Thursday, February 4, 2016

Where has all my time gone?? (& Merry Christmas?)

I had this idea in my head that once Aurora started school, I would have all this free time to catch up on things or get back to the gym. I thought I would be looking for ways to fill those hours when she was gone. It seems I was couldn't have been more wrong. First, just getting Aurora to and from her Pre-K across town is a part time job in and of itself (seriously, it's 20 hours a week). I'm also working a contract that has me at another 20 hours a week and I am back at school for my masters degree. My days generally consist of cramming as much work in as I can, or running errands on my day off, just so I can hang out with Aurora after school. We also walk a friend's dog twice a week. I realized the other day that the school year is already halfway over and I have no idea where all that free time I dreamed about ended up. It also dawned on me that I have been letting a lot of things slip because I got so established in this school/work/school/sleep routine. One of them has been this blog! I keep storing pictures and writing down notes for new posts, but by the time I get around to posting them, they are already out of date. One thing I would feel awful about neglecting though is Christmas! So, here I am posting about it in February. Our Christmas was great and it was the first year that Aurora truly appreciated the holidays really got into the Santa aspect of it. We also got our first live tree this year which was exciting! I was paranoid about a 6ft tree in a house with a five year old and a cat, but we had no problems at all, so a new tradition is born!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hunting for cute monogrammed jewelery? Check out these rings!

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a thing for silver rings of all shapes and sizes. My collection has grown over the years and I have everything from chunky silver thumb rings to teensy delicate midi rings. One thing I've never purchased though is monogrammed jewelry because I always found them a little too gaudy or obvious. I recently was approached to review some monogrammed jewelry at GetNameNecklace and I almost passed on it because all I pictured were those giant tacky name necklaces that everyone wore about ten years ago. Out of curiosity though, I decided to click the link and poke around on the site a bit and I was surprised to find some REALLY cute monogrammed rings!

Unlike some others I have seen, these are really nice quality and real sterling silver, not just silvertone (which I cannot wear without turning my fingers green). I found more than one monogram ring that I liked, which made it difficult to choose just one, so I didn't. What I liked the best is that the initials are not super obvious and they do not stand out too much as monograms, rather they are incorporated nicely into the design. I loved that they were subtle and at first glance you may not realize you are looking at a letter, but it still has the nice personal feel of a monogrammed piece. I can't wait to see them in person!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Enter to win a free stroller over at Red Tricycle!

I've been a fan of Red Tricycle for awhile now, they always have good parenting article and links to products and activities before I see them elsewhere. Right now if you head over to their site, you have a chance to win a Phil&Ted’s stroller and all you need to do is enter an email address! (Extra entries for sharing on social media. Go check it out!
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