Thursday, June 27, 2013

Grand Plans

Ella & I have grand summer plans. We have 10 glorious weeks ahead of us & let me tell you, we will be savoring every single second of them! I'm trying my hand at being a stay-at-home mom, soI'm  focusing in on little things to keep me sane & focused all summer long. On our list...

1. Go to the Mall Every Week

Ella loves to chill in her stroller while I shop...
Ella loves the mall & it has AC, but this is actually so that we can score awesome clothes at low prices. I've learned that if you sift through the sale racks on a regular basis, you're far more successful at finding items you love. If I only get to shop once in a while, I pay full price. So Eric, if you're reading this, this plan is actually a money saving mechanism & totally genius. Although I'm sure you will try to convince me otherwise. 

2. Finish Our Household Projects 

the first area I decorated when we moved in
 Eric is actually doing most of this, but I'm in charge of aesthetics. I need to redecorate the guest room & bathroom. I take decorating seriously, so who knows how long it will take me to find the perfect curtains & bed set for our guest room! Maybe all summer... 

3. Eat at Home 

I am so tempted to run out for food when I'm home all summer! I know in the long run both my waistline & our bank account will be happier if I eat at home. So, I'm going to try planning meals ahead & recreating leftovers for lunch. I'm turning to Pinterest to keep things interesting & maybe I'll even start to enjoy cooking! (We'll see how long this lasts...) 

4. Sunbathe

I just ordered Ella an awesome kiddie pool! It even has an umbrella on it :) I'm looking forward to being outside as often as possible for the next two months. That means walks, splash parks, & pool time! She is a total fish, so she's down with my plan. 

5. Start Training

I have 12 weeks until my second half marathon! Time to start training... which means running early in the day while its still cool. That may be a challenge, but I'm looking forward to getting to know our new neighborhood & toning my body up for our beach trip in August. 

Yeah Summer!


  1. OH! What race are you doing? Also, am really digging everything on your list - I may have to copy.

    xoxo :)

  2. I love to cook, so perhaps I am not the best to talk about it (I have enjoyed that my hours compared to my wife's schedule the last couple of years has given me more kitchen time! I've even become an excellent baker!) .. but the great thing about summer is there are TONS of simple, healthy and delicious recipes that are inexpensive. And if you like Quinoa, bulgar, flaxseed and other runner faves, you are in even MORE luck!

    And enjoy decorating the house and doing projects ... we lived in our first house for 13 years and were constantly doing something, and it was really ours by the end ... here in Corning our house was all new so we haven't done much more than paint in 5 years so there isn't the same sentiment.

  3. It sounds like you have an awesome week couple of months ahead of you! I, too, am dying to redecorate significant chunks of our condo... We'll see how far I get with that ;)

    Have a great weekend,

    Caitlin, from Weights and Measure