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F I V E on friday.

I’m (almost) ashamed to admit lex and i started listening to christmas music this week. . . i “accidentally” found a station in the car that plays it non-stop and when i saw lex dancing to it i knew resisting was over. So bring on the holiday cheer!

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BOXING GLOVES. I got my very own pair of gloves this week (pink. because i’m so hardcore) and i’m working on becoming a very well rounded gym rat. Between the ropes, using these gloves to beat up my trainer who forced me to use the ropes (seriously, those suckers SUCK), all the random various other forms of torture at the gym, and the fun stuff my pilates studio offers (TRX, reformer, trampolines) i’m wondering why after two weeks of my new routine i’m not seriously ripped.



TODDLER BEDDING. Earlier this week as lex was wrapping up nap-time; ย i heard her little voice over the monitor ย saying “climb, climb, climb”. So i ran my butt up stairs to find her halfway out of her crib. . . Sneaky little lady. So the quest for cute toddler bedding began, ended a day later, and is officially all en-route to our door. Although i’m in serious denial about it, and in even bigger denial about kissing any hope of ever sleeping in again goodbye.



PLASTIC MASON JARS. I found this gem of a cup at PBK earlier this week (its sold out online. sad face)- and we’ve used it ever since. Its GENIUS. Its a fully plastic mason jar- even the lid is fancy plastic. Lex LOVES it because it looks like my cup, and we love it because she drinks a TON of milk from it. Its also a clear favorite for smoothies.



Blender Bottle. Why am i the LAST person to know about the beauty of these babies? Now that i’m finally motivated again, eating right, and working out i’m back into protein shakes. Normally that would mean me throwing my shake into a normal bottle with some ice and trying to avoid drinking those gross protein powder clumps. UNTIL NOW. The magic coil ball in these cups is life changing. My post-work-out protein shakes have officially been stepped up a notch. I swear i’m the last one to discover the magic of the blender bottle.



THE DENTIST. Lex had her first dentist appointment yesterday- little lady has a chipped tooth we wanted them to take a look at. Let’s just say i’m glad we survived- she was not a model patient and spent the whole time in the chair crying hysterically while the dentist counted her teeth. That’s all they did- COUNT HER TEETH and lex was still dramatic. But we survived, lex was all smiles after getting a gold puppy balloon, and we found out she’s currently getting all FOUR canines (at once. i swear its a cruel joke. and explains why she’s been ms cranky pants). Fingers crossed those puppies break through soon.


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  • November 15, 2013 - 6:03 am

    julie - Email date asap! How did she chip her tooth!!!! And all they did was count her teeth? Seriously!

  • November 15, 2013 - 6:19 am

    Jess - I am totally digging those pink gloves!!! I bet you look like a (very stylish) badass with them at the gym!!!

    What other drinking devices do you use for Lex? Cam is about to advance past a sippy and I want to try some fun water bottles…any suggestions?

    Have a great weekend!!!

  • November 15, 2013 - 7:00 am

    Sara - I’m obsessed with the toddler bedding already! It’s beyond perfect!! The pink boxing gloves are intense. Pretty sure Meghan wore them to Halloween… the year I was a ballerina. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • November 15, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Courtney - You are amazing for getting your health/workout on! Cheers from the interweb.

    That plastic mason jar is genius. So cute. Amazing what matching mom can do for drinking more!

  • November 15, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    Megan @ HNL - SO glad Lex rocked the dentist!!!! Isn’t the Blender bottle the best!? I use it for my wheat grass! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 15, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Courtney - I’ll come clean too. I fired up the christmas pandora this week and there has been no looking back since. I lol’d at “climb climb climb”. Uh oh Mama!! Good for you getting your butt back to the gym. I definitely need to do that myself. Getting motivated can be so hard! And lastly, the canines were the absolute worst teeth for Abigail. I hope they arrive soon and end all of your misery. I feel for ya.

  • November 15, 2013 - 8:13 pm

    Jenny - omg blender bottles rock! Christmas music? totally on here too as we’ve been decorating up a storm! canines – Callie got all four at the same time too and sad to say there were the worst! ๐Ÿ™ stock up on Advil bc it was all that worked! oh and some wine for you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • November 15, 2013 - 10:56 pm

    Kristin - I love Lex’s style! Such a little fashionista! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m already stressed about the day Kenley moves into a big girl bed…and she’s only 1!

  • November 17, 2013 - 9:11 am

    Courtney B - I had my car in the shop yesterday (yep. my brand new 2014 mom car that I wrecked (okay, scratched the paint, BUT STILL) was in the shop for a system upgrade. what kind of new car needs a system upgrade before 2014 even arrives? ah!) and when I picked it up, they had the sirius station tuned to Christmas music. Perfect excuse to listen to it the rest of the day!
    Cutest boxing gloves! And you are one tough momma! I’m scared to try boxing!

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