Meet the Sullivans: This & That

March 20, 2015

This & That

Yay it's the weekend! The weather has been pretty beautiful this week, and I'm hoping it sticks around for the weekend so we can enjoy lots of time outside!

/ one / Sleep has been a struggle this week. Owen's nap is usually about 1 hour these days (so long, glorious 3-hour afternoon naps!), and even with that short nap comes a very difficult bedtime routine that can last two hours. The other option is not letting him nap, which doesn't turn out well either. When he doesn't nap he's cranky and exhausted, and then falls asleep at 6pm on the couch, which results in a very earlier wake time. I guess there just is no happy medium for us right now!

/ two / We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with our families last weekend and it was all sorts of fun! Owen loved the corned beef and had a ball playing kickball with his cousins!

/ three / We're celebrating my friend's birthday this weekend, and while I was browsing around Paper Source for a card I spotted this cute little Push-Pop Confetti popper. Isn't it fun? It's the perfect, festive, little something to tie onto a birthday gift! Style Me Pretty even shares a DIY that shows you how to make your own, but it might be easier to just buy it if you only need one at a time.

/ four / Did you see my posts earlier this week about Streamlining Your Day and 50 Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers and yesterday's that includes a FREE trial from Munchery? Go check 'em out!

/ five / Have you see the Instagram account WomenIRL? It's an account created by Real Simple that features "imperfect moments from ladies everywhere — the truth behind the perfect snapshots." All you have to do to share a photo with them is tag your photos WomenIRL.

We're all too familiar with the "perfect IG photos" of pretty flowers and a cup of coffee that imply a peaceful morning, right? But that's not always what's happening in the background, and I LOVE when people show what's going on behind the scenes! I always get a kick out of Tawnya's posts showing IG v. Real Life!

Happy weekend!

Today I'm linking up with...

Friday Favorites at Momfessionals
Oh, Hey Friday at September F A R M
  High Five for Friday at Bright on a Budget
Friday Favorites at The Diary of a Real Housewife
Five on Friday at Hello! Happiness//A.Liz Adventures//Carolina Charm//The Good Life Blog
Friday Favorites at Housewife Glamour
Friday Favorites at Meet @ the Barre


Amanda Elizabeth said...

Love those IRL pictures! That burnt waffle would so be me!

Christina said...

Sounds like Owen is going through a transition period. :( No naps have happened here for about a week now. Not even quiet time. ._. It sure makes for long days! It may be hard but maybe it is the one hour nap that is making bedtime longer..once he goes through several days of no naps he may adjust and stop falling asleep so early. At least, it's worked for us, my daughter lasts all the way up till bedtime now without a meltdown. Good luck!

rachel said...

Isn't warm weather the best?? I loved your post on streamlining your morning. I so need to be better about that! And how fun are those confetti poppers??

Meg O. said...

Sorry to hear about the sleep struggles with Owen. This too shall pass! Caroline has had a rough week between traveling and croup. I had to hold her for an hour at 2 a.m. last night while she just stared at me. LOL. Also, those confetti poppers are awesome!!

Courtney Spena said...

Lol! WomenIRL sounds like something that is just my speed.

EHayes said...

We are in the same boat with the no nap, but need a nap. It's really on a day to day basis. (virtually) Sending you a glass of wine!

Tif @ Bright on a Budget said...

I'm so following that IG account now. My IG photos are NEVER perfect. I can never get the perfect outfit selfie angle. And if I come close, my arm is awkward or my hair's a wreck.hahaha LOVE IT. Hope Owen's nap/sleep schedule gets worked out soon.

Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!

Sara McCarty said...

So following that IG account! Love it! Sorry to hear little man's not napping well these days. Mac goes back and forth on his naps. I'm not ready for him to give them up, but we were 3 for 7 on naps last week. Very hit or miss these days.

Allison said...

That instagram account is brilliant! I attempted to make a pie recently and it turned out terrible... it was all wrong. I thought about taking a picture and posting it! I wish I had seen that insta account sooner!

Caitlin S. said...

Push pop confetti looks like such a fun time! I may have to get some for my daughter, I feel like she would love it!

Thanks for linking up for H54F!