Farting Dragon and Killing Plants


1. So I was sitting at work earlier this week, and I got the above text from Jordan. You can understand why after that I basically couldn't focus on anything for the rest of the afternoon. The suspense was killing me. I'm really glad I have someone in my life who feels comfortable sharing these types of moments with me. #blessed (In case you were wondering, it was a typical boy story involving farts. Yes, we're thirty.)

2. Usually one day a week, R takes a day off from daycare and spends the day with her grandma (my mother-in-law). I like that they can have one-on-one time, and I like that she gets a break from daycare. I also like that I sometimes get pictures of her playing during the day, which I don't get when she's at daycare. Yesterday they went to the park, and my sister-in-law took this picture of R. Look at my little walker! I think baby jackets with ears might just be the cutest thing ever.

3. Last Saturday, I drove to Tulsa to spend the day with a friend. I even left R at home! You guys know how special our Saturdays together are, but I hadn't seen this friend in a while and I felt it was important to go see her and have some girl time. My friend is single, which I only mention because I often hear people talk about how hard it is to maintain friendships with people in other stages of life, especially once you become a mom. I know I'm still in the early stages of motherhood, and I know things will only get busier for me, but at this point in my life I feel like I have built some strong friendships and I want to do what I can to keep them.

My friend and I went on a long walk, where I snapped the picture above. It was such a wonderfully fall kind of day, and we had a great time together! Plus I think it was good for R and Jordan to get some quality time.
4. I bought some mums at Lowe's last week. I was all excited because purple! Mums! Fall! It's been a week, and they are dying a sad and slow death. I suck at keeping things alive. I once killed a succulent once. A SUCCULENT. And don't even talk to me about my basil. What am I doing wrong? I'm watering them, I'm giving them love and support in their mum life. I have 99 problems and killing plants is at least 3 of them.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I'll be cheering on my Cubs and maybe finishing up the book I'm currently reading (Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner). Don't miss the giveaway for $100 of credit to use at Minted (see yesterday's post), and next week I'm hosting a giveaway for a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins, so be sure and come back!

Minted's 2016 Holiday Cards + a Giveaway


I've posted about Minted in the past, and I'm excited to share about their 2016 holiday card lineup and offer a giveaway! I have $100 Minted credit up for grabs to THREE winners!

There are obviously a lot of options for places to buy holiday cards, but Minted has been my favorite for the past couple of years, even before I started collaborating with them. Their designs are unique because they are sourced from a global community of designers, so you won't see the same cards anywhere else. Their paper is thick, which I personally like more than the thin photograph cards.

If you want to easily check out what kind of designs they have, use their "find it fast" tool to easily search all the options! But my favorite thing about Minted is their free address assistant, which allows you to input addresses before you buy, and Minted sends you matching envelopes already addressed for free! This is seriously the best and makes your cards look so great.

Here are just a few of my favorite designs from this year's collection. There are so many good ones! Is this getting you excited for Christmas already? Because I am.

Minted is generously giving away $100 credit to shop to THREE winners. Click here to enter and good luck! 

*This giveaway is only open to residents in the United States. It will be open for one week and will close next Wednesday at 11:59 PST. Winners will be emailed. This post does contain affiliate links, but all content and opinions are my own.