Friday Favourites: Wedded Bliss

Friday Favourites: Wedded Bliss

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Happy Friday!  I don’t know about you, but this has been a LONG week in our house.  We’ve been preparing for a birthday and recovering from a wedding, and also threw in a root canal and fighting off back-to-school germs for good measure.

My baby brother’s wedding was last weekend, and you may recall that my kids were in the wedding party and I was pretty nervous about how it was going to go. I’m very proud (and shocked!) to say that they rocked it!  All three of them made it down the aisle with no issues, and even sat relatively quietly through the ceremony and reception.  I don’t know what caused the stars to align like that, but I’m so glad that they did!  My brother and sister-in-law had an incredible day, and we were so happy to be a part of it.  My kids are also very excited to officially have a new Auntie!

I took my very first blogging break while we were away, and extended it for few days once we got back.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m wrestling with finding the right balance for blogging in my life.  I enjoy it and want to keep up with it, but also want to make sure that it’s not all-consuming – which is harder than you might think!  Fellow bloggers, if you have any advice on how to blog without it taking over your life, I’d love to hear it!

What I’m Loving This Week

I’m all about simple ideas that make my life easier, and Clare at Simple Measures at Home has plenty of them!  I loved her post about 20 ways to use the Notes app in your phone to get organized.  I’m going to start using it to track car maintenance – not only will it be useful to keep track of routine maintenance, I’m hoping it will help me feel like I have some idea what they’re talking about when I take my car to the mechanic!

Tresa from The Mom Blog WI has challenged me to a 30 Day Self-Care Challenge.  Like every Mom I know, I’m very bad at letting my self-care fall to the bottom of the to-do list, so this is a very timely reminder!  I’m going to be putting together my own self-care challenge shortly (and then the hard part – actually following through with doing it!).

If you’re a new blogger – or really a blogger at any stage – Andrea’s post on being true to yourself in blogging and on social media is a must-read.  Andrea is one of the most supportive bloggers that I’ve been fortunate enough to “meet” since starting this blog, and has built an incredible blog and social media following by building genuine connections with people.  She’s an excellent example of how to build a blog the right way.

If you’re a working mom, and you struggle with feeling like you’re not enough, you need to check out this post and video on Working Mother.  Warning: it’s a tear-jerker, but the message is important.

Parents of Twitter

Finally, some hilarious tweets from the parents of Twitter:

I’m off to figure out how to make Minions cupcakes – have a great weekend!

6 thoughts on “Friday Favourites: Wedded Bliss”

  • First, thank you so very much for featuring me in your weekly blog post! I am so very touched and honored! I had so much fun doing that 30 day challenge and I hope everyone else does, too! Can’t wait to see yours. ❤️

    Second, I have so much trouble with blogging taking over all my very little free time. I’m not sure how often you post, but I try to do it maybe 2-3 times a week, which works well for me if I’m working in advance. If I’m falling behind, then I get very overwhelmed and can’t get it together for maybe another week or two.

    But, I find that working on blog posts thoroughly the day and in little spurts works best for me, rather than pounding out an entire post in one sitting. I’m actually working on a blog post next week for How To Blog More Consistently. Maybe I’ll put, “and Not Kill Yourself” at the end!!! Lol.

    • Haha I think How to Blog More Consistently and Not Kill Yourself is an excellent idea for a blog post!

      I’ve been doing 1-2 blog posts a week, but I think I’m going to cut back to 1, maaaybe 2 on the occasional week. I’m trying to accept that with work and the kids my time is limited, and I need to prioritize other things (like exercising and reading and everything else that has fallen by the wayside!) during my limited free time. It’s hard for me to scale it back though!

  • Thank you for including me! I love your Friday Favourites, it is such a feel-good way to end the week. The “Parents of Twitter” part is hilarious! Just what I needed today. Please, please do a post on your minion cupcakes once they are done…the sports cupcakes were impressive. This is not something I am good at, but I refuse to pay for someone else to do it, so I need as much help as I can get!

    And, great news that your kids did so well in the wedding. At our wedding we included all the nieces and nephews, who were 2-6 at the time. I couldn’t understand why their parents were so worked up about it…now I get it! I doubt I would even get my kids into the outfits and shoes.

  • Just wanted to say thank you for including me in your post and being a huge support of me. I thought I left a comment previously yet I could not seem to find it. Just wanted you to know I love your blog and recognize and appreciate all you do to support what I do.

    • Thanks Andrea! I’m so glad we’ve connected. Thank you for the podcast recommendation – listing to it right now, and it’s great!

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