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Life Currently {5.3.22}

It’s been a minute since I did a Actual Discuss publish! 

I stated I wasn’t going to let these actual time posts drag me down when life was busy, and clearly issues have been busy. I’m nonetheless catching up from my journey to Washington with Beautycounter, and got here house to a bunch of errands (2x dentist appts, haircuts, and so on.). I hate operating errands as a result of they make my day so inefficient! I feel batching them into one lengthy “errand day” is essentially the most very best. 

Rewinding again a number of weeks….

Tom Tom Competition

A number of weeks in the past Charlottesville celebrated its founder with the Tom Tom Competition. For 2 days our downtown pedestrian mall was a block celebration with occasions, reside music, and open containers allowed (!) Having completed my 10 day quarantine, it was like a rebirth into the group I like.

SO many individuals have been out and about!

Mugs + Smooves!

Sunny Days Forward

The boys picked the coldest day of spring to have a water balloon battle. 

Downtown Shenanigans

That is my new favourite nook of the mall! The hidden fountain is so cool, and each Farmacy and Ooey Gooey Crispy are so good!

Mother and father Staycation

Nona and Grandpa hosted the boys for a sleepover final weekend and we had the WHOLE HOUSE TO OURSELVES! We went out for dinner at Tavola (long-time!!) after which got here house to put in a brand new Simplisafe doorbell – lol. 

We spent the subsequent morning brainstorming methods to alter our home. Extra to return on that quickly!

Walkathon

Cheers to Mazen for operating 27 laps in his faculty’s Walkathon!

Haircut Pleasure

I like it when the boys get trims, and but with their faculty schedules it’s so laborious to seek out the time. Therefore why Mazen’s hair appeared like this lately:

Right here’s the throughout…our compromise was tremendous brief again and tremendous lengthy bangs! 

And the after! 

Birch is subsequent. 

Spring Purchasing

I did some spring buying and am obsessive about these new Lou + Grey Poplin Pants!! Love the material and reduce. They’re additionally 30% off! I additionally purchased these related type pants from Madewell. These are each like a dressier model of the joggers I reside in. 

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Birch On Birch


Pics from Easter {4.19.22}

We had a phenomenal Easter in Charlottesville! The climate was on level (regardless that it sleeted the subsequent day!) and whereas we weren’t feeling all that nice, we did our greatest to have a good time. 

If you happen to missed it on Instagram, each boys got here down with covid signs. They’re each on the mend now, but it surely was a bit rocky for a number of days there. Easter was Mazen’s worst day (he wakened with a fever) and he wasn’t very comfortable about it! 

Basket Hunt

The Easter Bunny wrote them a pleasant be aware and introduced them loads of cheery up goodies. Do you know the EB outlets native at Alakazam? Like it when toy shops are a one-stop store!

As per Youthful household custom, the EB hid their baskets so the boys needed to hunt for them within the morning. Birch’s was within the nook of the visitor room, and Mazen’s was properly hidden behind a body within the basement fire! 

Egg Hunt

Thomas and I stuffed eggs the evening earlier than for an egg hunt in our yard. So unhappy to overlook all the general public ones this 12 months, particularly as a result of egg looking is Birch’s year-round favourite pastime! 

Costume is the Somerset by Anthro by way of my Nuuly subscription and I’m in love with how snug it’s. Pockets too!

Gussie needed to indicate that he hunted for his bone and located it within the tall grass!

We ended the vacation with our favourite household dinner: taco evening! 

Hope you all had a phenomenal weekend! Can’t look forward to extra heat ones to return. 


I’ve Waited A Lengthy Time For This {4.13.22}

What’s well worth the wait? A beautiful day within the mid-80s!!! Lastly we are able to put on shorts and tanks with out feeling chilly. 

What’s not well worth the wait? 

Getting covid. 

Yep, it lastly reached our family. Do I seem like I’ve a fever and physique aches on this pic? Most likely not as a result of sunshine and contemporary air actually helped. Birch and I ate our lunches exterior, picnic type.  

Up to now I’ve been the one one with signs, and it was only one unhealthy day of feeling sick and has was a head chilly. TGF vaccines.

Actually the toughest half has been parenting by means of all of it. Want I might curl up and watch Netflix, however as a substitute I used to be pushing a scooter across the block : /  I’m making an attempt to smile by means of all of it, however not with the ability to relaxation a lot has been actually laborious.

I’m making an attempt to steer clear of Mazen and Thomas as a lot as I can, however you realize you may’t separate a lot from a 3 12 months previous : ) 

We do not know the place I received it. Our greatest guess is consuming inside a restaurant on BHI, both from our server or a droplet within the air. This factor is SO contagious! 

Due to my wonderful mom in legislation for dropping off meals this week <3 Revolutionary Soup + the Adam’s Apple sandwich. 

Birch will probably be out of faculty for a looooong time since he’s not but vaccinated, so we did some portray classes yesterday. He’s very proficient! 

And that’s that.


I Am Ending The Weblog {4.1.22}

Pals, it’s been a extremely beautiful 15 years. However the time has come to shut up store. 

April fools!! 

It’s fool-able as a result of it’s plausible, proper? 15 years!!

To not fear – I’m not going wherever besides… 

We’re heading to Bald Head Island for Spring Break! 

Thomas, Birch and I are heading down this morning for the week. Yep, meaning Mazen is lacking, which is tremendous unhappy as a result of he LOVES BHI! 

Nevertheless he’s going to the one place that may be extra thrilling for an almost-10-year-old: Disneyland! He’s in California with Matt and Katie for the week. 

I can’t wait to listen to what he thinks of my favourite journey there – Indiana Jones. I went with my California cousins proper after it opened within the 90s and it was tremendous cool. 

My First Go to To Disney

We went to Disney World for the primary time once I was in 4th grade. 

Someday round when the style appeared like this:

My favourite Disney World journey is (was) Alien Encounter. I’m devastated that I simply Googled it and it closed in 2003!! I beloved how scary it was to really feel the alien round you at midnight. I additionally love Area Mountain and the E.T. journey over at Common too. (I suppose I actually like house issues!?) And Pirates and Small World. Classics

We went again to Disney once I was in center faculty. 

The style then was extra like this:

Disney Suggestions

We’d like to take each youngsters to Disney World within the subsequent 12 months or so. I get so overwhelmed pondering of all the main points of planning and crowds and price, but it surely’s one thing that we positively need to do. Thomas has by no means been! 

I can’t determine if we need to do a shorter journey and simply skim the floor or go all in, see all of the parks, and keep for per week. I get exhausted simply fascinated with theme parks for greater than two days in a row. Please share your suggestions!

Clearly now we have to take Birch to Pirates of the Caribbean! And I haven’t been to Common since Harry Potter World was constructed – is it as magical because it appears?

This week I’ll be on Island Time

However this 12 months, we’ll be enjoyable by the marsh and hanging out with my dad and mom for the week. 

I’m planning on doing a mid-week weblog publish with some photographs, however in any other case will probably be taking the week off of normal posting. 

Have an incredible spring break!


Actual Discuss { 3.22.22 }

Spring Swing!

I’ve spring issues to share at the moment!

First, my mother’s birthday was Sunday – the primary day of spring! HBD Mother! We’ve been having fun with a number of hotter climate, and I hope it’s right here to remain. 

My favourite days of the 12 months are heat (however not scorching or chilly) days the place we are able to throw open all of the home windows in the home. That’s till it’s so windy that vegetation are blowing over!! #fail

Irish Soda Bread

Additionally my favourite bread of the 12 months from Nice Harvest! I picked up two loaves earlier than St. Patty’s Day and frozen one to have it final past. SO GOOD toasted to a crisp with butter! 

Spring Sports activities

Mazen began golf classes yesterday! Thomas purchased him some new golf equipment to suit his peak since he’s older ones have been a number of years previous.

We aren’t positive if Birch will be capable to use all of Mazen’s previous golf equipment as a result of Birch is left handed! (Like me!) Ought to we train him to golf rightie? Most lefties (like me) are pretty ambidextrous in relation to sports activities, so I feel he might simply study. However we clearly need him to be snug! 

Porch Eating

With hotter climate comes eating exterior and chilly smoothies! Love the Every day Harvest Acai and Cherry (it’s my favourite taste) with granola on prime. Loved within the solar!

Caraway Dwelling + Asparagus

We wanted new sheet pans and I purchased us these baking sheets from Caraway Dwelling for Christmas. This isn’t sponsored! They’re the BEST SHEET PANS EVER. Caked on meals actually wipes off. I purchased one medium and one massive. The big has handles on the aspect that I like for straightforward lifting. They’re severely superior. I hope they keep wanting this good! 

The spring asparagus cooked with roasted potatoes, salmon and an incredible ranchy bitter cream sauce. { All Blue Apron }

Our Little Blue Truck

Birch and I stroll previous our good friend’s home each morning on the best way to high school. He has a blue truck that he makes use of to ship Meals On Wheels. Birch at all times feedback that it’s THE Little Blue Truck. We took our good friend Birch’s guide to learn, and that afternoon he had one thing for Birch – the springtime model of the guide! So candy of him, and Birch was thrilled. 


Actual Discuss { 3.16.22 }

I stated I wasn’t coming again this week, however I’m energized! Popping in to share some pics from our household fishing journey yesterday.

family fishing - Real Talk 3.16.22

I really feel so grateful that 1) We each have jobs that enable us to do issues with the children within the afternoons and a couple of) the climate is lastly getting heat! 

Mazen and Thomas have been satisfied the fish have been nonetheless hibernating (do they try this??)

fishing with family - Real Talk 3.16.22

I used to be satisfied the snakes have been coming OUT of hibernation once we needed to stroll alongside the shoreline to get to the boat! YIKES. I had a extremely scary expertise at a summer season camp once I was younger have been supposedly innocent water snakes have been coming as much as my canoe and attacking it. It was very odd, and I do not know what prompted them to do that. So I made a decision to remain on the dock!

kath on the dock - Real Talk 3.16.22  

Birch was satisfied they’d catch a fish. He was proper! 

fishing with kids - Real Talk 3.16.22

We’re so fortunate to have fisherboys within the household.

dad and sons fishing - Real Talk 3.16.22

We fish on the pond subsequent to Thomas’s dad and mom’ home, so we introduced dinner to cook dinner for them afterwards. I scooted as much as the home to make it whereas the boys completed up. This was a Blue Apron focaccia pizza with Italian sausage and salad on the aspect. It was completely delish!!

Blue Apron focaccia pizza with Italian sausage and salad

Hope you’re having fun with these fast posts!

Birch and dog


New Actual Discuss Collection { 3.15.22 }

I’ve been pondering of including a fourth publish every week the place I simply sit down to put in writing what’s on my thoughts. Identical to within the olden days!

It’s so laborious to imagine I used to publish TWENTY ONE weblog posts per week!

I at all times inform people who it was simple to do as a result of my content material (what I ate) auto generated and I simply wrote fluff round it. Seems folks used to actually love fluff! Do you continue to? 

KERF will probably be 15 this 12 months!

Over the previous 12 months or so, I’ve gotten into a extremely fantastic circulate of working forward. I LOVE working forward.

I feel I’ve shared earlier than that once I was in faculty I might ask for the studying listing over the summer season so I might get a head begin on the stack of books assigned for the course. This meant I had extra flexibility in my semester – principally for play! (nerd alert)

I completely hate procrastination, and I’ve at all times wanted flexibility to reduce nervousness and stress on myself. I don’t work properly below stress. 

The endless weblog calendar has at all times been and love-hate for me. I like creating posts, however I don’t love the sensation of having to create posts without end. Working forward has taken a few of that stress away. 

Working forward on weblog posts has taken a lot of the stress off of my weeks.

My digital assistant, Hillary, and I’ve a content material planning system contained in the productiveness app Asana. We geek out over its group on a regular basis.

For the previous 12 months or so, I’ve been specializing in writing posts which are search engine optimisation optimized and extra “useful” and evergreen subjects that I’m excited to put in writing about don’t require me to put in writing so in the intervening time.

It is a good factor. And the evergreen posts are doing properly, too. 

I’m working a number of weeks forward always. Meaning if Birch is house from faculty, or I in any other case get an interruption in scheduling, or simply want a time without work, that may occur worry-free. 

As you realize I’m nonetheless doing journey and these days recaps as journeys or photograph collections populate. However they appear to be fewer and much between. As a lot as I like working forward, I do miss being within the second. These posts are at all times the simplest and most enjoyable to sort up! 

Actual Discuss Collection

I began to suppose that as well as (not as a substitute of) my common 3 posts per week I might sit down and simply sort up some ideas with a photograph or two and share the day with you all like I did when this weblog was younger. I’ve completely no concept if I’ll like this type or not or if I’ll do it greater than a few times a month. But it surely looks like bridge between evergreen posts and the previous real-time weblog posts that so many beloved over a decade in the past. 

I at all times have one million concepts swirling round, so these posts might deal with a subject of the day or be a spherical up of favorites – actually no matter feels good within the second. 

Toss in a pleasant photograph of breakfast and it’s a blast from the previous! 

I’m making an attempt to do that with out stress. If I really feel like posting I’ll on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday. And if not, that’s cool!

One Lengthy Put up

The final element of this information is that I feel I’m going to stack tidbits on prime of one another and republish the identical publish fairly than having actual discuss after actual discuss posts go up that may be laborious to seek out or muddle up my again finish. I’d delete the oldest one as time passes so there are not more than 5-10 updates on one web page. I hope that is smart!

There’s nothing notably juicy on this publish – simply needed to set the stage for subsequent time so it doesn’t appear so out of the blue!

Again to the longer term!

Greek yogurt bowl with granola, peanut butter, and pears! 

Greek yogurt bowl with granola, peanut butter, and pears! 

What do you concentrate on this concept?



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