Friday, July 18, 2014

Little Lovies #2

My weekly 5 favorites. Anything and everything I love!

I agree with this amazing blogger! I am still not 100% comfortable but I hope to be. I think breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and no woman should have to hide.

2} This blog: Wellness Mamma
This blog has so many wonderful natural DIY things and I am totally obsessed. 

3} Cookie Dough Balls. These things are so good. They are about 200 calories so they work great for snacks. And are a great way for me to get my fats and protein. They taste so so good. Even if you don't like nuts you will like them. I hated nuts with a passion but I love these and now I like nuts.

4} This book! Motherhood has been feeling a little difficult lately so I bought this book and it has been wonderful. It is so inspiring and encouraging. 

5} These workouts: Bikini Body Mommy Challenge
My husband and I have been doing this every morning and they are a good workout. They are 20 minutes which is like the perfect length! 

Have a wonderful weekend. 
Until next time!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Healthy Me Goals

So I feel like I just did this not too long ago but I was doing terrible and so I need a fresh start. 

I am using the Bikini Body Mommy Challenge for the Strength Training and the Cardio workouts. I need to still find an Ab workout so I will update that when I find one I like.

Until next time!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Little Happenings {July 2/4}

This week has been full of lots and lots of sun! 

 He wasn't crying...just playing in water.

 Eating some Raspberries!

 So these cute little boys are a day apart and Thayne just lives down the street. I think that is so much fun for them!  This is the only picture that they were both in focus so hello funny faced Eli.

 Playing in the mud....oh what fun!

 We like pasta!!

 Over the weekend we camped at Pineview and played all day in the sun and water!
 Naps on the beach are the best.

Yesterday this cute boy was hiding in a suitcase.

Goal: Take more pictures as a family and with my little boy.

Life is great. 
Until next time! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

17 Months {Eli}

Oh my goodness one more month and our little man is a year and a half. It is insane how fast time flies.

Sleep: He still wakes frequently in the night, some nights are better then others. I still have to nurse him to sleep sometimes he will let me just hold him back to sleep but usually he requires nursing. He goes down anywhere from 8 to 9 and gets up around 11/11:30. He has then been (for the most part) sleeping until 5:30 to 6:30, he will nurse and go back to sleep for another hour or two. Kind of all depends. Some nights like the other night he will wake up over and over and over until I just bring him in to bed with us cause I just can't take getting up anymore but this only happens rarely. We did co sleep for a while but Eli kept wanting to roll over and couldn't or wanted to flop around and I or a pillow would be in the way so he would keep waking up. So we moved him to his bed and we all sleep better.

Food: He eats anything he can get his hands on. He doesn't like everything but he usually tries things over and over. He still nurses every nap and through out the day. I am starting to get worn out by it and so I will try to distract him with other food which usually works. But I don't think he is going to give up nursing any time soon. Some days I am okay with that, other days not so much.

Likes: Popsicles. Every day we have to have our Popsicle. He loves trucks and watching birds. He loves to be outside and so we spend a good part of our day out there. He also loves pasta and chicken.

Dislikes: Not getting his way. I would say that Eli is pretty high maintenance. But not really, I guess I don't know. He just has to be entertained constantly. And TV just doesn't cut it which is fine because we try to avoid that anyways. It just can be very exhausting trying to keep him entertained. I think he bites and hits because he gets board so it is really important to keep him happy.

Milestones: He has begun to run everywhere. He also climbs a ton so we have to lay our dinner table chairs down so that he can't climb onto the table. Or he will push them over to climb up on the computer desk. He has start to attempt saying more words which is so much fun. He says Uh Oh a ton which I think is the most adorable thing ever.

Things I want to teach him: Okay parents I need your help. This little loving boy of mine like to hit and to bite. I tell him  no and he laughs at me or just keeps doing it. I will sit him down when he does it and that doesn't seem to be working. I try and distract him which works some times but usually he goes right back to it. I really don't know what to do. Do I just have to be patient and wait it through? What works for you guys to stop the hitting and biting? PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!

My favorites about him: He loves to be chased and so we do it every day. He runs, laughs and squeals. It just the cutest thing ever. He is also loving to share which is awesome and I hope that he always wants to although I am sure he will go through a phase of not sharing.

I am so in love with this boy!!!

Until next time.

Little Lovies #1

Here are things I discovered this week and majorly wish I could buy or tutorials i want to try or blogs i loved reading.... This post is really anything I love. Enjoy.

1. Look at this super cute planner from Plum Paper. I have a serious planner addiction, ladies. It's bad I am telling you. I sure hope that in the near future I will be purchasing this planner. They have tons of different kinds of planners. They have Family, Wedding, Fitness, Student, Teacher and regular planners. Everyone will find something they love with all the different fun designs. Here are two of my favorites!

2. This hair tutorial by Nicole Guerriero looks so easy and is gorgeous. My hair is shorter but I really want to try it out.

3. Oh my word aren't these like the cutest things you have ever seen! So in love with all of Marine Parents products. So dang cute! She has Diaper and wipe Clutches, Toddler backpacks, camera straps and tons of different pouches. And there are so many fun prints! These are the ones I loved the most but man I would love having any of them!! Check them out!

4. This song is may jam these days! Love it!

5. This post on gaining weight is awesome! I am a skinny girl and I really want to gain some weight as well as tighten up my tummy, cause girl it just aint the same since having a baby.

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Have a great weekend! 
Until next time.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

1st Official Target Haul

Okay so I know there are a million bazillion Target Haul posts and videos out there but I always love them and so I wanted to give it a try. You guys can tell me yay or nay of whether or not I should continue to do them. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks

1. Organix Anti-breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. (5.79*2=11.58)
These smell wonderful and feel so good on my hair. The shampoo that I had been using left my hair oily right after washing and I hated that so I went to target in search of something better and I think I have found it. I have only used it once so I will get back to you in a couple weeks if I still like it or not.

2. E.L.F Studio Mineral Infused Mascara (3.04)
I needed some more mascara and it was cheap so I thought I would give it a try. I love the brush a lot so that is a great start. I think I will really like it.

3. Herbal Essence Hairspray (3.39)
Smells wonderful and I hope it holds. Time will  tell.

4. Conair Velvet Touch Cushion Brush (4.29)
Let me just say I will be brushing my hair all day long. I have never had a brush like this. I have been using a baby comb for the last year because I just never went and got one. I love the feeling of this brush and I love love love how it makes my hair feel!!!

5. Target's Youth Toothbrushes pk 4 (3.49)
E loves to steal our toothbrushes so I have finally got him some. I should have a long time ago.

Total 27.61

I think this is a really good total. I feel like I got a lot of great things.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Little Happenings July {1/4}

Well this week has been full of lots of little moments of fun. I recently started this blog and I was afraid it might take time away from my little man but man does it make me notice all the wonderful little happenings of every day. 

This was Eli's first bath in the sink....crazy I know. He is almost 17 months and has never had a bath in the sink until this week. I feel slightly like a bad momma because of this. I wasn't even the one to come up with the idea, my husband was. I am glad he has finally gotten to experience the joy. He had so much fun.

We built forts and had fun laying under them!

E loves playing with our salad drying bowl thing...whatever you call it. It spins to dry the lettuce and he just loves pushing it to get it going. He also likes sporting part of it has a hat. That boy puts everything on his head or acts like it is a phone...or both.

 My cute boys both showing off how good looking they are in hats.

 This little boy loves the outdoors and so we go out multiple times a day.

 We eat a ton and I mean a ton of fruit in this house. Especially berries.

I got my Albion Fit pants woot woot!!! So super duper comfy!!! 

I sadly didn't take any pictures of our 4th celebrations. Lame I know. Eli, my mom and I went to the city to get groceries and played at the The Gateway mall. Then later when my hot husband came home we ate some Cafe Rio and then went to the park and waited for the fireworks. Layton has the best fireworks ever. 
It was a great weekend with family and lots of food!!! 
Hope your fourth was awesome! 

Until next time!