Friday, December 30, 2016

Five for Friday

I can't believe we are already at the end of 2016.  Let's wrap up the year with a Five for Friday post.

1. The highlight of our year had to the be our road trip.  We flew into Phoenix and made our way to Los Angeles.  We had stops in between at Sedona (amazing!!), the Grand Canyon, Vegas (the boy's favorite--should I be worried??), Palm Springs, San Diego (I didn't schedule enough time here and I'm still kicking myself) and Los Angeles. 

2. Santa brought the kiddos a puppy for Christmas.  We are all in love, but it really is like having a baby back in the house.  Maybe I should get two more.  I kid!!

3. Lovebug got her permit in October.  God help us all. 

4.  I have been diagnosed with chronic dry eye (it's a bitch--think constant feeling of a grain of sand in your eye) and incomplete right bundle branch block in my heart (it's annoying more than anything).  Hoping 2017 has zero new diagnoses. 

5. I'm looking forward to the New Year and seeing what adventures are in store!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Friday, July 24, 2015

What's in my bag

Packing has started for the birthday festivities and this is what's in my bag.  I'm pretty smitten with every single one of these dresses!  If you know me in real life, you know that I like to look cute but I have to be comfortable.  That's really a nonnegotiable for me.  It would also explain why I am hardly ever seen out in heels.  So when I was looking for birthday weekend wear I knew I needed things that could be worn with sandals or wedges. The dress in the middle was a last minute purchase at Old Navy today.  A steal for under $30!  While I was there I also picked up this dress for a little throw on dress or as a bathing suit cover up.

I can't wait to enjoy brunch at Orsay in Jacksonville with the family before the hubby and I head to The Sanctuary for a few nights. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happenings Lately

Summer has been speeding by.  I can't believe we only have a few more weeks before school starts back. 
Today I got some of my goodies from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I love getting little presents to me from me!  This top is super comfy and I like the fit.  Definitely a keeper for Fall. 

I made what was supposed to be a quick trip into Target for just a handful of items.  Not one single item in the cart was on the list!  It's my black hole.  And for the record, I love my Tito's!
In honor of my birthday quickly (very quickly) approaching I have spent some special quality time with the people that will always be welcome to the table of my life.  I love "my people" that know me so well.  With them, I can always be real.  That is the best gift I could ever receive.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Birthday Girl

Ahh, July.  My birthday month.  This year I turn 40.  The big 4-0.  For years and years, I dreaded this quickly approaching time.  Actually I more than dreaded it.  I loathed the idea of it.

But in my 39th year I have been granted the gift of perspective.  For the next 26 days I am going to totally enjoy being a 30 something, but on that day that I turn 40, I am going to welcome it with arms wide open.  Will I still bitch about the development of more wrinkles and grey hairs?  Of course.  But that number that has loomed over my head will no longer own me.  I plan on making 40 my time! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happening Lately

The Faithful Family will soon be putting our home up for sale and we have been giving the house a little "facelift".  As far as decorative pieces, I'm trying to pick things that I could incorporate in the home we build. 
I wanted to add some contrast to our bedroom and what better way than a few throw pillows and black lamp shades!  I'm thinking I want to add some Euro Shams with a Greek key trim just for a tad more color and pattern.

After Spring Break the master bathroom floor will be ripped out and we will be installing this.  I cannot begin to express how excited I am about the marble inlay.  I feel like it will give just the right about of pizazzz!
We have already added the granite countertop and these new sinks, faucets and light fixtures.  I'm still trying to decide on the exact color of paint I want to put up and contemplating glass knobs for the cabinets.

We have loved this house for the last 10 years of our lives.  Two of our babies have only known this as their home and it is filled to the brim with memories.  As much as I love it though, I am ready to build our (hopefully) forever home.  Having these little projects has only made me more excited for the prospect of designing and decorating every nook and cranny of a home from the ground up.  Cross fingers for us!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Four years ago at one of our most favorite places on Earth.
They were all just little peanuts.
I am one blessed Mama.