5 on Friday :: Future Babes, Summer Sandals, Moscato & More.
Every week I'm all "I'm going to link-up with this hot little mama for Five on Friday" and I think of my five things and sometimes I even jot them down in the notes section of my phone and the week comes and goes and I completely forget to write up my post without a single good excuse as to why I didn't link up.
But not this week. Here I am, on Monday, writing up my post for Five on Friday. If that's not dedication, I don't know what is. Want to link up with everyone? It's simple. Blog about 5 things you're loving, loathing, thinking about, etc. Grab the cute little button, embed it in your post and link it up at the end of Darci's post each week. When you're done, hop around the other linker-uppers and say hi. I prefer to do all of the above with a chilled glass of mango Moscato.
I've added a few new pairs of sandals to my summer collection this season and I have to say, I am absolutely smitten with every single pair. From a fresh new pair of Jacks to the super popular glitter sandal from Target that everyone and their mother raved about, these sandals have been a welcome addition to my closet. Paired with neon shorts and a sun-kissed glow, I'm glad I saved and splurged when I did.
This just so happens to be the number of bottles I recently purchased of Mamamango. If you're a fan of sweet summery cocktails and bubbly moscato, this delectable treat is for you. It's the best of both worlds and I would be lying if I said I couldn't polish off a bottle by myself for dessert. It's that good and it's even better once the kids are in bed and you're sitting on the deck with your newly tanned and relaxed husband. For clarification sake, it's the tan that's new, not the husband.
The husband and I have started to entertain the thought of baby number three. I wrote earlier this year about my goal for 2013 which was to be College Hot and Not Knocked Up which, if we're keeping tabs, so far, I've succeeded. Although let it be known that I still have a couple of months to go until my 30th birthday. And my husband is kind of hot.
That said, we're still in the nitty gritty of raising our babies. Between the Terrible Twos-Turned-Threes and Teething Purgatory, there are days when my husband and I look at each other and think, "Well, it can't get much worse, right? What's one more baby?" And then other days when I slip into my size 4 neon JCrew shorts, tuck my boobs into the waistband of my underwear and swear to high heaven that the next surgery I endure will not be a c-section but rather surgery of the more cosmetic variety. It's on those days that I'm perfectly happy with pair of droopy boobies and beautiful little boys.
This just so happens to be the number of weeks it took to spend more than three-fourths of my grocery/diaper budget for the month of July. If we're keeping track it's only July 12th. We're not even midway through the month and I've nearly blown the budget. I'm terrible at budgets and can't, for the life of me, fathom why it costs so damn much to feed a family of four. Hell, Maclane hardly counts! He's like half of a human! In all seriousness though, I need to get better at this budgeting stuff. By the end of the month, I find myself getting really creative with our dinners. And by "creative" I mean we're all left to fend for ourselves.
Speaking of budgets, this is the number of times I'm allowing myself to head to Starbucks each week. I only recently discovered that I can reload my Starbucks mobile card from my PayPal account and upon that discovery, noted that it's kind of magic how money just keeps reappearing on my card each week. I won't even mention how many cake pop sticks my husband pulled from my car before we left for the beach last week. It's that embarrassing. In my defense, however, the cake pops are often Carter's reward for extra good behavior or completing a day's worth of "chores" which must mean that he's a really perfect boy, no? Let's roll with it.