The Final Countdown

Hello, friends!! I did mention that I wouldn’t be blogging often until life settles down some, right? Yikes. We move in TEN days, so I’m not sure if it will ever settle down! ha!


My sister, Amy, runs this huge relay race to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is the first year that I got to go cheer her on as she embarked on her journey. (She ran something like 12 miles of a RELAY.) She raised $1,000 so far. You can still donate here. The whole team raised over FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS for St. Jude! Anyway, I had tears filling my eyes watching this group start their LONG journey.. just as I did when I saw a video of my little sister crossing the finish line after running a marathon for a really amazing cause. #proudsister

Like I said, we move in just ten days. I have been trying to gather our things together that have been scattered all over my parents house. I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for unpacking. I love organizing.. that fills my heart with joy. But, I hate boxes. I loathe them. I’m also trying to mentally prepare for our homeschool year. I initially planned on starting next week (before everything came crashing down). Since we will be moving, I’m going to start the day after Labor Day. I am a fast un-packer.. lots of practice. I found this super cute sign to hang on the door during our homeschool day that says we aren’t available. I’m hoping it works so that I don’t have to get confrontational. I hate confrontation..

Chloe turns SEVEN next Tuesday. I cannot believe it. She wants a Barbie themed birthday, which works out great because she had one a few years ago. I just have to find the box of decorations.. wish me luck.

I just finished Talking as Fast as I Can yesterday. Lauren Graham is so intelligent and witty. If you are a Gilmore Girls fan, you need to read it!! I was so excited when I saw that the local library had a copy in stock.

I’ve been spending my free time filling out house party and mom’s meet applications- My blog ambassador application was just accepted for Mom’s Meet. I get to try out every flavor of Beanfield’s chips and share how much I love them. Spoiler: I already love them and my package hasn’t even arrived. The day after I got that e-mail, I got one from House Party that I am being sent TWO Scotch laminators!! One for me to review, and one for me to give to a teacher. I love that they are sending one to bless someone else with! I don’t do anything special when I apply for these promotions. If you never try, you will certainly never get picked.

The weather here has gotten cooler. I know it won’t last, but man it’s so nice to have the windows open in the morning. I cannot wait to decorate for Fall!!!!

Harper woke up in the middle of the night with an aweful croup sounding cough. Usually the cough is mostly gone by morning, but she still has it. She is hardly sleeping as it is; though she did snuggle up to me and take a 2 hour nap yesterday. Mama didn’t budge and soaked it all in. Please pray that it goes away quickly.


If you have stuck around through the entirety of this random blog post, thank you. I hope to get back into a rhythm next month. I’ll have fun products to share and review. πŸ˜‰

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