Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Favorites {3.24.17}

Happy Friday! We are going to be hitting the 70's with our weather today and I cannot wait to take advantage!

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We have a fun weekend planned with celebrating my Mom's birthday and I have a breakfast date with some family that I haven't seen in forever! It's going to be a good one :)

Let's take a look at my favorites from the week:


Brayden came home with this this week and my heart melted. And let's talk about his perfect hand writing! My boy is definitely my favorite!!


I'm having a fun little giveaway on my new Facebook group page. If you haven't joined already, you totally should! You can find the group here and add yourself :) And make sure to enter the giveaway!


I have such an obsession with the colors blush & mint this season. My new hoodie from Old Navy came last week and I had the chance to wear it this week and I'm in love! You can find it here

Speak of mint, these converse give me all the heart eyes! And they're on sale!

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I've read this article a few times now and every time it rings so true with where I'm at in my life. 


Favorite funnies of the week!

#truth #reallylovethewine

Umm me, almost every time

This just made me laugh!

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Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Break Bucket List

Even though we aren't going away for Spring Break, that doesn't mean we aren't going to have lots of fun! Today I'm sharing our bucket list of things we have planned to do.

My #1 tip would be to be prepared - as long as I'm prepared for each activity, things *should* go smooth. For instance, on the art day, I will already have a craft picked out for them to do and ready to go. I am also taking them to Michaels this weekend to pick out a wooden piece to paint. For the scavenger hunt, I am going to make sure I have everything printed, everyone has a clip board + pens. You get the idea. The point is this, being prepared makes this Mama's life soooo much easier!

What's on your Spring Break bucket list?

*linking up with Jessis Design

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easter Basket Ideas

Now with St. Patrick's Day over, I am in full Easter mode over here. I love filling up my kiddos Easter baskets! Over the years, things have changed with what I put in and I've grown to realize they do not need tons of unnecessary crap so I really try and be mindful when gathering ideas.

Here's some fun things I've been seeing that just might make their way into my kids' baskets!

1. Jumping Jack Game - This game looks so fun and I love that all 3 of my kids can play it

2. Stomp Rockets - We've had these before but didn't take very good care of them, therefore leading to the mowers to run them over - but I think it's time we get some new ones and hopefully this time remember to pick them up!

3. Heart sunnies - What little girl couldn't use a new pair of heart sunnies!?

4. Play Doh Eggs - These are such a fun twist on classic play doh (which my kids love to play with!)

5. Color Bath Dropz - This would make bath time fun for sure!

6. Moana Legos - I know Ella would love putting these together!

7. Nerf Gun - What boy doesn't love a nerf gun?!

8. Bubble Machine - I think it's finally time to invest in a bubble machine. I know my kids would love it!

9. Lego City - A little lego set is always a great filler

10. Big Art Set - I actually already ordered this for Ella, I know my little artist will love it! Now to try and keep Avery's little hands away...

Other things I think would be great are this Rub a Dub Princess in a Tub - We always need more bath toys and this set looks so cute and fun! Oh and our new favorite markers would be a great filler as well! And what basket would be complete without some yummy candy!

What are you putting in your littles' baskets this year??

*linking up with Lindsay's Sweet World & Our Pretty Little Girls for Tuesday Talk

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly Recap {3.20.17}

Happy last week before Spring Break!! While we aren't going away anywhere, I'm just looking forward to spending time with my kiddos having as much fun as we can.

Here's a look back at our week

We woke up to snow on Monday! This boy was excited to bring his snowpants to school :)

Of course he came home and right after his homework headed out to play. This boy loves playing in the snow, just like his Mama!


I had some one on one time with this girl while Miss A napped and we built a castle for her little Spangled beanie baby

Wednesday we met up with some friends at the library for story & craft time. The kids had a blast (and Miss A pretty much didn't sit still the entire time LOL) and when we were done we all went out to lunch. It was the first time we've really went out since my surgery and it felt great!

My mom stopped over for a little after work on Wednesday to play with the kids in the snow before it melted. They made this little snowman and then demolished him 2 seconds later :)

 Being funny with my glasses before school

The hubs has been working with Brayden on his stance and swing in the garage since it was still cold out. He is looking so good!!

Thursday night we got to sneak away for an impromptu date night - it's always nice when I get alone time with my guy (even if he was glued to the TV for March Madness LOL)

Friday we met up with more friends at the bowling alley. They had cookie decorating going on for St. Patricks Day and I'm pretty sure Avery made her way over to that table no less than 20 times.

Friday night was spent eating corned beef and watching Moana with the kids. I hadn't seen it since Thanksgiving and it was even better than I remember.

Saturday we spent some time doing crafts and just hung out all day

Saturday night the girls wanted to hang out on the pull out couch bed in the play room and watch a movie. That lasted about 20 minutes before they started getting crazy then we put them all to bed. I stayed up late watching Schitts Creek on Netflix and omg if you haven't seen it yet, watch it! Sooooooo flippin funny!

Sunday we headed to the movies in the morning but not to see the popular Beauty & the Beast. I don't think Miss A is ready for that yet so we saw The Wild Life which has been out for a while but they were replaying it. We just wanted to get out and do something with the kids

Later in the day I ran out by myself to try and find a metal organizer similar to this - and it was no luck. I'm looking for such a specific size it's going to be so hard to find.

While I was out I tried some on clothes and fell in love with this off the shoulder top. I can't wait to wear it :) It's much more vibrant than the pic shows, just fyi :)

After nap time we walked over to my in laws house - can you see Brayden all the way up there?? Apparently when you are 6 you don't want to walk with your parents *sigh*

Rick put his hat on Avery on the walk home and this is what she did - that kid, always cracking us up :)

Now the kids are in bed and I'm catching up on Big Little Lies. I love Sunday nights until I realize the next day is Monday, ha!

*linking up with B Loved Boston

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Favorites {3.17.17}

Happy Friday & Happy St. Patty's Day!!

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We've been having such a great week and I think today will be no different. After speech for Ella we are heading to go bowling with one of her friends. I know the girls will have a blast!

Also the new Beauty & the Beast movie comes out today!! I think we are going to wait a week to take the bigs to see it, but is anyone planning on seeing it this weekend?

Now onto my favorites for the week!


Earlier this week I shared this super cute and super easy DIY pot of gold. I know today is St. Patrick's Day but this could be done anytime and would still be fun! I'm so excited to give the kids theirs today!


I also shared a new Facebook group I started this week. You can read more about why I started it here and you can join the group here. I would love to have you!!


I have an obsession with Mindy Mae's Market but on my Stay at Home Mom salary I just cannot buy everything I want. 

I've been eyeing these joggers forever but just don't want to pay that price tag. I did find these that look like a little similar but I'm not sure I would like them because they aren't tight around the ankles.

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Left: Mindy Mae's Market/Right: Macy's


I came across this article this week and it said exactly how I feel. I always say I want more time with my kids, not necessarily another baby (although I wouldn't complain about that either probably!) but for any Mama's out there who are most likely done having kids, I think this article is so relatable


Favorite funnies of the week

Bahahaha this had me cracking up

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Yes! So me!

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Ha ha I just thought this was funny

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Well our winter wonderland is pretty much gone and I hope that means that Spring is right around our corner!

Here's a bunch of randomness going on my head lately

//I am soooo happy that I feel so much better after my surgery, finally! I still cannot believe how much pain I was in for that first 4-5 days. At my follow up on Monday I asked why there was so much pain when they made it seem like it was such an easy surgery and the dr's exact response was "Oh yeah, it's because of the tacts we used to attached the mesh, it feels like gun shot wounds and is very painful" Ummm yeah, maybe there's a reason they don't tell you that beforehand! I still have the no lifting restriction for a few more weeks which I am going to follow so I can hopefully prevent another hernia from happening

//I really want to go on a vacation like now and it's just not going to happen. I'm hoping we can squeeze a weekend away somewhere as a family before our first real vacation of the year, which isn't until July.

//Rick has been so amazing while I've been recovering, but his cleaning game could be stepped up. Does he not see that the carpet needs to be vacuumed and the floors need to be cleaned? I guess I'll just take what I can get.

//I'm getting so excited that baseball is starting up for Brayden! This year Rick is his head coach and I know it's going to be a great season.

//Since I haven't been able to work out, my mentality is basically to eat all the things. Now I can't tell if I'm just still bloated or getting fat. Really hoping it's the former one!

//I'm so excited to eat corned beef Friday night, even though we just had it at my in laws last weekend. I love corned beef and give myself a break this time of year to eat as much of it as I want.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

{DIY} Pot of Gold

I'm all about making holidays extra fun for my kiddos. I enjoy giving them something special and with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I started thinking of what their something special would be this year.

While I was walking the isles at the dollar store I saw these tiny clay pots that came 3 in pack (perfect!) so the idea came to make them each their own little pot of gold.  I plan on setting these out for them Friday morning.

These were so simple to make, which was good because I did it last week while I was still recovering and a nice easy craft was just what I needed. Anything more complicated than this and I probably wouldn't have had the energy.

Here's what you need:

  • Small clay pot (as I said, I found 3 mini ones at my dollar store. They are probably 3")
  • Black paint
  • Gold glitter
  • Gold chocolate coins (or whatever candy you want to fill it with)

I just painted the entire pot black, let it dry, then used glue around the edge and poured the glitter over. SO EASY! I filled each one with some chocolate coins and done!! I can't wait to see their little faces when they see these Friday.

Do you do anything "extra" for your kids during St. Patrick's Day?