Life Lately *Teaser Alert*

Oh boy! I cannot believe that it is mid-September already! So much has happened, and is happening right now, and I have not had a split second to sit down on my computer and write a blog post. I have quite a few posts started (let’s be honest, most of them only have a title so far!), and they are just saved in the oh-so-sad “drafts” folder, waiting to be written, edited, and published. You see, I started September off full of goals, inspirations, motivation, a new schedule, and desire to get things done… and here we are, mid-September, and I have not even gotten back to my dear blog to share my progress on all of these wonderful things. Because, well, life happened. Continue reading

My Absolute *Favorite* Moment of Summer 2015

Summer 2015 was fantastic. (I’m sad to say it in the past-tense, so let’s just move on from that quickly!) I was pregnant for half the summer and have had my newborn for the second half. Obviously it has been wonderful and amazing and awesome (etc etc etc) since he has been born, but my #1 most memorable favorite moment of the summer was just hours before he was born. I know the exact moment that was my absolute favorite, and it is one that I will never forget!

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Momentum Monday!

Hello Monday! New week, new start, new goals… and a new idea for my blog. Enter Momentum Mondays! I’m going to start off the week with a blog post detailing a new goal for the week, whether it be related to a fitness goal, a family plan, a nextpiration project, a house decor idea, a new recipe to try, etc. It will be something that I’ve been thinking about for awhile or something that just came to me over the weekend, but something that I want to tackle for the week ahead. And hopefully during the week or at least by the end of the week, I’ll have an update on it!

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What’s Up Wednesday!

Well hello, last Wednesday of August 🙂 It’s time for another fun What’s Up Wednesday post link-up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer. The start of September is a lot of things for me – this year, September 1 is my official 11-year anniversary with Jeremy of becoming boyfriend-girlfriend (2004), our 6-year anniversary of me saying “yes!” to his proposal in Hawaii (2009), and the month of September to me is the official start of fall, football, and leg warmers season! Let the fun begin!

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Back to Real Life…. and Finding our New Normal

Hi there, sweet and patient blog, sorry I’ve been neglecting you. The last couple weeks have been getting back to real life for us, meaning… Jeremy is back to work full time, Hayden is back to his mom’s house getting ready for the new school year, which leaves me now to figure out my new normal daily routine with two babies under two. Back to real life also means that the meal train of free food and (almost) daily visitors has slowed down, which means that I’m back to grocery shopping and cooking and doing the dishes. Back to real life means that it’s time for me to figure out somewhat of a daily routine to stick to, so that Zara, Gavin, and I all stay sane, happy, and alive.  Continue reading

Adult Corner to Kid Corner!

Well… it was bound to happen. And as “against” it as we were at first, we sure have embraced it now! It’s funny how our feelings about certain things change when we grow up have kids.

Our downstairs room used to be a rec room complete with a pool table, dart board, and bar stools. Now it’s the family/play room complete with a play kitchen, Nintendo, and pack-n-play. I wish I had “before” pictures to show the complete transformation, but that was a whole different phone camera ago! But here are the “after” pictures of one of the best most-utilized rooms in our house, our family/play room:  Continue reading