Life Lately // and a Mantra

April 10, 2017 in #MomLife,busy mom,children,cleveland,life,review,sponsor

Ya’ll. I keep wondering, where did the day (night, week, months) go?? As I find myself smack dab in the middle of a 22-day working streak, I’m not only exhausted, but I’m so grateful for those little moments that make this hustle and this (part) stay-at-home mom nonsense worth it.

Here’s what we’ve been up to lately:

  • I was the featured tweeter of the week for In The CLE.

  • I worked. A LOT. Babysitting + coaching gymnastics. It was a crazy pants week full of kiddos, ya’ll. And every time I wonder “WHY do I do this!?” one of those little boogers pulls at my heartstrings. I can’t deny it — I love these damn kids.
  • We made a trip to the Lego Store + Trader Joe’s. And we survived! Seriously guys… it was hit or miss for a while. Those women at TJ’s make me loco!

    • I watched 7 episodes of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. I love it. So much. But I ALSO WANT CLAY TO FINISH THE TAPES. Like, now.
    • We went to the park. TWICE. And Remy Bea wore her favorite shoes — her Freshly Picked moccasins in Heirloom in Blush and Gold! Seriously — we adore these mocs! They are handmade of the softest leather imaginable and they are absolutely adorable. By far, these are my most favorite shoes for Miss Remy Bea and she loves walking in them! Because, ya’ll! She’s walking nonstop now!

    • I met up with a dear friend for a couple of beers at HiHo Brewing Co, which is, by the way, my favorite new local place.

    • Chad and I had actually went on a date! First, dinner at Hodges. Next up, tickets to see Alton Brown Live at Playhouse Theater. It was FABULOUS. We haven’t been to Hodges since Ari was one; and I have never been much of an AB fan, but his live show was absolutely phenomenal. No joke.But we got caught in a huge snow storm on the way home and it was a mega bummer. But we made it! PHEW.

    • Remy had adorably awful pigtails. Seriously, who invented pigtails!? Sure, they’re cute. But she also looked like a demon. 🙂

  • I treated the kids to Retro Dog (while Chad worked all day). We’d had such a long and crazy week, so when Ari asked for a hotdog, I thought, sure, why not!??

  • Ari and I went to Camp Y Noah for Family Fun Day. At the end of a super long week, it was just what I needed — a break from Remy Bea and a breath of fresh air.This place was seriously incredible. And I wish Ari was old enough to attend day camp (the starting age is 6)!


Basically? It was a perfectly imperfect week. I loved every second of this craziness. Well, except for the parts that I absolutely hated. But those were few and fleeting.

So, after all that craziness, here’s my MANTRA of this upcoming week:

This. This could not be more SPOT FREAKING ON, ya’ll.


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Linh April 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm

LOVE this manta and it is so true! We love our FP moccs too.


Tamara April 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

FP moccasins were the first ones I had for both of my girls. I love them! Plus the style you have there are my favourite. Great choice!


Angela Amores April 11, 2017 at 12:52 am

Those FPM are so cute!! I love them. Seriously the softest shoes ever!!


justine April 11, 2017 at 10:21 am

I heard so many good things about 13 Reasons Why. I have to jump on that train, and the This Is Us train… and Prison Break… and I just have a lot of TV to watch! LOL
I love FP mocs, I wish they had them in adult sizes because some of their prints are SO DARLING.


Bibiana @MBGblog April 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm

We LOVED 13 reasons why. I literally stayed up all night watching a few nights ago and Clay was giving me majorrrr anxiety to finish the tapes LOL!!

PS. Those moccs are a staple in our family!


Joanna April 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm

I’ve been hearing all about 13 Reasons Why and I feel like I HAVE to watch it now!


Jenny April 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Looks like some fun adventures. Love the moccasins!!!


Catherine Short April 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm

I keep hearing great things about 13 Reasons Why but I haven’t started watching yet. FP Moccasins are so great — I love the print you picked out.


Breyona Sharpnack April 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm

The first time I took my kids to lego land I was searching for an open bar! It was a little overwhelming but I messed up and picked a bad day to go while they were super busy!


Elizabeth April 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

Sounds like an awesome week! I just finished 13 reasons why and I read the book ages ago, such a great story.


Ashley April 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

I simply MUST get those moccasins they are adorable! Thanks for sharing!


Trista Peterson April 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Great post! Sometimes my weekly/weekend recaps end up being my favorite posts because it’s so fun to relive the day-to-day.


Fatima April 11, 2017 at 11:33 pm

Love me some FP moccs!!


Silvia April 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Looks like you have been having fun! I love your baby’s little shoes!


Danielle April 12, 2017 at 7:19 am

Those mocs are so cute! Sounds like you had a busy but fun week! That flight of beer looks amazing (and I’m not even a huge beer person).


Hanna Smith April 12, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Wow! You did have a busy week! But it looks like a great one as well!


Amanda | My Own Unexpected Journey April 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm

I loved your comment on the “adorably awful pigtails” hahahaha! Seriously made me laugh out loud! Any week that has a brewery trip AND a date night is a win ; )


Justine @ Little Dove April 15, 2017 at 12:11 am

I love Freshly Picked moccs, they are the best! And I recently started 13 Reasons Why.. I’m on the fence about how I feel about it though…


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