Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dream Yard via Pinterest

First the dreams...

Lap pool

Beautiful porch and hydrangeas, hostas, daylilies, & clematis

Porch hot tub - dreamy. Now I don't expect this in a home, but if for some reason I needed an opinion- viola ;)


Then the possibly more attainable....

Outdoor living #bohemian

White and green flower beds to brighten the landscaping - Great Gardens & Ideas

Dreaming of warm summer nights! | Rue

might be my favorite...bhg

So excited to enjoy outdoor life again and so glad our P loves it too.
Dining alfresco has already begun.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Randoms

We had a fun, productive little weekend.
Sadly I didn't get in a many photos.
Just this adorable gem from our wild Saturday night at Whole Foods.

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Had a new wine, Blake Ink, great affordable red blend.
Just picked it up at Whole Foods because it was on a display and we had to keep the Taxi moving.
We enjoyed the whole bottle last night.

Why do people forget how to drive when it rains.
Is it just coincidence that it is so hard to wake up when the rain makes that sleepy noise on the roof...
and then you get hit with that crazy traffic while running late.

I managed to get all my summer clothes out and winter put away over the spring cold snap.
Regardless I layered my summer clothes because I refused to drag winter back out.

How is it almost April?!?
I hate how time is flying.

Looking forward to a busy week with Church services,
dying eggs, egg hunts, and a breakfast with the bunny!

Cheers to a productive week!

Friday, March 27, 2015


This is a much needed Friday
After traveling the past 2 weekends I'm looking forward to a weekend at home
of course we have a lot of house work to catch up on

Excited to share we have almost stuck with our weekly menu!
Big success here.
Looking forward to making next weeks.
Step One was to make a menu and stick to it -- Check
Step Two will be perfecting the grocery list and start saving some $ there


Started a new book, Make it Happen.
My mom, told me she hopes I finish by Christmas.
I'm not much of a reader.
Hoping it will inspire a more relaxed lifestyle for myself.

Spring Cleaning
Love this list from A Bowl Full of Lemons...
Need some help figuring out just what to clean for Spring Cleaning? These detailed directions and plans for each day ought to help! Via A Bowl Full of Lemons

will begin this weekend with the annual changing out of the clothes
nervous and excited to see what I find but more importantly what I fit into.

hopefully we may just get around to doing a little yard clean up
listing our house is on the horizon
and with that come cleaning up to perfect that curb appeal!

So excited to celebrate Easter Week!

Linking up these these lovely ladies today...


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Here Come's the Easter Bunny

Finishing up my shopping for P's Easter Basket.
I love playing Santa and the Easter Bunny!
So much fun putting together all the details.

P Easter 2015

So excited for P's first Easter Egg Scramble this weekend!
PS: Love Polyvore, how am I just now discovering this!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Suit Up

Step number one in getting ready for Puerto Rico
Finding the perfect suit.

Our Puerto Rican vacation is an all expense paid trip from work for achieving my goals!
One little catch, we will be there with a lot of colleagues + some much more important peeps than myself.

All this to say, need swimwear appropriate to be worn in front of those kind of folk.
To my surprise I've found several I really like!

I'm making an effort but not convinced I will make it to the 2 piece this year.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Since I missed Friday

floral fabric ribbon

Today I will celebrate the beginning of Spring.
Seems more appropriate to start on a Monday.

Spring breathes new life...
I'm looking forward to enjoying some warmer weather
Saturday play grounds
Prepping for summer beach trips
Smell of green grass
and of course some spring cleaning

So excited to celebrate a new season with our growing girl.
First photo of Spring

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bungalow Kitchen: DIY Taco

Tacos are a staple and usually a weekly meal
in our bungalow.

Last summer (thanks to pinterest) 
I started making our own taco seasoning mix.
So much better then the package.

This weekend I finally said what I've been saying I was going to do since last summer.
Made a jar for mix so it's always handy.
Mind you, it took all of 10 minutes.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning  | I already had a taco seasoning recipe, but I love this visual so much that I'm repinning it anyway.

Cheers to Taco Nights!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekend Snaps

It definitely felt like Spring this weekend.
We took advantage of the nice weather
lots of walks, flowers, and playgrounds...

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and finally some moscow mules which started and ended our weekend :)

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Five Friday Loves

(sigh) for sure, it's been one long week
I feel like we've had four seasons this week along

I am ready for Spring, tulips, sun dresses, and planting.

It's still a little early for some real planting.
I'm worried we may get one more cold snap.
But this weekend I am going do some indoor planting...

Succulent centerpieces via http://haydenregina.com/planted?image#0?image#0 || Recreate this succulent wedding centerpiece with faux succulents from Afloral.com!

Aloe plants are very beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in your home. They have also been found to absorb formaldehyde, carbon dioxide,...
Great info from the Plant Extremist!

Spring TV is back!
I can't get enough Survivor and Amazing Race

I am loving compiling Parker's Spring Wardrobe!


SO much cute stuff out there...Pinterest has got me considering taking up sewing.

My Puerto Rican vacation is booked!
I'm so excited to get my summer clothes out and start putting together my packing list!

I'm biting the bullet and booking a family photo session.
We need a good picture of the 4 of us (4th being the dog, no baby on board)!

Cheers to a warm and relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Scattered Chaos

I haven’t posted much lately because I have so scattered.  I wouldn't go as far as to say unorganized but definitely flying by the seat of our pants. 

You Call It CHAOS We Call It FAMILY XL Wooden Sign Plaque U-Pick Color GR8 For Blended for Large and Blended Families

March…is it really March…hard to believe.  Where has the year gone?  I feel like every month I start by saying ‘I’m going to get it together, this month’.

I’m beginning to think I may never get back to my ‘Pre Parker’ organized state of mind.  I may don’t think I’m quite ready to give in enjoy our little chaos, but hoping I will soon settle on happy medium.  We are definitely beginning to get in a routine.

From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home @ A Virtuous Woman

I am SO looking forward to Daylight Savings SUNDAY!  Finally, I love being a working mama but hate when we get up after dark (it may only 6:30pm) but nevertheless it’s sad not getting in an evening walk.

Goals for March…
·         Get our taxes done…this is the latest I've ever waited
·         Get my Birthday cards in order for the next few months (so terribly behind, I apologize family and friends)
·         Organize affairs for upcoming travel.  I have a lot of work and person travel Spring/Summer and I need to get the Mr. and baby prepared.
·         Finish P’s Easter basket before Easter weekend!

I would go on but I will attempt to be realistic. 

Happy March to all and I don’t know about you but I’m ready to see green grass, evening stroller walks, and dye eggs.  Spring is coming and I am ready!


PS:  Not that he would ever see this but shout out to best Daddy around, Happy Birthday JWK!