Greetings from Maine!
Today's post is just a little update on some goings on around here. A state of the blog address, if you will.
I'm excited to be teaming up with Amazon in the next few weeks to give away some amazing beauty products, so stay tuned for that! I'm having a blast testing them out and torturing my poor husband into taking my before and after photos. Here's a little sneak peek:
Clearly loving manual mode on my camera still and feeling accomplished that something's blurred in the background. Baby steps.
Olivia's talking more and more, and it's taking me a while to figure out what she's saying. For days she'd stack puzzle pieces or layer on necklaces and finally I realized she was saying "one, two, three". I applauded so vigorously when I finally got a clue that it
sort of completely startled her.
We had our family photos taken last night and we had so much fun! Olivia just kind of ran wild on the beach and our photographer just let her and captured some great candid moments with all of us.
She sent me this little back of the camera pic and I'm in love already.
We stopped for a lobster roll afterwards. I'll never get sick of 'em. Never.
We're reading like crazy over here. Not me so much as my mother. Olivia really prefers when she reads to her and they've been going through books like crazy. We recently bought the board book version of my favorite book ever.
I bought this book the day I went into labor with Olivia and I cry every time I read it. I have a large version stored away with a photo of her and her birth stats on the inside front cover to give her as a gift when she's older.
Having time off from the shop has been so nice, but I'm anxious to get back to work and start sending out some adorable Fall items. In the meantime, I'm really enjoying a slower pace and having lots of hands to help with Olivia.
I'm also spending time with friends and family I don't get to see nearly as much as I'd like. You know, the kind of friends who will go to Target with you and take photos of you picking up the 19072389 goldfish your toddler spilled because you foolishly (oh so so so foolishly) gave them a full open bag.
I swear, one of these days I will smarten up about things like open bags of goldfish, smoothies in the carseat, and bubbles in the playroom and my life will be so much easier.
Finally, for more blog news, I have another great giveaway lined up with Trendy Cuts Shop in early September that I'm really excited about!
Thanks so much for all the love you've been throwing my way lately and for stopping by my random little corner of the internet on a daily basis! It means so much to me and I'm so grateful for blogging and how much it's helped me connect with other ladies during a tough transitional year for our family. A little sentimental, but needed to throw it out there!