Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday

Super excited to join a new-to-me link up today!

I haven't felt this scattered in a long time.
We have so much going on I feel like I'm just running in circles
and not getting much accomplished.

Please pray for this guy.
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He's in the hospital and our precious P
heads up for a visit today to perk him up!

We are going to be without our P for a week!
I don't know what to do with myself.
Of course I have a million+ ideas and will get very few done.

LUSH copycat bath bombs - where to get scent recipes for all your favorite perfumes and LUSH scents.
But my main plan is just to catch up
and take a leisurely bath 
with the last 2 months Southern Living I have opened yet.

I'm too scattered to think of much else.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Making Room

This weekend's spring cleaning
task brought me to tears.

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Our little Parker is no longer our infant.
She's outgrowing her infant toys.
Her new interests include...
Legos, baby dolls, and cooking with her pint size pots and pans

I'm clearing out the old and making room for the new.
Our little bungalow has reached overflow status.

I've separated her infant toys
Keepers for baby sister or brother
Giveaways of random odds and ends that have shown up or reached the end of the life.

I'm just going to end up pinning every part of the ending aren't I?

It was a combination of tears
Our baby is growing up too fast
and flashbacks to Toy Story.
That Toy Story 3 was a total sob story.
Seriously I could lose it just giving someone the summary!

You can still sit on my lap ;o) and you'll NEVER outgrow my Heart <3

Happy Tears on a Tuesday
Miss my baby but so much to look forward to!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday Musings

Monday again....
again full of random thoughts and a busy week.

Lilly for Target in Bryant Park today.
I have not been to Target since the Lily tornado.
contemplating an afternoon visit

Sunday I finally broke down and watched Grey's
I knew what was happening and still cried like a baby.

Mine are just starting to blossom! Two years after I planted the takes patient!
I'm on the hunt for some hydrangeas and ferns this week.
After my dismay coming home to the Mr. ripping out the holly bushes
I'm excited to plant some new flowering bushes in the front beds.

I feel like the pollen may be on it's way out.
I'm looking forward to de-pollenizing the porches in the near future.

You seriously don’t want to grow up, and will avoid it at any cost. | 22 Signs You're Definitely Not An Adult Yet
So sad I'm already getting rid of/putting away the infant toys
and making room for the toddler things.

After some travel last week
and prepping for more travel in the weeks ahead
I'm looking forward to getting back on track this week.

Cheers to another great week,

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Musings

Monday coffee by Megan Hess Illustration
This is exactly how I feel today!

We had an inprompt weekend at Mimi and Papa's.
Arrangements had been made to stay over Friday
in preparation of the yard sale.
But after a long day we stayed over Saturday too.

We had a fun time with our little weekend get-a-way.

I'm off today for a quick work trip.
so classy!
If only I looked like this instead of jumping in my rental car.

Puerto Rico packing and prep is in full swing.
Countdown has begun.

More excited it's been announced our 2016 trip will be to 
Napa Valley, California - Great Rip With Duchess And Gert!
So excited it's been on my list for some time now.

Busy week again this week.
Because my fascination with the circus will never end.  Circus Performer Lottie Brunn, 1949
Lots of balls in the air
this working mom stuff is not for the faint of heart.
So thankful for such a supportive family!

Happy Monday to all!
Cheers to a productive week.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Finally Friday

To say this has been a long week may be an understatement.
I got to spend 1 night at home this week.
Thank you to the Mr. for holding down the fort.

So looking forward to our weekend.
Although I'm not sure it will be very restful.

It's Yard Sale Season!
We are tagging along with my parents and hosting a sale this weekend!
The Mr. thinks my pricing is too cheap, according to his calculations if we sell everything we will make $15....haha.

My Jack Rodgers Jelly's came.
Love them!
Only thing I'd say, if you are ordering go a half size down.

Shopping Spree  Izak Zenou. Love the little shopping bag in the pup's mouth!
After I make my $15
I'm headed to the outlets for Puerto Rico shopping spree!

Favorite Read of the Week.
Check it out!

Did I mention I'm happy it's Friday!
Föstudagar eru bestir :-)
That is all.

Cheers to the weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Random Bungalow Intro

Coffee x2

First and Foremost Happy Thursday!

I've read a lot of 're-introductions' in the blog world lately.
I'm not sure that I've ever done an official intro from our Bungalow.
With that being said, I've compiled my favorites from all of you
to create an intro from the Mr. and myself.

So please step inside our bungalow....

the story of us...
We met while working at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

The Mr. is in the culinary industry and I am in the hotel business.
We share a love for travel, but unfortunately seem to work a little too much.

We adopted a 6 week old puppy after dating 6 months.
Yes crazy, luckily it worked out and Hendrix is almost 9 and over 100 lbs now.

We've been married since October 2008.

We expanded our family October of 2013 and can't imagine life without our little P.
Parker brings us some much joy and love!

the best advice I've ever received
'You can be anything you want to be'
despite what I say, mom you were right
I don't necessarily believe this but it's always good to remember.

my favorite quote
changes frequently depending on my mood
right now with a crazy pimple I'm loving...
How to create free printables without using Photoshop!

favorite vacation spots
in not certain order...
Italy (Venice will always be my favorite)
Outer Banks
St. John holds a special place in my heart
Charleston is our favorite long weekend get-a-way

dream vacation spot
this is an ever evolving list...
right now it's 
London, Scandinavia, NAPA, and road trip through the Grand Canyon in an RV
Grand Canyon Skywalk. A must when visiting AZ, the view is breathtaking!
skywalk in AZ

five things i cannot live without (excluding my family, faith, and god)
my morning coffee, moisturizer, planner, nail file, sadly the cell phone

favorite thing to cook
Spaghetti, Chicken Pot Pie. Poppy Seed Chicken, 7 Layer Salad, Homemade Pizza or Antico

most trusted beauty secret
always always always take off your make up at night
and a good nights sleep goes a long way

women i admire, and why?
My Mama, she's a working mom that raised 3 pretty darn good kids (in my opinion) 
We may have been late a few places and missing a few things here or there.
But we always had a beautiful, festive home, something green at dinner, and a ton of FUN.
I had one of the best childhoods and I only hope I can do as well as she did for my family.

books on my bedside table. 

Southern Living, Pout Pout Fish and Make it Happen

how i enjoy spending my free time
Dreaming of warm summer nights! | Rue
A nice bath and a glass of wine, neighborhood walk and a glass or wine, or dining alfresco with a nice bottle of wine
(see my trend there)

What keeps you up at night?
My ever growing to do list, watching the baby monitor, and a snoring Mr.

Are you a morning person or a night person
100% Morning
but not too early, fashionably late morning like 6:30ish

Now that I read this totally random,
just a few strange tidbits about life in our bungalow.

Cheers to TGIF Eve,

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Where to eat?

Butcher block paper roll -- reminders, lists and love notes to your lovies!! Bistro Union, London

I'm not sure about you
but we love to eat out and try new places.
Problem is we are a little last minute.

And when you are ready go
you can never think of that place you've always been meaning to try.

Well...about a year ago
I was out to eat with a friend and her friend.
We were talking about this dilemma

And she pops out her wallet and an index card.
On the card was printed out about 50 restaurants.
She explains...
Whenever she reads or hears about a new place she updates list for her wallet.
So whenever she and her Mr. are faced with
'where to we go?'
She pulls out her list, pick and go.
And cross off as they move along.

Love this trick!
I've started my list and love having it handy.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Snaps

A few quick pics from a quick weekend.

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quick pit stop to check out some
the amazing products at White Oak in Bluffton, GA 
definitely worth the stop
discovered they have a bee keeping workshop and much more!
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I think she may be a nole!

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rounded out the night with some family bowling...
girls (with no help from me) beat the boys....
at least for a moment in time.
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Cosmic experience gave P a little fright at first...
but once she got her bearings she was a wild thing!

Hope you all had a great weekend.
Cheers to Monday!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Five Summer Must Have's

Happy Happy Friday
Linking up with some lovely ladies today.

I'm loving this warm week and excited to a quick weekend get-a-way
to good ole Tally
So excited to share this special place with P.

In preparation I'm sharing 5 of my favorites for this Spring/Summer...

first and foremost we have to protect ourselves
Especially in our bungalow, lots of pale skin here.

In order to protect your skin from the sun's damaging UVA and UVB rays you should wear a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen every day.

I've found this is by far my favorite and works like a charm.
Find it here.

Just purchased these Jack Roger Jelly's yesterday and can not wait for them to arrive.
Gotta have a pair of Jelly Sandals for Spring Break! #lovemyjacks

I wish this Packable Wide Bow Sunhat was in stock....
Packable Wide Bow Sunhat
if anyone knows where to find it please let me know.
Just discovered this site Tuckernuck, love everything.

a classic summer sundress.
can be thrown on and dressed up or down
picked up this lovely blue find at JCrew Factory for a steal.
Factory tank dress

last but certainly not least
summer beverage
Watermelon Margaritas | 28 Big-Batch Summer Drinks That Know How To Get Down
can't go wrong with a watermelon margarita!

Cheers to a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

An Easter to Remember

I wish we could relive last weekend all over again.
We had such a blessed Easter.

P had her first ever Easter egg hunt at school Friday.
Followed by Saturday Breakfast with the Bunny and Hunt at Church.
To say she enjoys hunting 'Easter Balls' as she calls them would be an understatement.
She's pretty amazing and was definitely no scared to wander over to the big kid area during the hunt.

Loved her sweet spirit as she was so focused on collecting.
We filled our basket then dumped it out and filled it up again.

And the new discovery was chocolate.
We love some chocolate.
Kisses and Twix were the  favorites.

So here's a little photo overload.

Sunday we got to church EARLY. 
It was certainly an Easter miracle to get ready, to church, in the nursery and in our seats before the service began.  After of course the precious Easter basket delivered by the bunny himself.

One regret, we failed at taking a nice family photo.
Totally unflattering family pic.

best of the worst.

Sunday we enjoyed supper at my parents and our own little egg hunt.

Hope you all enjoyed fellowship with friends and family over suck a special weekend.