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 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nicole F

    I think we enjoyed our weekend a little too much ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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!!!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Christina Sotherden

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ So excited for you two!!

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

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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!

  • 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?