This year I’ve tried to be a little better about keeping an editorial calendar. I shied away from them for the longest time because I didn’t want it to hamper my creative freedom or suck the fun out of blogging by forcing me to stick to a schedule. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how great it’s working by allowing me to finally get to some topics I’ve had on my list. Still, I typically leave Fridays as a wild card. Surveys, favorites and randomness rule these days and today is no different.
Last night I was scrolling through my photos trying to delete some and chuckled at how much our camera rolls must reflect our lives and thought it would be fun to share it. So, happy random Friday fluff to you all 😉
Starting with- what else? Food.
I’m such a food nerd that I take pictures of my fridge even when I have no plan to use them for a post or share them. I just really get excited about a stocked and organized fridge. WHO DOES THAT?!
Then of course, the girls. 5 minutes before this picture I said we are going on a walk- go get ready. This is what they came up with.
My little loves. By the way, Hailey’s Minnie Mouse hat is from Target and was less than $10. She LOVES it.
Does anyone else just want to jump into that picture of Yosemite Valley? #travelgoals
I’m quite into my fitbit lately. The step counts and friend aspect really appeal to my competitive nature and I find myself parking further away and more eager to run upstairs to grab an extra pair of socks because I know I’ll “get credit” for it.
Well done, fitbit creators. Your tactics work like a charm on me.
And on the opposite side of fitness– you guys have had a Nothing Bundt Cake before, right? Holy smokes, they are SO good.
I’ll be honest, as soon as I walked in the building yesterday, tears started rolling down my face. Being back there made memories flood over me. Though most days I really am doing OK, little moments sneak up on me and break my heart a little. I really miss my puppy, but am forever grateful to the incredible people that helped us give her a wonderful last year.
Moving on before I tear up again…
Hailey’s drawings always make me smile.
She has a collection of names and words she can write completely on her own now which gives me a short reprieve from the constant Mom, how do you spell…
Lunch. Whole Foods hot bar. Delicious randomness.
Love it so much. We had a small group discussion this week about how we, as women, can easily be distracted by what others are doing and comparing ourselves. Personally, I subscribe to a keep your eyes on your own paper mentality. I always do better when I’m focused on my unique purpose.
And…. more food.
Have I shared with you guys my new obsession? SNAPCHAT.
What’s that you say? You’ve been on it for two years? Yes, well I held off because I didn’t understand it but after Molly convinced me it was worth trying, I googled how to do snapchat when you’re clueless and found this video which I watched twice. Now, I LOVE it. Who else is on snapchat?!
Hailey’s current favorite princess is Ariel. I don’t usually give into impulse buys but when I saw this on sale on Zulily, I knew she would LOVE it.
Plus, she might have somewhere special to wear it in the upcoming months — wink wink. I just wish they would have had one in Kaitlyn’s size too.
I have to share one more travel picture because I was so excited that I had ACTUALLY BEEN TO THIS ONE!
My in-laws gifted me a scuba-diving course and certification when David and I got engaged so we could scuba dive on our honeymoon. As part of the course, we took a trip to Florida where I snorkeled with manatees (the COOLEST) and did a dive in the above pictured, Devil’s Den.
Can I get wordy for a second? My dive partner was an adventurous girl I didn’t know very well and she was all about wiggling through some tight spots. For about 10 seconds my tank got stuck and I thought I was going to die. Spoiler alert: I didn’t. But the event only added fuel to my claustrophobic fire.
Well, Whole Foods caught wind of it and loved everyone’s comments so much that they emailed me to ask if they could throw in a second $50 gift card to giveaway so YAY, two prizes!
Ok, ok… getting long- last picture.
I want to find some Minnie Mouse jammies for the girls. I like these and these and wish H&M had all their cute Minnie Mouse gear in stock like this bathing suit (no sizes I need left!), but overall I probably just need to pull the trigger and make a decision.
Kind of random to end on, but I hear Hailey, so let the weekend begin!
For fun– what is the most recent picture on your camera roll? Be honest!
Snapchat lovers– where you at?!