Was it just me, or did January feel as though it was never-ending?
It’s hard to believe all of those New Year’s Eve celebrations were only a month ago! It’s pretty crazy when you sit down and think about it. In my own life, so much has changed since that ball dropped. In a good way, of course! I’m finally starting to feel settled into the new house and we’re getting our new routines in place. I’ve been sharing little snippets of our rooms and decor on INSTAGRAM, but as you know, photos are pretty deceiving as there is still a ton of work to do to get the house decorated and us feeling fully “moved in.”
There are still many (SO many) cardboard boxes to break down… ugh… those boxes!
In addition to garbage management, I’ve got a few more fun things on my weekend agenda beginning with this week’s Friday Link Love reads. Hope you enjoy!
I think I may be been more excited today than a kid on Christmas morning.
Our final house walk through is this afternoon and I’m still in shock that our renovation project is coming to an end right on schedule. Errrrrrrr, on budget — not so much. Actually, it’s a mix of shock, relief and pure joy. Most of all, I’m tired, y’all. Good thing I have a giant sectional couch being delivered today.
You might need to peel my a** off of it later.
Just make sure to read this week’s Friday Link Love roundup before you swing by! Oh, and don’t forget to bring some wine. Actually, A LOT of wine.
That’s what this Cleveland winter is shaping up to be. After 2 weeks of brutal cold, we got to experience a brief flirtation with reasonable (above freezing) winter temperatures only to have our hearts (and heating bills) crushed with another snow storm/deep freeze on the way.
Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?
Gotta love life on the lake.
Whether you’re in the Midwest, East Coast or anywhere else in the world, I hope you have a fun weekend planned. TGIF, folks. Start it off with these Friday Link Love favorites!
Good Morning, this frigid first Friday of January!
To my Easy Coast friends, I hope you’re staying safe and warm — that “Bomb Cyclone” is straight up ridiculous and scary. To my Cleveland friends — hang in there. Relief in the form of a double digit temperature day is only 48 more hours away. To everyone else — isn’t Winter absolutely glorious!?
Yeah, not really. I’m totally over it and it’s only mid-January.
So here are my Friday Link Love gems of the week — collected while huddled in multiple layers of sweaters and under assorted blankets. This morning, grab yourself a hot steaming cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa (pick your poison), and let’s get reading!
Can you believe it’s Friday Link Love time already?!
This was recital week for my 6 year old and after what seems like a prolonged Ground Hog Day experience, it’s nice to wake up to a Friday! Last night was the final performance and we couldn’t be more proud of how our little girl rocked her dances. Dancing aside, the joy we witnessed as she came off the stage was enough to convince me that my dance mom days are far from over. Although, I can’t lie: I’m beyond thankful I have 2 months to recover before all that starts up again!
While I slowly sip my coffee and enjoy the quiet of my house, here are this week’s Link Love reads to get YOUR weekend started right!
I’d like to dedicate this edition of Friday Link Love to all of the exhausted moms out there desperately struggling in the final summer stretch before their kids go back to school. I salute you.
This past week felt like the last 50 meters of the women’s Olympic 400m race. If the end of the race is the metaphoric equivalent of my kids’ first day of school, I’m fully prepared to finish-line-faceplant-dive a laSHAUNAE MILLER.
Over the weekend, I got a notification from my web host letting me know that it’s my 3-year “blogiversary” — way longer than I ever expected this little blog to last! I’m thoroughly thankful, grateful and dare I say it — #blessed, that each one of you has allowed me into your digital home and has remained interested in what I have to say. I can’t thank you enough — it’s truly changed my life.