Life Lately

The #write31days challenge is coming to an end this week, and although I am a little sad about it, I will be glad to be back to regular blogging! The challenge was a lot of fun for me– I did end up skipping a couple of days here and there because, well, LIFE sometimes demands top priority.

 

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I have been trying to get up earlier than the kids lately, just to have some time to sit in the quiet, make my list for the day, and mostly just to drink my coffee while it is still hot. Brandon is still busy with harvest, so having this time in the morning to mentally plan out my day has been helping while he is working.

My photography business ALL of the sudden got very busy– thanks, mostly, to the beautiful fall weather we have been having. I did 4 sessions over the weekend, have another project in the works, and hoping that this translates into a busy 2015! I am feeling so much more confident in my work, and more inspired. It’s so calming for me to be behind the lens.

(My most recent sessions are over on my photography blog– check it out!)

That leads into my other tidbit: My Macbook Pro has finally given up. I have had her for nearly 7 years, and she is losing the gusto to run Photoshop. I knew this was happening, and I had told Brandon all about it. So when I said I booked 4 sessions and I was scared to edit on my laptop given it’s history as of late, he gave me the OK for a new computer. My new iMac will be here this week, and I can’t WAIT to edit on a screen that is double what I have now.

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The kids have been farming as much as they can. It’s a fun time of year for them, especially when they are right out our back door. I am loving it but the dust from everyone harvesting has my allergies all sorts of messed up. I am surrounded by Kleenex as I type.

I love this season and I am trying not to wish it away. It’s leaving me feeling inspired and ambitious– I love it!

 

 

 

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Stitchfix #9

You guys all know that I am a HUGE fan of StitchFix. I first learned about them two years ago when I attended the Influence conference, and I was hooked! I wish I could get them monthly, but I can settle for every once in a while! It makes it more fun! Here’s how it… 

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Dear Mom {Day 24}

Dear Mom, There have been days that I think to myself “I can’t do another day like this. I just can’t.” They come in waves for all sorts of reasons– sick kids, no rest, breaking up arguments, or a ruined dinner. Countless times, I have looked toward the sky and said I can’t. I just… 

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Dear Mom {Day 23}

Dear Mom, Today, I have a challenge for you. Moms of all walks of life are busy, tired, maybe feeling unfulfilled, or are just having a bad day. Today, put aside your daily struggles and be a light to someone else. Maybe it’s paying for the coffee the person has behind you. Maybe it’s to… 

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My Rodan + Fields Experience + a giveaway!

A few months ago, I got in touch with Karla Gust, who is a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant. I had never heard of Rodan + Fields, but after clicking through Karla’s site, I was intrigued! Rodan + Fields is a skincare line created by the makers of Proactiv. Unless you have been living under… 

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Dear Mom {Day 20}

Dear Mom, There has been something weighing on me lately, almost like an epiphany of sorts. Something that I have been thinking about for weeks, but I am struggling to find the words to convey it properly. I guess I should preface by saying I have thought a lot about the “stuff” my kids have…. 

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Dear Mom {Day 18}

Dear Mom, Every age has it’s thing: terrible twos, terrible threes, teenager drama, etc. It seems as if it is always something. I remember when Kenley was just sleeping through the night, then caught a cold. It was a cycle of sleep and no sleep that was wearing me down. I used to think “if… 

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Dear Mom {Day 17}

Dear Mom, A little encouragement for your weekend: xoxo

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Dear Mom {Day 16}

Dear Mom, pinned from here xoxo

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Dear Mom {Day 15}

Dear Mom, Imperfection seems to be all around you. Am I right? There are always dirty dishes, always a mess to clean up, always something that could be organized, and don’t even get me started on the laundry situation. (Spoiler alert: We all have one.) If you wake up in the morning overwhelmed with your… 

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Dear Mom {Day 14}

Dear Mom, In my 5 short years of being a mom, I know a few things to be true: -whenever you have to be somewhere, someone will poop/need to potty/spill on an outfit RIGHT before you have to leave. Always. -Kids are terribly indecisive. Limit their choices! It still empowers them without you wanting to… 

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