It’s fairly obvious that I have been totally absent from the blog these past few weeks, and while I absolutely love writing, I can sincerely say that I have not regretted the daily distractions that have kept me away. So what my attention has been on lately?
1. My kiddos.
My seriously addictive, squishy, snuggly, giggly, always covered in drool kiddos. We have been on the go constantly; and when we aren’t seeking new adventures, digging up dirt, and feeding turtles, we have been soaking in every playfully lazy moment possible.
Now that Emmett is walking all over the place, that boy keeps me on my toes. After his birthday last month, it’s like a light switch went on, and he is signing, chatting away, and always wanting me to read him books – and what that baby wants, that baby gets!
Noah is also going through an incredible spurt, and wanting to learn and do things all on his own. It’s heartbreaking (because I want him to be a baby forever), but completely rewarding when I watch him master a new skill like getting undressed alone or cleaning up his toys before bed.
2. Getting my home in order.
We moved into our new home last May, and I still have stuff in boxes sitting in what is supposed to be our guest room. I’ve been so wrapped up in anything and everything, that I just haven’t bothered with unpacking the items that we don’t use regularly. So I have finally decided that if I haven’t unpacked it in a year, then I probably don’t need it. This whole train of thought sparked a desire of my inner OCD self to do an entire home purge (yes, I am crazy). To guide my insane discarding binge, I used ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up‘.
(Photo: A Beautiful Mess)
If you haven’t read this book, I sincerely suggest you pick it up. While it can be a bit time consuming, I have already gotten rid of over 500 items that I never thought I had to donate or sell. Talk about #winning.
Since I’ve become a mom, I can honestly say that reading has been pushed to the bottom of my priority list. Over the past couple of months however, it has really started bothering me that I’ve put my previously beloved hobby on the back burner; and now that I’m a stay at home mom, more than ever I need to be reading (otherwise my brain may turn in to jell-o at any given point). So here is what I’ve had my nose in lately:
Holy cow…why is Snapchat so addicting?? I could watch video clips of people’s lives all day long (and I do). I used to be anti-snapchat, but it has turned in to such a fun way to keep up with what’s going on in people’s everyday lives that I am now obsessed. I love feeling connected to friends, fellow bloggers, and even celebrities day-to-days. I get ideas for recipes, outings with my kiddos, and even makeup tips regularly, and I love it.
In fact, if you’re an addict to, you should probably follow me on Snapchat and we can be friends!
I am notorious for going nonstop. It is actually mentally and physically impossible for me to sit and rest all day long. Right now, I’m learning how to develop a balance between running myself into the ground and listening to my body when it needs to recuperate; and for the past two weeks, it’s needed a serious break.
So what’s been keeping your attention lately? Any good books I should add to the list? Oh, and if you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, are there any places I should check out with my kids (they are 2 and 1)? I appreciate any and all suggestions!
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