I’ve had a serious case of writers block today. Most days what I want to write just comes to me, almost like an actual light bulb in my brain. This post has been different. I feel like I have so much to say, and yet nothing is coming. So I’m going to write what is on my mind right now. I usually call it word barf, but for some reason that seems unappealing so maybe we’ll go with word trail mix. Minus the raisins.
I can already hear my family members dying of laughter, not because I am envisioning our family game nights… though those are always full of tears and belly laughs. They are laughing because I am writing a post about games that I love. You see, I am actually not the biggest fan of playing games. Some of the reason is because I’m usually horrible at them, but they also give me anxiety! My mom brain is usually so tired by the end of the day that it can barely tell my hand to pick up the diet coke and pour it in my mouth. Ok, that might be a bit dramatic, but it sure seems that way sometimes!
I regularly get asked what hair products I use to make my hair so long and thick. I do admit, I have really great genes in the hair department. My mom has the thickest hair I have ever seen! But I have put my hair through the ringer throughout my life and I have to rely on amazing products to maintain the integrity of my hair.
This post has been a surprisingly difficult one to write! It is so hard to do this topic justice, though I’m sure this is only the first of many posts. I was so privileged to grow up with my amazing sister who was born with spina bifida when I was 3 years old. It wasn’t always fun, and it wasn’t always easy, but I always felt like we were so lucky. I admired the strength of my incredible mother. She never complained and was always positive. Her example was a shining one and still influences my daily life, though in a different way than I had anticipated.
I know I talk a lot about how much I love chocolate, cupcakes, cookies, and all things delicious and desert-like. The real truth is that I love salty snacks with all my heart. If I had to choose between salty or sweet I would probably choose salty every time! I think it may have something to do with my mom eating a 1 pound box of chocolates right before I was born. Chips, crackers, popcorn, you name it. I LOVE IT! After I had Jude, I was nursing and had to be gluten free (among other things) because of his sensitivities. It was really hard to give up gluten. Specifically Cheez-It Crackers. I love those things! Luckily I came across an idea which, after a lot of trial and error, brought me to this recipe! It is the EASIEST snack recipe and I still eat these regularly whether or not I am trying to eat healthy. I absolutely prefer them to boxed cheese crackers now. Obviously there are probably much healthier snack options, but I can only eat so many baby carrots. Can I get an amen?
I just found the most incredible deal on MAC Brush Kits! Honestly, I’m dying over it! Every holiday season MAC comes out with special edition makeup and brush kits and this year was the Nutcracker Sweet Collection. I love their holiday brush kits because you get a killer deal on a collection of must have brushes. When the Nutcracker Sweet Brush Kits came out, I died. The packaging is SO cute and totally universal. As in, they totally don’t look like a special edition holiday set. There are 3 different kits so you have lots of brush combination options!
I turned 30 twenty-two minutes ago. You guys, I just turned 30! What is my life? I am pretty sure that last year I turned 21, so where have I been the last nine years? Oh yeah, kids. And laundry. That’s where I’ve been. Ha! I very clearly remember the day my mom turned 30, and I remember thinking that she was so old. Now that I am here it feels so surreal. In fact, I woke up this morning to several happy birthday messages (which I absolutely adored) and actually had to call my husband to ask him if it was in fact my birthday and if I had somehow missed the last glorious day of my 20’s. It honestly felt like I was either losing my mind, or that I was right in the middle of a Twilight Zone episode. Side note- does the fact that I know what the Twilight Zone is make me old?? (Curse you Disney for changing the Tower of Terror!)
Hi Friends! Welcome to my blog! I am so happy that you are here, and honestly so happy that I am here too! Writing has always been one of my greatest loves but as a busy wife, mother, and business owner it became progressively harder to make time for this little passion of mine. I felt like something was missing, but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate it back in my life.