Mini-Babymoon Recap

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Mike and I took a long weekend trip to Cincinnati as a little last getaway before Baby H. arrives.  There were a few things I wanted to get at Ikea and this is the closest one {about two hours away} so we decided to make a weekend of it.  We stayed downtown and had a great view of the city. {FYI-we didn’t take our camera so bare with me through the iPhone pics}


Saturday was shopping day.  We spent the majority of the day perusing Ikea and stuffing our cart full of goodies.  Pudge had a slight panic attack at my parents {they were dog sitting} and may or may not have ripped up part of their carpet while we were gone.  Needless to say, a rug was purchased to help “fix” his moment of insanity.

We just so happened to be there on free lunch day!  If you spent $100 that day, you got reimbursed for your lunch.  Obviously we felt the need to overspend {and overeat} since it was on Ikea.  I’m sure we burned off the calories with all that shopping:)

I fell in love with this Pudge look-a-like and had to get it for Baby H.  I think she’ll love it:)

There is a Ballard Designs and Front Gate outlet near the Ikea so we decided to go shop around there.  Randomly, we ended up with a Christmas tree.

I have always been anti-fake trees, but somehow Mike convinced me to get this one.  A $700 tree marked down to $500, plus an additional 75% off=a gorgeous pre-lit tree for $125.  I just can’t pass up a deal:)  One more score from Ikea was this hanging drying rack.  I love that it clears off our pretty concrete counters, but is still functional and actually kind of pretty.

The rest of the weekend was spent sight-seeing around the city and eating lots of good food.




And took dessert to go.  There’s nothing like eating yummy cheesecake in a super comfortable hotel bed while watching a chick flick with my hubby:)

It was a great weekend!


  1. Maggie B. says:

    You guys are too cute. :)

  2. oh. i just LOVED this post.

    and poor pudge! thankfully he is so darn cute it makes up for his sometimes-not-so-great ways of showing his love.


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