Happy Hump Day readers!

Today I'm linking up with Catalyn from Confessions of a Northern Belle. I recently found her blog and am enjoying reading about her life in Georgia as a mama and teacher.

I've always loved confession style posts, where bloggers get real about what's on their minds, the good, bad, and ugly.

No judgment, please!

I confess, I'm on the warpath today. I haven't been sleeping well lately. Something must be bothering my "unconscious" because I've been having all sorts of dreams involving conflicts with friends and family. Bryce has woken me up the past 2 nights, coming upstairs long after I've gone to bed and disrupting my sleep. I may have bit his head off just a tad this morning. Girlfriend needs some sleep.

I first mentioned on Instagram here I've started the Running for Weight Loss app. I've done it for just over 2 weeks now and am feeling really proud of myself. The app provides a guide for interval training, logs your routes, mileage, and calories. I've really been enjoying it. I'm quite Type A and a perfectionist, so I like looking at my logs and seeing how I'm improving my speed. I just started having to do sprints during the workout, and not gonna lie- they're kicking my butt!

On another note, I confess our diet has kinda fallen to the wayside. I will say that we are definitely cooking more which is a huge plus, and when we do cook, we tend to follow the diet. We also have cut out most drinking during the weeks to cut calories. If you read Monday's post, you'll see that this weekend was a complete and utter diet fail.

All that being said, I need to get my booty in gear, because I confess I am really nervous about my bridesmaid's dress for my cousin's wedding not fitting. I know bridesmaid's dresses run really small, but at the shop based on my measurements they recommended a SIZE FOURTEEN! I wear mostly 4s and 6s, y'all. I ended up ordering a 12, because when looking at the measurements the 12 was the better choice according to all measurements except my waist. It should be arriving this month and the wedding is still 2 months away, so at least I have some time to whittle it down some.

I confess, I follow the Beaufort Bonnet Company on Instagram just to get my daily baby fix...and regularly send Bryce screenshots of cute babies.

Speaking of weddings and babies, I confess sometimes I feel like my life just isn't progressing fast enough. I'm definitely not ready for a baby at this moment, but I do have baby fever and as more friends get married and have babies, I'm wishing I was a bit closer to those steps. It's hard not to play the comparison game.

I confess, I think a major spring shopping spree might be coming. I've cut way back on my shopping the last 6 months or so. It's been a good way to save money, but also to get creative with the wardrobe I already have. Now that the weather is warming up and I'm gearing up for all sorts of fun spring and summer events, I'm dying for some fresh new pieces.

I confess, I might be pulling the old high school Spark Notes trick at book club tomorrow night...which makes me feel like a complete failure as book club founder. We've been reading The Secret History and I just can't get into it. For one, it's very weird and it's also really long. It's not that I'm not enjoying it, but I also just haven't been dying to pick it up at nights. I'm going to do my best to read as much as I can tonight and might even go home to read tomorrow at lunchtime. Wish me luck.

What are some of your confessions of late?

Do you relate with anything I shared?

Have a great day!


  1. I LOOOOOOOVED The Secret History!!! But...I also like odd / weird books. :) Give it time when you're not in a rush to finish it. I'm currently reading "Beautiful Ruins" and I'm really enjoying it so far! I've been on a book reading tear since the beginning of the year. It's something I look forward to during lunch breaks and before I fall asleep. Hoping to read at least 24 books this year!

  2. Loved your confessions! I totally relate about life moving at a different pace then my friends & it can definitely be hard sometimes!

  3. I must confess that the Secret History is my favorite book of all time, and I've read it a 100 times!

  4. I hear you about the comparisons. I think it is just something everyone has to cope with because there is always someone who has something more/different. Plus, I bet some of your friends would gladly trade places! We waited until I was 31 to have a baby, and I am so thankful for that. It is nice to have the freedom to just be a couple and figure yourself out. Also, I am pretty sure that bridesmaid dress is going to be too big on you!

  5. I am with you about comparisons! They are so hard. As far as sparknotes for book club, give yourself some grace. I know many times I come to book club and fess up that it just didn't happen this week. I am now downloading that running for weightloss app! Wedding dress sizing is always really off (I ordered a 14 and I'm typically a 10). I just picked up my bridesdress for a wedding in June and since I know I have to have it altered in the bust anyway, lets hope I can shrink my waist as well in the next 100days. Jess at Just Jess

  6. I hated when people told me this, but enjoy where you are. You're still young (although I know that's a relative term depending on where you live in the US. Ha. ) and have plenty of time for marriage and babies! Once you're married with kids, you will never not have them to worry about. So live it up now! I remember when I was like 24/25 a friend of mine was pregnant and married. She asked me when I was going to settle down. She then said "I'm so happy that I will have kids young and get that out of the way so that I can enjoy life and travel when I'm older." Guess what? A couple of years ago she called me saying how jealous she was of me and that had the chance to really live my life when I was young, she regrets rushing things. Great post!

  7. I think that they UP the sizes on bridesmaids/brides dresses so you HAVE to pay them for alterations. I am a 0 and they made me order an 8 when I got married. We paid $400 in alterations!

  8. I'm with you on the major spring shopping - I've cut back since the holidays (even before that really - I'm just never as into winter clothes) and find myself browsing each day lately for florals, brights and pastels!

  9. Spark notes bring me back! And I love that send BBC snaps to B! I always was the first to do the babies, marriage, and always felt a little behind (in the opposite way) and played the comparison game. It's so hard no matter what, but you have an amazing life!!

  10. So much fun, love these posts! Girlfriend I'm right there with you on the diet and the shopping spree coming up. And I probably add a bonnet to my cart once a week and then never pull the trigger, I just need to do so already - I'm eyeing a pink seersucker one monogrammed for summer for miss Sully. You go girl on your running, that is one of the hardest things ever!

    Erin, Attention To Darling

  11. love that your part of a book club my friend :) and heck-- shopping sprees are the best! so glad i came across your blog! if you're looking for another book club by chance- we just started reading "Party Girl" by Rachel Hollis and would love for you to join if you could fit me in ;) Take a look at my blog for more details! Happy Th!

  12. Haha! I follow the beaufort bonnet company too! & I totally have baby fever lately! And I've been struggling with not comparing and to just be happy with our current stage of life.

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