Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Five

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday! This week has been quite a long one as Caroline has hit a major sleep regression. We had mastered 5 hour stretches of sleep at night until this week when Caroline has been waking every 2-3 hours and not wanting to settle back down. Sleep deprivation does a number on your emotions after a few days. Thankfully, the weekend means extra help and support with Joe home and my parents visiting. Anyway... since it is Friday, I am sharing five things I am loving this week.

{One} Stay At Home Mom. This week marks the end of my maternity leave and the time that I should be headed back to work. However, I will not be returning to work until August. The timing worked out perfectly with summer break so I will only be missing less than a month of work. I don't know what to expect over these next three months staying home. I hope to learn how to adapt to my new role as I stay home with Caroline. Any tips on how to make the most of my time at home these next three months?

{Two} Gym Time. I have been going to a new gym Burn Bootcamp for the past month. It is an all women gym featuring 45 minute intense workouts. I am loving the variety since the workouts are never the same. I have been taking classes 5 days a week and love having 45 minutes of "me time" each day. 

{Three} Currently Sipping. Caffeine please! I have become quite dependent on my morning coffee buzz. My go to is a basic iced vanilla latte. It is so simple to make at home if you have the ingredients. Starbucks iced vanilla latte: 3 - 4 pumps (teaspoons) vanilla syrup, 1 1/3 cup of milk, Coffee, 3 to 4 ice cubes. 

{Four} Currently Loving. Old Navy Sales. I have never been a huge Old Navy fan. Their clothes always seemed to fit a bit off. But these days, I am always looking for a good deal and could not pass trying them again when a sale popped up.  I snagged a few items for myself and mini me this past week during a 50% off sale. I truly hope they work out as you can't beat the prices! I mean how cute are these matching prints?

{Five} A Look Inside.   One of my favorite posts to write are personal ones that give a little insight into my life. This post last week was so much fun to write and document my daily life with sweet baby girl. You can always follow along with my daily ramblings and lots of baby pictures on Instagram (@ashley_carole) or Snapchat (anm0616).

What are your weekend plans? Any sleep training tips for a tired mom? 

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  1. I love that things timed out so well that you get the extra time at home without having to take it without pay or exhaust all of your leave. The timing worked out perfectly!!

  2. I love all of the mommy/daughter matching outfits that you've found! I've heard so many good things about burn boot camp... just wish there was one in my area to go to!

  3. So happy that you're having some me time during the week and that your timing with work is working out perfectly!! Have a great weekend! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  4. You will have a great summer staying home with baby! Old Navy has some great sales going on right now! Hope you have a nice weekend!


  5. Enjoy your time staying home! It's great it worked out that way!

  6. I loved your day in the life post! and major props for getting back into exercising so soon. Having that me time makes you better at all the rest of the time!

  7. SO fun! Enjoy your time at home - it is a real treat! The gym time is awesome. I try to sneak over to our gym whenever I can! Happy Friday!

  8. Caroline is precious! I got a ton of stuff from ON this year. Lots of pretty spring tops. Happy Friday!

  9. Your sweet girl is too precious! I wasn't a big fan of Old Navy either until I became a mama and now I love it!! Can't beat their sales. How exciting you get to stay home with her all summer! I love being a SAHM! I new at this too and I'm still trying to figure out ways to have fun with my little guy. I see lots of park trips for picnics and trips to the pool in our future! Happy weekend!!

    1. Also, just followed you on snap! (elishakelch) :)

  10. I have been loving Old Navy too! I got my daughter and I the matching prints. Have a great week!

  11. Awww, such sweet pictures of you two! And Old Navy has totally been on point here lately.

    Btw, we'd love it if you linked up with us for H54F tomorrow--the linkup now goes live at 8 am eastern time.


  12. this sucha great blog and really cute kids . keep rocking .
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