Friday, August 30, 2019

around here.

around here we celebrated Hadley's first day at her new school by going out to eat at the place of her choice.  She wanted her #1 favorite Cancun, but we convinced her to go to El Rancho Grande which is much closer to our house now.
around here we celebrated after dinner by going to Graeters for ice cream.  Her favorite flavor is Cotton Candy because it's blue.  Since it was raining outside, we got a little wet coming into Graeters.  We were freezing!  So we decided to eat the rest at home in warmth, since it's a 2 minute drive home.
around here loving my new lunch box for work.  I received it from the FabFitFun add-on sale, but I cannot find the link online.  Only found it on ebay which is weird!
around here Hadley got some new jammies for fall/winter and wanted to tuck in the shirt because it's a little long on her.  She had to stand on the bathroom counter so she could see the full look.  That girl has her own sense of style for sure.
around here did a little organizing in the office.  Made a house binder that includes all of the appliances, things we've purchased such as ceiling fans, and receipts the previous owner kept, etc. 
around here love it when I come home from work and find these two playing in her room.  No iPad, just plain old playing with actual things and not electronics!
around here more organizing in the office.  Made a bin for Hadley going through school, she brings home so much from preschool I can't imagine how grade school, high school, and college is going to be.  I want to have all of these memories for her as she grows up.
around here she tried a drumstick for the first time and loved it!  You never know with this picky girl.  These drumsticks are the "mini" ones, which are totally perfect for kiddos.

Friday is here.  The long holiday weekend is here.  And yet again, another gorgeous weekend up ahead weather wise.  Couldn't have asked for a better summer with the weather, the weekends have been so nice with lots of sunshine.  Can't wait to kick off the holiday weekend at the lake!  In my book, Labor Day weekend means summer is over.  Insert sad face here.  So I'm going to soak up every second of the weekend, enjoy watching the kids have a blast on the boat, and just enjoy the end of summer. 

Have a good one!

Friday, August 23, 2019

around here.

around here she sleeps just like her Daddy.
around here this little lady is having the best summer!  Lake days during the week.
around here wasn't too impressed with the Fall FabFitFun box, but still always fun to get goodies!
around here had a little helper while organizing the office.
around here she had her last day at her current preschool.  She's going to miss the friends she's made, and teachers but she's ready for a change. 

Happy Friday folks!  I'm so excited the weekend is here.  The weather looks like another great one, with way less humidity too.  More lake time, and birthday party time on the agenda this weekend. 

Have a good one!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

k&m / august.

A new year of K&M monthly posts!  Yay!  Here is what we've been up to this month...

She has slowed down some at work.

Wish it would stay that way.

He watched The Bachelorette with her every week.

It was a train wreck, but you couldn't not watch.

This was the best picture with both of us in it this month.

We need to work on more couple selfies next month.

He has spent so much time at the lake with just Hadley.

She is loving it.

We managed to squeeze in one Reds game.

He took Hadley to the zoo a few times.

We went to dinner at The Cabana on the river.

She tried surfing.

Epic fail.

She's going to keep trying.

Summer's not over yet!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

august : currently.

loving having so much fun at the lake this summer.

finding so much joy in our new boat.

getting excited for Hadley to start a new school next week.

needing a haircut.

thinking about fall coming so soon.

allowing myself to dream about summer staying a little longer.

eating lots of shrimp.

prepping dinner some weeks.

considering a change in meal prepping.

using the timer to help alleviate clothes being left in the wash.

watching Big Little Lies Season 2.

listening to the Jimmy Buffet channel on Pandora.

revisiting my 8k a day step goal.

connecting new Internet at home.

feeling happy.

Monday, August 19, 2019

from the weekend (lake edition).

Friday ended with a trip to the doctor for an ear ache.
Ear drops for an outer ear infection.
Saturday morning while Daddy slept, we made chocolate chip cookies.
She's the best helper.
Arrived at the lake.  Babies and all!
Ready for the first boat ride of the day, baby's first boat ride too.
Grandma Gail made baby a life jacket.
Dropped Grandma & Papa off at a party.
Came back to the house to grill our steaks.
Cruised the lake until it was time to pick up Grandma and Papa.
George wasn't a fan of the bonfire.
Such a great night for a bonfire.
Sunday morning our regular trip to see the horseys.  Brought baby along.
Had some friends down.
We've been enjoying our new boat so much, we haven't taken the pontoon out this entire summer.  George was excited since he can go on the pontoon.

This weekend was so nice, relaxing, and just uneventful.  Chilling at the lake with nothing to do is the best.

Happy Monday, have a great week!

Friday, August 16, 2019

around here.

around here eating dinner outside.
around here porch sitting with George.
around here she had her last dance class of the summer!
around here snuggling on the floor before bedtime.

TGIF!  This weekend is going to be another gorgeous one weather wise, sunshine and hotness!  Perfect for getting outside and enjoying the sun!  Excited to have Kevin off this weekend.  I'm looking forward to boat rides, swimming, vodka, grilling, and relaxation.  Soo looking forward to it.

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

water wednesday.

On Wednesdays, we water.

Poor guy on the left needs some help though. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

links on Tuesday.

Happy Tuesday!
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!)
+ diy : living flower wreath
+ in the kitchen : ham & cheese casserole
+ kid room : unicorn room
+ book to read : Big Dreams, Daily Joys
+ for the kiddos : DVD's
+ active wear : Nike Hoodie
(Image Source via : The Cabana on the River

Monday, August 12, 2019

from the weekend.

Played some Who Is it with Hadley, George wanted to get in on some family game time too.
Hadley had a blast at the zoo with her cousin!
Grandad came over to help with our plumbing issue, we think it's fixed!  Hadley so proud of making her own popsicles now, this one was lemonade.
My hard working husband at work.
We are having fun trying out new pools this summer since we don't have one anymore! =(
Dinner at The Cabana, it was so nice. 

Nice weekend we had, Friday had my Dad come over to help with the plumbing issue and seemed to fix it thank goodness.  Saturday, Hadley and I went to my parents for a little while.  Sunday we went swimming, and then dinner on the river.  We had a nice relaxing weekend!

Cheers to the start of a new week!  Have a good one.

Friday, August 9, 2019

around here.

around here had her check-up at the Dentist!  She does so great, they have toys, gets to choose her own balloon animal, and gets a small goodie bag / new toothbrush each time.  I wish they had these fun dentists when I was a kid!
around here she is so proud of her pudding pops she made herself!
around here took a photo with Rosie Red at the Reds game!
around here on our walk back to the car from the Reds game, took a photo by the pretty flowers.
around here George watching her draw, so she thinks.  He's just patiently waiting for her to pet him.

We had a busy week around here!  Dance class, the Reds game, and grilled out steak for dinner one night.  Not much planned for this weekend, hopefully getting the plumbing issue fixed, and then nothing much after that!  Maybe sitting out on the back deck, having some cocktails, and enjoying my babe's company.  Looking forward to soaking up the rest of what is left of summer, that's for sure!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

kitchen table update.

I've been wanting to change out the fabric in our kitchen table chairs for awhile now, and finally got around to it!  We have had this table since 2009, and I think it was Kevin's parent's table when they first got married, so in other words this thing is old! 
If you plan to do this yourself, I suggest investing in a small staple gun.  I have one and it's super easy to use.  First thing I had to to do was remove all the staples, I used a knife to go underneath and pull from side to side to get the staple out.  As you can see, the blue striped fabric was the original fabric from my husbands parents.  The brownish color that is on top, is what I used for our first home
I kept the original fabric on the seats to give it some extra padding.  When cutting the fabric, I used the previous piece to measure out the new fabric.  Make sure to cut around where the screws go into the base of the chairs!  I did not.  Had to go back through all of them and re-do it!  Lesson learned.
Here is the finished product!  Brightens the table up so much!  Eventually we'd like to get a new table, but this one will do for now since it's where we congregate the most.  Hadley loves to paint, draw, etc. on this table and it's had it's share of projects done on it.  I had hoped to have enough fabric left over to make a tablecloth, but sadly did not.
Love the way it turned out!

(Fabric via : Joann)