Thankful Day 5

Monday night. All of the kids are in bed right now but I hear Sam saying “shhh.”  Sam and Tucker share a room.

So today… Sam had preschool and “lunch and fun” which means he goes for an extra hour and a half and has lunch there.  I had a dentist appointment because I had a root canal a couple of weeks ago and part of my tooth broke over the weekend 😥 I was waiting for my permanent crown.  So they pushed up my appointment and I’m sporting a temporary crown until the permanent one is ready.  This tooth has become seriously expensive.

Aaron worked from home the rest of the afternoon since he had to come home while I was at the dentist.  The boys and I went outside for a short bike ride.  It was pretty cold.  Sidney is finally big enough to fit in the Tula!


My friend Katie sells Beauty Counter products and gave me some samples to try out over the weekend.  I’ve only ever bought something other than drug store makeup once and that was because I had a gift card.  The Beauty Counter products are super natural and free of 1,500 harmful chemicals which is awesome.  I tried out the shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, facial oil, bronzer and mascara.  I felt so fancy.  I would say I liked the facial oil and the bronzer the best.  I don’t normally use facial oil or bronzer.  I like the idea of switching my makeup over to more natural products but I can’t bring myself to spend the money! If you’re typically a department store makeup person though, the prices are comparable.  (Just fyi, i’m not being compensated or anything for writing about this.  My blog doesn’t get nearly enough views for that hahaha. I just like reading about products other people use so I thought this might be of interest too. That is a link to her specific Beauty Counter page up there though because she is lovely 🙂 )IMG_9125IMG_9127

Now Aaron and I are sitting on the couch and football is on the TV.  He’s working on his laptop and I’m typing this and thinking about what I’m thankful for today.

Today I’m thankful that I like to cook.  Because if I didn’t like to cook and had to cook for 3 kids every day, I’d probably go insane.

(Sam refused to eat even one bite of dinner tonight.)


Thankful Day 4

It’s Sunday!  The boys are out taking a walk around the block.  One of our neighbors came by selling Sarris chocolate for a fundraiser so now we’re going to be getting 2 peanut butter pies.  And one of Aaron’s coworker’s kids was selling Yankee candles so we’re also going to be getting two candles…  fundraiser season.

I went out to Target this morning to get exciting things like paper towels, diapers and light bulbs.  I spent a solid 5 minutes looking at the ingredients in all the pasta sauces trying to find one without added sugar.

I walked past the new Hearth and Hand Magnolia line that came out today.  It was pretty destroyed already at 11AM.  This doll house is amazing though.


Then I stopped at Gymboree because they were having a giant sale.  I don’t think that specific Gymboree is closing but a bunch of the locations are closing.  The company filed for bankruptcy and is “restructuring”.  I picked out clothes for our Christmas photos for all the boys plus I got them some socks, underwear and two pairs of pants for Tucker.  Everything came to only $39!


The boys are going to wear these for the photos I think.


Today I am thankful for Sam’s preschool.  This is his second year there and Tucker does Mother’s Day Out there.  I didn’t really do any preschool research before picking it but it ended up being perfect.  Sam loves it! He is “friend of the week” this week so we had to make a little poster about him.  Of course he picked out that ridiculous selfie picture of me 😮



Thankful Day 3

Saturday!  I went to Barre class this morning at Sweat then we all got ready and went to a  Fall festival in Upper St. Clair.  We took a hayride through a parking lot.  Suburbs.

I did a drive by of a house that’s in foreclosure then texted Aaron a picture telling him it’s our future house.  Aaron thinks I should get my real estate license.  Maybe I will?  I told him people will probably get annoyed because I’ll send them too many houses.

We had lunch at The Yard in the Galleria after the festival.  It’s up on the third floor where about a million restaurants have come and gone in the last few years.  They put in an elevator which was great because we had a stroller with us.  The food was really good!  I had shrimp lettuce wraps.  Aaron had The Yard Burger and the boys had mac and cheese and a kid’s burger.  The service was good and Aaron and I both really liked the food and the coffee.  The server said they serve Allegheny Coffee.  BRGR is right below The Yard and I’m thinking it’s going to be bad for their business.


Sam and Aaron are working on painting the door and walls to the basement now.  Aaron also pulled the carpet off the steps to the basement.

I booked a photo mini session for Christmas photos which is coming up in a few weeks so I’m shopping around for coordinating outfits for the boys.  I’m thinking something like this:


Today I’m thankful that we can afford (and also have the time for) eating out and taking holiday photos and going to local festivals.  We’re pretty lucky 🙂

Thankful Day 2

Hello!  TWO days in a row!!

I’ve had a cold for about a week now.  I took a shot of apple cider vinegar today to alkalize my body….?


But, it’s Friday!  Aaron’s band has a show tonight but otherwise, we don’t have any plans this weekend.  I’m signed up for a Barre class Saturday morning.  Aaron wants to do house projects.

I took a cycle class today and then Tucker, Sidney and I stopped and got a couple mini bundt cakes for a Friday treat.  Those “Nothing Bundt Cakes” are so good.

Last night Aaron was doing a little work at home after the kids went to bed.  I amused myself by texting him selfies.


Today I’m thankful for our house and our neighborhood.  It was nice out yesterday and today so the kids were able to play outside.  Our neighborhood is safe and our neighbors are nice so I’m able to let the kids go for a walk down the street by themselves and play with the neighborhood kids.  I’m very thankful for that.  They get to have a bit of independence and I get to have a little quiet.

Everyday I’m Thankful

I thought I would dust off the old blog today.  It’s been a year!  I just checked.  Since I last posted, I had a third son named Sidney.  He’s 3 months old now.


Sam is 5 and Tucker is 3.


I did take a selfie while unmedicated and 8cm dilated.


We still live in the same house in Mt. Lebanon that still needs work but I’m obsessed with looking at real estate so we’ve been shopping around for a new house.  We almost bought a house down the street… but we backed out after the inspection uncovered more work than we were willing to do for the price.

I haven’t been doing much sewing since the baby was born.  I gave up my sewing room for the baby to have a nursery (even though he doesn’t actually sleep there yet).  My sewing machines are set up in our bedroom but most of my sewing supplies are packed up downstairs for now.  I did sew a blanket for my friend’s baby shower recently. I used Riley Blake double gauze (like Aden & Anais fabric) for the two outer layers and a layer of cotton batting in between.  I bound it with pre-made bias tape because making bias tape is not fun.  Cats!


What brought about this blog resurgence is that I was thinking of posting a thing that I’m thankful for every day this month on Instagram.  But instead, I decided to try to blog it every day. (laughing emoji)  If I somehow manage to blog every single day this month, it will be a miracle!

Today is November 2nd. So I’ll just start today.

I am thankful for coffee.  Not very profound.  But seriously, every morning, I’m thankful for it. ❤coffee_9073