ONE. DIY Project Complete
Yes, I FINALLY finished Caroline’s IKEA Chalkboard Table and Chair set gifted to her by her Aunt Bev. It took me awhile, but it turned out really cute (if I say so myself)
and I love the finished product…and yes, Miss CC does too. She is constantly working on her computer, stacking blocks, getting ready in front of her mirror, and climbing up and down the chair. It’s a BIG hit in our house. Yes, this is a horrible picture, but you get the idea 😉
FYI: I used Montana Gold spray paint in Bazooka Joe for the chairs and Wall for the table; chalkboard paint for the tabletop is by Martha Stewart
TWO. Mother’s Day Out
I used to laugh at those moms out there who totally got hysterical when it came to send their kiddos off to school…how they would say they were crying in the car after they dropped them off. Ummm..now I am TOTALLY eating my words ladies! I will be that person next Friday when CC starts Mother’s Day Out. I am ecstatic she has the opportunity to go and mingle and learn with other wee ones her age, but I know the sentimental part of me will die a bit inside knowing she is growing up way too fast and she will have her first taste of being an independent little person. She will go two days a week, and I know this will be a great experience for all of us…of course, we had to stock up on some “essentials” to send her to school in style…
THREE. Ouch! That Hurt
I have vowed to start switching up my normal workouts in exchange for classes at the gym… on Wednesday, I went to a kickboxing class at my YMCA and thought I was going to pass out by the time it was over…60 minutes of pure torture I tell you! It was one of the best classes and the instructor was probably an army drill sergeant in her former life because she was intense (shout out to Andrea!).
What are some of your go-to classes?? I’m all ears and open to trying some of that crazy Crossfit stuff, too.
FOUR. Menu Planning
As much as I hate to admit it, menu planning really does work…last week, I made a schedule of weekly dinner options and then displayed it on the fridge once I stocked up on all the ingredients at the grocery. I held myself to it and have followed our menus perfectly all week…do I get a star sticker or something? Hoping this can help us save money since I will be buying food for actual meals, rather than just stuff I hope we end up eating :).
P.S. Check out this adorable weekly menu planner printable via Kissen Studio
FIVE. Dr. Smith’s to the Rescue
Whenever I find a product that works, I like to pay it forward to others out there who might be in need…now or later. This past week, we had an emergency of sorts in diaper land when Carson got her first diaper rash…poor little thing. We had used another kind of diapers from what we usually use, and that’s where we went wrong apparently as I have now realized someone has a sensitive tush. I normally use Mustela Stelactiv cream, but of course we ran out and I had to order immediately. To use until then, I tried Butt Paste (AWFUL!), A&D (not strong enough), and then found Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Ointment, which I had heard worked wonders. THANK HEAVENS for this product!! Now my girl is back to her happy little self.
If that’s not a random hodge podge post, I don’t know what is…but that is what Five on Friday is all about!! Head on over to my friends’ blogs to see what fun things they are talking about this week…Darci, Christina, and April and be sure to post your link up below.