Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Five: 7.7.17


Oh Hi There! I know I have been insanely m.i.a on here and most other social media however, I am working towards being more active now that the babes is here. I am excited to kick that off with a Friday Five! 

o n e. 
as I am sitting here writing this, my two week old is napping in front of me. Y'all...two week old!?! like how did that happen?? I still find myself waking up in the middle of the night to check on him and just staring at his sweet little self wondering how he is here already! I honestly never thought I could love something/someone as much as our little bug. 

t w o.
we have been having such a great time learning and navigating this whole 'parenting' thing together. However, today is John's first day back at work so it is just the babes and I. I am so so so thankful that John was able to take all the time off work that he did and it was so great for us to enjoy the time as a family of three! I also have to brag about him for a second. He has been so patient and supportive and helpful it is insane. He definitely deserves an awesome daddy award! 

t h r e e. 
budget shopping. y'all this is so something that I am not any good at but, I am trying! Since I will now be a SAHM [with the exception of some photography sessions here and there], J and are are working towards getting ourselves on a budget. Neither of us are great at this because we are the epitome of impulse shoppers. We have started making baby steps by buying all paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.) and meat from BJs. The meat we buy, John separates and then we freeze. This is a massive money saver. The issue for me now though is that since I am a SAHM, I have lots of time to make daily trips to target to get out of the house and it never fails that I see something that I just have to have. If any of you have tips on budgeting, help ya girl out! 

f o u r.
mom's groups are brutal. if you follow me on twitter, you will probably have noticed that I have said a time (or 8) that these FB moms groups are no joke.-well, some of them are but there are two extremes in every group. In some of the groups, you have these moms who are asking for medical advice from a bunch of nobodies via social media...for example "my child has this rash on their face..what is it? do I need to go to the doctor?" Then you have the other side of the spectrum of moms that literally bash the crap out of you and virtually drag you through the mud if you are pro vaccines or formula feed over breast feeding. I can't really tell you why I still follow some of these groups- I guess the 'drama' is just too good. 

f i v e. 
my new mommy makeup routine has gotten so short and I love it! I routinely use the same 8 products each day and it takes a maximum of 10 minutes-score! I am however in the market for a new [and less expensive] blush/bronzer/highlight combo so if you have one you love, pass it along! 

Thank you lovies for sticking with me! Stay tuned for [hopefully] lots more great content! 
Happy Friday beauties! 

11 comments :

  1. Nice article, thank you for the sharing

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  2. So happy you are back! I melt over the pictures that you share of Noah 😄 Being a SAHM is tough, but once you get into a routine it gets easier. Target runs keep me sane lmao We do the same thing at BJs, and I separate all the meat once I get home. I also like to meal plan for the week that way we only buy what we really need and stick to the list lol I always end up off the list somehow but I'm getting better at it. Glad your back babe 💖

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  3. So happy you are back! I melt over the pictures that you share of Noah 😄 Being a SAHM is tough, but once you get into a routine it gets easier. Target runs keep me sane lmao We do the same thing at BJs, and I separate all the meat once I get home. I also like to meal plan for the week that way we only buy what we really need and stick to the list lol I always end up off the list somehow but I'm getting better at it. Glad your back babe 💖

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  4. Your kiddo is super cute! Congratulations mama! If you're interested in some budgeting tips and whatnot feel free to visit my site thistinybluehouse.com - I write a ton about frugal living and parenting! Have a great weekend

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  5. Soooo glad you are back!!! I have love seeing pictures of your little Noah! He is absolutely precious!

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  6. Congratulations on your baby, so precious!!
    Girl, I'm so bad at keeping a budget...BAD! I really need to do something to get better at it.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  7. Noah is SO cute! And you know what? We should have our own blogger mom group--judgment free zone!

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  8. Omg how adorable god bless your little family! Welcome to the world little guy! How amazing it must feel to finally give birth and have him finally home!! Keep up the great work mama❤️

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  9. All the congrats, he is precious!! I've never been in a mum group (duh - no kids yet) but all the drama stories I've heard and read have me super curious hehe

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  10. So so happy for your little family. Bronzer I recommend physicians formula $13ish or set me wild $5, blush I love Milani $7ish (I forget the two shades I LOVE but if you wanna know message me on Instagram or something) and highlight easily the essence highlighter $2 🙌

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