This is me right now…
Ha! It’s been a great week but a long week, so I’m happy to see Friday!
Tonight is our kids’ school’s family Valentine’s Dance and tomorrow, the big kids have their last basketball games of the season. We’re ready for the weekend over here!
When I did my Sleep Number post on Tuesday, I forgot to mention this one cool part about having a Sleep Number, so I thought I would make it a Friday Favorite (and then I promise to stop talking about mattresses!).
Your Sleep Number Mattress comes with Sleep IQ technology that lets you know how you sleep each night. If you download the app and program it to your bed, then the next morning, on your phone, you can see the quality of your sleep. Basically, this is already changing my life because as you probably already know, I do not get enough sleep…but now, my phone is telling me that every morning. I MUST FIX THIS.
I’m probably never going to give up my early rising, but I should probably be going to bed earlier each night to make up the difference. Looking at my Sleep IQ every morning has started motivating me to make sleeping more of a priority…because my Sleep IQ score is low. Okay, here are my results from this week so you can see what I’m talking about. You are going to laugh and probably scold me for Monday night…so after you read it, please let me explain!
Um, so it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to fall asleep and I only had 2 hours and 31 minutes of restful sleep? What the heck?!?! I had a meeting on Monday night that ran really late, so I rushed home and got into bed as fast as I could (knowing I was already up waaaaay past my bedtime). But what happened? My brain was still going 90 mph from my meeting, so I started tossing and turning thinking to myself “you are going to be so tired in the morning, go to sleep!”, but that only made it worse. I woke up on Tuesday morning and felt terrible then my Sleep IQ app showed me this and it made me laugh out loud. I felt as bad as the score. That night, I really made an effort to get a better night of sleep…
…and it only took me one minute to fall asleep. Bahahahahaha! That made me laugh so hard! I basically passed out that night but as you can see…my restful sleep was much higher and so was my IQ score that night. It was an 80 instead of a 25 like the night before. And then on Wednesday night…
…I did okay too! So, this new little app is making me really conscious about my lack of sleep. Who knows, maybe it will turn me into a 7 or 8 hour a night-er????
Okay, I’m thinking Blogilates is my favorite person on YouTube for workouts. I love her music, I love how upbeat she is and I love her actual workouts too! This week I tried her Abs, Butt and Thighs workout and was so sore the next day! It’s a 30 minute workout which is great because I rarely have more than 30 minutes. If you’ve tried any of her other workouts, let me know which ones are your faves!
So far, I’ve tried:
Blogilates Abs, Butt and Thighs
Fitness Blender No Equipment Upper Body Workout with Cardio Kickboxing Intervals
Yoga By Candace’s Power Yoga
Fitness Blender Cardio & Total Body Workout
Blogilates Total Body Pilates
I need your help with #3 today!
I need some sort of calendar app to use for my family. I will always use an actual calendar to write stuff down in because I prefer paper and just enjoy that process BUT I would also like to use an app on my phone that Andrew can also access that gives us notifications and such. We need a family-style app where we can input everyone’s schedules and keep it all straight. What should I use??? Help!
Another favorite of mine this week is the new Matilda Jane collection for February PLUS the easy new online ordering system. #amen
So, one of the most common questions I get is about my girls’ clothes and the answer is almost always MATILDA JANE. I love it because it wears so well (I wash but don’t dry it), every collection builds on the ones before, so Kensington can still wear leggings from last spring with clothes from this spring because they all kind of just go together, and the outfits are so cute that the girls just look put together even if they’re only wearing a simple top and leggings. Love it! If you’ve ordered before, then you know it’s kind of tricky but as of this month, all you do is go directly to your “Jane’s” own personal site and you can order right there. So simple! Andrea connected me with Kat Kempson (our Jane) years ago and I love supporting this mama of two because she is so sweet and works so hard. If you don’t already have a Jane, you can visit Kat’s website here. Here are my littlest girls in two new outfits from this February collection…
They’re happy about the fun spring prints and colors! MJ is always a favorite of ours!!!
Speaking of fun spring colors, check out my new dress…
Isn’t it fun?!?! I wore it to church the other day and loved it! For the price, I think it’s a very high quality. It’s lined, the fabric is nice and thick (not sheer at all) and I love the tie sleeves on it too…
…aren’t the sleeves cute?!? I wore my coat over it for winter, but I’ll still be wearing it in the summer too (with sandals!). It also comes in a pale pink too but I liked the bold magenta the best 🙂 . My leopard heels are forever old but these are cute too HERE. My watch is HERE and my bracelet is HERE.
And wrapping up my favorites this week…
We started this tradition several years ago and my kiddos look forward to it every Valentine’s Day. To see the full menu, click HERE.