Sep 14, 2016

Weekly Lessons: Friends, Donuts and Perfection

I'm back for another edition of Weekly Lessons. This might be my new favorite link-up since I always feel like I'll have content for it. I'm always struggling these days to come up with an actual "full" blog post and instead I always just have these little tidbits floating around in my head that don't go anywhere else. Well, never fear my friends because all those random thoughts can now conglomerate together for a Weekly Lesson post with Lex and Mattie.

Lesson #1: Don't go too long without a girls night. This past weekend I got dinner with my sister-in-law Kayla and my cousin-in-law Natalie and it was so overdue. We ate mexican food (!!) and talked for hours which is just what I needed. We ended our night taking a quick joyride in Natalie's jeep with the top down and if that isn't pure summer bliss I don't know what is! Being a SAHM can be lonely so getting out for some girl time was a blast. I'm already looking forward to scheduling something else with them soon.

Lesson #2: Donuts are always a good idea. Sunday morning I somehow found myself in the local bakery picking out some tasty treats for our morning. At first I told myself not to pull into the parking lot but you know what? I regret nothing. They.were.delicious

Lesson #3: Watching the Bengals is much more difficult with a baby. We watched the Bengals game just as a family of 3 this week- no big party- just to see how that would work with T. He slept through the whole first half which was great, but then we were pretty occupied with him during the second half. It was tough not to jump up off the couch while I was feeding him and when the Bengals made a great play. That could have gotten ugly real fast.

Lesson #4: You are never going to be perfect. This is a very real lesson I am still learning. I want so badly for my house to be spotless every day, for there to be a gourmet dinner on the table, for the laundry to be folded and put away; I want to spend all day doing amazing, fun things with my baby, reworking our budget and finding new ways to save money and somehow whipping up a new seasonal craft for our beautifully decorated home. I want to work on loads of brand new sticker designs for my Etsy shop and promote our business all over the place. I want to be showered with makeup on and a cute outfit when Jared comes home each day. News flash!!! Almost none of those things happen in the same day... and I certainly can't remember the last time I had free time to complete a craft. A "perfect" life is whatever you want it to be. It's tough to let things go, but I do know that taking care of T is my focus so I'm learning to be okay with other parts of our life being far from perfect right now.

I hope everyone is having a wonderfully imperfect week :) 

25 comments:

  1. Donuts and girls nights are very important!!! You should never go too long without either in your life. Chris and I were talking just last night about how things are going to look so different in just a few months around our house. Soon T will be cheering on the Bengals with you. And yes to never being perfect. Perfect is boring anyways!

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  2. Love all of these! And especially grace, not perfection. In our social media heavy world, it's SO easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing or PROJECTING...but no one is perfect even if they seem like it on social media!

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  3. Psh, you'll learn how to feed and cheer in perfection one day haha! No, seriously, I have a friend who can, I'll see what her trick is ;)

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  4. Love all of these. Girl, I'm not married and no kids and I STILL can't get my house clean, laundry done and put away, and cook for myself. It's just not going to happen.

    Donuts ARE always a yes and girl time with Mexican food and a Jeep ride? Hells yes.

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  5. Great lessons! I'm glad you were able to get in a girls' night. The donuts almost made me jump out of bed just now so that I could get dressed & go find some.

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  6. Girls night was WAY too much fun. Riding around in that jeep was probably the highlight of my month, haha! Lets definitely not wait so long this time! ;) I can't tell you the last time I've been to Holtmans and I miss it SO MUCH.

    Love that last paragraph. PREACH!

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  7. Good for you having a girls night!! I've learned that no one has it all together, no matter how it looks. I love that quote!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  8. standard of grace and not perfection---wow! What a powerful message!! Love that entire last paragraph!

    Y'all looked like you were having too much fun on girl's night...and by too much I mean it looked amazing!

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  9. I miss girls’ nights more than ANYTHING. Since moving to Sacramento, I haven’t had any girl friends here and after nine months… it’s just depressing. So glad you got to have fun! I can’t imagine watching football with a baby—it’s difficult enough with my doggie, who gets comfortable snuggling up with me and then I start screaming and he bolts out of the room. Love this post and I’m SO HAPPY you love the link up!

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’

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  10. These were great! Once I had kids it was very hard for my type a personality to deal with not being "perfect" I have to pick and choose which areas of the house are cleaned at a time .. it's really hard for me to leave certain areas neglected.. and being showered and presentable when my husband gets home? Only happens about 50% of the time..

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  11. Girls nights are so great! I definitely need one of those. Oh donuts...last night we went grocery shopping and I stared at the donut display for like three minutes and almost bought one...before we had even eaten dinner. ha! I think I need to have one soon. I'm not sure how football will go when we have a baby some day...Michael likes to jump up and scream really loudly and if he wakes up a sleeping baby I'm sure I will not be happy with him!

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  12. I think that regardless of where you are in life, the being perfect lesson is SO CRUCIAL. Thanks for sharing it with me today, because it's always a good reminder. I know I'm often too hard on myself when I shouldn't be :)

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  13. Gahh those donuts look amazing! I wouldn't regret that stop either. Totally with you on being "perfect"!

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  14. Now I would like some donuts haha.

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  15. Wait. I thought SAHMs slept in and had all the housework done every day and set a full dinner table with homemade biscuits and raspberry jam. ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT'S NOT TRUE?????

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  16. girls nights are so important. and I never regret sweets! those donuts looks so tasty!

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  17. #4 -- YES!!! I'm realizing if I can accomplish at least one or two of my priorities every day, it's a miracle. We can't do it all! :)

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  18. Girls' nights are important, that is correct! Soon baby will be cheering with you during the games. I was telling my cousin, "T", who he should be cheering for & such on Saturday while watching the Badger game. :)

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  19. I need a girls night!!! I have one coming up and I can't wait. I'm glad you had so much fun :) You seem to be owning mom life and you're so right- even if nothing on the to do list gets done, it is OK! What matters is that you get to spend time with your cute little baby :)

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  20. I once heard someone say to pick two or three things that really matter, and do those well. Don't worry about the rest. She says if you love to cook and craft, do those things the best, and don't worry so much about cleaning and home decor. It's hard to do in practice, but a good reminder!

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  21. Donuts are ALWAYS a good idea. And I love that last lesson, so so important. Especially as a new mom!

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  22. Love it! I'm with you, -working on the whole grace not perfection thing. I can never say no to a good donut :)

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  23. Always say yes to donuts and girl's nights. Speaking of girl's nights...Geez I'm terrible. This has been such a crazy season. But I really do want a girl's night or day with you. And donuts. Haha.

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  24. You are perfectly you and that's exactly how God made you!

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  25. you are totally right - a perfect life is what you decide is perfect.
    i had donuts today and i regret nothing also.
    girls nights/days are good for the soul!

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