Hello and Happy Friday!
Shew the first week back after break…#IYKYK
It’s been a great week, but we are ready for a pretty slow paced weekend…which is one of the things I love about the month of January.
Here are some recent favorites:
When I shared my Christmas decorations, I didn’t share the cross stitch my mom made because it wasn’t back from getting framed yet. Over the past year, she made of these Santa cross stitches for both my sister-in-law and me. It’s super cute, and as I went to pack up my Christmas decor, I realized I hadn’t shared it yet.
Hadley’s volleyball photos *finally* came in right after the season ended, and I couldn’t love them more. It’s her first official (professional) photo without her braces.
I picked up this Ramen bowl at TJ Maxx as a Christmas gift for Hadley. As soon as I saw it, I knew she’d love it. Well, the night we got back from KC she couldn’t wait to use it. Insert a run to Walgreens for Ramen, and Hadley made her own dinner!
One of my favorite gifts from Travis is this cedarwood wick candle. I’ve seen them on some websites, but I didn’t know they had them at Kroger. Apparently, that’s where Travis got this one. It smells so good, and the flame flicker sound is so soothing.
I spent Christmas money on some new shoes, and they arrived yesterday! I have two pairs of Golden Goose sneaks, but have heard great things about Shu Shop. I wanted to try this Paz style and decided to try the Shu Shop. Well, I’ve only had them for a night, so I can’t give a full review…but the minute I slipped them on my feet, I knew they were more comfy (less stiff) than my GG. This is the pair I got, and I got my regular size 9.
Trav’s cousin shared this on Facebook, and I think I may try it for a reading plan this year. I’m not going to be strict about it. I think I will just go with the flow and see how the year progresses. That being said, feel free to share book suggestions…especially with the bottom row!
It just looks like a great way to pick and choose books…change things up a bit.
Favorite Mom Meme:
Y’all, we’re still in the post-Christmas organization process and I’m really hoping we *all* get the house back together this weekend.
Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:
It’s the pinchy cute cheeks and pigtails for me!
I always love when this January 2013 photo pops up of the kids.
The last week for the year is typically a quiet blogging week. That being said, I shared some of my favorite posts of the year:
Here are this week’s posts:
Well, you might receive a few extra posts from me this month. In December, WordPress shared the “Bloganuary” writing challenge, and I’ve been receiving the prompts. I pretty much have my Monday-Friday content, but I might give some of the prompts a shot on the weekends.
Since I’m always planning and taking quite a bit of time to write my regular posts, I just thought it might be nice to write a bit more informally every once in a while.
Not Just a Mom:
On Monday, we’ll have our first Not Just a Mom post of 2023!
Here are our topics for the year. We’d love for you to join us the second Monday of every month.
What are your weekend plans? I might just be in my pjs by 7:00 tonight! We don’t have a ton going on this weekend, and I’d like to get some errands run and get this house back in order.
Thanks so much for reading.