1 || Change is hard: all kinds of emotions running high over here the past week as our family is in current search of a new nanny… I try to keep it real with you as much as possible, but we’re sad and I’m desperately trying to find a new nanny for our girls. So proud and excited for Alex as she embarks on her new adventure into the corporate world, but praying we find someone just as amazing as she has been for us. First world problems, right? I know it might sound petty, but Alex has been in our lives for 3.5 years and these are big shoes to fill! Thankful for friends who have sent us so many amazing recommendations and we are narrowing it down to some fantastic candidates so any helpful advice is always appreciated.
2 || I’ve gained 5 pounds and I’m not too happy about it. I’m usually SO on top of my game when it comes to fitness, nutrition, and staying active and healthy, and I have slipped a bit these past two months. I totally blame the amazing food and drinks in Miami for pushing me over the edge!! No worries though, I’m back in the gym for my regular 3-4 days/week workouts toning it up and watching what I eat again. And ordering one of these fancy Swell Water Bottles
may help me get my groove back. Let’s not have this confession pop up again, OK?
3 || Clutter gives me anxiety. This past Sunday, I spent the better of 4 hours throwing things in boxes and bags in preparation for ARC to visit us. We watched them haul off so many baby items, old clothes, and things we don’t use anymore and I felt a huge sigh of relief as it feels SO good to give it all away… especially to others who need it desperately more than we do. Trying to really teach our girls how important it is to give generously and it was amazing to see them step up and offer to give away toys they no longer needed. So proud of their kind hearts and willingness to put others first.
4 || I haven’t been as diligent about my faith recently… I used to be the person who got up every morning, read scripture, prayed throughout the day, etc but now I’m realizing it’s taken a backseat to other “priorities” and thus I am suffering in some pretty important areas in my life. I am going to try to set my alarm for 6AM each day so that I can have some quiet time with God and really focus my day towards the things that truly matter. We are reading this book
in our small group right now and it’s really putting a lot into perspective about fellowship, priorities, your perception, and where you are in your walk with God.
5 || I am not jumping on the flare jeans bandwagon just yet. I think I will stick to my beloved skinny jeans for the forseeable future as they seem to flatter my body [or so I hope] and my love of Paige Denim is at an all-time high.
6 || I am SO jealous of everyone going to the Taylor Swift concert this weekend here in Nashville… she is killing it lately with all of her music and the newest single Wildest Dreams is a new fav on my playlist… plus, the video has Scott Eastwood in it = hubba hubba!
7 || Fall nail polish colors are my absolute favorite… I’ve become an addict of gel manicures over the past 6+ months and it’s a little indulgence I treat myself to every few weeks because I know from experience my nails otherwise look like a train wreck. Here is a roundup of some of my go-to hues [most of which come in gel, too] for autumn:
What’s on your list of confessions this week? Big or small, they matter 🙂