Well, we survived the first week of preschool, what with all the picture-taking and lunch-making and thoughts of, “What do I do with all this free time?” I’m sorry to report that I did not use that free time well. I did things like vacuum and shower, and while those are necessary activities, they weren’t worthy of the Hours of Freedom. So I need to re-evaluate for next week.

In addition to the newness of preschool and Mother’s Day Out for the kids, Cruz has not been sleeping well. Since, like, December. He used to sleep through the night just fine, but somewhere along the way it all went wrong. This week has been especially tough, so, since the kids didn’t have school today, I’d hoped to maybe relax a bit at home with them. And Michael was totally down with that. But Cruz didn’t get the memo, because he stood at the front door in his diaper and screamed, “Go! Go! Go!” So apparently he wanted to go. Anywhere. Everywhere. As long as it was out of the house.

Michael has outgrown pretty much everything, so I decided that we might as well get some clothes shopping done. Considering all my tired and all their energy, I knew the situation was fraught with the possibility for drama, so this happened:


Popcorn: the great pacifier.

Now on to some of my favorites this week.

Hairstyle PRO


My hair is ridiculously long. And besides being long, it’s also veeeeeery thick and curly/wavy, meaning that it’s extremely high-maintenance. I’m not sure why I thought that this season of my life that’s dominated by my adorable toddler and preschooler would be a good time for the most high-maintenance hair I’ve ever had, but I’ve finally come to my senses. Much to my husband’s delight, because I shed like a long-haired cat. I’ve decided to get my hair cut to about collar-bone length, and maybe play around with the color. The Hairstyle PRO app has been helpful in helping me see what would be a good look for me. Take a look at this nifty collage of some of the looks I’ve come up with. Keep in mind that some of them are just for fun, because I don’t know that I would ever go much lighter than my hair is now.



The Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp


I just started reading this book yesterday while on the treadmill, and I’m already a fan. Thanks to studying the Proverbs 31 woman, I’ve been pondering ways that I can get better at planning out my days and managing my family’s time. But I don’t want to adopt someone else’s organizational ways because everybody is different. The author of this book promises to help you come up with what works for you, and that’s just what I need.

Praise Baby DVD: Forever Reign


Today, after our shopping and popcorn-eating extravaganza, we got home and Cruz decided that he was in a bad mood. There was screaming and crying and we didn’t even know why. So I popped in this DVD and, I kid you not, Cruz stood in front of the TV like a statue. Then he sat down and watched the whole thing. He even tried to sing along. Just darling. It’s not anything super fancy, but that half hour of peace was enough to make this one of my faves this week.

John Soules Beef Fajitas


Fully cooked fajita beef for fajitas, sandwiches, salads…enough said.

What are some of your faves from this past week?

Linking with The Diary of a Real Housewife.

If you enjoyed this post, you may want to read about my other Friday Favorites.

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