August freakin’ one. It’s been a long time since I’ve talked to you guys. Quite a few changes have happened for my fam in the last month which is why Monday Inspiration has been M.I.A. One thing I’ve learned to be true about myself and can finally admit – I am NOT good with sudden change. If I know a change is coming, I guess I can prepare for it but I’m still the worst worrier known to mankind. However, if a change comes outta the dark and blindsides me?! I am out of commission for at least a few weeks. My insides are churning at this concession but I can’t deny it at any longer – I HATE CHANGE. My husband always has an amazing way to give me strength and although it sounds simple everyone else, he knows what I need to hear to help me pick myself back up. So, right now, our mantra is: Ride the Wave. Simple, right? But right now, those words are giving me LIFE. Continue reading
Ever since Vee has been a part of our lives, each holiday is a comparison to the one before it. Last Christmas, she tore open gifts, relishing in the excitement of this action rather than the gift she’d discovered. This year, I’m having to hide gifts from her because she is on a mission to ruin surprises. Her understanding of this time of year is basically a heightened excitement. She knows all the twinkling lights means “It’s Christmastime, mama!” or that wrapped gifts belong under the tree, or the bells ringing through the radio mean it’s a Christmas song. She’s constantly reminding me to take time in her childlike wonder because it’s so pure, without baggage, and sweet. Which makes it so painful at the same time because I know the phase of the “Leave-me-alone-mom” and “I-hate-you” is going to sneak up on me and I’m going to hate life. So I’m trying to soak in all the good that we’re experiencing together because stocking up on this feeling is the only way I will be able to make it through the bad. Continue reading
Ever since I came back from my work conference from Vegas, I’ve been struggling to feel normal. Jet lag + sick + sick baby = bad. On top of that, the weather has been stupid. The negative degrees and windchill have made it quite impossible to enjoy anything except for wanting to curl under the covers and sleeeeep. I cannot wait for the day until I can call sunny Cali my home. Until then, I’ll keep that dream alive in the depths of my brain, awaiting the day it will be my reality… and search for that childlike wonderment that eludes me whenever the forecast calls for S-N-O-W. I never thought I suffered from any kind of mood displacement during the winter but I have to say, with each passing year, my tolerance for cold is diminishing quickly.
Side note: have you guys been watching Girls? My husband is so much better at verbalizing and describing why it’s so good. All I can say is, omggivemeallthegirls.
Let’s warm ourselves next to the glow of this week’s Monday Inspiration:
Love this card but let’s be real, inbox zero is the ultimate.
I love the raw artwork of Jean Jullien.
Create your own creature t-shirts! Love love love this idea.
I need to learn to give it five minutes.
Make your Instagram photos into temporary tattoos with Picattoo. Wahoo!
I should’ve bought this for my sister’s birthday! Blah!
Forget counting sheep to sleep – it’s all about the 4-7-8.
These floral wallpapers are sure to cure you of your winter blues!