Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

J. Wills is hosting a Virtual Trunk Show today only! We had a successful show last August in my hometown but wanted to open it up to everyone this go-around. There is still time to participate by emailing to get your exclusive 15% off new arrivals code!

Potty training is for the birds. Mary Tilman has been doing great for three straight days without messing up until the other night she peed on the stairs. The post conversation went like this:
  • Me - "Mary Tilman, why did you pee on the floor"
  • Mary Tilman - " Mommy I didn't. I peed on the stairs."
  • Me - sitting in silence as I just got schooled by a toddler
Lesson Learned - don't potty train when you are pregnant. The lack of wine is not ideal.

We have started back up on HelloFresh. The convenience factor and my lack of wanting to do anything have spurred this back up. Plus I think their meals are great and have us eating healthy and differently than we usually would.

We went to the circus last weekend for Mary Tilman's first and last time. She was entralled the entire time but I was slightly disappointed. I was expecting more animals and less humans. However they know a thing or two on coaxing you into forking over $25 for a light-up toy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


I am not a lover of Valentine's Day but little Miss has made it pretty special. Her pronunciation of "Valentine" is the true gift :)

What I really wanted to do with this post is to share a great experience with Minted. I do not love the store bought Valentines so opted another route. These were too sweet and pretty easy (click, order, assemble).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Don't Blink

The days are long but the years are short.

I never really got it until I had Mary Tilman. I never got the exhaustion, the busy, the lifechanging-ness that everyone said would come. I never got a lot of it until I had Mary Tilman.

When she was an infant, I yearned for more sleep, less baby weight, more help, less fear. I longed for the next phase, whether that be sleeping through the night, sitting up, crawling, walking and talking. I was always ready for the next phase. 

Expecting our second baby, you tell yourself what you would do differently. You set new expectations because you have already lived through it and come out the other side. You know that the moments are fleeting. There will be good days but there will be bad ones too. There will be long days but days that will fly by. There will be a moment when you look up and see this toddler standing in front of you and you wonder where the time went.

The days, yes they are long, but the years are way too short.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thoughts on Thursday

We got to see little man last week and he is growing like a weed! Already one pound, he may end up being a big boy at the end of these next 18 weeks. I say little man because we don't have a name yet although there have been some intense discussions. Hopefully we will come to a consensus soon for all our sanity (and monogramming needs).

J. Wills is headed to market later this week and I am so excited. The 2016 February market was my first and I have learned so much since then. Each season is a new experience but it gets more and more rewarding every time! Follow J. Wills on Instagram for some sneak peeks!

We headed down to Ponce City Market last weekend and it was a really cool place. The Food Hall had some outstanding eateries, even allowing us our first famous H&F burger. We also stopped into Candlefish (as little Miss chowed down on a lollipop) and it was a candle-lovers haven. I am itching to try one of their candle-making classes.

Trying to avoid many new maternity clothes, I am loving the "baggy" trend. This Anthropologie dress would be a little dark for Easter but nothing some bright jewelry couldn't fix.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday

Now that the Dirty Birds have made it all the way to the Super Bowl, I have a reason to cook plan some yummy food. The hubs wants to grill and that is a-okay with me.

Here are some great looking options for the big game and the real attraction - the commercials: