Friday, September 30, 2011

Awww ♥

my dog lovin girlies are going to need this one!

luckily the children's book of the month club (love!)is doing one of their sales, so thinking this one will go into the cart! If you haven't joined, you should! We have gotten the girls so many awesome deals on books through them!

Alright, now off to get out of this house with the fam! Fridayyy ♥

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Good day! :)

House is nice & sparkling clean,

sauce & rice cooking...

& just popped some asian meatballs into the oven recipe via skinnytaste!
going to enjoy some lunch with my fam & relax for the rest of the day :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Big sissy telling an oh so interesting story :) ♥

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nap time

DSC_0060 today my naptime consisted of nothing but these scissors, adding scalloped trim to some party details. Now my fingers are blistered, but, the party stuff is looking cute so I supposed it's okay :)

that's all for now, I hear some homemade meatloaf & mashed potatoes calling my name! ♥

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lil Laundry Helper ♥


so precious ♥

& ah, all caught up now! My memory card was not cooperating this weekend, so had a little delay in updating! :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


ending this weekend on a good note! Some homemade pretzels to enjoy as we curl up for some movies tonight!

see recipe here!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mmm, Pasta Caprese! ♥

tomatoes marinating, some fresh basil from the garden, lemon, fresh mozzerella, doesn't get much better than that!


taking it as our dish for a baby shower today! Ava is SO ready to play with her little friends & to jump in the bouncy castle! Should be fun!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday ♥

FINALLY began the process of doing some things for Alexa's birthday party, I need to get on it, less than a month away O_o

I did blocks for Ava's party & wanted to do the same for Lex! Now to pick out the patterns, etc :)

then I was pleasantly suprised by a package from ecomom, yey! ♥

Thursday, September 22, 2011

More goodies ♥

Today I received these free lovely kitchen items!! I was contacted by a company through my blog & able to receive two products of my choice to review on their website, free of charge! :) It was an easy choice for me when I saw a cute pink microplane & this reversible cast iron grill/griddle pan! I've been wanting to get both so I was pretty excited! I'm sure you guys will be seeing more of them soon, lol! Now time to go try out that grill pan on some quesadillas, mmm! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Usually a good sign...


that a birthday or Christmas is near. Or maybe both ;) ♥

Now off to run some errands!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Miss Ava ♥


on a train ride with a puppy, a dino, a princess, and a dolly. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Out with my loves! ♥

had to run out today to Whole Foods! Had a FREE $20 gift card to spend from living social this week, thanks to my friendsies for purchasing some, I was able to get mine for free! & who doesn't ♥ some free groceries?! We were able to get everything we needed there today, plus some little extras for all of...50 cents :)

then did a little shopping over at the mall.
the girls will pay me back for making them wear these matching shirts one day. But for now, I will enjoy that I get to see the cuteness x2!

Friday, September 16, 2011

You know...

something tells me...

that days like this...

where our only worry is what to play...

and where they still think I'm THIS funny...

won't last forever. So, I'm doing my best to capture the moments & cherish them with all I've got! ♥ So blessed! Woohoo for Friday! So ready to spend the weekend with my loves!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

S + H

saw this today & remembered us doing it when we first moved in, aww! ♥ Lol.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ahhhhh. ♥

the first perfume I have liked enough to buy, in a longggggg time. & having a gift card for it didn't hurt either :) Smells so fresh, clean, yet sweet! Love! & it's the girl version of Steve's cologne, so I guess it was just meant to be ♥

Lots of extra love to my hubby today! I really couldn't have chose a better man!

"Everything to everyone
Up and at 'em bright and early,
I'm all business in my suit,
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success from my head down to my boots"

so proud of that man of mine! Words will never explain how proud I feel each morning watching him walking out the door in that uniform! ♥

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Truly a princess. Dainty as they come. Girly as they come. ♥ She doesn't like to be dirty, she loves getting dressed & dressing up. Tea Parties are her fav. ♥ She is two & has the biggest heart of anyone I know. If you need some flattering...go to Ava. She will not hesitate to tell you how beautiful and sweet you are. & She won't just say it, she means it! & you can tell by the little glow in her eye. She often grabs my face, so gently, and rests her hand right on the side of it and says..."oh my sweet little princess....I love you, so." Did your heart just melt? Mine did.


Oh my sweet, Alexa. ;) This little 11 month old is the biggest firecracker of a baby girl you will ever meet. She will wrap you up in her crazy little personality and never let you go. She is truly something else ♥ She is 11 months, but has so much of a personality that I don't even know what to do with it all :) You truly never know what will come next from this sweet little thing, but I can guarantee, that it will always, always, bring a smile to your face. Always.

Update on my girlies. So I can remember what it was like when they were 2 1/2 & almost...1 o_O the time goes wayyyy, wayyy too fast. ♥

Monday, September 12, 2011

Turn into something beautiful ♥

"D'you know? You know I love you so. You know I love you so!" ♥

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Farmer's Market Fun! ♥

There are just too many markets around here to love & we have 'favorites' from each one--so it's always hard to choose which to go to each week. This week--we decided to get after some honey, we were running low, so, we went to our favorite market for that. Which is also where we get our fav white peaches, so yummy!

There's a family there that has THEE best local honey, it is too good for words to even explain. And so cute too :)


& on the way out, we grabbed some organic white peaches, yummy bread, & Ava chose the biggest baquette she saw for us too, lol.

Friday, September 9, 2011



Tried baked broccoli macaroni & cheese from the skinnytaste site today!

the girls approved! ♥

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hey, I earned it ;)

So bad but oh so good! :)

Alright, thinkkkk I'm all caught up now! It has been a really fun & busy week! We got to see & do lots of things we've been wanting to & that was nice! But now, it's time to finish off this vacay with lots of relaxing this weekend! So, if I'm gone again for awhile, that's why! ♥

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cloudy Skies ♥


the girlies Grandma had to leave today--they were sad to see her go :( But we'll try to keep them occupied & enjoy the rest of this vacay as our own little family! ♥

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Full O Food.

DSC_08960 Mango smoothies to kick off our day! We needed tons of energy for laying around in the pool all day ;)

& for dinna!

healthy Chicago style deep dish pizza, yum! Cooking Light Recipe

Friday, September 2, 2011

Some quick Disney pics! ♥

oops, Belle, you're leaking some caramel ;)

that's all for now, it was a fun but long day :)