Redo, or good enough? I loved the gray paint splattered on this reclaimed wood, but as I was painting the words last night, I dropped some of the white paint on it. To blend it in, I added more white smudges. But now it looks like snow. So, do I call it good enough, or do I paint over the whole thing white, and do black letters on it? Vote what you think below. I really don't know!
Happy Fall! 🍂🍁We enjoyed cooler temps here today by playing outside, cleaning the back porch, and having the windows open all day. 🙌🏻 Here's a few of my favorite finds. Links to everything are on the blog: 1. Gold frames from the Dollar Tree. These look way more expensive than $1. 2. @warbyparker glasses. I need a new pair of glasses, and I've been loyal to my warbys for 5-6 years. The Wilkie is my favorite frame so far. 3. @target Dollar Spot pumpkins and tea towels. I bought all of the velvet plush ones they had ($3 each) and 3 of the ceramic ones ($1 each). They're so cute! I'm jealous of people whose Targets have blue velvet pumpkins, so I figured out how to make my own. Post on that coming soon. 4. Zoya nail polish in Debbie. Going to the dark side with this dusty plumb. 5. My furry pillow from @tjmaxx. ITS SO FLUFFY 😊 Links, stories, and more rambles are all in the blog post. What are your favorite things lately?
Congratulations Babe on your tri time today! #tempetri I'm glad we could make it to cheer you over the finish line. I'm so proud of how far you've come!
Adventure is out there! 🚂Edison received Thomas the Train PJs from Grandma, and it's very hard to get him out of them! 😂 He is train obsessed. At least it makes getting ready for bed easier, since he can't wait to put on Thomas shirt! Hoping you all are having some great adventures this weekend.
Feeling fall 🍂🍁 😍These are a few of my #fridayfinds from last week, with links and more on the blog. As you might have seen from my Insta stories - I figured out how to insta story. Why is it so much easier than Snapchat? I don't know, but it just is. Also, I went to TJ Maxx for the first time, hence my fall candles and the fake cactus you see here. Also loving: this rose gold nail polish 💅🏻 and this super comfy striped shirt from H&M. What's making you excited for fall?
Edison helping with the laundry this morning 😊He's a very willing helper, and loves to clean especially! This week it seems like he's learned whole new sentences. We all got cozy on the couch watching football last night, and Brian mentioned that he thought he overheard Edison saying the months of the year. I started with January, February- and Edison finished with the months through October/November, which got a little muddled, but still, I'm impressed. This morning he was counting to 20! Today was the first week of a parenting class at church, and gave us lots to think about, especially how we're doing with our words, time, affection, and attention. It's so inspiring to me to hear from parents who have gone before share what they've learned. It's good to know we're not alone, and the Holy Spirit can show us what our kids really need.
Those 3 rose gold DIYs for upping your office game are on the blog! Links to the spray paint and contact paper needed are included in that post. Super easy and inexpensive! I also included a round up of more rose gold office accessories in the post, in case you'd rather buy than DIY. Enjoy!
Happy Labor Day! I decided to take advantage of the long weekend to finally move my blog from Blogger to Wordpress - I don't know what took me so long! It's wasn't too bad, although I would have been in trouble if Brian hadn't come to my rescue and figured out why the 301 redirects weren't working. And I imported all my content twice. 🙈 I still have lots of clean up to do, but it's looking good so far! Besides Wordpress and Brian's help, a few other things I'm loving are these exercise capris (with pockets!) the #konmari folding method, and some books I'm reading now. Plus, face primer and decluttering videos, linked on the blog 👍🏻 What are you loving on this Monday without work?
Have you ever spent months climbing to the top of a mountain only to discover that it was really just a hill - and what looks like Everest is waiting for you next? In parenting, you're finally past teething and then come molars, or they start talking, and now they talk back. Or you finally got that job, and now comes the learning curve and objectives and deadlines. My tendency is to look up at the challenge ahead and feel discouragement and intimidation realizing it's really true that you never arrive. But I'm working on being ok with it. The new challenges and stressors are all part of what I've worked hard to achieve and the opportunities and blessings I've been given, so instead of complaining, I should respond with gratitude. And knowing I've climbed one hill means I'm a little stronger and better prepared for the next one. To quote the great philosopher Miley Cyrus, It's the climb. 😉 Now you have to go listen to that song, and Friday, and enjoy your long weekend! 🙌🏻