You know my love for Amazon Prime. Well today is Cyber Monday and I’m rounding up my favorite Amazon deals to share with you. Happy shopping!
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Toys and Games
Magformers – These magnetic tiles were recommended to me from a friend a few years ago and they are a main staple in our toy box that all ages enjoy. They offer endless creative play. When not building with them, my kids like to scatter them along the floor and go “fishing” for them with something metal. They are pricey, but worth it. Today most sets are marked down, some almost half off the regular price.
I was cuddling with Stella last night in between birthday parties and I held her and told her the story of the day she was born with tears in my eyes. You know those moments in your life that you can recall so clearly? The details are firmly etched in my heart, I can be transported right back to that day.
The day she was born, the air had a charge in it and it was unusually warm. I remember in between contractions looking out the window at the leaves floating down from the trees and the sun peaking through rain clouds. Looking back, my labor with her was the perfect foreshadowing of what was to come – intense and fast; emotional. But there was a peace in the room as I delivered her too. All the anticipation for her made the moment so much sweeter. I am now surprisingly grateful for the struggle of infertility – the hard reality of conversations with specialists, the miscarriages and the lows I felt during all the unknown. Because when were given the gift of Stella, I held on to her much tighter. I knew the plan for our family was unfolding just as it was supposed to.
I love Jesus. I proudly accept the invitation to be a daughter of the King. But can I confess something? I cringe a bit every time I hear someone say “God’s in charge.”
Lately the world, and my little world, has been all too heavy. That’s the only word that I can use to justly describe the stress, pain and sadness playing out around me. Heavy. Like those thick plastic blankets they put over you before you get an X-ray. It’s harder to get up and at ’em when your soul is being weighed down.
Why hello! It’s been a while since I’ve ordered a Stitch Fix box and done a review. We moved and it was so relaxing. ::insert eye roll:: It forced me to touch everything we own (yikes – where does all the stuff come from?). I did some serious purging of my closet and decided I didn’t really need anything new for the summer.
Fall is another story, and I had to have another fashion fix. I requested a pair of jeans, some layering pieces and some casual sneakers from my stylist. I should note that this box came at the perfect time, on the day that I needed it most. The Stitch Fix Gods were looking out for this haggard mama who needed to feel like an adult again and get out of workout clothes.