Friday Free-For-All – 02/15/19

Friday Free-For-All

My orchid is blooming! A few weeks ago I mentioned that it had buds, but I wasn’t sure whether or not it would open. Well, I’ve officially got one flower, and it’s beautiful! Yay!


Three-day weekend coming up! Ben decided to take a personal day on Monday, so we have a three-day weekend, and it’s jam-packed. Friend visits, birthday parties, and visits to indoor water parks, ahoy! I can’t wait to put Vera in a little bathing suit ❤

Valentine’s Day was super low-key for us. Vera and I went out for a Galentine’s lunch with my girlfriend Nikki and her son, and then Ben and I did a simple gift exchange. I got him ointment for his dry, cracked winter hands, and he got me Sour Patch Kids and herbed goat cheese. We wrapped up the evening watching Archer in bed and going lights out at 9 pm. #romance

Are you a green thumb, or a black thumb, like me?

Friday Free-For-All – 01/18/19

Friday Free-For-All

My orchid plant has little buds! I’ve had this orchid for almost three years now, and it has NEVER flowered for me, or really even come close. I’m so exited and hope I can convince the little buds to open. Time to get some orchid fertilizer!


I ordered my first dress from ModCloth. Well, technically two dresses. I ordered the same dress in two sizes to try on for my Disney princess show. Clothes shopping is pretty tricky right now, and after an entire day of unsuccessful dress trying on in town, I decided to give online shopping a go. I got free shipping by buying two sizes, and there are free returns, so I’m hopeful that one dress will fit, and I can return the other penalty free. Fingers crossed. I really don’t feel like trying on more dresses right now.

I also got a new fitness tracker. I had a FitBit for a hot second a few years ago, but it popped off my wrist somewhere (stupid bands!) and I never bothered to replace it. But since I’m doing most of my runs on a treadmill and my Garmin doesn’t seem to want to track treadmill runs anymore, I figured a $30 fitness tracker was a worthwhile investment. It has several sport modes, and does sleep and heart rate tracking, so that will be some interesting data to have. I already knew I wasn’t getting much sleep, but being confronted with actual numbers is painful. #momlife


We’re supposed to get a foot of snow this weekend. We’ve already had a very cold and snowy start to the winter, but we’re expected to get about a foot on Sunday alone! Ben and I are not-so-secretly hoping he’ll get a snow day on Monday.

Are you expecting snow this weekend? Do you use a fitness tracker?