Friday, June 12, 2015

Five on Friday

Well that was a quick week! Nothing like the first week of summer just flying by at crazy speed! It was a great first week of summer. Very low-key, very relaxing - just the way I like it. The next couple of weeks are sure to be busy but I'm really looking forward to spending some time in cooler weather, away from hot and humid Florida! So, this might be one of my last posts for a few weeks. I'm truly wanting to just RELAX!
Here's my five on Friday for this week! 
I have a napping baby! Yes, that's right. Our no-nap ninja must have become so tired of fighting naps that she gave in! Success! I have her on a pretty good schedule already - she wakes up around 7:30am, naps from 9:30-11:30 and then again from 2:30-4:00. She has been going to bed around 7:30pm and is usually pretty exhausted by then! Mama win over here for getting her on a schedule that quickly (I guess my weekend summer-prep naps worked!!!). Hopefully she stays on this schedule while we're on vacation for the next couple of weeks.
I made an awesome dinner last night and it was easy-peasy. I was in the mood for Mexican, but I didn't want regular tacos and I wanted something that I could toss in the crock pot in the morning and not have to think about meal planning. As I was walking around Publix earlier this week, I grabbed some Greenwise chicken breasts, a jar of Publix organic salsa (medium), a can of organic low-sodium black beans, and decided to do a little crock-pot salsa chicken tacos! So tasty and so easy! I put all of the ingredients together (along with some taco seasoning) and cooked it on low for 8 hours. The house smelled soooo good! I served it on crunchy taco shells with cheese and sour cream. It was so delicious in fact, we're having it again tonight. Only tonight I think I should make some margaritas or something! 
Although I'll probably regret it, I'm itching for a hair makeover. Same color, just a different style. I always struggle with this because once I get my hair cut, I usually hate it. I thought I wanted my hair long, but lately I've seen some cute shorter hairstyles, which would be perfect for summer. I think Pinterest is calling my name! 
You know that saying, "the bigger the bow, the better"? Well, mama is taking it and running with it! A few days ago, I found the cutest headband on Etsy but shipping was crazy expensive (the seller lives in Canada). Enter the wonderful world of Facebook and these groups of mama's who make beautiful little accessories and other pieces of fabulousness that someone as adorable as JB must have. I set out to find a local mama who could make a similar headband and it was a success! It was delivered yesterday afternoon and oh-my-gosh, I love it! I also ordered just the perfect pair of suck pads for my Ergo. Pink and gray, yes please! 
Buffalo.  Home is where the heart is and my heart is still in Buffalo. Every time I head back home, a feeling of excitement and pride comes over me. You can take the girl out of Buffalo, but you can't take Buffalo out of the girl. I'd do anything to be able to move back home and raise Elizabeth in a cute little house in one of the suburbs of Buffalo. A girl can dream, right? All I know is for the next 15 days, I am going to soak up Buffalo one second at a time. I have a list of things I want to do. I want to play on the grass with JB in my parents backyard. I want to go down to the Marina at sunset, have an ice cream cone, and push JB in the stroller so she can see how beautiful the waterfront is. I want to swim at my cousin's house (maybe the water will be warm enough for our little princess, LOL). I want to see my best friends. I want to see my best friends parents. I want to wake up, go on the patio, and enjoy a cup of coffee. I want every moment to go by as slow as possible because Buffalo really is where my heart is. Someday we'll move back. But until then, I'm going to enjoy every second of being in my favorite place. The comfort of my parents house. The beautiful summer scenery. The wonderful things that the City of Good Neighbors has to offer. Mama is going home. And I. Can't. Wait. 

So who knows when I'll be back with a post - maybe this weekend, maybe next week. Just hop on over to my IG to see what I'm up to!
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