Tuesday, June 25, 2019

house update / living room.


We did lots of updates in the living room!  As you can see in the before photo, the walls were a sunflower yellow, and the previous owners left the drapes.  We did things a little different in this room, instead of having the traditional living room or as some people call it the nice furniture you can't sit on room, we switched it up a bit.  We put a new dining room table in this room, with a bench to put backpacks and work bags on, and a bar cart.  
Here is what you see from the big wall, the bar cart on the left, table in the middle, and the bench on the right under the windows.  The wall color is our favorite Silver Marlin, it is the best light gray color, so much better than boring white.  
This view is standing in the front door hallway, you see the bench under the window.  Kevin and I made that bench from our first home, and have used it ever since.
On the back wall, we hung our wedding photos up along with the antique gun we purchased for part of our wedding decor.
Standing on the window side of the wall, you see the bar cart and the entry way into the office.
Here's a closer look at our bar cart, we just love it!  It's actually called a kitchen cart, but I thought it worked better for the drinkey drinks!
Love our living room / dining room.  We've eaten in here for parties, but not as a family yet.  Plans to do that for sure!

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Wall Color - Silver Marlin

Monday, June 24, 2019

hello monday.

Hello Monday!

I'm back from the living.  After being sick for almost a week, I'm back.  Last week I started feeling bad, just icky, and coughing like a crazy person.  So I went to the doctor a week ago today, they said it's nothing.  Went back to the same doctor last Thursday, they diagnosed me with Sinusitis, gave me amoxicillin, after 4 doses of that I was feeling the same if not worse.  My gut told me to go to the Little Clinic on Saturday, and they diagnosed me with Bronchitis!  Geesh.  After a few long hours of waiting, they gave me a steroid and something to help with the cough/congestion.  Man, I feel like a brand new woman!  Knock on wood, I haven't gotten sick in over a year and this one hit me like a ton of bricks.  Sucks getting old.  Literally, was in bed all day and night since Thursday.  It feels good to be back in the real world.  I missed it!

Up for this week, finally getting my hair done, and clean the house little by little, since I've been sick it's a hot mess.  When Mama is down, everything else goes with it.  That's pretty much it for this week, and hope to keep it that way!

Here's to Monday, it's going to be a good one.

(Photo via : www.pinterest.com)

Friday, June 21, 2019

hello summer!

Hooray, horray!  We made it. If you've read this blog for awhile, you know summer is my season.  Love this season.  This photo was taken on our back deck, while my daughter and I ate dinner one evening.  We just love being outside.  June has been a very rainy month, let's hope that settles down soon and more sunshine is upon us. 

On my list to do for summer is, make a summer bucket list, figure out how to document summer memories, be outside more than inside, grill, take walks, and so much more. 

Summer, I'm so glad you are here.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

hadley / may.

I will be documenting Hadley this year by giving monthly updates on what she is up to!
This is what Hadley has been up to in May 2019.

DRINKING:  Gatorade.

READING:  Not much reading this month.

PLAYING:  Outside on her big girl bike.

WEARING:  Unicorn flip flops.

EATING:  Pepperoni Lunchables.

WATCHING:  The Little Princess.

ENJOYING:  Her new haircut, done by her Mama.  Yea that was scary!

If interested in seeing 2018 of Hadley each month, click here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

our memorial day weekend.

We started our holiday weekend off with a trip to Kroger, it was a mad house but that is normal for a holiday weekend.  Plus, our Kroger is a brand new marketplace so it's extra crowded lately.
We moved her car seat over to the side so George wouldn't be all up in her grill.  She was excited!
Gator ride to see the horseys, we took our cousin along for the ride.
Talks on the deck at night are my favorite.
She started swimming by herself, not holding on to anyone!  She was so proud of herself!
Boat rides and huggies for the win.
Gator parking only hah!
Bomber pops with Pops!
She loves to help when it has anything to do with cooking, she's a great helper!
Made this light and healthy dessert!

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 17, 2019

around here.

around here started the week off by meal prepping a little bit.  Hadley is mixing up eggs for egg muffins, we mixed cheese and spinach with them.  Kevin is chopping chicken for dinner.  I find it very helpful to always include Hadley in the kitchen with us, it might take longer, but she loves to help and prevents after school melt downs too!
around here foggy morning view from my work building.
around here the Grove shipment this month!  Love the hand sanitizer, and can't wait to try the pest control in the house!
around here playing outside almost everyday after school.
around here little miss grown up crossing her legs in her car seat.
around here baby Ari smiles by Uncle Kevin.
around here family photos are the best.
around here planted flowers for our front porch!  Had the best little helper in all the land.
around here after planting flowers, her car needed a good wash.  She loves playing with the hose!
around here drawing on her pad of paper while watching a movie before bed.
around here I've been asked to sleep with Layla.  Hadley loves to share her babies with me for bed time.
around here for dinner we made a white garlic chicken flatbread for dinner, it was delicious!
around here checked out our new Kroger Marketplace!  It's so awesome, I'm going to spend a fortune every time I go.
around here my brother and I playing around with SnapChat filters.  I'm on the left as a guy, and he's on the right as a girl, hilarious!

Happy Friday folks!  Good week, busy week.  Busy like a bee, you could say.  This week has been one of those where it was super busy, but moved at a very slow pace.  I'm so glad the weekend is here!  The weather forecast looks like it's going to be warm, yes!  Finally!  We have a busy weekend ahead, Aunt Cindy is here, a bridal shower, the kids come back, and we have a double header in volleyball!

Happy weekend.  Hold on tight, May is flying.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Earlier this month, a group of girlfriends and I celebrated turning 40 this year with a trip to Siesta Key Beach! We have been friends since high school, and it was fun to all get together after all these years.  A few of us have gone on Spring Break back in high school, a few of us have traveled on small trips since high school, but all 6 of us have not traveled together like this before!  Only one we were missing was Jess, poor thing isn't a fan of flying. 
 Us at the airport bar, waiting on Elizabeth to arrive on a different airline.
 Elizabeth arrived!  Time to head to the beach house.
We stopped for lunch on the way, and since this small little island does not believe in coconut rum I had to try a new drink.  Vodka/Sodas!  I'm a fan.  The bartender gave us a little treat, Pina Colada's!  They were delicious.
 Headed to the liquor store to get the necessities.  A small down pour didn't stop us!
To the beach at last!  Siesta Key Beach on a Thursday afternoon.  Hardly anyone was there, but the rain might've scared some people off.  It was still beautiful!
 We took a selfie with my camera, set it up on the cooler.  Not too bad!
 The short walk to the beach house, we took turns carrying the cooler.  Well, some of us! lol
 After dinner, went to the famous "beach club" from the Siesta Key show on MTV.  It was a very young crowd, and we definitely felt 40!
Friday morning, the other two friends came a little later.  They were sipping mimosas waiting on their delayed flight.
 We went to the sun garden for breakfast, very good, and the mimosas were delicious!
The day before, we bought visors at one of the stores as a joke.  Christy wears visors, and we told her absolutely do not wear that on the beach.  Well, she did.  So we bought some cheapie ones as a joke!
 Another selfie photo from the cooler!  It cut off the ocean, but it's still cute!
This night was crazy, after drinking my new found love of Vodka all day on the beach, I was spent!  We were home and in bed by like 11pm!  That's 40 for ya!
The next day was much much better, drank lots of water!  This was us crammed in the back of Lauren's rental car to get some ice for our coolers.
Last day on the beach!
I had these sunglasses made for all of us, on the other side it has each of our names.
 Last night before dinner, waiting for the Frog Hop to pick us up!
 I tried gator at dinner, it wasn't bad very chewy.
 Elizabeth and I on the frogger.
 After dinner went to the daiquiri deck, where they have every kind of daiquiri imagineable. 
After dinner, we stopped at one place to have a drink.  But then, Lauren wanted to get some Advil because her sunburn was hurting so badly.
This my friends, is what a bunch of 40 year olds do on there last night in Florida.  Fall asleep on the couch watching Saturday Night Live.  Christy and I were sitting at the table still drinking!
As we came in from outside, a small lizard got in and I was scared to death it would come in my room!  So Christy snapped this and it was hilarious!
Mimosa's at the airport, waiting on our flight. 

We had a great time, and I can't wait to do it again!  All six of us in another state was insane how it all worked out.  We have trouble meeting for dinner, but so glad it all came together.  Siesta Key was beautiful, and a great time celebrating our 40th's!