Oh, what a week. A really good but really nonstop week.
It was full of activity – Hadley’s birthday surprises, play time with her/my friends, last night’s military ball, tons of baking for various occasions, Christmas shopping, you name it. It was busy. A couple times I thought I might go a little crazy from feeling pulled in more directions than I could process, but I know I’m not alone in that feeling.
I had several conversations with girlfriends this week during playdates about the frequent chaos of life, and sometimes it just feels so good to know that we’re all in the same boat in so many ways. Maybe we don’t have the same things to juggle, but we all have our share of things that keep our plates spinning. There’s comfort for me in knowing that so many people can empathize when I’m feeling like I might lose my marbles. Sometimes you just need to get your mind right and HANDLE IT. Amen?!
Jamie has the day off today (hallelujah!) thanks to last night’s ball, so the four of us are hunkering down, cleaning the house, packing up, and gearing up for this weekend’s big trip down south. Wheeeee!
Before I sign off for the week, I want to spotlight a reader named Katie and her family’s new business venture called Sincere Elephant. Last month I wrote a post offering advertisement for any businesses that would be willing to donate to our MOPS raffle fundraiser, and Katie hopped on the offer!
Sincere Elephant has three lines of 100% absorbent cotton bandana bibs for teething drool and meal time, and they’re really precious! She sent along one “Madison Set” for Sadie to keep and another set for our fundraiser.
Each set comes with four bibs in a cute elephant-print drawstring bag. Each bib has 2 nickel-free snaps that allow for size adjustments as your baby grows. They’re extremely soft too!
A friend with a little boy (around six months old) won these bibs at the raffle. I saw her immediately open them up and slip one on her son. He looked precious and she looked really pleased as well! 🙂 Made me happy!
Bibs are a really practical gift for new mamas because they’re used so frequently for so many months (well over a year). Having ones that are well-made is also important because they’re washed so frequently. I think these would make the PERFECT baby gift for a friend. They’re also priced right too (IMO). You can purchase the “Madison Set” from Amazon or any of the three collections straight from their website.
PS: I don’t receive any commission from your purchase.
Thanks again SO much Katie for our gift as well as supporting my most favorite moms group. And thank you to my readers for supporting Katie and her new business!
Have a great weekend everyone! xo
Hi! I’m a proud Army wife and mom to two little girls (ages 1 and 4), and I love sharing our lives with you. I blog all about motherhood, our time in the military, our travels, our meals, my fitness journey, my fashion favorites, and so much more. I truly enjoy sharing it all! I can’t get enough of birthday cake ice cream, weekend sunrise runs, or making my girls belly-laugh. I write almost daily about my family’s lives, and though I like to keep things light, I also share the messy parts too. Welcome! So glad to have you around. I’m active on Facebook and Instagram and would love to communicate with you there!