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Not Just a Mom

Hello and happy Monday!

I can’t believe it, but it’s our last Not Just a Mom link up of 2022!

This year we covered …

This month’s topic is: loving lately

For this post, I’m sharing the first 5 things that popped in my mind that I’m loving.

You can’t beat Antique Candle Co candles, and during this season, I’m loving the ones I bought on Black Friday.

  • Spiced Cranberry
  • Winter Woods
  • Christmas Day
  • I also have Tree Farm that I bought during a previous sale.

I think Christmas Day is my fave.

I often have the Food Network channel on but especially during the Christmas season. I love Christmas Cookie Challenge. A Lexington cookie decorator was on last night, and I can’t wait to watch that episode.

You know I love the Royal family, so of course I’m watching the Harry and Meghan special on Netflix. I’ve always loved Will and Kate, but I like Harry too! Travis even wanted to watch this with me, and we watched two episodes this weekend. We just need to watch the third one soon.

I have two new social media influencers that I follow on Instagram, and they both make me laugh out loud.

@educator_Andrea and @hayderz have some of my favorite stories to watch. Andrea is a high school English teacher in California, and she is so funny. She makes a lot of reels talking about the differences between teachers/students in elementary, middle, and high. So much of what she shares and creates is spot on with education in America.

Hayden has some hilarious reels too, and many of them are satirical and sarcastic. He always says, “Good night” or “Good morning to…” and it’s always something/someone funny.

Anyway, they are both bright spots on the ‘gram.

I’ve been loving the glow of the Christmas tree in the morning, evening, and dreary days we’ve been having lately. The sun finally came out yesterday afternoon, and I think that was the first time in a week I’ve seen the sun. I love the coziness of the Christmas lights…especially in the morning when the house is quiet, and I’m enjoying my coffee.

My dress arrived from Shop Style Your Senses, and I love it. I wore it to Trav’s work Christmas party on Saturday night with my favorite dressy wedges. (I got them years ago from Nordstrom Rack.) I believe that it’s sold out in black, but I’m kicking myself that I didn’t order it in the wine color. I got it in size large, and it fits just right.

I wore it to church yesterday with my leopard flats.

So those are a few things that I’m currently loving. What about you? What’s on your currently loving list?

One more things to love! I love that I’ll be back each month in 2023 with these ladies again.

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18 thoughts on “Not Just a Mom

  1. I love your new dress! It’s going to be a workhorse I am sure – remember to use that term with Travis. Have you ever used as many horse expressions as possible to see if he gets annoyed? I love the candles and the jars they come in. I am currently trying to be content with all the candles I have and using them up! If we lose electricity, let’s just say that I will have the lighting situation covered. Do you have a rechargeable lighter yet? I think you would like it! Hope your Monday doesn’t suck!

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    1. I can tell I will wear the dress quite a bit and one I will keep for years. I need a rechargeable lighter. Work horse 😂 I should say that to Travis haha I hope you have a great week. We can do it!


  2. You look fabulous in your new dress! I am loving the glow of our Christmas lights too and it looks so pretty inside against the snow we got last night. I’m dreading venturing outside today even though the snow does look so pretty!

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  3. This was so fun to read! Loved following along and I will get my list up there tomorrow! That dress is so pretty on you and the beauty of that dress is that you can change the look with different shoes- I bet the leopard ones looked amazing- for the holidays, you could even pair with sparkly shoes- now I am getting obsessed- ha! 🙂

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  4. Oh my goodness, I’d love to know your thoughts on the docuseries. I have mixed opinions!! I loved H & M when they were first engaged and married, but now everything is very negative with them. They definitely have solid ground for being upset with the RF and the press, but at the same time… you’ve aired your grievances, don’t you want to move forward with your lives now? Why keep bringing it up? Let’s move on H&M, you have your whole lives ahead of you to make positive impact on the world. Let’s focus on that instead. Hahaha I obviously have a lot of opinions about this!!


    1. I agree. I just wonder if they want to disassociate or have a “normal” life, why make the docuseries…besides for money. I do love all things RF 😂 I’m sad that William and Harry aren’t close anymore


    2. I haven’t watched the doc yet, but I will, definitely a Royal Family fanatic. I can’t seem to make up my mind about H&M or W&K for that matter! I will have to do a post about this once I’ve watched a few episodes.

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