1.) I am officially on Day 5 of my cleanse today. Less bloat, more energy, no mindless snacking or shoveling all the things into my mouth. No pumpkin chais—sad face– but I feel great! I honestly don’t remember the last time I cleansed, so that is usually a good indication of me really needing to ‘reset’. I’d tell ya how much weight I’ve lost, but oh yeah, my scale died. Bought new batteries. That didn’t work. So a new scale is on the way, thank you Amazon–can’t wait to try it out! I really didn’t think I was eating ‘that bad’ but oh goodness, the sugar detox has been REAL! All those starchy carbs, sugary lattes, cookies, cakes, breads, pastas…I was out of whack. (PS my tank is linked here!)
2.) Last 90 Days starts Tuesday!! I’m super pumped, and have been rocking the ‘Start Today Journal’ as part of my morning routine the last few weeks. I bought it back in November of last year, then Joe got really sick (we didn’t realize it at the time, how sick he was) and then holidays came and his Crohn’s was so bad that he ended up in the hospital. I abandoned this little journal (and myself) and then found my Life Coach. I spent so much time working with her until August. I honestly just felt the need to pick it back up and start again! I can’t wait to fill it up! I love it.
3.) Family Fridays. I miss these. I know kids need to be in school, but man the four of us have so much fun together in the Summer and on holidays! Sure I need my mama breaks like everyone else, but I just love spending time with these two goofballs. I miss Summer already! I am already dreaming and scheming how we will spend our holidays and breaks. I want to visit more pumpkin patches, drink hot cocoa, visit the kids museum, go sledding…All the things!
4.) We had another meeting to build our dream home. We couldn’t find a sitter, so we were hoping that we could rely on some good old technology. Unfortunately the cemented walls in the conference room made it for ZERO cell reception. Meeting seemed to be a (very) small step forward (better than back?) and the kids did pretty well considering. Onward and upward! I am leaning into my faith on this one. Building on your own lot is no joke! Patience is key and I continue to focus on my gratitude. I was super frustrated after leaving the meeting, but then I turned on Joel Osteen (no, I don’t care if you’re a Christian and you think he’s no good, thanks though!) and as always, the very first sentence I heard him say, spoke to me. God will take you through the fire sometimes, and he will make you fire proof. Other times, you will be delivered and not have to fight that battle at all. I calmed down immediately and let go, to let God.
5.) ETST aka Kelle Hampton on the gram. (Enjoying the small things). She’s probably my favorite account to follow. She takes beautiful photos, is so creative and I just adore her. She has three children and is so real, yet artsy. Her page sparks joy, inspires and I never feel less than when being in her little space here on the internet. She does this 15 minute shake down she shares on her stories and cleans up her kitchen, which resembles any families on an after dinner evening. She’s great! I always leave her page wanting to be a better momma. She shared this last week and I MUST MAKE IT for my crew (and neighbor friends!)