41 Days

41 Days.

Since there have been 41 days since my last post, here are 41 random likes/facts/things I’ve been up to/etc.

1.       I’ve been planning on writing a post on how to start your own mommy group for over a month now.  Stay tuned.  No, really, I promise it is coming.

2.       We’ve had Abbey for 5 whole years!  Her “new home birthday” was on May 1st.

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The night we found her in a cornfield.

3.       Harlow is really into stickers.  It can be slightly disturbing, depending on the stickers.

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4.       We had a baby turtle visit us.  I named him Snappy.

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5.       Harlow & I started campaigning to be Harley Davidson’s first Mother/Daughter models.  We’re still waiting on the call.

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6.       FOUR of my friends had babies.

7.       Harlow and I have started having lunch dates after gymnastics.  I love it.

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8.       We met my in-laws’ new puppy, Pepper.  Abbey was excited as could be… Pepper had to warm up a bit.

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9.       My friend passed away unexpectedly.  Honestly, I’m not going to write much about it right now, mainly because I still can’t wrap my head around it, and I get desperately sad when I think about it (which seems to be constantly).  He was doing well.  Making plans.  If you would like to know more about him, this is a lovely article written up about him and his sweet family.  If you wish to contribute, please do so here.  He was quite honestly, one of the best, most genuinely nice, funniest people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.  The world lost a good one.

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10.   Harlow & I visited a really great place called Country Dairy when we stayed with my parents a few weekends ago (Chris worked & worked on the house).  Harlow loved the cows!

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11.   Pretty sure Harlow is going to play soccer someday since about .25 seconds after this photo was taken, she was halfway across the field during my niece’s soccer game.  Not embarrassing at all, running out there to get her amid the chuckles of the spectators.  😉

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12.   This is Harlow’s reaction to telling her I need to put her hair up.  Admittedly, the video is better…

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13.   While at my parents’ house, I got bitten by something and it was insane!

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14.   This happened…

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15.   I tried to get a photo of Harlow wearing a Minnie Mouse shirt whilst playing with her Little People Disneyland, but it just… didn’t work out.

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16.   Last weekend we had TWO toddler birthday parties.  It was so much fun, and so much cake!

17.   I love this shirt.

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18.   My favorite/only(?) harmonica player (a local that tours with bands like The Verve Pipe) got married and his bride’s dress was incredible. (Posted on Facebook)

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19.   I finally decided to have a full-body skin cancer screening.  I figure I’m 36, have very light complexion, and have been burned multiple times in my life (pretty much at least once a summer, despite my best efforts, some of them really bad).  Well, this happened.  Results and stitches out in 2 weeks.

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20.   This is cute

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22.   Harlow was “Sheriff for the Day” at her daycare… just like Grandpa!

Her hair is always so crazy by the end of daycare.

Her hair is always so crazy by the end of daycare.

23.   There was a multiple showing situation this past week to try to rent out our house (rental) so we had to vacate (past toddler bedtime) for a couple of hours.  She did amazingly well with the help of chips and salsa.  (Although I think it was a bad idea, tummy/sleep-wise… she ended up sleeping with me after being up a lot in the night.)

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24.   Harlow has been REALLY into picking out her own clothes again.  Here are the latest two.

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25.   I got some flowers in an old epoxy powder container (gotta love working with scientists!)

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26.   I also have a Life Hacks post in the works… I have a couple fun new-to-me ones to share!

27.   I want this http://www.sephora.com/up-close-beautiful-30-day-complexion-starter-kit-P387933?skuId=1641885

28.   And this  http://www.sephora.com/beloved?icid2=bd_beloved_us_050515_image

29.   And this http://www.sephora.com/mia-skin-cleansing-system-P285163?skuId=1311976

30.   And this  http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/inc-international-concepts-tie-dye-blouson-maxi-dress?ID=2115560&CategoryID=5449&LinkType=#fn=DRESS_STYLE%3DSun%20Dress%26SPECIAL_OCCASIONS%3DCasual%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D195%26ruleId%3D%26slotId%3D39

31.   I’m intrigued by this https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/blades

32.   I am really in the market for a cute, bright summer shoe.  Maybe these? http://www.6pm.com/jellypop-ferrell-orange

33.   I just bought Harlow a new swimsuit (she has 2 already… no judging) and another pair of swim shoes. (In my defense, one pair of shoes and one suit stay at daycare for water days.)

34.   I really need to get some sort of beach shade for this summer.  Like this, maybe: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/total-sun-block-beach-shelter/1040842646?skuId=40842646?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=BingAds%20label%3DFurniture&mcid=PS_bing_nonbrand_furniture_&creative=6136888777&device=c&matchtype={MatchType}

35.   I never would have described myself as a Taylor Swift fan, but music keeps coming up on my Echosmith Pandora radio station that I think, “Oh, I like this!  I wonder who it is?” and it is always Taylor Swift.  Color me shocked.

36.   I need a massage.  I haven’t had one since I was, like, 22 or something stupid like that.  I know it was before I was married.  The space from the base of my skull to either of my shoulders is so crunched up and has been for… well, since pregnancy/having Harlow?  A hot tub would be nice, too.

37.   Harlow has been asking non-stop for weeks to go to the beach.  “This summer we go to beach?”  Yes, honey, we will.

Ready to go, mom!

Ready to go, mom!

38.     We have three new baby birds in the rose bush by our patio door.

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39.   I keep coming up with ideas for small businesses.  I really need to figure out how to bring at least one of them to life.

40.   It makes me happy when Harlow asks for tofu for dinner.

41.  Speaking of dinner, a while back I made (packaged) tortellini with “meat” sauce, and some biscuits on the side.  The tortellini was A). disgusting, and B). enough for about 1/2 a meal, and both my husband and I ate it.  There was a lot of the sauce and biscuits left over, so for lunch the next day, I made Italian Biscuits and “Gravy”.  It was delicious.

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Well, alright!  Now you’re all caught up again (assuming you made it to the end of this long, somewhat boring post).  Have a great weekend!

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