The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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2 of our pups are snoozing in here as it's nice and cool, thanks to @tiltsmarthome blinds. #sponsored -
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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And make sure to check out my stories to see the temp control settings in the app + watch how easy they are to use! -
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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I brought out this stunner that used to live in my office (a la fall '18 ORC). -
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I've been nominated by some awesome readers for Best Home Styling Blog over at the @amaraibas!! Huge thank you lovelies for the honor of nomination! 😘😘 -
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❀
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AND I'm having a bit of a mom sad-summer-is-over-and-my-kids-are-growing-up moment over on the blog. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Feel free to join the party and pop over to check it out. I'd love to hear how all of you other mom's are dealing! -
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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When you are rockin a...

Man:  I've been taking Viagra for my sunburn... -
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It doesn't cure it but it keeps the sheets off my legs. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈβ˜€οΈ
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Man: I've been taking Viagra...

Back to School….I’m Not Ready

It’s that time again, back to school.Β  I sit here wondering where the hell summer went, as my teen has his first day of sophomore year today and my others (which we homeschool with an enrichment school day once a week) start in 2 weeks.Β  I have a 10th, 8th, 5th and 1st grader now.

It’s impossible to take a pic without doing a silly one…we’re the most “us” in these.

Who else is totally and completely NOT prepared?Β  I haven’t even printed out their class and materials lists yet, you see I’m in absolute denial.Β  Summer flew by and we didn’t do anything spectacular like big vacays.Β  (We hosted a big family reunion but dat’s about it)Β  We spent most of our time swimming in the lake, bbq-ing and playing in the backyard.Β  Straight up low key.

The face of happiness in the lake.

And then before I knew it, the lazy days of summer are over.Β  Our son has been doing HS football practices already, but I’m not ready.

2 dogs with all of the fixins please.

Fall is our busiest time of year.Β  Between one kid in a public school, 3 kids homeschooled, 3 in sports that overlap practices and game days all in different locations, hubs work schedule being opposite of M-F, and my biz.Β  Holy cannoli batman I need some serious caffeinted bevs stat.

“When Mom’s head is turned we’ll use the dog dryer to give ourselves awesome ‘dos”

I’ve got a take it day-by-day and just breathe approach.Β  And of course there’s the ORC creepin like a bad photobomber in the midst of the family chaos.Β  Woosaaaahhhh (Bad Boys anybody?!) (Which I’m not prepared forΒ  either!)

My sweet girl…another teen in the house!

Even if you put aside all of the crazy there’s the not so subtle and obvious fact that this means my kids are getting older.Β  A big fat reminder of the time passing by way too fast and I will have one in college before I blink my eyes with my others hot on his heels.

My boys doing their best to behave

I’m just NOT ready.Β  For fall, for school, for my kids to get older.Β  It’s so cliche but remember when you were a kid and the adults would always say “time goes so fast so just enjoy it”Β  when you were dying to get to Thanksgiving break?Β  Well, I’m not loving the real honest truth of it at all.

I set mine up right next to his after he looked so comfy

It’s legit hard to watch your kids growing up and every time a new school year starts it blows by and then there’s another.

Nothin like a good park day

We have spent the last 2 days doing family focused activities.Β  Lunch at Olive Garden, swimming at the lake being “Shamu’d” by our gigantor son, renting Pikachu and eating pizza, going out to a movie (a once a year event, Toy Story 4) and getting all the popcorn and icees, with a stop for ice cream on the way home, and evening walks.

I want them to have memories, to slow time to relish every moment.Β  And then before I know it, here we go again.Β  And I hope we’ve done enough, not the major memory things but just the time spent together.

His favorite Panda gets the good seat

When I’m dropping my kid off at his 7:30am start time school in the morning I can’t guarantee that I won’t have a tear in my eye.Β  Or when I bust out the books to get going on schoolwork with the others and can’t help 2 of them with Math because they’ve aged past me already, sniffle. (we wait for dad on that one)Β  Or when my first grader really rails through his reading and I’m beaming with pride because I taught him that but how did he get so big already moment, sob.

I know so many of you completely get this and I’d love to hear how you get through it all.Β  It’s tough and I struggle with feeling like I’m missing everything, but I’m here how am I missing it, but I’m missing it and repeat.Β  Dude getting old, thanks for the reminder lower back pain, and watching your kids getting older is brutal.

p.s. I blame Toy Story 4 on this (emotional post) right now, watch out for that one.Β  Now if you’ll excuse me, where are the kleenex?!

I’d love to hear how you all get through it or don’t (I’m clearly not handling it well haha) so hit me up in the comments and feel free to share.

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4 Comments
  • Kmarie
    August 8, 2019

    This is lovely! I always feel like time is passing so fast with my kids. YOu would probably love the book “Life through the Lens of Unschooling by Pam Larrachia https://www.amazon.com/Life-through-Lens-Unschooling-Companion/dp/0987733370 It sounds like it suits you and is meant to be in your life:) Lol. Anyway, lovely life. Thanks for the glimpse.

    • Tina Bousu
      August 9, 2019

      Hi!! I am definitely going to check out this book! Time is definitely passing so quickly, those moments when it really hits you and you kind of panic. That’s exactly what I was feeling writing this post. Thank you so much for the book recommendation and for sharing with me! xoxo

  • I feel your pain Tina!! I have three kiddos, with my oldest in college all the way in California, (and we live in the DC area) My second eldest is going into 8th grade, and is taller than me now, and my youngest is going into his last year of elementary school – how can THAT be?!?! It really is sad watching them get older, but I just try to focus on the amazing young adults/teens/tweens they’re becoming. Cheers to another lovely summer, and thanks for sharing!! πŸ₯‚πŸ’™

    • Tina Bousu
      August 9, 2019

      Hi Justine, that’s such great advice! Focusing more on the good people they are becoming and less on the fact the it’s going so fast. I am really proud of them and it helps to look at it that way. Thank you so much for sharing with me sweets! xoxo

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