Monday, March 30, 2015

FREE Month of Rocksbox!

Have y'all heard of Rocksbox?! Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription box that allows you try out new trends without having to spend an arm and a leg on jewelry.  If you are anything like me you have very little extra time in your day and even though I can always make time for shopping it's nice to know that a sweet little package will be delivered right to my door with pretty jewels!



I received my first box recently and have loved wearing the pieces that were chosen for me. It was so much fun to see what was in my box! When you sign up you will take a style survey and can add items to your personal wish list. You will receive 3 pieces of designer jewelry to wear on loan. Just send back your pieces at any time to get something new! Each box is full of very well made, designer jewels and each box is valued at approximately $200!!

You can get your first Rocksbox for FREE by using the code classiccitycreativexoxo at checkout!

Let me know if you sign up or tag me in an instagram (@jamieleakey) photo of you wearing some of your new items so I can see!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

me and him part 2

I was looking back at old blog posts and came across THIS one and thought it would be fun to update our answers ; ) Our old answers are first and our new answers will be in bold.

1. What are your middle names? Kyle and Lynn // Now mine is Benson : )
2. How long have you been together? It will be 2 years in Feb // Together for 6, married for almost 2
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating? 4 years
4. Who asked who out? Adam asked me
5. How old are each of you? He's 23 and I'm 20 // He's almost 28 and I'm 25!
6. Did you go to the same school? Same middle school, high school and college 
7. Are you from the same home town? Yes
8. Who is the smartest? Adam..for sure.. // This applies to pretty much everything especially life.
9. Who majored in what? Adam's major is Turfgrass Management (he is graduating in less than a month!) & mine is Early Childhood Education // Adam now works for Connect Ministries and I'm a third grade teacher
10. Who is the most sensitive? I think we're both pretty sensitive. I get my feelings hurt easier though. // I have gotten WAY better about this
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Colorado // St. Lucia
12. Who has the worst temper? Me 
13. How many children do you want? 2 or 3.. A is an only child so I know he doesnt want just one // We now have 1 son, Bennett.
14. Who does the cooking? We usually just go out to eat, but when we do cook Adam usually does it. I stick to making the cookies. // We still go out to eat a lot and Adam still cooks
15. Who is more social? I'm super shy around people I don't know whereas A will talk to ANYONE. but I am very social with my friends.
16. Who is the neat freak? Adam // I am sooo much better than I was when we first started dating. Now we are both neat and hate when our house is out of order
17. Who is the most stubborn? I think I am.
18. Who wakes up earlier? Depends what day it is since our schedules are different everyday..we both wake up early every day though. // I wake up before Adam and Bennett
19. Where was your first date? We "hung out" at each others apartments a few times before we went on our first real date but I think the first place we went was either Mexican or Japanese..I don't really remember because I think we did both the same week.
20. Who has the bigger family? Me
21. Do you get flowers often? not really, but A does surprise me with them sometimes.. like when he goes out of town for UGA games and I stay home and watch his dog :-) // Pretty sure this is still the case haha!
22. How do you spend the holidays? We spend it with both of our families.. it's tough because we're constantly going from one house to the next but i'm glad we get to see everyone. // Yep, still true. Somehow we make it work though!
23. Who is more jealous? Neither of us
24. How long did it take to get serious? Well I had just gotten out of a year long relationship literally 2 weeks before Adam and I started hanging out so it took me a little while to be serious.
25. Who eats more? Adam..I eat like a bird
26. What do you do for a living? We're both students but he works for UGA Athletics and I work for a pharmacy that specializes in growth hormone therapy. // He now works for Connect Ministries and I am a third grade teacher
27. Who does the laundry? We do our own. // We both do the laundry. He usually starts the loads and I fold/put away
28. Who's better with the computer? Me!
29. Who drives when you are together? Usually Adam.. he thinks I suck at driving // Still true. I love driving his Tahoe but he still doesn't let me sometimes because he thinks I will wreck it!
30. What is your song? we don't really have one.

It's so funny to look back 5 years and see how we have changed. He is still the greatest!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Essential Oils



After posting this picture on Instagram I had several people ask me to do a blog post on using essential oils! I have been using oils for only a short period of time but I have noticed a significant difference in my sleeping and overall mood. Nicole gifted me a diffuser and a lavender oil for my birthday and I was instantly hooked! We started using the diffuser at night time when Bennett was still sleeping in our room and all three of us slept so good. At just 9 weeks old Bennett started sleeping through the night. 

After using lavender for a while I knew I wanted to invest in the large premium starter kit to try out more oils and I am SO glad I made that decision. The cost was something I had to talk myself into but honestly it is so worth it. There are SO many uses for EO's that I never even knew of before I started using YL. 

Now we have a diffuser in Bennett's room and in our room. I move the one from our room to the kitchen when we're not sleeping (I want to eventually get a third one for the kitchen). The last few weeks with all the terrible weather we've had I have been diffusing a blend of lemon, joy, and purification and it is heavenly! I also used a similar blend to clean the counters and mop the floors.

Diffusing isn't the only way to use EO's but it is the way we have been using it most. I have used peppermint for a headache and a mix of thieves, lemon, and purification for a sinus infection and had great results with both but I want to wait a little while before I share our full experience using oils topically just because we haven't done it enough to really give a good review. 

If you are interested in trying out EO's send me an e-mail (classiccitycreativeblog@gmail.com) & we can chat! I can also order individual oils if you want to do that to begin with : )

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

unplugging


Nicole wrote a great post on social media that I would encourage you to check out HERE. After reading her post it really got me thinking about my own social media use and a decision that I made last week regarding it. This past week I kind of hit a breaking point and had to have a come to Jesus meeting with myself to force myself to PUT.THE.PHONE.DOWN. I decided right then to delete all the social media off my phone and just see where things went from there. After a restful weekend of absolutely zero social media time I realized exactly what God wanted from me. Each weekend I am going to delete all the social media apps on my phone and spend quality time with my family. This past weekend was one of the best I can remember. It was full of sunshine and intentional time with my boys, and you know what? when I went to re-download all my apps on Monday.. I didn't crave them as much. I have spent very little time on Instagram, Twitter, etc. this week and it just feels good. I had become so dependent on my time online and it was really affecting me. I am a seriously busy person and I should not be spending the little free time I have plugged in to a device. What ways have y'all limited social media in your lives? Always looking for suggestions in this area!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bennett | 3 Months




Month three has been SO much fun! Bennett is really starting to develop a little personality and I think it's the cutest thing in the world when he laughs. He thinks I am crazy when I make faces at him and he tries to copy me. We got settled into our new routine with me going back to work and things seem to be going pretty good. My husband is an absolute ROCKSTAR and gets Bennett up in the mornings, gets him dressed & fed, and takes him to my parent's house or daycare. I hate not being able to see Bennett in the mornings but it makes our afternoons and night time together that much sweeter : ) 

Weight/Length: I will update after his next dr's appt but my guess is around 14-15lbs. I'm guessing his length is somewhere around 24in. 

Hair: Still brown but a lot more blonde is starting to show through. He is still losing quite a bit in the back..it's pretty funny looking. I have to brush his hair a certain way after his bath or it will look insane. 

Eyes: Very blue

Clothes: 3-6 months

Diapers: Size 1

Sleeping: Bennett gets a bath at 7:30, bottle at 7:45-8, swaddled and asleep by 8:30-8:45. He sleeps until we wake him up at 6:30 this next morning. He has been sleeping through the night in his crib for the last month and it has been a game changer! Diffusing lavender in his room at night has been so helpful with getting him to sleep quickly and helping him stay asleep. 

Likes: Being swaddled, car rides, walks, his paci, waking up in the morning (happiest guy in the world when he wakes up!), and sucking on his hands. 

Dislikes: Being hungry, getting out of the bath, having a dirty diaper, breaking out of his swaddle and having cold hands. 

Eating: Bennett eats 5oz bottles every 3.5-4 hours during the day. At night he gets a 6oz bottle before bed. 

Milestones: Bennett hit a lot of fun milestones this past month..sleeping through the night (!!!), laughing, playing with his hands, holding toys, and holding his body up during tummy time : )

Baby items we can't live without: MamaRoo, Fisher Price sit-me-up floor seat, Rock n Play, velcro swaddles, Wubanub pacis, and his dog lovey. I want to do a post soon on our first three month essentials..a video maybe?! 

March Goals




Hallelujah spring is coming! I am BEYOND ready for warm weather. We had a tiny a peak at what its like to be out in the sunshine yesterday and it was amazing. I gave my kiddos a little extra recess so we could really enjoy the nice weather. Hopefully in the next few weeks the warm weather will be here to stay!

I went back to check my February goals post...and realized I didn't even put them in the blog post!!! (#MOMMYBRAIN!!) Anyway.. I'll just move right along to March and pretend that never happened.

March Goals
1. Create a consistent workout plan
2. Take Bennett on a walk after work at least 3x/week (weather permitting)
3. Keep researching essential oils (we have already used them a ton and are loving the results so far!)
4. Finish the final plans for Jessica's bachelorette party in New Orleans!
5. Make a spring cleaning to-do list

I have a busy month ahead but I am ready to take it on full speed. I am officially counting down the days to the last day of school and the start of a summer of fun with my Bennett!