Making the most of time.

by Elizabeth on February 18, 2014

This post is mostly a random compilation of thoughts and pictures? just go with it. 

I talked a bit two weeks back about changing the way I spend my time. I wanted to do a little update and let you know how things are going!

My two main goals were to spend less time on social media and to take a step back from blogging a bit (funny I’m sitting here typing this). Initially, staying off social media except during times I had designated for myself was really hard. Like I said, I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, or blogs I follow constantly. Like most anything, the more you practice the better you get. I intentionally leave my phone behind sometimes so I’m not even tempted to get on. 

The Results:

1. I feel more engaged in my life and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on important moments and interactions with REAL people (although I still want to have pictures of Noah :-) ). For instance:

Playing games with Noah on our walks and at the park instead of playing on my phone. I would have missed this laugh…

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And this look of determination…

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2. I think social media was almost becoming an addiction for me. What if I missed something “important”? What if I offended someone by not liking or commenting on a post? What if I wasn’t aware of everything everyone else was doing??? I had to make friends with “SO WHAT”. And it’s so freeing. 

3. I’m actually reading real books, enjoying movies, praying, or simply just sitting and relaxing instead of spending almost all of my free time on the internet. I honestly didn’t realize how much stimulation I was bombarding my brain with!

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4. I feel LESS bored. I thought it would be the opposite and I would be wondering what to do with myself. Turns out there are lots of other awesome things going on (especially at donut shops). Who would have thought?

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5. I know I’m making changes for the better and setting a good example for my kids. Which really feels good.


1. Have you ever felt like you spend too much time on social media/blogging?

2. How do you maintain a good balance?


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February 17, 2014

You know what they say, “Ask, and you shall receive.” These were delivered to our doorstep on Saturday! Apparently Joe ordered them from our sweet little neighbor and forgot to tell me? sometimes the fact that men are forgetful works to our advantage, right ? Awesome start to the day for me! Backing up to […]

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25 Weeks: Ups and Downs

February 14, 2014

Baby Sauvageau: 25 Weeks Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day!!! It’s time for the weekly pregnancy update. I can’t believe next Saturday starts the third trimester. Time definitely isn’t slowing down and I haven’t done much to prepare for this little girl to make an appearance besides moving Noah out of the nursery and into a big […]

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Stomach bug or flu? We’ll take both.

February 13, 2014

Hello and happy Thursday! I hope your week has included more wellness than our’s has… After we got rid of the stomach bug on Monday and Noah seemed almost back to normal I left to pick him up from school yesterday afternoon and by the time we were back home I was achy, feverish, and […]

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Attack of the stomach bug…

February 11, 2014

Good morning! I had a few extra minutes this morning so wanted to see how you all were doing and also thank you for the tremendous support you showed me after Friday’s post! We had an extremely low key weekend which was wonderful! We got in a family walk and brought bread to feed the […]

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Week 24: I just needed more.

February 7, 2014

Pull up a chair and pour a cup (pot?) of coffee. This is one of those lengthy posts where we all laugh, cry, get angry, get happy again, and we all feel a little closer after reading it?. Baby Sauvageau: 24 Weeks.  Baby?s size? A cantaloupe! Yum Maternity clothes? Yes! Always? except for that one time and I paid […]

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Blogging hiatus and IRUNLIKEAGIRL Cross Training Tank Giveaway!

February 5, 2014

Sorry for my absence since last Thursday! This is one of my longest periods of time to go without blogging (surely you felt it ). It wasn’t planned; time just kind of got away from me and when I sat down at the end of the day I didn’t have the motivation to write. Eh, […]

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23 Weeks: Growth Spurt

January 30, 2014

Baby Sauvageau: 23 Weeks. Photo from instagram. Baby?s size? Last week it was a papaya and this week it’s a large mango. I don’t know about you but after following this I need a Hawaiian vacation, a lei, and some pineapple. Maternity clothes? Yes! Always? except for that one time and I paid for it.  Stretch marks? None yet! Sleep: Pretty […]

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Cookie dough’s true home is in cupcakes.

January 29, 2014

Thanks so much for all of the great reading suggestions yesterday! I can’t wait to try some out. Schools were cancelled again here in Houston yesterday (although there wasn’t any ice or snow where we are?) My mom sent me this picture of the snow they got a little further north. Check it out! As […]

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