Or maybe more than ten. We’ll see how it goes. So I have some randomness to share, some items more noteworthy than others, and instead of doing different posts on each, I’m going to throw it all together and see what sticks. *And I also added a couple random pictures as well.
Last Friday, the folks at Babble released a Top 50 Parents on Pinterest list. And guess who was on it? Me! In the #8 spot! Very chuffed at the honor, but beyond that, it’s a great collection of others who use Pinterest like I do. They wrote a short bio (without input from me) about each person they featured, and they said, “Cate’s Sweetnicks blog reflects her two main passions in life — her children (Nicholas and Madeline) and food. She’s also one crafty mama, selling her adorable hair barrettes on Etsy.” How sweet are they? I love that, and couldn’t have said it better myself. Whether you’re looking for recipe or decorating inspiration, or want to plan your wedding or find motivational quotes, Pinterest is an awesome resource. Not following me yet? I’m right here. Do check out the others on Babble’s list when you get a minute.
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Thank you to those that checked out the new O’Malley’s Pop Up Shop, and those who did some shopping. Seven items already sold and will be shipping out tomorrow. It might seem like something small to you, but to me, it’s big. Very big. New items listed today.
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Remember my recap on our visit to the Thomas Edison Museum? It got included in a recent DailyBuzz Moms Today’s Top 9 feature on kids and museums, so if you’re looking for fun places to visit (either with or without kids), do check it out. And when I went to grab the Daily Buzz Moms link, I noticed that Today’s Top 9 is “Veg Out,” and includes the Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich I made the other day. Visit the link for more vegetable options to help you take advantage of a new season of produce!
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This morning I came downstairs to find Madeline crouched on the washing machine.
“What are you doing?
Trying to get the lunch boxes down.
“Ok, but I’d rather you just ask instead of climbing onto the washing machine.”
This is how I did it yesterday. I need help getting them, please.
“Ok, here you go.”
And I need helping getting down, please.
She is too much.
And yes, after having Nick watch her, I went to go get my camera. Tuesday, she packed my breakfast and lunch, Nick’s snacks, and her snacks. We are very lucky to be in her world.
She “graduates” from her school in just two weeks. She went to the same school that Nick went to for 2-1/2 years, so this is a final good-bye. Although I’m sad that she’s growing up and is the last baby (I keep telling Mystic I need another one!), she’s ready for a new chapter. She’ll be going to summer camp for a few weeks this summer, and then starting a completely (new to us) school in the Fall. Cue.the.tears.