Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hey Peeps!! Happy Friday to you all! Any fun plans this week?!?! As you know, it’s MOVING DAY!! Can I get a hells yay?!?! Even though it’s only going to be like 12 degrees outside, I am so ready to move and start waking up to the beautiful Lake Michigan everyday. As you can tell, I am linking up to Ms. Heather @ Housewife Glamour for another addition of Friday Favorites…what are you loving this week?

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Favorite Picture

I have no words...<3
I have no words…<3

 

Favorite Outfit

Cute casual

I have just about everything for this outfit but I LOVE the tee!!

Favorite Activity of the Week

I had an event on Tuesday at a bowling alley and Keely & Bob came with and Keely tried bowling for the first time and LOVED IT!! We will be going again very soon!
I had an event on Tuesday at a bowling alley and Keely & Bob came with and Keely tried bowling for the first time and LOVED IT!! We will be going again very soon!

Favorite Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30MpO54fyM – Paramore (crushcrushcrush)

Love listening to Paramore these days!!

Favorite “e-card”

Exactly!

So, so true!!

Have a great weekend, Sweets!! Cheers! XOXO

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WIAW

WIAW

It’s HUMP DAY!! Sorry for the MIA yesterday, I had a post all planned out in my head then once naptime came around it was ALL WORK and NO PLAY!! Anyways, I am hoping once we are all settled in the new place, I’ll get back into the swing of things. Now onto TODAY, it’s WIAW time, thanks to the wonderful Jenn for another awesome link-up. I love Wednesdays and seeing what everyone eats!! So Mr. Bob (the hubster) wanted to join in on the fun and he took pictures of his breakfast & dinner, no lunch…boo!! Enjoy…

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast

Bob's Breakfast - Egg Sandwich, Milk and Banana
Bob’s Breakfast – Egg Sandwich, Milk and Banana
My Breakfast - Scrambled Spinach Eggs, Gluten Free Toast with Almond Butter, Banana and Coffee
My Breakfast – Scrambled Spinach Eggs, Gluten Free Toast with Almond Butter, Banana and Coffee

Lunch

Such a YUMMY Bowl of Couscous, Black Beans, Corn and Peppers with a Green Smoothie
Such a YUMMY Bowl of Couscous, Black Beans, Corn and Peppers with a Green Smoothie

Dinner

Chicken Quesadillas and Wine...very, very light dinner.
Chicken Quesadillas and Wine…very, very light dinner.

So I guess looking at what Bob-O ate for breakfast and dinner, it’s not bad at all. He’s gotten so much better with his choices. Your Turn: what meal could you have all day long? a few years ago, I’d probably say cereal but now I could live off of eggs and my gluten free toast with almond butter…YUM!

Quote of the Day

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MIMM

MIMM

Happy Monday. Before we get going, let’s thank Katie @ Healthy Diva Eats for hosting another awesome MIMM. This weekend just flew by but that was totally cool with me because you know what…we are MOVING soon!! YAY!! I can’t believe the time has finally come and it will be bittersweet as this was our first house that we purchased together but here’s to a new chapter in our lives and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our little family.

Anyways, did you all have a good weekend? I have to say there is nothing cuter than little girls and how they interact with each other. On Friday, I had my hair appointment and brought Keely with since Katie (she does my hair) had her girls home which meant hair appointment/playdate. Katie and I were both a little nervous with how Keely and Layne (both 2) would play together but after a 15 minute warm-up for them both they were best friends.

Keely was slightly obsessed with little Harper who is 6 months old. Keely loves babies and I know one day, she would be a great big sister…not yet but maybe in 5 years…LOL! Well enough chit-chat, let’s get down to the CUTE stuff…

Marvelous is…

Little friends in the making!!
Little friends in the making!!
Girls are so funny!!
Girls are so funny!!

Your turn: what was one thing you enjoyed about being a little girl (or boy)? Mine was being able to play “house” or barbies ALL DAY LONG!!

Quote of the Day

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Five On Friday

Five On Friday

Happy Friday! Today, I am linking up to Darci at The Good Life Blog with her Five On Friday and am super excited to try a new link-up.

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG

1. We are a week out till we move and it’s official, I’m a little stressed with the packing. I think between packing & talking with cable & internet people, I need a big old glass of something stiff…lol

2. Keely’s had a little “winter vacation” with Gama & Gapa this week and my mom has taken some adorable pictures. They always have so much fun together and I know Keely just loves being with Grandma & Linus!!

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3. I have a much-needed hair appointment today but no highlights this time, I think I am going to wait till Spring.

4. I worked my first Expo for the Pet Supply Outlet, Wednesday night and was completely in my element. What isn’t there to love about tradeshows…NOTHING! 🙂

5. Keely and I have a My Gym date on Saturday and I can’t wait to cuddle and play all weekend with my little munchkin.

Quote of the Day

life. #quote #chelseahallgirl

Cheers to the weekend!! XOXO

Social Media & The Comparison Trap

Social Media & The Comparison Trap

Happy Thirsty Thursday Folks…well, at least that’s what I am calling it today as I’d love a glass of wine right about now…I know, I know, it’s morning but it’s “happy hour” somewhere. So Ms. Gina @ Fitnessista wrote a great post on Tuesday regarding Pinterest and that got me thinking after I was skimming through my Facebook posts, why do people feel to “compare” or at least what a “pat on the back” via social media. I thought that after I got married and had Keely that the comparing would stop but I think it has gotten worse!

While I was pregnant, I made a promise to not post bump pictures on Facebook, it wasn’t really my thing. I didn’t want people to interrupt it as, “look at me, I am all belly and look great.”  Now, if I would’ve had my blog back then, then yes, I probably would’ve done monthly updates but some people go crazy on Facebook with belly pictures (bare ones on top of it). I hate coming across as judgmental and I don’t feel like I am but I think some need to watch how they come across on social media sites.

I would read & look at pictures of other pregnant ladies and never compared myself to them. I loved my pregnant body. I only gained 24 pounds which was perfect for my body & Keely. I never looked at the scale or got worried at the number as I knew the number was going up because of a baby growing in my belly. I actually miss being pregnant as I had a rather good experience, now labor, well that’s a different story…LOL

Now fast forward to Keely being born…WOW, holy comparing. Again, I promised myself I wasn’t going to brag about how Keely was sleeping through the night at 4 weeks or how pumping was going so well. Just not my thing. If family or friends were to ask me, I’d mention it but try not to brag at all. Did I post pictures of Keely on Facebook, yes, because I just love her so much and wanted to show family & friends that we don’t see often pictures of her.

I feel that when she got a little older is when the comparing got even worse. Again, I am just not one to post things or brag about things. I get that Moms are excited about little things their little ones do but when every day you are posting something, it makes me think, “do you want an award or something?” Everybody is different being child or adult and we all grow & learn differently. Just because it may be happening, working, etc for you doesn’t mean it works for everyone. Yes, I am so happy with how Keely is as a little person and I will post pictures of her but I understand that she is different from me, Bob and all of us. She is her own person and is learning everyday about things. When we hit a new milestone or she learns something new, I tell my mom and Bob and anyone that may ask.

I really hope I didn’t offend anyone with this post but it’s something that always needs addressing as social media can lead to miscommunication & trouble. We all care for each other and are happy when good things are happening but all I say is watch how you write it. You never know if someone else is being offended by it or comparing themselves to your experience as it will be different for them as again, everyone is different and that’s what makes the world a great place.

Your turn: have you fallen into the social media comparison trap? 

Quote of the Day

There is NO WIN in comparison. You run your own race and I'll run mine.   Then across each of our respective finish lines we will get a big celebration going!

Trendy Tuesday

Trendy Tuesday

Welcome to a fashion post that will include what a SAHM wears during a week of craziness & fun!! I have to be honest, I completely forgot to take pictures on Saturday & Sunday but luckily I have pictures of similar outfits from before. Enjoy!!

Monday

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Plaid Shirt – Old Navy/Dark Jeggings – American Eagle/Boots – Target

Tuesday

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#whyamIstandinglikethat…Cardigan – Nordstroms Rack/Tank – Old Navy/Maroon Jeggings – AE/Sweater Boots – Kohls

Wednesday

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White Sox Hoodie – Present/Black Tank – Old Navy/Jeggings – Target/Hat – Target (this day we went to My Gym so I like to be comfortable.

Thursday

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Cardigan – Old Navy/Tee – Target/Jeggings – Target/Hat – Sports Authority/Boots – Kohls (again, this was an errand running day so I kept it simple plus pitchers and catchers reported on Thursday so I am ready for Baseball season)

Friday

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Plaid Shirt – Forever21/Jeggings – Forever21/Boots – Target (side of Keely equals ADORABLE)

After we did some Valentine’s Day fun that morning and afternoon, I changed into something more comfy…

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Cardigan & Tank – Target/Maroon Leggings – Very Jane/Legs Warmers – Cents of Style

Saturday

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Denim Shirt – Forever21/Jeggings (I wore black ones not mint) – Forever21/Scarf – Target/Boots – Target (side of Hanker – old picture, he’s bigger now)

Sunday

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Cardigan – Old Navy/Tee – Forever21/Olive Jeggings – Forever21/Boots – Kohls

So, that’s what my week of fashion looked like and I think once it gets nicer outside, I’ll give you a little Spring/Summer preview of a week of fashion as well. Hope you enjoyed it. 🙂 Your turn: what “trend” are you loving right now? I am still loving denim shirts. So versatile!

Quote of the Day

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MIMM

MIMM

Happy MIMM & President’s Day!! What would we would without our Presidents?!?! Anyways, I so enjoy linking up to Katie @ Healthy Diva Eats and look forward to Mondays. Today, I wanted to have a little “hashtag” fun with my post. Well let’s get this #P-A-R-T-Y started!!

Marvelous is…

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#toddlervalentines #couldcarelessaboutcards

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#bestjoggingmusic #flyleaf #listentoitNOW

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#flowers #love

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#heartshapedpizza #yum

For all my friends who have read the vampire academy series

#friendmoviedate #thevampireacademy #vampiresrock

I hope you enjoyed my little #hashtag party…LOL!! I hope you all have a fabulous week and don’t forget to check out more MIMM fun! Cheers! XOXO