We are excited to partner with one of our absolutely favorite companies, Freshly Picked, to tell you about the release of their new collection, The Stance Collection! It includes super cute, new moccs, including the Flower Pack Mocc we received. The Flower Pack Mocc is adorable! The floral is perfect for summer, but the darker tones will go perfectly with the little fall clothes we’re already hoarding in Blaire’s closet. Blaire says the purple flowers are her favorite.
I’ve seen smoothie bowls all over online, but haven’t found anywhere local that actually serves them. Sooo I decided to try making some myself. I made my favorite smoothie and then just cut up fruit to place on top. I also added chia seeds and oats on top. Yummy!
We had some new family pictures taken in May and they’re the best! They capture Blaire’s little personality perfectly. This stage of our life is so fun. Blaire has so much fun with her mom and dad. I’m loving this time when she thinks we are super cool! ;) We are lucky to have a photographer who is so amazing with children. She kept telling Blaire, “don’t laugh!” and, of course, Blaire would crack up laughing! She loved being the center of attention and was happy to run around for the camera… until she noticed the dandelions. Then she had to pick them all!
Life has been CRAZY the past few weeks. We’ve had so much going on, I haven’t have much time to do anything (including our laundry). July is more than half way through and I. can’t. believe. it. It’s insane! If you follow me on Insta, then you know we fed giraffes on Father’s Day. We did our usual thing for the 4th of July. Fireworks in our city on the 3rd. Our favorite street festival on the 4th, followed by fireworks on the golf course. And bounce houses. So many bounce houses. I have about 15 half-written blog posts and I’ve been lacking in the motivation department. So, instead I’ll just share some of my favorite pictures from the past few weeks.
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This weather has us looking for reasons to be outside. Last night’s reason? Crafting! Blaire was SO excited when I told her she could paint. We both love flowers, so I’ve been planting more in the back yard this Summer. My dad bought us some Monkey Face Orchid seeds (Seriously! They look like monkey faces. You can see them here.) so I wanted to make a sentimental flower pot to plant them in. I bought a clay pot for less than $5, some washable kids paint and then just used a paint brush we had laying around the house. I placed a little of each paint color on a paper plate and let Blaire go to town. She was surprisingly good with the paint brush! She loved mixing the colors together and was so particular about which colors she wanted to use each time she dipped her paint brush.
Being a mom has less hard days when your husband happens to be an amazing dad. Someone who has more patience than you. Someone who is selfless and hard-working. Someone who would do anything for the people he loves. And I’m lucky to have married that kind of someone.
Jason works 50+ hours a week, but still shows up for every thing… Doctor’s appointments, dance class, swim lessons. He does the dishes, packs up diaper bags, picks up toys, cooks lots of meals (because cooking meat isn’t my thing), he’s always up for folding laundry, he reads a mean bedtime story and he’s just the perfect reminder that good, caring people do still exist in the world. And as a dad, he’s making sure Blaire grows up to be one of those people. Plus, he gave her those beautiful blue eyes. ;)
Most of the time, the things I get excited about are practical and small. New towels for the kitchen. New dish soap. New baskets to organize
anything the living room. You get the point. It’s stupid, but being excited about practical things means you’re an adult. And my newest favorite (AND PRACTICAL) thing in the world? This Holster Brands Hot Iron Holster.