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around here : full weekend

October 27, 2014

Things I did this weekend: >Chores & laundry >Finished a Project Life spread >6.2 mile run >Attended a birthday party for one of Meredith’s old classmates >Pushed through M’s meltdown during said birthday party >Met a friend for coffee sans kids >Took the kids to the park >Finished reading¬†Attachments >Planned dinners for the week ahead >Cooked chicken >Went to church >Drove across town & back for a Halloween party >Attended book club >Church family life group >Crafts with Meredith Things I didn’t do this weekend: >Vacuum >Any cleaning other than the bare minimum >Make a homemade dessert to bring to life group >Open the computer even once >Have any time to myself >Or with my husband >Or see the rest…
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July 14, 2014

Every Saturday morning I sit down and plan out my weekend and usually make my grocery list at the same time. It’s one of my favorite things. (Also: more on how I use the bullet journal, and that pen is amazing.) This is how I get almost all my chores done really quickly on Saturday mornings. She’s watching Mother Goose Club YouTube videos, FYI. It’s so nice that Liam can sit in the high chair now! (This is the one we have and it’s pretty great.) I wanted to see if he’d be interested in that banana, but it eventually just fell in his lap and that was the end of that. I went out to eat with a friend…
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around here // father’s day weekend

June 16, 2014

Around here messes were made. While I was in the shower Meredith decided to empty all of the drawers and shelves of their contents. Miraculously though, she helped clean up! I took my last splurge weekend seriously. We did a little crafting for daddy. “Take us a picture!” I was able to work on a few things around the house, including styling our dresser. More books were needed (an obvious solution, I thought) so I stacked a Stephen King illustrated companion (my husband’s favorite author) with some House Beautiful magazines and a pretty copy of The Hobbit. I never could get a clear photo of it since it’s right in front of a window. But I do hope to share…
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around here

June 9, 2014

Around here it was a pretty busy weekend. Meredith is entering the age of birthday parties and we had two to attend. I actually enjoy them, and she does too, but they ARE exhausting, especially since I generally let her eat all the treats so there is a resulting sugar high/crash involved. Also this weekend there was book club, dinner with family, cleaning, shopping, playing…the usual. But very little downtime. I got one project finished at the end of last week (that stitched table runner for our dresser) but didn’t quite get my Project Life spread done, or make any progress on anything else. It’s okay. My Whole30 start date is a week from today, so I’m a bit consumed…
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weekend plans

May 30, 2014

It’s technically been a short week but it’s also felt long.¬†We’ve had a lot of rain and even flooding. One day they couldn’t keep the water out of the infant room at my kids’ daycare, so I had to take Liam to another facility. That was a crazy morning. Meredith has been in one of her difficult phases. I don’t even know how to describe it and I don’t really want to try, but I have felt sorely lacking in patience this week. However, she has also had a couple days of being extremely sweet and cute, so I never know which version of her I’m going to come home to. It’s exhausting. Tonight we have our weekly dinner with…
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