Five on Friday

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Shutterfly and I have spent a lot of time together this past month. I finally finished Leo's baby book and I did it through my go-to which is Shutterfly. This blog sometimes feels like a chore, but boy did it make my life easier when I looked back at all of Leo's monthly updates. I'm so excited to have them printed off into a book with pages dedicated to his first holidays and vacations too. It's well worth the $30 dollars (because books are always 50% off, so wait for the sale!)

I've also found Shutterfly to be a great place for backing up my photos. Not only does it make it easier to just click and print them off, but now they're all there for when I want to blog too. I previously had been emailing myself photos, saving them to my hard drive, and then uploading them onto the blog. With Shutterfly I've cut out the middleman. I keep the app on my phone, upload my photos everyday, and then when I go to blog, I copy and paste from Shutterfly's website which stores all of my photos by date. It's been a game changer! 

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We had a great Valentine's day. Joel and I had celebrated on Sunday with a divine dinner cooked by Joel....
So that come Tuesday, the day was spent with a little extra love for the family. We started the day at our favorite tot rock class.

And then we had a visit from Leo's Grandmother AND Great Grandmother. He was spoiled with love.


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I have two new podcasts that I've been binge listening too, so I thought I'd share. My friend Mallory turned me on to I Do Declare, and then they turned me on to The Pop Cast. I love both and they're easy, fun, lighthearted podcasts.
The Popcast with Knox and Jamie

My friend Annie asked when I get a chance to listen to podcasts and for the most part, I listen to them everyday during nap time. I like to have my headphones in and listen to them as I prepare dinner, do laundry, clean the house....whatever. I also keep a pair of headphones in our stroller and will pop them in at that point if we go for a decent walk around 4pm.

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This post is very technological for me, but I wanted to share my experience with the app called Headspace. I don't think it's all that new.....in fact, Joel had already gone through the ten day trial when I told him all about my "new" finding. But regardless...

Image result for Headspace app

I'm really liking it. You start with a free, ten day trial and it just helps you train your brain. I have to keep really on top of my anxiety and this is one other tool to really keep it at bay. 

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Leo's favorite game in the entire world is hide and seek. He will leave a room, and come rushing in with a big "BOO" in hopes for a big reaction of how much he scared you. This week his favorite hiding space has been c/o his new TeePee that he got from his aunts for Christmas. 


This weekend (week actually), is supposed to be in the sixties so I'm thinking we're going to clock as much park time as we possible can! My sisters are coming to hang on Saturday and that's about all we have planned. Have a great weekend! 



  1. Looks like a great week! I love Shutterfly as well! Happy weekend!

  2. I love podcasts too! I listen when I drive, cook, clean. It's a great distracting and so entertaining! I will have to check out that Headspace app too. Have a great weekend, enjoy the weather!