Sunday, January 19, 2020

grocery shopping + eyeliner + the good list




-  i bought a hot chocolate mix recently. i could never get it all mixed up very well. i had the bright idea to put it all in my magic bullet before i heated it up, and i am convinced it's my most brilliant idea ever. (this is not a new idea, i realize. i'm just proud of myself.) it was so creamy + frothy + i topped it with these marshmallows.

-  i finished another audiobook this week. (affiliate link)

-  i bought a new planner for the year, and (like most people) i started out the first week doing great, but after the second or third week, it has sat untouched, no writings for days. then i remembered that the pages of my planner can be taken out and put back in! now i have the week's spread sitting next to me at my desk while i work, and it has been a game-changer! (also- please know that i loathe the stupid phrases throughout the planner, but the layout is the reason i bought it.)

-  walmart didn't have the eyeliner i needed, so they substituted it for a waterproof one. i decided to accept it, and now i am so glad i did! i will be buying waterproof eyeliner from now on. (i use this eye makeup remover.)

-  speaking of walmart- we bought groceries on saturday and spent almost $200. two hundred flippin' dollars on FOOD. i took to instagram to ask everyone how much they spend on groceries every week. we definitely spend above average than most of those who responded. one of my goals for this year is to get a grocery budget in place, so this was an eye-opener to the changes we can make. (i welcome any + all tips for grocery shopping.)

-  tsh released her new podcast, the good list. each week, she shares short episodes about stuff she's loving lately.

-  remember that puzzle i linked in last week's recap post? i found it at the mall this week for half off!

-  week three of my 2020 in photos.


week three // my 2020 in photos


 day thirteen


 day fourteen


 day fifteen


 day sixteen


 day seventeen


day eighteen 


day nineteen




Sunday, January 12, 2020

puzzles + an audiobook + a big boy bed.




-  i am slowly becoming a tea drinker. (if you have a favorite, let me know!)

-  jackson got a big boy bed this week. i really hadn't given it a second thought until i tucked him in bed. as i turned around to shut the door, i glanced back at him. my chest tightened up. tears filled my eyes. my baby is becoming a big boy, and it made me a little sad.

-  i completed a puzzle over the holidays, and now i want to quit my job + do puzzles all day + drink coffee. this state flower stamp puzzle looks fun + so does this retro kitchen puzzle.

-  i started this audiobook this week + finished it on saturday. i forget how much i love listening to books.

-  we went to homegrown after church on sunday morning, and the honey bee latte was life changing.

-  i am working my way through this two year bible plan.

-  my parents gifted me an instant pot for christmas. i made shredded chicken for tacos, and it only took 20 minutes! i am so excited because now when i get home from work, i can make dinner quickly. (if you have any favorite IP recipes, send them my way!)

-  i mentioned in last week's post that i was slowly de-cluttering working my way through our entire house. this week, i cleaned our linen cabinet, the refrigerator, + one of our kitchen cabinets.

-  i was uncharacteristically hoping for snow this weekend, and we only got a trace. such a bummer.

-  uncharacteristically is a really long word.

-  we took down our christmas tree this week. we usually leave our trees up until late january, but since we got our new dining room table, i was eager to get the space back to normal.


week two // my 2020 in photos.


 day six

 day seven

 day eight

 day nine

 day ten

 day eleven

day twelve





Sunday, January 5, 2020

the great purge + a 2020 goal + baked goods.




-  this week, i started what i've jokingly deemed the great purge. i started with my clothes + shoes. next will be jackson's clothes + toys, followed by the kitchen, bathrooms, etc. little by little, i hope to go through each area of our home and rid our space of the excess.

-  little lion cafe is one of my favorite spots in wichita right now.

-  one of my goals for this year is to take a photo each day of the year. i am challenging myself to take the photo horizontally, since all my photos are vertical. i am trying to decide how to share the photos. i'm thinking weekly on the blog.

-  these oatmeal whoopie pies look so good! (minus the raisins because EW.)

-  unpopular opinion: nuts + raisins do not belong in baked goods. and the corner slices of brownies belong in the trash.

-  we welcomed the new year by sleeping. lolz. jared + i both were fighting colds all week, so he was asleep by nine + me by eleven. that's okay though. we woke up the next morning and drank coffee together.

week one // my 2020 in photos.


day one 


 day two


 day three


 day four


day five