Thursday, May 21, 2015

Things I'm Lovin' Thursday

I'm at the tail end of being a mama of three kiddos this week (CK, E, and my 1-year-old niece) and miraculously all three are napping right now!  So I thought I'd visit my little corner of the internet for a mindless, lighthearted Things I'm Lovin' Thursday:

*Cotton Candy Oreos.  I love cotton candy.  I love Oreos.  Put 'em together, and it's a masterpiece!

*Sweaty Bands!  My friend gave me one for my birthday, swearing they were the best thing for those of us with fine, thin hair.  I feel like I've tried every single headband-type-thingy for running, and I always end up having to readjust them constantly because they slip off my head.  And then I was introduced to Sweaty Bands!  I am obsessed, and I now own four.

*Summer baseball games!  I mentioned a couple weeks ago that we were headed to a Braves game with some friends, and we had a blast.  The weather was great, seats were perfect, and company was even better.  T and I haven't been to a Braves game sans kids since CK was born, and I forgot how awesome it is to sit and enjoy good baseball with a beer and a hotdog and my hub.

*And at that fun-filled Braves game, I was introduced to Redd's Apple Ale!  I'm not one to like a too-fruity drink, especially when it comes to beer.  But this ale is the perfect summer beverage and I am now keeping it stocked in my fridge.

*I'm also still loving The Skimm!  If you sign up (it's free!), you get an email Monday-Friday with a brief rundown of current events - from what's going on with ISIS to Tom Brady's deflated balls scandal.  It's brief and in layman's terms so you can really understand what's going on.

*The Go Pod.  I was torn on whether or not to get one, but finally took the plunge and I am so glad I did.  We use this thing almost everyday when we play outside.  It was also great for teeball, and I know it'll be perfect for our summer beach trip!

*Speaking of playing outside, I am also lovin' our back yard play time after naps everyday.  Anytime after about 3:00pm, you can find us out back - popsicles, swingset, water table, baby pool, bubbles, and some Redd's Apple Ale!

*And we'll be spending even more time out back now that SCHOOL'S-OUT-FOR-SUMMER!  Today was the last day of school for CK, so I have to include Tabernacle Baptist Preschool as part of my Things I'm Lovin' Thursday.  She had a great year with the absolute perfect teacher.  She has grown up so much, and I am incredibly proud of my little lady!

*And speaking of CK, something I'm also loving is her cute little friendships.  I really feel like she has learned what it means to have a friend, and she is always so caring and considerate toward her buddies.  And also?  My heart just about exploded when one of her sweet little friends came over after her surgery with balloons and a surprise for her.  CK felt so special, and still talks about that day. <3

*Rodan + Fields eye cream!  Y'all know I'm obsessed with these products, but this eye cream is one of my most faves.  It's gotten so popular that it recently sold out.  Luckily it'll be back next week, thank goodness, and I will definitely be stocking up before it sells out again.  Because check out this picture, where a fellow consultant used it on only one eye for a month!

*Neutrogena Pure and Free Baby Sunscreen.  This is my absolute favorite sunscreen for babies, and I've already started slathering it on this little butterball to protect his sweet skin, which appears to be much fairer than his tan sister!

*Sibling love.  Oh, my heart.
 Those hands, y'all.

*My morning quiet time.  I cannot believe I didn't start doing this sooner.  It has completely changed the way my day starts.  I'm up, ready, and drinking my coffee, in a quiet house, spending some alone time with Jesus.  I am loving my devotional, and also this book my older sister gave me for my birthday.  Both have been perfect for me, and I am so glad I now start my days like this!

*And the last thing I'm loving today?  All of my time with this adorable, sweet, wild little girl!
It has been perfectly chaotic since we started taking care of Addy on Saturday, and she has fit right into our little family.  I don't think I could've survived without the help of my mother-in-law, though!  Also, you should see the looks we get when we're out and about with a three-year-old, one-year-old, and six-month-old.  Ha!  My brother and his wife fly in tonight to reunite with their girl and they'll spend the weekend with us here in GA.  I know they're excited to see her, but I'm sad to see my time with her come to an end!  While it's definitely been nonstop, it has been so special having her here with us. <3
See you next week, when our house is sure to feel quiet and empty!  Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!


  1. Love Red's!! I have a couple in the fridge waiting for me in August :)

    1. Yes! And this weekend I bought the sampler pack, with Green Apple and Strawberry. Delicious and perfect for summer!