Start Monday Right

Mondays get a pretty bad reputation. Everyone's back to work, back to the grind and whatever weekend fun you had instantly feels like a lifetime away. I hate that! Even though it's hard to feel upbeat and ready to tackle a new week, Mondays also have a lot of potential. Clean slate, five days to kick butt before you kick back again, right?! Well, usually I save a favorites kind of post for Friday but I thought I'd start the week with a few favorites since I seem to have so many random little tidbits I want to share already!
My last post before I (unexpectedly) had a baby 3 weeks early was about utilizing my crockpot in the summer. I'm finally getting back into the swing of cooking occasionally and we had the tastiest summer dinner over the weekend. Jared grilled up burgers and I made the chili-lime corn on the cob in our crockpot. So easy, delicious and a unique blend of flavors. We'll definitely make it again!
Paper plates for the win!

Jared and I ventured out to a farmer's market over the weekend. We were so proud, getting all three of us dressed and out of the house, had our cash and bags and were excited to walk around and push the stroller. Turns out? It was the world's smallest market. In a gravel parking lot... aka- not real conducive to strollers and definitely not worth the time to get it out. So Jared sat in the car with T and I did a quick swoop to grab the items we'd come intending to buy. We laughed pretty hard at ourselves, but hey- the produce was delicious and we still successfully left the house!

I am getting SO excited for the Summer Olympics. So many sports I love to watch and I won't lie- I'm pretty happy I'll still be on maternity leave for the majority of the games. More time to watch and obsess! And, have you all heard the theme songs for the games, "Rise" yet? I already love Katy Perry so I thought the song was awesome and this video seriously gives me chills. Bring on the Olympics!!

My Etsy shop has a great giveaway and fun new releases this week. If you're a teacher or have teacher friends PLEASE check it out :) Shop here and Instagram with giveaway details here.

Jared and I had a really fun at-home date over the weekend that will get a post of it's own but other than that? It was just a flat-out beautiful weekend over here- even though it's insanely hot out, the skies were blue and the clouds were awesome. I'm ready to tackle a new week with whatever it brings. And with a baby, you never know what that will mean!!


16 comments

  1. I'm with you on starting the week off right. Glad you had a beautiful weekend, it was gorgeous down here too. Rock the next five days out, sister..

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  2. That farmers "market" IS small!! Haha but I'm so glad the food you got was delicious! Yay! Glad you all had a fun weekend :)

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  3. I'm glad that you had a great weekend & were all able to get out of the house for a bit even if the market was really small.

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  4. Your dinner looks yummy & good for you all for going on your first adventure!! I can't wait to watch the Olympics this year! Gymnastics is my fave! Glad you had such a good weekend of family time together :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  5. I miss having a farmers market close, well a good farmers market haha.

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  6. That stinks that your farmer market sort of sucks. At least you were able to get some produce out of it!!! We don't really have one close to my house, but downtown Birmingham has three big ones that I would love to check out one day. I like watching gymnastics...but don't really care about anything else in the Olympics. I will have to listen to that song though because I love Katy!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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  7. I had not heard the theme song but now that I have I love it! I'm excited for the Olympics and I pray all goes well with zika, etc over in Rio.

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  8. That's too funny about the small farmers' market, but at least y'all did make it out of the house! I'm so jealous that you'll be on maternity leave for the majority of the Olympics! All I want to do when it's the Olympics is chill on the couch and root for the USA!

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  9. Hahaha! That figures about the lousy farmers market. Ugh. Just when you're feeling up to venturing out! I CANNOT wait for the Olympics! I always obsess over the Games, even weird sports like water polo. Swimming and gymnastics are my favorites, though. I'm glad you had a nice, relaxing weekend!

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  10. i quite like mondays, my work is insanely busy on fridays so i only really like fridays when i'm home haha. that sucks about the farmer's market though, what a bummer. who knew you could make corn on the cob in the crock pot? mind blown.

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  11. Oh I hate that the Farmer's Market was a let down but glad you were able to find the right veggies. Adjusting back to life after baby is really difficult but it sounds like you are handling it really well. I hope y'all have a great week!

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  12. Yay for good weekends! Happy Monday, friend!

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  13. Paper plates... a lifesaver (sort of!). I use them a lot when it's just me and C, when James is traveling.
    Also, I love Mondays. A new week, a fresh start!

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  14. Sounds like a nice weekend...except for the World's smallest farmer's market. But, at least they had what you wanted & that's what is important, right? :)

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  15. That Olympics prom is AWESOME. I didn't know the song was the theme, and I was like, wow that song fits so perfectly! Duh. Ha! I am super pumped for all the track and field stuff! I'm that freak who enjoys watching the marathon coverage ;)

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  16. Too funny about that farmer's market - definitely makes for a great story! That corn looks delicious - as does that burger!

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