Phew. Blog was down for the longest it’s ever been down…3 days! It is comical to me that I have a blog because I am so bad at running the behind-the-scenes technical side of things. The blog being down was half my fault…and half my host’s fault. Glad we’re back in action now! It was such a bummer because the blog redesign was finally done and I wanted to have time to oohh and ahhh over it and thennnnn the blog goes down.
Overall last week was just weird. We had something happen that made me super uncomfortable that I’m not gonna talk about on the blog because it was just sucky…and then the blog crash later that week and I was just like UGHHHHH this week.
Fortunately we had a nice weekend. We’ve been trying to eat at home more and more because 1) we just bought a new house and 2) we can’t really go out to eat for dinner because anything after 6:30/7:30pm is past Jojo’s bedtime AND I DON’T MISS HER BEDTIME lol.
Friday night I whipped up some meat sauce + cauliflower rice + parmesan + basil. I mashed up some meat sauce for Jo and she ate that. While I like cauliflower, I wasn’t really a fan of cauliflower rice. I bought it at the store because I felt bored with everything at the grocery store and wanted something I’d never tried before. Anyways…do you have a way to eat cauliflower rice that you love? Since dinner was low in carbs I’m sure I munched on something carby before bed.
As mentioned above…we’re moving at the end of summer! We bought a house and are currently in the process of doing some renovations. I mentioned this on IG Stories a couple weeks ago. We renovated our current house while we lived in it and Andrew and I decided we didn’t want to do that again (especially since we have Jojo now). Andrew could totally be one of those home renovation people who sleeps on an air mattress and uses a trash bag for a shower curtain lol as he renovates the home he lives in.
A few people have asked if we got Jojo’s name from Joanna Gaines. Nope. A blogger I liked is named Joanna and I’d had the name in my head for awhile and never got tired of it. When I connected the name “Joanna” with Joanna Gaines it confirmed my name choice because I think she’s awesome.
Here’s a couple house photos…
I was hoping we could extend the vaulted ceiling into the kitchen (a dream!), but it isn’t going to work out due to AC ducts and structural beams. It is going to be wonderful even without the vaulted kitchen though.
While I still like open, airy, white-toned kitchens, we’re wanting to go a bit warmer with this kitchen. Basically add wooden features + a non-white, dark cabinet color + matte black finishes. Below is some of our inspiration photos from Pinterest, but as of now we’re going with a darker grey/black/blue cabinet color than the one below.
Mother’s Day was packed with church in the morning (which we ended up leaving early bc Jojo was upset and the childcare area was packed with kiddos) followed by lunch at Andrew’s parents house and then a late afternoon spent with my parents.
We got home late Sunday night and just ordered a pizza for dinner. Jo had a few interrupted, short naps yesterday so that set us up for the 45-minute intruder (aka baby wakes up screaming after one sleep cycle and has trouble going back to sleep bc she’s overly tired). Andrew was able to pat her little booty and get her sucking her thumb until she fell back asleep.
I’m glad the blog is back up and running! Thanks for hanging in there with me through the technical difficulties!