Thursday, August 6, 2015

Loves & Hates

Leslie with This is for Keeps tagged to share my most loved and hated things!  

Loves:
1.)    Of course my doll baby and Eric
2.)    Potatoes in any form.  I will order French fries and mashed potatoes as my side as restaurants and will dip the fries in the mashed potatoes!
3.)    Converse shoes.
4.)    Baby butts.  I know, creepy but they are so cute!
5.)    Scrapbooking.  Even though I have been too busy and sometimes too lazy to make Chloe’s scrapbook, I love getting crafty!
6.)    I can never get tired of Hillsong’s songs “Oceans” and “Gracious Tempest.”
7.)    Foot rubs
8.)    The weekends.  We live for them in this household.
9.)    Using sugar as an exfoliate.  I always thought I had dry skin but it was really because I was not exfoliating.  I did not want to spend a bunch of money on another product  I would have to keep repurchasing.  I have been using it for a few months and have seen a crazy difference with how smooth my skin is. 
10.) Coconut oil.  Use this for my hair, for moisturizer on my face and body, and many more things.

Hate:
1.)    Bad parkers!  This really gets to me!  A few months ago, it was pouring down raining outside and this you know what parked so close to the driver’s side that I had to climb in on the other side with a two year old.  I was so pissed and I really wonder if they paid any attention to the car seat in the back and took that into consideration.  Ok, I got caught up in a rant!  On to the next one…
2.)    Vacuuming.  Worst job ever
3.)    Laundry.  Self-explanatory.
4.)    Roller Coasters and heights.  I do not run on adrenaline at all!
5.)    Playdoh/Toy YouTube Videos.  Not sure if any other moms are going through this but they have these grown people doing videos of playing with PlayDoh, unboxing toys, and opening surprise eggs with toys in them.   They actually get excited about them too.  Chloe saw one a few months ago and is now obsessed with them!  Eric despises them because really they have no educational value and just make kids want these different toys.  I do give in a lot when she asks for them or she will throw a fit.  I pick my battles on this one!
6.)    Watching how times has flown by since Chloe has been born.
7.)    The stubborn lower stomach fat area.
8.)    Mini toys.  I secretly love them but because they are so cute but not when you step on them or have to clean up a million little ponies off the floor.
9.)    Brushing my teeth.  I obviously do it but I really do hate it!
10.) Waking Chloe up before work.  She HATES waking up when she has not naturally woken up.  It is a struggle every single morning  with her.  She cries and then wants me to carry her all around the house while I am trying to get us ready to leave. 

Happy Friday and I tag....

Elizabeth @ Chasin Mason




Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Life Lately

Our life lately has consisted of adjusting to Eric being gone and working way more.  I feel like our life has been shaken up and I have been getting down on myself that I am not adjusting as quickly and gracefully as I would like.  I know it is in my head and that mommy guilt we all get is affecting my feelings.  It is going to take a while to get used to and I have to keep telling myself that I am only human.  But really the guilt just towers over me whether it is guilt for not giving Chloe more attention, not being able to finish everything in a day, not having the motivation to do everything, and not being able to cater to Eric as much I would like.  I have to remember I am not going to check everything off my to do list and I am really am blessed to have a healthy, amazing family and that is all that matters.

Other than sulking a bit in my feelings, I have of course been enjoying life especially when all three of us are together!  We got to spend the weekend together and on Saturday, we went to Oceans and Worlds of Fun which are a water park and theme park.  Boy, it was tiring but was so fun!  We went with Eric's sister and her family.  First we went to the water park and then the theme park.  Chloe loved the water as usual.  We were done around 5 pm and then went to the theme park.  Now, I do not ride roller coasters because not only am I afraid of heights, I do not trust them at all.  Eric and his sister went on this roller coaster that brings you up 301 feet in the air and then just spins at the top and ended up getting stuck at the top for like 7 minutes!  I was freaking out inside but they finally brought them down and Eric acted like nothing happened!  They have Planet Snoopy where all the kids that are 48 in and under can go to ride mini coasters and she loved that also.  I rode a few with her and there was two that actually scared me!  Yes, I am a woos!



I have also found some makeup products I really and enjoying.  I got this liquid eyeliner from Sephora.  It is the Kat Von D tattoo liner and it is amazing especially for someone who has to usually get waterproof mascara!  It was around $18 but I think on certain makeup items, it is worth it to spend the extra money.  
I also got this about a month ago.  I really wanted to get a powder for my concealer that has a brightening effect to it  and I found Bare Minerals Well Rested. A little goes a long way and I love the how bright it makes my under eye area.
Chloe has been saying some really funny things lately and has been cracking us up.  One of the latest things is, "You my best friend Mommy!" or the occasionally, "You not my friend anymore!" when she is mad at you.  She is also obsessed with "Watch me"  which is all over the radio.  Here are some videos of her dancing to it.
https://instagram.com/p/5ivQ_mwn0v/

I know that was random but it felt good to type it all out!