Saturday, January 10, 2015

10 on 10 :: January 2015

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Happy 10th! Ours was a long one, in the best way. Full of sunshine and homemade play dough and tea and cookies and smiles. (Not pictured: tantrums and arguing and timeouts and wine.)

Monday, January 5, 2015

5 things on the 5th

1. Buddies. Taylor loooves her big brother so much. No one can make her laugh like he can.

2. My new Mission Lazarus leather tote (a Christmas gift from Mr. Knifton.) This company supports Honduran economy, providing jobs and a future for families. Plus, my bag is AWESOME.
3. Chia seeds. At L.Shanna's recommendation last month, I picked some up from the bulk bins at Winco and have been adding them to my morning lactation smoothie for a protein boost.
4. Stella & Dot. I've broken down and committed to becoming a stylist. I want everything in their collection-- may as well earn it for free, right? Let me know if you want to book a trunk show. :)

5. Go Car Tours. Has anyone done this? Bay Area people? A day trip to San Francisco needs to happen soon and I am touring the city with the Go Car.

What are your things this month?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Resolute: 2015

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Here we are again. The first day of a new year. Time to reflect... make plans... start fresh...

Last year we added a family member, so going into 2014 my mantra for the year was to "Live Simply." I purged a LOT last year. We tried to live more simply and I think we did a fairly good job. There is definitely room for improvement. There always is, I suppose.

As I prayed about what my focus for 2015 should be, I kept coming back to the phrase, "Keep going."

I've set some goals for myself personally, for our finances, and for our family and if I miss a benchmark or skip a day I tend to get discouraged and want to quit. I want to make it a practice this morning to just keep going. When it gets difficult, when I skip it, when I just don't want to... I need to keep going. Eventually I'll get there.

What are some of your plans and resolutions for 2015?

Monday, December 29, 2014

Menu Planning Monday

This week's meal plan is a repeat of this one, so instead of a Meal Planning Monday post how about a holiday menu plan instead? Here was our Christmas menu...

Cranberry Sangria
Egg Nog

Sparkling Vodka Cranberries
Maple Spiced Nuts
Spinach Cheese Squares

Smoked Ham
Spinach Artichoke Dip Lasagna
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Green Salad
Fruit Salad
French Rolls

Cherry Cheesecake

The lasagna was so good and was a unique addition to the holiday menu. Next year I want to try tamales. What are your Christmas dinner traditions?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We hope your day was full of magic.

Love, Matt, Tegan, Mason, Marlee, & Taylor

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Favorite: uniform

Today I calculated that I've been breastfeeding for about 30 of the last 72 months. That amounts to many midnight feeding sessions and a ton of pumping during my lunch break. With Mason and Marlee I relied heavily on a good nursing cami and a nursing cover however I'm finding that with Taylor I'm often needing "easy access", if you will, and a no-fuss option for quick nursing. Enter, these criss cross tops from Tag Under:
I have three different colors and combined with my nursing tanks are fantastic for this stage of life. I can wear one to work with a statement necklace, black pants, and heels and look professional, or throw one over my nursing cami and yoga pants to lounge around at home without feeling slouchy (never mind if I haven't showered since the day before...)

PLUS, they hide the post-baby pooch and can act as a nursing cover since the front is so open and flowy. Win and win. Tag Under products are made in the USA and are really inexpensive. The criss cross cardigan is $15 with free shipping right now.

Any favorite nursing outfits or tips? I've got at least 6 months to go...