I'm Back! :)

Hello! Hello!

I’m back!  Let’s hope for the long haul!  It’s been a while so first off we’ll do a quick recap of events that have taken place since we last met! 

The last time I wrote was last September. That’s a long time ago.  It feels like forever ago.  Since then a lot has happened… (and in no particular order)

I went to Nashville for a VR conference.
I had a baby – Olive.
My other little, Ella, graduated Pre-K (tear).  They grow up so fast.
I actually did  A LOT around our house before the baby came - Including backing an island, painting cabinets, finishing a nursery, adding shelves in our laundry room, redoing out bathroom, among other things... 
We created a really pretty nursery – I think.
We’ve started another patio redo.
My husband starting working at UPS.
Louie had his dew claw chopped off at the groomer.
Louie went to emergency vet.
We got a free grooming. Hahah
I blogged a few times over at The City Moms.
My brother graduated from High School.
My sister got a new sweet gig.
My other brother moved to Texas (1.5 hrs from Magnolia which might mean ROAD TRIP).

That’s all I can think of at the moment but it’s a good recap. I'll be sharing about some of these things soon!

So it’s good to be back, I hope you’ll hang around and I hope I do too! 



DIY Wood Bead Garland @ The City Moms

This weekend I was a progress machine...
And you can only half tell by the current status of my house...
I swear the next time it's all clean I'm going to have someone come take photos for when it's time to sell so I'll just be like "Oh you need house pics, right here...DONE!"

But... I did, along with tons of cleaning, get a few DIY projects done this weekend... One being for the other girls room <-- a="" all="" and="" baby="" came="" current="" currently.="" dad="" ells="" fit="" for="" girl="" give="" he="" her="" i="" in="" it="" just="" loving="" most="" my="" nbsp="" nickname="" other="" over="" p="" possible="" s="" said="" stuck.="" swear.="" that="" the="" them="" throwing="" to="" told="" toys="" up="" was="" way="" when="" with="" would="">

DIY Wood Bead Garland...
Not for the faint of heart with weak drilling skills...

Check out the tutorial over at The City Mom's blog...


This Month's Binge :: The Americans

So I don't know about you guys, but lately I've been binging on some great TV.  We accidentally got Amazon Prime this year - and by accidentally I mean I forgot to cancel our free trial then realized this show was on there and decided to keep because I wanted to watch it - and I've been taking advantage of their streaming video service.

And we also happen to watch a lot of FX in our house... they tend to always have good kids shows/cartoon movies on so on the commercials I was ALWAYS seeing previews for this show.  I had wanted to watch it for a while, but wasn't sure how I'd see the previous seasons. 

Well, if you have prime, GO WATCH THIS SHOW FROM START TO FINISH.  It's so good.  It's got great intensity, great acting, great storylines... It's really one of my favorite shows on TV.  Oh, and because I'm a complete dork, fabulous music!

According to IMDB, here's their synopsis:
"Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government."

But in the first or second episode, they get a new neighbor that is an FBI agent and you see how tangled this web can become. 

If you are looking for something to binge on and have amazon prime, you might as well watch this. If you like historical things, drama, spy things, Felicity, Brothers & Sisters, then you'll be happy with this.  Seriously...



Almost Half Way Resolution Recap

Well it's almost mid May and I thought it would be a good time to check in on those resolutions since I know that next month will be getting to be a bit busy with Maeve... So...

I resolved to:
Get Organized
Read More
Love More
Have a Baby
Pray More
Find My Happy

Lets see...
I feel like I've made progress on the get organized but not feeling like I'm there yet.  My house has been slowing being cleaned out, and slowly purged... and by slowly I mean SLOWLY.  But hey, progress is progress.
My favorite things to help with this -- my ACCOMPLISH notepad, Google Drive, and my Planner.

I have not read more...  I have read 1 book which means I'm 4 months late.  haha.  I'd like to grab a few quick reads and get those done, so stay tuned on this one!  Instead I've been Netflix Binging... #itsaproblem

Love more.... hmmm.... I'm not feeling like this has been happening... or maybe it has but I just can't see it because stresses of life are still getting the best of me.  I'm still liking the idea of this and I feel like I'm most giving of myself during the holidays... Love projects at the moment are - myself, surprising my parents with patio furniture,  working on free events through Maeve, and loving on my family.

Next up, have a baby.  Well wouldn't you know it, I was preggers when I wrote that and didn't even know.  I'm due October 3rd.  Yay.  And good timing to have some holidays off!  Hoping everything goes well this time around -- I'm more nervous this time around but so far so good!

I have not prayed more.  I often think I should, probably why I made it a resolution.  However, do you ever feel like no matter what you do you are always getting shit on?!  Well that's me right now... kind of in a funk of it.  I feel like I work hard, I try to make things work, I try to make things happen, I take care of everything, and I just get crapped on constantly.  I'm struggling with this these days... maybe more on the blog soon.

Since the above is kinda wonky, I have not found my happy. I know what makes me happy - being creative and having clean spaces! hahha.. But seriously, the clutter makes me anxious.  However, my life at the moment doesn't allow for me to be creative all the time... Real life gets in the way.  I just feel like finding my happy is going to mean A LOT of changes that I'm not sure I have the strength to tackle.
So there's the recap of the goals... I always feel like life gets in the way no matter what so maybe if you accomplish 50% of what you set out to do that year, you are on the right track, right?!

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