Monday Musings

Feb 13, 2017

Grab button for mm
  1. Liking the idea of Naked Manicure.
  2. One thing you can do for yourself everyday.
  3. Lupita
  4. Tracking your joy.
  5. The idea of Bullet Journaling is swoon worthy. In my (new mom) reality, I don't need another thing to keep up with and shall continuing making lists on my phone.
  6. Excited to use the concept of a "whole house palette" when we (finally) tackle our living/dining renovation this year.
  7. Definitely need to put these questions to use when I shop.
  8. On {Political} Self Care.
  9. Series Commitment rings. hahahaha
  10. What to ask yourself when you want to quit. Preach. Yes, I can.
also, this: I've spent all week researching to step up my skin care regime: eye cream (holy luggage), face exfoliant, and a great face mask that doesn't irritate my skin. If you've got any faves, I'm all ears. 

Monday Musings

Feb 6, 2017

Grab button for mm
  1. On listening, and not hearing.
  2. Hot button questions. Top sheet, all the way.
  3. On the O.P.C. aka the White House Mailroom. 
  4. The banned books your child should read.
  5. Everyone needs a house meal. Ours is (variations of): sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, onion, bell peppers, EVOO, fresh herbs, and a few pats of butter, baked at 375 till tender. One pan meal at its finest.
  6. Best (and worst) places to raise a family
  7. Making these, ASAP. With canned rolls because yeast is a mystery to me.
  8. This nautical inspired ensemble is on my wish list.
  9. My icing game is lacking, so I'm totally doing this.
  10. Playing (and dancing) to this song on repeat.

also, this: loving this aluminum free deodorant -- I loathed roll on, until now. velveeta skillet kit is perfect in a pinch. This sweater has been worn pretty much daily since it arrived. Curious about the Whole 30 -- anyone tried it? Thoughts?

and, this: We saw Hidden Figures on date night last week and it was phenomenal. Highly recommend. Speaking of date night, we are getting out solo about once a month -- we did Cinq a Sept (we split the burger and brat) it was a steal and SO good.  If you are local its a super affordable night out, at a (James Beard winner!) Gerard Craft restaurant.

Owen: Month Ten

Feb 1, 2017


Two adorable, teeny teeth made their debut, thus giving you cause to smile and grin constantly, to show them off. You are standing solo for longer stretches with confidence, starting to cruise along furniture, pointing  -- be it at something you want, or because you want us to tell you the name of said object and pulling all of mama's shoes out of the closet as she gets dressed each day. 

Biggest Milestone: two teeth!

Hardest Challenge: keeping you from no-no's: outlets, blinds, pulling on the baby gate like a prisoner...

Most Memorable Moment: seeing that proud and handsome smile after those two teeth finally came through. 

Food: Give him all the food. All of it. Especially Sweet Potato in any form. Thus far you are still going strong with five bottles a day plus solids (snacks, lunch, dinner), further befuddling your parents as to how you can house so much food constantly. #alwayshungry

Sleep:
 8:30/9 - 7/7:30. Bedtime slowly creeps to later and the antics ensue. Think (happy) banshee screams and behavior reminiscent of someone who had to much sugar, followed (semi promptly) but passing out. Equally hilarious and exhausting.

Favorite Photo: 

Thanks for the dapper hat "auntie" Angie

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