What We’ve Been Up To – March Update

It’s March, how did that happen? It feels like I just finished Blogmas and now it’s our little man’s birthday month already. Time for a little March update on what our fam-jam has been up to!

If I’m being honest with my readers, which I strive to be, I’ve been slacking in the content department. Luckily, I planned really well at the beginning of February which meant that most of March was covered. However, now I’m in a funky place of needing to kick my own self in the butt. It’s not that I don’t want to write, I’ve just been taking more me time.

Okay, that sounds like an excuse. And it kind of is. But here’s what your little fam jam has been up to!

If you didn’t already download it, please, please, please, download Babies vs Parents!

It’s something I had been working on for awhile and am so excited to have launched for you all this month!

Hubby is learning to drive

Actually, he got his learner’s on our anniversary last summer. So I’ve been schooling him on it whenever we can get my mom to look after the little man on weekends. Yes, he’s in his 30’s and just now learning to drive. He didn’t have the need for it when we were out west, and when he was younger he didn’t feel the need. But now, with a family, and a car in his name, it’s time.

Honestly, he’s doing amazing and I couldn’t feel safer in the passenger seat. I can’t wait for our first road trip that I can just hang out and relax rather than being the only driver.

Seriously. That coastline though.

Running season has started

Another point about the hubby, a theme I’m sure. Joking!

So, as you may or may not know, my husband is a runner. I’m not talking a casual jog around the block, I’m talking marathons, races, all that stuff. His first race of the season was the Frostbite 5 Miler, and the name held up to the hype. The first race of the season means spring is coming. As far as I’m concerned!

Actifry addiction

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My newest kitchen device has taken over our lives. No joke. My mom bought a T-fal Actifry, which had been sitting in her car for awhile. Well, now it proudly sits in my kitchen.

Honestly, this thing is a dream.

It’s like if you took a convection oven, and added a moving component to the mix, with a bit of fryer crispness. However, unlike a deep fryer, which you will never, ever see in our kitchen, the Actifry uses one tablespoon of oil. One tablespoon folks. It’s pretty amazing. I’ll be sure to share some of my creations with you soon! Below are spicy, crunchy chickpeas in the making. Yum!

Telegram loops are taking over

Okay, this, admittedly, is one of the reasons why I’ve been fairly MIA on the blog. Telegram loops, or rather, Instagram loops. You know you’ve seen them. I started hosting a few loops, and it’s a lot more work than I thought it’d be. But let me tell you, if you’re a blogger, trying to get a following going, it’s a great thing to try out.

I’m working on a guide on how to start your own, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

For now, if you’d like to join in on any of mine, check out the links below:

(make sure you have Telegram downloaded)

I’m knitting, grandma style

Okay, so this is totally random.

I was dropping the hubby off at work one day when I saw a couple walking down the street. The girl had one of those toques on with a ponytail hole in it. Next thing I knew, I was in the knitting aisle at Walmart. Now I’m 1/3 of the way through a blanket. That escalated quickly.

It’s actually really peaceful, and relaxing! The pattern I am currently following-ish is this simple striped knit blanket.

Check out how it’s coming along!

Sunday walks

The winter wasn’t too much of a winter if you ask me. When I think of Halifax in the winter I think of mountains of snow everywhere, snow days and well, a hell of a lot of that white stuff. This year has been exceptional. The province as a whole hasn’t received very much, which on one hand is good, but it really makes you think about global warming.

Another bright side of not much snow means that we’ve been able to go out for family walks. We’ve been making a point to go out on Sunday’s, which is the only day Geoff and I are off of work together. Sunday’s are filled with, the hubby going for a long run, me getting in some blogging time, and us having a family walk. It’s a nice balance for us all!


Family sickness

The end of February/beginning of March brought a ton of stress into our lives. My dad was borderline dealing with pneumonia, and then my mom got sick.

With me starting my new job, and hubby working an hourly job, it was a brutal week and a half. Luckily, my work understood and worked with me not being able to be there for a tiny bit. Same with Geoff’s work. Why did it affect our home so much? Well, my mom is my son’s primary care when hubby and I are working. So when both her and dad got sick at the somewhat same time, it meant we had no one for Mr. P.

Really got me to thinking that we need to start looking for some emergency care for him. But everyone is healthy now and doing well! So fingers crossed that was the last sickness of the season.

Peyton’s second birthday

Our baby is turning two! Insert uber crying sad emoji face times one billion here.

The hashtag #staylittle has never been so true in our home. This little man has changed our lives so much and for the better. He’s crazy, funny, loving and so damn smart that half the time I sit there amazed at what comes out of his mouth.

Next weekend my in-laws and one of my sister-in-law’s will be coming up to celebrate the little man’s birthday at my parents’ place with us and family.

We’re doing a Paw Patrol theme, obviously.

What has March been like so far for your family? Have a blog update? Drop it below in the comments!


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