Friday, May 5, 2017

7 Quick Takes ~ Almost There, News, and More News

happy cinco de mayo, all! :0)

~Almost there~

I'm one week away from my due date, so I'm getting excited about all things baby. Madeleine's 5th birthday is this weekend, so I have to pull together a little birthday party and wrap some presents one week shy of her new baby bro's birthday. We're getting her this tent and these little ice cream toys to go with it. I'm not bitter, I'm honestly just glad to have a distraction. I'm taking it one day at a time for dang sure.

I finally washed all of our baby clothes, got the bassinet down from the attic, and gathered a good supply of little tiny blue baby socks and diapers... in addition to the cute little basket of baby boy 0-3 mo. clothes. Can't wait to play with a baby!

And....I'm thinking of ordering this swing.... any strong feelings about this one in particular? (Comfort and Harmony brand, I have used Graco in the past)


My brother had a baby! And he is very handsome, if I do say so myself!!!  He was 9 and a half pounds at birth, born via C-section. Oh dear, I'm smitten. I can't believe my brother is a father. What a blessing to our entire family. ;-)

~More News~

David and Ana

My friend, and one of the bridesmaids from my wedding, got married in April. She is having a celebratory party in June on Long Island. I think my Mom and I are going to go to NYC (with the baby). I'm not sure what we're going to do while we're there... or how long we will or can stay with a newborn. Any tips or recommendations?

Maybe I will walk past Jim Gaffigan while I'm there.  I lived in NYC for a  Summer, and it is definitely one of my favorite places in the world. I {{heart}} NY. The only celebrity sighting I had last time was no less than Jimmy Fallon walking past me on the street near Times Square. It was about 10 years ago though, so he wasn't nearly so famous back then!!!! :-)

~Nesting and Hatching~

I also thought I was finished with Winter Clothes Purge '17, but it turns out that was the beginning of a longer process.  I just keep finding winter clothing and piling it in a corner in my bedroom. Stephen collapsed some of the boxes I was hoping to use for storage. Do I really have to go buy bins every week? #iguessido #keepitreal

I have had so many projects crop up here at the last minute. Our car had an infestation of what I think are tiny carpet beetles. They are so so tiny... you can just squish them with your fingers (maybe 1 mm?), but one day Molly counted 7 and the next day she counted 37. NOT OKAY.

So... car wash and thorough cleaning of the car (with a huge belly) is on my agenda. Hurray! :-0


Last but surely not least, stay tuned for a piece I'm writing on mental illness.  I think that I have to come to a somewhat circuitous conclusion that we need to approach this topic with a lot of grace and love. The theme that keeps popping into my mind is "Know your own brokenness." I think it's easy to say we are all ok, (or to believe that based on the high reels), but there are some people out there really struggling. The TRUTH is if we think that way, we miss the forest for the trees. We all have big struggles. They look different, and we may try to diagnose others' problems, but the shit sandwich comes when we think we're doing "OK"... sitting on our duffs, assuming the popularity train will stop for us if so. ;-)

If you have a shred of depression, or a hair of anxiety, or if you're being buried alive... well either way, you're not alone, and I'm hoping that with my upcoming piece, I will cast a teensy bit of light on the subject, from what I've experienced. I have been linking up with Tuesday Talk and I recommend the link-up ;-)


Bonus question: Who are your favorite follows on instagram?

Here are 3 of my favorites:


Her photos are drool-worthy, she has adorable kids, and she frolics around London like it's her job... and I think maybe it is. I love her insta-stories so much! She seems authentic, but she also puts her best foot forward. #keepitreal #reflectwell


Professional chef and author of Meat on the Side, I just love Nikki and I love her more because she has the cutest baby girl named Ivy and she always include her in her stories. She keeps everything very professional, but she has a great personality that comes through in her photos and stories.


I discovered Lindsay through Tuesday Talk, and she quickly became a favorite on instagram! She is Catholic, has the cutest kids, and she has a great sense of style.

I'm not quite sure I got to 7 this time .... but! Linking up with Kelly for 7 Quick Takes...


Kathleen said...

I love following Homepolish on instagram for home decor ideas and I've enjoyed following Spoken Bride even though I am already married.. such cute couples!

Tacy said...

Thanks for the comment! I will check those out! ;-)

Tacy said...

I have a friend who is a wedding photographer... you can check her out @sarahculver on insta. She is so booty-talented . ;-) haha Her photos are dreamy!!

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