August has been a fantastic month. I am getting seven consecutive hours of sleep almost every single night. Clint is really beginning to engage with people and his surroundings, though his oversized head makes tummy time rough! Poor guy. This month has been great in other areas as well, I’ve found an addicting new podcast and have been able to savor some relaxing moments with a glass of wine or a new Netflix series. Here’s my monthly roundup!
My Favorite Murder – This podcast is amazing. Let me provide you with some full disclosure, I have always been drawn to shows about murder. I was all about forensics before it was cool, Snapped marathons are my preferred Sunday entertainment, and Investigation Discovery has some of my favorite shows. That being said, I obviously know a good deal about a certain number of murders. The hosts of My Favorite Murder discuss murders from all areas and time periods, though mostly more recent ones. One thing I particularly enjoy is how the two host format allows for clarification and feedback on the topic at hand. For example, sometimes I’ll be listening and get confused about the details or situations and the other host often asks to the point questions to help clarify. I will say, I only listen to this podcast in broad daylight. It can give you the creeps!
Pomegranate Lemonade Candle – We loooove lemon scented home items. The citrus is almost like an easy cheat to make your home smell instantly better. This candle scent, from Bath and Body Works, is the perfect summer scent. The pomegranate isn’t too fruity and overwhelming, and the lemon isn’t too Lysol astringent smelling. B&BW seems to have very frequent candle sales so take advantage when the price goes down!
May Designs Health and Fitness Notebook – The downside of having a baby in the summer means you spend that summer rocking your baby weight. When it comes to health, I am not a huge fan of counting calories and obsessing. This notebook is not only really cute but to write things down helps me to track what I eat and reflect on my daily habits. Like maybe I shouldn’t have had ice cream twice in one day, regardless of the heat! It’s less guilt inducing than, say, a calorie counting app or public accountability group. My baby weight may be coming off much more slowly than I prefer, however I know I will get there before too long.
Evernote and Reminders on iPhone – You know what’s worse than pregnancy brain? Mommy brain. It’s a thing. I remember nothing, time seems to fuse together, and if it’s not written down, it doesn’t get done. Luckily I have been obsessed with lists long before the Instagram super cute stationary trend. I have a great planner that I love and use daily, but I can’t carry it all around the house with me and if I don’t check it often, the small things don’t get done. Enter annoying, beeping reminders. Whether it’s a medication reminder or a note that pops up when I arrive at a certain location, I have really been relying on my apps this month.
Marcella – Ironically, I heard about this show on an episode of My Favorite Murder. Considering Clint has had a few days on continuous nursing that leaves me stranded on the couch, I was able to make my way through the first season of Marcella in a few days. If you’re into any type of crime drama, check it out. Marcella tackles loss, mental disorders, and murder in interesting ways. Honestly, it can at times be frustrating and I was left wanting to yell at the screen for her to get it together or just do what I was telling her to do! All in all, totally recommend it.
That’s my August round up. I think I came across a few real gems this month! As things even out here at home, I look forward to posting more. We’ll talk soon!