Books I Can’t Put DownπŸ“š

Books I Can’t Put DownπŸ“š

The Home Edit is myyyyyyy favorite! Best coffee table book ever. You wanna get inspired?! Take a peak in there and then get to “editing” and organizing! I loved organizing by color, but they really know how to aesthetically please the eye! And “it’s a system!” So everything should have a space, easy to find/put away, and really work with the flow of the household chaos. 🌈 Easier said than done, but! Once it is done – LIFE. CHANGING!

Where The Crawdads Sing is the most beautiful, thrilling book I’ve read in a while! It’s a coming of age, love story, murder mystery😍. This girl, Kya, has endured so much throughout her childhood, and evolves into a lady, all by her lonesome (I couldn’t even imagine! This girl is seriously badass!) . It’s a book I literally can’t put down. If you’ve been out of the reading game for a while, and need a good book to pull you back in to it, this one is your winner! I promise you, you will not regret a single. πŸ‘πŸΌ page. πŸ‘πŸΌ 😌😍

1-2-3 Magic has been a GOD SEND to our household! Because toddlers/kids are HARD! And if you’re anything like me, you want to break the cycle of how you were raised, and parent more calmly, effectively, and happily (like the cover explains 😜 ). But this book honestly gave me the mental tools to deal with tantrums and attitudes, and when I feel myself going in circles with them (because sometimes I want to give them a chance, and this book allows 3 chances, but I catch myself not keeping up with it sometimes… my husband on the other hand is a fucking πŸ‘πŸΌ champ πŸ‘πŸΌ at using the 123 Magic method and reminds me to just count and stick to it, rather than drive myself crazyπŸ€ͺ (God I love him!😌πŸ₯°) and I gotta say, the method fucking worksπŸ™ŒπŸ½! Worth a shot if you find yourself spiraling with the kiddos! Just try not to forget to count ’em like me, and it’s smooth sailing (promise! It’s worth the read! So incredibly helpful!)!

Fall Wardrobe Staples

Fall Wardrobe Staples

Anyone else find themselves needing some new clothing staples, but can’t seem to find anything for the life of you anywhere?! πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I looked in a few of my favorite stores over the weekend (Ross, Marshalls, Burlington, Old Navy.. gimme all the deals!) and to my shock, because I usually can find at least a few loves for a great price, but NOPE! I found ONE thing! And it’s not even near cold enough to wear yet 😭πŸ₯΅ It’s a black and white distressed sweater with stars on it 🀩😍 isn’t it funny how tattered, ripped clothing is literally the chΓ­cest fad?! I’m here for it though πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ€© I love how comfortable and care free, yet still put together, it looks!

I think my biggest trouble not finding anything was A) I couldn’t try anything on because dressing rooms are closed due to Covid 😭 and B) I refuse to pay too much for certain thingsπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ. For example, a really simple, pretty lace embroidered tank top (to wear under my sweaters): $29! For reals?!?! I will scour the internet and find it for less, OR! I’ll pay $29 as long as it come’s with 2 or 3, not just 1 πŸ€ͺ.

So my shopping at brick and mortar places was a complete bust. Which sucked.. but, at least we have the internet! I love to use Poshmark, Mercari, and of course, Amazon. And if you’re intrigued by Poshmark and decide to sign up, use code @PoshyMa for a $10 credit towards your first purchase! You can also sign up for Mercari and get up to $30 with my invitation link here!

But where I always seem to find what I want/need- Amazon takes the cake on availability/pricing/ease of looking for wtf you want πŸ€ͺ🀣😁πŸ₯³ So ladies, best of luck this fall with your fall staples! It’s a different season then usual, so lets embrace the internet lol

The BEST Damn Blueberry Muffins Ever!

The BEST Damn Blueberry Muffins Ever!

We’re big on muffins in this household.

And with that being said… here’s the link to this genius recipe πŸ˜‚πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ³

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/2868-jordan-marshs-blueberry-muffins

Now I have to forewarn you, and maybe it’s just me with this muffin, maybe I’m making them too big πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I don’t really know (I probably am filling the cups up too much πŸ™ˆ)… but so far, the two times I’ve made these absolutely delightful, tasty muffins, the tops break off πŸ₯Ί when I’m trying to get them out of the pan 😭

BUT!

Here’s the silver lining that my sweet husband pointed out-
the tops are the best part πŸ˜‹

And then, I put the bottoms in another container and we devour it all within days πŸ˜‹

THESE MUFFINS ARE SERIOUSLY πŸ‘πŸΌ SO πŸ‘πŸΌGOODπŸ‘πŸΌ!


In case you’re in need of some muffin tins or containers! These are such a great deal!

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

The title says it all folks. I’ve enrolled us (gotta love parent participation πŸ˜πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜’) in swim lessons. Parker is 5 and we’ve been meaning to sign her up last yr but, life πŸ™†πŸΌ so we’re finally doing it! And figured why not do classes for Marley too. She turn’s 2 in July, and “they say” the earlier, the better, right?!

Right πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ(let’s get it straight before people say they love/hate parent participation classes πŸ™‹πŸΌthis ain’t my first rodeo. I have done yearsss of parent participation classes πŸ˜‚Marley and I even do a parent participation gymnastics class on Tuesdays right now, while P is in her big girl class 😊But swimming sucks because I have to shave, wear a bathing suit, get in the water (not that I hate water but it’s been way cooler than usual in Roseville, CA and its cold in the dang pool!), and then encourage my child πŸ‘πŸΌ that is cold πŸ‘πŸΌ as well πŸ‘πŸΌ lol. So it’s just sometimes rough😳, but fun at times😎, and actually really rad to see the growth, and experience it so closely with them. But girrrrrrl 😢shits cold, shaving sucks, and it was every day last week 😐3 more classes left! πŸ™ŒπŸΌI’m done!

My sweet Parker girl has never loved getting her eyes wet (even closed, I mean of course eyes are closed in water lol, but I’m just saying water on the eyes in any way, is torture to this kid😳), getting splashed in a pool, splash pads are a forbidden for her🚫, and she will bawl her eyes out when any of these events happens😭. Life πŸ™†πŸΌπŸ™ˆyay. So when daddy and I mentioned we’re starting lessons.. and then the actual day comes and we start lessons 😟😬

The girl was devastated. A complete, terrified, wreck. And I am a total sap for fear. And something really frightening you. And getting past it. And my husband and I are all for not emotionally damaging our childπŸ™ŒπŸΌ. We related. We explained. We showed examples. Heck, I even scheduled the classes to where Parker watches Marley and I go first. And then we watch big sister when we’re done!

That first day was the hardest.

Marley was so/so the first day. It was SO hot! So she had no problem just getting acquainted with the water. But when it came time to try to blow bubbles in the water.. she was not a fan. But with a few distractions has always come around in class and ends up enjoying it. No worriesπŸ™ˆ, mama is just dealing with emotions left and right from these girls, it just takes time for them to come around πŸ˜¬πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Today was day 5 (it’s felt like we’ve been doing this for a month now lol). And BOTHπŸ™ŒπŸΌ. GIRLSπŸ™ŒπŸΌ. Not only got through the class with no tears, but made leaps and bounds! πŸŠπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

We may have told P after that first rough day, that if she could be brave and get her face wet without any tears, she could pick out a small toyπŸ™†πŸΌ.. a little something to give her the drive to actually want to try (instead of crying and being a complete wreck every time her face got wet😳😭) so she can get a toyπŸ™†πŸΌ. And ever since we made that negotiation

She has been a complete champ!

No shame. I don’t consider that bribing. I consider that facing her fear, and rewarding her for succeeding at it!

And ever since getting her face in the water, and overcoming that huge step, she really likes swim lessons (hallelujah!πŸ™ŒπŸΌ)! And now we have a 2 day break over the weekend and she’s ready for more! I told her we still luckily have 3 more classes next week, and are you ready for it?! She said: “that’s it?! I want to swim every day like we’ve been doing!” So.. I might sign her up again?! πŸ™†πŸΌwe’ll see if it works out to get another 2 weeks in before our camping trip in August☺️But Marley and I.. I think we’ll stick to just this round of classes for the summer πŸ™…πŸΌ

I just love that my husband and I are so sensitive to their little soles. And so on the same page in life. I think it’s really important to talk about feelings so that we’re able to feel strong and confident in hard/unknown situations and know that you’re feelings matter. We’re here to guide you. You can always talk to us. And if you’re ever uncomfortable with something please let us know. But swimming is something almost everyone does. And I promise you, you want in on swimming fun for the rest of your life with confidence that you wont drown. Point blank πŸ™†πŸΌ

I feel like I’m ranting on now and should let you go lol

So! I hope you all are having a great summer! And to sum up this post…

I’m almost positive my kids enjoy water now. Bath time is now shower time πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ I’ve reached a new milestone and baths are only at will now lol P has been able to shower now for a while and Marley LOVES showers now.

Our water journey shall continue!

How is your summer going?! Can anyone relate to going to swim lessons with your kiddos? Did they hate water? How do you overcome hard situations with your children? Let’s chat about it! I’d love to hear from ya’all!😊