- Facetime. Whoever came up with Facetime over at Apple is a certified genius.
- A babysitter. My entire outlook on life changed once Julia started going to a sitter a couple times a week. If that sounds a little dramatic, it's because that's totally how I feel. I get stuff done around the house (without having little hands "undo" everything I just did), I work, write, and catch up on emails (without having little hands try to "help" me type and close my computer), and I just have some time for myself (without...you know...having a little person all up in my business).
- Packing. I'm going home next week. My husband is a short flight away from New Mexico, so we're meeting there and seeing the family. We love any chance we can get to visit home, so I'm pretty excited. I'll be flying solo with Julia, so I'm sure I'll have some tales to share about that adventure!
I'll have an entire post about this in the next couple weeks, but I need to give a shout-out to Kathryn over at Singing Through The Rain. She recently gave my Pinterest boards an overhaul and I love what she did.
I was at Hobby Lobby this week—aka, my second home—and when I turned the corner, Fall practically smacked me in the face. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE autumn, but I just wasn't expecting it in...you know...June.
Savannah Blues by Mary Kary Andrews, because I need a new book to read after finishing my last one, MWF Seeking BFF (see my review about it here). I hate admitting this, but I actually stopped reading a book before that one. The Monuments Men seemed like it'd be right up my alley, but I just couldn't get into it. The author skipped around way too much, and tried to weave a storyline in with historical details, but it never really came together. I read a few reviews before I decided to give up on it, and they said it picked up and became more cohesive around the middle of the book. Unfortunately, my time is too valuable to trudge along and get to the middle, so I watched the movie instead. The movie, on the other hand, was much better than the book. Also, in other book news, I picked up a signed copy of Emily Giffin's The One and Only (this makes my second signed book by her; see the other one here—woot woot!)
Stitch Fix seems to be everywhere (okay, mostly on Instagram), and I've always been curious about what it's like. My friend gave her readers a peek into her first box—sounds pretty cool and would possibly help make my wardrobe a little less drab.
Lately I've been inching away from Paleo. Not completely, but I just need some pasta in my life. A new blog I've been reading posted the recipes she made this week and I pinned three of them. And....now my stomach's growling again.
Are you a new mom? Are you pregnant? Do you want to have a baby in the future? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should read this quick post about four things the author wishes she knew before she had her baby. I love what she said.
Speaking of little ones, I need to do a recap on Julia one of these days. She'll be 15 months old on the 8th—crazy, right? She currently gives hugs (swoon) and says Mama, bella, baba (bottle), ma (more), fish, ice, and uh-oh. She also makes noises that sound like she's trying to say thank you, here ya go, and all done. And when she wants to, she signs more, all done, milk, and we're working on the sign for cheese. I really need to work on more signs with her.
All in all, it was actually a good week! I hope you all have a great weekend :)
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