Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Through My Lens

We are on Spring Break over here and started it off yesterday spending the entire day outside.  Kayla had a game in the morning and afterwards my parents came back for lunch.  When they left the girls put on swimsuits and played in the kiddie pool until past 7pm!  Kayla exclaimed "it's a perfect day" and I could not have agreed more.  Today we are getting some things done in the yard and around the house while the girls are continuing their fun playing.   I felt like taking a little break and decided to pull out my camera to take some pictures of what our Sunday morning looks like around our home.















Happy Sunday!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St. Patrick's Day '15


After what seemed like an entire week of being stuck at home because I was sick and then Kayla was sick we finally are back to normal.  This morning was a good one, while I got to drink my chai tea latte(which I haven't had since last Thursday since I was sick) the girls sat right next to me flipping through all the Easter books I had just put out before they woke up.   We were all dressed and ready for the day and nobody was sick!!!  Kayla is off to school today and I could not be more excited to go grocery shopping, head out to Kohl's and maybe even stop by Home Depot to pick out some flowers for the yard. I'm sure Brooklyn will not enjoy my choice of activities for the day but I have a lot I need to get done especially if these girls want to have some fun next week while they are on their Spring Break!  Our St. Patrick's Day didn't quite go as planned since Kayla was sick but neither did last years(click here to read about that).  I had plans to make some fun sugar cookies shaped like shamrocks for when the girls got home but since Kayla was sick I held off.   I did however have the table ready for breakfast when they woke up which they really liked but Kayla had to wait to eat her cereal til this morning.  Brooklyn was so excited to go to school yesterday because they got to have green milkshakes for snack and when I picked her up she had a cute clover hat on that they had made and she told me all about Captain Carl who came to their school for the day to share a ton of different sea creatures.  She was so excited that she got to touch a starfish, jelly fish, sea urchin, pet a baby shark and many others.  Dinner for our St. Patty's day was nothing special because Brooklyn had a game so it was just some good 'ole crockpot chicken for dinner but since we are healthy today I'm completely fine with how our day went!  Here are some pictures of our St. Patrick's Day,  













Thursday, March 12, 2015

Our Spring Family Room

The weather here has been Spring-like for a few weeks and to be honest it appears we have completely skipped over Winter.  Every year around this time I like to bring in some more color into our home.   Along with adding some color I also decided I wanted to add some personalized items to our family room.   This is the room where we all hang out the most whether it's cuddled up on the couch for a movie night, playing barbies or having a family game night I want to make sure it reflects what is most important to us which is, us as a family.


The first thing I did was add some fun pillows, I had the flower print pillows stashed away in a closet so I brought those out but knew I needed something that was a little more personal and  would add some more color to the room.


I found these beautiful pillows that I could customize from Tiny Prints and I was sold!  How fun that I could take a favorite picture of our girls and add it to a throw pillow which is now the first thing you see as you walk into the room.  


The bright and cheery peach pillow is customized with a C for our last name.  I added some flowers, candles and a few Spring touches such as the tiny bird as well.  The seafoam poufs were purchased from Target and are perfect for the girls to sit on while we are playing a game or watching t.v. 


I love all the soft colors that were brought into the room but it needed one last important item which was this favorite family photo that was made into the most beautiful photo block.



The girls were so excited when they got home from school and saw the pillow with their photo on it.
We are definitely enjoying our refreshed family room for Spring!




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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ten on Ten


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With all the flowers in these pictures and our perfect weather here it definitely feels like Spring!
I've had the back slider open for the past few days and I'm loving it, Kayla wore shorts today and Brooklyn was off to school in a dress!  The only thing that has been rough is the last two mornings of trying to get up when it's still dark outside.  This morning we were running a bit late so it was out the door without my usual sit down and enjoy my chai tea kinda morning.  Luckily I remembered to grab my "real" camera(which I haven't used in what feels like forever) and took a picture of the girls before we headed to school.


As soon as I got home it was time for The Bachelor and a cup of my favorite chai tea.


Afterward I went and got a pedicure and then ran some errands to return books and dropped by the post office.


Back home to water some flowers


I caught up on some more tv, folded laundry and then ate some leftover pasta salad before going to pick up Brooklyn.


After school pick up we stopped by the grocery store where Brooklyn picked up a free cookie and ran into a few friends she just saw at school(she was super excited about this)  I made sure to pick up some pretty flowers for the house for me.


Brooklyn got to work on some homework once we got home while I put things away.


My crockpot has been on my counter a lot lately.  This is the best way for me to get a somewhat healthy dinner on the table since most nights we have softball so we aren't home until 7.  Tonight I made this veggie lasagna and some brownies for dessert.


Yay, Kayla is home from school!  The girls played together right away.  They love to play school.  Kayla's the teacher and right now she is reading to her student(s)


Well playtime is over and now we are off to Brooklyn's first game of the season, can you tell she is excited?!  She did so good and had a blast!



Then it was back home, dinner, baths, some reading and the girls were off to bed.  This is pretty much our every day  for the next two months while the girls are in softball.   They love it and I know one day I will miss driving them all around town!