Saturday, June 21, 2014

I'm Back!

It's hard to believe I haven't blogged in 3 months!  To tell you the truth, I had a really rough year last year.  When I blogged I found myself mostly complaining (or wanting to complain) about school, which I knew would only perpetuate my situation, so I stopped altogether. :-(

But it is well into summer now and I'M BACK!

I figured a good way to get back into the swing of things would be to link up with Doodle Bugs for her Five for Friday linky party!  Here we go...

1.  I have always been a reader at heart, but this summer I have been really diving into reading everything possible! Right now I am on my second book by Jodi Picoult!  She is an absolutely incredible author and I loved 'The Pact'.  It is long but absolutely worth the read!  Now I'm reading 'House Rules' and am definitely enjoying it so far!  If you haven't read any books by her I highly suggest it.  My favorites of the summer so far have been the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day (AMAZING!)  and all 3 books by Gillian Flynn, which absolutely rocked my world!

2.  I am having a blast this summer with my baby girl!  Being at home with her last summer was fun, but this summer she is able to do so much more and I enjoy every minute I spend with her!  Here are a few pics from last week!
Swimming at her great aunt's house!


Playground Fun

Who doesn't love to lounge around in a ball pit?!

3. I got a sewing machine for Christmas but just over the summer I have finally found time to create a couple of cute projects!  I actually rented quite a few books from the library the other day with tips and tricks for beginners and I've already learned a lot from them.  Here are a few projects I've completed lately!
First dress I made for Olivia!

Keychain wristlet!

DIY Makeup Bags!  My friends is on top (more like a little pencil bag!!) and mine is on bottom!!

Super cute purse I made Friday!

4. I have just found one of the coolest apps of all time!  If you haven't heard of it yet, check out Time Hop!  You can sign in through your Facebook and each day it alerts you when your Time Hop is ready.  It shows you status updates and photos that you posted on that day from previous years!  It has almost brought me to tears a few times when I have seen pics of my baby girl when she was little bitty!  I really love it!

4 years ago today I was preparing for my wedding!

Olivia and I on Father's Day 2 years ago!  She looks so funny!

5. This week the hubby and I have watched a few movies together, and surprisingly I have liked them all!  Here they are...a few are old and a few are newer!

Once again, it feels so good to be back!  I want to get connected again and to get pumped for the new school year!  I just know that this year is going to be soooooo much better than last year!

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  1. Your little girl is just precious! Love the pics of her! I wish I knew how to sew. The make-up bags and purse turned out super cute! :)
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Thank you! She sure is a cutie, isn't she?!
      Learning to sew has been much easier than I thought! You should try it out!


      Life As I Know It

  2. Your little one is adorable!! I am loving the timehop app and have been addicted since I got it a few weeks ago. It's so fun to see what was going on and remembering some sweet memories!! Enjoy your summer... glad you're back!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

    1. Thank you! I am so glad to be back! I love connecting with all you sweet gals! I'm glad that someone else is enjoying that app as much as I am!

      Life As I Know It


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