July Giveaways in celebration of my Birthday!

Thursday, June 30, 2011
I turn the big 3-0 in July and in celebration of that, my blog will be hosting a couple giveaways. Make sure you are following and stay tuned, first giveaway coming up after the 4th!


I Pin! Do You?!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I (like everyone else & their mama) am addicted to Pinterest! I am new to it but I just love it! One place to store all the things that I come across that inpire me! No more having to take up space in my hard drive! No morre making that favorite list longer! I heart U Pinterest. Come see the cool stuff I've come across lately. Also, I'd love to follow you so send me your profile.
If you are new to pinterest and need an invite, comment in the box below - I have several left.

see you there!

it starts early

Have I mentioned my husband has a shoe obsession, yeah I came home and he putting his shoes next to aaron's. Aaron already has a nice little collection that will hopefully be passed on to baby #2. :)

My mornings

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cute gap outfit, that is still too big on my skinny guy.

and my weekend was perfect. I had a couple hours to myself on Sunday and I kept it simple. I went to Trader Joes for pretty flowers and soap! :)

Am I ready for baby #2?

Friday, June 24, 2011
When I see things like this? I think YES I AM!!!! I can't wait until we have a baby girl. There are so many cute things out there for little girls, unfortunately that isn't the case for boys grrr.

In all honesty, we're not quite ready for baby #2 yet but I can at least start my must have list for when Leah comes (yes, I already know my future baby girl's name, hehe)

Shoes by Joyfolie.
Image source.

MY best shot

Thursday, June 23, 2011
I bought a canon rebel last summer because I wanted to take great photos of my child growing up, I am lucky that my friend Mary Kate, has been teaching me a lot and it is a really fun hobby to have.

I love Paper Mama's site, great inspiration to get you going if you are new to the photography world. Since I have been noticing that I am getting better & better, I thought I would enter one of her competitions, I thought eh why not?!

Here is my best shot of Aaron at his first birthday party! I love this shot, Aaron was trying to take his mask off & I took about 20 pictures of him in a 2-3 minute span trying to get just one good shot of his mask. I also unknowingly followed the rule of thirds. Great shot, huh?

Hope we win!

The Paper Mama

A Day in the Life of a Full Time Working Mama Pt. II

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
So yesterday I posted about what our weekday's look like, but I lied! I wish it went that smooth!!
My morning today went like this:

6:45: I wake up
6:50: Aaron wakes up
7:00: I leave Aaron on his chair while I go take a quick shower
7:05: Aaron sees the bathroom door open and gets excited, he comes in & starts dumping all his toys in the bath tub while I'm in the shower!
7:15: I don't have time to get his toys out of the shower, so I just go get ready.
7:55: Managed to get myself AAANND Aaron dressed! I get his diaper bag ready!
8:00: I try to leave the House but Thomas comes on and Aaron screams that I dared take Thomas away.
8:05: Turn the TV off and head out the door, get stuck in traffic. lovely. Drop Aaron of @ my mom's.
8:40: Arrive at metro station:
9:30: arrive to work, 30 minutes late. bahumbug!

I don't even remember if I turned out all the lights in my apartment when I left this morning! lol

A Day in the Life of a Full Time Working Mama

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wow, it's been a while since I last blogged. Let's see between working full time, house hunting and spending time with my little family I have been busy! But I am not complaining, I have been productive!  The past month, I have done a little spring cleaning and have gotten rid of a lot of items in my home. I gave away lots of baby items and set aside items I want to sell. We also got our carpets cleaned & I got down on my knees to clean those baseboard! The old me would never have done that, but the momma me, the wife me - was happy to get on my knees to clean our home for my family to enjoy.

My busy schedule is pretty much like any working mom's, but I wanted to share with you anyway. Here is a glimpse of a what a work week looks like for us:

Hubby gets up super early and is out of the house by 6:20am.

6:30 a.m.- I get up and start getting ready before Aaron wakes up. Shower, hair etc...
7:00 a.m.- wake up Aaron and give him about a thousand kisses, sing good morning songs to him  while changing his diaper. Then I take him in the living room, sit him on his little chair while he drinks his bottle & watches The Wiggles. While he's doing that I finish getting ready.
7:20 a.m.- Get Aaron dressed, get his diaper bag ready and then Aaron gets to play a bit.
7:50 a.m.- I try to be out the house by his time to take Aaron to my mom's and leave to work.
8:20 a.m.- Get on the train and head to work. The train ride is where I catch up on my reading. I love kindle! It's also where my frustration lies! Shout out to WMATA!
9:00 a.m.- 10: a.m.: once at work, I reply to emails and phone calls and get ready for meetings in the day.
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: I work for a small non profit that advocates for women's choice in childbirth, I am currently working on some social media & SEO projects, I take this time to check in with colleagues, check my google alerts etc...

NOON: LUNCH & call to say hi to Aaron.

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.:
Meetings & web updates. Did I mention I'm also the webmaster at my job. In the non-profit world you wear a lot of hats.
5:00 p.m.: I head home. I used to stay late almost daily but now that I am a mom, I can't wait to see the little guy!
6:00 p.m. - arrive at metro stop and head to get Aaron.
Hubby is usually home by now and helps me tremendously by doing the dishes, laundry if there is any and getting bottles ready for Aaron!!!! <3
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.- I arrive home and start dinner. I really hate getting home so late because after dinner there isn't much time left to be with Aaron during the week. 
8:00-8:45 p.m.- After dinner this is the time we have with Aaron to play, read to him and bath him or even go out for a little walk.
9:00 p.m - bed time for the little guy, he falls asleep on my chest every night. This I won't give up cause I love it!
9:00 -11:00 pm- straighten up around the house, have time with my husband and catch up on shows.
11:00 pm: I'm done! I go to sleep and get my rest for the grind tomorrow.

I am lucky that my bosses are pretty awesome, If there are days where I need to change my hours or work from home, they work with me. It helps that they are mothers also! I do long to be a say at home mom, it's just not in the cards for us right now, maybe in a couple years, they are things we want to do first like buy a home, get out of debt and I'd like to go back to school.

Well that is mostly what my day's look like, If I am M.I.A, I guess you now have an idea why. :)

Working mama's out there, do you have any time management tips for me? I'd love to hear them!

image source: examiner

Are there any FT working mommy bloggers out there?

Friday, June 10, 2011
If so, I want to talk to you! How do you keep up with working FT, taking care of your house and blogging everyday!? I can't seem to find the time to keep up.

I'd really like to talk to FT working mommy bloggers so I can share with my bloggers how you super mommy's do it all!

email me at asilveira08 at gmail dot com. Would love to hear from you!


Women of the Word Online Bible Study Group

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Good Morning!! Hope the long weekend was relaxing for all. I wanted to pop in and tell you all about an online bible study a friend & I started recently called Women of the Word.

We are both Full time working mama's and lead busy lives starting our careers and taking care of our homes, we realized with so much going on we really haven't put God first in our lives and decided to be each other's support system. We also knew there were ladies out there just like us, that get caught up with daily routines that sometimes the most important things are forgotten, so we invited our friends and the group is growing. If you'd like to join, let me know we'd love to have you!

We are kicking off the month of June with the Book of Proverbs, today's reading is Proverbs 1.
Hope to see a couple of you join us!


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