I'm baaaaacckk! There was a little glitch with starting Shoes, Sweat, & Beers, and it had to do with my lack of beer drinking. Which was only an issue because I went and got knocked up. Oops. No worries though, we are super excited for Baby Pop 'N Locke to arrive this summer!  Here is our pregnancy announcement photo...a play off of our engagement photo (which also happens to be the photo at the top of the blog).  The photo was taken by our awesome friend/photographer, check him out here: yomattfoto.com.
So, to add a little extra excitement to my life I thought I would restart my personal blog. For those of you who aren't pregnant, don't worry, there will still be plenty of non-pregnancy info to entertain you. But of course, I will have a few cheap & chic baby posts too! And naturally, no shortage of puppy pics!
Here's our Benny all grown up and ridiculously cute!
 
I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! The end of last week and the weekend have been packed with a ton of great activities for us.  I am hiding from the heat of the BBQ for a minute to write a quick summary.

First up: The third annual mother daughter birthday celebration
(our mom's bdays are 1 day apart)!
P.S.: My shirt is from this post and it's still available online.

Then my little brother went to prom.  Which made me feel super old. 
We basically look like twins... with completely different parents.  His date was so cute, I just cropped her out because I'm not sure she wants to be on the huge superstar blog I have.

Friday night we went on a double date with my SIL.  I decided to wear my Look for Less colorblock shift dress and just restyle it a little.
Dress: Forever21, Clutch: Forever21, Sandals: Target

On Saturday our cute little town had their annual May Fair and we walked and shopped with these clowns:
Those 2 have faces only a mother can love.

Then Sunday we attended a beautiful wedding in the city.
Congrats to Eric & Meredith!
(the dress is from this post)

So, at the end of all of that, we are BBQ'ing with some great friends and enjoying lazy beers while the bugs eat us alive.  But there is no other way I want to spend Memorial Day!  I hope everyone had an amazing weekend as well!
 
But first, a little post Mother's Day love for my mom!  She did the breast cancer walk in the morning with family and then I met up with everyone for a delish brunch.
Happy (day after) Mother's Day!

Now onto to the new life.  In my non-blogging world I am starting a new job this week.  It comes with the following perks: no more nightshift (!), a normal person schedule, I will actually see my husband and puppies 7 days a week, and I can reduce the size of the bags under my eyes!  But seriously, I am entering a totally different area in the nursing world and I am very excited.  But with that said, posting will most likely be more sporadic over the next few weeks as I adjust to being a normal person that doesn't blog and catch up on dvr at 4 AM.  So, unless you want a bunch of outfit posts with me in this sexy number...
I may be taking a few days off here and there.  I was going to put the blog on hold all together, but I had a few complaints (love you guys), so I will do the best I can.  So, it may not be one post a day for a bit, but I will try to find some extra good stuff when I do post!

If you aren't following on facebook or bloglovin' it makes it easier to track when I do post.  If you are interested in that sort of thing.
 
That's one of my favorite holiday songs!  But, seriously, I hope everyone has a safe and happy and awesome holiday!  I am taking a little vaca and I will be back posting first thing in the new year!
We are going to rest up.  See you in 2012!
 
Check out the facebook page if you have been looking for flat over-the-knee boots like these!
 
I was on-line shopping the other night (such a surprise) and I came across this bag, that I am in love with!
I know it's a little crazy, but I have been looking for a new fun bag with faux fur and silver hardware and this bag fulfills all my requirements!  It's from Piperlime and it's on sale (plus I used a promo and got 20% off)!

That was the steal, onto the good news!  I started a Facebook page for A Cheap Chic Life!  I was thinking the other night that I need a way to communicate with you when I find awesome sales and promos (and for other reasons too of course).  So now you can follow A Cheap Chic Life's page and get the scoop as soon as I do!  Please stop by and follow my page!
 
You can follow me on bloglovin'.  If you aren't familiar with this site, it's a great way to keep track of all of the blogs you follow in one spot.

And you can also follow me on Pinterest!  If you aren't familiar with this site, it's addicting.  Check it out if you are ready to spend 3+ hours a day scrolling through pages.

Post-wedding shenanigans, I will tackle creating a Twitter account and making a Facebook page!

Thanks for everyone's support, you are all fabulous!  And have an amazing weekend!