Till’ It Feels Right

Hi babes! Happy Tuesday. This week has been beautiful so far. It’s been full of two of my favorite things — sunshine and love. If you don’t already know, I happen to work with one of my best friends, Ryanne (I know, I’m spoiled). So today I kidnapped her chiltlin while she was in a meeting. I love her kids, and so I always really look forward to taking over mommy-duties when she needs a break. I promise these brazilian hips were made to bounce/hold babies.

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I took her youngest, Lucy, who is 7 months old…(And to die for). I seriously want to smooch her cheeks off at all times. We went for a nice walk to the coffee shop, Luce drooled on me, laughed, and stared at strangers. And then we went to the indoor/outdoor mall, City Creek, and browsed. We had so much fun. I loved hearing her coo and jibber jabber in her stroller as we walked through downtown in the sun.

Oh, and I swear to you.. everyone is so much nicer to you when they think you’re a momma with a beautiful lil’ babe. It’s so interesting. Have you ever felt that way?

I am in absolutely no rush to have babies, and I realize it’s not as glamorous as wrangling someone else’s kids can be. I have an incredible, happy, healthy nephew who I love and adore. I also have cousins and Ryanne’s kids to live vicariously through. But, I do look forward to being a momma someday.. :)

I went back to work and then class afterwards and got some great news… I got an A on one of the most difficult papers I have ever had to write since being in college. This paper was on a pretty sensitive topic for me, so I was thrilled to see my grade and positive feedback from my professor.

We got out of class early, so I rushed home, put on my stretchy pants (sporty spice is in action as soooon as work is off) grabbed some vino, and headed to Ryanne and Pats for our weekly bachelor night. I planned on taking my agenda and scheduling homework/tests over the next month while I was there, but it felt good to celebrate my A and just leave all my responsibilities at home for a while.

Anyway, I hope you’re all having a great so far. I had a rough few days about a week or so ago, and it was because I was putting all of my time and energy towards the negative and stressful things in my life. Once I changed my perspective and attitude, things changed.

So if you feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, or uncomfortable in your day to day lifestyle try switching it up. Think about whether or not you’re putting more weight on one foot than the other. Find your balance, embrace the love in your life, and change your attitude to gratitude. Have a glass of wine, put some comfy pants on, and love the babies/kids/friends/family in your life. Smooch em’ till it feels right.

All my love…

Bee

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Little Did They Know

When it was too cold to play soccer outside at recess (it had to be pretty damn cold) I’d slip through the door of my school library. I’d read chapter after chapter and dread the bell that meant it was time to return to our studies. Little did they know I had found my own curriculum.

It’s a lot harder to read as an adult because we don’t get recess we get breaks. And I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of my breaks paying bills, trying to get that coffee stain out of my sweater, and writing out grocery lists (thrilling, I know)

But it’s my favorite time of the year to curl up with a book in bed. That’s what sweater weather is for, isn’t it? Sundays & snow storms give me no other option than to dedicate my day to literature. I hope you are able to do the same. What are some of your favorite books that have had an impact on your life? Share with me, I’m always looking for a new read :)

Watch this quick & beautiful video & then hop on over to Thought Catalog to read this article about Dating a Girl Who Reads The News 

Kelsey and I hiked to this perfect little spot where you can swim and explore in 2009. She was 5 months pregnant with Lincoln at the time. Today we decided to head to the same spot but this time Lincoln was able to climb the rocks and experience it with us. There is something about watching a child observe new surroundings that tugs at my heart. Curiosity is a beautiful thing and Lincoln is full of it.

We got there later than expected so the sun wasn’t shining on us. The water was absolutely freezing! When Lincoln eagerly followed us in without any hesitation I couldn’t have been more proud. It was the perfect end to the day. I am definitely going to sleep with a happy heart tonight.

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Coloring outside of the lines

I can’t get over these darling chalkboard eggs. I found the idea on the blog Oleander and Palm. Dying eggs has always been a favorite of mine and I have searched for new ideas each year but this is one of the best yet. Oleander and Palm even painted rocks with chalkboard paint and kept them as a centerpiece. I’m all about fresh new idea’s and can’t wait to see what all of you think about them, too. If you need another creative idea take a look at the eggs I shared a back in January or try this idea. Never too early to plan for a beautiful Holiday such as Easter. All my love, Bee

Today I Am Loving…

This man bouquet. Every man would love this, I guarantee it. I’m ready for my lady bouquet, which would entail bubbly, lipstick, makeup brushes, & whatever else. (Not tampons. We can take care of that. Thanks though)

These bite sized pieces of baked brie. I was raised in a home where garlic & brie are a favorite, so I am all about these.

This man, for reminding me that sometimes you just have to jump and know that someone will catch you… And for being the one I can trust enough to do so. (Oh & for loving me even though I’m crazy) I love you so much.

This loft bed with a built in closet underneath. I love how simple it is, and the organization is awesome. I can’t stand childrens bedrooms with toys & what not just laying there waiting until you roll your ankle on them or puncture your foot.

This look

This woman! 83-years-old Bette Calman is living proof that the ancient art of yoga can do wonders on the human body. Bette Calman has been practicing and teaching yoga for the last 40 years and, although other people her age can hardly move anymore, she can pool of difficult yoga moves that put teenagers to shame. She can execute the “peacock” a difficult position in which the body is held horizontally, using only the power of the arms,  the “bridge”, “lotus” and can stand on her head with unnatural ease. Asked when she is going to retire, Calman said ‘You’re never too old. The body is a remarkable instrument. ‘It can stretch and stretch, and get better all the time. Forget age’ Ms Bette Calman teaches up to 11 classes every week, in Williamstown, Australia, teaching others the remarkable effects of yoga.

Because she could probably kick my ass.

Getting seconds at our work luncheon (because I can)

Savers providing me with an oversized sweater that I can’t get enough of. It probably came from a 90 year olds closet, but sweaters don’t require background checks. As long as they can mingle with my Litas & non-traditional Christmas nails, we’re fine.

My amazing grandma. I love her everyday, but especially when she sends me to work with airborne, crackers, & detailed instructions for nursing a cold/inversion-rebellion. She also knew exactly where my leg warmers were this morning when I was frantically trying to find them before work. ‘What would you do without me?’ Well grandma, I don’t have a clue.

So there are a few of my favorite things. What are you loving today?