Currently Spring Edition 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a bit of what’s CURRENTLY going on so I decided a spring edition was in order…

 Making:  To-do list after to-do list.  I have to be SUPER productive when Britt is at preschool to make sure I get everything accomplished during the day.  Know what keeps me on track?  Those LISTS!

Wanting:  Some magical unicorn of a tween store to appear.  Where do you guys shop for your tween?  Ebby Lee is in that in-between stage of not really wanting to shop in the girl department but not quite fitting into a junior’s department either.  I’m on the hunt for a great tween spot.  Any ideas?

Cooking:  Hmmmm…we’ve had Shay’s Beef and Rice Skillet Supper and baked chicken so far this week.  Tonight salmon bowls are on the menu.  I’m just baking salmon, cooking rice, and we’re topping with our faves…carrots, cucumbers, onion, avocado.  I’ll add sriracha to mine and I’d put money on the kids topping theirs with something refined like ketchup.  😉 

Drinking:  It’s almost La Croix season in my house!  That time of year when I switch from too much coffee to too many carbonated waters.  What’s your favorite brand of flavored water…La Croix, Waterloo, ???  I need to branch out.

Eating:  EASTER CANDY!!  Why do I ALWAYS fall for the combination of chocolate and peanut butter?  ALWAYS!  I have no willpower when that combo is in front of me.  I also have no willpower for chips and salsa.

Reading:  I’m reading Share Your Stuff I’ll Go First.  And I’m still working my way through reading my Bible with The Bible Recap.  I’m a few days behind but still going strong!

Looking:  For brightly colored swimsuits for Britt this year.  I saw something online about how important it is to put your new swimmers in bright, neon colors versus blues that blend in with the water.  And it STUCK with me!  Why have I never thought about this before?  So now I’m on a mission to have my girl in bright colors all summer long!

Playing:  LOTS of spring sports.  I know I can sound like a broken record when I mention these but our weekends are spent watching our kids enjoy the activities they love.  

Wasting:  Lettuce.  Period.

Buying:  The powder Tide because a girlfriend just told me if I scrub some on my kids’ shoes it’ll have them looking brand new in no time.  Do you guys do this?

Loving:  That Tab is home more than he used to be.  With kids’ practices and after school activities it is so nice to have help with the afternoon shuffle.  LOVE the fact he gets to be close and work from home most days.

Hoping:  Ebby Lee and Nixon don’t play at the EXACT same time this Saturday.  I mean-what are the odds, right?  Except it happens all the time.  I’d love to be able to watch both but it typically doesn’t work out that way.

Marveling:  At the fact I forgot about an entire big bag of Easter eggs on Easter morning hidden in the back of my car.  What am I gonna do with those for an entire year?

Needing:  To talk to the person in charge of deciding these big championship sports games would be so late on a Monday night.  We didn’t watch a single minute of the March Madness championship game because it started at 8:20 p.m.  And if you live on the east coast, it started at 9:20!  Who decided this?  Couldn’t we bump that to a nice comfortable Saturday afternoon game?

Smelling:  The Magic Candle scent of The Contemporary {where Shay and I just stayed in February}.

Praying:  For a mama friend who has cancer.  Her name is Katy and my goodness-if you met her, your heart would be changed.  Please join me in praying for her.

Noticing:  I work THE BEST when there’s a candle burning, my heater is going at my feet, and a cup of water at my side.  

Knowing:  I need to go flip the laundry and I’m hopeful the dryer is empty!

Thinking:  About this haircut Tab let Bowen talk him into at the salon.  It’s a bit mohawk-ish meets mullet and it’s horrible.  WHAT was he thinking?!

Opening:  I heard this outdoor cleaner is not only good for roofs but for patio cushions so I ordered.  It’s on our list to tackle our back yard and get it in tip top condition for this nice weather.

Giggling:  About Bowen at dinner…I’m not sure what it is but in my older age give me ALL THE SPICE.  Tobasco, Chalula, or Sriracha-yes, yes, yes!  I added Tobasco to something and Bowen asked for some.  I gave him a couple dashes.  He took a bite, made the funniest, shocked face and it immediately all came back out.  {We’re working on the table manners.}  But is this happening to anyone else?  Are my taste buds aging and getting bland so I can handle more heat?  What’s happening?

Feeling:  Extra thankful for all of you as I finish this post.  Thank YOU for reading today!

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  1. 4.7.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    This was a fun post!!! Okay, you know I'm the sparkling water queen, try some Bubbly too! Right now, I'm super into the cherry and watermelon flavors!!

  2. 4.7.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    These post are my favorite!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. 4.7.21
    Ella Williams said:

    I’m a little bit older than Ebby Lee, but I’ve been going through the same problem! Check out Pink Lily! They’re adult sizes, but I’m sure she could fit into an x-small. My sister who is the same age loves them!

  4. 4.7.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Shay-I'm CRACKING up! Sparkling water sounds much nicer than carbonated water. hahahaha!

  5. 4.7.21
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Ella-THANK YOU!!

  6. 4.7.21
    Jennie said:

    Yes to the powdered Tide! I started following GoCleanCo on insta last year and they introduced me to it. Water + Tide + Bleach for all the things! It is amazing! I even started using powdered Tide for my laundry and my clothes smell amazing and feel so much better!

  7. 4.7.21
    Kristen said:

    I saw something online about bright colors!! I have been searching for bright colored swim trunks for this summer. It stuck with me too!!!

  8. 4.7.21
    Unknown said:

    Spindrift is my FAVORITE sparkling, carbonated water! The raspberry lime is my favorite flavor.

  9. 4.7.21
    Cindy said:

    Limited Too was a life saver back in the day for girls, I think they were bought out by Justice

  10. 4.7.21
    Jodi said:

    Hollister is great for that in between stage, lots of stuff comes in XXS and XS and runs on the smaller size

  11. 4.7.21
    Unknown said:

    Please share more recipes. I’m with you…something happens to taste buds after 30. I guess we’ve increased our spice tolerance. I put cayenne pepper or salsa on everything now (shrimp, chicken, pasta, tacos, scrambled eggs & potatoes). My husband can’t handle a tsp of cayenne.

  12. 4.7.21
    Carole George said:

    We have had luck at Altar’d State with my tween! They have XS sizes in most of their items. Great company mission, and their stores are just gorgeous too! Also cracking up (and relating) about wasting lettuce! All.the.time.

  13. 4.7.21
    Kathleen said:

    Abercrombie Kids is great for tweens. Still kids sizes, but not the little kid look.

  14. 4.7.21
    Emily Harrison said:

    My husband only drinks Bubly waters. He loves the grapefruit or the pineapple. We just started getting Bubly Bounce which has a little caffeine in it.

  15. 4.7.21
    Yvonne said:

    Try Zara Kids for Ebby Lee!

  16. 4.7.21
    mindy said:

    Clear American brand water (in the cans, not bottles) from wal-mart!

  17. 4.7.21
    Jill said:

    I have an almost 12 year old and find a lot at American Eagle/Aerie for her. They have XXS on line in most things. Also Aeropostale is cheap and they also have XXS sizes. Oh, and Hollister too!

  18. 4.7.21
    Emily said:

    Bubly is my favorite sparkling water brand.. love the blackberry and raspberry!

  19. 4.7.21
    Jen Burchill said:

    Try American Eagle for Ebby Lee. They have a wide range of sizing that worked well for my daughter when she was in the pre teen stage.

  20. 4.7.21
    Ella said:

    I think your taste buds do get less sensitive as you age. That is why babies can handle eating bland foods. I have a sister who is going through the same clothing issue as Ebby Lee. We were able to find some clothing at a new local store.

  21. 4.7.21
    Kate said:

    I have recently discovered Hint water. I am loving it! It’s not carbonated but very refreshing. It comes in several flavors.

  22. 4.7.21
    Kelly Henderson said:

    I have a 17 year old daughter, when she was a tween/young teen we had great luck at Dillard's in the kids department and at Gap. We live in the Memphis area and have a couple of boutiques that catered to teens and sometimes we could find suitable outfits there. The struggle is real, I vividly remember being in that weird spot of too childish vs. too mature with her. My son is 14 and quite tall but still not tall enough for men's sizing. It's a whole other battle.

  23. 4.7.21
    Jane Lemoine said:

    I JUST placed a Magic Candle Company order!! Beach Club and Dole Whip are heading my way!

    SPINDRIFT "sparkling water"!! All. DAY. LONG.

  24. 4.8.21
    Joanne said:

    I'm such a sucker for PB and chocolate together too! I just can not pass up that combo.

  25. 4.8.21
    Unknown said:

    Seltzer waters are pretty much all my husband& I drink. All year long! Fizz & Co brand have root beer and also Dr Pepper flavored seltzer waters! I find them at Kroger, and they are awesome for those of us who don't drink pop but miss some of those favorite flavors 🙂

  26. 4.8.21
    Jill K said:

    I love any of the San Pellegrino's in the tall skinny cans.

  27. 4.8.21
    Trisha Earl said:

    K you should totally try the Mr. Clean magic erasers for your kids shoes
    – Life changing!! And watermelon Waterloo is my no.1 sparking water these days.

  28. 4.13.21
    Suganik said:

    Please update us on how well the cleaner worked for you outdoor cushions. I am ready to buy it if it REALLY works! Please share !!