Weekend Rewind :: Hot Hot Hot (+ giveaway winner!)

Happy 4th of July, y'all! I don't know about where you are, but it is 147 degrees in Pittsburgh today and my office does not have air conditioning.

The horror.

So I've been totally avoiding writing any posts until things cool down a smidge. That hasn't happened yet, so this will be a short and sweet one, instead of the "Make or Buy" I had planned to post tonight (hey, there'll be another Monday again next week).

:: UNO ::

Breastfeeding a squirmy, sweaty child is miserable without AC. Seriously. Miserable.

:: DOS ::

My husband totally rocks. Between Friday night and midnight last night, he managed to complete a mid-sized bathroom renovation for under $400 through the power of craigslist, clearance items, and mad handyman skillz. I was useless, except for painting and tool assisting and making jewelry out of plumbing parts.

that's hot. no, seriously, it's really hot.

At some point I will do a "Why We Chose" posting on do-it-yourself projects and will praise my hot hubs at the city gates while flashing before-and-after shots. He really is remarkable. But in the meantime, here's a quick little before and after with terrible photography.

before. taken on inspection day before we bought the house. do they even still make dep?

:: swoon :: not quite finished, but look, oh look at the difference already!

If only I had a wide-angle lens to take a better picture. (hint, hint babe).

:: TRES ::

My brain is melting. My eyes are sweating. Seriously. Sheesh.

taken at 8 p.m. after a slight cool-down. :: single tear ::

:: CUATRO ::

Weight Watchers rocks and has totally become an ingrained part of daily life. I'm absolutely loving the structure. Since so many f you said you'd like to read some posts about my journey, I'm going to start writing about it this week. I've come up with some really good lunch and dinner ideas, and have gathering lots of tips and tricks from friends along the way. This week I'll share my bean burrito lunch and grilled shrimp and pineapple/lime cilantro rice dinner. Flippin' delicious.

Tomorrow is weigh-in day and I'm excited. Oh, and I forgot to take a before picture again. Tomorrow. There is always tomorrow.

:: CINCO ::

We have a WINNER of the Planet Wise giveaway.

Jessica S. from won a giveaway of her own. Jessica, an email has been sent. Please respond within 24 hours with your mailing address to receive your loot.

seriously, how cute are those little circles?

HUGE thanks to all who entered, and welcome to all my new readers. :) Don't forget that everyone can get 10% off plus free shipping from Happy Baby Company using the code "imanimama".

:: SEIS ::

And this is it, I promise, because my thighs are seriously melding with this pleather office chair.

I have another awesome (AWESOME) giveaway coming in the next week or two — once I take some more photos — of another very very cool product.

I don't want to give away any secrets, but said product just may just rhyme with Blockin' Preen and just might get your clothes ridiculously clean. But you didn't hear it from me.

Have a great week, everyone, and I'll see ya once I can convince my sweaty brain to sit in front of this computer screen again.

Weighing In: Big Successes + Small Failures

Why We Chose: Weight Watchers

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