• Adulting,  Growing Up,  Lists,  Taylor Swift,  Taylor Swift GIFs

    Grown Up Things (Featuring Taylor Swift)

    So, I didn’t originally plan to include the Taylor Swift GIFS with this blog, but once I found one I wanted to use, I couldn’t resist illustrating each point with my girl. I seriously couldn’t stop. So, Taylor and I now present to you: some ways I know I’m officially growing up. 1. I make macaroni and cheese how I wanna.I remember following the directions on the box STEP BY STEP as a kid – each time, reading it carefully like it was the first time. Measuring milk and butter precisely, having to check the box with each ingredient to make sure I was reading it right. “Ok, a quarter…

  • Lists,  Motherhood,  My Life

    My Favorite Posts

    Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives These aren’t so much my “favorites” as they are “posts that came up when I randomly searched my blog, and they made me laugh/cry.FROM MY BABY BLOG The one where I found out I was pregnant The one where I gave birth The one where I appreciate motherhood FROM MY TUMBLR The one where I hate daylight savings time The one where we hate people that don’t like Taylor Swift, but do like cats The one where I get schooled in “sexy” The one where I have a heart attack over the J Crew Bauble necklaces The one…

  • Coffee,  Lists,  Paul,  Porter

    10 Things That Make Me Really Happy

    In no particular order: When my son smiles at me. BEAMS, is actually more like it. It’s crazy. I love that smile more than more things in this world. It’s better than caffeine in the morning. Speaking of caffeine: coffee from a mug makes me happy. I love a piping hot Starbucks like everyone else, but there’s something about fresh coffee in a fun mug that makes the morning just that much better. When my husband sings country music in his fake southern accent. I pretend to get annoyed, but I really, truly love it. Snowfall. There’s nothing more peaceful to me than a cold, dark winter night — snow falling, lights…

  • every day in May,  Lists,  My Life,  Rant

    Every Day In May: Day 3

    Today I’m telling you all about things that make me uncomfortable. Have a seat. There’s nothing I love more than awkward, cringe-inducing lists. Opening gifts. I literally dread birthdays and Christmas if I think about gift-receiving. I mean, I love presents. But I hate opening them and having to react… even if it’s a good gift! I mean, do I jump up and down like a ten year old so I can properly convey how much I like it? If I hate it, should I cry and then they will mistake my tears of disappointment for tears of sadness? Ugh. So awkward. Watching a movie with my family when a…

  • Blog Challenge,  every day in May,  Life Lessons,  Lists,  My Life

    Every Day In May: Day 2

    So, today I’m supposed to educate you on something I know a lot about. I don’t know a lot about much, but I know a little bit about a lot of things… so this is really hard for me. So, instead of telling you why you should always use Pampers Newborn diapers vs Huggies, or how to saddle a horse (yeehaw!), I’ve decided to educate you on little things that I’ve learned over the years, that you could probably benefit from. 1. I know that dairy makes my stomach hurt, but I eat it anyway. This probably isn’t smart, and I don’t suggest that you follow my lead here. 2.…