Thoughts For Friday + The Pick: Week 25

Friday, June 26, 2015
For awhile now I've been trying to come up with a new post idea for my Fridays. I loved recapping my week in favorites, but felt that I was sharing repeats of my Instagram photos instead of original content. I thought about recapping my week, but that didn't feel quite right either. I'm still working through what I want my Friday posts to look like. So I'm testing out this new idea, Thoughts For Friday. Kind of a way to put up my thoughts and experiences from the week that I don't necessarily share on any other social media platforms. I find that I stumble across a lot of things in a week's span that I might want to share. So I'm going to give it a go. We'll see if it works....and it might, but it might not. As a blog reader what would you like to see?? Is there something you want more or maybe less of?? I'd love your feedback as I transition into a different Friday posting schedule! 


>> SWOONING << Fall has been on the brain like crazy. It all started when I craved the scent of a pumpkin candle a couple of weekends ago. Because I'm pregnant, and it's the little things right now, I caved immediately and pulled a pumpkin candle out, lit it, and fell in love with fall all over again. Now it's on my brain non-stop. As in, I've had at least 4 caramel apple spice drinks from Starbucks in a week and a half span. That cider is like heaven and I am overjoyed that they serve it year round! Now I know what you all must be thinking....summer just officially started! Know that I'm not rushing summer away. I'm just eagerly anticipating fall and all its fabulousness :) And it didn't help that I went through all of last year's blog posts from the fall months...

>> PONDERING << For the past couple of weeks I've been going back and forth with myself about growing my hair back out or maintaining it short for a bit longer. I was having a really hard time deciding. On the one side, I have never maintained short hair and I broke that habit this go around so maybe I should go a while longer with short hair?! On the other side, I'm missing my long locks and the flexibility of hairstyles that came with it. But, then I am reminded that come December, after the baby is here, I wills start to lose my hair. So is short hair better after all?? For now, I've voted to grow it out. It will take some time for that to happen, and if I decide to chop it in the meantime, then so be it! Mamas out there, what is your opinion on hair length postpartum?

>> FEELING << Like I mentioned, I went through my blog archives and reminisced about the fall goodness in my posts from August through November of last year. That got me thinking about how this blog has been a virtual scrapbook of our life over the last two and half years. And how our children will one day be able to look at this blog and see their parents and who they were/what they did before they knew us. It feels really special in a very sappy kind of way.

>> PLANNING << Speaking of virtual scrapbooks, I've decided I want to print my blog every couple of years. As in turn it into a book. I'm researching my options right now and I'll let you know what I find out. If you've ever done this and have suggestions, I'd love to hear!

>> CATCHING UP << I didn't forget to let you know about the Hour by Hour link-up!! I've been trying to figure out when the best time to plan it would be! Thanks for your input on it! Let's shoot for the second Monday of every month to share our weekends by the hour. That would make our first one on July 13th, the second one on August 10th, the 3rd on September 14th, and so on! I'm really looking forward to seeing all of your posts; it's such a fun insight into real life! And I know I love seeing other's realities!

And that's my first go for thoughts this Friday. We'll see if this is something I keep and how it will transform if I do! I hope you all have a very lovely weekend! We've got a great weekend planned, which includes some traveling and meeting a blog friend for the first time!

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6 comments on "Thoughts For Friday + The Pick: Week 25"
  1. I grew my hair out and loved it being long. Then I had my baby and about three months postpartum lots of it starting falling out so I chopped it! I love having short hair now because I feel like it's easier to maintain and my child can't pull it as easily!

  2. I also struggle with the Friday content. I liked where you went today. I need to brainstorm some more too! I also wrote a post a few weeks ago about my blog book. But I linked to it in today's post. I've been happy with blog2print and just received my 6th book!
    have a great wknd!

  3. OMG fall!!!! My husband came home the other day with pumpkin spice latte flavoring - it's necessary all year long, right? As for hair, I had SUPER long hair when I had my first ... kept it long ... then (this is super gross), #2 was a big "spit upper" and my hair always was getting spit up in it (hot!) so I chopped it off and love it! I'd say to not cut too short so you can't whip into a bun or pony-tail, but whatever's easiest to maintain and looks best unshowered is ideal ;) However, you're cute no matter what!! xo

  4. I love your idea for a Friday post! And I'm super excited about the hour-by-hour linkup. You are so creative!!

  5. My hair was the longest it had ever been when I had my son last May. My advice to you is to grow it out during this pregnancy journey. The prenatal vitamins will make it so shiny, healthy, and strong! Then chop it when you want to once baby Hill is here. I chopped my hair a month after my son was born because he always had it in a death grip! Then it started falling out like crazy anyway. :o). So enjoy growing it out while you grow that baby!


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