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Weekend Happenings + Life Lately

Hi Guys! Sorry for the lack of posts last week. Bill was actually out of town Monday through Thursday evening and luckily I had the help of my mom Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday while I worked, but those double whammy bedtime routines 3 nights in a row really wiped me out! We were all happy to have daddy back Thursday evening! And we ended the week with the BEST weather, which made up for a very hectic week!

On Friday afternoon, I met up with Katie (Keep Calm and Carry On) and her boys for a playdate! It was so great to finally meet her and her boys. I've been following her blog ever since before both of our Camdens were born and I already felt like I knew her! She is just as sweet as she comes across on her blog too! And it was so fun to see our Camdens meet (and the babies)! I'm definitely looking forward to more playdates in the future! 

Friday night, Bill and I decided to try out ordering from a restaurant via Prime Now, which is offered in our area. So, we decided on some PF Changs and 30 minutes later our food arrived at our door! There was no delivery charge, just a $5 tip and tax on our order?! AND I just found out they deliver chilled wine! It is amazing, yet dangerous at the same time... 

On Saturday, Bill had to go to his home town to help his parents with an event for the day. I stayed back with the boys, so my mom was able to come over and watch them for a bit while I went shopping solo! It was so refreshing! I ended up only buying for the boys, but it was still a very rewarding feeling. I got a TON of new summer clothes for Bennett and a few outfits for Cam. I also found the cutest easter baskets for the boys from Target! I'm planning to post about what I'm filling their Easter baskets with soon!

Saturday evening I brought the boys over to my parents' house for dinner. They got Camden a little kiddie DJ booth/sound system which he had a blast with! It plays background music, all the nursery rhymes, has a keyboard and a microphone. It was hysterical to watch him sing (aka shout) into the mic!  

Yesterday we had a pretty relaxing day at home with the boys. There were a few house projects we needed to tackle, which mostly just involved unpacking more boxes and organizing our storage in the basement. I also was ambitious and decided to try some meal planning for the week. I made egg muffins with spinach, onion and feta cheese. I also roasted some red potatoes to serve with the eggs or for a side with dinner this week. I'm hoping to get more disciplined with meal planning and portion control to help me loose the last of this baby weight! 

I also busted out the fancy camera while we were just hanging out, which I'm trying to do more often. I snapped a few pics of the boys while Bill was busy hanging some shelves in Bennett's room. I seriously can't believe how fast they both are growing!

Camden is currently obsessed with his cars. He has a lot of them! He is holding his precious 'monster truck' in the photos above. 

I told him to say 'cheese' and this is the face he made lol!

And this one will be 9 months tomorrow! We have his doctor appointment today. I'm very interested to see how much he weighs... He is currently wearing his brother's 24 month PJs and is mostly wearing 18 month clothes! 

That's all for now! Happy Monday!

How was your weekend?

Spring Shopping!

The spring shopping has commenced! If you caught my snaps on snapchat earlier this week (username: LindsayRumple), you saw that I received these goodies in the mail yesterday! 

I love love love these white jeans! They are true to size AND have some stretch to them. I'm so happy I found a pair that I like and that are comfortable! I also got this really pretty pink tee shirt which is soooo soft. I feel like all I wear in the summer are easy, comfy tee shirts and shorts so I know this one will get a lot of use! Since the price isn't too bad I may have to buy it in a few colors!

I also love this floral print, boho style top from Old Navy. It is so flattering too! I paired it with my new white jeans when I tried it on and it looked really cute together!

I had to get a few pairs of sandals for the spring/summer too. Old Navy always have the cutest shoes (for the best price), so I ordered this tassel pair and these gladiator sandals. I feel like I will get a lot of use out of both pairs. 

I also ordered this floral dress hoping I could wear it for Easter, but I'm still not sure I love the fit of it. It's really loose and flowy and just feels a bit shapeless on? I might order a size down to see if it helps? 

Have you purchased anything for the spring season? 

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PS - sorry I've been MIA on the blog this week! Bill has been out of town for work and solo parenting has completely kicked my you know what! But, I'm so thankful I've had the help of my parents that live close by! This is the reason we moved home!!

Friday 5

camo tee - nordstrom rack (similar here and here) | articles of society jeans | express booties (similar) | kate spade cross body | monogram necklace | kendra scott necklace

Happy St. Patty's Day! 
This is about as green as I'm going to get today. I'll be spending the day at home with the boys while Bill is working. I might venture out in the cold to take them to the grocery store... or we may just hang out in our PJs all day... Because it still feels like WINTER! Ugh... I'm so over the cold! 

We might celebrate with some pizza and beer tonight. I know, we're crazy!

Here are 5 things I'm loving this week:

1. La Croix - Guys, I'm working on kicking the diet coke habit and I have to say... I'm a believer in La Croix! I thought I didn't really like it, but now I am constantly drinking the lime flavor all day err day. I don't hate it! 

2. Food Prep - I'm on a food prep kick this week. I made a big batch of eggs with onion, spinach and cheese on Monday and portioned it out into 4 servings so I could have some with my whole grain toast every morning. I also made a big batch of crock pot Mexican shredded chicken, cooked rice and sautéed onion, red and yellow peppers and portioned it out into 4 servings for dinners. This was a HUGE time saver for me, especially since Bill was out of town 2 nights this week. It was just so easy to throw the prepared serving in the microwave and eat while I was feeding the kids. I also made little snack packs for Camden of cut up strawberries and peeled apples. He was eating strawberries all week! I might do a post about my food prep and attempt to 'diet' in the near future... stay tuned!

 3. These plates and these bibs - Speaking of meal prep, I recently purchased some new plates for Camden and bibs for both of them. I am loving these plates from Target. They are 79 cents a piece, come in a lot of fun colors AND are dishwasher and microwave safe! I have also made the decision that I will only buy silicon bibs like these going forward. I hate cleaning cloth/plastic bibs after they eat and Bennett is one messy eater! These bibs are so much easier to clean!

4. New apps - I downloaded a slew of new apps this week that all revolve around productivity and family scheduling. I'm hoping to experiment with all of them and will share my favorites on a blog post soon! The few I've already been using are 30/30, Time Tree, Cozi and ATracker. If you have any suggestions on productivity or scheduling apps you love, please comment with them below!

5. Make Up Vloggers - Ok... I have a slight addiction to watching make up tutorials on youtube at night after everyone has gone to bed. I just fall right down that rabbit hole for like an hour before I realize it's past my bedtime! Some of my favorites are Mallory Ervin, Makeup by Tiffany D, Casey Holmes and Jesssouthern. Tell me I'm not the only one? Any make up vlogger channels you love and recommend?

That's all for this week! 
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!