Let’s Chat! {a talking date}

Oh me, oh my. It’s Friday!! Have I mentioned I’ve been a solo-parent this week? Yup, we’ve been alone for the first time since Miss Julia was three months old (and honestly, that whole time was a blur and I’m surprised we both made it out alive). This time it’s been going pretty well, actually. I owe the time passing quickly (and well) to a few things:

  1. Facetime. Whoever came up with Facetime over at Apple is a certified genius.
  2. A babysitter. My entire outlook on life changed once Julia started going to a sitter a couple times a week. If that sounds a little dramatic, it’s because that’s totally how I feel. I get stuff done around the house (without having little hands “undo” everything I just did), I work, write, and catch up on emails (without having little hands try to “help” me type and close my computer), and I just have some time for myself (without…you know…having a little person all up in my business).
  3. Packing. I’m going home next week. My husband is a short flight away from New Mexico, so we’re meeting there and seeing the family. We love any chance we can get to visit home, so I’m pretty excited. I’ll be flying solo with Julia, so I’m sure I’ll have some tales to share about that adventure! 

Have you seen this commercial (below)? Tears. Lots and lots of tears. (To be fair, I think my husband even teared up, and he doesn’t even like gum!)

I’ll have an entire post about this in the next couple weeks, but I need to give a shout-out to Kathryn over at Singing Through The Rain. She recently gave my Pinterest boards an overhaul and I love what she did.

I was at Hobby Lobby this week—aka, my second home—and when I turned the corner, Fall practically smacked me in the face. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE autumn, but I just wasn’t expecting it in…you know…June.

I just downloaded Savannah Blues by Mary Kary Andrews, because I need a new book to read after finishing my last one, MWF Seeking BFF (see my review about it here). I hate admitting this, but I actually stopped reading a book before that one. The Monuments Men seemed like it’d be right up my alley, but I just couldn’t get into it. The author skipped around way too much, and tried to weave a storyline in with historical details, but it never really came together. I read a few reviews before I decided to give up on it, and they said it picked up and became more cohesive around the middle of the book. Unfortunately, my time is too valuable to trudge along and get to the middle, so I watched the movie instead. The movie, on the other hand, was much better than the book. Also, in other book news, I picked up a signed copy of Emily Giffin’s The One and Only (this makes my second signed book by her; see the other one here—woot woot!)

Stitch Fix seems to be everywhere (okay, mostly on Instagram), and I’ve always been curious about what it’s like. My friend gave her readers a peek into her first box—sounds pretty cool and would possibly help make my wardrobe a little less drab. 

Lately I’ve been inching away from Paleo. Not completely, but I just need some pasta in my life. A new blog I’ve been reading posted the recipes she made this week and I pinned three of them. And….now my stomach’s growling again.

Are you a new mom? Are you pregnant? Do you want to have a baby in the future? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should read this quick post about four things the author wishes she knew before she had her baby. I love what she said.

Speaking of little ones, I need to do a recap on Julia one of these days. She’ll be 15 months old on the 8th—crazy, right? She currently gives hugs (swoon) and says Mama, bella, baba (bottle), ma (more), fish, ice, and uh-oh. She also makes noises that sound like she’s trying to say thank you, here ya go, and all done. And when she wants to, she signs more, all done, milk, and we’re working on the sign for cheese. I really need to work on more signs with her.

All in all, it was actually a good week! I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂

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  1. I haven't been to Hobby Lobby for a while but you must be kidding me – autumn stuff in the beginning of June???? That's VERY early.

  2. Thanks for the shout out! 🙂 I am interested in trying stitch fix too but I really enjoy the thrill of the hunt when it comes to shopping…I am afraid stitch fix would take all the fun out of it for me! But it sure would be nice to have someone else come up with some unique picks for a change. Hope you are having fun in New Mexico!

  3. Hope the solo flying goes well! First time I did it with our son, I almost canceled the return flight and rented a car to drive home 😉 Needless to say, now that I've flown solo with TWO kids, I'll fly alone with one any day 😉 HA!

    I want to try stitch fix, too, but have to wait until after baby is born 🙂 Instead I'm trying jamberry…. because, ya know, apparently I need to try something?

    And loved the Monuments Men movie. I just ordered the Divergent series to read — because, ya know, being in the middle of 3 other books isn't enough for me. But I loved that movie and decided to try the book. Hoping it will revive the motivation I need to finish editing my novel, dang it!

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