Things I’m Doing This Week

The things us parents do,

 

I normally do so much in just one day, hour even week, I honestly look back at things and say to myself how on earth do I accomplish doing all of this?! I just do.

It is Valentine’s week and before when I was not a parent, all I wanted was romance (Who doesn’t like their significant other to show them some love?!). In addition to the singular version of V-day, I now also now have to include my little one into that mix. Including her to me means that I like to dress her up and send out cards to the masses.  So that involves some minor planning. I do not know if I can top last years card. I mean it was pretty ca-yute!

 

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See. this is going to be tough.

This year I decided to make a card myself and take cute pictures but my little toddler would not comply! I opted to use an old photo and make my own card.

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My sister thought that this little creation was so good, that she suggested I start a small business and make invitations and such.Possibly! On top of that, most schools and daycares are big on V-day so, there is a teacher gift as well as kiddo gifts (candy) involved. Since my little one is a toddler I wanted to incorporate a Toddler friendly inexpensive Valentines environment.

I decided to create a vision of sorts of course for Valentines day and that for me requires a vision board. My form of a vision board is Pinterest. It’s free and FULL of creative ideas. If I want to bring an idea to life, chances are Pinterest can help me find the tools and resources to bring it to life. It is seriously the best! So on my baby board (I think that I should create a toddler board at this point because my baby is no longer a baby anymore *sniffles*) I pinned a few ideas.

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For the daycare instructors, because they are the best, and take care of my love all day, I like to show them appreciation. So I decided to give them some flavored lip balm and print out this item on card stock. I found the idea on Pinterest via the Simple As That Blog  just in case you want to snag this idea and use it for yourself!

I also pinned some pretty cool ideas for Toddler V-day ideas. I am not a fan of giving my little one candy, due to the high content in sugar as well as the majority of candy being a choking hazard. So I opted to give out squeezable Apple Sauce packs. This is what the finished products will look like for her class:

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I found this wonderful free Printable (Applesauce not included lol) at the Funky Polkadot Giraffe Blog. To us Toddler moms this is epic! I love this idea! It’s perfect it’s not messy like cupcakes and not a choking hazard! It’s also extremely COST EFFECTIVE. So London will have about 5 Main Squeezes this year. I think her teachers will love me!  Her TEACHERS LOVED IT!!!!!

They also made me this for her. It was so wonderful!

 

 

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I will be def putting this little gem up in my home!

So this is what I am working on on top of other things. I also have to carve out time to spend with God, Choir Practice, Working out, Working, Cooking, Cleaning, Dog-Momming, Personal Life, and watching TV! Whew Can I do it? YES. And if it doesn’t all get done? Pray to God to help me prioritize my life. God has it all and I go to him for EVERYTHING!  Take Care loves!

20 weeks and a TMI Tag

I am officially 20 weeks pregnant!

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This is basically the halfway point and I feel my baby move! At this particular week women go for what is called an anatomy scan to get the baby’s measurements and to see if they are growing adequately. My baby is on track and her legs and feet are long. Well, that is expected, being that I am a 6 footer and her Dad is just as tall as me. Every day her kicks are getting stronger and it is making me fall more and more in love with my baby. I have also become obsessed with my baby shower planning and making sure my registries are complete. Pinterest has become the place for all ideas that I am thinking of.  I also found a sale on a 4 in one crib for a decent price at Target So Awesome!

Enough baby talk! Let’s get to the TMI Tag, taken from The Dancing Runner’s blog 🙂

 What are you wearing?
Grey slacks, an old hoochie shirt dress I am using as a shirt, and my grey blazer
2: Ever been in love?
I have, it was a while ago.
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
absolutely
4: How tall are you?
6feet !
5: How much do you weigh?
With the baby? I am 190+
6: Any tattoos?
Three two on my pelvic bone(ouch an Orchid and butterfly) and a huge butterfly on my side.
7: Any piercings?
My ears and belly button
8: OTP?
Frozen Yogurt
9: Favorite show?
Bravo TV, Blacklist, Scandal!
10: Favorite bands?
Janelle Monae’s Orchestra
11: Something you miss?
My wonderful abs and the ability to overeat without barfing 🙂
12: Favorite song?
Right now, Love on Top – Beyonce (Well because my baby is my little love on top!)
13: How old are you?
28 almost 29
14: Zodiac sign?
Taurus
15: Quality you look for in a partner?
Family oriented, charming, sense of humor, stable, and adventerous
16: Favorite Quote?
Character is who you are when no one is looking -MLK
17: Favorite actor?
I dont have one but I enjoy those who play very believable characters like those in Homeland
18: Favorite color?
Purple(any variation)
19: Loud music or soft?
Loud!
20: Where do you go when you’re sad?
To the couch to watch tv
21: How long does it take you to shower?
10 minutes.
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
20 minutes max
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
Yes, a few. Back in the day, only to protect myself.
24: Turn on?
A person who takes good care of themselves
25: Turn off?
Cockiness
26: The reason I started blogging?
Just to chronicle my journey through my late 20’s and see if I could really give fitness my all.
27: Fears?
Killing bugs and having to sweep them up. Grosssss or a bug crawling on me.
28: Last thing that made you cry?
When Cyrus’ husband died on Scandal
29: Last time you said you loved someone?
Today when I left my dog to go to work
30: Meaning behind your blog Name?
Shoedooo is a nickname that my sister gave me years ago and it stuck!
31: Last book you read?
My Business and Society book for class
32: The book you’re currently reading?
Nothing but for school
33: Last show you watched?
Some show on Bravo
34: Last person you talked to?
Co-workers
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
The father of my child.
36: Favorite food?
Mexican, Mac and Cheese, Cheese, Yogurt, ect
37: Place you want to visit?
Madrid
38: Last place you were?
Work
39: Do you have a crush?
Nobody as of yet
40: Last time you kissed someone?
Had to be November if you don’t count me kissing my dog
41: Last time you were insulted?
Eh…. Thursday or Friday.
42: Favorite flavor of sweet?
Dark Chocolate
43: What instruments do you play?
I can play piano by ear sometimes
44: Favorite piece of jewelery?
My watches
45: Last sport you played?
Flag Football???? I cant remember
46: Last song you sang?
Supposed to be Mine by – Vivian Green
47: Favorite chat up line?
What is a chat up line?
48: Have you ever used it?
I dont know….
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
My sister, My cousin and a friend on Sunday
50: Who should answer these questions next?
All my Readers!

It’s My Birthday!

It’s My Birthday! It’s my birthday. 28 today I’m in 1st place. I have received tons of well wishes and Instagram posts from my friends. I feel loved. Thanks to everyone I appreciate you all! I made it to 28! I am happy with where I am at in my present life and I am looking forward to the new experiences I will embark on. I have a career, I have ambition, I have a 401k! I am blessed to take vacations! I love to workout! I enjoy being a pet owner! I love the Lord! I am just grateful. Thursday I will be going to Vegas  and as they say these days I’m going to TURN UP! Hopefully, I won’t wake up in a new Bugatti, because the way my bank account is set up….. I owe Sallie Mae. LOL.

 

On a fitness note. I tried a new workout yesterday and got my heart rate all the way up to 185! Wow! I also broke the machine but that didn’t stop me! lol try it out if you dare!

 

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