Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Bucket List

I've seen so many great posts about summer and bucket lists that have formed from them. I have been working on ours and so far we have crossed off a few things. I love summer because there is so much to do as a stay at home mom and that helps me to get out of the house and not get bored. Here are the items on my summer bucket list:
  • Have a picnic lunch with my friends and their families
  • Try out some new hikes
    • Payson Grotto 
    • Provo river falls
    • Battlecreek falls
    • Dripping Rock
    • Pine Hollow
  • Despicable Me 3 (Claire's first movie at the theater)
  • Lagoon
  • Rodeo and Strawberries and Cream
  • Strawberry Days Parade
  • Stadium of Fire
  • Go to the pond to feed the ducks
  • Make blanket's for Claire and I
  • Write 10 more chapters in my book
  • Finish my piano studio binder for fall
  • Story time at the library (every Tuesday)
  •  Camping in Payson Canyon
  • 40 Pines!!!!
    • Old Faithful
    • Fire hole
    • 4 wheeler ride
    • shooting 
    • fishing
    • reading 
    • relaxing
  • Do fireworks with Claire 
  • Eat at Dalton's restaurant 
  • Attend the temple once a month
  • Workout 5 days a week 
  • Thanksgiving point farm
  • Museum of Curiosity
Well that's it for now, we have a lot to do still and those hikes alone will take up most Fridays until the end of summer. I am excited to get out of the house more and get going on more of these items. Now I just need to add this list to my bullet journal (more on that next week) so I won't forget about them.

XO
Caitlin

Toddler 4th of July outfits

As mentioned we had so many 4th of July outfits so Claire wore 5 of them. Starting on June 30th all the way to July 4th.
Outfit #1: Target, Bow Walmart

 Outfit #2: Everything (including shoes) Walmart

Outfit #3: Walmart

 Outfit #4 Target
Outfit #5: Walmart. 

She's so cute and getting so big! She'll be two in August. I had so much fun putting these outfits together and I already have outfits for Halloween coming in.
Thanks for reading!
XO
Caitlin


Friday, June 30, 2017

June Favorites

I really need to step up my blogging game. I think once I officially start working from home (next week) I'll be able to do it more frequently. In the meantime I have a lot of things going on that I am super excited to share about. Today I am doing a June monthly favorites post. I haven't done one of these in a while and it has been fun to get all the stuff together that I have liked so far. I like to break the items down into four categories so here we go.
Beauty:
I have been getting back into wearing makeup and have actually worn it almost every day during the month of June. It's helped a lot because my face hasn't gotten burned or anything since my foundation has SPF of 15 in it. So the biggest beauty item I have been loving is the new lipsense color I got in the shade Goddess. It was a limited edition color a while ago and I was lucky to get one and I love it.



Clothing:
I stopped by the bella ella curvy boutique in American Fork a couple weeks ago and fell in love. I am always looking for some new cute plus sized tops and they had a lot of ones I was dying to get. I ended up getting two and one is the best. It's this mustard yellow color with cacti all over it. I also picked up a pair of their jeans and I must say I am really impressed with them. I love how they fit and look so I am really happy I found a new store.

sorry for the annoying volume button in the middle of the picture but I am wearing the cacti shirt here. 

For toddler clothing we have been loving the holiday skirts that Walmart puts out with every new holiday. I of course have a week's worth of red white and blue clothing for Claire but you know I can always use more. It helps that in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day (July 24th) and that is also a red/white and blue holiday so we can wear those outfits all month long.



I mean really how cute is that skirt! We bought that one along with this cute outfit from Target.
I plan on doing a 4th of July outfit's post next week since we have so many.
 


Snacks/Food related items
I'll start with Claire for this one. We recently have been transitioning out of her needing a bottle at nap time and we have found what really works is getting her a new sippy cup. She loves new things (she gets that from her mom) so it helps her stay excited about what is happening. I picked up the tommy tippee sippy cup with a straw in it and so far it's been a big hit. I love that the top closes down over the straw so I don't have to worry about it spilling out all over the diaper bag. She still has mostly water or milk at this point but she likes the cup a lot. 

 
I recently discovered the M&Ms Caramel version and they weren't to bad. It tasted like a rolo with some crunch added to it so if you are looking for a new snack give that a try.

 
I also love the fudge striped cookies in the cookies and creme flavor, they are so yummy!




Multi-Media Favorites:
I have to start this section off with Wonder Woman. I love her. Seriously she is so amazing and inspiring. After watching the movie I was like yes let's go work out, I want to look like her (ha I have a LONG way to go but I seriously want to do it). I am so glad they put out a movie with such a strong female role model. She's amazing and I love that movie.

Another media favorite has been Big Brother! I am so excited it's back on and I just get sucked into this show.It's basically Survivor but in a house instead of on an Island and there is usually a bunch of young kids under the age of 30. It's fun. I like watching the drama of it all. I would say it is definitely my guilty pleasure show.
 




My last favorite from June would have to be my new job. I started at Entrata the first week of June and just finished up my training. I took my work computer home with me and I am ready to start working Monday. It will be a big change but I am excited to be working from home and to have more time to be a housewife and a mom. I've missed spending time with Claire during the day so I am glad I get to do that now.

Thanks for sticking around even though I haven't posted very regularly. I do plan to but I always find things to distract me with. July will be better though.
XO
Caitlin