Monday, May 21, 2012

The Secret to My Sanity (Well, At Least For Now!)

Since Nia's stopped nursing at night (apart from our minor setback while in NC/SC), it's freed me up to go out more at night. Back when I had my mini-meltdown in March it was right on the cusp of some fun things that were coming up on my schedule and I believe these outings made all the difference so I wanted to share what I was up to at the time.

My friend Kim's bridal shower - after the epic trip to Foxwoods to see Toni Braxton and Babyface I went straight to PA for Kim's bridal shower; we weren't able to make her recent wedding in Costa Rica, but I was glad to participate in the stateside festivities:

These desserts at the shower were so good - I could've eaten all of them!

Kim's bachelorette - while I couldn't join the entire evening's festivities I did make it to pre-dinner at Rosa Mexicano (it was delicious especially the bbq lime ribs, and I love the decor!)

My friend April's birthday party - we celebrated my friend April's birthday in Queens (mom to Aiden - Nia's first kiss!), hosted by her friend Lacy. It turned out to be a pink affair (I promise we didn't wear pink on purpose!). We first had manicures or pedicures then returned to Lacy's for brunch.

With the birthday girl, April in the scarf {Photo credit}

Lacy, pictured, was a wonderful hostess and her baking skills are amazing - we enjoyed scones, bagels, egg casserole and raspberry chocolate cupcakes
On a side note, my manicure chipped after a couple days (another reason why I now hardly ever get manicures as a mom to a toddler), and I salvaged it by painting the chipped nails metallic purple lilac which I had on hand - the same two nails on each hand chipped so it was symmetrical



A clothing swap - Lacy, who hosted April's birthday party above, had a clothing swap soon after. My sister and I attended and picked up some great pieces! I've done a couple clothing swaps in the past and this inspired me to do one again at the end of the summer.

Lacy is a woman after my own heart with her organization!

I scored these sexy heels at the swap - I was in dire need of a neutral heel!
Thank you to Mr. Love Bird for chillin' with Nia while I got to enjoy myself! It really has helped me feel better about this period of my life and I can only imagine it's going to get better as Nia gets older but lurking in the back of my mind is how I'm going to have to start over from scratch if/when Baby #2 comes along (someday far, far away from now). For now, I'm not going to think about that but live in the moment!

How do you keep your sanity?