Monday, April 30, 2018

Brayden's 1st Communion & the Girls' Dance Recital

My heart is so full after this weekend! Brayden made his First Communion and both girls had their dance recital. I couldn't be any happier as I sit here and type this up.

First up, Saturday was Brayden's Communion. It was a busy morning with the boys at baseball practice and us girls at dance pictures & rehearsal. We all met up back at home around lunchtime just in time to eat and get ready for church

We snapped a few pics and then we were off!

Church went smooth and we were so proud of our boy!!


We went out to eat afterwards and as always with all the cousins together, it was a wild time!

Sunday the boys headed out to a baseball a few towns away while the girls and I stayed home to get ready for the recital. The boys were meeting us there after. The girls are so cute while getting ready and it's one of the sweetest moments as their Mom.

This was Avery's first recital and let's just say she had a blast doing her own thing. It was seriously so cute and she kept us all laughing and smiling the entire time!!

Ella knew her routine so well and was even directing girls mid song where to go


We took the girls for ice cream afterwards and then went to celebrate my niece's birthday. It was an amazing love-filled family weekend and we couldn't be more proud of our kiddos!!

*linking up with BLovedBoston & The Sirois Family

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What's Up Wednesday {4.25.18}

Happy Hump Day!! I was already on edge this week because there is a lot going on and to top it off me and the kids got in a car accident yesterday on the way to Brayden's religious class (about a minute away from our house) We were minding our own business at a red light and a huge truck smashed right into us. We are all ok but definitely shook up. I think that was God's way to say slooooooooow down, and if so, I got it, I'll take a few breaths and relax just please don't let that happen again!

Anyway, it's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's time to link up with  Shay, Mel & Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday!!


What we're eating this week:

We had the kids favorite - pasta & meatballs Monday, takeout last night since I was in no mood to cook after the accident and the rest of the week will be the yummy chicken enchilada bake that's always a hit and some other easy stuff - we have a busy week so we need quick, easy meals!

No Bake: Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole - Jo Cooks

What I'm reminiscing about:

Like always, when one of my kids were small. This time it's been Brayden. Memories from 7+ years ago are popping up on FB and make feel all the feels! I can't believe he will be 8 this year and is making his 1st Communion Saturday!

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What I'm loving:

These new sandals I got the girls! I know they're not twins but I can't help but always want them to match!

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What we've been up to:

Baseball, baseball, baseball!!! And dance, and school, and religious classes, you know, just the norm!

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What I'm Dreading:

Dealing with insurance for this car accident, it's already starting off a bit shaky and I know it's just going to be a process until it's done. 

What I'm Working On:

As always, my deals group and my fashionista group - I love these groups so much!! Currently there's a giveaway going on in my fashion group, be sure to enter!!

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What I'm Excited About:

Brayden making his 1st Communion Saturday and the girls' dance recital on Sunday! So much fun happening this weekend!!

What I'm Watching/Reading:

Cannot get enough of the Greatest Showman as I've already shared, I think it's safe to say it's my new favorite movie. The story, the music, the message, all of it is just so darn good

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Also still watching Rosanne and LOVING it! And Splitting Up Together is so good too!!

What I'm Listening To:

Silence at this moment, but I'm hoping to get The Greatest Showman CD for Mother's Day 

What I'm Wearing:

I've been sharing so many outfit inspiration in my new group but have yet to be able to wear most of it out because our weather has been so whack! It's finally getting nicer out and I'm loving it!!!

I've been living in my MMM double hoods, I wear them all week long with nicer weather - it's so nice to not have to wear a coat!!

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What I'm Doing This Weekend:

Oh this weekend is a busy one!! Friday night Brayden has baseball pictures, followed by a game, Saturday morning I'm taking the girls to dance rehearsal and dance pictures while Rick & Brayden have practice, then it's home to get our handsome son ready for his 1st Communion, and then it's the after party, and Sunday we have another baseball game. Phew, I'm already exhausted LOL

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month:

More baseball games, I love that I'm finally able to watch a little bit of Brayden's games, rather than chase the girls around the entire time. I still have to watch them but they play pretty well with the other siblings so I can actually watch some of the game. There's some family parties and birthdays which will all be fun too

What Else is New:

I went to Kindergarten orientation this week for Ella and I couldn't help but feel a little sad.  I know it's still far away but I'm going to miss that little girl so much when she is in school all day!!

*linking up with Jessi's Design Lindsays Sweet World

Monday, April 23, 2018

Weekly Recap {4.23.18}

And here we are, Monday again! We had a decent week and it ended with some nice weather so that's always a plus!! We are so ready for consistent nice weather it's not even funny!!

Here's a look back at our week

Monday was errands day like always, then food prep for the week. I went to get my hair done at night and chopped quite a few inches off!

Tuesday was the norm, Avery at school, Ella  had speech then it was a movie day in the afternoon because it was FREEZING! Would you guess we watched The Greatest Showman again?!?! Cannot get enough!!

Wednesday Ella had Beach Day at school and we went to the library later in the day

Thursday was errands in the morning then we went to the carousel room after Avery got out of school. Ella's friend came with too


Thursday night the boys had baseball and Avery had gymnastics. Friday was a busy day - started off with Ella's school conference, followed by a few errands, then I dropped the girls off by my Moms and I volunteered at Brayden's school, then picked the girls up and headed to the dr where he told us Ella needed NO MORE BOOT!! Girlfriend was beyond excited!!

Friday night Brayden had his first game for one of his baseball teams ( he is on 2) and it was freezing out but the boys played well and pulled out a win!!


Saturday morning was the usual, dance for the girls and baseball practice for the boys. Afterwards we worked on Brayden's science fair project then hung out the rest of the day/night. We grilled out and watched the Cubs game and I think we were passed out by 9 #adultlife

Sunday morning it was out of the house early for Brayden's game. They played so well but they lost by 1. 

The rest of the day was spent hanging out with my in laws and catching up with them from their vacation. Sunday night came way too soon!

*linking up with BLovedBoston & The Sirois Family

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Favorites {4.20.18}

Happy Friday!! I don't know why, but I've been dying for the weekend to get here this week. Maybe it's because it's our last low-key one before some super busy ones!

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I don't think there could be a more favorite right now! We are all literally obsessed with the movie The Greatest Showman! We saw it in the theater and knew we loved it then, but this week we got it on blu-ray and have probably watched it 5 times already! I just cannot get enough

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I picked up this top from Target earlier in the week and I'm in love!! (I already shared in my group so you may have already seen it) - I can't wait to actually be able to wear it!!

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Maybe I'll get to wear that outfit soon, here's our upcoming forecast, we are getting there!!!


Yesterday we had our monthly Girl Chat link up and it was all about guilty pleasures! It was such a fun topic!! If you missed it, you can read all about it here


I have tons of asparagus in the fridge right now and this recipe is calling my name! I hope to get around making it this weekend

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus with mozzarella cheese is the best side dish to any meal! Low Carb, Keto AND the perfect way to get your veggies in! Even non-asparagus fans LOVE this recipe! Tastes so amazing that the whole family gets behind this one | #asparagus #mozzarella #garlic #sides #lowcarb #keto

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Girl Chat {April 2018}

Happy Thursday! Welcome to Girl Chat! This month is all about our guilty pleasures! This is going to be so fun to read through everyone's posts!


Flaming Hot Cheetos

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Yep, I'm still eating these and loving them! Me and the hubs like to treat ourselves to them every so often, but only on the weekend. I have to have him take the bag away or I will eat them all

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

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you guys, I am obsessed with these. I was so giddy last week when I saw them on sale at Costco! They rarely go on sale! I try to only eat 1 a day but there are plenty of times where way more than that make their way to mouth


Teen Mom (all of them)

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Yes, I still watch the Teen Moms. I feel connected to the first cast because I was pregnant with Brayden while watching it and now they are mostly all grown up and more mature so it's enjoyable to watch. However, I did tell my 33 year old self that I would NOT be watching the new young & pregnant show and yep here I am, watching it

Jersey Shore Family Vacation

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I was so excited for this to start the other week! It did not disappoint either! I love Pauly D, he is just hilarious and JWow is my fave. Snookie & Dena are just whatever but collectively I like the whole cast and it's going to be a fun hot mess to watch

E! News

I have been watching E! News ever since I can remember - my mom got me hooked when I was in HS. It has changed alot over the years and I don't like it as much as I use to but I do catch it once in a while still.

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Gossip mags

I use to be really big on reading tons of gossip magazines as well as Cosmo. I only pick one up every so often and it's definitely a guilty pleasure of mine when I do.

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I'm sure there's more I'm missing but these are the main guilty pleasures that popped into my head. I use to have a lot more but now that I'm raising 3 small kids, there's not as much time as there use to be for guilty pleasures!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Girl Chat Reminder

Ok, I finally have my weeks right and tomorrow is our monthly Girl Chat linkup! We're talking all about guilty pleasures so make sure you link up!!