September & Me | 2017

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loving. When Peyton says “Okay?” such as “Me read book, Mommy.  Okay?” She has the whole head tilt thing down too!

needing. Caffeine.  Sleep.  Patience.  Selflessness.  –> Jesus!!!  Every.single.day.

wanting. Sloane to sleep through the night again!  Or at least sleep better than she has been.  Did the 4 month sleep regression start early with her?!

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Thoughts on Thursday | 04.20.2017

So I don’t know if it’s pregnancy related or not but lately I’m able to pull of 3 days (I haven’t tried more than that) without washing my hair!  And to make it even more awesome, I don’t have to use dry shampoo!  It HAS to be related to pregnancy hormones because I’ve never been able to go 2 days even using dry shampoo.

A cute compilation of spring jackets under $50.

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Thoughts on Thursday | 04.06.2017

Indie had a 6-week post-surgery check-up at the vet on Friday and the doctor gave us the go-ahead on physical therapy – short 10-15 minute walks that gradually increase in length as the week progresses.  Her walks started the next day and so did my shin splints.  Ouch.  They were better today during her walk after dinner, thank goodness, but shin splints are no joke!

We had a guest speaker at church on Sunday, Daniel Fusco.  He actually grew up in the Old Bridge, NJ area and is a 3x church planter currently living outside of Portland, OR.  He mentioned his book, Honestly: Getting Real about Jesus and Our Messy Lives, and I’m very interested in reading it.

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Thoughts on Thursday – 8.11.2016

It depends on what part of the country you live in so back-to-school is either in FULL swing or is just around the corner.  A few back-to-school tips for the new school year.

An adorable DIY countdown calendar (with free printables!!).

Peyton has a few bookshelves on a wall in her room but those 3 small shelves only hold a small number of books.  We have them tucked by the rocking chair, crammed into a storage drawer in her closet, a few in our room, and a few more scattered throughout the house (you never know when the reading-bug will bite!) – Cute and clever book storage/display ideas. (We might be on the verge of needing the Newsstand-Style Corner Display Rack but I wouldn’t mind, I think it’s adorable!!)

I got the new Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, for those of you either 1. living under a rock or 2. non-Harry Potter fans) (also, only $16.99 at Costco!) and it’s been sitting on my nightstand since Saturday because I have a library book due back soon and I’m trying to get it finished (ha!).  But just know that’s it’s practically torture seeing this HP book every day and not reading it!  It will be going on vacation with us though and I’m pretty determined to read the whole book.

Sure it’s only August and no one not many people have a countdown to Christmas yet BUT, here’s a cute idea for turning your race medals into tree ornaments.  You know, for all of you over-achievers who run races and get medals for doing it. :)

Embarrassing story for your Thursday!  I wore a skirt to work yesterday and my biggest fear happened.  I thought I checked to make sure my skirt wasn’t tucked into my undies after I used the bathroom but I was washing my hands and someone walked in (thankfully someone I knew who was willing to let me know!) and said “Cindy!  Your skirt!” and I quickly un-tucked it and went about my day.  I would have been absolutely MORTIFIED if I had walked out of the bathroom like that!  I would have died, I’m almost sure of it.  And needless to say, every time I used the bathroom after that I made sure to I checked no less than 9 times that my skirt was covering all of the necessary areas.

Have a wonderful Thursday and an amazing weekend, friends!

Until next time — Cindy