And I surely will not forget about you!
My brain is nearly bursting with blog post ideas for the upcoming year. (My years start in September, you should know that by now. God knew this and blessed us with a baby due at the end of August, it just makes sense!). I'm seriously beyond inspired, but unfortunately my entire life is packed up in boxes so there go all of my creative outlets! We get the keys to our new place tomorrow (TOMORROW) and will be in a whirlwind frenzy of renovations (ripping out carpet, painting walls stark white and laying hardwood), moving, cleaning out our old place, and possibly having a baby (though we are praying that we stick to the original due date of August 30th- at the very earliest!). Also, I am not sure how long internet will take to be set-up in our new home. So for all these reasons, it may be a bit quiet around here. But I will return! With a vengeance (and an overwhelming amount of adorable newborn photos, I am sure).
For your viewing pleasure during my absense, here are some posts that I have LOVED lately from some of my favorite blogs/sites (which I encourage you to get hooked on as well):
Elise's advice to her 22 year old self from the blog Enjoy It. This post caught my eye especially because I am currently the ripe old age of 22, and I wonder what things future me will wish I had told myself . My guess: don't move houses at 9 and a half months pregnant! ;)
Sydney's maternity and family photos that are so jaw-droppingly gorgeous and will absolutely make you want to wear bright red lipstick and own a flower farm.
Lindi's DIY leather bow headbands that she made for her adorable baby girl. I'm very excited to live walking distance from this crafty cat, we'll be getting our DIY on together next year for sure as Lindi will still have a few more months of maternity leave left when I am starting mine!
Be sure to be checking Rogue Utopia's photography website for photos from my most recent maternity photoshoot! My friend Bobbi is the creative genius behind Rogue Utopia and I can't wait to see the images she captured of my baby bump.
At the very top of my wishlist is a Chemex coffee brewer. Check out this awesome post from A Beautiful Mess: chemex brewing 101. I am literally dying to drink coffee again.. I can't tell you how many times I've scrolled through photos of simple cups of rich, black coffee during this pregnancy.
Here's a few iphone images of summer fun:
^^ Enjoying the fruits of the season. Stawberries, raspberries and saskatoons for days! ^^
^^ Soaking up the sunshine and a good book. If you want a really easy and entertaining read, I definitely recommend the Divergent series. ^^
^^ Taking an extra long lunch break to sneak off to the garden with my friend. ^^
^^ Picking peas and wondering where my legs have disappeared to. Atleast I can still see both feet! ^^
^^ Spending time at the river with my curious nephews. The tadpoles were just in the middle of changing into frogs and we saw some at every stage. So cool! ^^
I'm so thankful that we took lots of time to enjoy the summer evenings and weekends outdoors earlier in the summer and soak up the sunshine. We are currently in another heat wave which is making packing and moving rather uncomfortable for this preggo and I just wish I could be cooling off in cool lakes and rivers again. But alas, I am praising the Lord for the air conditioning at work - it's the only thing that helps me get my butt out of bed and to my desk in the morning!
^^ Another perk of working in a fitness center: I borrowed this exercise ball from the gym and, when used in rotation with a heating pad at my chair, is doing wonders for my back! I highly recommend. ^^
Thank you for reading delightfullydomestic's most random post yet :) Have a lovely rest of your August. See you in the 'new year'!