Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Bucket List

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Thus far summer has been a whirl wind.
But I'm happy my travel is behind me and
looking forward to enjoying our bungalow this summer.

I will celebrate with our
Summer Bucket List
In no certain order...

take more photos and learn how to use my DSLR

impromptu beach trip with our P
(I guess it won't be impromptu if I'm planning on it)

finish up the back yard beds
Make your own sprinkler out of a 2-liter bottle!  Fun craft for kids.
play in the sprinkler

create/buy a play kitchen for P

organize an office space in our little bungalow

tire swing

family mountain weekend - this may spill over into fall

family smores night

fresh picked summer blueberries.
blueberry picking

day/night at Stone Mountain 
(always a favorite of mine)

teach P to swim - thus far not going so well

and last but not least...perhaps revamp our little place in the blogsphere.

Cheers to a Tuesday

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May 2015 a month to remember

May proved to be a difficult month.
Full of surprises and challenges.

The month started with an impromptu trip for Parker 
to Virginia to visit her Great-Grandfather with Mimi
He was in the hospital recovering from a possible stroke.
I know Parker helped heal him.

The Mr. and I had a great get-a-way in Puerto Rico.

The Mr. started a new job/career at Whole Foods.
So excited for him and this new opportunity.
It's nice that he's getting back into a routine.

The Mr. somehow got a severe cornea scratch
After 1 urgent care visit
a couple hundred $$ of co-pays
5 visits to the eye doctor
and another couple hundred $$ of medication
Happy to report he's mostly healed.

Memorial Day
Now has a new meaning for us.
My veteran granddaddy said goodbye
George M.  Davis, Jr.
After 25 years of Parkinson's he is now with his bride and our heavenly father.
It was truly an honor to be his granddaughter.
He was more accomplished and brave than I could ever imagine.
I can only hope I can be half the person he was.
I would like to share a very brief glimpse of his life.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekend Photo Purge

Wonderful weekend in our Bungalow.

Friday Date, which is long overdue

Saturday trip to Pike's Nursery...love this place.
Saturday night we volunteered at Church

Followed by Sunday church then Zoo.

Here's my iPhone photo purge...

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Cheers to Monday!
More organized posts to come.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday...I've been waiting

I don't think I've ever been more excited about a weekend ❤️

Every day this week has felt like Friday.
I've been a rough week back in reality.

Looking forward to a Friday night date!

Followed by hopefully a relaxing family weekend.
I'm too drained to have much more to share.

I'll be back on the wagon next week with fun things.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Back at this Friday Five

We are back from
the most amazing Puerto Rican vacay!

The Mr. and I had a great trip.
Can't wait to share all the details.

It's always sad coming back to reality.
This time I was excited to be home and get back on a schedule.
And we missed sweet P so much!

I prefer coming back to work on a Friday.
Getting caught up, then an additional 2 days at home to recover, and start fresh and ready to run on a new Monday.

A restful family weekend is calling my name.
Our weekend will be full of family walks, swims, and naps.

Here are five peeks from my amazing week
via the handy iPhone.

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Can't you feel his excitement to go shopping in town!

More and much better photos to come!!

Cheers to all the mama's out there.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Let's Play Kitchen

Yes, I'm breaking down and purchasing a play kitchen.

This past weekend we went to check out the Ikea option.
To much work to jazz up their version
like these Pinterest beauties...
mommo design: IKEA PLAY KITCHEN MAKEOVERS I need to do this when my two start treating there kitchen nicely!!!!

Ikea DUKTIG repainted. We have one for Lily and are planning on painting it too :D

If I had a kid, I'd try to replicate this DIY Play Kitchen @ www.preparingforpeanut.com
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But I did pick up these adorable finds...
DUKTIG 5-piece cookware set IKEA Mini cookware for play. Made of durable material and stainless steel.DUKTIG 8-piece salmon set IKEA
LÅTSAS 11-piece shopping basket set IKEA

Love the idea of a DIY project but realistically
we just don't have the time right now.
So I've narrowed it down to these precious options...

KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen

KidKraft Uptown Natural Kitchen

Any suggestions or feedback welcome!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

In Honor of Mexico

Cocktails on a Tuesday
Don't Mind if I do...

Since it is the Mexican Holiday
Cinco de Mayo
To commemorate the Mexican victory of the French Army
I plan to celebrate with a festive salted beverage here in America.

I'm not a fan of anything crazy.
Still to the basics.


Love this classic recipe and tips from
Refinery 29