diaper bag c/o Lily Jade
We are past the six week mark with our little guy! In my opinion, the first six weeks are the roughest, and it’s true for this time around as well as the last. We are finally coming out of our newborn fog, and ready to start getting back to normal. Hopefully that includes sleeping for longer stretches at night. The other night, Nolan slept for over seven hours straight – so we are on our way!
Today I’m just sharing some things I’m loving lately. It’s always fun to get a few new recommendations, and I’m happy to share.
My Momiform: (That’s “mom uniform”.) A flannel shirt, vest, jeans, and boots. The weather keeps going up and down for us, and this outfit seems to keep me warm, but not too warm, regardless of the temperature. Plus it’s remixable, and usually looks pretty decent, no matter how much of a mess I feel.
Natalie Borton Jewelry: So I already love Natalie’s blog. (See: her guest post for my “Coffee with New Moms” series.) But she also has her own minimalist jewelry line. Thanks to an Instagram giveaway, I won her Paige necklace, and already I am wearing it on repeat. Want to check it out? Use my referral link for 10% off your first order!
This Is Us: My friends are getting tired of all of my Facebook statuses declaring my love of this show, but I don’t care. (Just kidding, I love you guys.) This show. It gets me every time. It may even top my love of Parenthood, it’s that amazing. So many good feels, tears shed, “I totally relate” moments. If you’re not watching it – watch it. (This scene with Mandy Moore totally describes my feelings while pregnant.)
Art Deco Beauty: This company recently sent me some makeup to try, and all of it is fabulous. They have a palette that is very similar to a very popular one on the market right now, and the only difference I see is that it’s a little smaller. The eyeshadow colors, as well as the lipstick and gloss, are great shades. Their lip products complement each other well, and the mascara makes my eyelashes look full and thick. Art Deco is new to the US, and I am already a fan.
Psalms: I’m giving my cloudy mom brain a rest by avoiding deep theological studies right now, and holding on to God’s promises in Psalms. I am using my new journaling Bible (the one I bought last year but never used), and it’s a fun, different way to impress the scriptures on my heart, with doodles and repetition.
This Post from LizzyLife: In this post, Elizabeth talks about being burned – literally, from a broken mug, to figuratively, in real-life relationships and situations. She just puts into words so beautifully something we really think and feel but hardly express.
Soy Lattes: Speaking of mugs! You may have seen my post on Instagram, talking about how I am giving up dairy for my littlest guy. I’m still sorting out how I feel about that one (the giving up dairy, not my little guy). But prior to this, I had not ever tried a soy latte, and now? I want one all the time. A vanilla soy latte, to be more specific. Also any amazing dairy-free recipes you have, send them my way.
Warmer Weather: I’m not a fan of how fickle weather is in Virginia, but I am grateful for opportunities to get out of the house. We went to the park yesterday, and I think it boosted everyone’s mood. Theo even made some new friends – he said, “Hi! My name is Theo!” And then my heart melted into a puddle.
New Car!!: Oh, yeah! We got a new-to-us Honda Pilot last week. I absolutely love it. It is super comfortable and so much easier to get the boys in and out of. It is such a blessing for our family! I am taking every chance I get to drive it. I’m so grateful for my husband, going to all the trouble of searching for the right car, testing out many, and finding one at the right price.
So, what are you loving lately?