Hola! This week was a roller coaster in our house filled with some hard curveballs. I’m glad the weekend is here. I’m hoping it is filled with some play time in Central Park (we only have 3 weeks left to enjoy it), a solid run and some fantastic sleep. Clearly, I’m a party animal on the weekends.
Before I dive into weekend bliss though, I wanted to share my Friday Favorites!
Pink Hunter Rain Boots
Dave got me these pink rain boots for Valentines Day and I’m wearing the heck out of them. They are easy to throw on (sometimes boots that zip are just too much work for this mama), they keep my feet warm (unless it is really cold) and they are comfortable. And they are PINK. All around win.
A few months ago I purchased a cd on iTunes called scripture lullabies and I play it while I rock Andi to sleep. I’ve been making a conscious effort to not use my phone to check e-mails or scroll through social media while rocking her at night. Instead, I try to use that time to just sit, be still and rest or pray. I love having this music on while I sit with her. It seems to really soothe Andi Rose and it encourages my heart as I sit with her and meditate on the words of the scriptures.
Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer
This International Delight Sweet Cream coffee creamer is the jam. I like my coffee sweet. Actually, I like creamer with just a hint of coffee flavor. It is really sweet, so a little goes a long way. I don’t drink coffee everyday, but on the days I do I pour this in and it warms my soul.
The Wonder Weeks App
I drink coffee because I don’t sleep at night. I don’t sleep at night because Andi will sometimes wake up and cry for 5 minutes and then go back to sleep while I lay in bed awake for 2 more hours wondering what the heck woke her up. It’s a problem. Lately, Andi Rose has been getting harder to handle and I’ve been feeling really drained because it is like she has these crazy mood swings and I can’t decide if she’s sick, teething or bi-polar. I randomly pulled up the Wonder Weeks app on my phone last night to see if she was going through a leap and sure enough! It told me that during this phase, Andi should be acting jealous (she freaks when I hold Atlas), waking up randomly and being extra clingy. I wanted to cry when I read it because I was thinking, “Oh my gosh! She’s normal! This is just a phase!” I’m hoping she is back to her happy self soon, but in the meantime at least the Wonder Weeks app makes me feel like her mood swings are perfectly acceptable.
Jo Malone Perfume
I got this perfume a few months ago and it has quickly become my favorite scent. It smells clean & ‘springy’ (because ‘springy’ is totally a scent) and I can’t stop wearing it. I like it so much I want to spray it on before bed at night, but that seems wasteful?
My Sister’s Blog
My sister recently started a blog and every single one of her posts have been so so good. They are such encouraging reads and I love seeing them pop up in my inbox when she publishes them! If you want to be uplifted, definitely check it out!
That rounds out my favorites for this week. What are you loving lately?