Monday, December 21st, 2020

Good morning and happy Monday! It’s 6:19 AM and I’m already on my second cup of coffee!! Can you believe that Friday is Christmas? We start celebrating with my parents on Christmas Eve and do presents on Christmas Eve night so I REALLY loose a day. This year has been so different because I want to make everyone happy and spend time with the entire family but now we have little miss and I want everything to be so PERFECT for her. Last night I came to the realization that frankly it doesn’t matter because she’s not going to remember this Christmas anyhow!

David came to the lake house on Saturday and I asked him to bring all of the Christmas wrapping (gift bags, tissue paper, wrapping paper, etc.) We have a ton of wrapping but I don’t know exactly what we have. I was going to use what I did have and then go buy whatever we needed. Oh I also asked him to bring me a bottle of wine from the house. Well … he brought me the containers that the bows and tissue paper are in but none of the gift bags or wrapping paper and NO wine!

I’m getting ready to place an order at CVS to get some pictures developed and i’ll just go in to get the wrapping paper. At least this happened days before and I’m not rushing out the day of! I HATE that kind of pressure/anxiety. Frankly it ruins the day for me. Do you have those feelings when you’re running around like a chicken with your head cut off and you don’t feel like you can slow down and enjoy the day or the moment? While I’m at CVS I need to also pick up some root cover up. I’ve been using this one since August and I’m obsessed with it. Not only because it’s not permanent (it washes out when you wash your hair, so if you screw up it’s no biggie) but my hair is red and it matches my shade PERFECTLY!

When I’m there I’ll also pickup our stocking stuffers! My mom used to fill our stocking with our favorite candy, gum and chapstick. I still think that’s the perfect stocking stuffer! I do the same. David’s favorite candies are Reese’s and Kit Kats mine are Starburst and Rolos. FYI, if you decide to do this don’t turn your fireplace on until after the stocking have been removed. Last year David’s Reese’s were pretty soft!

I need to write a Mission Statement for the blog which is so much easier said than done. Frankly my blog is about me and what I’m going through at the time or what our family is going through. What they, we or I like at the moment. I used to go to Target and walk up and down the isles finding neat new things. That doesn’t happen anymore so like most of us I’ve found a few bloggers that I feel like my family and personality line up with and if what they’re eating, cooking, using look like somethings that we’d like I check it out. Yes, I know that’s the point of an influencer! LOL

As for beauty products I feel like one morning I woke up, looked in the mirror and basically DID NOT RECOGNIZE MYSELF! I had a ton of freckles (turns out it was melasma common after pregnancy), fine lines, deeper fine lines, a TON of grays. My makeup looked weird by 2 PM. I was like what the heck! Granted I’m 36 about to be 37 and was like when did this happen. Now I’m on a hunt to get my skin back so this should be a fun journey! I have somewhat sensitive skin so I’m not a HUGE fan of trying new products. I’m ABSOLUTELY fine with people getting injectables, fillers whatever makes them happy and confident. However, for me I’m not there yet. I’d like to save all of that stuff for when I’m older and creams and serums aren’t working and need more help. So right now I’m on a hunt to find a routine and products that will give me what I’m looking for. If you are to I hope that you’ll continue to follow me.

When it comes to fashion. I LOVE fashion! Heck I majored in Fashion Design! I wanted to be Vera Wang or Martha Stewart when I was younger. (I know so random! LOL) Now I’m a mom and around other moms / caddy women. I want to still look fashionable and pretty but I don’t want to put it all out there like I did when I was in my twenties ( you know what I mean HELLOOOOO tube tops!) Also, this is something that NOBODY tells you about. Dry Clean only clothes are for the birds when you have kids! I never realized how many dry clean only items I have until I had a baby. No joke, I’ve been on a huge hunt for machine washable sweaters all fall! I get sneezed on, thrown up on ALL day! Machine washable sweaters is where it’s at! If you’re in the same boat as me then I hope that you’ll continue to follow me as well. Now I really get the whole legging thing. I’m up, I’m down, we’re on the ground and sometime jeans are just a little too much when you’re sitting Indian style on the ground! (Before anyone tries to correct me and tells me that I need to be more P.C. on the term Indian style I am a registered, card carrying, member of the Choctaw Tribe and I am in no way shape or form offended by the term Indian style.)

Cooking … I LOVE to cook! When I was pregnant I developed Gestational Diabetes. Everyone said how did that happen you don’t eat sugar, you’re so thin. It will go away after you have the baby. Guess what? It didn’t! Apparently Native Americans, Hispanics and African Americans have a higher chance of becoming diabetic. I guess it’s something in our bodies of how we process sugar. I’m two out of three (Native American and Hispanic) so I didn’t have a chance! I also have Celiac Disease so no wheat, barley or rye for me. Which stinks because I LOVE beer! My husband and I would always go to Texas Rangers games (baseball) and getting an ice cold beer and a hot dog was my absolute favorite. I mean how American does that even sound? Right?! So when I’m cooking and post pictures I can guarantee that what we’re eating is sugar free, grain free and unless it’s a holiday you can pretty much bet that it’s low carb as well.

Earlier this year my husband (David) and I had our first child. I was and Interior Decorator in Dallas, Texas. I was put on bed rest in January of 2020 for early labor. I wasn’t due until May and our daughter (Kricket) decided she was ready to get out in March. I had an emergency c-section on April 2nd. Oh and hey lets do all of this during a global pandemic! We spent 15 days in the NICU, something that I would never wish on another human being. When we finally got to bring her home work was the farthest thing on my mind. As weeks turned into months and the death toll kept rising I remember telling David that I wasn’t about to go into a stranger’s home where I didn’t know where they’d been or where their college kids had been, I wasn’t doing it. I was really starting to get cabin fever and that’s when I started blogging. It’s been a great creative outlet for me and frankly it’s made staying at home so much easier. I’ve met so many great people that I feel like have become friends. So if you’re in the same boat shoot me a DM. I do actually reply! Sometimes it might take a little longer than others. I try not to be on my phone when Kricket’s awake. She changes so much and so fast that I really try to be present for her but I also love the community that I’ve built with my blog!

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