Friday, May 26, 2017

Simple Joys & What I Wore

When Mom came up this week for the recital she surprised me with this super cute red rooster chalk board!!
 I love it!! Its big and goes great in our kitchen!! I wrote down some ideas for dinner next week on it, thanks Gigi!!
 I've been wanting to try the new Chick Fil A Watermelon Mint Lemonade since I read about it this week, my sweet coworker Carolyn surprised me with one and I LOVE it!! So refreshing! You will love this!
 Coco loves bracelets! Here she is a school, she can't get enough!
 Work is always sweeter when the boss brings in Krispy Kreme donuts!
 I think I have found the perfect summertime tee! This cutie says Sweet Tea & Flip Flops, 2 of my favorites! It came from the Etsy Shop ThisSideOfHappy.
I've had a fun fashion week getting to wear my new Lilly P items I got for Mother's Day! I love this bright pastel tee!!
This beautiful floral print came from Shein.com, its so springy! I paired it with my Target fuschia cardigan.
 Still loving my Lilly P from my birthday!
This is the dress I wore from our family picture, its from Target and is super comfy!
This dress is a couple years old but I still love the slight flared waist and bright color, I also wore my new black flat sandals from Target.
This is my new favorite Disney tee, its Maleficent, if you have not seen this movie you need to! I love it and could watch it over and over again, especially if you have ever been hurt by someone you loved. The tank came from Etsy and I paired it with black cardigan and purple pencil skirt from Amazon.
Hello sea shells!! This is my new favorite Lilly P dress, its short sleeve and will be perfect for this summer!! Love it!
As we are so close a 3 day weekend that I hope everyone enjoys, I know we all remember what we are celebrating. I am so grateful for all the freedoms I enjoy as an American and I know many have sacrifised for that freedom. God Bless the USA!!
Happy Memorial Day everyone!!

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Taylor's Ballet Recital

In Taylor's 4 years, this may have been one of my proudest moments of her! This week she dazzled and impressed our family with her ballet/tap recital! I was grinning ear to ear the entire time and so was everyone else. She amazed me with all she could do. I had NO idea she had learned so much!
 I invited her Grandparents, Aunt, Uncle and Cousins. It was a Monday night so some people could not attend which we understood. I had so much fun getting ready for the party, I literally spent all day cleaning (not the fun part) but getting all the pink and gold decor our sure was! I ordered this beautiful paper fans from Design N Square on Instagram. I used her for my Christmas tree, she is fabulous! I picked up this already cut wood from Home Depot, spray painted it gold and hot glued the paper fans. The paper tassels came from Etsy and I printed off some ballet pics.
 Taylor's favorite part of the cupcakes!! She is a cupcake FREAK! Like she could eat 10 in one sitting, she loves them! I got these yummy ones from Publix, I got the cream cheese frosting instead of buttercream and loved it, I will be ordered cream cheese from now one for sure!
 I also picked up a smaller version of the cut circle from Home Depot, I think this was like $5 and I added the same gold spray paint and hot glued the flowers. I love how they turned out and have asked Hubby to add some hooks on the back so I can hand them in Taylor's room!
 The pink satin table cloth came from Walmart and I accented it with the sparkly gold table runner from Ebay, it was only $ 3 bucks from Hong Kong, just give yourself enough time when ordering :-)
 Taylor took balled/tap every Monday at her daycare thru Creative Dance and Movement, they came to her school which is AWESOME! We couldn't have done it without Gigi's help!!
Here is our beautiful pink princess! 
 I helped her change into her dress then went outside to save the family some seats.
Speaking of seats, check out these winners!! The kid seats!
 We were all cracking up at Poppie's little seat!!
 So proud of my niece Avery for making straight A's this year, she is a smarty!! And Poppie the photo bomber!

Here she is on center stage!
 Ryder and Avery were there to cheer on their cousin!
 This is one of my all time favorite pics!! These 4 love us and our girls so much and I know how proud they were of her! I have a picture similar to this after my recital surrounded by my 4 grandparents and I treasure it, isn't it funny how life comes full circle?
Proud parents!
 Taylor got lots of beautiful flowers and we got tons of video of her dance we will treasure forever!
Everyone came back to our house after for some food. I ordered a yummy assorted sandwich tray, fruit, chicken salad, popcorn chicken, chips and tea from Publix, it was fantastic!
 Our sweet neighbors let Nicole stay over during the recital, she is not quite old enough to sit still. We had lots of food left over and have been enjoying it all week.
I told Hubby that night being a parent is tough work, its exhausting sometimes but this truly was one of the sweetest moments I experienced as a Mommy and I am so grateful for it. Its like seeing your heart dance outside your chest. Taylor Sara, we are so proud of you!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sing Movie Night

When the movie Sing opened I took Taylor to go see it at the theater and we loved it, so much fun music! So now that its on DVD, I knew the family would love it!
 I found some cute Rock N Roll decor from Oriental Trading, along with these cute pink Pop Rock suckers
 Taylor has her guitar ready to rock out!
 Such a cute little banner!
 Drumsticks are a must when you are jamming out! Pretzels and marshmallows!
 We used some yummy Drumsticks Inc Cream Cones as microphones! Singing never tasted so good!
 Coco loved the pretzels! Yum Yum!
 We love ice cream cones!
Sing is a funny movie, a great one for little and big kids alike! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Waffles, A Pool Day, & Goodwill Finds

I love Saturday mornings when you don't have to get ready to be anywhere! When you can just hang out until you are ready to go somewhere fun! I pulled out our awesome and easy waffle maker we got for our wedding almost 8 years ago and made some breakfast last weekend with some watermelon, so good!
 Much to Taylor's excitement, our pool opened this weekend and we were there first thing Saturday morning!
 Taylor was jumped in the pool and Coco jumped on the table!
 A little bit cold at first!
 But she was all smiles :-)
 Not ready to get in yet!
 Our little mermaid
 Going to the pool with little ones is a lot of work! I laugh cause you can see the difference at the pool with parents who have older kids and those with younger ones. One set brings a book or IPAD to read, the other set is already in the water :-) Nicole was worn out, she feel asleep on the walk back, little sweetheart XOXO
 If you are like me, sometimes instead of one big meal, you would rather just snack on different snacks! I made this platter of watermelon, cheese, olives, crackers, cherries, chocolate and Cheese Nips for Hubby, Taylor and me, they loved it!
 Nicole was my shopping buddy this weekend, we were looking for some good thrift story deals.
 I thought these flowers were so pretty outside the store :-)
 I ended up finding these cut baskets at Goodwill for a buck each...SCORE!!
Saturday night we went to our sweet friends Drew and Alison's house, we had so much fun! We enjoyed some BBQ chicken, baked beans, and potato salad. The girls had fun too playing with Jackson and Addy, I hope we can do it again soon!!
Nicole likes reading the bunny book at church!
 Gimme your phone Mommy!
Look at the steam coming from the parking lot Sunday morning, it poured rain and then got really humid! But we were still happy to be there!
If you live in GA you are experiencing lots of rain, like flash floods! Not good for the hair!! Keep smiling thru the rain :-)