Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Does this even count?

Can you even say you have a blog when you only post once a year? Sure. Why not. That's what I'd say if anyone asked me, so that's what  going to believe for myself as well. 

My obligatory yearly post, then. To keep it going. 

I'm still here. Still taking it day to day and trying not to allow the panic that sets in when I start to think too far in advance take over. 

Loving my little family and constantly questioning if I am doing it all "right". 

Trying hard to ignore the housework that is always staring at me. (I'm pretty good at this one.)

Constantly communicating with God to find and see and know what it is and exactly how He wants me to be. 

Examining friendships and appreciating even the toughest relationships for every good thing about them. 

Remembering it's ok to question and reevaluate "who you are" often. Because we are always being molded into new and incredible beings. 

That's about it. Maybe that's why I only post once a year, hmm. What about you? Are you still there? What's good? 

Oh, in case you don't want to wait a year  to read another blog post, check this gal out. She's incredible and awesome and spot on. I like to think if I had a real blog it'd be like this, I'd write like this and be spot on. You're welcome. 

Until next time, 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What we've been up to...

 ...a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It seems like Summer is quickly getting away from us. In an effort to hold onto it as much as possible I've been trying to get outside with the babe more and snap shots of the things we are loving lately. Here's just a snippet of what's been filling our evenings and weekends. Days are filled with work and school, when the sun goes down there are dishes and laundry to be tended between we are trying to soak up as much of the Summer sunshine as we can.
Pool time with cousins!
"Working out" with Daddy, so tough.
Inhaling the peacefulness of Summer sunsets.
Making it through big guy haircuts with plenty of stickers and a little LOT of Jungle Book bribery.
Playground fun!
And him the old stump is probably like a mountain. He was so proud. Such a little guy, but I can only imagine the so many big, big adventures running through his mind. <3 p="">
Hope you are all have been enjoying your Summer as well. What have you been up to lately?
Until next time,

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Lazy days

Not a lot going on these days. Time with the babe, growing a babe, work, laundry and sleep. Hit repeat. 

Hope you're all taking time to slow down and enjoy the little things. Like an evening outside with the pup, neighbors who are constantly thinking of you, or just a lovely sunset. 

Here's to another week gone by! Until next time! 


Friday, July 26, 2013

Fun Find Friday!

Welp, it's 9:00pm and I just remembered I never posted my cool discovery for the week. Here it is...lame, maybe...but I am in love with it - nail polish!
Neon seems to be the "it" thing when it comes to the Summer fashion world right now. However, as much as I drool over the beauty of all things bright and "pop"-ish, I hardly feel awesome enough to rock it (as they say).
We've had a few cooler days which have started allowing my thinking to turn towards Fall (more drooling), which means not only a shift in weather but also in fashion. I didn't want to miss out on all the neon fun, so when some of the girls and I went to get pedicures yesterday I decided to go for it! I scooped up a bright, pop color, fitting the mold of the neon madness and didn't look back. I questioned myself several times, silently...but I didn't back out!

China Glaze - "Shell-O" to be exact.
In. Love.

Retro carpet - see I told you I wasn't awesome enough to rock the neon.
I loved it so much I decided to go back for a manicure today. A splurge - yes...but every once in a while doesn't hurt.
So there it is, my fun find - China Glaze "Shell-O"! What are your favorite colors for the Summer season? Do you have a go to? Switch it up or stick with the same shade all Summer long?
Hope everyone had a lovely Friday and the weekend is just as amazing.
 My Friday view - Heaven.
This too...equally as Heavenly. xoxo

 Until next time,

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 goes too fast...

...seriously, too fast. So bake. And eat. 
The weekend disappeared before I had a chance to even think about getting half of the things I wanted to done. BUT, there was a lot of good family time had with those we see far too little AND I was able to get some baking done. I feel like baking is my go-to option for a "no stress-no need to think-instant gratification" escape these days. Not a bad option, considering I get to enjoy the time it takes to bake whatever goodness pops into my head and then chow down on it after!
The goodness from this weekend was a Fresh Peach Pound Cake recipe I discovered on the beloved Pinterest. Get it here...RECIPE!!
I had half-dozen peaches leftover from a stop at a local market on the way home from the beach that needed to be used before they turned to mush...this was the perfect recipe. It was super easy to whip everything together and then just bake and cool. It's a delicious summer dessert (or mid-day snack) with a little vanilla ice cream thrown on the side.
My only critique for the recipe is that I feel the peach schnapps is a little strong. I am not a fan of being able to taste any liqueur in cakes. I prefer the sweetness that comes from either the fruit or the sugar! I'm not sure how you might change this...leave the schnapps out, add more milk, etc. But other than me being picky about the schnapps, this was definitely a hit with all who ate it.
Soooo not my cake. I wish my turned out like this...
If you're looking for an easy summery cake to take to your next cookout, I recommend this one paired with a tub of vanilla ice cream!
What are some of your favorite, go-to Pinterest recipes?
Until next time,

Friday, July 19, 2013

Not really a "Fun Find" Friday

I didn't really "find" anything this week that I think is cool enough to share as "fun". So, here's to it just being FRIDAY. Hope everyone survived the heat wave that has been this week. Hope everyone has a lovely weekend filled with lots of relaxation and fun times!
I'm planning on spending some QT with lots of family (particularly my little guy who seems to be getting SO big lately) and starting the prep for "Operation BIG Boy Room". (I'm sure I'll throw something on here about all that fun, so stay posted.) 
It's time to make way for little Miss, who will be here before we know it, eek!! Twenty-three weeks today and counting!!
Happy Friday, happy weekend!
Until next time,

Monday, July 15, 2013

"True Wuvvv..."

Seven years, one babe, one on the way, a pup, a home, and quite a few wild adventures with this guy...wouldn't change it for the world.

Happy Anniversary Lovey!