As we finish up week….8??? (I think???) of quarantine, I can’t help but start to feel anxious about returning to normal life. We have been home for almost two months now, and I have gotten quite used to our daily routines. It is really nice to fit in a full work out in the mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee while I casually check emails and get myself organized for the day. No rushing to shower, do my dress, hate myself in the closet and rush Zoe out the door in the morning….hoping I remembered a snack for her and myself to eat in the car. My move goal on my watch has increased drastically on our time at home, and I know I will never hit them sitting in an office all day. Those mid-day walks to clear my mind have felt so amazing!

Anyways, I am linking up with Kristen to share what’s up lately.

One Night at the Lake

Reading: I am currently reading One Night at the Lake from my Netgalley shelf. I am not as into it as my last read, which is out today!!!! Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey.You all know my love for this author, and this was such a fun read. It is a slow burn enemies to lover romance, but honestly, the story focuses more on the main character and her growth as a person than that actual romance, which I felt was more of a subplot. I couldn’t put it down.

Love the One You Hate
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Watching: We have been catching up on Grey’s. We hadn’t watched since they took a break over Christmas. OMG!!! I am not going to say anything, because if you aren’t caught up I am not going to ruin your life like someone tried to do to me on Facebook. Give some fucking warning like SPOILER ALERT before you say something potentially huge about a show the night it airs, you know????

Listening: I have really been enjoying Prime music on our TV or Alexa lately. They have a Frozen, Disney and Disney Princess playlist that Zoe is obsessed with. And for me, well just listening to current hits or throwing it back old school puts some pep in my step while I clean the floors or take the hour to unload and sanitize our grocery deliveries.

Planning: The time has come for Zoe to get a big girl bed. Part of me is so excited for her, part of me is broken. She looked at Pinterest with me to get some ideas of what she wanted, and she picked out some really nice stuff! Everything is coming or has come in this week, so we will be busy this weekend setting it up!

She picked out this bed in light gray, and I ordered this mattress to go with it. She picked out this pretty Frank and Lulu bedding in pink. (I absolutely love this style, and the cute little girly ruffle!!!!) We grabbed this waterproof mattress pad from JCPenney too, it had great reviews and was a good price. And then we picked out two sets of sheets for a steal from Macy’s, the ballerina and unicorn ones!!!

Working: A few friends and I have been working on something over the last few months that I am really excited about. This week has been a big push to get decisions made and things done for sure! I also have a few other projects that I have been doing research and planning for. This extra time at home as really triggered my need to have my hands on many pots.

Enjoying: I am not all into the “self care” movement, I believe that caring for yourself is just part of life and surviving. I do what I can to take care of the body I have, both inside and out. Sometimes that includes doing a quick face mask or hair treatment when I have a few minutes to fit it in. Because honestly, you can make time for anything if it is important to you. I have been using my Babyfacial mask from Drunk Elephant when I remember, and seeing a difference in my skin.

And I really love the Wonder Water from L’Oreal to use in the shower. It literally takes 8 seconds and is under $!0. You cannot beat it! My hair is soooooo soft on days I use this.

Cooking: We are all tired of cooking at this point, aren’t we??? I was always one to make dinner at home most days during the week and pack my lunches 3-4 days…but this is a whole new level. One of our favorite recipes lately is Chicken Alfredo from Carb Manager. I hate mushrooms, so I leave those out. And I use green onion instead of leeks. Also, I only put in 1 cup of heavy cream instead the called for 1.5 cups. Turns out wonderful every time.


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  • Reply SMD May 7, 2020 at 10:44 am

    The lack of rush associated with commuting has not been missed. I do miss some other stuff though!

    I am over deciding what to eat.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 7, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I agree about self-care. I think people who constantly preach it have too much time on their hands… but that’s just me. Zoe has great taste! Can’t wait to see it all come together. Your funny made me snort laugh.

  • Reply laura May 7, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I love that she helped you pick out the stuff for her bedroom – that just makes it all the more special. And I do love that hair stuff – it makes my hair so soft!

  • Reply Carolann May 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    I love that you got Zoe to pick out what she wants for her room! It’s going to be beautiful. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. I absolutely am enjoying the slowness of these days. I have gotten into such an awesome routine with M that I’m not sure she’s going to be happy about life going back to normal. I feel like she is just so content to be at home and she loves routines so much that when we finally do go out, it will be a big shock to her.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent May 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    that meme!!! YES 🙂 LOL!!!!!!
    I am that way about Survivor… i’ll scroll through Instagram & inevitably see them showing who got booted & I hadnt seen it yet – UGHHHh – spoilers are the worst. I love me some Grey’s though! I THINK I’m caught up – I need to look

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag May 7, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Aw, I think Zoe’s new big girl bed is going to be really cute! I love that you let her help pick items out – I’m sure it makes it more exciting for her. That’s great you’re getting used to being home and seeing lots of positives about it!!


  • Reply Andrea Nine May 8, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Oh that meme. I’m so excited for Zoe to get her big girl bed! I hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day!

  • Reply Danielle May 8, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    I am all about the self-care too. I loved this season of Grey’s Anatomy. It was soooo good. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • Reply Kristin Darhower May 8, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I feel the same way about self-care: if you literally can’t make time to care for yourself (yet have time to play on the internet), you’re doing things wrong.
    I cannot imagine what would even be happening on Grey’s these days…I quit in 2007 lol.

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