On My Mind | No. 09

Absolutely the most random thoughts…

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I thought today would be a fun day to just list out all the random fun and sweet life things I’m loving lately. There’s no rhyme or reason to these posts and that’s what I like about them… just a full-on brain dump! Hope you enjoy, and maybe this will encourage you to jot down a handful of things that fill you up right now too.

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Let’s get into it….

Ryan and I have been waking up at least an hour before Laurens each morning, which we typically try to do anyway, but recently we’ve swapped out our morning RUSH (unload dishwasher, make bed, start a load of laundry, smoothies, etc…) for a solid 30 minutes of coffee, reading, and journaling (favorite here), and it’s been so great. I’m a taskmaster at my core, so this little pause in the morning is such a good way to just take a breather before the day takes off. I typically grab my coffee and climb back in bed to read while Ryan heads into the office to read. Somehow everything still gets done (!), and we are just really cherishing mornings this way now.

We’ve also started our very own little book club, just the two of us. Our reading preferences are WILDLY different so this has been such a fun way to stay connected and have really great dinner conversations! We are shooting for six books this year, which seems doable, and the goal is finishing one book every two months or so. We just finished The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, and wow. HIGHLY recommend. Next up are Moms On Call and Taking Cara Babies… we need a refresher before baby comes!

“Go get coffee, mama!” is currently my favorite sentence Laurens says and it makes my whole face smile! He associates getting coffee out with muffins, so he’s constantly asking for coffee, ha! I typically bring a homemade muffin (this is my go-to recipe, I just omit sugar and walnuts) with me if we go out because he loves it SO MUCH that I know he will sit and happily eat a muffin while I drink a cup of coffee… it’s like we are on a little date. Last night I was putting him to bed and I said, “We are going to have so much fun tomorrow” and he said, “Yes, we go get coffee”… I mean, how can I say no to that?!

This is weird, but my skin has been *so* dry this pregnancy and I’ve never had dry skin, ever! I went in for a facial a few weeks ago (AC Skin Collective is my favorite place for a facial in Winter Park, btw) and said, “Help, I have no idea what to do with this face!” and they fixed me right up. They sent me home with this moisturizer and it’s made a world of a difference.

Speaking of baby, guys, I am totally stuck on her nursery (see Laurens’ here). I have no IDEA what direction I want to go in. Once inspiration hits I can commit to things very easily and make fast decisions, but um, I haven’t landed one the right “thing” yet. But I do know, these will most definitely be incorporated. Obsessed.

I really want one of these fancy chain phone cases and I can’t stop thinking about them, the ads are quite literally chasing me around the internet. This rainbow one is FUN and it’s on my official list.

Also, can someone come over here and light a fire under me to get my yearly albums updated and finish Laurens’ baby book! It haunts me at least three times per day but I’m paralyzed by it. I know I just need to dive in and start, but I cannnnnnnn’t.

My favorite nail polish color is now at Ulta right now and I’m thrilled! I’ve spent the last few years hunting down Essie’s “Gossamer Garments” but it’s BACK and readily available. Praise. It’s the perfect light barely-there-pink… trust me.

Okay, I think that’s it for now at least! Happy Wednesday, friend. xx


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  1. A couple of years ago you posted about a Rifle Paper Co. rug (Hawthorne Ivory) and it inspired my daughter’s vintage flower nursery. So I’m going to share your inspiration back to you, I don’t think you can beat a Rifle Paper Co. rug for a little girls nursery! Congratulations again!

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