Friday, February 13, 2015

Currently, I'm in Love!

Happy Friday! I kind of feel like this week as flown by. Just me? It's still hard to believe that at this time last week I was admitting to being a newly stay at home mom. This week I've been browsing dollar stores to find fun little crafts for Ainsley and I to do at home. Since it's been awhile and I feel like I have a lot of new readers, I thought it would be a good idea to end the week with a "currently" post!

Thinking: About birthday celebrations. Zander will be 5 on the 26th. I want to do something special for his birthday since he's gotten to the age where he really is remembering everything... and talking about everything for that matter. I want him to enjoy his special day. Not just at school with cupcakes I mean.

Feeling: Cold. Georgia weather lately has been all over the place. Which is kind of the norm around here. When we go from 66 at the beginning of the week to 43 at the end of the week though... I'm cold.

Listening To: musically, I'm listening to Pitbull's newest CD (Globalization) I'm loving this entire CD (Thanks Josh for the awesome birthday present!). Mostly I'm listening to the T.V. as background noise though since that's what I'm really currently doing.
Watching: HGTV. I'm typing this up as Ainsley naps. As soon as she goes to sleep the T.V. gets switched from having Disney Jr. as background noise to Mommy shows as background noise. I don't actively watch anything until Josh gets home from work.

Reading: Divergent. I have already seen the movie (loved it). I started reading the book back in December, but I couldn't set enough time aside to get into it. Now, three days into it I'm almost done. Loving it!

Needing: To go to the store. Specifically the dollar store. I have a lot of ideas for crafts and activities to do with Ainsley during the day. We've been coloring and reading, but I know she'll  have more fun with hands on things. I need poster board!

Thankful For: Extra time with my babies! Not even trying to be cliche, y'all. I'm so thankful that I have all of this quality time, and that I've been able to really see their unique personalities!

Wishing Praying: For the courage to actually apply to go back to school. But I kind of feel like that might be a bit much to take on JUST yet. Maybe I should master being a great stay at home mom first. It's been something I've been praying on all week. No firm decisions have been made.

Loving: The fact that I'm starting to get back into the swing of things in the blogger world. I started getting my schedule back to normal. I'm able to blog and promote while Ainsley naps, and it's gotten me confident into being able to be active with sponsorships again. (Shameless plug!). I'm also loving that my tribe of bloggers has been so supportive.

Additionally, I can't end the week properly without linking up with Meagan for Blogger Love & my favorites from this week! I've really missed this linkup, and last week it gave me a great way to catch up on a lot of posts that I had missed!
All the Joys - Blogger Love
Blogger Love!

+ Kristyn / Chits & Giggles : I Can't Take a Compliment From my Husband. Raw, real, honest posts are my favorite. This was exactly that.

+ Christina / The Mediocre Housewife : Camping with Toddlers. Christina's posts are both very funny and very honest at the same time. In this her opening line is "Vacationing and small kids is the ultimate team building exercise for relationship."  If that doesn't make you want to read more, I don't know what to tell you.

+ Emily / Ember Grey : To Love Oneself. I love this idea to make time for yourself, even if you're in a serious relationship.

+ Kendra / Kenji is Here : Confetti! To go along with loving oneself, and the amazing "theme" bloggers had this week, Kendra had this little gem! A reminder to be the "ups" in someones' life because there's too many "downs". LOVE!

+ Liz / Simply Complex Mom : For Every. A sweet post about amazing moments in parenthood.

+ Paige / An Uncomplicated Life : The Nightmare that is Dating & Texting. Y'all... I didn't even know this was a thing. Paige has a great point if you're in the dating world.

What were some of y'alls favorites? Do y'all have any big plans for Valentine's Day tomorrow?
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  1. Sounds like you and Ainsley are going to have a lot of fun!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful friend! I love catching up on everyone's favorite posts from the week. I have been stocking up on craft stuff too...trying to get it after each holiday, on clearance. As for the cold weather, here in the Midwest, 43-degrees is a heat wave!!! We are close to zero this morning! Can't wait to see what you have in store for your little one's birthday...would love to sponsor again soon! xoxo <3

  3. jenna marbles is in that pitbill video!
    I didn't think that I was gonna like the movie Divergent and one day when I was lazy in bed and one movie ended, Divergent started and it completely grabbed my attention and I ended up watching it 3 times hahaha I loved it! I can't wait for the rest of them. I wanna read the book now but I never commit to reading :/

  4. I <3 Jenna Marbles! lol!
    I really didn't think I'd like it either. It was one that the previews never grabbed me. Hubs took me to see it in theaters and I thought it'd be a waste of money! Whining the whole way to the movies! BUUTTTT I LOVE IT! hahaha. The book is fantastic if you can commit ;) I'm usually bad about that too. Jan helped me get back into books though.

  5. I love Currently posts :) It's such a fun way to update. I have the TV on for background noise a lot. Sometimes I'll turn on Pandora but I think especially when you're "alone" in the house, there's just something comforting about it being on ;) Thanks for the love, Mel! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. you're so welcome! I sent you a little email earlier about sponsoring! (and hopefully catching up!) I hope y'all can stay warm!

  7. I think the TV background noise is normal. Sometimes I'll throw a CD in the DVD player to listen to music on the TV. hahaha. I was only to happy to share your post my dear! it was just great! I hope y'all have a great weekend too (anti valentines!) haha

  8. cold....say whatttttt! hah, I had to laugh at that one. I would kill to be in the 40's right now!! One of my best friends is a single mom and goes to school with me. It's totally inspiring. I will pray for you too, God will show you His direction whether it be to go back to school or not. If you do what would you want to go for\?

  9. ohhhh, and thank you for highlighting my post!!! All the love!!

  10. Legit currently posts are some of my favs. And Shut up about 40 degree weather. It's in the 20s here, so i son't wanna hear it.

  11. me too, she is my queen. i bow down! haha
    LOL whining the whole way to the movies, that is exactly what I did with Interstellar. I was complaining we were wasting money too haha. and then it turned out to be one of my favorite movies of all time ever! I guess we're just brats ;)

  12. HAHAHA! I will complain about the 40 degree weather because that's FREEZING! hahaha.

  13. hahaha it IS cold. I know, Know... it's in the teens there or something like that. Or at least it was 8 degrees in NJ last night... but STILL. I'm in GA and 40s is ridonkulous! hahaha. Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers. that's why I love you! I'm not sure what I'd go to school for yet. Like I said, it's not fully thought through... just something I'm pondering.

  14. bahaha I love you, missy! We are brats, but at least we're adorable! ;)

  15. I love currently posts, and I really enjoyed reading this one! Thank you for sharing! :)

  16. thanks so much for stopping by Valerie! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  17. ohhh dollar stores are SO much fun (and also a little bit of trouble for me). hope you find some good crafts there! happy to hear that you're loving time with your kids-i bet that's SO special!

  18. They're trouble for me too! Lol!! I'm really loving being with the kids full time! Thanks!

  19. Back to school... how exciting! I'm sure it seems overwhelming, but just trust in the timing. So excited for you! Thanks for linking up, I hope you are having a great Valentine's Day!