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My “New” Approach to Blogging

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I mentioned this a little in my resolutions post last week and I said I would share a little more about what I meant.  So here we go! Why is NEW in quotations you ask?  Well that’s because it’s not a new philosophy in the blogging world.  It just new to me.  For the longest time I thought I had to post EVERY DAY. E   V   E   R   Y      D   A   Y I’ve read post after post about blogger block and “the best blogging advice” and so on.  Essentially, they all say the same thing.  If blogging starts to become an obligation, assuming this is something you do for fun, then you need to take a step back.  This was really weighing on my heart.  I felt like maybe I was just too caught up in the “I have to post. I have to post.”.  I was spending so much time at the computer that maybe I wasn’t present with Mr. G enough.  I would feel anxious if on any given day I didn’t post at all, what would happen to my numbers?  THE NUMBERS!!! Oh right…all those posts I’ve been reading…

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A Kiss on the Forehead

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Anniversary Math 4 years, 8 months, a handful of days, 2 apartments, 1 house, 3 job changes, and 1 amazing little boy ago I met the man I was going to marry.  That night ended just like this picture, a kiss on the forehead.   So many memories in our short time together but, since day one, I’ve always said that I felt like I’ve known you my entire life.  4 years, 8 months, a handful of days, 2 apartments, 1 house, 3 job changes, and one amazing little boy ago God brought you into my life and I am so glad he did. I love you honey! Happy Anniversary!

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The 7 Day No Makeup Challenge

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Last week I did something crazy.  I did something I never thought I could do unless I never left the house.  I went an entire week without wearing a stitch of makeup.  No consealer, no tinted moisturizer, nothing.  I went an entire week with only plain ole SPF face moisturizer and lip balm.  A whole week with my face in it’s birthday suit if you will. I started it on a whim when I ran out of time last Monday morning and had to leave the house without makeup on.  I remembered an article I had read where a woman had done a week without makeup and I thought, “That sounds like a really hard thing to do…let’s try it!”  So, the week was chosen at random and I didn’t really have anything super important going on, no real plans.  I thought this was going to be pretty easy.  Not so.  Here’s how it went down complete with photographic, no filtered, unprocessed evidence. Not feeling super confident but not that bad.  Just like any challenge you try, new habit you start, day one can be one of your most determined, self disciplined days.  I went to work where I teach…

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33 things I’ve Learned About Myself as a Mother

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The past 33 months I’ve learned a lot about myself.  Why 33 months?  That’s about how old Mr. G is.  It’s amazing how much one can change and grow in such a short period of time.  I can’t really say if I’m the kind of mom I always thought I’d be but here are 33 things I’ve learned about myself as a mother, in just 33 short months: 1. I can handle a lot of gross things. 2. I have a very high tolerance for poop. 3. To find out what something is, I’m apparently not afraid to smell it. 4. I will sniff a butt in public. 5. I can go an inordinate amount of time without remembering to shower. 6. I function well on less sleep.  (I realize this is unusual.) 7. I have no problem disciplining/taking away privileges from my child when he misbehaves. 8. I instinctively reach to catch vomit. 9. When my child is hurt, I stop everything I am doing and RUN to make it better. 10. I’m not as much of a mama bear as I thought I’d be when it comes to Mr. G playing with other kids.  However, if you hit/push/shove…

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Currently // May 2014

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Watching: Once Upon A Time // Game of Thrones // Rupaul’s Drag Race I realize that these are so vastly different its not even funny but I don’t care!  I look forward to these all week. Reading: Nothing!  I’d love a suggestion! Listening To: Newest favorite iTunes purchases.  Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Neon Trees, Sam Smith…delightful! Working On: Improving my photography skills and growing my shop. Looking Forward To: RECITAL! It’s the 18th! Want to share what you’re up to? All you have to do is share a fun/funny photo, fill in blanks, and link up below!  XO, Kelly Grab a button! <a href=”http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/Kelly_Genn/media/CurrentlyButton_zpsf91f5f07.png.html” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w510/Kelly_Genn/CurrentlyButton_zpsf91f5f07.png” border=”0″ alt=” photo CurrentlyButton_zpsf91f5f07.png”/></a> document.write(”);

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Currently // April 2014

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the pic speaks for itself right? Watching: Rewatching Game of Thrones with the Hubs before the new season begins on Sunday! Reading: 1-2-3 Magic   Listening To: A new alternative station here in the Atlanta area.  I’ve been jamming out to some indie stuff and some serious 90’s classics! (Collective Soul, Cake, etc) Working On: Art Journaling…It’s kinda of cathartic and I’m starting to get the hang of it.  If there really is anything to “get”.  I think you’re just suppose to do it… Looking Forward To: SPRING BREAK!!! Want to share what you’re up to? All you have to do is share a fun/funny photo, fill in blanks, and link up below!  XO, Kelly  Grab a Button! <center> <a href=”http://thelilthingsblog.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”Currently Button” src=”http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w510/Kelly_Genn/CurrentlyButton_zpsfbd951c6.png” /></a><center> document.write(”);

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Currently // March 2014

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Taken during our maternity shoot.  It’s was FREEZING! Watching: True Blood – I’ve read {almost} all of the books and it’s interesting how its translated to TV. Reading: Mainly home decor catalogs (if you can all that reading)  Listening To: A new song for a new piece of choreography (Vienna by Linda Eder) Working On: Getting the last bits of our stuff situated in our house…its slow goins when you have a toddler!  Looking Forward To: My students getting their costumes for recital Want to share what you’re up to? All you have to do is share a fun/funny photo, fill in blanks, and link up below!  XO, Kelly  Grab a Button! <center> <a href=”http://thelilthingsblog.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”Currently Button” src=”http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w510/Kelly_Genn/CurrentlyButton_zpsfbd951c6.png” /></a><center> document.write(”);

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Currently // February 2014

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He’s, obviously, very proud of himself… Watching: Kim of Queens (it’s my latest reality show obsession) Reading: The Giver – This has always been one of my favorites and I haven’t read it in forever.  Time for a reread! Listening To: PBS Kids and Team Umizoomi (over and over and over…) Working On: Knock Knock Shoppe’s Spring Line and a possible new logo Looking Forward To: Closing on our house and MOVING IN! Want to share what you’re up to? All you have to do is share a fun/funny photo, fill in blanks, and link up below!  And don’t forget about the Target gift card giveaway!  Ends this Friday! XO, Kelly  Grab a Button! <center> <a href=”http://thelilthingsblog.blogspot.com/” target=”_blank”><img alt=”Currently Button” src=”http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w510/Kelly_Genn/CurrentlyButton_zpsfbd951c6.png” /></a><center> document.write(”);

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Scatter Brained

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So I know that today is when I usually post a Pinterest project but my brain is literally going a mile a minute.  I’ve definitely pinned plenty of things, but none of them have been done! Why?  Party prepping!  I have a million and one projects that I have been working on and a toddler that doesn’t want me to do them. So today is a day for a little brain spilling.  I’m so excited about so many things and I want to share them all. (I can’t actually do that…but I want to!) So here’s what I can share at the moment. Tomorrow is Mr. G’s party and I have been up to my elbows in all things trains.  Expect many DIYs involving trains in the days to come!  Tomorrow is also my birthday, and I don’t care how old I get, I will always be excited for my birthday. We are swiftly approaching our closing date on our first house.  HOUSE!  It’s crazy to think that I’ve had this dream of own a home and it’s really coming true.  So expect larger scale DIYs later this year. In that same vein, there are boxes EVERYWHERE.  All around me…

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Currently // January 2014

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I’m really excited about this new feature I’m going to do.  It is a monthly feature and will happen on the first Tuesday of the month and I’d love for you to join me.  All you have to do is fill in blanks and share a fun/funny photo!  There’s a link up at the bottom and I can’t wait to see what you’re up to! Seven people packed into one car to see the Magical Nights of Lights.   Watching: Dance Moms! New episodes started last week! Reading: The Pilot’s Wife Listening To: Recital Music (on repeat!) Working On: Choreography and new products for my shops Looking Forward To: Mr. G’s Birthday Party XO, Kelly document.write(”);

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