Gross, I thought to myself, my nose wrinkling with every swipe of the damp rag in my hand. I readjusted my knees on the small bathmat, gripped the side of the tub, and began scrubbing again. Yeah, it’s been way too long, I acknowledged to no one in particular. A scowl etched itself further into my face as I scrub scrub scrubbed at the yuck I had too long ignored at the bottom of our bathroom tub.
Social media is a tool which claims to be a representation of who you are — your likes, dislikes, what you did last week, what you ate this morning, who you went out with last night — but in reality, it displays the person that you want others to think you are. The difference is subtle but important. Continue reading
Babies are weird. They do the most socially awkward things but get away with it just because they’re babies. What’s that about? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that they’re super cute while being awkward. Then there’s that whole “they don’t know any better” thing.
Whatever the case, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like if adults did the things that babies do. I’m thinking they probably wouldn’t get away with gnawing on random objects, regurgitating food, or staring blankly at you and making you feel as if they have analyzed your soul and are disappointed with what they’ve found.
When Matt and I first got engaged, I started asking questions to married couples that I knew in an attempt to understand the deep, dark secrets of marriage. People told me all kinds of things, and I tucked the advice away but didn’t think I’d ever really need some of it. I mean, Matt and I were madly in love and wouldn’t need to worry about speaking kindly or serving one another or putting the other’s needs before our own — it would all just come naturally, right? Continue reading
Fall is most definitely my favorite season. I love the weather, the smells, and, most importantly, the tastes. One of my prerequisites for cooking or baking anything is that it must be E-A-S-Y. Continue reading
Having a baby totally rocked my world. I hear people say sometimes how smooth and effortless their transition into mommyhood was — I’ve come to the conclusion that those people are either superhuman, inebriated, or just plain delusional.
My little guy hit 7 months this week, and I got to thinking about all the things I thought I would need versus the things Continue reading
I. Love. Parties. All kinds. Whether for birthdays, baby showers, holidays, or sporting events, I’m always down for a good shindig.
And almost as equally, I love decorating for said parties. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the every day mundane and to let routine Continue reading