I’ve been MIA lately because I’ve had family in town this week, so we’ve been out and about every day seeing the sights. We were also down to one car and had been car searching for the past two weeks, but more on that later.
Any time I haven’t blogged in a while, I’m tempted to write a coffee date post, but truthfully, life has been kinda hard and just frustrating me.
I ended up writing out a whole post and it just sounded like complaining. We all have more than enough negativity in our lives I’m sure, so I decided to focus on what I’m loving lately instead. You’re welcome.
My Vellabox Subscription
My husband gifted me a year to Vellabox for our anniversary, which is a candle subscription box. Each month, I’ll get a 4 oz. candle and some small sample/freebee. I didn’t even know this kind of box was a thing, but I love it!
This is such a thoughtful gift because I am a huge candle person. I had to throw all my candles away before we moved to Hawaii and I really never got any more. I can tell the candles are all going to be really high quality too, which is great (’cause I’m sorry but there’s nothing worse than a super cheap candle that burns black!).
This month’s candle was a sugared grapefruit scent, which is really refreshing for summer. The free sample was an eco-friendly sunscreen. Overall, I love it and I can’t wait to get more boxes!
Seeing Hawaii with my dad
He flew out last Friday and we have been seeing the sights ever since. It’s very easy to resume normal life here and not really go out and do all the tourist stuff or even go to the beach.
We’re going to a luau Friday too, so that should be fun!
Focusing on being a SAHM
I easily let myself get overwhelmed by everything but motherhood, to the point that motherhood seems like a burden on my growing to do list. My priorities have been out of whack for a while.
I’m glad to say that I’ve made a shift in realizing that I really need to own up to my role as mom and be present there instead of thinking my role as mom takes away from “all the other things” I need to do. I have let go of a lot and it feels good to just focus on the simple.
My new-to-me mini van!
If you’re on my Instagram, you’ve already probably seen and heard my excitement for this, but I am thrilled!
It took us a while to find one that wasn’t totally trashed and/or overpriced. We got really lucky with the one we found though. It’s plenty clean and is one of the top models so it has the sunroof, automatic sliding doors, and a DVD player. Love it!
The girls and I seriously live in the car some days/weeks, so I’m really looking forward to actually liking my vehicle and having the space we need for two littles. So so grateful!
I am love love loving listening to podcasts lately. Life as a SAHM has been overwhelming and lonely lately, and I owe it all to podcasts to get me out of that funk real fast. If I go a few days without listening to them, I’m like “hmm, I’m feeling really alone in this whole motherhood thing.” And all I have to do is listen to a quick 20 minute one and I’m such a better mom and in such a better mood.
I’m currently love Risen Motherhood and The Motivating Mom Podcast.
And that’s all I got! Stay tuned for next week as I actually have some posts planned 🙂 I’m trying to balance my schedule so that blogging actually makes it into my routine instead of always being an afterthought.
I hope you have a good weekend!
Questions for You:
- What are you loving lately?
- How is summer going for you so far?