Life/ Blog UPDATE

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We got a house everybody! After months, and months of searching and offering we finally bought our first home! We were able to move in the first week of August. Luckily, Kenny and I both had a few weeks off of work so we were able to get a lot of moving done then. So technically we are “moved in” all though we still have a lot of minor details to finish up. There are pretty much zero decorations on the walls. I want to have a more focused vision as far as decor for the house goes, compared to what I had up in our apartment. So its taking me a little bit to get her everything together.

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Kenny and I just recently celebrated 2 years of marriage! I can’t lie, year two was a little bit harder for me than the first year. But, I’m pretty sure that I have heard that is common? Not sure? We for defintely learned some lessons, and I am so happy that our marriage is rooted in communication and friendship. He is the yin to my yang. The jelly to my peanut butter. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to share this cray cray ride with.

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Kennedy update: my not so baby, baby is doing pretty awesome. About two months ago she REALLY started taking off with the whole talking thing. Now, she pretty much talks nonstop. She is now able to recognize colors and shapes! We are struggling a little bit with the whole potty training thing. She knows when she has to go potty, but is just not loving the idea of sitting on the big girl potty. However, she does REALLY love her new mini mouse big girl undies momma bought her! She will be turning 2 in a few short months. I’m sure you will hear this a million times from now until then, but I really think two is worse than ONE!! At least when they turn one they are still kind of babies. At two, she is a full blown little kid! Insert all of the tears here

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Struggling. Sooooo I’m not gonna lie to you guys. Even though it is hard to say out loud, and share with you here: I have been STRUGGLING. My anxiety has been taking over lately and I’m just really having a hard time. Some weeks are better than others, but overall I’m just feeling a little lost. This has a large part to do with my absence here on the blog. There are so many things that I want to do and get done, and there is just not enough time in the day. So I am left constantly feeling like I haven’t accomplished anything, much less to the completion of my liking. I feel like I somehow need to focus my life, but am lost as to how.

Time is a huge source of my anxiety. I feel like there is never enough time in the day to get things done. Never enough time to spend with my family. Always too much time at work. Too much time trying to push past the mental wall that I build up for myself over, and over again. It’s a vicious cycle this anxiety, one that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I get so frustrated with myself when I can’t push past, and I can’t break through. I’m angry that I can’t describe the suffocating feeling that comes over me to my loved ones so they can better understand me.

With that being said, I really want to focus on the things in life that make me happy. The things that are helping me, instead of hurting me. I can’t be a good wife, mom, friend, sister if I am not my best self. I owe it to myself and to my people to take care of me.

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Down to blog business. My one year blogaversary was not too long ago. I have learned so much from my first year of blogging! First of all, it is MUCH, MUCH harder than it looks. Finding the time to create content that matters is a true task, and I commend the “big bloggers” out there. They are the real MVPs guys. With that being said, I spent a lot of the last year blogging comparing myself to those other bloggers, and trying to be like them. Which in all honestly, made blogging less fun, and less inspiring for me.

For my second year of blogging I want to do a better job of just being me. Writing about things that matter to me, and that spark my interest. I want to stop playing the comparison game with all of the other bloggers, and even mommas on Insta and other social media platforms. I want to use my blog for its original intention. To share my story: the good days, and the bad days. I originally started my blog as a place for other moms to turn to and find a sense of non judgement and friendship. To read a post with my struggles and not feel so alone, because that’s what reading other blogs did for me. I want to use my blog to grow as a blogger, a person, and a momma. Long term, I would love to create a sense of community with my readers like so many of the great bloggers that I follow.

* Side Note: Now that we have a home, I would love to incorporate home decor and any home projects that we do! I just think it would be fun to share with you guys.  What do you think?

Thank you for supporting me!

Talk soon

Brit

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Tulip Festival!

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We took our first family road trip a few days ago! Which since Kennedy has been born, has pretty much been my worst nightmare. There are SO, SO many thing that could go wrong. And of course, loss of control and the chaos that I have created in my mind feeds right into my anxiety. The two greatest “fears” if you will, were the car ride and sleeping through the night. The longest car ride Kennedy has experienced is about 45 minutes and recently, she has started fighting us when it comes time to get into her car seat. K is also a TERRIBLE sleeper! So, I knew that there was a huge possibility that she would not be able to fall asleep in a strange hotel.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway!!

Mother’s Day is coming early for one lucky mama! I have teamed up with some amazing shops and bloggers to give one lucky mama all of this!

Born To Be Mama tee – the exclusive tee from Five Shop

The signature Transport Tote from Madewell

$50 Shop Credit to Jays+Jewels

Lipsense starter kit – by Lushleelips

Pair of leather earrings from Nickel and Suede

Being a Mom is My Jam thermal bottle from Premium Wine Bag Co

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To enter use the form below. Please note that all entries are verified. You must be following all accounts in order to win. Giveaway will end on Friday, May 5th at 12 AM CST.

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Winner will be randomly selected using Rafflecopter and will have 48 hours to claim prize or an alternate winner will be selected. If you select use Facebook to use this form, your Facebook email will be used as your contact email should you win. Please use an email you can be reached at.Please note that winning product colors and/or styles may vary from photo and dependent on availability at the time you claim your winning prize. Sponsors will be responsible for fulfilling prizes. Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents 18+.

Elly and Grace

This post in partnership with Elly and Grace, but thoughts and opinions are my own

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Over the last few months I have become friends with an awesome group of women through the Instagram community. One of these women is Brenna, the owner of Elly and Grace. We have bonded over our love of glitter, graphics, and face masks! Brenna designs one of a kind graphics that inspire and uplift others. I reached out to her to see if she would want to collaborate on a design. Thankfully, she said “YES”!

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I knew that I wanted my graphic to be about coffee! If you’ve been following along with me at all, you know my obsession with it and my need for survival. So, this graphic pretty much sums up my life. Lol.  It turned out SO well! I love the elegant, yet simple font that was used. One of the things I love most about this T-shirt is how COMFORTABLE it is. As a mom who is constantly on the go, that is exactly what I am looking for. I love that you can wear it with some leggings, or dress it up a little by adding a statement necklace and cute cardi.

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I had spotted these totes on Elly and Grace’s insta page, and I just knew that I had to scoop one up for myself! Blush is one of my current obsessions, and that on top of the canvas is jus so beautiful. I have gotten to the point, where I don’t really have a use for Kennedy’s diaper bag. But, because I hadn’t found anything else to replace it with, I was still lugging that , ANNNDDD my jumbo size purse around everywhere with me. Now, I just throw a few necessities into this tote, and I’m good to go. The depth in this tote is AMAZING! I’m able to carry my wallet, iPad, magazines etc; all while still fitting in snacks, diapers and toys for Kennedy. It has seriously been a game changer for me.

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Finally, I asked Brenna to create a design with this quote on it. I AM OBSESSED! What girl doesn’t love a little bit of glitter? Kennedy will be rocking this onesie all summa long!

I had such a great time working with Elly and Grace! I love being able to connect and be creative with other Boss Babes!

If you are interested in checking out her website you can find it HERE

& go give her a quick follow on Insta HERE

Xoxo Brit