Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Four Things Now That I'm A Mom


So the title of this post is really:
Four Things I Do Now That I'm A Mom, That I Think Are Totally Normal, 
But Are Probably Not Normal At All. 

And for the sake of this post, I will throw out there that my son is 
freshly two years old.

So... these habits are two years, and going strong, haha.

I hand wash each and every one of my little mans bottles, and now cups and dishes.
(And of course sanitize.)

I don't know why but I can not bring myself to put them in the dishwasher. 

And since we are on the topic of washing baby items-

I have a separate sponge that I use only for washing his dishes. 
I get weirded out thinking about washing his dishes
with the same sponges that we clean our dishes with.
Since for the most part, our dishes are way dirtier than his. 

I also have to dry each and every item.
Water spots give me anxiety, haha. 

I have never put a single item of my little man's clothing in the dryer.
I hang and air dry everything down to his socks.

Weird... I don't know, but I can tell you this. 
It keeps his clothes looking new and fresh, 
(a huge perk for, if in the far future he has a baby brother)
and he has gotten to wear everything much longer due to things not shrinking.

Win, Win in my book! 

I over pack to a fault now.
Something that has gotten much worse since becoming a Mom. 
Again, my son is two, and leaving for the house is like 
packing for a weekend getaway.
Food, Toys, Books, Snacks, Water, 
Light Jacket (especially in the summer since it's SO cold in most stores)
Taggie, Pacifier, Back up Pacifier...
all to go grocery shopping.

I thought the older he got, the less I could leave with
but it just seems to get worse! 

I fear forgetting the little things to a fault. 
I have taken a picture of my little man every day for the first two years 
of his adorable little life.
I've relaxed a bit on the third year... but it's been hard for me haha.

I also keep a word document on my lap top 
where I write things down every day or two 
just little notes to myself about things I don't want to forget.

So... there you are. 

Some may be more normal than others, 
but either way,
weird or not, I do all these things for this little face.

(One day I'm sure he'll tell me I was crazy, and I'll just say... I know!) 

Are there more, of course.
But I decided to keep my list to four (for now) so that you all don't think 
I'm TOTALLY crazy.

How about you Mama's out there...

is there anything you do now that your a Mom that you think is 
normal... but probably isn't?!

Thursday, February 05, 2015


I haven't blogged in a couple months,
so I figured this would be a good place to start!

Currently | 02.05.15

Watching | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
My little man gets to watch a little TV in the mornings, 
before we turn it off, and blast some toddler radio. 

Shows I'm currently watching via my lovely DVR:
Shark Tank, The Middle, Modern Family, Parks & Recreation
I don't have time to get into any new shows, 
it's hard enough finding time
to watch the four above!

(PS. Who else is SUPER sad that Parks & Rec is ending,
and that you won't get your weekly does of Chris Pratt?!)

Reading | American Sniper
Well... I am waiting for my husband to finish it,
so I can read it, so we can go see the movie.
(I have a problem with reading books after seeing a movie,
so if that is the case, and it's a book I want to read,
I have to read the book first!) 

Listening To | Taylor Swift "1989" STILL.
Who wants to go see her on tour with me?!
Really... she is so great. 

If I'm in the car, and the radio is on, 
I'm listening to the local country station, or the new alternative station. 

I'm also in love with this song (anyone else?!)

Working On | Getting a blogging schedule together.
Really, I took off time for the holidays, and never found my way back! 

I'm going to a blogging event in a couple weeks, 
so I also want to get new business cards that combine
both my blog and Etsy shop. 
(I'd love to hear who you use for your business cards below!)

AND I know it's a little early so 
*cover your ears*
I'm working on the Simply Sweet Prints "Easter Collection"
and I am so excited (I really do love ALL holidays!)

I switched programs in the middle of last year,
and I'm having to re-create everything,
so I'm also re-vamping and adding a couple new additions as well! 

Feeling | Like I can finally breath.
This holiday season my little man turned two. 
Between Thanksgiving, a 2nd Birthday party, Christmas, New Years
it's been a wild ride. So fun, but so non-stop!
Now that it is February, I finally feel like I'm able to sit down,
and try to get organized for the year.
Better late than never! 

Planning | NOTHING. :)

That's actually not true,
I'm trying to plan out my goals for Simply Sweet Prints for 2015
and start working on the new additions for the year.
(Banners, & Party Accessories)
I'm also going to start offering printing on all invitations / announcements...
it's going to take a little bit of time, but I will get there!

Loving | That it is February.
The weather is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL here in AZ,
and Valentine's Day is a week from Saturday.
We don't do anything big, but how can you not get it the Valentine's spirit
when you have the best husband in the world!
Plus...  I love holidays about LOVE
(yes, even the definitely made up Sweetest Day!) 
Baking. Hearts. Glitter. Hugs. Kisses.
Need I say more! *wink*

My Favorite Photo:
I took this photo of my little two year old right after the Christmas season... 
and I am still DYING. 
I'm biased for sure, but I think he is just the cutest!