5.27.2015

Erin Condren Inspired Meal Planning Printable {{June}}

Happy Wednesday, lovelies!! Can you believe May is almost behind us?? I know I've said it before, but time is FLYING by. The older Hannah gets, the quicker it goes. Seriously! With a new month around the corner, I thought I'd share another free meal planning printable with you... Yay! You can grab the printable file here!


Your turn: How do you do with planning meals in the summer?? I think it's more difficult to meal plan in the summer because cooking in the heat is not my favorite thing to do! BUT I'm going to print this out and try to schedule cooler meals a few times a week {or more!}. What tips do you have for summer cooking? I'd love for you to share in the comments below!

5.24.2015

Motivational Monday {{05.24.15}}

Happy Sunday, lovelies!! Did you have a good week?? I mentioned last week that I wouldn't be co-hosting this fun party anymore, but I think I've gotten the kinks worked out so I'm back. Hope you don't mind!! *Smile* Have you been super crafty this week?? Or are you doing any fun crafting this weekend? I'd love for you to link up your latest posts below!!!

As always, here are your Motivational Monday co-hosts! I'd love for you to hop around and "introduce" yourself to each of them... They'd love to "meet" you too!

Burlap and Babies
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The DIY Mommy
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Dwelling in Happiness
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Curly Crafty Mom
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Sew Much Crafting
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Making It In The Mitten
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5.17.2015

Motivational Monday {{05.17.15}}

Well, friends... It's Sunday again! I hope y'all had a great week!! We've been keeping super busy around here... Something about being in a new house, right?!

Let's just get to this week's party! As always, here are your Motivational Monday co-hosts!

Burlap and Babies
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The DIY Mommy
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Dwelling in Happiness
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Curly Crafty Mom
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Sew Much Crafting
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Making It In The Mitten
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The Dempster Logbook
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5.06.2015

Hannah Update {{Eight Months Old}}

Well, dear friends. I'm here to share a quick update on my baby. She's growing up so quickly, and this has been the hardest milestone yet. I'm not sure what it is about eight months, but we've had so many changes this last month that it's been more difficult! I'm so incredibly thankful for her and her growth and development, but dear me. Let's just get to it before I melt over here.


Eating: You're a champ with food, girl! Seriously. You've been trying {and liking} so many new foods lately... I'm sure I'll forget something, but so far your little diet includes grapes, bananas, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, broccoli, peas, carrots, rice cereal, and corn! You're still nursing four or five times each day {once at night, if necessary}, and you love the little sweet potato puffs I have in your bag! Tonight you ate them like a professional puff eater girl! Ha!!

Sleeping: So I totally don't want to mess this up by writing this, but you've been sleeping THROUGH THE NIGHT!! Do you know how long it's been since Mama had this much consecutive sleep?! Eight months! Ha! Basically we started a bedtime routine with you the week Daddy quit working late at our new house. We have Bible time, you nurse, we sing and pray, and you go down for bed. It took a couple of weeks of consistency, but you adjusted well! Our move caused a little hiccup, but you've readjusted and started sleeping about ten hours this last week! Last night you woke up once, but the three nights before were long stretches! What a blessing it's been!!! Keep it up, chica!

Milestones: Well, you were army crawling before, but you've gotten better at that! Plus you're crawling on your hands and knees some now... You've also begun pulling yourself up to standing with the assistance of the couch or your dresser! Yikes!! You're talking more often and pointing too!


Clothing: You're still in 6-9 month clothes... And actually you fit in a couple of plain ol' 6 month things, especially if you're wearing a disposable diaper.

Diapers: Speaking of diapers, you're still doing well with cloth!! Mama got your diapers washed before the move, so we were able to continue with cloth through the move! That was nice!! We haven't adjusted the snaps on the diapers since the last time I wrote... No worries, though!

Social Interaction: Well, well, well... You've developed a little separation anxiety this last week. I dropped you off in the nursery on Sunday, and for the first time, you had a hard time when I left. That sure makes my mama heart feel good! You calmed down rather quickly though... That was good! You don't love playing on your own anymore, so we're adjusting to the new "normal" in our house! *Smile* You still love attention though, let me tell ya!


Teeth: You still just have the two bottom teeth... But they've come in a bit more and you have the cutest little smile ever! I think you're working on two more up top! YAY!!

Likes: You LOVE your rubber duck and bath time!! You also love the new stuffed kitten a family friend gave you! Daddy says you need a puppy now... Ha! You love to eat, play, and read books! You also love to sing with Mama at church.


Dislikes: You don't really love playing on your own anymore... Maybe it'll just be a phase?? I'm having a hard time coming up with more dislikes. Overall, you're really quite content!



My sweet girl, I can't believe it's been eight months since you entered my life. You're one of the greatest gifts I could ever hope for, and I'm so incredibly thankful for you! I'm looking forward to spending time with you on my first Mother's Day this weekend... You're such a joy to have around! I sure hope you know how much I love you!!!

5.03.2015

Motivational Monday {{05.03.15}}

Happy Sunday, lovelies!! It's a new month... Are you excited?! May is a fun month because it's almost summer! Woohoo!! We got moved into our new house this last week, and I've been buried in boxes! My goal is to get everything unpacked by next weekend so I can start going through things to purge what we truly don't need. Our new house is almost twice as big as our old house, but I don't want to be a collector of unnecessary stuff. Maybe I'll share some organizing tips and tricks along the way! Anyway. Let's get to this week's party... Ready?? I can't wait to see what y'all have been up to!


Burlap and Babies
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The DIY Mommy
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Dwelling in Happiness
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Curly Crafty Mom
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Sew Much Crafting
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Making It In The Mitten
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The Dempster Logbook
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