Friday, September 26, 2014

Seven Quick Takes

I'm back for the linkup with Jen!

Pic stolen from my BIL's facebook :)
1. Celine is still only smiling and chuckling in her sleep, but Joel and I are trying everything we can to get a little more lovin' out of her when she is awake. She's making more eye contact, and in those moments I weirdly feel like she knows what I'm thinking. Hopefully that feeling reverses and she spends her life convinced I know what she's thinking. Let's see her get into trouble then!

2. My amazing husband bought me a polar fitness watch for my  birthday, which tracks my workout length, heart rate, calories burned, and my personal fitness stats. Unfortunately, I received it the day of my C-section, so I have been "breaking it in" with low-impact slow walks around the neighborhood. This coming Tuesday will mark my 6 week checkup, so here's to being cleared for exercise and going on a REAL walk!

3. I am incredibly thankful to the kindness we were shown after the arrival of Celine, especially for the food that was made/delivered for us. I have not had to cook a meal in over a month and it has been glorious. Although we are still slowly working through the freezer meals, I braved the kitchen to throw together chicken and rice (Riceroni with chunks of chicken and a TON of cheese). It was good, but not sure it was worth the cleanup.

4. My mom was in and out of town the past couple of weeks and she came by to help me get Celine's room decorated... we had done a little before she was born, but now it looks more like a girls' room!
The lighting is low because Cece is sleeping in her crib :) 

My favorite is the DIY glitter letter!
The frame contents that will stay are the two images of the Blessed Mother and the picture of "Joel, Justine, and Baby" (drawn for me by my niece as a baby shower gift) and the rest will change, as will the blank canvas. More pictures to come as those projects are finished!

5. I'm definitely one to get excited about little things and overthink decisions that are WAY too trivial... Right now it's what to do with my hair. I'm going back and forth between long layers (pros: variety of styles/updos, finally grew it out, hubby likes it, cons: takes a billion years to wash and dry, no fun style change in over a year) OR a long bob (pros: fast wash/dry, simple style, cons: losing my long-awaited longer hair, less options with updos). My inspiration board is here. If you have any suggestions, let me know soon! :)

6. It's already fall and I am so ready to bust out my boots and layering clothes, provided I can fit into them post-baby. Which reminds me... I need to find myself new skinny jeans!

7. I love cleaning my house with my 3 main ingredients of baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice, but I'm thinking of moving over into essential oils. Any ideas on how to get started? What oils do you use the most?


  1. I love how wide open her eyes are in that photo!

    1. Her eyes are so big! It's fun t have her so alert :)

  2. Stopping by from Quick Takes! Your baby is so adorable!
    Sweet orange is one of my favorite essential oils for's so cheerful and energizing!

    1. Thanks for the tip! I'm investing soon and I want to get my money's worth. There are so many options with oils and it'll be fun to start using them!