Emily Tucker

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Weekly things on my mind.

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Still lusting after this. 

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#foodgoals right there. I have the urge to replicate & just stare at this for hours.

Everything Apologia church & their different ministries put out is wonderful but now that they are in the nighttime "TV" realm they've become even better. It's not easy to be funny, God honoring plus earnestly call people out in one show. 

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I've been very hesitant to jump fully on the essential oil bandwagon.. I only have a couple roll-ons that I got at Target for use on kids, which I love btw but I really love the way scent can effect my mood. These don't officially launch until next month but I'm thinking I want them all. A Beautiful Mess/Oui Fresh also have a new natural beauty box & other items launching this Fall. 

We just finished season 1 of Westworld! Soooo I normally hate AI movies, etc. but this is so different and a creepy wonderfulness. Plus such a killer cast, pun intended. I have a love/hate with HBO shows but this one was worth it. 

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Crack in soup form. Our whole family devours and loves this stuff. Make it now. 

monthly wrap-up & goals

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this month:

july was crazy, busy, relaxing, stressful and wonderful. all at the same time but feeling so much peace and joy. leaving the bay area was by far the hardest and I think best decision we've ever made. it hurts our hearts to leave the area we were born & raised in but we are already making strides of progress and having tons of fun here. the pace of life is slower & simultaneously kinder than the bay. we have already spent time with my cousins twice this month, my mom came two weekends, we had our first date night, I had a ladies night in, and we attended a church that was enjoyed by the whole family. still sort of midway through unpacking & decorating. have to make an enjoyable/dreaded Ikea trip to hopefully finish up our home stuff needs. I haven't worked out all month but have been so busy and sweating that I haven't gained weight but I can tell my strength is lame right now. 

do:

exercise daily - 30 min

write monthly blog content calendar 

1 hour decluttering/purging/unpacking daily - purge focus: clothes, crafts & toys

powersheets august prep

meal plan breakfasts & lunches & dinners - veryyyyy tired of eating out except Sonic cause its a love & addiction

get kids back into morning & bedtime routines

write new cleaning routine - more rooms = new schedule

get library cards

finalize homeschool plans for first 6 weeks 

make sure I have all supplies I will need for first couple weeks of school 

start school gently

 

read:

bible daily - minimum 15 min

The Life Giving Home - 1 chapter a day

Stuck - for women's Bible study group

Dance, Stand, Run - for launch team

 

learn:

listen to podcasts while washing dishes & other tasks

 

be:

proactive & less reactive

 

eat:

give me ideas! I'm soooo loathing cooking lately. I always feel uninspired in summer since I'm more a fall/winter cook. 

weekly wrap-up

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this week:

it was pretty good but with normal ups & downs. Lets just say I was really ready for spring break. Lilah is getting her 5th and 6th teeth and is a big grump, which has interrupted our normal routine. we had a very relaxed and mostly enjoyable spring break. best part was getting my hair done. we also had a memorial for Patrick's great aunt Ruth who passed in December at 100 yrs old, it was relaxed and nice to celebrate the life of such a tenacious & kind woman. 

 

do:

exercise daily - 30 min

write monthly blog content calendar 

15 min daily decluttering/purging

finish powersheets prep

meal plan breakfasts & lunches - i've noticed that i'm more unprepared in these areas lately

work on Lilah's nap schedule

 

read:

bible daily - minimum 15 min

The Life Giving Home - 1 chapter a day

Chasing Slow - 1 chapter a day

 

learn:

listen to one sermon

listen to podcasts while washing dishes

 

be:

present. i'm struggling with being present and not thinking about all i have to do lately. i am in a bit of a overwhelmed rut, where i feel like i'm taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back with everything. i'm really proud of how i am progressing but with lots of change happening this year i really want to be on top of things more. part of the problem is that i'm really anxious about our move this summer.

 

eat:

creamy white chicken chili

chili dog tacos w/roasted potatoes & cauliflower

chicken parmesan w/ pasta & broccoli 

potstickers w/ rice & stir-fry veggies

 

the 6

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Weekly 6 - Sheologians, Kinsa, Hello Toothpaste www.formerlyknownasemj.com

I love podcasts everyday, all day. They are what gets me through mundane tasks like cleaning my toilet and doing dishes. Now I almost hate to admit this but my husband just found me, hands down my most favorite one. Sheologians is amazing and I swear Summer & Joy are my soul twins (minus that they aren't fans of romcoms). They are telling it like it is, in about 30 minutes in a very theologically sound way. 

With cold & flu season ahead of us this is a must have. I don't know what it is but I tend to get the flu every few years but in the summer instead of normal flu season. This summer I got us the Kinsa Elmo Ear Thermometer and it was such a great investment.

A few weeks ago we were low on our toothpaste, so I tried the kids Crest watermelon toothpaste and was completely grossed out. I knew after that I needed to change our toothpaste brand. I love Hello toothpaste - the extra whitening for us & the mint fluoride free for the kids. I feel great using toothpaste without weird stuff in it and that isn't sugary. 

Weekly 6 - Influence network, ON Vote tee, 13th documentary www.formerlyknownasemj.com

I love the way Jess Connolly communicates & this class is a must watch!

This presidential election I voted for this t-shirt.

You should watch this documentary. Now I don't agree with everything in it but I do agree with most of it and it stays mostly non-partisan. 

must haves for pregnancy

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1. My fave water bottle of the moment & love that it has a filter built into it. 2. Zantac Mint because Tums don't work for me. 3. Hands down the best pregnancy workouts & I'm definitely a new Tracy devotee. 4. Prenatal gummy vitamins, don't even bother trying to take regular ones if you have even a hint of morning sickness. 5. Flow & Go Crops, the most stretchy workout wear ever and have a great waistband that flexes with your growing bump. 6.  Linen Pants, comfy & breathable trust me that you want these. 7. Tanks in Tall, I personally don't love the ruched side maternity tanks so my trick is to get regular ones in tall lengths. 8. Kindle app, always a fave but even more during prego insomnia. 9. Swedish Fish, the fact that I still can't distinguish what the flavor is appalling since I have had a few lbs of these this pregnancy. 10. Popcorn, we don't have a microwave so I always make it from scratch & please you should too because its 12 million times better and is always the best plus most versatile snack pregnant or not.

the 6

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Lately I have been really interested in relationships, these videos show the good & the bad & the really interesting different types of relationships. 

Lindsay's Letters just launched her new Fall line of products. The Farm to Table canvas is my heart, I absolutely believe some foods can touch your soul.

Here in the Bay we've been having a heat wave, so I feel stuck between Summer & Fall but these boots have me yearning for more Fall, football & maybe even some line dancing. 

 

Okay since I'm most likely gonna have to deal with our indian summer, these sandals would come in handy.

I might have fallen in love Justin Bieber's new song, which I definitely never thought I would be saying that but this choreography to it might actually make you like it too. 

So excited for the new Tone it Up - Fit For Fall challenge & the new way tracking your 100 miles can give to the charity of your choice. It begins on September 21 & sign-ups started today.