Bugaboo Cupholder and Uppababy Vista

We have an Uppababy Vista stroller and we love it.  It’s a workhorse of a stroller and allows me to walk to the grocery store and come home with bags of groceries in the huge basket below.  I can hang my diaper bag from the handles and keep my phone in the pocket on the back of the seat.  It comes with a ton of accessories that have surprisingly come in handy over the last year.  The only thing missing was a cup holder!

I know, I know.  It’s not so difficult to bend down to pick up my water bottle out of the basket.  This was not a necessity, just something that would make our already fantastic stroller even better!  The only problem is the Uppababy cup holder that you can buy separately is terrible.  I had it and it got caught on everything, fell off and barely held a paper cup, let alone a water bottle.  Considering how easy it was to fall off, it was really hard to get off when you were trying to do it on purpose.  So we returned it and figured I’d just have to go without.  I heard that the Bugaboo cup holder worked on the Vista, but I had trouble finding finding out the information I wanted.  Would it work on my stroller?  How does it attach?


So I went to the store and got the Bugaboo to try for myself and it is fantastic!  I was tempted for a few minutes to try the Uppababy one again but came to my senses.  So here it is, the Uppababy Vista 2013 with the Bugaboo cup holder for those of you who may be searching for it like I was.  (The rest of you, feel free to skip to the next post). There are several attachment pieces and I used the largest one and hooked it to the foam part of the handle.  It’s sturdy but super easy to take on and off and the stroller folds with it in place, you just have to twist the actual holder up and out of the way of the wheels.IMG_1298 IMG_1301 IMG_1321

Uppababy Vista (2013) in Jake Black
Bugaboo Cup Holder


The Pizza Farm – Stockholm, Wisconsin

I read about the Pizza Farm on another blog and I knew instantly that it would be the perfect thing to do to celebrate Father’s Day.  Grant does love pizza after all.  It is a working farm and on Tuesday’s from around May through October they open their doors (and fields) to urban dwellers and serve wood fired pizza.  Most of their ingredients are grown or raised on their farm and it exceeded our expectations.  The pizza was delicious and the setting was perfect.  We could not have asked for a better evening and it was totally worth the 90-minute drive to get there.  We’re already plotting our second visit.

Our anniversary is today so Grant decided to turn his Father’s Day outing into an anniversary getaway and the three of us spent the night at a B&B in Stockholm.  Another experience that did not disappoint… there will be a few blog posts this week documenting our less-than-24-hour adventure.

We took way too many photos and kept saying over and over again, “this is amazing!”  We also enjoyed the fact that we ran into a few friends we know from the Twin Cities confirming my theory that most who visit are not only from a different state, they agree that 90-minutes is not too far to drive for this pizza.


IMG_5374With no signs or advertising we were amazed at how many people found their way here!










I think even our little boy had a great time.  Happy Father’s Day hon.

Warby Parker

It was time for some new glasses and I decided to try Warby Parker.  I am incredibly indecisive when it comes to purchases like this so the home try on was perfect for me.  You choose five frames you like and they send them to you for a week to try out for free.  You can even upload a photo of yourself to get an idea of what they might look like right from the website.
The five frames I chose.

I narrowed it down to two.  I loved that I could wear them around the house and see how they felt.  I also loved that I could ask for more opinions.  🙂 Once I ordered the frames, the glasses came in less than a week and they’re very reasonably priced.  I was also pretty impressed that when I called them, a human being answered the phone.  Next time I need new glasses, I know where just where to look.