Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day 2016


This weekend was an overall great weekend!  Saturday morning I took off early to get my hair done - chopped it off to just below my shoulders & I love it!  After I got home my guys had roses & a card waiting on me for Mother's Day.  I soaked up the roses but, decided to wait to open my card until Sunday.  Later Saturday afternoon we went to Azle where my Dad & Mary were having a big cook-out to celebrate all the sweet mommas!

The guys grilled steaks & everyone brought a side dish or dessert.  Mary also made Banana Pudding and needless to say, Jack handled cleaning out the bowl & licking the spoon just fine!  Later in the night we were even getting him to walk for the Banana Pudding - ha!  #willwalkforbananapudding


Mary was so sweet & spoiled me with lots of goodies for Mother's Day!  This top is from the LC Lauren Conrad line at Kohl's - I really love this line of hers!

On Sunday, Matt let me sleep in and wrangled the wild little one.  After I woke up (at 9am!) we had breakfast & pretty much bummed around the house all day.  We were a little productive in getting prepped for a yard sale next weekend but, other than that we pretty much vegged all day.  I sort of got down about it - feeling like a lazy bum - but, decided to embrace it & we stayed in our jams all day!  And we finally got this little cowboy to wear his chaps for the first time!

My beautiful Roses from my guys!

And one very sweet, adorable, squishy hand print of Jack's!  I will cherish this forever & ever... and request this be done every year!!!  <Insert allll the heart eyes!>

However you celebrated Mother's Day, I hope you had a great day!  I know for those of us who are missing our moms it isn't always easy - and I can only imagine it is the same for those who are longing to become a mom.  My thoughts are with all who struggle on these special days.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Home Tour: Formal Dining


I started our home tour a while back but, never finished it.  Here's to going room by room over the next handful of weeks!  Maybe by then both of the bathrooms will be completed!?  Ok, at least one will be for sure!

So today I'm sharing with you our formal dining space.  I must admit I use the word "formal" loosely because this table tends to be more of a catch-all on most days - diaper bag, purse, mail, etc. However, when we have guest over or have a party it is used & used well!  We've had so many meals around this table with family and friends & that makes my heart happy & thankful we created this space in our home.

When we purchased our house it was a formal living space with walls all around, a cased opening in the entry hall & no overhead lighting.  So, we knocked the walls down, re-textured, painted, installed electric & added a chandelier.  Today it is our "formal" dining room!












Matt built our farmhouse table {DIY plans here} & I bought the chairs at First Monday.  The buffet I found years ago at a yard sale, the wood/metal table was purchased off of Craigslist & the small black wooden table that holds our adult beverages was also purchased at a yard sale!  Most of the decorations are from our wedding, items passed down from my parents or things I've picked up at Hobby Lobby, Home Goods... and yard sales.  Clearly, I have a thing for finding bargains at yard sales.  ;)  I hope y'all enjoyed the tour of our "formal" dining room!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hello Friday!


How is is that the weeks seem to fly by!?  At least most weeks do!  Multiple times yesterday I thought "Is it already Thursday!?"  Yes, yes it is & that makes today Friday!

I've been away from blogging for a bit so, I'm really not even sure if these Friday link-ups are still going on!  Either way - here's my Friday Five!


ONE
Soo... I have a new found interest in Lilly Pulitzer.  I've always loved the bold colors & prints but, full retail has always been out of my price point.  Who am I kidding, it still is!  Ha!  But, thanks to some blogging friends... I'm looking at you Natalie I've been shopping around.  Y'all know I'm a bargainista so, if you know of some good resale shops let me know!


TWO
Last weekend after keeping Jack out of the house most of the day Saturday so that Matt could focus on getting work done on the guest bathroom, we had a family day on Sunday.  It was nice to have a slow morning and then venture out about town in the afternoon.  We decided to ride the miniature train around Trinity Park and we had the best time!  Until about half way through the 50 min ride when Jack was over it & wanted off!  We survived though and ended the ride with a smile on Jack's face - win!




THREE
We are considering taking a little dive into Tot School.  I'm not sure what our version will look like but, I think I'll be following themes that Kaitlyn has laid out in Simply Learning.  I'll have to tailor what themes & activities we do for Jack's age but, I'm really excited about this new little venture!  I'll definitely fill y'all in on how it's going!  Do you have any tips on Tot School?
Easy Tot School Curriculum:


FOUR
It seems that toys have been overtaking our living room lately!  They get pulled out & strung all over the place only to find their "home" days later.  It was just getting to be too much so, I set out for a solution.  We moved our coffee table against the wall, sorted toys into different baskets and placed a few things on top of the table that wouldn't fit in the baskets.  It's only been like this for a couple of days but, we love it so far!  It's opened up the living room & feels like there's actually enough space for Jack to play and us be on the floor with him to play also.

Late night iPhone pics... Post/Pre-mess


FIVE
These two... Over the last year Bingham has gone from cautiously curious to staying out of the way to now, cautiously playful.  Bingham will play with Jack, when he feels like it, they play fetch & Bingham will even let Jack "pet" him.  Jack is typically pretty good with Bingham and is getting better. It's safe to say Jack loves Bingham & Bingham loves  Jack most of the time!


Linking up with April, Christina & Natasha!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!


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