Friday, April 19, 2019

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their happy and grateful list link up.


1. Chocolate Chip Waffles

2. The weather

3. My boys

4. Raphael's doctor appointment

5. Getting stuff done early

6. Game of Thrones

7. Journaling

8. Celebrating my big brother's birthday

9. Ice Cream Cake

10. Sleeping in and naps

What made you happy this week?

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Friday, April 12, 2019

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their happy and grateful list link up.


1. Celebrating Raphael's birthday

2. Ice Cream Cake

3. Completing my chiropractor treatment

4. Spring weather

5. Naps

6. Catching up on new-to-me shows

7. All. the. snacks!

8. Happy Mail

9. Con Calma by Daddy Yankee & Snow

10. The Vampire Diaries

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

If You and I Had Coffee


If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet up at Target and get our coffee from the Starbucks that's located in the store. I'd order a Venti Triple Mocha and double-smoked bacon, cheddar, and egg sandwich. We'd walk around the store looking for new things to try.

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that I still can't believe that my little prince is a year old! Time goes by so fast. I've learned so much during my son's first year of life and it's been a wild ride. I'm so grateful...so so grateful.

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that this month is so much better than March. I'm feeling more peaceful and well rested. The weather has been really nice. The warmer weather has been a welcome change. The rain has also been so nice especially since it's been getting rid of the pollen. I'm looking forward to the rest of the month.

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that I am loving Netflix. The funny thing is that I actually had to get Netflix for a college course. Our assignment was to watch a documentary or a film and write an essay on it. Once I completed the assignment, I canceled my subscription. I only watched that one film so I really didn't know what I was missing out on. Our cell phone provider currently gives customers the basic plan for free, but you can pay the difference for a premium plan. We decided to upgrade and get the premium plan. We absolutely love it. We barely even watch cable and are planning to cancel that soon.

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that I am so excited about a couple of things that are in the works, but I probably won't share many details. I'm worried that if I speak too soon, I may jinx it or scare myself. I'm feeling hopeful and can't wait to see how everything turns out.

What would you tell me?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Raphael - 1 Year Old


Dear Raphael,

I can't believe that you are a year old. This year has gone by so fast. It's been a wild ride, but we are all so grateful. You complete us.

We had a few challenges, but we overcame them. We never expected that you would make your arrival at 35 weeks. You really gave us a scare when you arrived and when you had to stay in the NICU for a few days. My little prince, you are such a fighter. You are so strong.

You are the sweetest little boy. Everywhere we go, you have a smile on your face. Everyone loves it and always ask us if you are always so happy. Your laugh brings us so much joy. Your father and I love when your older brothers try to make you laugh.

Even though you are only a year old, I love that you and are your brothers are close. They love to play with you. I pray that you and your brothers are always close. I hope the bond that you boys have will always stay strong.

You are doing so well with your physical therapy. Your physical therapist is always surprised and happy when she sees how well you are doing. You're crawling, sitting up, and we can tell that you are going to start walking very soon.

I've been reflecting so much over the past few days. There's so much to look back on this past year. The beginning was an emotional time for me. I will admit that there were days when I cried. I was so worried because you came early. I thought I did something wrong even though the doctors said that I didn't. I felt like I failed to protect you. We took you to the doctor so many times that you might as well say that the doctor's office was our second home. Honestly, I think I was just worried because you were a preemie. This year was definitely a learning experience for me.

When I look back on this past year, I think about how much you've grown. I think about how much joy and love you have brought into our lives. We have made so many wonderful memories as a family. We have enjoyed watching you experience things for the first time. I think that may be one of my favorite things. Watching you experience things for the first time has been amazing. The way your eyes light up when you see something for the first time. Whether you're trying new foods, playing with a new toy, or exploring someplace new...I can't tell you how much it brings me joy that I get to watch you experience new things and make new memories.

It is truly an honor to be your mommy. I'm so glad that you are in our lives and I'm grateful that you are my son. I can't wait to celebrate more milestones and birthdays.

Happy birthday my wild boy, my sweet prince, my little man. We love you so much.

Monday, April 8, 2019

What I Read in March


Happy Monday! This post is going to be a bit different because I didn't finish reading my book in March. However, I did read a lot of blogs and articles. Since I did read a lot of amazing articles and posts, I thought I would still share them.

Blog Posts and Articles I Loved in March

How to deal with Postpartum Baby Bangs

Anne Butera's ideas on battling the winter blahs

This DIY Inspiration Notebook by Maggie Massey

Motherhood Around the World

This article about SAHMs sharing what their days look like

This simple coffee recipe

Austin Kleon's advice on how to read more

Lecy's piece on fear

Emma Chapman's Mango & Orange Quick Bread recipe

Every Hairdresser I've Ever Had: A Comprehensive Review by Julia Edelman

My Daily Routine: Jasper Newman, 8 Months Old by Teddy Wayne and Greg Wayne

Jennifer Craven's The '4th Trimester' Is A Real Thing (And It Can Be Rough)

What did you read in March?

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Friday, April 5, 2019

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their happy and grateful list link up.


1. New books

2. Journaling

3. Blogging

4. The weather

5. Boss Baby movie

6. Movie nights with my family

7. Feeling better

8. Easter goodies

9. Butterfinger candy

10. Vanilla ice cream cone from Chick-fil-A

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

April Goals

Happy Wednesday! I mentioned a couple of days ago that March was a brutal month and I am so happy that it is April. This is going to be an exciting month filled with a lot of events. I'm looking forward to celebrating Raphael's first birthday. I can't believe that he is going to be one year old.

It's a new month and it's time for some new goals. Before we get to the new goals, let's recap March.



Recap of March Goals
  • Read 1 book: This is a fail. I'm very disappointed that I didn't finish reading my book. I've said it before and I'll say it again, March was a terrible month. I felt so drained and didn't get much done. 
  • Complete 1 class on Skillshare: This was a pass. I took Shantell Martin's class, Drawing on Everything. This was such a fun class and I enjoyed trying new techniques. I can't wait to take a new class this month.
  • Work on Get Messy Art Journal - Season of Creativity: This was a pass. I did work on some of the prompts, but I didn't finish. I'm hoping I can finish my album this month. 
  • Try 1 new recipe: This was a fail. I didn't try a new recipe, but I am very happy to report that I did cook a lot during March. I don't know why it's so hard for me to choose a recipe. I have a list of recipes that I want to try. I think I might write down the names of the recipes, place them in a jar, and then select one recipe to try. 

April Goals
  • Read 2 books
  • Complete 1 class on Skillshare
  • Try 2 new recipes
  • Finish Season of Creativity album
  • Work on Get Messy Art Journal - Season of Failure

What are your goals for April?

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