Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ten On Tuesday

I'm surprised that I even know it's Tuesday.  

We haven't had a normal week around here in about 3 weeks.

Baby Girl was sick and missed a week of school, my only free time last week was on Friday morning  having a scare at the mammogram center, no school 2 days this week, and my only free time this Friday back at the doctor's office.  Ugh.  I need a vacation.

I also need to be back on my normal schedule!!!

These are the top 10 things on my mind on this crazy Tuesday.

1.  Our kitchen rug has officially kicked the bucket.  We joke that it's the reason the house hasn't sold.  It looks awful.  Good thing Urban Outfitters is having a 25% off sale with Free Shipping.  This little number is in a truck on its way to our kitchen!  It's soooooooooo affordable it's hard to believe (under $40).  I can't wait to see it in person.

2.  We're considering taking everyone (all 5 of us) to NYC for Spring Break.  I've spent hours upon hours trying to find a suite that accommodates 5 people, in midtown, that offers continental breakfast, that doesn't break the bank and that isn't gross.  That's pretty much impossible to find.  Oy.  Does anyone have any insight for me?

3.  I'm considering trying out essential oils.  My questions are Young Living vs doTERRA?  Which diffuser is best and safest?  Do they even have oils for my crazy ailments?  Do they really work or is it voodoo medicine?

4.  I'm waiting on these lovelies to be delivered to my door.  They're on major sale and I can't resist a $42 shoe.  Call me a sucker.  My toenail better get its butt in gear and grow back in so I can wear these beauties!

5.  Baby Girl has a serious obsession with lipstick.  She spends hours sitting in front of the mirror applying coat after coat after coat.  She also has a generous hand when it comes to applying her hot pink blush.  I let her go in public wearing her make-up and it's a sight to behold.  It's just not a battle I want to pick with her.  I'm sure that I'm judged for it.  Judge away mamas, judge away.

6.  We've had a nice few sunny days here and took full advantage of our day off of school yesterday by having a play date at the beach.  Complete with mimosas and donut holes.  Perfection.

7.  Baby Girl is only napping about 2 days a week these days.  She still has a "quiet time" in her room but I feel guilty making her lay in there for longer than an hour.  I guess I'm going to have to find an alternate time to write on the blog.  

8.  I currently have 4 loads of clean laundry staring my down.  Have I mentioned how much I hate folding laundry?  I'm the biggest procrastinator when it comes to that awful chore.  Ugh.  

9.  I parked in front of this amazing beach house yesterday.  Holy loveliness.  Can I just spend the weekend there pretty please?!  

10.  Immediately after seeing the movie, "Wild", I started reading the book.  I finished it last night.  This is one of the very rare times that I actually liked the movie better than the book.  I do recommend the book to get the whole story, but the movie was much more touching, emotional, and relatable.  I would do both, but if you had to pick, I'd go with the movie.

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because we're trying to have a date night to the College of Charleston basketball game tomorrow night but can't find a babysitter.  I've had 4 sitters say no to a Wednesday night.  I guess it's just not meant to be!


  1. Wish we lived closer, my daughter would babysit!
    Good luck finding a hotel! I would recommend the Affinia Dumont, it's on 34th street, kind of out of the way, but close to a subway station. They have great suites, it's not gross, but they don't have continental breakfast. There is a great, inexpensive diner around the corner.

  2. we took advantage of the warm weather and went to the beach this weekend too :) it was the best! i love that rug runner! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. I don't have any insight for #2 but I'm willing to be the nanny and meet you down there, haha!! And as far as #6 goes....I'm so jealous it's not funny. It's 30 here and that's....warm. BLAH!

  4. I LOVE that rug! And Baby Girl has some mad makeup skills! I heart her.

  5. Check vrbo.com for a rental in NYC. Most of the time there are always great deals on condos/apartments that could work! Also, I’m working on a post about doTerra oils! I love them and have a great contact you could email with about all your questions!

  6. Idk about in NYC but we had 5 stay at a Hyatt House in Washington, DC and it was awesome (and free breakfast). :) Good luck!

  7. I def think essential oils work. My man's step mom uses them and any time one of us are complaining about a sickness she whips one out and makes us use it. Let me tell you, it cured my three day sore throat in 2 hours. Perhaps it's "voodoo medicine" as you say, but I felt it work. (I think). Also let people judge you. Your daughter is precious and clearly you didn't put that makeup on her in a "Toddlers and Tiaras fashion" so she would look glamorous. Normal parents would understand it's just a kid being a kid. Totally understand, people can be so nasty sometimes. My daughter, who will be 11 months tomorrow go teeth very early. Which means she has been eating solid food since she was about 7 months old. Can you believe a lady at a restaurant had the nerve to say something to me as I was feeding my daughter (very small) cut up broccoli! The nerve...

  8. Hope your mammogram was OK. I am dreading mine in April..

  9. You should check out AirBnB For larger options at a somewhat decent price in NYC

  10. We stayed at the Loews hotel on Park Ave. It was surprisingly affordable for all the space-check it out!

  11. I wish I had advice for NYC but I feel like I'm always in a shoebox sized hotel room when I'm there. I'm really interested in trying some essential oils too, I have tons of allergies and everyone swears they will help but I'm a little skeptical. You should see my laundry pile.. I don't mind washing and folding it's the putting away part that I hate!

  12. Aw sorry you can't find a sitter! I. is so funny with that makeup. One more reason I so hope we have a girl one day! And yes, you absolutely need those shoes ;)

  13. That photo of Ivey with the make-up is too cute! And those shoes are GORGEOUS!

  14. I've stayed at The Salisbury Hotel on West 57th street twice and loved it!! They have spacious suites and a great continental breakfast!! Very reasonably priced for the location!! Check it out!! Good luck!


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