Gabe has 7 more days of school. Do you remember that feeling? The feeling of freedom right at your fingertips? He is so excited for summer break. I know he will miss his friends but his excitement is contagious and nostalgic. Days of sleeping late and doing anything I wanted around the house. Sure, my mom made sure we had chores and certain things had to be done but I’d trade a week of work for that almost any day. The close of the school year, paired with the Oklahoma heat, has me thinking about summer activities and what I want to see out of this time. So, I’ve started a summer bucket list. I wanted to share with you what I’m adding to my list and see what’s on your summer bucket list. Be sure to list some of your items below in the comments.
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! I love a reason not to clean my house and make my family do want I want for a weekend. After all, I don’t feel much guilt if I make the boys all go and do girlie things for one weekend out of the year! Our plans are actually pretty low key this year. I think the only time we will be getting out of this house will be going to church. Honestly, that is perfectly fine with me. I’m looking forward to some baking and a serious movie night with the boys. On Wednesday, while I was at work, a package came for me. While I do a lot of ordering for my department, this box was a little different. I opened it to find a love letter from all my boys and chocolate covered strawberries! Be still my beating heart.
This week, I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces from a little bit of everywhere. Enjoy!!
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As I write about our fourth day of our European adventure, I can’t help but find it hard to believe that we were actually in these beautiful places. The culture is just completely different. I’m in love with how their culture is to build up, not out. They care for their older buildings by taking care of them as you would anything you love. They have flaws but they don’t let that stop them from sprucing things up and adding some bright flowers to their balconies. One day we will go back, but it will be quite some time. Read More »
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Mother’s Day is very special holiday for many. Our mother’s bend over backwards from the moment they know we are theirs to ensure that we are always safe, healthy, and happy. Since becoming a mother, I now see this more clearly. Each one of my boys has taught me something different, something more precious. They have given me gifts that I don’t know that I would have otherwise. While it’s true that mothers would be fine having kisses and hugs, they do appreciate other gifts. I’ve used my own personal experience [plus a few close mom-friends] to gather some ideas that are sure to be a hit!
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! This is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate and it’s always a little sweeter when it’s on a Friday. I usually try to have a get together with friends to celebrate but I think this year we will be doing something a little more low-key. Our city is hosting their annual Arts Festival this week and we love to attend when we can. Since our weekend is full of birthday parties, I’m thinking Friday night or Sunday afternoon are our best options to walk around and see all the art! Hopefully they will be selling margaritas or wine to enjoy at one of the many food trucks.
Everyone knows that some of the best sales are during a holiday weekend! I’ve found a couple worth checking out and I’m sharing some great Cinco de Mayo recipes that are great crowd pleasers. Read More »
On our European adventure, I was most surprised by our stop at Palermo. It was raining when we got off the ship and the port area wasn’t exactly clean. We also didn’t have a plan for what we were going to do -my nightmare- and we were being bombarded by people trying to sale us things. Basically, things were not looking great. We decided to get on a hop-on hop-off bus, which dropped us off a few blocks from the ship. As we got off the bus, the rain stopped but the clouds continued to hang out for most of the day.
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While I share enjoy sharing my family’s daily activities on my Instagram in my stories, I haven’t shared much more about my family. With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it might be fun to write about something a little more personal. Mother’s Day is a holiday that gets better every year for me. Part of the reason is because I understand and can relate so much more with my own mom. Sometimes we sit and talk about when I was and child and other times we talk about my boys. I feel like motherhood, in all forms, can connect people in so many ways. On that note, here’s my story to motherhood.
Today while I was dropping my son off at school, I noticed that they had posted something on the announcement board. The sign read, “No school Friday, April 28th for April Day”. Can someone please explain to me what is April Day and why I’ve never be able to celebrate April Day? Of course, I googled this and nothing comes up. I believe we once called April Day “unused snow day”. So, I suppose I will celebrate April Day with working and online shopping on my lunch break. I guess that’s better than nothing!
This week, I’ve rounded up some shoes and accessories. Almost all of my picks are under $100 and on sale! You can never have too many shoes or earrings. Since I’m especially hard on shoes and tend to lose jewelry, I always try to stock up when I find a price I can’t pass up!
Let me start with something I learned on our second stop: Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you can’t see it in a day either. Out of all our adventures, this particular one was slightly exhausting but so beautiful. Once off the ship, our bus ride to Rome was about 2 hours long. They deposit you near the Colosseum and we quickly started walking to find a taxi. See we only had 8 hours until we needed to be back on the ship, so time was precious! As we were looking for a taxi, I noticed an exchange place with an ATM. Since I needed euro, we stopped to use the ATM. To make a long story short, the ATM shredded our card due to incorrect PIN. Needless to say, I was not in a great mood. I’m not one for wanting to be in a foreign country without money to purchase things, such as water.
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Welcome back to the work week! Today I wanted to share some of my inspiration with you for our home. A little backstory: We purchase our home about 3 years ago and this is our second [and last] home. We have been working hard to get our financial situation in a better state so that we can start our home improvements and it has been a long 3 years! We gutted out shower due to a pipe leaking about 4 months after we moved into our home but that is the only thing we have done. There is nothing hanging on our walls and we haven’t even picked out a paint color. The kids on the other hand have helped by coloring the walls [#thankfulforwashablecrayons] but everything is as we purchased it.