My Little Dream Box

My friend The Girl in the Glasses posted a Motivational Monday post yesterday (Dear, Future Me) that I thought was SO clever. You can and SHOULD pop over to read her post, but in it she highlights a website called My Little Dream Box. The site is a place you can write your future self a letter and it will hold the letter for exactly 365 days then deliver it to your email inbox. How clever!

We’re watching over your dreams – to give you the desire to make them come true, send yourself an email that you will receive in the future. In 365 days precisely, and not a day more, a message will be waiting for you in your inbox, to help you confront your personal challenges.
Follow your dreams.

Personally, I’ll be writing myself a few letters this year, I think. The one I just wrote pointed out things that I want to try to do over the next year, and asked my future self if I have achieved them. I also wrote a couple of things that are current milestones for the kids so that I can look back and remember what they were up to. Kids grow so fast, it’s easy to forget things. So this has prompted an interesting set of thoughts in my head. What’s important to you right now? What do you want to achieve in the next year? Where do you want to be in your life? What do you want to make happen? I, as always, would love to hear about it, but if you don’t want to tell me, maybe a letter to yourself would be just thing for you!



Thankful Thursday: Week Three

Since I’ve started this project, and this installment, it’s changed the way I look at some things. I usually don’t write down the thing I’m thankful for until the next day, for a couple reasons. The first is that it makes more sense to let the day complete itself before I choose a piece of the day that should go into the journal. The second is that I find it nice to reflect on the day as a whole and note all the wonderful things that happened that could potentially “make the cut.”

Everyone has struggles in their lives, as do I, but there is so much to be thankful for as well. So, with that, here we go.

Monday 4/6: This Monday was….a Monday. Wine and Family were the two things I was most thankful for on that day.

Tuesday 4/7: Encouraging information from my Grandma’s doctor’s appointment. (If you missed the pertaining post to this, you can read it here, but the short version is that we found out that my grandma has cancer)

Wednesday 4/8: Snuggles from Little Man. He’s getting bigger and doesn’t want to snuggle as much. That makes the snuggle times much more special, even if they are short-lived.

Thursday 4/9: Working at a job I genuinely enjoy, with people I like being around.

Friday 4/10: A good hairstylist, date night, and quality time with the hubster (Batdad) talking and watching movies and just hanging out. He’s honestly one of my favorite people to be around.

Saturday 4/11: A day off where I don’t worry about doing housework. There are things that need doing, but the rare day where I don’t worry about doing them, I choose to just hang out instead, is very nice.

Sunday 4/12: Little Man having a “Mommy day.” It was just the two of us most of the day and he was very snuggly. We also visited my grandparents and I was thankful for the time to visit with them.

What are you thankful for today, this moment, this week, this month? I’d love to hear all about it!


Spread The Love

Okay, so I’m a bit late here, but earlier this month, my girl Tabitha over at Orange Owl Diaries nominated me to join in on the Spread the Love event that has been going on. This was my first time hearing of it as well, but I’m glad to join in, albeit a bit late.

As with all things, there are RULES~

  1. Write 10 four-word sentences about what love means to you
  2. Share your favorite quote on love
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers to join in

Love is~

  • being super weird together
  • when nothing is awkward
  • being there without fail
  • loving all the imperfections
  • being absolute best friends
  • being in comfortable silence
  • kindness and non-judgment
  • laughing until it hurts
  • a built-in confidant
  • the swelling of hearts

Favorite Love Quote~

Okay, I couldn’t pick just one….



I’m choosing not to nominate anyone in particular. Instead, if you’d like to do a Spread the Love post after seeing mine, feel free to link back to me. Or, if you have any four-word sentences about love that you would like to add, feel free to leave a comment below!


Things that have made me smile this week

After the heavy post yesterday, I wanted to lighten the mood a bit today and list a few things that have lifted my soul up this week.

    • Little Miss at her first soccer practice. After running her first drill (dribbling a ball through zig-zagging cones), she immediately sat down. I hollered from the sidelines, “What are you doing?” And she looked over at me and hollered back, “I’m just resting my legs for a minute!” Seriously child? She had run all of 30 feet total. We might need to work on soccer a bit.
    • Batdad dramatically pointed at things/people with his comically splinted and wrapped finger. Also his interpretation of the “Foam Finger #1” in the air because of random cool things. If you missed the picture of that, here ya go:wpid-20150311_114832.jpg
    • Little Man discovering pockets in his pants. The other night he realized that he had back pockets on his overalls. He put his hand in one back pocket, gasped, and said, “A BUTT!” I could NOT stop laughing.
    • My niece (5 months old) sitting next to me while I was eating dinner last night, trying to grab steak off of my plate, and babbling baby cuss words at me when I pulled the steak away from her. Her big smile when I was holding her up so she could jump on my stomach, and her baby-conversation as she talked to me during that time.
    • My nephew saying that he would like yogurt after dinner last night, my sister and I telling him there was no yogurt, him saying that he finished all of his food and my sister asking him if he was still hungry. He said yes and she asked what he would like more of, to which he replied, “Yogurt.” Persistent kid.
    • My sister texting me while she was at the grocery store last night, “Wine?” When I didn’t reply she just showed up with the wine and said, “I assumed since you didn’t answer, that just meant yes.” Which led to a humorous (and sarcastic) conversation about consent.
    • Wine. Wine definitely made me smile this week.

How about you? What made you smile this week? What things lifted up your soul?