JANUARY HAPPENINGS

5.30.2016


The new year brought on many new things in January.
Tryp turned 8 in December so he was finally able to join the Cub Scouts at church.

My friend Rissa had a baby shower to celebrate her sweet baby boy.

We spent many of our January weekends just eating PB & J and building legos.
I enjoyed a fun night playing Bunco with some teacher friends from AGE. I had the most Bunco’s so I won $15!
We even had some not so great things happen in January.
I mangaged to get strep throat some how. I haven’t had strep in over a year which speaks volumes about how taking probiotics truly does help keep good bacteria in your system. Preparing for substitute teachers is no fun.
Then, Tryp got strep throat too. I was at work when Hank called me to tell me that Tryp had a seizure while waiting on his meds from the pharmacy at Walmart. He rode in the ambulance to the hospital to get checked out. Turns out that he had a febrile seizure that was caused from being sick. Poor guy.
I am grateful that my sweet boy was okay!
And I am grateful for all the little things that life brings.

CHRISTMAS 2015

12.29.2015

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Here is how ours went down...




FAVORITE THINGS

12.23.2015

My cousin recently posted about her favorite things and I thought I would do the same! Not only did I enjoy seeing her favorite (we have several in common) but I also want to record what my favorite things are and look back on it some day. (My favorite things change with time/age and I'm sure yours do too!)

Hunter Boots 
I really wanted these boots but I also was worried that they would be an impulse buy. Luckily my cousin found these on sale at Costco while I was in Texas in October. I knew they would be great for rainy days and then snowy days too. I was worried that I wasn't going to get my money's worth but recently we got a TON of rain. The last that I read was 10 inches and that was before the rain had stopped. The boots have definitely come in handy!

Blendtec
We haven't had a nice blender in a while but I knew that when it came down to buying one that I would want to get a really good one. I watched so many videos comparing cheaper blenders to high end blenders. I knew I would be disappointed if I didn't upgrade to a good one. I've made shakes daily and they turn out perfectly. 

Mrs. Meyers Products
My favorite cleaning products are by Mrs. Meyers. My favorite kitchen cleaner scent is Honeysuckle. I also really like Basil and Lavender and tend to get those scents in hand soaps. 

Thirty One Backpack
It looks like you can't get these backpacks anymore but it is my absolute favorite! I have my monogram embroidered on it in turquoise (my fave color). I feel like thirty one products are great quality for a decent price! It has all the perfect pockets-for my favorite water bottle (Contigo) and for my favorite planner pens (Flairs)!

Erin Condren Deluxe Notebook
I feel like Erin Condren isn't as popular as many other great planners have emerged BUT I've tried a few others and I've found something that works for me. I actually only like to have the month view but I always need tons of sections for meeting notes, etc. I introduce the deluxe notebook. Not like the life planner, it's more simple actually but the cost is high because I get the large size and add the monthly calendar which jacks the price up. So worth it in my opinion.

Plexus ProBio
I love taking a probiotic! I feel so much better now that I am taking them regularly. I did a cost and quality comparison with probiotics that you can purchase at Walmart and the Plexus probiotic won by a long shot. I haven't been sick since I've started taking them. (Which is pretty amazing since I'm a teacher!)


Project Life App
Scrapbooking used to be one of my favorite hobbies but has quickly been pushed to the side as I juggle being a wife, mom, teacher, and photographer. However, I found this app to be VERY easy and enjoyable. I can make layouts with pictures that are on my phone (because I usually don't have my big camera with me) in roughly 5 minutes. I've started printed them and putting them in a book and the kids LOVE to look at our memories. Check out the website for more information.

Nike Free 5.0
I got my first pair of these a couple years ago and really loved them. This past January I got fitted for a nice pair of running shoes from a local running store. (The customer service was FAB!) I ended up purchasing a pair of adidas shoes but just never loved them like I loved my Nike's. I recently purchased my second pair that look like these below. Love!




Well that's it for now! What are some of your favorite things? Please share them!
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