whole30 : one month later

August 14, 2014

It’s been about a month since I completed my first whole30. I thought it was a good time to check in and share what I’m eating + how I’m feeling nowadays. Whole30 was so good for me, and I got immediate results, but the goal was to change my life for good – so if I went right back to my old habits it wouldn’t have been worth it. So far, though, it definitely has been! This is what I am eating lately: Breakfast I have the same breakfast now that I did while on whole30. I fry or scramble five eggs (Meredith usually eats about two of them, but if she doesn’t I eat them all – I love…
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Posted in: health, health, whole30

liam’s stocking

August 13, 2014

Liam’s stocking is done! This kit is called Snowman Games by Bucilla. None of their kits are particularly “simple” but this one seemed to be much easier and faster than the one I made for my niece last year. I know part of that is because I have some experience now, but I also chose this one partly because it had less intricate parts. So if you are a beginner and you want to try it out, I do recommend this one! Next on my crafting plan is finishing the quilt I’ve been working on forever, and then I’m moving on to this advent calendar!

Posted in: crafty, personal, holidays, crafty, needlepoint

working mama files : my mom!

August 12, 2014

You guys! I am super excited to introduce a new series to you called the working mama files. Having an awesome life while being a working mom is something I’m passionate about. I want to be supportive of moms in all their forms, but there’s no doubt that working moms have a unique set of issues. I really want us all to support, encourage, and learn from each other. I hope that this series of interviews will give some insight into the different situations we can be faced with, and maybe you will find someone new to connect with. I’m especially excited today to kick off the series with an interview of my own mom! She did lots of different…
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Posted in: motherhood, motherhood, working mama files

my new life management notebook

August 11, 2014

I think I’ve finally found a life management notebook that is going to work for me. If you’ve been reading for any amount of time you know that I love digital management for the big stuff (mainly iCal for my planner and the Things app for my to-dos and project tasks) but I also find paper and pen very helpful for some things. That led to me trying out a bullet journal, which was pretty effective, but it wasn’t perfect for me. Enter the Discbound system from Staples! I totally researched and purchased all of this on my own but I’m loving it and want to share. So the cool thing about this is that it is flexible like a 3-ring…
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Posted in: personal, domestication, personal, me, personal, tips

link roundup / 8

August 9, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >Using a password to change your life. >Super cute t-shirts! I want them all. >DIY woven necklace. Love this. >I’ve never read anything by author Ann Patchett (I really should) but I love reading her literary musings & book reports on the blog for her Nashville bookstore, Parnassus Books. >AWESOME real food on a budget resource! I am so excited to discover this! >I signed up for 30 Days of Lists. Mine’s going to be super simple, of course. >This really made me miss our dogs, and start thinking about when we will get another. >Modern calligraphy seems like a fun thing to try out. This book seems to…
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