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Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy July!  I kind of feel like this summer is passing me by in the blink of an eye!  July is always a wake-up call for me.  Reminds me to soak up this sunshine and warm weather a little more.  With that, I will leave you with an introduction // Q&A with a new blog friend whom I just love!  Meet Keri from Living In This Season
(How beautiful is her family?!?!?!)  Get to know her and here and go give her some love!

Tell about your blog in a few sentences.
Living In This Season is filled with honest moments of my life as a mom of young children, diy projects, recipes, and activities for the kids. I choose the name for the blog because this is my goal for my life- to be living in my current season… not in the season ahead or the seasons of the past… but enjoying the here and now. As a mom this can be hard, because there are some crazy days that let’s be honest, we don’t enjoy, but to just step back and remember we only have these moments now.

Why did you get into blogging?
I have loved following blogs and was always getting ideas and inspiration from them. I started blogging when we first moved to South Carolina as a way to keep family back home up to date on our life. However, I soon became bored just posting on our daily life… so I changed it up. I want it to be a place of encouragement, honesty (seriously no one is perfect and I want others to remember that we all have our moments), and inspiration.

What is one of your silly quirks? Or something silly that you get excited about.
I get really excited about a good restaurant… my son wrote on his mother’s day paper that the word I say the most is “delicious”… so true! I love a good meal or dessert!

Favorite movie, song, or TV show?
One of my favorite movies is Life as a House. It is tragically sad, but just so real and honest about life which I love. I have many fav TV shows- seriously tv in the evening is a great relaxer for me. My husband I are currently watching all the old Everybody Loves Raymond every night, hahaha it makes us feel oh so old! But one of my favs is Parenthood… I can really relate to a lot of the show and the ins and outs of parenting!

Any funny stories to share that has happened recently?
Well let’s just say life with 3 kids under the age of 5 has been a bit insane! It seems as if every moment we try to go anywhere pure insanity outbreaks! Recently, we tried to all go out as family and on the way out the door our oldest is as usual the first ready and at the door. Meanwhile the 2 year old is screaming because he wants his shoes on, he doesn’t want his hair fixed, the list goes on. The baby is screaming because she is in the car seat and she seems to hate that thing. I am trying to throw things in the diaper bag and my husband is grabbing random things as well. We are both near the table grabbing stuff, there are Thomas the Train toys everywhere (at this point the thought of making the kids clean up was overwhelming). I grab my coffee and the lid was not on and spills everywhere… all over Thomas toys, all over my husband’s leg, and all over me. I look at him and there really are no words, you have to just laugh. Later that evening, we all were on the couch watching Curious George before the kids went to bed and he said, you know our life is like a crazy tv show where it is pure craziness and you want to scream and rip your hair out but at the end of the day you look around and see how amazingly blessed we are… so true. *And note to self, make sure that coffee lid is on tight!

Tell us something we don't know about you.
I am actually insanely shy! Blogging is perfect for me because it is all online.. but sharing about my blog or telling friends in real life, I was so nervous! I am working on being more confident. But I am definitely an introvert (seriously people in high school didn’t think I talked!).

What's your favorite beauty secret or product?
I am currently pretty obsessed with EOS chapstick, they are amazing!!!

What's a current dream that you are hoping to achieve?
Thanks to an amazing friend and her encouragement, I am hoping to open an ETSY shop soon… details to come.

What's the coolest thing you've made? (food, craft, anything)
Hmmm… I am pretty obsessed with Pinterest. I think my HOME letters for my mantle were pretty exciting and I am so happy with how they turned out. 


ChristmasOwl07 said...

May have to check that movie out. I love sappy movies. And your kids are beautiful. So much love there.

Kelly Slater said...

So cute! It's so fun once they start feeding themselves, and you'll find there's actually a LOT she can eat! T loved pasta (penne with marinara or butter and cheese & ravioli- Gerber makes those Graduate meals that are amazing!), scrambled eggs, cheese cubes, bananas, and any veggie- carrots, peas, corn... the only way to know if she'll like it and be able to do it herself is to go for it!
As far as the nap goes, oh how I miss those 2 naps a day! T was sleeping pretty much 8-8, so a transition for us was pretty easy. I would just put her down around noon and she would take a 2 hour nap. I might would wait until G starts sleeping a little later to make it easier on you both. Don't worry, she will. :o)

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