Sunday, February 2, 2014

I've Relocated

I've relocated- just for the day! You can find me over on the Houston Moms Blog!!!!

Read about my first night out away from Baby Apple!!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Letter To My Future Self

Dear Future Me, are you? It's so awkward writing a letter to myself. I just don't know where to start. Maybe I should tell you about where you are right now as you type this letter?

You're 32. You have a one year old son and he is the center of your universe. I bet that doesn't change, huh? You have a wonderful husband and he makes your life complete. You could not have done anything you are doing now without him now. He takes care of the baby until you get home from work which is sometimes 9 pm and also handles all the household duties and responsibilities so that you can rock the baby and put him to sleep, then power up your laptop and work on homework. You are about halfway finished with your master's degree right now and holding steady with a 4.0 GPA.

You work entirely too much and know that this is just going to take you one step further in your dream career. You don't go out much, and and the husband have NEVER been out on a date since the birth of the baby. (Please tell me this has changed?!?! Make it a point to date your husband!!!!)

I have so many questions for you right now, too. For example, What good books have you read? Do you have any other hobbies? Are you still blogging? Who are your friends? Where are you living?

Future Me, I hope you are a principal. I hope you are changing lives. I hope you have revolutionized the school system and are helping make a difference in the literacy gap that haunts our city and nation. I hope you are happy and that life has given you all that you need to succeed.

By the time you read this, the baby won't be a baby any longer. He will hopefully be in college and chasing his dreams. Maybe the husband has won the battle of turning him into a pro-golfer or baseball player. A mother can dream, right?

Maybe, Future Me, you have more kids? Maybe you have grandkids? Maybe you no longer live in Houston but have finally decided to skip town and moved to Hawaii like you always talked about? (Doubtful, but again, a mother can dream, right??)

Future Me, I just want you to remember this: YOU ARE BLESSED. You have so much to give to your family and all the hard work you have put into your life WILL BE WORTH IT.

When you read this, go kiss your husband. Call your son. Call your other children if you have them. Go outside and breath. Plant a tree. Do something that will leave a legacy. Do something that will document the blessings in your life. You only live once- breath deeply. Love harder. Count the blessings that never cease.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Obsession With Tortoise Shell

There is something so classy about Tortoise Shell, in my opinion. It is flattering on all and just looks so darn cute paired with just about anything. I've seen a gazillion pins on Pinterest lately all about the Tortoise Shell and it got me thinking...Why don't I have any of this beautiful brown pattern in anything that I own?

Do you have anything Tortoise Shell?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cause I've Had a Bad Day. Actually, week.

I am currently experiencing life at several WTFs per hour. Please read today's post with the song below in mind....

Bad Day by Daniel Powter on Grooveshark

Now that you've listened or are currently listening to this song, you can thank me later for having it stuck in your brain all damn day. You are so welcome.

Moving on to why I'm actually having a bad day...

I will actually begin with why I'm having a bad week. My poor little man has been running a high fever and has an awful cough. The fever scared this momma and kept me up all night checking on him in his crib at night making sure that the tylenol/ibuprofen were working and keeping his temps down- so I have not had a full night's rest since Saturday night. The docs think it is just one of those nasty viral infections going around and it will take a few days to run its course...the sooner the better, if you ask me. I'm tired of having a sick kid. I know this is the first of many illnesses to come, but my heart just hurts for him so badly when I see him in pain. We had to go yesterday to have his blood drawn and he just cried and stared at me with those precious blue eyes and it was like he was telling me "why are you letting these people hurt me?!?!?!?!"
I cried too. I could not stop crying. Thank god my husband was there to help me because I was a mess.

He is upset in this picture, but it surprisingly wasn't because of the band-aids on both of his was because he threw his toy down and it magically did not reappear on his lap. Hey, you can't win them all.

To add insult to injury, this morning I put a hellacious dent in my brand new car. It's totally my fault.

I hit a parked car.

Yup, you read that correctly. A parked car in plain sight. I blame my lack of sleep....but I'm upset and have been crying off and on all day today about it. Also to blame for my tears- lack of sleep.

I am hoping and praying that this bad luck ends today. Because I don't know if I have any more tears left to cry!!!

I hope you all are having an amazing day!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Adorable Straws? Yes, Please!

My friend Jen has one of the most adorable Etsy shops out there...she sells custom paper straws!! Her shop is called PuppyCatCrafts- I have featured her here on the blog before and the giveaway was such a huge success I wanted to offer my readers another shot at winning! In fact, I love these straws so much that I'm picking TWO winners!!

Here is some info on the precious straws that she sells-

All straws are made in the USA with non-toxic, food-safe ink! They are 100% compostable and biodegradable, so they are safe for humans and the earth! Who doesn't love that?!? Her orders ship within one business day. Jen also does custom orders, so shoot her an email for whatever requests that you have and she will work with you!

Jen's straws were also featured on Etsy's popular blog! Check her out here and here!

I encourage you to check out her shop- the straws are super affordable and just so darn cute!!!

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