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Monday, April 24, 2017


I wrote this weekend update post on our Easter shenanigans, but it's been a hot minute since I just broke it down and told y'all the happenings and life stories around here, no restrictions to just a holiday weekend. So this is what's been going down lately. Actually, in all honesty, I wanted to have the world's BEST chicken marinade recipe for you today, but it's been nonstop storming, hailing, cold and generally terrible in Dallas and I wasn't able to grill outside to get it all photographed purty for you. Hopefully that will make it to the blog Thursday! Honestly, it's so good and goes with whatever you're making.

Watch for that post, but in the interim, here's life:

Is a fu**ing nightmare. I think some kids just get it and others need to be asked if they want to sit on the potty 30 times a day. My child is the latter. Plus, he'll never actually go for me. We'll sit and hang out and nada. But he'll go for our nanny and he only uses the toilet at school. In fact, I'm going to buy him some underwear to wear to school, he's doing so well there! Which will likely mean he'll pee all over my car on the way there or home. Sigh. He's three next month y'all. And I get to do all of this again in 6-12 months with Otto. Oh, the joy.

Trying to potty train the one with the cowlick

Natural deodorant! Yes, I found one that works - this one! And not just the day you shower and apply it. This stuff works after 3+ days of no shower, 3+ days of hot yoga/barre workouts, and 3+ days of pushing a double stroller to a park 7 blocks away up some of the steepest hills in Texas in 90 degree heat. So, I'd say it's a complete winner! I got the lime and Bergamot scent because I was sold at the word "lime." I mean, have you seen this post, this post or this post? LEMONSSSS AND LIMESSSSSSSS.

Unsurprisingly, I'm also wearing nonstop "athleisure" attire. Even though I shouldn't be yoga pants clad, as you'll see in my next point. But y'all, these yoga pants are the BEST. High waisted to tuck everything in, the material breathes so they're not hot, and the length can be worn with literally any shoe. Amazing.

On my workouts. I'm only doing yoga or barre and only 4 times a week. I'm just not feeling anything hardcore, which is perfect because it's already bikini season here *face palm*

Nada. It's like everything is in between seasons right now. Little Big Lies was great, but ended a few weeks ago. House of Cards is coming out super late this year (May 17, FYI!) I haven't heard anything about OITNB coming back for another season. GoT usually comes out in April and nope, not this year. Home Town, on HGTV, is kinda cute but the wife also kinda really annoys me with the "trying to be cute" faces she makes, so I'm not 100% sold on that one. What are y'all watching that's good? I'm not super into TV, but I do like to have one show that I consistently watch and can get into weekly.

How we spent last summer. Awwww, baby Otto!

"Ohhhhh crap whyyyyyyyyyyy" because we only have three weeks until school is out for the summer. Three weeks until I have to get pretty creative on what we do all afternoon, because it's just too hot to walk to the park but the splash pad isn't open yet. Beeteedubs, why don't the pools and splash pads open up earlier here? They open up on the same dates as they do in Minnesota, and it's blazing hot here. C'mon Texas. Wadupwitdat?

I'm starting to make up words, so I better end this writing sesh while I'm ahead. That's what's going on currently over here! Hope y'all are Monday'ing hard and have wonderful weeks.


  1. I need to try that deodorant. I like the crystal deodorant, but I have to follow up with a different deodorant the next day if I don't shower. If this passes your test it's got to be a good one.

  2. HoC comes out on my birthday!!!! Also, I really hope Henry doesn't pee in your car hahahaha! I also love the "equality swing" - they look so happy together <3 x

  3. Interesting on this natural deodorant, I'm going to check it out! Also, all about that athleleisure !

    Lee Anne

  4. Girl you make me laugh. ;)
    I'm going to try that deodorant because you've recommended it. If it doesn't work, I'll be damned.
    We just got rid of snow two weeks ago and you're in bathing suits ... Jesus Christ.


  5. I have a 1 year old and totally dread potty training. I'm thinking I may just let him tell me when he's ready, and if he's 6 by then, well, that's cool. I'm so glad you posted about that deodorant! I went all natural after watching a documentary on Netflix and bought Toms and that Schmidt's deodorant. I'm using the Toms now but don't really like it. I still use my other deodorant as a top layer (I usually use 2 types because I feel like these pits need 2 different approaches). I figure a natural barrier is at least better. But I think I'll open up the Schmidt's and give that a go! I just don't like how the Toms leaves me feeling so sticky, AND I stink if I go to the gym with it. Also, I live in athleisure clothes. I do work out, but I also come home and shower and put my gym shorts right back on (clean ones, obviously). But I feel like such a mess picking my kid up from his in-home sitter, and she's all dressed with 3 kids and I'm a mess everyday. My husband and I are watching 60 Days In on A&E. Season 2 is still on demand, which was really good. Season 3 isn't quite as crazy, but we still like it. I really liked HoC awhile back, but last season came out right after we had a baby and I was too distracted to follow it and my husband didn't love that season, so we fell off watching it. But I kind of want to get back into it. We need something both of us like to watch anyway.

  6. I am so not looking forward to potty training E. A was a dream, but I have a feeling E will be the opposite. I'm surprised splash pads don't open sooner down that. That makes no sense. And I'm definitely getting that deodorant! Cannot wait to try it!

  7. Love this Lately post! I am feeling like there was a trend away from them, and now people are coming back to them because readers missed them! Potty training B was really easy, but we have already started with Jack and it is a different story! I swear, he thinks it is reading time, and hands me book after book to read! I wish I had a good show to recommend, have you watched the Crown and Victoria? I liked those two!

  8. We are potty training right now, too. We're doing very well with pee, but poo is a little harder.

  9. It's good that he writes about it on his blog.