After being enveloped in negativity, today proved to be a great day!
I'm going to write more about it on (never)homemaker, but I put myself on a diet. Well, not really a diet diet, but I did a loose food diary a couple weeks ago and realized my eats had gotten so terribly monotonous. I was also eating a ridiculous number of calories. As I prepare for pregnancy number two, I really want to diversify the foods I'm eating to get the best nutrition and to stabilize my energy.
Day 1? Seriously fantastic. I ate some tasty foods -- and better yet: My energy was incredibly stable all day long. I didn't feel the need to supplement meals with sugary stuff because I got lots of delicious protein, etc. I love taking photos of my daily plates from time to time to marvel at all the healthy stuff on there.
And a lot of this food is frugal + from Aldi!
Today was also the long-awaited girls painting + wine date night! (WHOA!) Obnoxious selfie, but I felt GOOD putting on makeup -- complete with red lipstick -- and heading out in my spring clothes. Yeah. It may have only been 35 degrees, but I already packed away my cold weather stuff in warm weather optimism when the temps were near 80 the other day.
Anyway, we painted!
And drank delicious Asti!
And had fun without our kids!
You may remember I painted at this studio once before. It's always a treat to get out a bit. My friend Aynsley is awesome, and it was so nice to get a chance to chat with her without the usual interruption. (Love those adorable toddlers, but they can make adult conversation difficult.) She even taught me a thing or two about painting.
My issue? I don't know when to STOP! I find little things I want to correct and end up making even bigger "mistakes" -- sigh! I ended up painting sleeves on my girl's dress because I added this weird black lump on her arm. Aynsley finally convinced me to leave it alone.
I'm going to have this picture in Ada's room. It's called simply "girl with balloon" (descriptive, right?) and we call Ada balloon as a nickname (long story!). So, it's perfect. I want to wake her up and show her right now. Or maybe not a good idea. Definitely not a good idea.
Like I said, I've been switching my wardrobe from winter to spring -- and it's glorious. I'm hoping to get a full post up soon about how I've simplified my options by packing away + culling a lot of clothing I don't normally wear. I've weeded my denim collection to these four items (two thrifted, one bought on super sale at Gap Outlet, and one purchased at Target) for the next few months.
Less to choose from = less time spent wondering what to wear. Plus, I tend to favor the same items over and over (and over) again. Makes less laundry, too! My goal is to get my wardrobe down to like 30 (inexpensive, easy to care for) items. I don't know -- it's sort of difficult to imagine having so little clothing, but also incredible liberating.
How many clothing items are in your closet?
Do you, like me, have a goal to cut down on that #?
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