// A Day In The Life - July Edition

Yesterday was neither exciting, nor unusual in our home. Just a typical Tuesday in the Flynn household. Here's a little glimpse into our day...
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
I've been waking up a little bit later than I'd like to admit. For a while I was on a steady roll of 7:45am or 8am at the latest. That's probably super late to most people, but that's one of the joys of being self employed + working from home. I've been falling into the habit of staying up too late with Mike, then feeling groggy all morning. I'm trying to kick the habit though! -♥- The first morning task once we wake is to brew a strong pot of coffee and pick out our mugs for the day. It's a dorky little thing, but it's sort of a highlight for us. It's special, and I appreciate that. -♥- Once I had my coffee I sat down at my computer and started returning blog comments. I love doing it and I manage to work it in weekly, but I'm trying to make it more of a morning habit.
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
After a late start and taking the girls out for their morning potty break, we sat down with Toby to let him work on his "schoolwork." We're pretty strict with Toby's tv/iPad time, though we try not to rule with an iron fist. He has to complete a certain amount of "school" related activities before he's allowed to go outside and ride his gator or go-kart. It's the perfect incentive for him to work hard at learning. So far, so good! I guess we'll see how it goes... -♥- Pipkin and Georgia are always present on the couch. Pip often gets a "broken ear" and we find it a lot funnier than we probably should haha!
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
Every day I carve out a chunk of time to work on custom painted sign orders. Yesterday was a shipping day so we wrapped and wrapped and wrapped. Then I doodled all of the addresses and Mike ran them to the post office. He came home saying our insurance lady was behind him at the post office and she complimented my hand-drawn addresses. I was a flattered, of course, and grateful that they received anything other than the oh so common eye-roll which one of our post ladies likes to share. She's not very nice! haha -- I charted out my to-do list for the day, which was surprisingly short for once! It was kind of nice, but also a bit depressing when I still didn't manage to accomplish a task that's been on there for a few days!
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
Lunch rolled around and it was the first meal for me and Mike. We're pretty bad about just skipping breakfast in exchange for a endless pot of coffee, but we're trying to better that. Toby is a creature of habit and eats the same thing almost every morning. I need to be more like him! Toby chowed down on a grilled cheese and applesauce for lunch, and I followed suit with a grilled ham + cheese with an abundance of hot sauce! Mmmm! That's the best way to eat 'em. -♥- Afterwards we headed outside and it somehow turned into an Enid glamour shoot. She's always posted up our on motorcycle like a hot rod kitty. I could probably take photos of her all day. She's kind of the cutest cat ever, in my opinion! (Tater Tot was snoozin' on the deck, but she wasn't really feeling photos at the time)
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
I had popped over to my Nana's house earlier in the day to see if she needed any help around the house, but she called me a bit later and asked for some assistance painting a room. I was trying to get everyone ready to head over when I walked outside and saw Mike trying to fit in Toby's tiny go-kart. Pretty hilarious when that thing would barely putt along. Toby thought it was the funniest thing. He was cruising in his Gator and he wanted to "race" Dad. I wonder who would've won... -♥- We headed over and even though it's barely a quarter mile away (if that!) I spent that time perusing Instagram to see what was going on.
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
We were over at Nana's house for well over an hour while Mike helped my uncle paint my cousin's room. I enjoyed sitting around and just chatting with my Nana. She's such a sweet lady. I like that we live so close to her now because she's one of my very favorite people in the entire world. Toby loves going over there, too, because there's always so many toys to play with. Once we got back I put up the newest batch of Stickygrams on our fridge. (The front of our fridge isn't magnetic, boo! So I have to resort to the side only) We're about 2/3 of the way covered on this skinny side!
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
We ran to the store to pick up some (super unhealthy!) ingredients for a sweet dessert casserole. I was super craving something sweet (you know how it is) and I loved this the last time we made it. Something must be happening with my tastebuds because here lately I'll crave something sweet but as soon as I eat it, I'm like "ugh, NO" Probably for the best haha I'll share the recipe soon in case you have a sweet tooth! Hey, anything that makes me feel a little more domesticated in the kitchen!
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
Toby decided he wanted to play a video game on the iPad (he loves Temple Run and all of the variations) so in order to earn that time he had to work on his alphabet. He played around with the Elmo alphabet app for a while until he earned the ability to download a game from the App store. He ended up getting the Despicable Me version of Temple Run (seriously, the kid loves that game!) so he was excited to play after dinner.-♥- Mike made some delicious chicken tacos for us for dinner, and we were all stuffed! Of course we each saved a little room for the dessert we made, but I have a feeling it's just going to sit in the fridge haha A little goes a long way!
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
A Day In The Life - July - Kaelah Bee
Toby did everything he needed to do to get ready for bed, and I tried to start the grueling task of removing 2 weeks worth of "mermaid" nail polish. I hate when my fingernails look stained after having them painted! (Any suggestions on how to avoid this?!) Now they're layered up with gold glitter... That'll be fun to remove! -♥- Toby asked us to play his game with him for a few minutes before bed, so of course we obliged. After that we tucked him in, said our goodnights, and then headed to the living room.

The rest of the night was spent watching Suits and Covert Affairs before crawling into an icy cold bed for a good night's sleep. It wasn't a revolutionary day, but it was ours!

Not pictured: Getting so frustrated with my own creative block while working on a client's design I contemplated throwing my computer out the back door (I'll just pick it back up in the morning...I needed to just walk away!), painting the most perfect sign for moms and moms-to-be (I'll be sharing it on Instagram today!), placing an order for even more sign supplies because they're the most fun things to make (It's seriously become this weird passion of mine haha), making polite phone calls and then following them up with very stern emails (ugh), and budgeting. Hey, it can't all be pretty!

Happy Wednesday! xo

33 comments:

  1. I love posts like this!! I have the same problem with nail polish staining my nails, more so my toe nails because I can't stand to not have them painted. I've found using whitening toothpaste on a scrubbing brush works a treat but there are loads of tips on pinterest. xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. I LOVE this post series! It's so fun to get a peak behind the scenes.
    Random nail polish tip: I remove the annoying glitter nailpolishes by soaking some cotton buds in nail polish remover, tearing them into strips to fit each nail, and then wrapping aluminum foil around that - you look like an alien for a while, but everything comes right off! I then clean up the residues and soak my nails in hot water with lots of lemon, which clears up any discoloration. Hope that helps!
    xx Johanna

    ReplyDelete
  3. I live on coffee, too. I've completely screwed my schedule with having been home for the past couple of weeks... my goal for this next few days is to get back on track since I think I'm going back to work next week. Only now that the end is nigh I kinda want to stay home... I have books to read! Haha.

    I feel you on the sweets thing. I routinely crave something sweet and then the way my teeth feel makes me feel grody and gross afterwards. But then two days later I want fro-yo again. Ah well.

    That reminds me. I need to make a to-do list. Hmmm...

    ReplyDelete
  4. So... that dessert looks amazing. I think your day sounded just great... sometimes you need a day that's less than productive.
    In regards to your stained nails...
    I've tried everything from lemon juice to denture tablets. Soak them and then scrub with a nail brush. Also, I've heard that peroxide toothpaste works too. Good luck! P.S. Let's see that gold mani!

    ReplyDelete
  5. To avoid having coloured nails, just put a layer of basecoat underneath! It should prevent the colour seeping in.

    www.pennyforyourshoes.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I LOVE posts like these - I used to be a member of a community on Livejournal called A Day In The Life, that was one of my favourites! (It's also currently on my 100 Things in 1000 Days list to do something similar like this again - pity my life isn't too exciting, bawww! Haha! xx)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this day in the life post! Your painted signs are so cute and grilled cheese with hot sauce sounds so good! For your nails, do you use a base coat first before putting the color on? It may help with the staining :)
    Amia
    www.teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Man that is a full day! I forget how much can be accomplished when you don't work a 9 to 5 job. Sometimes I wish I had more time like this. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much for sharing. This looks like it was an amazing day. Your animals are all so cute!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am OBSESSED with Minion Rush so I know how Toby feels about that game!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love seeing glimpses of how other people do their days. I've always thought the best thing about working from home is the way you can find little moments in the day to enjoy life so much more easily- like catching Mike on that cart! It has its negatives sure, but its great to be able to enjoy the people you love whilst getting a wage.
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for letting us have a glimpse. Enid and Georgia are to die for and of course Mr. Toby. He's so cute!
    I have an endless sweet tooth, so I know how that goes. I have got to get some stickygrams. Everytime you talk about them I'm like, oh yeah! Then I forget. On MY to do list :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey! Where could I email you about ordering a wood sign? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kaliska! You can contact me at kaelahbee@gmail.com! I'd love to hear from you!

      Delete
  14. Lovely! It might still be morning here right now, but that dessert casserole looks delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have this dessert recipe that is for cheesecake cupcakes, and instead of having a graham cracker crust, you place oreos at the bottom of them liner. They are SO good! Your sweet craving just reminded me of it.

    Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  16. I was trying to get everyone ready to head over when I walked outside and saw Mike trying to fit in Toby's tiny go-kart. Pretty hilarious when that thing would barely putt along. Toby thought it was the funniest thing. This had me CRACKING UP when I saw it!!!! Mike's an awesome Dad to be down there (and I say down there cuz that thing was low to the ground!) and playing with Toby. I love seeing parents playing with their kiddos and not worrying how others will think about it.

    The dessert looks delicious...but I'm like you in that I'll crave something sweet, get it, and then promptly not want it anymore.

    The mothers/mothers-to-be sign is beautiful. I saw it this morning on Twitter. I know two mamas who might be interested, but I have to wait for moneys. :( You can be sure if they are I'll be emailing you about it! You do such amazing work.

    Are you using a base and top coat? That helps me a bit, and I use acetone to remove my polish, which might help pick it all up to eliminate the stains, if you're not using it. It's a gorgeous color though.

    xo Amber

    http://xmydearambellina.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. your signs are so cute! i love the one you posted on instagram earlier!!

    http://www.thefreckledmask.com/

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hey lady! What all educational programs on the iPad does Toby do? My little boy just turned four, and I definitely want him to do more school related stuff.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have about a half-list complete, but I'm def planning on doing a blog post about his favorite apps soon! I need to go through our iPad and see which ones (I think) are really good and I'll be more than happy to share!

      Delete
  19. I love your little family :) These posts are great! By the by, do you use a base coat before you paint your nails? If not, that's a surefire way to keep them from staining.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love that shark mug! I've only been living with my boyfriend for a couple of months now, but I'm trying to instill the importance of a mug collection on him. My family ALWAYS has a collection of ridiculous mugs. I was totally mortified when I would stay at his house earlier when we were dating and he'd have one (PLAIN WHITE) little mug. Totally not a way to live!

    Also for your nail polish problems, paint a layer of clear coat before painting the polish you want on. That way when you remove there will be no stains! It also makes taking the glittery polish off easier too.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love that shark mug! I just moved in with my boyfriend a couple of months ago and I'm trying to instill the importance of a dorky (and large!) mug collection in him. When I first started dating him ages ago I was totally mortified when I would stay over and he'd have just one TINY and plain white boring mug-- not a way to live!

    Also for your nail polish problems, paint a coat of clear coat underneath the polish. They actually have special 'base coats' you can buy but any clear coat will do. Takes longer, but you won't get stained fingernails and it's a lot easier to take the polish off including those glittery guys.

    ReplyDelete
  22. That dessert looks RIDICULOUSLY delicious :D

    Also, just as preparation for taking your gold polish off - if you can find lint-free gauze, that works a treat at getting glitter off!

    Chrissy Sparkle

    http://chrissysparkle.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  23. Kaelah, I'm a reader who rarely comments. Just wanted to say I think you're a spectacular lady, keep up the good work! I really enjoy your posts, thoughts, and perspectives on life. Thanks for writing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Kaelah, I'm a reader who rarely comments. Just wanted to say I think you're a spectacular lady, keep up the good work! I really enjoy your posts, thoughts, and perspectives on life. Thanks for writing.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Kaelah, I read often but rarely comment. Just wanted to say I think you're a spectacular person. I enjoy your perspectives on life and your posts, thanks for writing!

    ReplyDelete
  26. love this post!!! :D I totally need to invest in a stand mixer soon, I bet they are sooo amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  27. The best base coat I've ever come across is the Orly rubberized base coat! You will be amazed. The polish glides on so easily and evenly, and it protects your nails from discoloration. Also, my unsolicited recommendation for top coat is Seche Vie. Also amazing, it makes your nails look like you paid for the mani every time. (:

    ReplyDelete

HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB