It’s the last day of August – and um, where did it go? I feel like I blinked and now it’s gone. Can we possibly just agree to start it over, please? I mean, it’s my birthday month. I don’t think I’m asking too much.
However, in honor of all the good things that are coming (Fall! Apples! Halloween! Pumpkins! Crisp leaves! Boots!), I’m only going to mourn for a second (whew, done!), and then look back in celebration at some of my favorites from this month.
This is a new style of post: the “Mama Loves List”. It’s basically me saying, here are some of my absolute favorites right now, because I want you to enjoy them too.
I know, I know. You probably already read the whole story of my newest obsession. (Oh wait, you didn’t? Go back and check it out!) But did you also know Cortney and I will be hosting a giveaway on my Instagram page? You’ll want to get in on that.
Food/Drink: Morning Cup of Coffee
It’s the thing I can’t seem to quit while pregnant. And luckily, I don’t have to, as my doctor says one a day is fine. But that one cup…oh how I treasure and appreciate it so much more than I used to. Thanks for always being there, coffee.
New Brand Discovery: Larimar Bliss
Larimar Bliss sent me their Apart Bypass Ring to try – isn’t it pretty? Larimar is a stone found only in the Dominican Republic. Some call it the “Stone of Atlantis,” it’s created by volcanic activity, and it is said to have holistic healing attributes for balance and wellness, and most of all? They’re handcrafted by local craftsmen, with fair wages and ethical standards. Currently they are having a promotion where this very same ring is free with any purchase! Check them out.
So I have to say it: Southwest is the best. We had such a great experience flying to Seattle; consequently, I have to sing their praises (not sponsored or prompted, by the way). Free checked bags; also free snacks. And you can tell people there actually like their jobs, because they are all so friendly. Even if you have an antsy toddler. More on that to come.
Beauty: Formula X The System XCEL
Influenster sent me this amazing DIY gel nails system from Formula X, with TGIF, a beautiful coral color, in addition. If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek. I’ve never actually done gel nails in a salon, and definitely not at home, so this was a new experience for me. While I was new at it, the system couldn’t be easier. As a result, I had nails that didn’t chip five minutes after I painted them. (Trust me, that never happens.) Actually, it’s been over 24 hours – and no chips! I might have to use this every time I paint my nails.
Blog Post: 11 Bible Verses for the Exhausted Mama
Finally, my friend Gina writes this awesome blog, Holding the Distaff. And she shared this post that absolutely speaks to me right now, and maybe you, and probably every mom out there. Whether you have one kid you’re chasing, or three like Gina (with an adoption going on, too), or even more – take a minute to read this.