so what's new with you?

In the midst of playing catch up, it's time for a break and a little bit of pull up a chair with a coffee or whatever and a so what's new with you?
School. That's what new with me. Letty is back to it every day. David is back to it three days a week except we started having him eat lunch at school two days a week.... If I focus too much on that I get weepy. Why we are doing it, what it means for me next year... is his sensitive little soul ready? And then the other day while visiting my Grammy he literally read her an entire book. Cover to cover. Now when I say read I mean he was able to say word for word what was on each page. Whether from memorization (I've only read him the book once) or from deducing the sentence based on what sight words he knows plus the illustrations who cares right!? He read her a story. He also really likes bird watching. And singing a Days of the Week song to the Addams Family theme song.

All this school business of course means I turn the focus to things I can control, such as home decor. I'll probably mix up a little of the stuff in our living room, having already redone the gallery wall in December. Next up though? Is our bedroom. Matt already painted our dark espresso pallet headboard white and now we start painting all the things. Night stands and family heirloom dressers and all! I basically want Liz Marie to just take the wheel here. 

Speaking of the aforementioned paragraph on this past Monday I made Matt go to Ikea with me. Our closest Ikea is about an hour and a half away and I thought it would be a fun little road trip for everyone's last day of break. What does Trump say? WRONG! Huge! WRONG! It was awful! I just wanted all the faux little green plants in all the land (ten to be exact and they are only $3.99!) but it ended up being awful. So many people. So much traffic. So few tables in the two Panera Breads we stopped at. So few parking spaces and it was raining and just no! I won't be doing any sort of thing again on such a day. No sir. 

I've been doing a lot of laundry lately. Like a lot. I used to do it every other day but now it's every single day. Multiple times a day. Something needs to be washed. I am debating doing a wool ball/essential oil thing to remove the whole dryer sheet situation happening. Has anyone actually done this? Does it work? Thoughts?

If you follow me on Instagram and are one to notice flaws you may notice a suspicius black dot ish type thing on my photos... You can see it in the photo above. I'm so agitated by it! What did I do? How do I get rid of it? It appears a new phone is in order. I would love to get a cute but kid friendly case if anyone has any suggestions...

Do you guys do resolutions? I literally never have... but this year I just want to get back to eating normally instead of like the animal I have been the past few weeks. I also am thinking less iPad time for the kids. Locking it down tighter with David's eating (because we still have gotten no where) and also maybe some sort of closet situation over all. It's the smallest room in the house and it was the most crap stuffed into it..... So maybe 2017 is the year of the resolution for Laurie?

And just for fun here are the newest Instagram feeds I've come across that I'm loving right now. Victoria. Katerina. And last but not least Kristi. So many pretty photos in their feeds!

Linking up with Kristen and Gretchen today! Thanks ladies for hosting!

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