DITL Vlog: Week in Review → Febuary 22 -28, 2016 w/ Weekly To Do's

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Hello everyone! Welcome to another Tuesday. I am amazed at how fast the days are flying by. Sorry about this post and video going live a little late. My video editor just didn't want to cooperate yesterday.....guess it just needed the day the off! Today I am back sharing another Day in the Life vlog from this past week. I am doing my best to get back on schedule which includes vlogging! It's a rather long one so grab a cup of coffee or tea and come spend an hour with us! :) Hope you enjoy. Lots more below.


This past week was mostly spent doing housework, filming videos, shopping, listening to my kids run through the house and snuggling up in my blankets trying to avoid cold mornings as much as I could. I still am not sleeping as well as I should but I guess I shouldn't really complain. The earlier I get up, the more I get done. Funny how that works. Monday I actually got up and ran some errands doing things that I have put off. Sometimes it's a vicious cycle. I have a huge to do list from things to do with the kids, the house, the animals, the blog, youtube....and the more behind I get the worse I feel. So I am trying super hard to get through all the things I really need to get done. I surprised the kids with some milkshakes which made them so happy. #milkshakemonday should totally be a new tradition in our home! 


We had a ton of rain this past week. It just poured down and even in the rain I could still hear some of the birds in the trees singing away. I guess they just have to make the best of it. The rain is another thing that slows me down. I love it and I find it so relaxing...except when I am driving in it. The nights came early it seemed and our home looked so pretty with candles flickering throughout the house. Plus they helped jazz up the smell of the house too. The animals kinda took center stage this past week. Cooper is so sweet and loving but totally harasses us with balls. He's a retriever after all and he just doesn't know life without a ball. We actually call the ball his pacifier. :) He even sleeps with one most of the time. We also had some hedgehog care going on. Have you ever tried to trim a hedgehogs nails? Seems easy but they pull that little leg up and make it next to impossible. I think Spike might need a trip to the Vets office soon so we can get some assistance with it. 

Throughout the week, I ran more errands...shared a new Ipsy bag while I was sitting in the car and ran errands again on Friday and Saturday as well. It felt like I lived in my car this past week...and I hate hate hate driving. Over the weekend we relaxed and rested to prepare for this new week. Scott works a ton of hours and Sunday's are a day for him to actually sleep in and not worry about car deals. I think he worked over 80 hours this week. I totally respect his work ethic. I also got in a little bit of reading of my new book Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson. I am really trying to become more mindful of my body, my diet and yes even exercise. It's hard. I have never been on a diet in my life and I have never really worked out either. I am hoping the book will give me not only some inspiration but some much needed motivation as well. I know I have been standing in my own way. I just need to stay focused and do it. For myself. It's been a really good read so far...you might just want to check it out yourself! 

We are heading up north this week and I couldn't be more happy about it. It's where I grew up and it's where we plan on moving to. Scott is actually working on the Friday we are there. How is that possible I bet you are wondering? Well he is trying something new out and I hope that it goes well. If so it could mean a move a lot sooner and it would also mean less time at the office for him. :) We are actually going because Brittany has a cheer competition over the weekend that she really wanted us there for. She has been training really hard as well as the rest of the team. I am so proud of her for following her dreams and going for it. She's everything I ever imgained. All of our kids are amazing and its a true honor watching them all grow up. To be very frank, I am so happy to be out of the baby stage. I like watching them mature while trying to figure themselves out and this big bad world out. I am blessed with wonderful kids....even on the bad days! While we are up north we will be seeing our oldest daughter Laura as well plus lots of other family and friends. It should be a great time! 
Here's a few of my to do's for this week: 

:: Lay out chicken for dinner
:: Quick cleanup of frig. 
:: Make more time to read this week. 
:: Figure out what to wear to competitions for Brittany.
:: Make brownies
:: Get on treadmill everyday if only for a few minutes
:: Make eye Dr appointment and get nose piece fixed on Jackson's glasses. 
:: Spend a few minutes in the master closet tidying up. 
:: Try to answer some comments from YOU! ♥
:: Clean dog dishes
:: Hang up coats and sweaters that are hanging on the banister. 
:: Clean up DVR
:: Keep plugging away at my very full inbox. 
:: Prerecord some videos for this week. 
:: Don't forget to take vitamins!
:: Whiten teeth
:: Do better with my water intake
:: Brush out all the animals
:: Mourn Downton Abby....last episode coming up 
:: Pause mail for while we are gone. 
:: Stay on top of laundry. 

Before Trip:

:: Write out notes for housesitter
:: Make Brownies and cup cakes
:: Get out luggage
:: Gather up items for family and friends
:: Sit out pet items 
:: Bring hedgehog downstairs
:: Don't forget epi pen! 
:: Figure out times for everything going on....people we are seeing....places we want to share with Zane....and stops we want to make. 
:: Don't forget earbuds!!!


Here's some inspiration to take with you through the week! 


Thank you guys for stopping by. I am sorry this post is going live kinda late but my video editor just was not cooperating! I guess it needed the day off. :) I hope you have a beautiful and blessed week. Be sure to come back and check things out.....more to come each day! xx