March 26, 2014

birthday wishes

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Today my sweet little girl turns six and I can hardly believe it!  Seriously, how is that possible?  Going through these old pictures, brings back so many joyful memories with this sweet girl.  Here’s a look back over the years…

March 24, 2014

stripes + gold


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Good Morning!  Hope you had a lovely weekend!  Ours included yard work, cleaning house, opening day for Preston’s baseball season, and preparing for a little change around our home...me starting back to work.  Today I’m starting a new part time job after 3 years of being at home with my kids.  I worked for 11 years before staying home and I'm kind of looking forward to getting back into it.  I have all kinds of emotions…but excited and nervous are the two big ones.  It’s the perfect job and I am so thankful for it - thanks Lorie ;)
And a big thank you to everyone who left me several very sweet comments on instagram yesterday about this new striped jacket that I shared in the picture above.  Because it received so much love it became the inspiration for today’s post.  I feel like it is a great Spring transitional look, so I decided to put an outfit together with similar pieces.  I actually got the blazer at a friend’s Cabi party and love it!


spring transitional // classic stripes


I’m a huge fan of classic pieces and I think this striped blazer will be a great addition to my wardrobe.  Love simple, timeless items.

Have a great day!




March 21, 2014

five ways to welcome spring


Good Morning!  We have been blessed with some warmer weather this week and I am so thankful for it!  I not only hit the Garden Center yesterday, but as I shared on Instagram, I started clearing out my mudroom.  I put away some of our big, heavy winter coats, gloves, hats, etc. and love the new, clean space.  So today I thought I would link up with the five on Friday group...Darci, Natasha, Christina, & April and share five ways to welcome Spring into your home.  All of these ideas I have shared on this blog before, but I have actually forgot about some of them, so I thought I would share them again since you maybe have forgotten too J  

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One – Design watercolor Easter eggs with your kids.  Use a white crayon to design your eggs and then paint over them with watercolor paints to see the design magically appear.  Next up...