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The wilds got a cat making craft kit for Christmas from their aunt and uncle. We made a couple of them on Christmas day. I decided to pull them out last night. I’ve mentioned before that we love crafting. The kit has all the templates you need to make the cats. It’s an easy project for the boys and we really had fun with it.

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We took our cats a step further this time. Netflix released a new series The Adventures of Puss in Boots last Friday. I had the idea that we would make our own Puss in Boots that could watch the show with them. The boys really got a kick out of the project and the show! It’s one we all enjoyed and I am sure we will be watching more of it.

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We don’t have any pets. I told the boys that maybe when they are old enough to take care of it themselves they can get a fish. For now they will have to make due with watching their furry friends on the screen. Netflix has lots of great animal inspired shows. We also love all the Buddies movies. Those puppies are so cute. Here’s a few recommendations:

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1. Pet Party
2. Clifford’s Puppy Days
3. Littlest Pet Shop
4. The Adventures of Milo and Otis
5. Snow Buddies
6. Sabrina, The Animated Series

Have you watched The Adventures of Puss in Boots yet?

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So I’m officially back in the workforce. Not to say that I haven’t been working for the past 7 years. Being a stay at home mom has been the toughest and the most rewarding job I have ever done. But now that my boys are getting older and going to school, it’s time. I fortunately found an opportunity that is perfect for me.

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I’m working from home about 20 hours a week. It should work out perfectly. I make my own hours and schedule it around our life. I love that it so flexible. I’m doing social media work. I can’t really elaborate but it’s easy work and I’m enjoying it. It feels great to be contributing monetarily again.

Working again is a little weird. Today is only day 4. Nathan doesn’t get it yet. He keeps asking me why I have to work. I tried to explain to him that most days my work will be done while he’s at school. It’s an adjustment for all us. I’m hoping it all works out for the best. It’s only a pilot program right now so I’m hoping the client extends it.

So that’s what is going on in our house right now. What’s new with you?

 

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I love music. John loves music. The wilds have inherited our love. Our playlist is always pretty random. Here’s what we currently have on repeat:

1. Taylor Swift Blank Space – I just can’t get enough of this song.

2. Maroon 5 Animals – The wilds love this song.

3. Charli XCX Boom Clap – I love hearing Logan sing this song.

4. Hozier Take me to Church – There is just something about this song.

5. Gwen Stefani Spark the Fire – This is my current jam. I love everything Gwen does.

What’s on your playlist?

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Saturday night was just what I needed. Girls’ Night out is good for the soul. Torey, a friend of mine, was celebrating her 30th birthday. We started at a Mexican restaurant for dinner. The place was just a few miles from my house. I’ve never eaten there but am sure I will return. Some of the girls were heading downtown after dinner. I was undecided. John told me to go and have a good time.

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I decided to go and am glad I did. We went to a dance club. It has been ages since I have been to a club. It was a blast. It’s a much different vibe when you go to a club as a happily married mother of two then when I’d go with a fake ID. I had fun dancing the night away with all my girlfriends. I even scared away a creeper by telling him I was probably closer to his mom’s age.

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Yesterday was a rough day spent recovering. But it was worth it. I’m blessed to have a great husband who understand that us girls just need to let our hair down every once in awhile. I’ve got my fill for the next few years. Now tonight it’s time to cheer on the Bucks! O H!

What do you do for girls’ night?

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I’m not one for resolutions. I do like to make goals. I like to have something to reference. I like lists. I like marking things off my list. So the beginning of every year I set a couple goals. Nothing crazy, but things I’d like to work on or accomplish.

My theme for this year is going to be organization. I need more of it in every aspect of my life. We are currently going room by room in the house. I’m trying to get the house they way I want it. Then I plan to come up with a system to keep it that way. It will be great for everyone’s sanity. So I guess that’s my first goal – more organization.

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My second goal is to get my fitness back up and running. Literally. I need to add more miles this year. I plan to sign up for more races. We were killing it on the race scene until last year. Now that we are bit more settled here in Virginia it will be easier.

Another goal is to find ways that I can contribute financially to the family. Logan will be going to Kindergarten in the fall. I would love to find a job that I can do from home. I know that is every mother’s wish. I’ll be praying about it and see what comes my way.

I would like to take my writing further this year. It is my true passion. If I could get published somewhere that would be an absolute dream come true. I need to really hunker down and get the words on paper. 

And last but certainly not least I want to continue to strengthen my relationship with God. I need to make more time to be still with Him. I plan to get back to my devotionals. I love reading my Bible and I need to make it more of a priority. 

What are some of your goals for the new year?

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