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One Month Old Update

Baby Update:

Baby Archer is 11lbs 3 oz and I can’t remember how long!

Baby boy had a growth spurt at 3 weeks and a mental leap at 4.5 weeks (based on the Wonder Weeks App which tracks mental development and is really cool so see how he’s growing mentally as well as physically) and will have another growth spurt at 6 weeks. So, what does a growth spurt look like? Nursing 24/7 and fighting sleep. Yaaaaay! I thought something was wrong but nothing is wrong, it’s just really hard.

Mom Update:

Mama is ***lbs and who cares ounces and still not cleared to work out so whatevs.

I’m pretty much all healed up from the outside (I had a C Section). There are some days I’m in more pain than others but God bless the ability to take Advil again!! I haven’t been cleared for working out just yet which is weird since I was so active during my pregnancy. My incision is doing well, but still numb, isn’t that crazy?! I’m at a complex point where I’m not sure what to wear. At all. If it fits, I’m not confident I can nurse in it if I’m out and I haven’t worn real, non maternity pants yet…

Mom Care: 

I’ve attempted a quiet time a few times. I’m using Lara Casey’s Write the Word because it’s so stinkin’ simple. One passage of scripture and a journal section. But that’s still too much for me sometimes and it takes me multiple days to get through just one! My current, consistent self care is making a cup of coffee every day. I get to drink it at some point after as many 30 second microwaves as it takes and it’s great. I also get out of the house for a new moms bible study once a week with Archer and I’ve loved it.

Gear We Love:

We had a swing game changer this month. We had the fancy Mamaroo that we never used because it’s called a swing but it’s not really a swing. So we bought an old school swing. And y’all, Archer is a new baby. My. Word. He loves it. It has a mobile and music that he loves. I’m pretty sure his first smile will be at the swing, not his loving parents.


(This is the swing we got).

Diaper Update:

We’re using Pampers size 1 now, we switched from Huggies because we ran out but I like Pampers for this size more than Huggies (I did NOT like Pampers in newborn!!) We have a big pooper with skinny little legs so blowouts are definitely likely!! (look at this size difference in Size 1 between the brands!) Huggies Natural Care wipes are still my favorite.


I bought these wipes travel packs from Amazon that are refillable to keep around the house and in the diaper bag.

I also found out that these bags are totally helpful when changing a diaper out.

What Are We Wearing?


Archer is wearing 0-3 month size (3 month in Carter’s size which is most of what we have). A few Newborn gown sleepers still work but he rarely wears those.


We start the day in a onesie and add pants if we’re going out. If we’re staying in all day then he’s wearing a footie onesie, usually zippered but I allow snaps during the day (NOT at night, yikes). He only poops through clothes once typically. PJ’s are a zippered onesie and we swaddle him in a light swaddle or not at all (the startle reflex doesn’t really wake him up!)

Me: Still living in nursing tank tops with a rotating jacket or flannel. I love these tanks off of Amazon and these short sleeve cardigans. I’ll wear maternity shorts or leggings with that. I don’t leave the house much so it works. Plus the weather hasn’t really cooled down yet so layers are great. I’m working on a capsule wardrobe for the fall/winter so I will keep you posted on that! Let’s just say there will be a LOT of cozy cardigans in my future…

Lessons Learned This Month:

Don’t be afraid to try something new if what you have is not working. This goes for diaper brands, pacifiers, bottles, everything.

Limit your locations. I started getting out more this month. I got confident in nursing and would just go to the bathroom to nurse when needed wherever I was and Archer did great and napped in between! I, however, was EXHAUSTED at the end of the day because I didn’t nap when he did. So I limited my locations. 2 was ideal but 3 was my MAX. If I’ve hit a 3rd location, I need to head home soon after.

Don’t expect normalcy yet. Nothing will be the same day to day, apparently it’s not supposed to be yet. (It’s my first time too, so I have no idea!)

It‘s okay if you don’t want people to touch or hold your baby. I felt guilty not letting people hold my baby until I remembered, oh wait, it’s my baby. He hasn’t gotten his shots yet and a stomach bug is going around so I would just rather not. I have yet to master a kind, non-awkward way to tell people no, besides wearing the baby in a carrier. As a note, I’ll almost always let another mom hold Archer if they ask. They’ve done it before so I trust them most.

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Books I Stopped Reading in July

Books I read in July…a.k.a. books I made myself stop reading. For real. I didn’t finish one book in July.

With a baby coming in 2ish weeks, ain’t nobody got time to read books that don’t impress me. So here’s a list of the books that I put down and why I put them down. If you love them, feel free to make your defense in the comments below! I’ll definitely give them another try!

Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
I tried really hard with this one, I made it about 1/3rd of the way through but the subject matter stressed me out and wasn’t giving me life so I put it down.




This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick
I don’t know if it’s because I live in a big city or I live in the same city I grew up in, but this book really didn’t bring me much new information! It was a little too wordy for me and would be a great read from someone who has moved to a new place or someone who moves a lot, but alas, neither of those are me.





Young Wives Club by Julie Pennell
This was a spontaneous library pickup. I MAYYYYBE made it a quarter of the way through before the whininess of the characters got to me. Would maybe be a good beach read but I was not on a beach.





The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
I’ll probably pick this one back up, but I just didn’t finish it in July. It’s an easy one to pick up and put down. I’ve read other books by this author and really enjoyed them!





Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
I didn’t get a chance to read this before I had to return it to the library. Sad day!! Looks like a charmingly light mystery series, perfect for a pregnant hormonal person like me. 😉






This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

I put this book on hold and forgot about it…reading about the subject matter I realized I’m not at a place emotionally where I can read a book like this, so it’s shelved for now but I’ve heard wonderful things and will return to it! Have you read it?





Okay – here they are, the sad books that didn’t make it through July. Have you read them? Would you advocate for them to be picked up again? Sound off in the comments below! 🙂



My Go-To Skillet Pasta Dishes


There’s always that one random box of pasta you don’t know what to do with…surely I’m not the only one! The one you usually just dump a jar of marinara over and call it a day? Yeah that one.

Well hold your Ragu people – I have some answers for you! These taste WAY better and don’t take much more time or dishes to make. And I’ve made every one of these recipes myself so I can vouch for their ease and tastiness personally.

Plus, they are easy to add extra veggies to, they can feed a crowd and they reheat like a charm, what’s not to love?

  1. Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini
    Tip: Buy some frozen tortellini so you don’t have to worry about the fresh stuff going bad before you have a chance to make it – Aldi has a great one.
  2. Cajun Chicken Pasta (made this one last night with a hidden box of bowtie pasta ;))
    Tip: Use frozen chopped bell peppers and onions for the same reason as above, OR use this as way to get rid of your on the edge produce that’s about to go bad. Also – want to lighten up the recipe? Go easy on the cream or sub milk, you don’t have to drench the pasta in sauce.
  3. Pesto Chicken Florentine 
    Tip: The packet alfredo is really much better than the jarred, it takes more time but it’s worth it. Promise.
  4. No Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni
    Tip: Reheats really well!
  5. Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce
    Tip: Serve with chicken or shrimp


Make a Plan Monday

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I’m not the greatest at making a plan. I’m more of a “randomly remember to do list items at inconvenient times” type of gal. Or, I put something like “declutter closet” on my to do list between “load the dishwasher” and “go to the grocery store”. Yeah, that’s gonna get done. Totally. Especially since I didn’t even decide what “decluttering” would entail…

So if you’re like me, let’s make a plan every Monday. Pick some big things you want to do and how you’re actually going to do them!

Here are my big goals for the week but more importantly, the actual plans. Not just big things, but how I’m going to get there – and yes, they’re mostly baby related because HOLY COW I’M HAVING A BABY IN 4 WEEKS. So bear with me…it won’t always be this way. 😉

Pack a hospital bag

  • Bag for me
  • Bag for Robert
  • Bag for baby

Cook and freeze meals for after the baby gets here

  • Pick out recipes (narrow it down to 10)
  • Take grocery inventory
  • Make a grocery list
  • Pick a day to cook

Clean out guest room

  • Actually take give away pile to be donated
  • Organize bookshelves
  • Organize closet
  • Recycle empty boxes

Assign blog posts for August

  • Pick the day
  • Pick the time
  • Create or photograph graphics

So that’s it for me! What are you planning for this week?

Three Things on Thursday

Three Things on Thursday

Happy Thursday, Friends! I wanted to share 3 things I’m enjoying this week.

1.) My Water App (FREE in the Apple App store)

I’ve been fighting pregnancy cankles like CRAZY, mainly by drinking stupid amounts of water! But honestly, I should have made water a priority even pre-pregnancy, ESPECIALLY in the Texas summertime. My daily water goal is between 80-100oz. I have a 30oz Yeti type cup at home (like this one), a 24oz Tervis Tumbler (like this one, with this lid and these straws), and a CamelBak Water bottle (this one). So I have water, usually with ice and ALWAYS with a straw, everywhere I go!! But what really makes it fun is keeping track on this app, I will usually record the amount after I finish a container so I remember before refilling. I encourage you to enable notifications on this one because the reminders to drink water are inspiring. (PS You can track other beverages also but I don’t consider them in my water goal and I really only drink water right now except for the next thing…)

2.) Torani Syrups

Confession: I have always loved snow cones and have used “pregnancy cravings” as an excuse to have more of them. Shh. Don’t tell!! There’s not a snow cone stand nearby so I’ve mastered making them at home in my blender (this is the one I have, it’s VERY high powered and can crush ice in seconds). Torani syrups are what I’ve been using to flavor them. I buy them at World Market but the fruit flavors are pretty limited so I have an Amazon list going with the next few flavors I’d like (Coconut, Blue Raspberry & Blood Orange). I don’t use the sugar free and I prefer this brand because it uses real cane sugar and not corn syrup.

I used them strictly for snow cones until recently when I started adding a tablespoon to my iced tea – YUM!  It’s a summertime beverage game changer! And yes, I really am not eating sugar right now for the most part but this is the one thing I allow myself to have occasionally. 😉

3.) $2.25 Board Games

I took a chance on a board game at Half Price Books that was only $2. It’s called 6 Word Memoirs, it’s on Amazon too. As far as I can tell, you have to get your team to guess a character or category by describing it in 6 words, so it’s kinda like a strange version of Fishbowl or Catch Phrase? Not sure what I think yet since we haven’t tried it out, but hey, it cost less than a cup of coffee so I’m okay with that…;)

What 3 things are you loving this Thursday?

ps. If you buy through any of the links in this post, I get a teeny bit of money to start stocking up on diapers and boring stuff like that, just so you know. 

Fitness, Pregnancy

My 5 Favorite Pregnancy Workouts

I’ve never been a gym rat, we even have a membership to a gym where the average age of members is about 75 and I’m still scared to go. Then I got pregnant and my body got big and weird and heck NO I’m not going to attempt to workout in front of strangers!

So as always, I did it the haphazard way and started workout out at home, watching YouTube. For like 10 minutes. So if I can do it, you can too.

(On the days I don’t do one of these I take a nice long walk until the mosquitoes get me, I take my husband along for bait because they love him more even though my blood volume has almost doubled…guess they didn’t get the memo!)

I like variety so I have 5 different types of workouts here, feel free to go with what you enjoy! All of these are on YouTube but I’ve added non-YouTube suggestions too.

**ALWAYS double check with your doctor before working out, every pregnancy is different and you may need to make adjustments for your body!

ps. If you buy through any of these links, I get a teeny bit of money to start stocking up on diapers and boring stuff like that, just so you know. 🙂

Prenatal Pilates – light weights optional (1-2lbs)

This is a great workout for strengthening, I try to rotate it in every week or two. This video is 55 minutes because I’m pretty sure it’s the full dvd. Here’s where you can buy it if you feel guilty about that like me…

Prenatal Strength Workout – Medium weights usually needed (5-8lbs)

I love strength workouts, they make me actually think about which muscles I’m engaging, especially during pregnancy! This is a good basic workout. I also like following Kristin Andrus’ workouts which I modify for what my body can handle since she’s clearly not pregnant. Just listen to your body!

Barre Workouts – Light handweights usually needed (1-2lbs)

I’m a big fan of barre while pregnant! This is the type of workout I did most during my first trimester. I didn’t find a ton that I LOVED on Youtube so I ended up buying Suzanne Bowen’s Slim & Toned Prenatal Barre  and BarreAmped Prenatal Sleek & Toned Prenatal Workout

Targeted Workouts – No equipment needed; weights sometimes optional

I’ll throw in a targeted workout occasionally when I’m feeling self conscious about my thighs or butt. 😉 Plus, if you’re new to working out, it may help you focus on technique in one area and give you exercises you can do on your own with or without a DVD/video guiding you! For instance, I often take arm exercises with weights and just do them while I watch TV, not a specific workout time but I sneak it in ;).

Bodyweight Workout – No Equipment Needed!

This one needs no gear at all. The baby is bodyweight enough 😉 And I really appreciate that she is super pregnant while filming this because it feels very realistic and like if she can do it, so can I!

So go forth and be fit! It’s easier than you think, 😉



Books I Read in June

I read some GREAT stuff and some meh stuff in June! I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted to…isn’t that always the case?

I’m really having to reign myself in this summer because I’m pregnant which means I’m super hormonal and also off of my anxiety medication which means my imagination is running WILD and I can’t inhale thriller novels like I would like to. Don’t worry – I have my list going for after the baby comes and I mellow out. 😉 But for now, I’m trying to get as close to “can’t put down” without falling over into “nightmares and hysterics of a pregnant lady”

Also – a few of the books I read this month are on great sale from Amazon, so I noted which ones because I love to share a good deal.

ps. If you buy through any of my links, I get a teeny bit of money to start stocking up on diapers and boring stuff like that, just so you know. 🙂

The Sweetness of Forgetting – Kristin Harmel 4/5

This was my first Kristin Harmel book ever. If you’ll notice, I read two this month. This was an absolutely delightful read. I finished it in a weekend, it has a hint of mystery which keeps it going. The main character, Hope, has been hit with bad news left and right but she doesn’t wallow for long, which I very much appreciated! I can’t stand characters who whine about circumstances, and she does temporarily and rightfully so but she does what needs to be done and that pushes the story along well. The scenes move quickly from one to another but there is great detail once they change. For instance, she travels internationally and seems to just appear across the world but the description of where she is makes up for the lack of transition. Overall a great read, I’ve added more of her books to my list already!

The Bishop’s Wife – Mette Harrison 2.5/5

I stumbled across this book at the library, it’s a Mormon mystery, which I didn’t know until I checked it out and I also didn’t know even existed. Seems harmless for a pregnant woman right? Well it ended up being dreadfully boring and still gave me anxiety because part of the plot line was about her stillborn daughter, REALLY?! (don’t worry, it’s addressed pretty early on, not a spoiler. Not that you should even read this book.) The character stumbles upon two different mysteries and various evidence falls in her lap but it isn’t compelling at all. She’s an over thinker who takes too long to act. Has potential to be good but just isn’t. I found out it’s the first in a series and I MAY give another book a try but probably not for a while.

 My Name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout (Paperback on Sale 7/11 $9.52) 3.5/5

I have heard rave reviews of this book but I didn’t love it as much as others did. It was still a great, quick read, but not my favorite. Strout’s writing style is unique and leaves a lot in between the lines which becomes more obvious throughout the book. I think that’s why people love it, because they get to fill in the blanks on their own, so there’s the potential to take away a lot from Lucy Barton’s life. The story takes place when Lucy’s mother comes to visit her in the hospital and they both reminisce and share gossip from people back home, but it’s not lighthearted. Through the stories, they each speak deeper into their lives and their relationships. It’s a great read, deep but not too heavy and quick to finish.


The Life Intended – Kristin Harmel (paperback on sale 7/11- $6.95) 4/5

Another Kristin Harmel novel! The premise is reaching, but it’s supposed to be. 12 years after Kate’s husband dies tragically, she is engaged again and seemingly has it all, until her dead husband begins to appear in very realistic dreams. If you buy in early on, it makes it easier to read, don’t expect reality at some points. This was a slower read for me because I had a hard time not overanalyzing, but the ending totally redeemed it. I also realized about halfway through the book that I thought I was reading another book with a similar premise (this one. I still haven’t read it yet but come on, the plots are so similar yet VEERY different). Whoops. Unmet expectations were totally on me there. Can I blame pregnancy brain?


The Natural Pregnancy Book – Aviva Jill Romm 3.5/5

I won’t go into depth on this book, I’ve been reading different pregnancy books throughout my pregnancy and I will write a full post on my favorites shortly but for now, I did read this one this month. It was a great reference book, not too wordy. I got it from the library and probably would have benefitted more if I had owned it and highlighted the relevant parts. But overall, it was a good book!




Okay, here’s what’s on the docket for July!

  • Eight Hundred Grapes – Laura Dave
  • The Lost Book of the Grail – Charlie Lovett
  • This is Where You Belong – Melody Warnick
  • Anything is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
  • The Young Wives Club – Julie Pennell

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Freezer Friendly, Meal Planning, Recipe Basics, Recipes

Meal Planning for the Spontaneous

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As much as the “good southern wife” in me wants to have dinner on the table at 6, it just doesn’t happen. My husband works in ministry so business hours aren’t strict 9-5 and we’re pretty spontaneous with our plans on top of that.

Plus, I’m really bad at meal planning, or that’s what I’ve always told myself. Turns out, I’m meal planning for a life that doesn’t exist for me. I’m meal planning for the “dinner at 6” life.

As soon as I realized that, I decided to shift my mentality for meals. My husband would call halfway through the day and see if we could go grab dinner with his parents. That’s fine and good but “dinner at 6” Kailey already had some chicken thawing and multiple veggies chopped and prepared. So it was hard to enjoy spontaneity knowing I had wasted my time, money and probably food. Because when I don’t cook Monday’s dinner, I just move on to Tuesday’s instead of carrying Monday’s over for various reasons.

Here’s where the chunks come in (not gross. I promise.)

I started making a list of every meal I had available. Just one long post-it.

I write the name of the meal, the sides to go with it, and the big ingredients I have ready to go right now. (I underline the “maybe” ingredients to check on later, like spices) I also put a star next to super quick meals.

I also keep a list of produce about to go bad and if I’m REALLY on top of my game: a list of leftovers, as well.

Let me just tell you – THIS DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO COOK THE SAME THINGS OVER AND OVER. I get it, you’re reading this because you ARE spontaneous and the idea of not cooking something new is scary. Guess what? I have Pad Thai on my list…I’ve never cooked Pad Thai before but I know what’s in it and how long it will take so I can squeeze it in one of these nights!

So here are my tips for making your Master Meal List

  • Walk through your fridge and pantry and be realistic with what you CAN make and what you WILL make.
  • Make the hard part easier, if it takes a lot of ahead of time meal prep, it may not be easy to put it into your meal schedule
  • Be okay with moving things around.
  • Don’t do what you don’t like to do (chances are you wouldn’t have done it anyways). This means a chopped veggie soup when you hate chopping veggies is probably never going to happen and your veggies will go bad.
  • Put a safe meal on your list – this could be pasta or a frozen meal.
  • Most importantly, don’t let meals cramp your spontaneous style! If a friend calls to get dinner. Go! Enjoy dinner and don’t be bitter that your elaborate casserole has gone unmade.

I hope this is helpful for you – it’s a game changer for my life. Especially since it’s just me and the husband for a bit until baby comes (and even then, he’ll eat what I eat for a while so it’s whatever).

Don’t let the dream of another life sabotage the great one you have!


Books I Read in May

WIR MayMay was a big month for me in the book world. I got a new library card. Now, this may be insignificant to you but prior to a few weeks ago, I had the exact. same. card. I’ve had since I was 5. It had my first cursive signature on the back with my maiden name (obviously), I had the number memorized, we were in a long term relationship Richardson Public Library and I. Even when I went off to college and then moved back to Dallas but 20 minutes away, I only went back to see RPL.

But horror of horrors. My card expired. I went to renew and alas, they wouldn’t let me because my permanent address is no longer in Richardson, nor has it been for the past 3 years but whatever.

So they sent me to a Dallas Public Library *GASP*. Where there are multiple convenient locations. WHAT? And your books automatically renew 100 times (unless someone requests it) WAIT NO OVERDUE BOOKS? and you can return your books to any location. I’M STILL NOT SURE HOW THAT WORKS!

So, while I still love my RPL, I’m getting used to the convenient DPL app and the fact I can request any item and get it within a few days at my closest location (it may be a little bit amazing…). Therefore, my reading is off the charts and I’m so excited to share what I’ve read and what I thought about it with you!

ps. If you buy through any of my links, I get a teeny bit of money to start stocking up on diapers and boring stuff like that, just so you know. 😉 

A Touch of Stardust – Kate Alcott 3/5

I  wanted to love this book more than I actually did. It takes place on the set of Gone With the Wind and is loosely based on fact. It was well written but it just didn’t capture me the way I expected it to for a book written during such a glamorous time. The main character Julie, who has just moved to Hollywood from Indiana, is much too passive for me. Despite the fact that the entire subplot has to do with her life, she simply reacts and that’s hard for me to read. It’s a great “before bed” read and it took me a long time to finish. But an overall okay light read.

First Women – Kate Anderson Brower 4/5
I am totally enthralled with life in the White House. Completely obsessed. I find it absolutely fascinating and I couldn’t wait to read this book. Forewarning – it is LONG. I think it took me half of April to get through most of it and then I finished in early May. As opposed to The Residence written by a former Chief of Staff, this book is written by a 3rd party so the writing reads more like a collaboration of research. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed hearing the stories of First Ladies and their relationships with one another and in the limelight. Truly a great read, but I’m biased because I love anything on the subject.

Talking as Fast as I can – Lauren Graham 5/5

Oh, what a treat. I love a good memoir! This is a book I can imagine is delightful in audiobook form but I read a physical copy, in one day. The cover has tanning oil handprints on it and I have the tan lines to prove what a delightful afternoon I spent reading this book. I adore Lauren Graham but knew nothing about her or her personal life before this book. She is beyond relatable and an excellent storyteller. I feel as though I could sit and have coffee with her and we could actually get along despite the fact I am not an actress. I don’t want to give anything away but it’s really a great book!

The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 4/5

I’ve had this book on my to-read list for over a year and I finally got my hands on it! (Thank you, library!) And let me tell you, it is NOTHING like I thought it would be! It’s the story of the Plumb siblings, their father set up a trust fund for them that they refer to as “The Nest” and it’s to be given to them when the youngest turns 40, which is right around the corner. But one of the brother’s gets into some trouble and The Nest is drained to bail him out. The story becomes about much more than money and they siblings stories weave together beautifully to show redemption. I really enjoyed it!

Your Perfect Life – Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke 4/5
This book reads like a really good rom-com. It’s chick-lit but not in a brainless way. It’s Freaky Friday but with two best friends with very different lives. They’ve grown up together and grown apart in their lifestyles, but when they switch, they begin to wonder what makes their own lives so amazing and what are they willing to do to get it back? Really great and not at all cheesy!

The Bookshop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan 3.5/5
While the book itself was wonderful, I think my favorite part was the introduction where the author gives detailed tips on how to read in any location. Even the best way to read in the bathtub. SO right from the start, I knew she was my people and I would love her work. This is the story of a girl whose life begins to hit rock bottom, so she tentatively follows her gut and opens a bookshop in a van. It’s sweet and it’s really and of course, she falls in love. Really a delightful read and I can’t wait to dive into others by this author!


Here’s what’s on the docket for June:

  • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel
  • The Mindful Mom-to-Be by Lori Bregman
  • This is Where you Belong by Melody Warnick

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What I Learned

10 Things I Learned in May

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Here are a few fun things I’ve learned this month. I love reflecting on the goofy and meaningful realizations I’ve come to each month. Let me know in the comments what you’ve learned in May!

1. If you want to get lost in a YouTube maze of amazing people – you MUST go to Great Big Story. All of the videos are around 3-5 minutes and share well filmed stories of people doing incredible and unique things. Martin Greenfield specifically caught me in his story of surviving the Holocaust and becoming a legendary tailor.

2. There is a Chrome plug in for those of us who get caught in the infinity that is the newsfeed on Facebook. News Feed Eradicator.  You can still get to your notifications and messsages, but instead of your newsfeed you’ll just see one quote – usually on success. You’ll never realize how much you go to your newsfeed until you get rid of it. This is a MAJOR help for those of us who work from home and do a lot of communicating via Facebook!

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3. Alanis Morrissette updated her lyrics to fit 2017. It’s mainly about apps and how her ironies aren’t actually ironic, per se. Also has she even aged A DAY?

4. People who respond humorously to wrong number texts are my favorite people. Maybe it’s because I’m an introvert so when I opt out of a phone call to text and there’s a chance it’s a wrong number….PANIC TIME. I can’t even imagine thinking quickly enough to respond this way. Of course, Buzzfeed found the best.

5. I’m about to be best friends with my librarians. That’s right. I finally got a library card for my new address that I got over a year ago…meaning I had to let go of my security blanket of a library card from childhood. It was tough. But I’ve already read 4 books in the past 2 weeks soooo….I’m coping just fine. (Don’t worry. I’ll be posting a list of what I’ve been reading soon).

6. This. This is a real problem in the world today. The story is just as strange as you’d imagine.Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 9.25.08 AM

7. My sister is getting married in 79 hours and I’m having a baby in 88 days. Woah. (

8. Baby showers are super fun. Especially when you basically just have a fiestawith all your friends and guess what your baby will be like someday. 😉Photo May 25, 11 59 44 PM.jpg

9. Mother’s day is super strange when you’re technically a mom but don’t have a baby yet…also when your MOM gives YOU a present. It feels more like opposite day.

10. Most importantly, I learned this month that this is what Bing Crosby looked like in his later years. Precious as always but also wearing a bucket hat. Be still my heart. I’ve considered making this my phone background because HOW IS ONE PERSON SO ADORABLE?!Photo May 19, 5 13 17 PM