Things I’m Loving

Happy Tuesday!

I thought it’d be fun to blog about something not baby related, lol. I do have some parent/baby things on here, but whatever.

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Starbucks Almondmilk Honey Flat White w/ Blonde Espresso
Oh my gosh… this drink is so good! It’s warm and creamy but not super sweet. So yummy & it’s dairy free and fairly low calories (if you care, ha).

The Ollie Swaddle
We used a few other swaddles before switching M to this one. It’s not cheap, but the first night she wore it she slept 5+ hours so…. I’ll take it. Sometimes she busts her arm out, but it usually holds all night. Also, once she can roll we can swaddle under the arms and keep using it. WIN.

The West Wing
Have you guys heard of this show? (I’m kidding… it aired 1999-2006.) All seven seasons are on Netflix. K and I are bingeing them for a second time right now. I will warn you… it will potentially make you more sad/angry/disgusted with our current administration. Ugh.

Taking Cara Babies
When I was asking for parenting/sleep advice Erin introduced me to Cara at Taking Cara Babies. After following her IG for a few weeks I decided to take her “Will I Ever Sleep Again” 0-12 week newborn sleep class. M is not a fussy baby, so I didn’t really need the calming lessons, but the schedule and tips and education has been invaluable!  Right now M eats at 8:30/9pm and then sleeps until 3am. She eats again and sleeps until 7am. One wake up at the age of 7 weeks? I’ll take it.

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I haven’t done much reading, but I’m currently working on this book. I am LOVING it so far. I will share my final thoughts on the next SUYB link up!

SNOW!
We are finally getting some snow and I am SO happy about it!

What are you loving lately?

I Love Sundays

This Sunday was such a perfect day. I love Sundays because of their lazy nature. I usually start the day with church & a family breakfast, but this weekend my husband took the day off and we played hooky from all responsibility. It was fantastic.

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Our dogs let us sleep in later than usual so I didn’t even roll out of bed until 9:45! I let K sleep in a little later while I let the pups out to potty, fed them breakfast, and surface-cleaned the first floor. I was scrolling through blogs and snacking on a blueberry muffin & some tea when K came downstairs.

We decided we needed a humidifier in our house (it’s like an electricity factory up in here) so I convinced K to drive up north with me to a larger city so we could browse Target (and get Starbucks). He agreed to go (WHICH NEVER HAPPENS) so we got dressed and left for “the big city” around 11:30.

Shopping with K is like shopping with a 7 year old.
“Will you buy me this?”
“Can I just get one more thing?”
“I don’t wanna stand in line.”
“No! Don’t leave me with the cart!”
He’s so ornery. Despite his immaturity, I love shopping with him. We found the humidifiers and picked one out. They had some nice, mature models, but we liked the frog one, so we went with that. Maybe we both turn into 7 year olds….

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Freddy the Frog

So we came to Target for one inexpensive thing and ended up spending $150. How does that always happen??! We did find some neat artwork for the bathroom and the dining room, so I’m not upset about it. Also, we grabbed some snacks for the NASCAR race (which we missed the start of because I lost track of time).

Another plus to the afternoon? I got my last star at Starbucks and I am now a GOLD CARD MEMBER! Yessssss!

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My excitement level is embarrassingly high.

We headed home and turned on the Daytona 500 to find we’d only missed 7 laps! Woo! As I mentioned recently (25 Facts About Me), I am a huge NASCAR fan. It’s the only sport my hubby & I watch regularly. The race was sooo good (except the final lap- stupid caution)!

Race Day SNACKS!
Race Day SNACKS!

The race ended just in time for K to head to his church meeting. I put the cuddly pups away and drove to my grandparent’s house for Sunday Supper. (It’s a weekly thing.) When dinner was finished I scrolled through Facebook and saw friends of ours lost their dog. My mom and I decided we’d drive out to their property and make a few passes calling for the pup. We didn’t have any luck, but we’re all still holding out she finds her way home.**

K and I arrived home at the same time so he went downstairs to his office to do some work because I flipped on the Oscars. (I’ll catch up with Downton Abbey tonight!) I love, love, love that Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel won so many awards! He’s one of my favorite directors!!

I was tweeting about the Oscars and about Downton Abbey. PetSmart favorite-d AND replied to my #PetParents tweet and DA re-posted my tweet! That’s never happened! I was/am pretty excited!!

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We ended the day by going to bed at the same time and drifting off to the end of the award show. It was a simple day, but it was a happy day!

What’s your favorite day of the week? Do you like lazy days or do you prefer the busier ones?

 -Louise

**The lost dog has been found & is now safe and warm at home!

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey