July 4th Weekend

Hey, hey friends! I hope everyone had a nice weekend and are recovering from the holiday last week. I spent the past couple days completely unplugged from all things social media… and it was glorious! And, if I’m being perfectly honest, much needed.

Since my job pretty much revolves around social media and being connected, it can be really difficult to step away and basically create business hours. I have no problem with logging-in to post or check messages, but once said viewing falls into the mindless surfing category – or once the results of a post dictate my feelings at the moment – I need to know when to say no!

I’ve been toying with the idea of setting true social media viewing and planning hours for awhile, and I think I’ve finally hit that point of making it a priority. I absolutely don’t want my babies to constantly see their mama with a phone in her hand (although I can’t help wanting to take pictures of my kids!)! I think social media is an incredible, powerful tool that keeps you connected, linked in with community groups (I adore my fellow mommy, blogging, and Beautycounter friends!), and at the forefront of current events. I truly love posting and sharing my life with others, but only if I treat it as what it is: a social tool. It doesn’t matter how many likes I get or how many views I receive, and once I start focusing on that aspect, I have to reevaluate my thoughts and priorities. It’s maybe difficult yet always refreshing to see a change you would like to make – and putting it into action. I am a constant work in progress and have absolutely zero problem admitting that! 🙂

On another note, I wanted to pop in to share photos from our July 4th weekend! Tim was off both Monday and Tuesday, so we were able to have a four day weekend together as a family. We didn’t have a lot of crazy plans, but we did spend a lot of time resting and being outside. It felt like such a nice mid-summer break! I propose that every 4th falls on a Tuesday, and that all businesses are closed both Monday and Tuesday to celebrate. Any other takers?!

Our Independence Day weekend celebration was pretty traditional. We grilled out almost every night, we made Jack his own little water park with an inflatable pool and sprinkler, we ate ice cream, went on walks to the park, did a little shopping, and wore our red, white and blue. To summarize, it was a wonderful staycation with my loves!

July 4 Weekend

July 4 Weekend

July 4 Weekend

July 4 Weekend

July 4 Weekend

July 4 Weekend

And just for fun, look at my baby last year on his first July 4th last year! So so precious!!

Jack's First Fourth of July


  1. Glad you were able to unplug! I have to do the same from time to time – sadly! Looks like you guys had a great 4th, and yessss please make all businesses closed on Monday and Tuesday!
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