Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5 things I am loving right now

I am five minutes into being clean--no spit up, pee or poop.  I am trying not to nap during Eleanor's naps because I feel like there is just so much to do that I can't get to during the day.  Plus, we are sleeping in very late, so I really am getting plenty of sleep.  Just wanted to stop in and share somethings I am loving right now.

1.  I am brewing a cup of coffee and mixing it with some of this for an afternoon pick-me-up to help me get through the rest of the day.  There is a McDonalds so close, and I was stopping by there a couple times a week to get their Hazelnut Iced Coffee.  That habit had to stop.  Money wise not a smart decision; this is so much cheaper!

 It is like a straight-jacket for the babe.  She almost always goes right to sleep.  It is a must have!

3.  Free Lactation Consultant services at the local hospital and feeling so supported by other mommies.  No judgment here!  For info click here.

4.  I finally ordered my Doterra Essential Oils.  I feel like I am getting more and more crunchy as time goes by.  Natural birth, cloth diapers, essential oils.   By product of Denton, I suppose. I am not an expert with these at all, but I have had them highly recommended by two friends.  Check them out here if you are curious.  I will keep you updated on my journey with those once I get them.  Excited!

5.  Taking on more responsibility at home.  My husband takes such good, good care of me.  He always has, but now that I am home for the time-being, until the end of maternity leave and then for good after this school year, I want to take some of the load off of his shoulders.  Two things that I am really proud of my progress with is laundry and dishwasher.  Before baby, laundry consisted of washing a bunch of loads throughout the week, but never folding them and putting them away.  I have been doing laundry almost every other day so that the amounts are more manageable.  With the dishwasher, I have been trying to make sure that it is either dirty or empty.  We were the worst about collecting dishes in the sink to "soak."  Can I get an "AMEN"?

What are you loving right now?


  1. Ohh you get to stay home after this year?!!!?!!! I am so so happy for you!

  2. I too am becoming far more "crunchy" than I ever thought I would! We've started using essential Oils (Butterfly Express - from what I've read, just as good as DoTerra and Young Living but less expensive!) and I love them so far! We'll have to talk about them on our walk! I'm also working on #5. John is better at staying ontop of the house work than I am. :( But, it seems to be easier once I get into a habit of doing things. I thought I'd hate the extra laundry using Cloth Diapers makes, but really I don't even notice the difference!