Tuesday, October 6, 2015

When you just can't even...

Lately I've been having a case of the blues. Usually, this comes around in February when I've been stuck inside all winter, but I just seem to feel like I'm sinking, slowly. I feel like I'm slacking in every area of my life. Slacking as a wife, as a mom, as a friend, as a blogger, as a Christian. How do people have the time to do all these things I see them posting about? I feel like it takes me 15 minutes just to post a photo to Instagram, after I resize and add my [hundred] filters, I look up and Patrick is hanging by the ceiling and I'm wondering WHERE ON EARTH DID HE FIND THE CRAYONS?! I guess scheduled posting is in my future.

Fall has officially arrived. Indiana has the weirdest weather. Lately it has been cold in the mornings and hot in the afternoons which makes for interesting wardrobe selections. However, I LOVE fall. I was talking to Marc the other day and I casually mentioned that I would love to live in a place where it is spring and fall all year round. Does that exist? Would I get bored with it? I don't think so, but who knows.

I've been decorating for fall and thinking of the upcoming holidays and I can hardly even contain my excitement. This has been a sure way to kick the blues right out the window. Lately I've been loving catching up on the DVR with my hubby, keeping sane by hanging out with my friends (and P's friends) who I could not be more thankful for! and not cleaning my house. (This last one is going to drive my husband to drink, clutter...everywhere.) It's all about to change because my mom (BEST MOM EVER) got me a Groupon for house cleaning AND I just read this book and am feeling inspired (Tracey - you're on deck!)...and basically I'm just ready for all things fall!

Our life group from church is headed down to our family farm this weekend and I've been really looking forward to it! Fall and friends and SO much to be thankful for! Praise the Lord.

Monday, September 28, 2015

P's First Haircut!

Something about "firsts" still makes me very emotional. I am guessing this is just part of motherhood. I truly am enjoying every single "first" with Patrick. We added another "first" to this list this week and it was, FIRST HAIRCUT!

Yup, after 21 months, my baby got his first haircut. He looks like such a big boy, I seriously cannot even believe it. How does a haircut age them so quickly? I was warned, but like always, I just couldn't believe it until I saw it for myself.

P did an excellent job. We took him to Cookie Cutters and did the "First Haircut" package because I'm cheesy like that. But, they did a great job and P loved it. He got to sit in the "choo choo" and was very much interested in what they were doing.



(He loved this cape.)


In true boy fashion, he would NOT look at me. But he was very pleased with his new haircut and has received several compliments. So grown up!

French Toast Uniforms

Now that school is IN SESSION, it wouldn't be officially complete without an updated wardrobe, right? As part of our SSM Back-To-School Scout Box, we had the opportunity to order some French Toast Uniforms* and I couldn't have been more pleased.

French Toast has an awesome selection of school uniforms that range in colors and sizes that are truly top notch. I was able to order toddler sizes (score!) and Patrick now has an amazing selection of church going gear. Don't let the "uniform" lead you away because French Toast has a lot of options that aren't just your traditional "school uniforms." 

I am always buying Little P nice polos and dress pants because he outgrows them quickly and I will definitely be turning to French Toast to help me dress my little guy. Both of his polos have been washed a couple times now and are holding up PERFECTLY which makes this mama quite happy! We all know little boys can be rough on clothes, so I'm thrilled that these are holding up excellently. 

I absolutely love how Magnolia Mamas personalized these polos! Seriously, how adorable?! It adds the perfect preppy touch. 

What does your back-to-school wardrobe look like?

*I received these products for review as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

O'Leary Lovin': Mabel's Labels

My doctor is the first person to admit I have a little OCD. Not in the way that my husband probably prefers (I mean, I've currently been "de-cluttering" our house since July) but there are tendencies of my personality that can be a tad obsessive. Labeling flairs out in some of those tendencies. I LOVE a good label. In school, I labeled EVERYTHING! What's mine, was clearly mine. And you could see "Amy Adams" clear as day on anything and everything. (I once had a beloved beanie baby stolen in 3rd grade, maybe that is where my labeling addiction started.) Well, now that I have a little one I realize that labeling is still important. 

Mabel's Labels are PERFECT for going back-to-school when you have a ton of new supplies and new gear that needs to be labeled. I tried out the back-to-school combo pack* and it had every label you could possible need for the school year! Since little P isn't headed back-to-school quite yet, but still goes out and about and to the church nursery, I used the labels for everything else you may need. The clothing labels were perfect for his jackets that he'll need this fall and winter. I even stuck one on P's puddle jumper (that everyone in the world has) and it helped me grab his quickly when we were at the pool this summer. 

I was sure to label all of his sippy cups and snack cups (for real, these disappear like crazy) and I love that this is a nice alternative to the little stickers that they put on his cup at church. I added some labels to his favorite toys, his blankie, everything! I'm completely loving these labels and my favorite part is that they are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Mabel's Labels has serval different options when it comes to finding the perfect labels. They even have household labels that are adorable and these may be finding a way to our garbage cans soon. (We must live in a wind tunnel because 80% of the time our trash cans are down the street or in the neighbor's yard.) ANYWAYS, whether or not "labeling" is your thing, Mabel's Labels make the job simple and easy.

Do you have a favorite labeling system?

*I received these products for review as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

We are back!

Patrick and I just got back from a trip to Florida with my mom! Patrick and I had a great time (although we missed Daddy A LOT!) and we are both so thankful to have such an incredible and generous Mimi.

We went to all our favorite restaurants, did a lot of shopping, a lot of swimming, a lot of laughing, and not a ton of sleeping. Patrick learned how to say "Mimi" which he repeated all the time. It makes my heart melt because he says it SO very sweetly. I love when he says new words!

Patrick did so great on the airplane. This was something I was highly anxious about since you just never can predict a toddler's behavior. However, he did fantastic! My carry ons were so heavy and I was probably over prepared, but I am definitely glad we had a lot of options. We watched some movies, played some games, read some books, and ate a ton of snacks!

I've mentioned before that Patrick is a snacker on any given day, but these Annie's Cheddar Bunnies seriously came in handy on the flight! The bunnies* are a staple at the O'Leary house, even Marc and I eat them. And I'm not even embarrassed to admit that Patrick had at least half the box of Annie's fruit snacks on the plane. When the toddler is happy, momma is happy!

It was definitely a trip I'll be cherishing forever and I'll be sure to share more pictures soon! We are definitely excited to be back home with daddy though and to get back in our daily routines. Now I'll be looking forward to the next beach trip we get to take as a family, especially when winter hits Indiana.

*I received these products for review as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Amy's September Favorites

Sadly my birthday month has come and gone, but now that we have a few weeks of SEPTEMBER under the belt, I thought I would share some of my current FAVORITES!! 

Big Bang Theory - Once again, hopping on a TV series bandwagon about 8 years after the train has left the station. Typical Amy.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Raise The Bar  - My current obsession and favorite lipstick!

hello products toothpaste*- Oh you know, just using kid's toothpaste, because it is fantastic! (You may remember me mentioning this toothpaste before!)

gap super stretch legging jeans - The weather is getting cooler, so my go-to jeans have made their way out of hibernation. These make jean season tolerable.

Kate Spade iPhone case - Every now and then I tend to switch my iPhone case around. Found a similar adorable polka dot one in Florida! Gotta love a good polka dot.

What have you been loving this month?

*I received these products for review as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SmartyPants Vitamins GIVEAWAY!

Heading back to school wouldn't be complete without adding in some proper nutrition! Even if you have a healthy diet, vitamins can help you get those valuable nutrients that are more difficult to get from food. SmartyPants Vitamins are not only delcious, but are a complete package. We got the opportunity in our #ScoutBox to try the *Kids Complete and Kids Complete + Fiber Gummy Vitamins.

These vitamins are not only yummy, but they are a full multivitamin with Omega 3s and Vitamin D. You can't get better than that! The gummy vitamins taste like candy to kids (and adults) which make taking vitamins a real treat. Which, I'm happy with anything that doesn't taste like chalk.

One of my favorite things about SmartyPants Vitamins is the excellent quality they put into their products. SmartyPants Vitamins are made with organic sugar and they have NO artificial sugars, flavors, or colors. They are also 100% Non-GMO. 

The Kids Complete + Fiber Gummy Vitamins quickly became my favorite. These vitamins are the perfect way to add in a little extra fiber to your child's diet. Patrick has always needed a little extra fiber in his diet and I love having this option available. P always asks for "mooooore, mooooore!" He gets to have a treat, while I know that he is getting nutrients that his body needs.

NOW, the fun part! SmartyPants Vitamins has generously offered to give a reader a months supply of their Kids Complete Vitamins as well as a box of their new Kids Complete + Fiber On-The-Go packs!

Enter below by leaving a comment and sharing what you and your kids are most looking forward to this school year!

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And P.S. - Check out SmartyPants' website to see all their products! Their website has answers to questions you didn't know you had.

*I received these products for review as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All opinions are my own.

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