i am here with a very late mommy style monday. the last few days have kicked my butt and i've been running around like a crazy person, but better late than never right?!
let me just tell you, i am ALL about having a kids free girls day or night or whatever it may be. i think all momma's deserve some girl time away from husbands and kids and i definitely think it is good for the soul :)
my friends and i try and do a girls night at least once a month whether it be shopping, going out to eat, to a movie, grabbing a treat, talking for hours, anything really. there is nothing better than chatting away with your girlfriends... even if we end up talking about our kids 50% of the time. haha
my most recent girls night was alison's shell yes party and can i just say that it was FIN-TASTIC.
i'm not even kidding you guys, if you ever have the chance to go...DO IT. it is well worth the money.
even at 32 weeks preggo, it was as enjoyable as can be. there is nothing better than a giant mormon mom dance party.
i was also lucky enough to have a lot of time sans kids with my mom this weekend. we are in the process of redecorating our living room and bedroom and after taking the kids one day with us, we realized it would be much more successful and efficient if we left the kids at home. it was so fun to spend one on one time with my mom and talk about decorating ideas.
seeing how it's the dead of summer and i'm hugely pregnant (6 more weeks people!!!) i pretty much live in dresses and skirts. i tried to wear pants the other day and i literally almost cried because i felt suffocated hahaha pregnant hormones. at this point in life i'm all about comfort and ease and if it happens to look cute and stylish, that's just an added bonus.
also, this cute mama bear shirt is from an instagram shop @posey_and_pence
they have the cutest clothes for the BEST price. check it out and you won't regret it... although your husband might.
here is some of what we accomplished. (crappy cell phone pictures, i apologize) we got all new pillows, a bright new rug, changed the black bookshelf for a white one to brighten it up, and de-cluttered piles of junk in corners. i wish i had before pictures because it looks so much better. we live in a basement apartment and this little makeover has brightened it up a lot. we are on the hunt for the perfect curtains.
my bedroom is still a work in progress, but when it's done i will share quality pictures.
most of my girls days consist of play dates with mama friends and our kids. i'm all for these as well. anything that gets us out of the house and gives me real human interaction is fine by me. these days all of our play dates pretty much consist of water activities. our latest outing was to the manila pond in pleasant grove and it was so much fun.
this is probably the most random post of life, but my point is girl time is important. whether it be by yourself, with friends, with your mom, your children, etc. it really makes a difference in life to have that interaction and break from all the daily responsibilities.
check out how all of these ladies spend their girls day out
Kiana at Glitter & Donuts
Madeline at CaseyLand
Bekah at These Are The Days
Monica at It's All About
Amy at Harris Inc.
Melissa at The Frolics of Mama Llama
Rose at Babies & Bluejeans
Beverly at What a Day
Juli at Journey of J^3
Susan at Sue's News
Anndee at Anndee Between the Lines