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Dreams of Green + 7 Somethings

I am not a girl with a green thumb. My home is where potted plants come to die.

Dreams of Green

My sweet husband used to bring home flowers in small pots as a romantic gesture, and finally one day I had to ask him to stop. I couldn’t take the pressure of keeping them alive and the disappointment I’d feel when that plant inevitably kicked the can!

Despite my dreary history in horticulture, I’ve decided to take on a new project – indoor plants! I mean – with a baby due any day – there’s never been a better time to take on the task of sustaining plant life, right?!

Dreams of Green

I LOVE green… and this corner in the nursery has been begging for a natural pop of color.

I was going to just fill pots with fake plants, but they looked… well…. fake.

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I’ll be using Mary Lauren’s awesome guide to keeping plants alive. Here’s hoping that I can at least hold off the grim reaper until Everly’s due date!

Indoor plants are one of my “somethings“. Here are the rest!

Dreams of Green

Dreams of Green

2. Mike and I went to see The House this past weekend, and I somehow forgot that it was rated R (they only show the cleanest and funniest parts in the previews)! Thanks to the rating, I spent majority of the previews with my head buried in Mike’s shoulder, trying to block out the terrifying scenes of the HORROR movie previews! So if you’re looking for some laughs and hoping to catch this movie – beware – you may be getting a heavy dose of horror as well!

3. My hospital bag is packed and now there’s one little thing left to do – the push mix. We’ve got lots of relaxing/inspiring music stations on hand, but I feel like the actual delivery part of labor is going to call for something more intense. Is it weird that I’m considering Salt-N-Pepa’s Push It and Run the World by Beyonce? 😉

4. I love my letterboard. Like most people, I got one because I was so inspired by all of the hilarious quotes I saw being used. Part of me wonders if I’m clever enough to own one of these! Disclaimer: my funniest letter board quotes won’t be originals! You can see my latest inspirations here.

5. I suffer from Amazon Prime guilt. We use Prime WAY too often! It’s not uncommon for us to get multiple deliveries in a day and for there to be a stockpile of unbroken down boxes alongside our house. The Amazon delivery guy once tried bringing a package to our doorstep, before quickly realizing it was meant for our neighbors – force of habit I guess! I’d like to blame the steady delivery traffic on the fact that we have a baby coming and need lots of stuff, but the truth is that we’re just addicted to convenience. Can anyone else relate?!

6. Most of my wardrobe consists of stripes these daysI love the way they accentuate the baby bump. I’ve been living in this particularly comfortable dress from Target.

7. We’re squeezing in as many date nights as we can! The Orchard is our current new favorite place. It’s a little local gem, tucked away in a neighborhood off of Glendale Avenue. There are 3 restaurants on the historic property – a dinner place, a breakfast/lunch market, and an ice cream parlor. Yum! In the center of all the restaurants are picnic tables, lawn chairs, dangling lights, and even a splash pad for kids! Talk about the perfect trifecta!

Summers are full of favorite “somethings”! What are some of yours?

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Welcome to Seven Somethings

seven somethings

Welcome to the very first in a series I’m calling Seven Somethings – a collection seven thoughts, favorite things, recent happenings, and anything else I deem worthy to make the list!

My purpose behind Seven Somethings is two fold:

  1. to become more consistent in my writing and posting
  2. to introduce myself on a more personal level to those following!

There’s a lot of great content out there in the blogging world, and it truly means a lot to me that you’re choosing to follow along on this adventure with me.

From the bottom of my heart – thank you! <3

So without further ado, here’s a list of my very first Seven Somethings!

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  1. In Over My Head has recently become my anthem song! The lyrics hit me deep with the imagery of meeting the Lord and surrendering fully to Him amidst waves of uncertainty. I’m on the brink of a completely new season of life, and there’s nothing I want more than to be fully submerged in His love!
  2. Wild Tonic is the champagne of kombucha! Seriously, try it and you’ll never home-brew or drink another brand of kombucha ever again! I can’t get enough of it!
  3. Since Hawaii I’ve become OBSESSED with lemonade. Not to mention it makes a pretty refreshing treat in the summer heat. I’m working on perfecting a Hawaiian-style lemonade recipe. Stay tuned: if I can get it right I’ll be sharing it here!
  4. I’m loving this maternity robe from Pinkblush! It’s so soft and gives great coverage for the bump in those moments at home when I just need to be pantless!
  5. Cedarwood oil cures my pregnancy insomnia. No joke! A few drops of this in a diffuser before bed or a little bit rubbed on my toes or temples ensures a good night’s sleep! And it smells SO GOOD!
  6. My goal for this week is to wash all of my sweet baby girl’s clothes. It’s one of the final tasks to be done in preparation for Everly’s arrival. I’m not going to lie, I probably spent a half hour in the detergent section of the store agonizing over which detergent was safest for babes! Experienced mommies – please weigh in!
  7. I’m nervous about labor. All of the unknowns and worst case “what-ifs” come rushing through my mind at times. It’s been a bit of a struggle (hello pregnancy hormones)! But it’s also given me an opportunity to lean into the Lord in a new way.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all of my fears… The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh taste and see that the Lord is good… for those who fear him have no lack! Psalm 34:4-8

I’m reconditioning my mind to the truth that no matter what goes on in the labor process, it is the Lord’s best for me. I know that he will equip me with the exact amount of grace and strength that I need to endure. Meanwhile, I’ll be packing my hospital bag!

That’s a wrap for the very first Seven Somethings!

Happy weekend friends!

 

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