Because the best camera you have isn’t the one that cost the most…but the one you have with you.
Everyday moments captured using nothing but a cell phone camera and filtered using Instagram (I’m jeannettg).
I try to keep surprises simple around here.
So when I saw a three pack of Twinkies on sale for $1, I thought it would be a fun, inexpensive treat for the kids.
Are they totally disgusting, chemical laden cakes of filth? No doubt.
But I was the coolest mom ever after spending a whopping 33 cents on each kid.
His favorite thing in the world?
To be “cozy lozy”.
Even in the middle of the summer, he loves to curl up in the cozy corner spot of the couch with a blanket.
I love that he loves this.
A few nights ago I was just DONE.
I needed a mama break, but the thought of leaving the house to go waddle myself around didn’t sound very appealing either.
So I told Andy I was going to hide. Upstairs. In our room. The door closed. Locked. No entry.
He was in charge of dinner and bedtime.
And hid I did. With my trusty iced water (that somehow tastes better in my Starbucks cold cup), my laptop, and my Kindle with a new bookdownload.
I might just find myself doing this more often. Maybe living in a two story house has its perks after all.
With only a few days to spare to my c-section date, I’m pretty over the whole being pregnant gig.
Trust me, there will be no love lost if Walty-Poo decides to make his exit a little sooner than anticipated.
So things that I previously would have taken a little easier, are now totally fair game.
Case in point: me + 3 kids + Costco + July 3rd.
At one point, a guy offered to help me lift something into my cart…
“No thank you sir. I WANT to go into labor!”
And with the tail end of pregnancy comes the Is That Real Labor or Fake Labor Game.
On the way home from a 4th of July picnic I was having contractions. Of some kind.
When Andy asked if they hurt, my response was “Well…they aren’t painFUL…but I also wouldn’t say they are completely painLESS either…”
So I laid down secretly wishing some tightening mojo on my uterus.
But it turned out to be those sneaky fake contractions that went away after a few hours, some rest, and water.
Worst game ever.
Do you remember this sign?
It’s still one of my favorite pieces in my entire house, and always generates comments from visitors.
My friend Joy makes them for local boutique shows, but had never sold them online or shipped….until NOW.
Bringing home their son from South Korea soon, she’s decided to sell them for a limited time online.
Many of Joy’s signs have hymn verses and sweet reminders.
I love this one I have in my bathroom.
It makes me stop in my tracks sometimes and take a deep breath.
I should probably have one in every room of my house.
I’m also hanging out at Simple Mom today talking about digital file management.
Which on its face is laughable coming from me. It’s SO that “thing” for me. That thing I KNOW I need to do…but I’m so overwhelmed by it that the thought of cleaning my toilets sounds 100 times more pleasant.
I tried out the ThisLife service…and well, let’s just say that there is hope for me and my digital hoarding yet.
It was pretty awesome. For realses.
You can read more about it here.
And don’t forget to enter to win a $599 Oreck vacuum package HERE. I pull a winner Saturday!
What did you do this week? Anything more exciting than wishing your water to break in the middle of Costco?
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