Happy Anniversary

Me and you

Happy Anniversary sweetheart!!!

After 14 years of marriage, this is how I feel…

I still feel like a teenage girl around you!

I love that you still have this effect on me!!

I love you!!

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Moments

It’s not always so easy to enjoy the not-so-good moments, or the super embarrassing moments, or the time when your child says something that hurts someone’s feelings, or when people ask you if you’re pregnant but you’re not, or when you are talking to someone for 2 hours and then someone else tells you “you have something black in your teeth” and you think,”what??? I have been talking to this person and she never told me!” …..  2 whole hours …. Or the time you forgot to return someone’s call and they call you out on it and you feel like a total “you know what” (rhymes with grass)…

What made me stop and take notice of this print is the idea of actually enjoying not-so-good moments…cuz sometimes those are the moments that make us humble, and real and relatable. The moments when we can commiserate with our friends about and we feel like we aren’t the only ones who make silly mistakes and we’re not alone in this crazy world! So go ahead and enjoy the good, the bad and the ugly!

Print by Mothers letters

I don’t necessarily take photos of the not-so-great moments, but I am getting better about capturing some of the good stuff!

This is one of the super good moments to enjoy! Flowers from my husband “just because!” This is my favorite!!! Don’t get me wrong, it’s always nice to get flowers, but when they are out of the blue, they are extra special! Thanks, honey, you made my day!

Other great moments this week…watching my girls laugh and giggle together, having lunch at school with Ellie and enjoying Daley’s creativity! I really savor this time and enjoy these moments…they go way too fast!

Pop of Pink

Hurray for Spring…pollen and all!

Fresh baby green leaves on the trees, Cherry trees in full bloom, dogwood trees, honeysuckle, jasmine…yep, I adore Spring! With all the lovely pops of color in nature, it’s time to add a few pops of color in my home, food and maybe even my hair! I can’t stop looking at her pink pieces…I want some!!  When we were in Vegas and Austin I was seeing color everywhere, hidden little pieces that would pop out when their hair moved just right. I was in love; and as soon as I can get an appointment with my stylist (who just so happens to be my sister) I am doing it!!

photo via Creature Comforts

Cupcakes are way better than just cake in my opinion…it’s the frosting to cake ratio that does it for me. More frosting, more yummy! My husband totally disagrees with me on this issue, and that is why we make a good match!! Right, honey?

Call Me Cupcake made these beauties.!

hello-naomi  makes these cookies look so simple, but something tells me that they are a little trickier to make than it seems. Just look at how pretty and smooth her icing is…my icing loves to fall over the edge, and when I bake my dough it gets puffy and misshapen leaving people to wonder, “is that an X or a butterfly?” Maybe one day I will get the hang of it, but for now I will just look and admire!

Fresh guacamole, fresh salsa, crisp chips and a Pink Grapefruit margarita and I am a happy gal!

 pink chalkboard door

I want to kiss the person who created chalkboard paint…now you can find it in colors?!?! What??  How much fun would it be to have a pink door, or any color, really?? Even if you don’t have a door hanging in your home that you could paint a color, it might be fun to find an old door to paint and hang on a wall somewhere…headboard, playroom wall, anywhere!

Top off the day with a strawberry milkshake !

Happy Spring!

Shamrockin’ Printable

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Just in case you don’t want to get pinched, here is a quick little shamrock printable for you.
Look cute while sipping your Guinness or dancin’ a jig!!
My very foxy Irishman is taking our girls to a Father Daughter Dance on St. Patrick’s day. He went out and bought them the sweetest green dresses, and I think these little shamrocks will make a cute “corsage” for the girls and a dapper boutonniere for Sean.
Pop on over to Ellinee  for this free shamrock printable!

Sweet Paul Spring Issue!!!

I have been a big fan of Paul’s ever since I was introduced to his first digital magazine back in 2010. His sense of style, the clean and beautiful photography and the original content he shares in each issue keeps me looking forward to what he has in store for the next season. Paul’s spring issue is impressive and loaded to the max with brilliant, fun and delicious ideas.

I am especially excited about the recipes….there were several I am looking forward to trying. Some looked a bit intimidating, but after reading the ingredients and instructions, they actually look fairly easy and very doable…not so intimidating after all. yay!

Thank you Sweet Paul, you are a pretty amazing fella!

Sweet Paul Magazine

Sunshine and Rainbows

What could be happier than a rainbow?

I’m one of those people who loves rainy days…I watch the forecast and look forward to the rain. The smell in the air, the way the lights look in the house when it is kinda dark outside, and as a runner I prefer to run in a light drizzle. I know, weird huh?  I am also that person who loves a crystal clear sunny day where we stay outside all day…I think I just don’t like the in-between days, you know, kinda cloudy with no rain and just dreary. The ideal day is a light rain in the morning, so I can run in it, then the sun peeps through and the rainbow magic begins!

Having girls who truly believe there is gold at the end of the rainbow makes things even more magical. They also believe in little leprechaun’s who are after that illusive pot of gold! I found a fun project that gives you a guaranteed pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

This clever little project comes from one of my favorite blogs, Hostess with the Mostess. Jen St. Claire of Little Sprout Creations  was the contributor for this fun idea at Hostess with the Mostess. She was also nice enough to include a link to her free printable gift tags!! Yay!! The tags make it extra special!! Have fun!!

1.The Rainbow Room

2. The Lucky Elephant

3. Without the Rain print on Pinterest ( There is no source for this print so if anyone knows where I can find it I will make sure to include the link.)

4. Rainbow pops