Episode 278 of me ordering the wrong thing on clicklist. Last weeks goof up was the 13 cartons of blueberries. So blueberry recipe research began and here are a few things I came up with. A yummy fruit salad with a honey lemon drizzle, frozen yogurt covered berries for the kids to snack on, and a lemon blueberry cake with a blueberry buttercream.
Times are tough between a pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, there is a lot of heavy topics for little ones. The kids had an abrupt ending into their school years and their normal lives seem to be gone. Now they are getting used to seeing people with masks on and catching glimpse of the news and protests that lead to a lot of questions. This blog post is not about talking to your kids about a virus or racism. I am not an expert able to tell you how to talk to your children, but please educate yourself on how to do that and make sure you aren't avoiding the conversation about covid19 or racism. This post is about sharing a few things your child needs to hear in this world that seems scary and big to them.
I don't have time to journal is what most people say. Well I believed that too until my girlfriend Liz told me about how to bullet journal. I did a little research about typically bullet journaling ,which I think is a great concept. Check out how to bullet journal HERE. But what I took away from it that you don't have to write lot of words down but you can just write down a few things that are important. The other fun thing about doing a journal this way is that you can kind of bust out your old high school gel pens and have fun doodling. This is my favorite thing to do in the morning, devotional, coffee and some doodling. I decided to take this type of journaling and apply it to my daily devotional (seen above). So check out some journals and devotionals that will allow you to take a stab at bullet journaling.
That dreaded time of the year swimsuit season. It always takes so long to find the right suit for your body. I put together a big list of my favorite swimsuits from inexpensive amazon finds to more brand name suits. Swimsuits this season is most of them are already on sale due to corona so if you were wanting to get a new suit this is your year.
Let's talk workout gear. I did a instagram poll about what people are shopping for and it seemed like people were shopping for mostly workout clothes. Well that is good to know because that is all I am wearing. I feel so much better when I have a cute workout outfit on rather than some baggy sweats. So I rounded up all my favorites in each category. But first lets talk about this outfit. This bright outfit is from Fabletics. I started using Fabletics about a year ago. I like them for athleisure wear but they don't tend to be my favorites for actually working out. These neon shorts are so fun but are a touch see through so if I was at the gym that would bother me. But for running errands and working out at home I don't mind. Check out this outfit HERE!
Yes you read that right a bagel salad. So you can act like your eating well with a side of bagel. I have been making homemade croutons for years. I love what they add to homemade soups and salads but I have never thought about using a bagel. GAME CHANGER.
This is a little bit of this and a little bit of that kind of post. A little workout, a little pre-school, a little DIY and a little bit of crazy. Life has been pretty good thus far and the weather is really been working in our favor. I have gotten into a bit of a routine which is nice. It seems like we have to take things in stride as the situation changes day to day. But I wanted to take you through what our life is looking like.... some days it is DIY, 3 homemade meals, exercise, and all the pre-school activities. Then sometimes it looks like the photo above, Halloween costumes, pjs, freshly cut flowers, and some warmed up dino nuggets for dinner. It is all about balance right. Well let's get into it....
This year instead of New Years resolutions I made monthly goals. Check out the full list here! (it is never too late to start) April's goal was catching up on all my photos and baby books. I love taking pictures but my laptop has 25,000 photos, desktop has 30,000 photos, and my phone has 10,000 photos and videos. Needless to say this comes at a great time to get motivation to clear out some digital photos. I'll take you through my process and some apps and photobooks that help me keep things in order.
Covid19, coronavirus, pandemic....whatever you want to call it. Regardless of the name it SUCKS! I have been so humbled my the amount of texts, dms, emails, calls etc asking about Jay and how he is doing and if I am freaking out. I hadn't planned on blogging during this whole thing cause it seems weird to give you a new link to a dress or talk about my “homeschooling" or my "home workouts" when so many people are struggling with their health, finances, anxiety etc. It just doesn't seem right given the climate but what I can do is update you on how our family is, how Jay is, and what little things you can do for our country and the world.
With everyone worried about Coronavirus I thought this might be a good time to share some ideas for a staycation at home with your kids. While we are washing our hands often and changing our clothes once we have been around town, we are not taking any other precautions. We are evening flying next week, all Jay has said to me about it is "it is coming". But from what I have learned about it is it isn't really that bad for people who aren't in the high risk category. I urge you to do your own research and do what makes you feel comfortable for your family. So if you are trying to lay low here are a few activities.
I love doing special evenings and activities for my kids or when my brothers kids spend the night. So I thought I'd share with you some fun staycation ideas. As Spring Break approaches this might be fun to do if you aren't planning on heading out of town.