Location: Holiday Park
Our Luca aka our ‘Luberry Muffin’ turned 4 at the end of July, and yes, I’m just now getting around to posting about his party! Tomorrow is his first day of preschool and I’m still trying to keep my composure. He’s so excited and I’m holding back tears. I started this little blog because I wanted to document life once I became pregnant with this little one, and I would never have imagined all those years ago we would end up here sorting out his first day of school and posting about parties he personally
chose insisted on the theme for. Time is such a thief and a giver. Luca, I couldn’t be more proud of you and all that you are. I am so grateful for all the adventures we’ve had together thus far and all that is to come. Now, about the festivities!…
Location: end of summer
So we are more than halfway through August now, and I thought I would take a look at the ledger and see how accountable I’ve been for some of the projects I wrote down!
I have dreamt of having outdoor string lights in every home I’ve lived in but either was lacking the space or means to make it happen, until now! I had such a difficult time trying to sort out how to make this work, so I thought I would share with you a tutorial in case you happen to be stuck in the same boat. There are so many creative ways you could go about doing this–it really depends on the layout of your space, but I definitely found this particular way to be the most sensible for our space, and I know it will work for a vast majority of spaces, not to mention, it was really easy to do! Follow along below for step by step directions!
Location: shopping online, in my pajamas
I always have such a hard time shopping for baby gifts, not because I don’t know what to buy, but because I love shopping online from the convenience of my own home, especially with two babies of my own. Seriously, cruising the aisles of the baby store sounds like a total nightmare to me, so when Incredibundles reached out to partner with us, it was a no brainer because it’s something I would use anyhow. Comment below on how much online shopping has made life with kids so much easier for you! [Insert ‘hands making field goal’ emoji here]
Location: in the heat of summer
If I could use two words to describe this summer, I’d say coffee + wine. I am such a minimal drinker–as in one glass of red when out to dinner, mayyyybe…I drink coffee on the daily, but summer has me downing two cups–one for each kiddo, just kidding, but not really…I’m exhausted! Harlow sleeps from 8:30 at night to about 4:00 a.m. and then he’s up pretty much every half hour from there on. It’s been a struggle. I used the Ferber sleep training method to get him to sleep in his crib, and it has surprisingly worked really well, but if you could solve the 4 a.m. thing for me, that would be the absolute best!
Anyway, all these 4 a.m. wake up calls and a full schedule has had me drinking way more wine than usual, but I’m not complaining. I’m actually thinking of it like a vacation, since I can’t go on a real one right now. Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to come up with a ledger of all the things I’m thinking of doing in August, one thing for each day.
Well, here goes a whole lotta nothin’…
AUG 01 Sign up for a wine club. I love the branding of Winc, but the concept of Dry Farm Wines. Have you tried either of the two?
AUG 02 Find a good dress to get me through to October. I really love the chambray options of this one shoulder dress + this belle sleeved dress.
AUG 03 Have yourself a spoonful of organic peanut butter or almond butter in lieu of dessert.
AUG 04 Schedule our yearly physicals, eye exams, and bi-annual dental exams before school starts back up again.
As I previously stated, we were going to be moving, and it all happened!!! Most of my absence here can be attributed to the move (which was so stressful) and all the growing pains that come along with big life change. We were able to secure the place we really wanted and spent an entire month moving so, so slowly. I have moved 8 times in the past 6 years. It has been a rollercoaster to say the least, and I am completely ready to stay somewhere for a good while. So cheers to being home sweet home, and I can’t wait to show you more photos!