Remember that fun new link-up I told you about last week? Welllll…. it’s here! The Daily Dime is all about a day in your life, take ten photos throughout the day then come back to link-up with us! I can’t promise it will be super exciting, but I always love these posts on others blogs, so I’m excited about reading them today!
This is what a Monday in the summer looks like in my life. I’ll try to switch it up so you can see our routines on different days. On weekdays mornings I wake up super early for an Orange Theory class. We don’t have a ton of time in the evenings when we’re all home, so I never want to cut into that time. Instead, I can wake up before everyone in the house, get a workout in for the day, and still make it back home while Judson and Braylen are sleeping. My alarm goes off at 4:30 and I literally roll out of bed and grab my clothes (I always lay them out the night before), brush my teeth, and head out the door. I am loving Orange Theory, I can typically buy into a gym pretty easily, but this might be my favorite so far. If I don’t have abs by the end of the year, my feelings might be a little hurt.
I’m back home around 6:35, so that gives me about 30 minutes to take care of a few things before I need to take a shower and start my day. I had pre-cooked some turkey burgers, but needed a good veggie to go with them for lunches. I just tossed these green beans in lemon juice, a little coconut oil, salt and pepper and roasted them in the oven.
The rest of our house doesn’t always match, but I’m serious about starting the day with a clean kitchen. It doesn’t even really make sense considering my bed isn’t always made and I routinely leave my bathroom counter in a mess.
The kids have the best sitter during the day while I’m at work and I’m usually home around 3:30. For the first time since I’ve had children I feel like I’m finally in a place where I have a good balance with work and home and being a mom and wife.
I came home to a package from Shein, this was the first time I’ve ordered clothes from their site. I ordered a swim suit once and it was basically Braylen’s size, except I ordered a size large because someone had already told me they run small. I was pleasantly surprised by this shirt (affiliate), it was definitely a keeper!
Braylen and Judson had a fun package, too! My MIL sends them this Love With Food box every month and they love it! It’s seriously like Christmas and we’ve found so many fun snacks. I think they love it for the snacks and for getting to open a fun package with yummy food.
While the playroom was filled with tent building and dress-up games, I did a little packing for our beach trip. We started using those packing cubes for our Disney trip and we’ve been obsessed. I’ll put together a more organized post on those, but let me just say, they are life changing.
(And I’m not a terrible dog mom, Tucker had just gotten clean and I knew he would run straight for the mud.)
Allen worked late, so I heated up some buffalo chicken dip and cooked a sweet potato for a quick dinner (drizzled with some Primal Kitchens Ranch, of course). This is a weeknight favorite for us. I buy rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and make a batch of that dip nearly every week for an easy meal on busy nights. I just serve the buffalo chicken over a baked sweet potato and drizzle with ranch. It’s seriously amazing.
this is an old picture, but much prettier than the one I had from Monday.
It was nice and rain-free for a few minutes so we took advantage of the pretty weather and ate on the back porch. The kids ate raw carrots, watermelon and rotisserie chicken. They love a good variety plate dinner.
When Allen came home, BK and I snuck out for a minute to get a pedicure to get ourselves a little beach ready. She wanted to pick out my color, but her first choice was a bright orange with glitter. I steered her towards the pinks and she picked a bright pink for us both.
She must have really loved that pedicure because she left me a super sweet note and a La Croix on my nightstand.
Dear mom, you fill my life with joy. It makes me want to ask how lucky am I.
Now, come link up with us so I can get my fix of day in the life posts. It’s so easy!
Here’s how it works:
- Take ten photos of your day,
- Blog about what you were up to,
- Include the Daily Dime banner (below),
- Add a link to at least one of the hosts, and
- Come back here to link up!
And make a note in your calendar, the next link up will be July 12th!