The weekend has arrived. We don’t have much planned other than our normal sports activities of soccer and gymnastics for the kids. I am hoping the weather is nice though on Sunday so we can go for a spontaneous family day out. Those are always my favorite days, the unplanned ones that we just let the road take us. I might be bold and pack a picnic too. Can you tell I am longing for Spring.
I am on the mend from bronchitis which flared my vertigo up badly this week. So it’s been a tough one for me in terms of trying to get work done, run the kids here, there, and everywhere. My fevers still are coming in and out which just make me super hot one one moment and then super cold the next. I have come to the weekend though with the mindset that I refuse to let this keep me down any longer. I have work to catch up on, fun to be had with the kids, and I am tired of being sick and mopey. I am putting my big girl panties on and I am smiling through it.
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I have started reading Present Over Perfect this week. After seeing it on another blogger’s little loves as a recommend. I think it’s the type of book I need to read right now. Motivate me to live life in the moment more than on the fast track. I am a perfectionist at heart so it’s not always easy for me to let things slide that don’t really matter. I finished The Power and Caraval. The Power, was part of the Bookish Mamas Book Club choice. It was darker than expected and probably not one I would reread but it was definitely different. Caraval is a new favorite, I read it in a day.
I heard this week about the new facebook, instagram, and youtube changes. Did you freak out immediately like I did? I am sure I am not the only one that lives in fear of it’s forever changing algorithms and rules. It’s a constant battle for the little business like me to keep up with the ones that are at the top taking over the new changes and eating it up like butter. But I think we all need to just keep doing our best, working our hardest and trucking through it. These things sometimes have a full circle effect and I am just praying that it comes back to normal someday. Or I am just living in denial. Either way, I am trying not to let it affect my work and just keep loving, sharing and working as hard as I can and hope the universe repays me for it.
We had a lovely day out at the waterpark, the weather was so awful we decided to hop in the car and me and the kids go for a swim. I watched them hurl down water slides, around lazy rivers, dive into big wave pools all day. It was great exercise for me and bump too, even attempting our own water slide which had to be a sight for sore eyes. haha
This week’s vlog, was a big maternity shopping haul. I have been living in these gorgeous Jojo Maman Bebe outfits this week. Especially the knit sweaters because it’s been absolutely freezing outside still.
I have been turning store bought soup into delicious homemade creations. Sometimes I don’t always have time to make it all from scratch but that doesn’t stop me from adding a little extra to give it that homemade taste. What do you add to your soups? Check out my top tips to make any store bought soup that much more tasty in my post coming up. Stay tuned.
I am giving back to my readers with new giveaways each week for each category on my blog. So there will be something for everything to win as a huge thank you for the support over the years to help me keep this blog space going. From home interiors, food, fashion, baby, pregnancy, beauty and more, make sure to bookmark my giveaway page so you don’t miss out on any fab prizes. I have a few currently running already. Here is one for the babies… or if you know someone having a baby soon enter to win it for them as a great pressie!!!!
As always here are my favorite instagrammers this week and a fine roundup of their beautiful feeds from #lifecloseup. Click the photo below to check out their feeds and don’t forget to come follow along in Let’s Talk Mommy.