New House.

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Hellooooo! Long time no chat, eh!?  So…moving sucks.  Duh 🙂 But…I LOOOOVE our new home and FINALLY we are feeling somewhat settled. If you read my blog or know me, it will be no shock that I want things UNPACKED and settled ASAP.  Well, life is life and life is real so that doesn’t always work out. So, I had a plan.  I had an order of rooms that I needed/wanted to be unpacked FIRST.  And I try to do ONE room at a time in TOTALITY.

  1.  Boys’ rooms
  2. Kitchen
  3. Play room/family room
  4. Living room
  5. Master Bedroom

As you can see, my MAIN priority was to get the boys things together and feeling settled.  I truly feel that this helps with their transition to the new home.  NO ONE like living among boxes (I don’t think????) and It can create a ton of anxiety, especially for the littles, so this was my reasoning for that.  To update you, everything is pretty much done except number 5 (sorry babe!) which is ALMOST done minus my ridiculous amount of clothing that needs to be put into the master closet(s).  Tee heeeeee!!!

So, I wish I could give you some tips on moving with 3 littles but, alas, I don’t really have any except…GET IT DONE AND KEEP EVERYONE ALIVE!  LOL. It truly is a challenge no matter what.  I actually found these Martha Stewart moving checklists to be super helpful and you might too!  I have also purchased some fun new home items that I wanted to share from of course..Amazon!  Here we go!

  1. Stoplight Sleep Enhancing Alarm Clock for Kids, Red and Blue Sports Car-  Guys, the light comes in differently in this new house and so the littles want to get up when…they (NO ONE) should be up lol.  This will hopefully help!  I know there is an “OK to wake clock” that has been popular but I found this one with the digital clock and actual alarm built in of use was better.  I also like the stop sign usage was better because it is so universal and it is something we already use with our kids (i.e.:  RED boys!).                                                        Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 1.51.45 PM
  2. Estilo Wall Mount Bag Saver, Holder, and Dispenser, High Quality Brushed Stainless Steel Storage Solution with an Extra Wide Opening for Easy Access to Your Bags- Guys, I just CANNOT with the random plastic bags shoved under my sink anymore. Not to mention it is a suffocation danger for the littles, is is SUPER unsightly.  Hence, this contraption REALLY made my day 🙂 What a nerd!Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 1.59.20 PM
  3. Zenna Home 9153WW, Cottage Collection Bathroom Tissue Stand, White– Without completely embarrassing anyone who lives in my house :), let’s just say this lovely and adorable TP stand has become a must.  It is super cute and seemed easy to put together.                                                                                                       Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 1.58.37 PM
  4. Spectrum Mop & Broom Holder Color: White 2 Pack– FINALLY!  I solution to mop/broom storage!  When we were in Disney, the gorgeous condo we stayed in had this and I ordered it right away.  A must have!
  5. New toaster!  I got this simple but awesome Black and Decker one for less than 30 bucks!  What I really liked, though, is THIS ONE because it has convection abilities too and is a 6-slicer 😉  My new oven is actually convection-abled so I didn’t need this one, but I thought it was a GREAL deal at less than 40 bucks!
  6. New entry way items- I was DONE with the constant losing of keys and mail piles all over the floor. I also was not a fan of the show piles (needless to say, these are very dangerous and tripping hazards) So in the new house, I made it a point to organize our entry way so to cut down on the mess.  Our new entry way includes this storage/show bench, a mail organizer, a shoe bin and an “outside toy bin.”  I know.  Type A at its best.  But TRUST me; walking into a neat entryway really is a game-changer 🙂
  7. This First Aid Kit- So, other than the baby fist aid kits I got when the littles were VERY little, I didn’t have a true first aid kit in my home or car and after getting my CPR and First Aid certification for Girls on the Run, I thought it was about time to do so.  Get on this, people!                               Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 3.19.03 PM
  8. Oh and on another non-related note (I was just perusing my Amazon order history), the dry shampoo that I use is the following:  Rene Furterer Naturia.  I literally get asked several times a week what kind of dry shampoo I use.  I only wash my hair once a week and due to the major amount of running, etc, I need some maintenance between.  This dry shampoo is THE BEST.  Trust me, I have tried MANY.

Oh man, I would LOVE to do a home tour but I have to settle some privacy issues first (other people and things beyond my control)and then hopefully I will be able to show you all our gorgeous new home!  Until then, check back soon for a running gear post that is long-overdue and reader-reccommended.

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day at the PTM

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Hi friends!  Getting ready for a big move, but I wanted to get this post up first.  I CANNOT say enough AMAZING things about our brunch at the Please Touch Museum this morning.  The museum has planned this event for the past few years and we attended last year.  This year we decided to attend again, albeit last minute and BOY did it not disappoint!

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My mama with my first born

It. Was. Fabulous.

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Sorry- pics of food are grainy. I was too busy trying to fill my plate (and the littles’ of course).  Even Curious George was there!

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We were THRILLED that they held this year’s event in the carousel house which meant free unlimited carousel rides and a GORGEOUS setting/view!  I literally CANNOT say enough good things about this event.

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EVERYONE enjoyed themselves and the awesome swag alone made it worth eh $30/person price tag. It was actually SO reasonable for everything we got!  The price included the museum opened up for US ONLY for 2 hours, unlimited food/beverage (they had great cups for kids, and eats for kids which was a super plus), unlimited carousel rides, and as I said AWESOME swag.  I was SOOOOO hoping they would have the same thing they gave away last year; an awesome mini-backpack that I use DAILY as the boys’ mini diaper bag and now has a whole from so much usage!  Well, PTM did NOT disappoint!  New mini pack packs AND Curious George books for all!  Plus they gave us all these beautiful plants that will have a home in our new house!

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OK, have to go finish packing, speaking of new home 🙂  Just HAD to share this event. What a lovely MD 2016!  Happy happy to all who celebrated, and thoughts with all who struggle to be a mom.  Not everyone is a member of this amazing club, and we should always be sensitive of those struggling.