leaf chandelier earrings from Blue Nile is:The winner of the
Jen Gebrosky who said "I love their diamond earrings!" and "My favorite thing about being a mom is watching my daughter learn and discover"
Thanks to all that entered to win and have a great weekend!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Mom brain is real right now. I've always been a pretty organized person but lately I've been doing things, forgetting things...things that make me feel like I'm losing my mind.
I've forgotten my laptop at home multiple times, only realizing it when I've gotten to work and went to check my e-mail
I've forgotten my wallet more times than I can count
I've put condiments that belong in the fridge in the cupboards, finding them days later
I've put a bag of frozen peas in the silverware drawer, and found it the next day
and the kicker...
Last Friday I got off the train and walked to the parking lot to get into my car. I couldn't find it. Then I remembered that I drove that day. My car was in a parking ramp downtown Minneapolis. I almost lost it. Almost. Then I called Erik and he was super cool and understanding and calmed me down and thank goodness for him.
I'm sure there are many more examples I'm forgetting.
What is the deal with mom brain? Is it temporary? UH.
I know I'm not the only one...my good friend at work has done the whole "drive to work, forget and take the bus home" scenario multiple times. I mean...there is even a Laughing Cow Cheese commercial about it, isn't there?
Anyway, luckily I haven't dropped the ball on anything important at work and everything I've forgotten or did has been relatively trivial, so that's good. It's still damn annoying.
What is your experience with mom brain? What kinds of crazy things have you done?
Posted by Jenna at 9:13 PM
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother's Day is really special. I love having a day to celebrate my love for my daughter and to share with my mom how much I love her and how awesome she is. Not that we shouldn't do these things everyday. We should and for the most part, I do. The photo above is with my mom. Many people have commented that Juliet and my mom look alike. They adore each other and it is really sweet.
On Mother's Day I get breakfast made for me plus all the dishes get done. Erik made hash browns, pancakes, eggs and bacon. We also had (non-alcoholic) mimosas. Juliet ate a whole pancake! After breakfast Erik and I went to church and then had my family over for lunch. I was hoping we could have a picnic like last year, but it was pretty chilly in MN today, so we kept the party indoors.
We ate artichoke dip, sandwiches, salads, fruit, chips and strawberry angel food cake.
We had a fun time with the family, laughing at toddlers saying funny things and marveling at their cuteness. By the way, Juliet says "get down" now. She picked it up from me always yelling at the cat to "get down!" when he jumps up on the counter and table. She even started wagging her little finger. It's pretty amazing hearing her little toddler voice using multiple words.
Artichoke dip and Juliet with aunt Chris. Let's just say Juliet was not quite Miss Photogenic today.Me and my girlie. I love her so much.
Do you like my earrings in the photo above? Blue Nile sent them to me and also a second pair to giveaway to a reader. They are super cute Leaf Chandelier Earrings in sterling silver. I've worn them a few times in the week I've had them and have gotten a lot of compliments.
How to enter:
- Head over to Blue Nile and leave a comment with your favorite piece of jewelry from their site.
- For a second chance leave another comment with your favorite thing about being a momma or if you aren't a momma leave a comment with your favorite thing about your own mom.
- Eligible to US residents only
The giveaway will end on Thursday at midnight and I'll announce the winner on Friday, May 17th.
Blue Nile is offering 10% discount to my readers, use code momgift13 when you checkout.
Happy Mother's Day to all your mommas out there!!!
Posted by Jenna at 8:55 PM