Hi friends! Happy Monday! After a nutso week last week, I am so excited to be back in my normal routine this week. And I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve today because we find out if we are having a baby boy or girl tomorrow!! Eeeek!! I cannot wait.
Here's a little currently list, since my brain is mush from being so excited about tomorrow!
Eating / Greek yogurt -- I heard it helps if you crave ice cream when pregnant! I don't think it's particularly working, as I could eat a Dairy Queen hot fudge sundae pretty much any time of day still, but at least I'm getting a little extra calcium for the baby love! Drinking / 1/2 caff coffee with a drop of peppermint essential oil. Peppermint is super great for an energy boost and feeling awake. It helps since I'm only drinking 1/2 the caffeine! Practicing / Making realistic to-do lists each day. My Simplified Planner from Emily Ley helps a lot with this. There are only 12 lines under the "to-do" section, and at first that totally stressed me out. Only 12 things?! But my daily lists are miles long! Now, I've switched to making a master list of everything that should get done in a week, and break it up into bite-size pieces, with no more than 12 things per day. Some days I only put 3 or 4 things on my list! It helps a lot with my mindset and I also think I'm getting more done! Mastering / Social media balance. I deactivated my Facebook account (again) today after learning a couple weeks ago that I thought I'd deactivated it, but since it was tied to my Spotify account that I use daily, it never actually deactivated. I got a new Spotify account set up that isn't linked to Facebook at all, and kissed the giant social media network goodbye this morning. I'm trying to scale back on Instagram too. I did great for the first half of this month, but then found myself constantly on it again the last week or so. I really need that margin in my life. It's hard, but good. Learning / A lot about essential oils. I've been using Young Living oils since December, but am finally starting to use them consistently and really research new and better uses for them. I'm loving it! Trying / to be patient waiting for our appointment tomorrow. I'm bouncing off the walls!! Playing / Chess with Matt every chance we get. Nerd alert! Turns out my cute husband was like, a chess master as a kid. He beats me every time, but it's still so fun + a brain workout! Finishing / Painting the nursery today + tomorrow. I am soooo thankful that huge project is nearly out of the way! Reading / In Defense of Food. It was an intense read (so many big words!) but soooo eye-opening. Remembering / That the only person I owe is God, and from constant communication with Him flows everything else--my ability to be a wife, mama, business owner, employee, sister, daughter, friend. Wearing / Matt's long sleeved shirts because Indiana is temperamental and it's been SO COLD lately. All my warm clothes are in the attic since I switched over to my spring + summer capsule a few weeks ago, consisting mostly of skirts, shorts and tank tops. C'mon, Indiana, warm up! Cooking / Everything we can on the grill. I LOVE the smell of charcoal in the evenings! Working / On some new product lines for my shop. I'm loving the graduation invites I just launched! Traveling / To Mexico--next weekend! I'm going to miss Matt like CRAZY since he isn't able to come, but I'm so excited to spend some quality time with my parents and brother and RELAX for a week by the beach. Wanting / A cinnamon crunch bagel from Panera. All day. Everyday.
Hope you have the best Monday, loves! XO!