Thursday, June 28, 2012

Before 35

Kelly from Kelly's Korner reminded us recently about an article that lists 30 things a woman should do before age 30. She is passed that age, so she is now working on a list of things to do before she turns 40 in eighteen months. I thought it would be fun to do too...

I am also already 30 and 40 is still pretty far away, so I am working on my "before 35" list. So far I have 5 before 35, but I may think of more in the next 3 years...

1. Lose 20 lbs/get fit/healthy
2. Have a daily morning and nighttime routine
3. Take a trip with The Hubs {Chicago, Boston, NYC?}
4. Tailgate/attend a Gator football game
5. Become an active member at a church here

As I was typing I thought of 2 more, the first is a "duh, of course" {like I want it to happen before I turn 32 in 2 months}...
7. find a flexible part-time job once both boys are in school/preschool.

...and another one!
8. Complete a Mud Run {for fun, not competition!}

...more to come, I am sure!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Baseball Love

Baseball is sunshine,
green grass,
fathers and sons,
our rural past.
-Albert Theodore Powers,
The Business of Baseball
Here is the special gift the boys and I made The Hubs for Father's Day.
It was a bit messy and we are still getting some of the ink
off the baby's hand, but totally worth it!

These boys can already grip a ball
like they have gripped our hearts!
I know it will be so fun to watch
them grow and play together.
BBJ already loves to play baseball
with his daddy, it will be even more
fun when LBJ can play with them too!
I am so glad that The Hubs
can share his love of the game
with our boys!

I hope everyone had a
Happy Father's Day,
especially The Hubs!

*Note: This is sort of a "Pinned It, Did It" post...this idea was sent to me by a friend
before I got started using Pinterest, so I never actually pinned it
{and so, I do not have link back to the original post,
it was sent to me as a picture attachment}.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Love for Teachers...

We are so thankful for the awesome year BBJ had in preschool. We really liked that his class was small and his teachers were fabulous! You can tell that they really love the children and enjoy what they do!
To show our appreciation, we gave them these fun summer bags.

The gift included:
Bag with their initial
Cup with their initial
Lemonade mix
Pool snack
Thank you note

I had the idea around Christmas and even recently started seeing similar ideas pop up on Pinterest!

Due to our crazy life, I was not able to make the bags look as cute, be as clever with the gifts/note or take the best photo, but you get the idea!

Bottom Spray

This product review may be a little TMI...but I want to share this in case anyone out there is preggers, might one day get preggers, or knows someone who is preggers...

Earth Mama Angel Baby's New Mama Bottom Spray is an amazing-must have product for postpartum moms!
The first thing I noticed about it was the pleasant smell. Then when I used it, I found it to be instantly cooling and refreshing. It definitely helped ease my postpartum pain and discomfort. The sprayer has a special design so it will spray upside down, which is very convenient and makes using it easy. I also feel good about using it because it is an all natural product, there are no artificial preservatives, dyes, or fragrances!
A friend of mine is a Doula and she makes sure to always have this product in her bag to take to all deliveries and leave with the new mommies!
I would definitely recommend this product to all moms for postpartum care.
...And to make it even better, it says it can still be used when all your postpartum pain goes away, to relieve puffy eyes, sunburn, razor burn, or even as a facial toner!  

*note: I was given this product by the owner of Little Speckled Frog to use and review. All opinions are my own. Check out Little Speckled Frog for this and more new mama and baby products!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sweet Dreams

I realized recently that I do not have a specialty. I don't have anything that makes me truly unique...I have friends whose jobs or hobbies make them stand out...almost defining them and setting them apart from others. I do not.
I do have a dream to do more and be more. However, I don't know what or how.
It is now my prayer that when the time is right, God will reveal his plan for me and show me the path that I should take.

Monday, June 4, 2012


I am 
looking for
Monday Motivation...

I have 
goals and lists 
of things to do 
and I am 
not sure
how or where 
to start.

Any suggestions?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Breakfast Kabobs

I pinned these 
a few days before Mother's Day 
then we decided to 
make our own version 
of them for a fun treat 
at our Mother's Day brunch
The kids 
grown ups 
enjoyed them!