Good Intentions

December 16, 2016

It seems as though I always have good intentions of sitting down to write in this little space of mine and then the couch just somehow takes over those good intentions. I swear sometimes it's like it wraps it's leather arms around me and says "cuddle me, don't leave." Which is exactly what I did all. week. long. Ok, so I worked a little, helped coach swim practice, and volunteered a little too but ultimately, when I got home me and the couch did some major bonding this week. I will say, in my defense, that I was just giving it some time to get ready for our 2 weeks together that starts today! Woohoo! 
Long, long ago...ok it wasn't that long ago...but when I first started blogging link ups were my jam. I use to find so many blogs to follow and it was a great way for people to see my blog too. So when I started this new little blog of mine, I knew that joining in on one of my favorite Friday link ups was a must. So here is my Five on Friday

1. Christmas vacation starts today and I literally couldn't be more excited. You can tell that everyone at school is ready for a break and I can't say that I blame them. I plan to do a lot of sitting, blogging, and working in Adilynn's room. 
2. Speaking of Adilynn's room, we are slowly making progress. Furniture is officially set up, clothes are sorted through from what we have been given so far, and now all that is left is to hang up the decorations we got so I can sit in her room and imagine what life is going to be like in about a month and a half. Holy smokes... I have so much time yet so little time to prepare. I can't wait to show it all off to you. I mean, if you are extra curious, you can follow me on instagram. It's not like I'm good at keeping things hidden. 
3. I have followed Emily's blog forever and have always adored her planners but when she wrote the book "Grace not Perfection" I knew that she was  girl after my own heart. I recently purchased her book and I'm looking forward to a great book study with one of my favorite ex-bloggers/still best friends. I feel like this book is going to speak straight to my soul as I adjust to having a newborn while balancing work, marriage, coaching, and being a friend to my girls. I'm hoping I can do a weekly book report on it. 
4. Christmas shopping is actually almost completely finished. I have a few gift cards left to buy and need to stuff Michael's stocking but I am loving having everyone kind of checked off on my list. Michael and I gifted ourselves our "big" items this year a little early but you better believe I wrapped those boxes and stuck them under the tree. There is just something that never gets old about opening gifts on Christmas morning. 
5. I'm slowly knocking out my to do list for December. I'ts crazy that we are already half way through the month. The time is flying for sure. I have a favor for anyone out there who just happens to stumble on my blog. I am looking for a website that has gowns for a maternity photo shoot. I've tried Etsy, Pink Blush, amazon (yes really) and just can't seem to find what my heart has in mind. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for something I will wear once but I am not a huge fan of the sheet sheet looking dresses that are "in style" currently. Any suggestions out there blog world? 

I hope you all have an amazing Friday and a great weekend. I am looking forward to cooler weather, sleeping in, and enjoying some time off. 


  1. The nursery looks perfect! I'm super curious to hear what you think about Emily Ley's book. I was interested at first but when I started doing a little more research into her/her brand I found A LOT of really negative reviews and complaints about customer service. Good luck on the gown search!

  2. I will tell you, my recommendation for finding a dress for a maternity shoot is to look at the non-maternity stuff! A lot of dress styles have room for a belly, and opening it up to non--maternity gives you alot more options! Check Jane.con, that's where I got my last one (scroll down the sidebar on my blog to see a picture).

  3. I used to love a link up as well....I need to start participating in those again! The nursery is looking GREAT!! What is your due date? Enjoy your Christmas break!!

  4. I'm glad you talked about that book, I forgot about it but it was one I wanted to read! Writing it down on my list now :) I love that you wrapped the boxes haha. I told my husband I wanted a big, nice full length mirror for Christmas. The other day he said "So hypothetically if I get you a mirror, how would I even wrap it and put it under the tree?" I just laughed and said slap a bow on it, that's what I would do! I find that the older I get the more my Christmas list involves things that won't fit under the tree ;)

  5. Have you started or read the book my Ash? I have only just started and I am loving it! I am also caught up with the book Make It Happen by Lara Casey and completing my Powersheets x