I’ve been playing around with the idea of doing a weekly snapshot of life after coming across this fun snapshot format my friend D.O.N. posted a few months ago. Here’s a little catch up of my first week as a 32 year old:
Watching: Peppa Pig and Sid the Science Kid streamed onto our Smart TV via YouTube. Peg + Cat and too much Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on Netflix. My old Fantasia 2000 DVD, finally discovered by the kiddos. (Thinking I need to throw in a good old fashioned Netflix documentary so I can say I watched ONE thing this week that wasn’t developed for a primary audience under the age of 12.)
Reading: French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billion
This book was an impulse purchase made during a 2am nursing session during Wilder’s first few sleepless weeks of newborn life. I’m only 1/3 of the way through, but I’m really enjoying the story and subsequent “Food Rules” Le Billion has laid out thus far. I have not actually reached the part where one learns how to make your own child eat everything though, so will reserve final praise until I’ve finished.
Wanting: An entire new closet (I’m just being honest here). In all seriousness, I’m working on slowly transitioning my closet into a capsule wardrobe. It’s a great concept – a small amount of clothing you mix and match to create a larger number of outfits (think those chic ‘how to pack for Europe in a carry-on suitcase’ pins you see on Pinterest, only using that as your full-time closet for the season).
Needing: To not want to buy new clothes. The kids to both sleep through the night more than once every 6 weeks. To finally create a good house cleaning schedule.
Buying: I was a good mom and put all of my birthday money towards Waverly’s new school uniforms (hello, cutest toddler saddle shoes on the planet!), but did splurge on a neon pink messy bow head wrap for Waverly from Ruby Blue.
I discovered the brand after seeing my blog friend Fancy Ashley’s daughter rocking some amazing messy bows on Instagram over the past month. It turns out that they’re water/pool safe too, so I decided to get myself an adult sized head wrap to hold back my hair when I wash my face. So fun.
Listening To: Jamie Cullum Pandora station. Wilder crying through the baby monitor because he’s refusing to go down for an afternoon nap (for the 4th time this week).
Planning: Waverly’s first day of school next week. Setting up my own printed weekly calendar/planning binder, as my Whitney English Day Designer finished in July. While I loved (looooved) my Day Designer, I need something smaller/lighter to tote around in my purse/diaper bag for 2 still in diapers. Also, I’m trying to spend money more responsibly (aka not buying something just because I want it). I already have a printer, paper, and access to the Internet (all wonderful things I’m trying not to take for granted), so will just go with a pretty, free printable until I come up with a better solution.
So far, this free printable from The Handmade Home takes the cake.
Googling: Recipes for easy to make party hors d’oeuvres made with ingredients that are supposed to be “good for your skin”. I’m hosting a little cocktail hour and fundraiser this weekend with some sorority sisters to celebrate the launch of my Rodan + Fields business. The idea of skin-friendly apps to go along with the skincare party theme could either be really adorable, or really dumb. The jury’s still out. I’ll keep you posted.
Cooking: I’ve been working on some simple, delicious rotisserie chicken crock pot projects that I hope to blog about soon.
Experimenting: With making my own chicken stock from scratch. Trying to blog every day.
Dreaming: Life in London. This Phoenix heat is really starting to cramp my style, so I find myself mentally relocating my family to a rainy, drizzly fall afternoon in England at least 10 times a day. Loving the idea of moving back to Cambridge and walking the banks of the River Cam with my wellie-clad littles. Bliss.
What has been on your radar this week? I’d love to hear from you! xo