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Hiii! Just wanted to pop in and say hi and share some photos from our baseball game we went to! Atticus is seriously sooo fun to hang out with and we wanted to have some alone time with him. I remember my parents taking me out by myself and even on one on ones with my dad so I really want that for my kids too. (plus it was past ro’s bedtime haha). We went with my grandparents, parents, and all my siblings and my cousin.

We head to Europe this weekend!!! We are starting our trip in Iceland and I am seriously stoooked!!!! I cannot wait. We have a super cool group going so stay tuned on insta stories to see who we invited to come with us.

Anyways hope you are all having a good week and are ready for the weekend. I am about to hop on a flight and I am listening to the audio book 4 Hour Workweek. I I have really liked it because I love his tips for being more productive. (also adding that I just got to a chapter that I didn’t love so I don’t agree with everything in the book) But my time with my kids is everything so I try to get my work done in as little time as possible each day. So a lot of his tips have been really useful for me. I especially liked how he says if you give yourself 8 hours to get everything done, it will take you 8 hours. But if you give yourself an hour and you are under pressure, you will likely perform better and get everything done in that hour. Obviously not always but I think it is true a lot of times that we don’t need as much time as we think we do. Probably a lot better in his words so probably better to just listen to the book lol. What are some books you guys are listening to or reading? I have such a big list! Maybe next blog post I will share some of my favorites I have finished and also want to read!

Have a good weekend!

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  1. Baseball games are so fun!!

    Okay, if you are into self-improvement books, you might love Start Something that Matters. It’s an autobiography from the guy who started the TOMS company with their One for One campaign. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone, especially young entrepreneurs! He is so inspiring, and you finish feeling like you can really effect change in the world. Here is the link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Start-Something-Matters-Blake-Mycoskie/dp/0812981448/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502595610&sr=8-1&keywords=start+something+that+matters

    Blake Mycoskie (the TOMS guy) is very much someone who agrees with the sentiments of the 4 Hour Work Week. I love hearing your insights from the books that you are reading; please keep us updated on your latest finds!!

    xo,
    Amanda|| https://www.amslade.com/

  2. Amber, love the family pics! I just finished reading Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff; it was definitely interesting but not my favorite. Currently reading The Bell Jar!
    xx, Lauren
    http://misslaurenalston.com

  3. Oh I am so so exited to see more travel pictures and blogposts from you! I always love them <3 Especially from Europe because I have seen some places already as well 🙂
    The pics from this post look like you had so much fun and Atticus seems to really enjoy his "parents alone time" 😀 Its a really good idea to do some stuff separated as well!
    I would love to hear what you have read / listened and liked! I always need new books, bc I read so so fast 😀

    Love from Germany
    Xx Paulie <3

    http://www.mind-wanderer.com

  4. These are so cute 🙂 Ah so exciting that you are going to Europe! Iceland is definitely on the top of my list to go to right now so I can’t wait to read about your trips! Also love the 4 Hour Workweek, I never finished it so I need to start it again!

  5. Have a wonderful time in Iceland! I took a vacation there in June and I can’t wait to see what sights you check out there.

  6. How exciting, I’m heading to Europe this weekend too! Have a great trip, can’t wait to see who you’re bringing along.
    I’m also going to have to check out that audio book for more productivity!

    -Marissa
    http://www.quartzandleisure.com

  7. I love the pics❤️️❤️️ My favorite book is the Bible and my mom right children books you have to check it out Amber it’s called Maggie McNair and there 3 kinds of books plz check it out Amber

  8. Awwwwe the pics are to cute And my favorite book is the Bible I love that book and my mom rights children books you have too check it out Amber the book is Maggie McNair and there are 3 kinds

  9. You HAVE to listen to The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I’m on my third go-round, back to back (to back!) Sooo good and seriously life changing. Have so much fun, Iceland is my dream!!!

  10. Awww, you all look so cute!! <3 I can bet Atticus had a great time! I remember when you went and he was still little, time really flies by. This book has been on my wishlist for so long, thanks for reminding me, I am downloading it this weekend!:)) And so exciting about your trip, are you coming to Norway? Probably not, I was so sad to miss you last time!:(

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  11. Would love to see a list of your favorite books/ones that are on your list to read next!

  12. I will have to give this book a try. I just started a blog and have 4 kids, so it is hard to find the time to fit it all in and not feel like your neglecting one or both. 😉 Have fun on your trip to Europe.
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  13. Ooo that book sounds interesting, I will have to download it! I talk about being productive in my new book, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties, that comes out in September and I’d love to share to with you once it comes out!!
    Xx
    Courtney || https://courtneylivin.com

  14. You look so cute in that overall dress!! Can’t wait to see your travel pics in Europe!! xx