Every year I get so excited to review my analytics and see what your favorite posts, products, etc. were for the entire year. Sometimes it is surprising, but not always. This year, I WAS surprised to see the post that barely beat my 18 books round-up. That is normally my #1 post for the year, but this year, the Chili Recipe won! Here are my top 5 posts for the year…
Well, I’ve officially joined the thirty club! I honestly was feeling a lot of dread a couple of years ago knowing that I was so close to 30 but feeling more like 18. Can anyone else relate? It’s like I woke up one day fully expecting to still be in college, but somehow ended up married with three kids. haha I honestly could not feel more blessed and as I woke up this morning, all I felt was gratitude. Grateful for my family’s health, my husband, my babies, good friends, and a wonderful extended family. Grateful for our jobs that are too fun to feel like work. Just grateful. I wanted to stop and thank you guys, too. Y’all have no idea how much you mean to me. I love this community. Interacting with y’all through DMs and emails is literally what I look forward to most every day (other than spending time with my kids, of course). I will answer some of your questions from IG at the bottom of this post, so be sure to read to the end!
Amazon Prime Day 2018 has officially begun! I know most of you are already sick of the NSALE and most of you can not shop it yet, so I’m taking a break today (although I am sharing deals on my Facebook page and IG) on the blog to share my favorite Amazon Prime Day picks! Let’s jump into it!
Amazon Prime Day 2018 Picks:
This post is sponsored by Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I am all about working hard during the week and treating myself and my family on the weekends. We love to go get ice cream or go to the pool or splashed or something really fun at the end of every week. It’s like a treat for working so hard or for the kids being extra sweet during the week. We all look forward to it. This summer, it has been challenging for me to keep the kids busy enough so that they aren’t bored while also working. It is something I have been struggling with the last few weeks, so it has meant working a lot of late nights and on the weekends again. I think it is so important to treat yourself often. Keeping life fun and exciting is preferred to just working your life away, right? So, I am working to treat myself and my kids to lots of breaks and fun activities.
I’m going to do my Five on Friday posts a little differently. Instead of sharing 5 things I’m loving, I’m going to share 5 things in different categories that YOU guys want to see, so send me any and all question or categories you would like to see featured in my Friday Posts! It can be anything from books to fashion, to what I’m buying that month or kids favorites. Today, I’ll be sharing 5 sales and 5 new things that I’m loving!
This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Since the start of summer, I have had to completely makeover my morning routine. It’s no longer about getting the kids to school and it’s more about getting some work done before we go play! I have had to implement new strategies into my morning in order to be productive and get things done, but also for my own mental health. Moms need a little time to wake up and get their day started just like everyone else, but we usually don’t have that much grace handed to us. Here is what I’m doing to have productive mornings.
This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Amabssador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I can’t believe it snowed twice in southern Alabama this year! So crazy! It normally only happens here once every 4 or 5 years, but this has been the best surprise. Of course, in the south we really don’t have the equipment or resources to treat our roads when it snows so it can be dangerous and we end up getting snowed in for a couple of days, but it is really fun to play in the snow when you never get to. It also created a lot of memories for my little family and we got in some serious snuggles by the fire which was nice. I take a good snow day (or three) any day of the winter!