Taking Me Time

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When we were planning our move, I had big plans of getting my daughter into preschool. We looked and looked, but quickly found out that we were very late in the game to get her into a preschool that would work for us. Our only option was to have her in a preschool that would be 5 days a week. It was going to be quite expensive, but I was willing to make it work for her because I knew she really wanted to go to preschool. Then the uneasy feelings started coming. I started feeling like we were starting too many new things. She had a new house, new church, new friends, new dance class, etc. After a lot of lost sleep and anxiety, we decided it would be best to wait another year and put her in preschool next year when we had more time to find the right one for our family.

This was a good thing for us, but it also meant that I was losing some time that I had kind of planned on having to myself each day. Although I never actually had that time to myself to begin with, it was kind of a mental adjustment for me. Thankfully I have a really sweet husband who realizes that I need a little time to myself once and a while. If my daughter naps, that is the time I get to work. He knows that that isn’t really considered time for myself though. Last week, he decided to take our daughter on a date to dinner and a high school football game. They had a really great time and my 3 year old now has a new love for football.

While they were out, I decided to go to Albertsons and pick up some magazines, snacks, and some markers for myself. At Albertsons, you can take advantage of $1.00 off participating titles (PEOPLE®, InStyle®, People StyleWatch®, Real Simple®, and Sunset®) with this digital offer until 10/18/15 while supplies last.

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2014 Fall Hair and Makeup Trends

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Fall is totally a bittersweet moment each year for me. I love the heat and the sunshine that the summer brings, but there is something pretty magical about Fall. I love layering clothing, sipping on hot chocolate, and freezing my booty off at football games. Every year, I love to stock up on all of the September fashion magazines to see what all of the trends will be for the next season. I find time after I have tucked my busy two year old into bed and curl up on the couch to devour every last page of these magazines. It is a small moment in time that I an escape from being a small time stay at home mom in Idaho and pretend that I am a fashionista who can afford the gorgeous Fall pieces shown on the catwalks.

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