Friday, March 30, 2018

around here.

around here had Natalie and Hadley put out little Easter decorations in our poor yard.
around here pre-made smoothie baggies!  Works wonders to have it all pre-cut so all we have to do is add the liquid.
around here reading a lot more this week.
around here a little Easter / Spring like decor.
around here when Daddy works late, sometimes we write him notes for the morning.

What a very long week this has been!  The weather has not been the greatest, rain and more rain.  But good thing is it's Good Friday, and Opening Day!  For the first time since 1960 something, the Reds moved Opening Day from yesterday to today because of all the rain.  Not going to the game or any of the festivities, but going to the parade on Monday!  Hope the rain can hold off for Easter this year, and maybe a little bit of sunshine?  We need some sunshine around these parts.

On the creative front, are you going to participate in the 100 Day Project?  It starts this coming Tuesday 4/3/18!  I am so excited for it.  I talked a little bit about it here a few weeks go.  This weekend, I'm going to carve out some time and get everything ready.  All the supplies I'll use, the space I want to use, things to make it manageable to do each day in a spot that works for me.  I have no idea what to expect with this, and doing something creative everyday for 100 days in a row sounds like a lot.  But, this project is something I want to do for myself, and I'm so excited to see how it all goes!
Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend and Happy Easter!

(Photo via : Pinterest)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

hadley / march.

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 March 2018.

DRINKING:  koolaid

READING:  Brown Bear Brown Bear

PLAYING:  stuffed animals....Teddy, Thelma, and Donald Duck.

WEARING:  light coat, and this shirt all the time. Even wore the same shirt for February.

EATING:  chicken nuggets, grapes, and string cheese

WATCHING:  Paddington Bear

ENJOYING:  Daddy taking her to school in the mornings.

ps : JANUARYFEBRUARY,

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

links on tuesday.

Happy Tuesday!
Just some fun links to check out for the start of the week.
(By clicking on the bolded text, it will bring you directly to the link!)
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+ diy : pallet plaques
+ in the kitchen : green beens with browned butter
+ banner : babe cave
+ book to read : Option B
+ for the kiddos : folding camp chair
+ active wear : Nike tank
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(Image Source via : front yard tree)

Monday, March 26, 2018

from the weekend.


Happy last week of April! Here's a glimpse of what our weekend looked like.  Got my hair done and so happy with a new place.  Natalie had her father/daughter dance Saturday night, she looked lovely in her new twirly dress.  Sunday we went over to my parents for some egg coloring.  The big kids won't be with us for Easter this year, so my parents gave them their Easter baskets early.  Brought back memories of egg coloring at my Grandma's house, we would go the Friday night before Easter, everyone would bring their own meat less dinner, and we'd all color eggs.  Even the big kids.  Miss those times so much!  We had a great weekend spent all together, making memories.

Have a good week everyone!

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"Who you are inside is what helps you make and do everything in life."
-Fred Rogers
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Friday, March 23, 2018

around here.

around here had the big kids come home after school, Hadley gets super excited every time they are home.
around here the new Kroger building is coming along, those workers are super fast!
around here had a massive snow fall right after spring officially arrived.
around here another picture from her school, this time matching jelly beans to the right color!
around here the drive to dinner took 1 hour and 45 minutes! One accident caused huge delays, we took back roads but so did everyone else.  Hadley was so good, listening to her iPad with headphones in so Kev and I actually got to have uninterrupted conversation!
around here Happy Birthday little brother!
around here the car ride home from dinner.  She looked like a zombie but so content.  She rarely watches her iPad for long periods of time, but it is a huge help during long car rides.

So it's Friday right, and they are calling for more snow tomorrow!  Like a lot of snow.  Mother Nature seems very confused, next week major league baseball starts and we are having snow! Get it together sista!  Up for the weekend, Kevin has the father/daughter dance, getting my hair done, going to color some eggs for Easter, and hopefully get back to working on the kitchen.

Have a great weekend folks, stay warm!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

a day in the life.

On Thursday, March 15th I participated in Ali Edwards Day in the Life project!  Here are my photos and text from the day.
6:00am / Sitting on my bed putting on my makeup.  I don't put makeup on in the bathroom because I get way too hot.
6:15am / Couldn't find my other work shoe so had to wear my old ones.
6:35am / waiting for the car to warm up so I can head off to work.
6:55am / in the elevator at work.
6:57am / hallway to the office.
6:58am / walk into my office, the sensor light turns on when I enter the room.  I always set my purse and bag down on the floor first thing, and then I put it underneath my desk in this little bin I have.
7:05am / breakfast consisting of a banana and a granola bar with yogurt.
9:05am / Parked my car at the meter outside my building, the meters are free until 9am so when I'm late I park there and the move my car to the garage and walk back with a coworker.
9:10am / on my way back from parking my car at the garage, I walked to my old stomping grounds the Kroger building to make a deposit at Kemba.  They are installing turn styles to make the building more secure, you'll have to swipe the Kroger badge to get through the lobby.
10:00am / refilled the water bottle.
10:30am / the sunshine that comes through my office windows is my favorite thing ever.  I will never get tired of that sweet sunshine in my eyes every morning.
12:00pm / lunch consisted of chicken, broccoli, and an apple.  Ate in the conference room with my coworkers who were having a salad day but since I'm not much of a salad person I packed and still ate with them.
2:15pm / selfie shot at my desk.
3:00pm / sunshine on the ledge with the welcome flowers barely surviving.
4:00pm / time to leave, so I take the stairs everyday when I leave.  Need to work on taking the stairs up everyday when I arrive!
4:45pm / arrived at Hadleys school, they were playing outside which on some days it seems too cold but they all have their coats on so I guess it's okay. 
4:47pm / I sneak by the kids on the playground to go into her school to get her bookbag, lunch bag, blanket and pillow.  A lot easier without her and a lot faster.  Love how they have a white board on little things they did that day.
4:50pm / Hadley had to go to the bathroom, so we had to go back inside because she couldn't wait until we got home which is less than 6 minutes away!
5:05pm / When Hadley gets in the car, it feels like it takes an eternity to get in the car seat and buckled up.
5:11pm / arrive home, and she can't wait to go inside and play with her toys.


 
6:00pm / after a few days, you have finally decided it's okay to go #2 on the potty and not in a diaper anymore!  I had to document this moment somehow.  So we sent this photo to your old babysitter Missy because she was the first one to really try potty training with you.  It's so exciting to not have to buy diapers anymore!
7:00pm / done with shower.  You have grown so much, you want to wash your hair and body all by yourself.  You even use deodorant after each shower because you are three now haha
8:00am / after the nightly movie watching in mom & dad's bed, we brush teeth right before bed.


8:15pm / after you went to bed, I started on the St. Patrick's Day treats!  Made green rice krispie treats for your school party.
8:50pm / made pistachio bread for my work treats, had to borrow sugar from our neighbor.  Never in a million years would I ever think I'd run out of sugar but I had zero!  Also, made another batch for my hubby's work so ended up staying up later than anticipated.
11:15pm / laying in bed with my St. Patrick's Day outfit ready to go, our messy room, and watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix!

I love this little project, I've participated the last three or four years.  It's fun looking back on previous years to see what I was doing then.