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Too Many Plates

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My alarm clock goes off somewhere between 5:15 and 5:30 everyday.  And by alarm clock, I mean Ro and/or my phone.  Sometimes my phone will actually beat the little man to the punch but lately, it’s been Ro who wins.  I used to get some time in the morning to myself but more often than not, I have my little buddy with me.  My mornings start right away because Ro waits for no one.  Changing the diaper (if he’ll let me), getting him milk, trying to make my coffee, and sometimes getting the dishwasher emptied and filled from the night before.  Gav has always been a late sleeper so I can pretty much depend on him to sleep until 7:00 most mornings.  But before I know it, it’s out the door we go to get to school.  After drop off, it’s on to the next. Mondays are Gymboree for Ro, Tuesdays and Fridays are workout days for me, Wednesday is small group, and Thursday is usually grocery day.  Somewhere between these things and work, Ro takes a nap and I try to do house work and any orders or projects that need to be done.  Unfortunately, Ro has been refusing…

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

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So, clearly there’s been a big change and I’m ridiculously excited about it!  I have officially switched to WordPress, rebranded a bit and I’m so ready to get back to more consistent blogging.  There are still parts of the site that aren’t quite up to par yet (oh you know, like my about page that has been MIA for about 3 months!  *facepalm*) but they are coming! Now that we’ve had the chance to be in the new year for one whole week, I thought I’d take a look back and share some favorite moments from 2016 and some of the things I’m looking to accomplish in the next year.

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It’s Been A Minute…

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Somehow I’ve ended up taking a month long brake from blogging.  A MONTH.  And I have to say, it was much needed and accidentally came at the right time.  If we’re going for complete honesty here, I was in the middle of one of those blogger identity crises where I had no idea what I was doing anymore.  I loved blogging but had no idea if anyone was reading my stuff, was my stuff any good, why am I doing this, and so on and so forth.  So I stopped.  I stopped stressing about getting something done just to be able to push the publish button and sat back a decided to refocus. I stopped worrying about applying for campaigns or reaching out to companies to do collaborations because, while it was really awesome to get those things, I didn’t find my voice in it.  I love small shops and of course I love the companies that I applied for sponsored posts for but in all honesty, I’d just rather purchase from them, post about it if I want to and share that way. So why even blog anymore?  Because I want to share my DIYs still, I’d like to…

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Hey, It’s Wednesday!

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I keep typing and deleting this post 5 million times.  At first, it was turning out to be a vent session but that’s just not me.  As I typed up all the things on my mind, including the actual pain that is, I’m pretty sure, a cluster headache, I realized how trivial and “first world problem”-y it all was.  Yeah, I have a long to do list, but I’ll get it done.  It’ll all get done.  So instead, I’m sharing a picture of my fun little faux pumpkin piece which is a result of my attempt to actually do things from Pinterest again.  You can check out my Pinterest “bucket list” HERE. Also, pumpkin spice glazed pepitas from Target are amazing.  Run, buy some, and thank me later!  Oh fall, I’m so glad you’re here!  See…positivity. It’s a beautiful thing. Happy Wednesday, y’all!  Keep your heads up, praise the Lord that you’re here, and bust you way through the rest of the week.  In other words…”Wake. Pray. Slay!” XO, Kelly

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Praise, Prayers, and a Painted Rock

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I found this rock in a creek (in it’s natural state of course) while in the mountains for our anniversary trip.  I’ve always been one of those kids that collected rocks.  I’m not sure why, seeing as I was pretty much an indoor kid, but I’ve always been drawn to rocks, gems, and things of that nature. (No pun intended!) When I saw this one, I immediately wanted to keep it.  My first thought was that it would be my prayer rock.  I wanted to paint it when I got home, and it would be my physical reminder to always pray.  No matter where, no matter what, just pray. Prayer has never been something that has come easy to me but I’ve been striving to make it a common practice throughout my day.  I kept it in my coat pocket the remainder of the trip and would hold onto it from time to time and rub it’s not completely smooth surface.  It was kind of comforting.  However, like with all things, I soon forgot about it, setting it in my side table dish.  I never painted it and it became more of a memento of our trip rather than the…

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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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It’s Always Something

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As a mother, I feel like there is always something happening to take care of or worry about. Scratch that. As a mother AN ADULT, I feel like there is always something happening to take care of or worry about. **sigh** Last week started off just fine.  I was really optimistic since it was spring break and there was so much free time to play and all that goodness.  I was super excited on Monday to get to go to an open house at the venue where my husband and I got married.  There is one every month and I’m usually working but this month I was free to go!  So, like I said, I was starting my week off optimistic. **enter dark cloud of worry** LM had a possible hernia.  Yes, a hernia!  What? …..UGH…. The nurse I spoke to originally thought we would need to go to the ER (**vomit**) but, after a few more questions, they ended up asking me to come in the next morning.  So boo on that but I still got to go to the open house. The next morning we go to get LM all checked out and we were referred to a pediatric…

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Life Lesson From a 3 Year Old

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As a teacher of young children, I hear some crazy things.  They always surprise me with how sweet and insane they can be at the same time.  They are random, they are funny without trying to be, they are curious.   Recently one of my ballerinas was waiting for class and admiring her new skirt, a very common pastime for many of my little dancers.  I told her it was very pretty and she said,” I know, it’s purple.” Her skirt was clearly pink.   I try very hard never to say “no” or “that’s wrong” in my younger classes.  I have no problem saying no to the teenagers I teach.  But with my babies, I want to be more positive, something I learned from my mom (also a teacher of young children).  So I said, “Are you sure it’s purple?” “Yep” was her reply. I giggled to myself and kept going on with getting my class together.  Later, it made me think about how I sometimes second guess myself.  She was so confident, even though she was incorrect, that it didn’t matter that I knew her skirt was not purple.  In my head, I started thinking, well maybe it…

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Me Lately

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I guess I took a couple of days off.  Not meaning to but I guess I needed it to get other things done.  So here’s a little update about my goings on. I’ve been working on a project for a good friend of mine for her daughter’s first birthday.  It’s the back drop for the photo booth and I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out.   Speaking of birthdays, LM and his friends are all about the same age and that means that we can officially usher in the season of birthday parties!  I know it will be like this for the rest of my life and even more so with any subsequent children. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy to do this and go to the parties, just taking my time so that I can give my full attention.   On a spiritual note, I gave up sweets for Lent.  I’m not sure I could have thought of a more inopportune time to do so.  Either that or I am clearly being tempted at every turn.   I NEVER get valentines from my kids at the studio.  If I do, they are if the paper variety, sometimes…

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