Heavy Mileage and Current Likes

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Hello hello! ¬†We are finally back from vacation (although I wish I was still there- what a blast!) and I am preparing a post on how to “sanely” transition back from vacation, but until then, I wanted to do a quick check in about some other random items ūüôā So, when I opened my planner on Sunday (LOVE me a good [paper] planner) I went to add my weekly mileage from last week and was floored! ¬†I took one day off but managed to get 42 miles in! ¬†Yahooooo! ¬†And on a vacation week?! ¬†Even better! ¬†(Head pats)

OK.  So, also want to talk about a few things that I am LOVING lately:

  1. ¬†#BoyMom gear- ¬†My guy got me some of these items and I immediately fell in love (with both the man and gear lol). ¬†Really though, I LOVE this line and the fabric is great. ¬†Soft and great quality. In fact, I would like to order some more. ¬†BUT I will say; I am LESS than pleased with their customer service. ¬†I emailed them on August 11 and STILL haven’t heard back. I tried again on the 18th and nothing. ¬†Not a great way to run a business and such a shame because I REALLY like this stuff. ¬†Bummer.


    #boymom hat and #outnumbered tank 

  2. Neat Solutions Table Toppers- ¬†So, Gabe is now eating at the actual table (still in his highchair but without the tray) as he HAS to eat with the big boys. ¬†True Story. ¬†I tried so hard to clean up well every time he ate but alas I was concerned that my wooden dining table was beginning to get destroyed. So, I remembered these babies from Z’s toddler-hood and boy have they saved me! ¬†I LOVE that they are super easy to use, travel well, are colorful and teach first concepts and disposable! ¬†SUPER easy clean up. ¬†For the win! ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 3.16.08 PM
  3. Matching outfits- Yea, I’m a #boymom and I am also #outnumbered, however, it does not mean I don’t love matching the boyos with their outfits! ¬†It is super fun! ¬†It makes them easier to find if we are in a crowd and contrary to the picture below, it makes for some amazing photo ops ūüôā ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†IMG_1513
  4. Gro-Bag wearable blankets– So, after my boys are finished “being swaddled” (age of this depended on their individual needs) I moved right to a wearable blanket with both. ¬†In fact,Z wore his until he was about 2.5 ¬†I REALLY LOVE THIS COMPANY and their wearable blankets. ¬†They are a European company and the quality is FABULOUS. ¬†They can be a bit pricey but I use each for about a year (regardless of the “age suggestions”). ¬†It is basically like a sleeping bag for your toddler. ¬†I don’t love the idea of G getting lost under conventional blankets and he is still too young to fix the covers himself, so these are AMAZING! ¬†Because the company is European, they use TOGS as a measurement of weight (thickness of the fabric). ¬†And, if you choose, you can use in the car as well as there is a zipper for car seat buckles. ¬†Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 3.20.59 PM
  5. BIP (Bachelor in Paradise)- I know. ¬†I am so smart though! ¬†Look, I am a fan of this franchise, unabashedly so. Everyone needs to unplug and for me, this works. ¬† Anyone else watching?! ¬†I mean, I was EXTRA stoked to see an old buddy of mine and his beautiful wife (Katie Lowes who plays Quinn on Scandal) on “after Paradise Live.” ¬†This WILL be my treadmill material for tomorrow. Can’t wait!

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    Cannot.  Stop. Laughing at this.  Sorry Shaps!  But Katie looks gorgeous!  LOL

  6. Adult coloring books- YUP! ¬†Finally on that train. ¬†For the past year I kept saying “REALLY!? ¬†COLORING?!” But yea, I totally get it know. ¬†Speaking of unplugging (with BIP or whatever else), I am trying coloring as a way to unwind. ¬†I have a very active mind (and body) and I am hoping that these books will be a super fun and creative way to relax! ¬†Anyone else on this train!?
  7. This hair wand– After seeing some ads for very expensive hair wands, I picked this one up while at the beach (here on Amazon for only $22) because I needed some beach waves, and I am HOOKED. ¬†Seriously, though, Rich (my hair guy)- between the sun¬†COMPLETELY lightening my (natural) blonde hair and this new find, we might be breaking up ūüôā ¬†LOL I kid. ¬†But really, this wand is SOOOOO easy and I am a GOOD judge of that. I am AWFUL with hair. ¬†Get this wand. ¬†NOW. ¬†Do NOT go and spend upwards of 100+ bucks on some fancy schmancy one. ¬†This one ROCKS.
  8. The look of love- I just can’t with this guy.

    The look on his face, though! ¬†OMG. ¬†SOOO lucky. ¬†I have been feeling incredibly blessed lately. Thank you thank you thank you to those who KNOW I am thankful ūüôā ¬†Truly. ¬†Between that guy, my babies, their awesome Dad, my family, our extended families, and all of our collective health, I could not feel more thankful. ¬†Thanks for letting me share!