Dear Five Year Old Daughter

Dear Five Year Old Daughter,

Being your mom is my most favorite thing. Ever.
But there are times I want to absolutely run away and cry.
I want to write these times down so some day you might look back on this crazy life we’ve been living together and laugh, cry, or maybe even appreciate the memories we’ve created together.

I love this age that you’re in. You think you know EVERYTHING.
Sometimes I truly wonder if you do know everything, but I will never admit that to you.
There are days you out-logic your dad and I and I know you are his in some way his. (Your dad is the logical side of our relationship/family) How can a five year old out-logic me?! You my dear make it possible. You ask questions that make me even scratch my head. Like listening to music and asking “mom, why did she crash her car into a bridge? and WHY did she love it?! and WHYYYY doesn’t she care?!?!”

You are at an age where I want to scream on a daily basis. Terrible twos? HA! Two’s were a BREEZE!  Traumatizing threes? Those don’t stand a chance. Five. Five years old. There needs to be a manual for how to deal with five year olds. You’re kind of a monster. You have found your voice. You have found your sassiness. You have found your limits and you know the consequences when you push them.
You don’t let me go to the bathroom alone, EVER. Just the other day you came in and talked about the toilet bowl cleaner THE WHOLE TIME. Why are you so interested in the toilet bowl cleaner?!
You scare people because you think its funny and you wrestle with your dogs. I never thought my dainty little girl would ever want to wrestle with anything. You’ve grown up so much in the last year.
I think if I counted, you would ask 4,592 questions a day. Do you know what that does to a mom?!?!

But oh my darling, I love this age. You are so fun. You are so funny. Witty, and gorgeous, and kind and caring, and full of life. You are everything I hope to be some day when I grow up. Can you teach me how?
I’ve learned more from you in the last year of your life than ever before.
Something about the way you come into my room and say “mommy, you smell like fresh flowers” or the way you hug me and say “you will always be my best friend”.
I hope that is true, baby girl. I hope we are ALWAYS best friends.

Out of everyone I know in my entire life, I truly think you are the most kind-hearted person I know. You care so much about others, how they are feeling, and how things will make them feel in the long run. Even on the days I want to rip my hair out because of you, you look at me with this look. It’s almost like you know i’m losing my cool. You always tend to say “I love you mommy” right at the perfect time. You are at the age where you are attached to my hip. You want to do everything i’m doing. If i’m wearing a dress that day, you want to be wearing a dress. If you have picked out a dress, you want me to put one on. Are you sensing a theme? You LOVE dresses, little one. I love how girly you are. I always wanted a girly girl.

Five years old has been such a challenge yet exiting age for me. Everyday I wake up wondering what funny thing will come out of your mouth or what melt down you might have because of something silly. Thank you for giving me this life. Thank you for making each day worth it. Being your mom has been the greatest blessing i’ve ever received and I can’t wait to watch you grow up into the wonderful girl you are becoming. You’ll always be my best friend.

I’ll love you forever, i’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be. (I really love when you make me sing that to you before bed or when you’re scared. I cry every time, but for some reason you love it.)

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HP Instant Ink Review!

{I was excited and humbled for this opportunity to review HP Instant Ink and to receive the HP Envy printer. This product was sent to me for review purposes however ALL opinions expressed in this post are my own and honest.} 

You know you’re an adult when the thought of new printer ink gets you more excited than most things in your day to day life. Am I right?! Let’s be honest, printer ink is important. If you’re a mom/wife/entrepreneur/student or anything in-between i’m sure you use a printer! 

M and I have seriously been trying to buy a printer for a good solid 6 months. We live in small town USA and no where in our town sells ink. Whenever we head to the “big city” it’s never on the forefront of my mind to remember printer ink. Do you know how many times we’ve tried to print something and we can’t because we forget that we’re out of printer ink?! Talk about frustration! 

I love, love, LOVE that with HP Instant Ink, there is an EASY way to make sure you never run out of ink. Remember the whole ‘we live in the middle of nowhere thing’? Having the ink delivered to our door makes this one of the greatest things I have yet to encounter in my adult life. Y’all think i’m kidding? Let’s talk about the plethora of things I plan on printing with my printer! 

COUPONS! Hello! I can now PRINT COUPONS FROM MY HOME! 
Concert tickets. I don’t know why this is such a big deal to me, but I really don’t like concert/game tickets on my phone. I want to be able to physically hold something. I usually will go down to the library and print them from there, but not any more! 
Free printables from Pinterest. I don’t know how many cute things I see on Pinterest that I want to print and I just have to cry at my computer screen because I can’t, until now! 
Can ANY ONE relate to my excitement here?! I truly hope i’m not alone! 

One major thing for us as a family is the unlimited amount of possibilities. M and I truly have a passion for creating business ideas. We love conjuring up ideas and putting those ideas on paper. Recently, M has gone as far as creating his first true business plan. I can’t wait to print it out using our HP Envy printer in hopes of creating a new business and ultimately a lifetime of change and happiness. 

If you know me/follow me, you know that I love Instagram. It’s probably my favorite social media platform. When I knew that HP has a special product called Social Media Snapshots, I about cried from excitement. These truly are my dream come true! They have sticky backs that make it perfect for scrapbooking and the fact that they are compatible with my printer just keeps my excitement running ramped. 


When signing up for HP Instant Ink, there are different plans starting as low as $2.99 a month. Hello, talk about affordable! Depending on how much you print, you can find a plan perfect for you and that fits your needs. Simple enough, huh? Does anyone else see the greatness in this?!


I know when I first started posting about this awesome printer, a lot of people were anxious to hear my thoughts because a lot of people are in the market for a new printer! Well you’re in luck, people! With any purchase of a new HP Printer, you are eligible for 3 months of FREE INK. Want to sign up?! Just CLICK HERE! (I know you want to!) 

I know it’s something small, but I can’t wait to see how our lives change with this printer! What are your favorite things to print at home? I would love to hear about them in the comments and maybe we have something in common! 

Again, thank you so much to HP and Collectively for this opportunity. I am so amazed at the opportunities my blog has brought my way and this is at the top of the most amazing ones. 

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