Now that I am starting to get a fairly manageable daily routine in place, I am happy to announce that I am getting back to my calligraphy. I have missed working on invitations for more than a year now, but I am back in business...
Funny enough, I had some sweet blogging friends emailing me asking if I was ever going to get back into it, and it really made me wonder if I could figure a way to make it work...well, it seems I have (during nap time and when Caroline is occupied on her activity mat) and I am excited to work on something I am passionate about again. I am completing my first order right now, and already have 2 additional orders to fulfill this fall-yippee!!
This past Sunday, prayers were answered in and around Nashville and we FINALLY got a substantial amount of rain! We were so excited. We spent our afternoon catching up on TV, doing laundry, and spending time with Caroline just soaking up the free time...it was such a welcomed day of rest.
One of my summer goals was to cook dinner at least 2 nights a week. Thanks to our menu planning for each day of the week, I am tackling that to-do and even making a habit to do it 3 or 4 times a week...obviously we can't eat out as much as we used to, so we're having date nights in these days and enjoying cooking dinner together! We assign each day of the work week a specific idea, and go from there...Mondays are chicken nights now so we'll do Buffalo Chicken Breasts, Chicken and Dumplings, Barbeque Chicken on the grill, etc and we love that we have a "base" from which to work from to make planning our dinners a lot easier.
My availability for the next two weeks is minimal...I swear it's crazy just how much we pack into the summertime, but I can't lie and say I don't love every minute of it. From Junior League committee meetings starting to hair appointments to lunch dates to getting ready to take in all the festivities for Candice's wedding, I need to buckle up and make sure I stay on track and don't forget something!
Public Service AnnouncementI am standing on my soapbox today to deliver some advice...I, like many of you out there, worship the sun and can think of nothing better than to lounge by the pool soaking up the rays and getting a good summer "glow", but last week I decided to take a visit to my dermatologist for a skin check. Let't just say it had been
For some reason, I am having a really hard time keeping up my exercise habits as of late. Blame it on the heat, the fact of having to cart around an infant to the gym, or my sheer lack of willpower, but this momma needs to jump back on the bandwagon and SOON! I still have 3 more pounds to shed and I know it's not just going to fall off like it used to. I'm still working out, just not as much as I am accustomed to. Maybe my body was trying to tell me to take a little "break" of sorts...not to mention I have got to work on this neverending sweet tooth that I can't seem to shake. If you've got some good motivation tips to get me back in motion, send them my way please!
Until next time my dear sweet friends...happy hump day!