Monday, May 14, 2018

Just 5 Things!

Spring always seems to be my busy season! I work in Real Estate-so that's incredibly busy during the spring. On top of the influx in work, I'm also training someone new, which is quite the task! And, it's a big social event season too! My brother just got engaged, my sister had a baby...Blake and I are also doing some volunteer construction work that has us working about 30 hours a month right now as well. So, I just feel like it's been a whirlwind lately! It's all good things tough, so I'm grateful for that. 

I thought I'd just pop in and share a few things that I haven't been able to blog about yet.

one// I got my hair cut!
I know I'm not the only one who does this, but I find myself growing out my hair as long as I can stand it and then cut it really short...grow it out again...and repeat! I haven't had a consistent hair style in a long time! After getting SO annoyed with how tangled my hair was getting all the time, I decided to cut it again! I'm so in love with it that I really do intend on keeping it this way for awhile. 

It's easy to manage and quicker to style! All bonuses during this busy season!


two// The flower fields are back!
One of my very favorite things about spring are these gorgeous wildflower fields that pop up in our area. They are blindingly beautiful! We haven't gotten as much rain this year, so they aren't as great as last year. We always have to stop and pick a few! This day we also got to see our friend's baby goats! Baby anything is so cute. This goat had triplets named Huey, Dewey and Louie. (Their other goat had three more babies just a few days later.) Blake and I aren't very 'country' but we sure love having friends who have land and animals. 





three// Erin Condren notebook obsession
As an office supply aficionado, you can take seriously my high recommendation of these notebooks! They are just the best. The paper is so thick and there are a couple of different layouts to choose from. Plus a custom cover is so fun! I'm now on my third. Each one has a different purpose - of course!

Can you tell what my favorite color is?? #obsessed. If you sign up for and Erin Condren account with my link you get a $10 gift certificate in your email. Which means these notebooks are only $10!


four// Race bib display
Decluttering our house might just be one of my all time favorite activities! Even though I've gotten rid of anything and everything I could manage to part with, I still have a few collections here and there. One thing I've saved is all of my race bibs and race medals- but I kept them under the bed. I was really feeling like if you feel the need to keep something for sentimental reasons, you need to have it in a place where you can see it and appreciate it. 

So, I had Blake help me whip up this little display for my race stuff! It's so cute and was a breeze to make. Really you just need to cut a board to size. Sand (or buy one ready to stain), and stain or paint it. Add a few hooks and metal clips and there you go. 

I originally had planned for this to go in our office, but when I held up the gray stained board to the gray wall it looked weird. So we found this little under appreciated spot and it fit perfectly! 

Can you spot Delly?
five// Nephew photo shoot
I got a little photography practice in last week when my sister asked me to take 1 month old pictures of Lennox. I can't believe he is a month old already! He is such a chunk. It worked out perfectly, because we went out to eat for lunch and by the time we got back home he was awake from his nap, well fed and ready for his close up. 

It's very difficult to get pictures of such a squirmy little guy! Carter also made sure he got in the way as much as possible. My buddy is having a hard time sharing his auntie! 

When I got home to upload the photos I was really mad at myself because so many pictures turned out strange. Turns out Carter had turned the knob on my camera when he 'practiced' taking a picture. So my settings were slightly off. Oh, well we still got a few that were frameable! 








Leave a comment below if you totally understand a busy spring! Tell me what you've been up to lately and if you like this style of post! I want to know if you are like me with the hair cut cycle or the office supply obsession!

23 comments:

  1. Loved this post! I'm 100% like you with the hair cut, however, I do think I prefer your hair this length! Oh and your nephews are absolutely adorable, too.

    Felicity | http://oliverandmoose.com

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    1. Thank you so much Felicity! I think so too! I really really like my hair like this. I think it looks a little more 'life-full', although that's not really a word.

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  2. Your Jair looks beautiful! I got sick of long hair for spring too, isn’t it amazing how much lighter you feel after a big haircut? Have a wonderful Monday! xAllie www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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    1. Thank you Allie! It is incredible how much lighter you feel after a haircut! Fun to mix it up too.

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  3. Woah sounds like you have been super super busy! I know exactly what you mean about it coming at the wrong time in spring - I seem to be in a lot of my laptop with work when the sky is bright blue and the tide beckoning outside! Your new hair cut looks great! Love the new notebooks too - I get super excited about stuff like that. I daren't even look on the Erin Condron website.. Those goats - baby goats have to be the cutest of any animal - I think I'd have run away with one in my bag. You are very lucky with the meadow - so many flowers, so beautiful! Brill idea with the medals - always hard to decide what to do with the emotionally attached pieces - but displaying them on the wall was a great idea! Congrats on the photos of Lennox too - you did a great job - he is beautiful! Joanne x

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    1. You totally get it! You guys are busy too.
      The goats are just SO cute! My friend posted a video of them all hopping around this week and I am dying to get back over there to hold them. It doesn't help that they don't want to keep them-I'm really tempted to take one home with me!
      Thank you as always for your great comments Joanne!

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  4. Good to hear that things are good despite it being a busy season in life!! The new haircut looks great! I'm pretty much the same with haircuts. Though I don't go that short because I end up looking super young. HA

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    1. Haha, yes! It's funny, shorter hair either makes you look really young or a lot more mature. I can't figure out why!

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  5. Yep yep yep. This is a busy season for me, too. LOL
    I love your hair! So fresh and perfect for spring! That race bib display is awesome!! What a neat gift idea for a runner! And Lennox's little cowlicks on his head <3 <3 <3 I love it!!
    P.S. Can you smuggle me a baby goat, pleaseandthankyou!

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    1. Thank you Audrey! I'm glad I'm not the only one who is in a busy season. Solidarity!!
      I was thinking the same thing, these race bib displays would be an excellent gift! Runners are proud of their bling!
      And I'm so glad you noticed the cowlicks on Lennox! That's exactly why we got that shot. We are really wondering how his hair is going to look when it grows out.

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  6. I love these kinds of posts!
    I am the EXACT same way with my hair. I have no hair style, let it grow, chop it off, let it grow, chop it off, etc.
    Your nephew is a little doll.

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    1. Oh, good, I'm glad you do! It seems like a good way to get out a lot of information with little things that won't make up a post of their own.
      I'm glad I'm not the only one who is funny about growing out their hair! Although I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep it like this for the foreseeable future.

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  7. You sounds so busy! I don't think I realized you were in real estate. The market is always nuts in the spring. Those flower fields are so pretty! Seriously, your friends with the goats are goals right there. My husband is dying to have goats and we've been working on finding land forever. And those names, could they be any more perfect for triplet goats?! Those new born picture came out soo good!! Congratulations to your sister! And, your hair looks so good! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. Yes, it is busy in the spring! We don't complain though, because we want work!
      I can totally see you living on my friend's property. It's beautiful-they have a pond and lots of animals. Plenty of room for the kiddos to run around and make memories!
      Thank you so much Sierra!

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  8. Your new haircut looks AWESOME! You know I'm a big fan of that length :) Your nephew is also adorable! I'm sure Aunt life is so much fun!

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    1. Yes, your hair always looks SO good! I tried curling mine and it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted. I gotta practice!
      Thank you so much Gentry!

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  9. Your nephew is insanely cute :D Such a great post, thanks for sharing!
    Have an amazing weekend,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
    www.freeoversea.com

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  10. I do that exacttttt same thing with my hair (grow it as long as I can handle and then hack it all off haha! Right now I'm in the grow-it-out-phase). Your haircut looks GORGEOUS! And so do the newborn photos!!!! You did such a great job, Kristen!!! That one of Carter kissing Lennox's head is perfect :)

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    1. Thank you Julie! I really love it.
      And thank you for saying that about the pictures! I was really happy with several shots. But as a perfectionist, it's nice to have other people see it.
      I love the one of Carter giving him a little kiss too!

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  11. Your new haircut looks gorgeous, girl! I love it! And those personalized notebooks are really cute! Congrats on your nephew! He looks precious.

    Kim | simplylovebirds.com

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    1. Thank you Kim!! I'm glad other people appreciate office supplies too! =]

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  12. I just got my haircut very similar to yours except center part, it looks great on you!! and such sweet newborn photos :)

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