I love this blog. And I love our readers. But, my family comes first. And lately, I’ve been giving my babies all of my attention.
But, here I am! A tee-ball game cancellation was just what we needed tonight.
Speaking of tee-ball, it’s in full swing. Hayes does not enjoy wearing a glove or a batting helmet, but otherwise, he thinks it’s pretty cool. Sometimes, he runs to get the ball. Sometimes, he runs towards the ball, then throws himself onto the ground in anticipation of the dog pile that is sure to happen. Sometimes, he’s too busy throwing his glove into the air and catching it to notice the ball. And other times, I’m not sure he even knows he’s at a ball game. It’s a fun new phase and I’m enjoying the innocence and simplicity and goofiness of it while it lasts.
I’m a planner addict. I love a good planner. I appreciate designers who choose beautiful color combos and page layouts and have impeccable taste in font. I use planners for my work schedule, our bill schedule, our personal family schedule, meal plans, family birthdays, etc. I learned about “planner season” the hard way this year. I started searching for a new one after we moved and there were none to be found! Now, thanks to Sue Paperie and Target, I have a collection of planners for all of my planning needs.
I know Emily Ley’s website is running low on her new planners…be sure to check out her retailers!!! She has 350 across the country, including my fav located in Ruston. Check out Sue Paperie if you just have to have one!
I’ve got so many recipe posts stockpiled that I need to unleash soon. Warning, I am currently obsessed with dijon mustard and think it tastes great in everything I cook. So get ready.
This is one of the most precious pictures I have ever taken. I am so glad these sweet kiddos are our neighbors and I love how much these kids love each other. This picture is so full of joy and innocence and everything childhood should be. I just hope they know we will make them recreate this picture throughout the years…
Purging. It’s so good for my soul. Once I get on a purging roll, I can’t quit. A friend told me about this video which talks about the 10 piece wardrobe. Now, while I’m not ready for that extreme of a purge, it did force me to do a serious clean out. I was holding on to way too many worn out, hole-filled pieces of clothing, cheap clothes that have lost their shape after one washing, and clothes I haven’t worn in years. So, out with half of my closet.
While I was on a roll, I did a play room purge. It’s insane how many toys my children have. And you know what Keller played with for almost an hour tonight? An empty plastic bag. He just threw it up in the air, watched it float to the ground, then did it all over again. It was crazy how many toys we had that were broken. I ended up donating two big boxes of toys to a local charity. And you know what? My kids never even noticed.
To end this long, rambling comeback post, my new motto. Thanks to Emily Ley for this gem. I will be ordering a print with this quote to hang it my office! (Btw, she has free phone wallpaper graphics on her website, check them out!)
“I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.” -Emily Ley