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Five on Friday


July 26, 2013

It’s Friday, Friday…time for another Five on Friday link-up party with my BFF bloggers Darci, April, and Christina. We are elated that so many of you have participated in this series and hope to continue finding new blogs since we have had lots of ladies join in!! You never know who you’re going to meet.

ONE. Mini Blog Sale
I’m mentioning this first and foremost, not only so I don’t forget, but so that holds me accountable to making sure I finish what I start…Next week, I am going to have a mini blog/closet sale of sorts so stay tuned!! Gotta make way for some new fall attire again so be on the lookout if you need some cute dresses and such…P.S. can this please be MY closet??

TWO. The Royal Bambino
Is his name a cluster or what?? George Alexander Louis…how in the world are they going to monogram all their royal goodies I dare say!! Oh the travesty (said in my best British accent!). I have to admit I felt SO cool the other day when they posted that they are using a Britax car seat (same kind we have) as well as Aden+Anais blankets (us, too)…maybe I should send her our baby recommendations since it’s evident we are supposed to be BFFs. πŸ˜‰

THREE. Baby Email Accounts
I heard about this idea the other day and instantly, I thought this is something I want to do for my girls…it’s where you create an email account for each of your children and you start writing them letters and such for important events, daily reminders of something they did that day (funny, milestone, etc), and then if you want, you send it to friends and family to let them in on the fun, too. Technology definitely has its benefits sometimes! Isn’t this a great idea?? Couldn’t wait to share this!

FOUR. Secrets of a Happy Marriage
I found this article and wanted to make sure I bookmarked it…not only for myself, but for others too. It’s basically things we know to be true, but maybe push to the back burner when life gets in the way or we are running around like crazy people. Sometimes I am bad about putting Jeff first and this was a kind reminder to make sure to keep that spark in our marriage…a few that stood out to me:
a. Pretend You Just Met…act like you just started dating
b. Tweet Responsibly…don’t share TOO much on the internet
c. Nurture Your Friends Relationships…encouragement is good for all of us

FIVE. Baby Weight Slimdown
It’s a work in progress and I know it’s going to take some time…everyone says it’s harder to lose the love the second time around and this is proving to be a little trickier. Some of that due to breastfeeding and making sure I get enough calories. I went to my doctor for my checkup yesterday and got the all clear to resume my normal exercise and such, and I am glad because I am ready to hit the ground running…literally. I’ve been hitting the gym up a few times over the past 3 weeks, but made sure to tone it down to make sure I was giving my body enough time to “heal”. I have yet to work my abs, which is where I need the most help, but here are a few snapshots of where I am now (almost 6 weeks post-delivery). 20 pounds down, 10 pounds to go…

That’s it for this week my friends…off to get ready for a fun-filled weekend!! Brunch with my mommy friends tomorrow to celebrate Adri, dinner with the family Saturday night for my cousin’s upcoming birthday, and then church and Grunke time on Sunday…cheers! 

Friday, 7/26

  1. P!nky says:

    Love the emails for the bambinos, so cute!

    You look fabulous lady, I know you'll rock out the last bit of your weight! GET IT!

  2. Melanie says:

    You look amazing! You go girl! πŸ™‚ New to your blog and love it

    I Pink i Love You

  3. Love the email idea!!! And you look great!!!


  4. Jess Norden says:

    Oh my gosh, you look amazing!! I am 1 year post-delivery and still don't look as good as you! πŸ˜‰ I guess working out would help! Hahaha

    Have a great weekend!!

  5. Love the baby emails!! And girl you have nothing to worry about I am 22 years post delivery {my own, no bambinos yet} and I don't look that good! Have a great weekend!

  6. Nicole says:

    LOVE that idea about the email accounts! I saw the idea a few weeks ago and immediately wanted a baby so that I could start! Haha! Have you seen the "new" Wife After God devotional floating around on Instagram? I started it a week ago and MY OH MY is it going to change my relationship with Christ AND my marriage. You mentioning that marriage article made me think about it!

  7. Tara says:

    I might have to try the baby emails πŸ™‚ And you look great!

  8. Meghan says:

    Yeah I guess I should start working out too cause you put me to shame big time! You look amazing!

  9. something tells me that I need that closet too!!!!
    nice work on working out you look awesome!!!!!!!

  10. Email accounts for babies … ingenious! I absolutely adore that idea. πŸ™‚

  11. You look fantastic!! Good for you, mama!!

  12. You look fabulous lady! Didn't you just have that sweet little girl like yesterday?!

    I was really hoping the royal baby was going to be named James! I don't like George much. Looking forward to you blog sale!

  13. 1. You look INCREDIBLE. 2. I am so ready for your blog sale and 3. Maybe you should become a professional baby consultant. Clearly the royal family would be a client!

    Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead! Gotta go read those 10 secrets! Happy Friday!

  14. You look fantastic!!!! And I'm so excited for your blog sale!

  15. Nicole-Lynn says:

    You look great girl!

  16. Jessica says:

    You are looking fantastic!! I'm also obsessed with the royal fam πŸ˜‰

  17. Ummm you are looking amazing! Seriously skinny freakin mini! Also, I love that idea of starting an email account for your kids, so cute! Have a good weekend lady πŸ™‚ (Also, I linked up for Five on Friday today too!)

  18. You look wonderful!! I know someone that does an email for their kids and I think it's such a sweet idea!

  19. Hey hot mamma! You look GREAT! And thank you for sharing the marriage article..so important πŸ™‚ Can't wait for the blog sale!

  20. You look awesome, mama! I am loving the idea of the email accounts for kids. Genius!

    Thank you for sharing the marriage article also. It's so easy to put life before your marriage — it's definitely one of my goals for the year to put my husband first. These were great reminders.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  21. Anna & Kirby says:

    I love the email address idea!!! You look great by the way πŸ™‚

  22. Hi! I'm a new reader participating in the Friday Five link up for the first time. Thanks for hosting it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

  23. Isn't your baby just a month old? Give yourself some time:) Don't rush into trying to get back into your pre-baby shape. You are beautiful, anyway!!! I love the Royal Baby Frenzy!! Yes, I agree, how will they monogram?? Your babies are beautiful, btw. I love your daughters' names, too.

  24. Courtney W. says:

    Dang girl, you look good! I'd love to have a body like that – and I don't even have two adorable kiddos, I'm very, very impressed! πŸ™‚

  25. Lea Culp says:

    I don't know where you have 10 lbs to lose, you look great! And, even as a Grandmother, I have a Britax carseat for my sweet Grans. I wanted only the best. :o) Happy weekend!

  26. Vanessa says:

    Okay, you look AMAZING!!!!! Did you end up using the shapewear that you posted about a few weeks ago?? I used the Belly Bandit after I had Arden, but it was so uncomfortable and annoying that I gave up on it pretty early…but I think I could handle the shapewear! Anyway, you look wonderful, momma! Have a great weekend!

  27. Kristin says:

    You look amazing.

  28. Jen says:

    You look amazing!
    Love the baby email account. I'm going to have to set one up for my little!

  29. My husband just made email accounts for our kids a couple of weeks ago. I think it's the cutest thing!!

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