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confessions… it’s been awhile


June 27, 2017

I’ve got some things to confess. Perfect for a Tuesday morning coffee talk session…

  • I hate the way I sound on video… hence why I never do vlogs. And yes, I’m the person that records my voicemail message a dozen times before finally settling on one that is just “OK”. I had a TV appearance segment a few weeks ago and I didn’t want to record it, but the girls begged to see mommy on TV… I rarely get nervous as I don’t mind public speaking, but something about seeing and hearing yourself on television is not my favorite.
  • I’ve become an obsessive closet purger… is that a good thing or a bad thing, I don’t know, but clearing out the clutter is just so dang therapeutic! I just gave away 17 bags of clothing, accessories, old toys, etc to a local women and children’s shelter and I am hoping it makes a difference to help others going through a hard time. And now I’m planning for another edition of a closet sale over at @thestonekingcloset, so stay tuned!
  • I’ve only read ONE book this year. What the heck is wrong with me?!?!?! I don’t know why, but I’ve been lazy in the reading department. PLEASE send me some good reads so I can get back to one of my loves and say adios to TV for the second half of the year OR at least until This is Us and Game of Thrones come back on… haha. 
  • Chore charts have officially been reinstated at our house and I’m ALL for rewarding the girls with fun outings/small gifts when they fill up their charts… these are under $20, magnetic, and easily wiped clean with dry erase markers. 
  • I let the girls have popsicles for breakfast the other day… and didn’t feel guilty about it. Summer is for breaking rules, right?!?!
  • My best friend is moving away this week and I’ve cried like a big baby way more than I care to admit. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?!?! More excuses to head to Knoxville more often so I can see my godbabies all the time. 
  • Running Sugar Bit while trying to maintain [and grow] my blog is taking it out of me… they are both things I absolutely love and I don’t take either for granted one bit, but it’s hard when you’re essentially running two businesses and trying to keep a semi-normal work/life balance and still be present with family and friends. I know I’m not alone, but it sure feels good to say it out loud. Something to think about for sure as life is only going to get more hectic when Caroline starts kindergarten in August. 
  • Speaking of school, they now have a way to pre-order supplies online so that they will be in your kid’s classroom the day school starts… amazing right?!?! That way I’m not fighting with the other moms trying to grab the last hot pink folder at Target… although let’s face it, I was the kid that LIVED for school supply shopping.
  • Life is about to get even more hectic as we are submitting the final house reno plans to the city for approval. Meetings are starting to take place with Ron (our contractor) and Kendall (our designer), which means the fun stuff is coming… FINALLY!!! 
Anything you’re just itching to get off your chest today?!?!? Let me know! 

  1. Kelly-Belly says:

    I've really enjoyed reading B A Paris lately…she wrote The Breakdown, along with Behind Closed Doors…they were both really suspenseful! Hope you have a great week!

  2. I didn't know that you sold items through an instagram account! I'm totally following now!

  3. Will you be doing a before and after of your house?! I love love love seeing your home decor posts! Happy Tuesday 🙂

  4. Unknown says:


    This site gives you the first few pages of a random book to read and tells you the title/author at the end so you can buy it if you like it. ��

  5. Mary Davis says:

    Have you read the Kevin Kwan series, Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems they're a lot of fun to read. Starts out boy asks girlfriend to go back home (Singapore) with him for visit (they've been dating for 2 years) she goes to find out his family is crazy rich and he's like the most eligible bachelor. All 3 were fun to read.

  6. Alex K says:

    You MUST read all the books by Taylor Jenkins Reid. There are only five of them, her newest released just this month. They are all phenomenal and I wish she wrote more quicker! Maybe in another life was my favorite.

  7. Kait says:

    Best friends leaving is the worst! Mine is moving off the island in a week and I'm devastated. I feel like I'll never see her again which is just this gut wrenching feeling 🙁

  8. I definitely agree that popsicles for breakfast is exactly what summertime is all about. Can't wait to see you house renovation plans, sounds so exciting!

    Julie @ http://www.bormandco.com

  9. Love a good confession…
    I am also a closet purger, about to do a massive clean out soon!
    I'm reading way more than watching at the moment – I just can't get into a series.
    Yay for new reno – so exciting!!

  10. Meiska says:


    Well, I know too well how hard it can be try to grow two businesses, even ones you love, love, LOVE, while growing up some small humans. You're blowing it out of the water! Hang in there, mama! I'm trusting we'll be able to find the right balance one of these days, if we just keep going. ��

    Oh, and a book I recently read and loved (it's a few years old) 'The History of Love' by Nicole Krauss.

  11. Jen says:

    You can order school supplies online and not have to shop? Is this through your school b/c we do not have that! I am jealous. I'll be on amazon so I don't have to be in the chaotic mess of stores. 🙂

  12. Maydelin says:

    loving the real talk in this post!! and yes Summer is about breaking the rules hahah!! I gave my niece two ice cream in about an hour apart!! she was so happy!!

  13. ly heng says:

    I would love to read 9 Dragons. Please count me in.

    gclub online

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