Archive | September, 2013

Really Jenn… Already?!

19 Sep

I can’t believe I’m doing this already. It’s been day two of cold weather and I’m already seeing myself fall into the habits I had last winter πŸ™‚ Was it me who just said I loved fall weather in the last post? I must be crazy because I might love the weather, the sweatshirts, the hot chocolate, and the blankets, but there is a slight malfunction with my love fall weather that I hadn’t noticed before.

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I’m glued to this couch.. problem – HUGE PROBLEM! In my joyful post about all the things I love about cold weather I seemed to have left out all the things that I don’t particularly like about cold weather. So here’s a make up post for things I don’t want to happen this year with cold weather!!!

My mood for the day directly resides in the fact that I accomplish something that I am proud of. That is not an easy task to do while glued to the couch πŸ˜› I’m starting to find myself getting what’s absolutely necessary done in the morning, getting hot chocolate, and hopping on the couch in my cozy little blanket.

Accomplishment

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Good news is that 99% of my work is on the computer which happily heats up my little legs. Bad news is laundry, dishwasher, cleaning, cooking, and even simple tasks like going to the bathroom seem terribly awful! Why oh why would I want to move from this amazing place I’ve created? Oh that’s right – because I have a child to take care of πŸ˜›

Γ‰vier Γ  droite bien pratique (bouchon d'adoucisseur, etc.)

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I’m starting to believe this weather is more of a love/hate relationship so instead of falling back into these old habits I am going to write down all the things I WILL get done each day whether I like it or not – and a few solutions to why I don’t like cold weather:

I’m going to take a steaming hot shower every morning, dry my hair, straighten my hair, and look presentable as many days of the week as I possibly can – because when it’s cold outside I refuse to get out of bed and then I look like a mess (I was going to say hot mess but there’s nothing hot about it nor is it hot outside).

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I’m not going to let my pretty little bottom sit on the couch until I have accomplished all chores for that day. That way I have accomplished something and won’t feel like such a slob around here.

I’m going to do as much computer work as I can at night (when I enjoy writing the most anyways) so I can do all the above things in the morning without feeling like I’m running behind on my work!

Will not mind to work late in this beautiful  setting

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I’m going to make sure I am making something warm to eat each day. Whether it’s baking or crock potting or something else. I absolutely love that baking in the oven heats up the house and eating warm food always warms me up! I am going to heat up this place and make sure that I haven’t given up on cooking all together!

fresh baked pie

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To wear off all this cooking I’m also going to make sure that I spend a minimum amount of time organizing or cleaning some part of this house each day. Preferably things that make me go up and down the stairs to exercise off all that home cooked food πŸ˜‰

Last but not least – I am going to actually invest some money in some amazing cold weather clothes so that when I do go out of the house to drop/pick Emma up I am warm, comfortable, and look presentable. Those things never happen in my frumpy sweatshirts.. which don’t even keep me that warm anyways!

Burgundy Winter Outfit !

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Here’s to kicking old habits goodbye before they get into my routine and mess up my awesome plans for life!

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Emma Talks

17 Sep

Here are some of the cute things our little Emma has been saying these days since starting school:

“I’m just going to try to tie this bow for you real quick!” It didn’t quite work out but she looked so cute trying!!

“Daddy, if you need help with your video games, just ask!” Love that school is teaching her to ask for help – but it’s a little amusing that she is trying to help daddy πŸ˜‰

“I think today is the day I am going to go play with my friends. Mommy do I play with my friends today?” School isn’t about learning – it’s totally about playing with friends!!

“Today I made a watercolor creation! Would you like to make one with me next time Mommy?” Of course I would sweet heart!

“Mommy, my friends were all playing on the swings, do I get a turn next time?” Yes! We are taking turns!!

Here she is taking turns with daddy playing an ipad game πŸ˜›

 

I’m so excited to see what else she learns πŸ™‚

Just Around The Corner

12 Sep

The colder nights have set in and this girl is waking up with to light jackets in the morning and dare I say it – HOT CHOCOLATE! (I have an obsession I know!) I used to hate this time of year, back when I had to walk through the cold to get to school. It also mean I had to dress in layers upon layers because although it was freezing outside, our school seemed to be a sauna! Now that I’m a work from home mom, fall is my favorite time of year!

Dreamy Creamy Hot Chocolate. Its good! I just had it...in august...lol

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Emma started school this year so I can’t even say it’s because school is back in (we are still getting a hang of this school thing πŸ˜‰ if you know what I mean!) but I will admit a few hours here and there to get some things done around here is something I am started to get used to!

on our way to school!

But there are definitely some things I am looking forward to for fall this year:

Being able to crochet without getting ridiculously hot and having to take breaks!

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Feeling like I can actually open a book and read it! There something about summer that makes life so busy you seem like you never get a chance to read.

Books, cup of tea, and a comfy chair!

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Wearing all those scarves I made πŸ˜› I have a new obsession with scarves now that the infinities came in to my life.

Infinity Scarf, Orange, Fashion Circle Scarf, Fall, Halloween

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and of course – finally getting to snuggle with my little one without sweating to death πŸ˜‰

love cuddling with this one!

What are you looking forward to this fall?

A Farmers Market Kind of Day

10 Sep

This past weekend the whole family and the neighbors decided to take a trip down to a local market to see what it was all about!

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I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVE small town main streets. The thought of amazing mom and pop shops, amazing restaurants, and hole in the wall stores makes me giddy!

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Brian isn’t a huge fan of the craft shows and markets I go to but I think this one changed his mind! He walked around and picked up fresh bread, cheese, and cookies for Emma and himself.

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Here’s my happy little girl! She was so excited Daddy was buying her things all day! Especially things to make a Grilled Cheese!!!

We had a great day at the market and a great fresh made lunch! I’ll have to share the delicious grilled cheeses with you later πŸ˜‰

 

Games Emma Loves!

1 Sep

I’m always trying to find things for Emma that are not only fun but also educational. Here is one of the things that we’ve gotten her that she’s absolutely falling in love with – but also makes Mommy happy too!!

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Instead of just playing garbage on our phones we try to pick games that are entertaining but also going to help in some way. There’s this awesome download we found called Touch ‘n’ Sing. It’s a a free download and then you can pick which games you want to add on for a really low price! (it comes with two free games!)

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I love having apps on my phone to keep Emma entertained in situations she’d be bored. Like at restaurants when we are waiting to be seated, or in the car on a long trip! Emma tends to ask for my phone a lot during the day and I don’t mind handing it over at all since we have options that are educational.

Each song on this app is interactive! She’s either popping balloons or she is making the characters move to the song. I think my favorite thing is that it fits into any age stage! There’s a little bit for everyone in here. Whether you are teaching your little one words, letters, or your older one lyrics to songs – it is pretty darn entertaining!

You can get this download on itunes or in your app store for free!

Enjoy!

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