This past weekend was a good one! It actually was SUNNY and WARM on Sunday- heaven!!! And now basically I’m ready for Spring. That’s it. Doesn’t take much. ;)
Got this super cute mesh tank from my January Wantable box! I do the fitness edit, and it’s like Christmas every month. SO fun! You can check it all out here and
Saturday morning was slowwwwww and sweet. I woke up to Sophie’s little pitter patter of feet walking over to my side of the bed and smiling at me then quickly (and very sternly) demanding “Up, peese!” So up she went, OBVIOUSLY, and then shortly after, Sam made his way into our bed too and the cartoons somehow magically got turned on and we stayed like that, snuggled up in bed for quite some time. Goodness was that nice. I never wanted to leave. :) BUT the playground was calling, so we went.
I’ve gotten a ton of questions about how I make my coffee, after sharing a little video of my frothy goodness on IG stories. :) SO. GUYS. How to make FANCY coffee at home… I use my beloved Nespresso! ALWAYS get the Nespresso brand pods (we tried the off brand and they’re just not as good) and I usually do two shots (one if I’m not crazy tired…. so yeah, I do two shots…), I get my milk nice and frothy using THIS bad boy (a Christmas gift from my daddio- thanks Dad!) and I use Silk almond milk and it froths up nicely. :) Regular cow’s milk froths up a lot better though. Add some cinnamon on top and a drizzle of simple syrup (if we have any- Zack just makes it and it’s super, you guess it, simple ;) just heat equal parts water and sugar on the stove until just before boiling (DO NOT let it boil!) and then let cool and store in the fridge.
ET VOILA! Fancy coffee, homemade style. And you’re in luck, because our Nespresso/ frother combo are on SALE right now! Shop them HERE!
We went to church on Sunday, and the kids were really not at all into taking pictures, but you know in true “Mom Life” fashion, I just smiled through it. Of course they had the best time and got candy after (their fave, duh) so all was right in the world. Just pausing for photos wasn’t really on their list of “wants” for the day. It’s fine. Really.
Kind of obsessed with my new bag, too. I’ve had my eye on it for aaaages and Zack surprised me with it. Needless to say, you’ll be seeing this one a lot around these parts. ;)
I haven’t talked about the Bachelor yet this season, but I HAVE SOME THOUGHTS. Oh, do I.
1. Arie is SO BORING. Tell me I’m not alone in this. I literally just find myself spacing out and scrolling through Insta while “watching” the Bachelor this season! GAH!
2. I don’t really LIKE Arie. Every season it’s the same thoughts about REALLY? All of these girls/guys are just CRAZY over-the-moon into this one person??! It’s SO far-fetched and eye-roll-inducing, every time, but ESPECIALLY this time because honestly? He isn’t much of a catch. He’s just kind of awkward and goofy but not even like an endearing goofy, just.. blah. His conversations are never interesting, with any of them. I don’t know. Not into him.
3. The girls are, for the most part, SO MUCH younger than him! Like he’s 36. And the majority of the contestants are in their early 20s? Why couldn’t they have chosen a good chunk at least that are closer to his age? It’s just common sense. Now, don’t call me agist- my great grandma was 20 years younger than my great grandpa (her husband). And they were madly in love. It is possible!! But in this Bachelor environment, I’m just calling B.S. I don’t know. It’s just dumb.
See? I told you I had thoughts.
Plus, one of my favorites already got kicked off, and now I don’t know if I like any of them? I like Tia, but I know she won’t “win” (but really, she’s the winner if you ask me haha!) so yeah. Just sticking around for the crazy. Of which I hope there is a lot. As usual.
Also, remember when we used to do Man Quotes? If you’ve been a longtime reader, you’ll remember. They were SO fun and hilarious! I kinda miss them. :)
Okay, ENOUGH of that. But really, if you have thoughts of your own- even just like YES GIRL I AGREE, leave them in the comments! I could talk Bachelor foreverrrrr.
Have a great day friends!!!
Completely agree! He is boring , and the drama with Krystal is just for entertainment value. I really hope Toa wins, but it rarely goes the way I want. Lol.
Haha yeah it pretty much never goes the way I want it to, either.. Siiiigh.
I’m waiting for the spring too! Extremely cute photos, Katie!
Aw thank you!! :)
confession: this is the very first time i’ve actually watched the bachelor and yes, Arie is BORING! i hope all the seasons weren’t like this?! lol
Haha! FIRST TIME?! You should get an award for that. And NO, I promise, they were NOT all like this!!!
Oh girl, I gave up after episode #2. My husband and I started episode 3 and about 20 minutes into it hubby goes, “It’s just not interesting this season…wanna watch something else?” and we haven’t gone back. I remember Arie from Emily’s season and I didn’t even like him THEN, let alone now! I’m surviving off This is Us until Dancing with the Stars comes back on.
Bahahah that’s hilarious. Probs should’ve done the same. I just can’t quit it though. No matter how bad it gets. I mean, if I stuck around through Juan Pablo’s season, there is NO getting rid of me!!! ;)
Also, YES, This Is Us is the best. And I’m excited for Dancing too.
I watched literally half of the first episode of the Bachelor this season and promptly quit watching. It was just too boring and I agree about the women being too young for him. I might jump back in when it gets down to the final 4 or something but we’ll see.
Yeah, I probably should have done that too. It’s basically just torture trying to sit through these painfully boring dates!! At least Krystal is crazy and therefore entertaining haha
Oh my goodness, I was trying to figure out what was the deal with Arie and you nailed it. He is boring which is really unfortunate. I used to watch his dad race and loved it. I thought he was so handsome. When I heard Arie Jr. was going to be the next Bachelor, I was so excited. To be honest, I have not watched he Bachelor in about 5 + years because they never pick the person I really like and it became so frustrating to me. If they would just consult with me, they would pick the right person and live happily ever after…. ha. At least I think so… :)
I think they have hired Krystal to be on the show. I CANNOT believe someone is actually like that. She is a nutball and he is even nuttier for keeping her. Which makes me think they do it for the ratings…… Which makes me think this whole thing is a sham. Very disheartening… I enjoy hearing your thoughts on the show and I miss the MAN QUOTES! Oh how life changes when you have children. I love your blog! You have a sweet family.
Yeah, TOTALLY agree with you- if they would ONLY consult with us!!! WE know!!! ;) Super disappointed in Arie too. I liked him in Emily’s season! He just seems so different now. Ugh. And yes I agree- they are keeping Krystal for the CRAZY, which is fine by me because honestly it’s the only entertaining part… And you’re so sweet for remembering Man Quotes!! Ha! Maybe I’ll reprise it for an episode. If only they were good enough for it ha
okay, so i think arie is kinda boring too, but my bachelor watching buddy is OBSESSED with him. it’s highly entertaining and makes me more invested since she just thinks everything he does is the bees knees.
i will say, i LOVE the group dates this season!! normally i hate group dates and they are always absolutely horrifying from an introvert’s perspective (eg, stand up comedy), but omg i was dying during the demolition derby, and also giggling nonstop when they were all lost in the woods while orienteering. is it just me?! also – the dog tricks, where the dogs didn’t do anything they said? i love naughty dogs and girls pummeling each other with junk cars. what can i say?
oh and i love tia. she’s like raven’s twin, which is a good thing, obvi.
i kind of love the nanny too – i mean, not for him, but just in general. i like how she doesn’t need him and tells him that, and calls him on his shit. gotta love the confidence and non-desperation of 22 years olds :)
Hahaha yeah the group dates have been pretty great- like ACTUAL dates that I would totally go on! The stand up ones are always absolutely mortifying/awful. Yep, Tia is literally Raven’s twin. Big fan over here too! And you’re right- the nanny is definitely not desperate which is a good thing!! Most of the other girls on the other hand…. Not so much.
I think Arie’s pretty cute (that salt & pepper is pretty good on him lol)….but seriously sooooo boring! Krystal & Chelsea = totally nutty. Tia’s probably my favorite cause she’s funny, but all the others, I can barely remember their names.
That Nespresso machine = need to have! I’ve got a bad Diet Coke addiction that I’m trying to kill and espresso is soooo much better than regular coffee
It’s hilarious, literally every episode there is a girl that will start talking to the camera and we’ll both be like WHO IS THAT?! And yessss the Nespresso machine is a MUST HAVE. Serious life changer.
He’s a total dud! I liked him at first and thought he had some potential but not so much! I like a couple of the girls. Basically, I watch it because it makes me feel a whole lot better about myself and grateful for my little family! And let’s be honest, I like the crazy! #glamshaming
Haha I TOTALLY love the crazy, too!! And glam shaming was hilarious. “I love glam! I would never glam shame!!”
I soo agree, and yet I just keep watching! Just lacks so much & have you noticed how many times he says “I love that” to every toast and everything everyone says!!! or ” that’s what I love that about you” like how do you even love anything!?! But like I said I just keep watching… I’m pulling for Tia or Becca ( but not the 22yo Becca).
Also just wondering if you and the husband have watched 9-1-1? It is new so only 4 episodes, but soo good. Try it! Okay, have a good day ♡
Annie @ ANNIE GETCHA RUN
I’m with ya on the bachelor rants. I do not like Arie at all. I don’t even find him that attractive. Possibly because his personality lacks any flavor. Monday he said when he’s driving he wears a completely different persona. I was like, hmmm is that guy interesting at least? HAHA
MAN QUOTES! Please bring them back! It’s why I first started watching The Bachelor. :)
Thanks for sharing this! All the best!