I feel like it’s really been quite some time since I really sat down and just started typing out whatever comes to mind, hasn’t it?!
Sometimes I miss the “old days” of blogging, when everyone would just sort of write out whatever the heck they wanted and/or were doing, without worrying about whether or not it was SEO friendly, or shareable, or any of that other stuff.
Most of the time I would (and still do) tend to let my pictures dictate where a random blog post would go, since I’m a super visual person and always have a hard time making it through a blog post with no photos. But these days, it seems like any time I go to write out a post like this, I check my phone and realize that there is barely anything new. OR, to be more exact, there’s like 50 new pictures of my kids, but (although it doesn’t always seem that way these days) this blog isn’t JUST about my kids. ;)
So what does the lack of photos mean? Well, for one, it means that I’ve been trying to disconnect from my phone more when I’m with the boys. Too often, I found myself just “quickly checking an email” which could easily lead to a few more “quick checks” on Facebook, Instagram, etc… And I’d love to say that I’m trying to disconnect even when the boys are asleep, but more often than not, I tend to find myself headed down that rabbit hole and all of sudden, 30 minutes have gone by and I think, well crap. There I go again.
I know I’m not alone on that, right?
So what else is new? Hmmm, well let’s see…
We had one of my college girlfriends and her husband/girls over this past weekend and it was SO good to them. It had been way too long. We all got to chat, the kiddos got to play, and we chowed on cookies and funfetti cake batter dip (<– it was good, but I’d take cookie dough dip or fruit dip over that one any day).
Jay and I have been trying to spend more time out on the new deck after the boys go to bed; the other night, I threw together some salads and nachos made with cheese and some leftover BBQ Pulled Chicken and called it dinner. They weren’t that great, but they did the trick.
I also recently made this grilled corn salad and it was INCREDIBLE. Totally making it again ASAP.
Starbucks shaken iced green tea lemonades have been my jam for an afternoon treat on the days I work in the office lately (and by “lately” I mean I’ve had two of them in the past three weeks, maybe). But they’re super good.
Things have been pretty busy with my Usborne biz (<–I’ve been working a bit on updating that page!) lately, but totally in a good way. It can get sort of crazy trying to balance it all though, so when Usborne gets busy, the blog tends to be a little quieter for a while. I would love, love, LOVE to be able to pour more time and energy into the blog (I really do miss sharing recipes and meal plan posts!) but there just isn’t enough time in the day.
That said…going back to the beginning of this post. I really want to try to get on here more often to just share…anything! Life. Ramblings…even if they’re just short, quick little posts. So if there’s something in particular you’re interested in hearing about, let me know! Let’s keep chatting over our virtual cups of coffee. ; )