the one thing that I’m dying to do is the nursery, and that’s the one thing that we really need to wait on the genders to start on. We’ll know soon enough though!

  • I love that you use Chris’ birthday for Kendra Scott jewels too! 🙂

    • It really is the best! Plus our birthdays are in different seasons so I can get different items from different collections which I love!