// Kicking Butt + Taking Names

I've been lucky enough to basically stumble into a few solid days of productivity this weekend... I don't know what happened, but something came over me and I wanted to do ALL THE PROJECTS! Of course when that happens I naturally gravitate toward things that are fun rather than practical (i.e.: crafting instead of cleaning), but this weekend I was able to check off almost every major task I set out to do. 

That's the best feeling when you're going into a new week, ya know? Heading straight into Monday, feeling fully charged and ready to go! Sometimes I have the habit of being really, really productive one day, then absolutely worthless for the next two. It's like my body and mind have to find the perfect balance haha Heaven forbid I just get too much done, right?

alone we managed to: mow (most of) the yard, spray paint my white wicker furniture, clean the kitchen and deep clean the living room, move the tufted chair into the nursery (just for now), steam clean all of the rugs, wash multiple loads of laundry (even if I did forget the detergent in one load...), installed a new tub spout and stem, and best of all: we finished painting the front porch railing that mike built on our house last year! It looks so good! I know most of it sounds so incredibly boring, but it felt so so good to just check off each one of those boxes. It's crazy to think I started yesterday as fatigued as ever, about to nap on the couch (at 9:45am!), and then instead I just got up and started cleaning. Some kind of second wind kicked in because it was full throttle until 9pm last night. And then we both crashed into bed early and I slept like a rock haha.

It wasn't all work and no play though! Saturday Mike and I had a little "date" day after I spent the morning doing my little cousin's hair and makeup for her dance team photos. Toby went to hang out with my parents for the day/night and we ventured off for lunch and a movie. There were a few hiccups along the way (like the furniture store that basically tried swindlin' us on our nursery chair... that was fun...), but overall we had happy bellies and minds. We went to see The Other Woman and we really really enjoyed it. I tend to love everything Leslie Mann is in and it was full of laughs. 

Today I'm popping around to my 4D ultrasound rescan with Toby and my mom. I had an appointment Thursday when I was around for the Cosmetic Market blogger party, but sadly the baby didn't really want to cooperate. We got one half-decent photo of his face, but even that took 45 minutes to wrangle. We're crossing our fingers he'll be much more compliant today, but so far we've noticed that Baby Flynn is going to be one stubborn little dude haha Until then I'll be tying up loose ends on a few client design installations and then who knows! Maybe I'll paint a few things just for fun. Whatever I end up doing, I hope I get the jolt of productivity and energy that I had yesterday. Going into a new work week with a spotless house feels awesome... now I can maybe knock out a few of those fun tasks on my to do list! Or you know, get lost of Pinterest for hours, just dreaming about doing them. That's usually what happens to me at least. Anyone else? (Better question: Got any fun tutorials/DIYs you want to share?! Let's take advantage of this nesting phase!)

Happy Monday! I hope your week is full of productivity, too! Go out there and kick butt!


  1. Haha I totally know what you mean - I tend to have a few really productive hours in the day, and then my brain decides all it wants to do is watch Real World/Road Rules Challenge reruns! It's the best show ever, so I don't entirely mind, but still ;)
    Here's tp productivity!
    xx Johanna

  2. That is a seriously productive day, awesome!

  3. oh my gosh, the image you can get from a 4d ultrasound is super amazing!

    The productivity burst is pretty darn awesome too :) I could use one of those!

  4. Where oh where did you find that Wonder Woman cup? I need that in my life!


    1. the "impulse buy" aisle at walmart of all places! $5! :D

  5. Where oh where did you get that Wonder Woman cup? I need that in my life!

  6. Go you! I seem to be on a productivity thing at the moment, I'm doing everything on my list apart from revising. Oops.
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  7. Feeling so motivated now! But it's 10.30pm here in the UK and I have to go to bed! Going to try and carry these intentions over into Tuesday...x

  8. Haha ohhhh the Pinterest time suck. I am all too familiar. I'm really into tshirt DIYs right now. It's been 4 years since I've cut one up but lately, all I want to do is sew and bleach!

    xo Ashley

  9. Woah you go girl!!! That is tons of energy! I'm way into pinning more than actually doing. Hopefully that will change soon!

  10. I totally always am ambitious to start pinterest crafts but that doesn't mean I always finish! But I hope your week and productivity brings you craftspiration!

  11. I'm excited to get into a productive groove right now too. your wonder woman instagram made my morning!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  12. That's so great that you were in such a productive spirit this weekend. I hope the second 4D scan goes well!!!! You're almost there!

  13. How about making a mobile crane for the baby? (I don't know if I translate it properly)! I've seen many on pinterest


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