in like a lamb

06 March 2020

1. Greetings from one of the most gorgeous first weeks of March I've ever experienced here in Kansas. Not that I have many Kansas springs under my belt but this one is far and away been the most beautiful in terms of weather. Am I expecting a lion-like exit? Absolutely. But, if we coast right on into summer floating around the 50s and 60s .. I will not complain. At all. Hopefully your weather has been equally cooperative because it does a sun-starved human a whole lot of good.

2. The rug for the boys room came (pictured above) and it's a little lighter than I anticipated but overall I'm pleased and honestly I am not sure the boys even noticed the switch which is ... not surprising. I'm in the middle of painting a small hallway with chalkboard paint (as a sort of gallery to hang all of the kids artwork and hopefully redirect Abe's enthusiasm for drawing on white walls ...) and I'm one week in and maybe halfway finished. I blame Clement's penchant for getting into everything at the moment and Simon blames the tiny roller I've been using. We can both be right just this once, I suppose.

3. Kate wrote the most fun baby naming post for us and gave us a lot of food for thought. We're still not nearly decided on names but Simon says we still have a long way to go which is sadly very true.

4. It's rare for me because I love the show so much but I couldn't get through the WTA episode of the Bachelor this week. Luckily, Lauren provided the most entertaining recap imaginable and I'm allll ready for the finale on Monday + Tuesday. Lucky us.

5. I finished Before We Were Yours (ill-fitting title and cover, in my unprofessional opinion) and if I were to ever organize slash facilitate a book club this would be high on my list of books to read. It was really tough to read but also one of those books I couldn't put down. I don't know if I can read about the true atrocities behind the Tennessee Children's Home Society because reading the fictitious tales was difficult enough but we'll see. In the mean time I'm on the hunt for something new to read if you've got any suggestions!

6. While Easter is definitely not quite around the corner I'm still scoping out Easter garb for the kids and was surprised by this cute selection. Paired with this or this? Very cute. I'm rarely let down by the boys dressier clothing selection here but am looking for a suit for Sebastian's First Communion and might just let that double as as Easter outfit. I just might.

7. If I wasn't at the mercy of maternity (or at least bump friendly) maternity clothes I would have a hard time passing up this dress especially being half off at the moment.  This one might work for maternity ... I love the navy/pink combo. I haven't tried it yet but I'm a big fan of the sneaker/dress trend and love the look of these dupes (instead of their pricier partner) and just might have to jump on the bandwagon sooner rather than later.

Have a wonderful and hopefully sunny weekend!!


  1. I bought my girls a couple of Hope and Henry dresses (4 and 6 y.o) for Easter and I am genuinely and pleasantly surprised by the quality! I wasn't expecting much but they're fully lined and very Janie and Jack quality! I'm going back for their swimsuits for the basket because I can't stay away from a good Minnow swim dupe.

  2. I was going to use Vesper (means evening prayer) for a girl name, but only boys in this family.

  3. I loved, loved, loved Before We Were Yours. And then subsequently researched the heck out of the real story. It's horrifying and crazy that this could actually happen, but it did. Such a great book.

  4. Some good books I've read lately:

    The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck- a WWII fiction story but from a different perspective than most of them. Totally made me reconsider the other side- these were women who were married to German men (some who planned the plot to kill Hitler, then were assassinated themselves when the plot failed). Very good.

    The Innocent by David Baldacci- a good, suspenseful, page turner mystery. This was hard to put down. My husband just finished The Target by same author, and I think has the same main character but he said it wasn't as good and a little dark.

    On Every Side by Karen Kingsbury- a little cheesy (it's Christian fiction and I find the "hearing God" parts just kind of strange, but overall a nice, uplifting story.

  5. I don't watch the bach anymore, but good lord that recap vid was out of control hahahah. that lady is so funny.

  6. what paint color is the wall in this room? I love it!



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