Wednesday, February 25, 2015


True story: I am a planner to a fault. I took a personality test through a work leadership program and planning was my strongest quality... the downside to this organized trait is that I get extremely stressed when others are not.

Do I know what we are doing every weekend from now until Independence Day? Absolutely... and it is a lot with everything we have coming up.

Do I have to write everything down in order not to loose my mind? Of course!

In college I used to write down my notes and retype them again to study for an exam. In meetings today, I do the same thing. I heart solid timelines and decisions, yet get stressed when things flucuate. While I am working on this, I solely rely on my Erin Condren planner to keep organized. I mix both personal and professional dates in here just to keep organized. It truly calms me.

I have used Erin's planners for a few years now and love the month/day options. The colorful stickers also make me feel like things are in place.

Do you have a favorite planner?

- I was not compensated for this post. My planner was actually a Christmas gift -

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where Are You Spring?

I am so over winter as I know the rest of the country seems to be. Considering I  couldn't wear any of my spring wardrobe this time last year, I am ready for some bright colors and warmer temps.

Here are some spring favorites:

Friday, February 6, 2015

Five on Friday

1. Y'all... my baby can sit up! Um this is not supposed to happen yet! There were definitely tears shed as she is getting too big too soon. Of course I was there to catch her when she took a lean too far but she can definitely sit up now. Time slow down! Here is our new trick that we like to break out a time or two.

2. I made this appetizer last weekend for the Super Bowl and it was super yummy! The best part is how easy it is. Make your pimento cheese, warm it in some phyllo cups and top with pepper jelly. Recipe kudos go to Natalie.

3. I tried on this dress one night this week and it is adorable. While it made me look like I had currently had four boobs, it is a precious dress and one that I couldn't keep to myself.

4. Spring... where are you? I need some flowers, sun and spring temps in my life stat! Wouldn't this be gorgeous? A lot of work but gorg!

5. I needed this reminder this week after some stressful times. I am trying to stay positive and remember all that I am blessed with.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mary Tilman: 5 Month Update

Weight: I am guessing 15 lbs.

Height: Long (no clue really)

Sleep: Still sleeping like a champ. We did have a few nights of restless sleep when you decided that you wanted to learn how to roll on your belly but all is well as you have now figured it out. You love to suck your thumb and sleep on your side.

Clothes/Diapers: In 6 month clothes with some sleepers in 9 months; still in size 2 diapers

Diet: Milk but we will be starting solids mid-month (per doctor); I think you are ready as you try to grab our plates at dinner. You have also become quite interested in Daddy and Mommy juice (i.e. Beer and Wine)... and no we don't feed her these if you are reading this and freaking out.
Favorite Gear: Exersaucer, Bumbo (except you give me a mini heart attack with every use), Playmat (seriously the most used thing we own)
Milestones/Firsts: We weaned you from the swaddle this month and you did outstanding. I think it was your parentals that were the scared ones. You have also started rolling like crazy and even got it labeled on your crib at school. Even though you have rolled before, I guess you felt like stepping your game up a little.

Likes: Tickles, your furry siblings, sitting up (assisted of course), popping your lips and tongue, showcasing your new trick of spitting

Dislikes: Changing clothes

Monthly Updates: One / TwoThree / Four

Monday, February 2, 2015

Shopping Mission

I have literally worn the same black dress to all post-pregnancy events (high school reunions, church, parties, etc.). It is a great dress from BCBG but this momma is kinda tired of it.

With little bit's baptism coming up I need a new dress to celebrate this occasion. Although, trying to find a cute outfit to sport on this post-partum body is becoming a challenge. I have literally been near tears with every dressing room visit. The struggle is real...

 Zara / Tahari