Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Zootopia Movie Night

As soon as you saw this pic of Judy Hopps you probably guessed our next movie night, Zootopia!!
 This was such a positive movie about being anything you want to be, a great message for all of us! Here is Mr. Otterton, I found him from Ebay!
 We snacked on some Bonnie Hopps Carrots and Dr. Zander Zebra Snacks, I love these things! Notice my typo above?!
Taylor and Mr. Otterton
Some easy to make Chief Bogo Buffalo Dip, he is the buffalo in the movie :-)
Stuffing her face with some treats!
Movie time!
Zootopia is a really cute movie with a great message, I think its aimed at kids a little older then Taylor but the girls still enjoyed it. Lots of celebrity voices you would recognize!

Image result for quotes from zootopia

Monday, August 21, 2017

Friday Night Football Game

Although its not even close to feeling like fall outside, down here in GA football starts up in the summer and we attended out local high school football game on Friday night, it was a blast!
 West Forsyth is only a few minutes from our house, its awesome, no traffic! With Coco's little steps it takes us a while but here we are walking in!
 The stadium has one of the prettiest landscape I have ever seen, in college or high school, the home side seats give you a great view of beautiful Sawnee Mountain, a perfect night!
 Family pic walking into the game, Go Wolverines!!
 Taking it all in when we first got there, sporting our navy and gold
West Forsyth takes the field, lets go!
The girls were on very good behavior, I was surprised and impressed! We also got to see our sweet friends, The Bidwell's at the game, plus Taylor got a big bag of M&M's, she was happy!
 Taylor also enjoyed the cheerleaders and the half time show
When the music moves you!!
Victory smiles for The Wolverines, we made it to the 3rd quarter and it was time to get going but had so much fun!! We are looking forward to the season!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Playtime & Solar Eclipse Glasses

Hey Everyone, hope you are having a good week so far! It had been the usual work and school for us, Hubby went to Taylor's first curriculum night and her teacher Mrs. Megan said she was doing really good and had lots of friends :-)
 After school I try to let them play outside for a little while, but its also REALLY hot right now and the sun shines right on the back of our house at this time, so some days we just stay in the AC! They do love their jump ropes though!
 Sorry this is not a great pic but I thought it was really cool, its from Taylor's PreK website, notice what hand she is using to paint, I think she is left handed!
When its too hot outside, they wrestle inside!
 Feet up!
 Talk about a lunch break!! This yummy antipasto came from Ippilito's, it was way too much food for me after I inhaled 2 of their yummy garlic rolls so Hubby was thrilled when this was his dinner, so good!
 My baby girl loves her Peppa Pig doll, I love how Peppa is smiling with Coco holds her, doesn't she look like an angel?!
 Shake your Palm Palms!!
Love this tee, I think its perfect for summer cause it reminds me of the beach. I paired it with my green pencil skirt.
 I have said this before, but I have lots of red and black in my closet, its great cause I love the Bulldogs and Falcons!! This side tie dress came from Walmart like 4 years ago but it still fits great, like a big shirt. The black shoes are from Target.
 This cute sleeveless dress came from Walmart last year, I love the tie waist and perfect for these hot August days.
 And if this doesn't make you laugh!!
My Dad's first selfie!!
He got his eclipse glasses in the mail today, if you know my Dad, you know he is ALL of this type of thing. He really enjoys all things planets and stars. He has a big telescope he enjoys out by my parents lake, this is just his type of thing!!
 This will be exciting for sure!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Simple Joys

I am starting to think August may be one of my favorite months of the year, EXCEPT for the school/traffic situation, it has seemed to be a month for us that is a little slower and I am enjoying every minute!! My job is a bit seasonal so right now, its not slow but more like manageable. Like I get get thru one day's emails on time, that takes a lot of stress off me. It has been super having some down time before our fast fall season arrives. I do love all that we do, but once September hits the calendar is pretty full with birthdays, football and pro lime season so I am really soaking up these hot August days! So here are some small yet simple joys!
 One of my favorite bloggers Dixie Delights posted this incredible kitchen gadget and I knew I had to have it ASAP, the pancake pen!!
 It is super easy to use and super cheap! I got mine from Ebay and you just make your pancake batter like usually and pour it into the pen and you can write or design any thing your pancake appetite desires!
 I made 4 the each girls first initial and age, it was fun and the girls loved it!
 Sweet Saturday morning smiles :-)
 My newest Spireside Candle is the strongest smelling yet, its like a jar of maple syrup!! Its called Wizard's Pub from Harry Potter, I love it and it smells like fall!
 I have a stack of cookbooks I don't use as much as I like, but I pulled my Grandmother's Rainbow Park Pot Luck cookbook out and had so much fun looking at all her notes! In my opinion church cookbooks are the best cookbooks! There is something comforting about these and they are always good! Here is the delish buttermilk pie I made, easy and affordable...SCORE!
Buttermilk Pie
-3 eggs
-3/4 cup butter
-2 cups sugar
-3 tbsp flour
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 cup buttermilk
-frozen pie crust
*Blend everything and bake on 350 for 45 min
 Trying to get that cholesterol down by walking and jogging, here is my cute walking partner, look at that smile!
 When Hubby cooks dinner, its nacho time!
 Taylor felt like Supergirl wearing this shirt, I wish she could wear it everyday!! She is my Supergirl XOXO

Friday, August 11, 2017

Nicole's New Bed

I have had so much fun this week because my Dad and brother delivered Nicole's new bed!! They drove all the way from Columbus to Athens, then Athens to Cumming. I truly appreciate them doing this. It is my Grandmother and Granddaddy Kee's master bed and its beautiful! I also decorated her room with a few new items, it has been so much fun so lets get right to it and show the pics!! Here is what her nursery looked like before:
I will admit it was harder then I thought it would be taking down that crib. We got the crib, changing table and chest from Babies R Us for Taylor. We chose the dark wood color cause we thought it would go with a boy or girl. Lucky us got 2 girls and it has held up great, although it does have some teeth marks!! I am not ready to make the final decision on what we will do with it yet, so for now it will go in out attic. I was given so much to help with both our girls so I am hoping I can do the same for someone. But although it was a little sad to pack up the crib it was WAY more fun to decorate a new big girl bed!!!
 Here is it and its so pretty! A classic 4 post bed perfect for a princess like Nicole!
I got all new sheets, pillow cases and comforter from Pottery Barn, a little pricey for me but I wanted to get the same sheets Taylor has, only in lavender. Taylor's is all pink and green. I also got some new bed rails, this is an extra high mattress set as you can see!
 A view from the other side. I got the matching lamps from Walmart, the first end table came from my Mom at a shop from Columbus. The second end table came from my neighbor's garage sales. On the left side you may notice the diaper wreath, my Aunt Judy made that for Nicole's baby shower at The Swan House. On the right side there are 2 hand stitched pictures, one is a little boy Omma made Baby Hubby and the other is a cross stitch my Mom did years ago. I LOVE having items like this in my home.
 When I was preggers with Nicole, Gigi came and hung up this beautiful canopy over her crib, its the same one Taylor has. The letters came from Joann's and they are hanging on a curtain rod.
 Another new item is this white bassinet. I use to have some storage cubes in this corner filled with bibs and sweaters, since we no longer need bibs I packed them up and stored the sweaters in the closet. This bassinet has been used in my family for years, almost 100 my Dad said. When I posted it on Facebook I got 2 comments from my cousins that their kids has used, isn't that so cool?!
 Here is another view of her room, nothing really new but it was clean so I took a pic!
How does she like it you ask?????
 Just look at that beautiful smile!! 
She has done great in her big girl bed so far!!
Remembering back to my own childhood room, it was a place I spent a lot of time in, especially my teenage years. It was beautiful and a space I loved being in. I hope my own girls love their rooms as they grow up, I know many changes will happen in their own style likes. But for now I hope they both feel like princesses in their rooms XOXO

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Simple Joys & What I Wore

We are at the half way point of our new back to school schedule, so far so good!! Everyone seems to be getting into their groove, by far the hardest part has been the traffic in. With school starting and rain every morning this week, I have clocked almost 1 hour and 15 min to get to work so its defiantly frustrating and I try really hard to just stay calm cause honestly, there is not much I can really do to go any faster. Hopefully sunny skies will return which will help! But even when traffic stinks and you feel rushed it becomes more important to find simple joys in every day life. Here are some of mine!
 When PreK started last week, my Time Hop pictures of Taylor at the Waffle House came up, look how big she is and still just as beautiful XOXO
 When Hubby picks up a Triple Chocolate Chunk Blizzard and you get to eat it in your comfy bed...SCORE!!!
Nicole's Human Pillow
As a young girl I LOVED Pippi Longstocking so when Nicole was sick at home last week I ordered the girls a pizza and showed them the Pippi movie and they really like it and so did I!!
Bright and beautiful flowers Hubby gifted me with
Attention all Disney fans, the USPS is now selling this awesome Disney Villain stamps, I got 2 of them!
Paw Patrol ready for action!!
Sunday night was the exciting premiere of the 5th Sharknado movie and it was just as awesome of the other!! Sharknado Global Swarming had Hubby and I laughing so much. Out favorite scene was Brett Michaels on the bus playing his guitar before he got eaten by a shark, YES!!!!!
Sunday was promotion day at church, here they are growing up!
Fun morning at church!
Miss Independent with her bag and Peppa all by herself XOXO
Baby girl in a bucket :-)
A few posts ago I shared our newly painted master and I have slowly been getting some cute accessories like this monogram towel
Starting the day with this big smile :-)
My Mothers Day Lilly P tee white a white skirt and necklace, the skirt came from Amazon, they have the biggest color variety of pencil skirts and are very affordable!! The necklace came from Ebay, $5 bucks! An my Dixie Delights bracelet of course!
Starting the work week with rain means some bright and colorful pants are in order! This outfit is old but I still love the coral and mint combo. I think the capri's came from 10 Dollar Mall and the tee, flats and scarf came from Target.
I had a lunch meeting last week so wanted to dress nice and comfortable, this blue scallop dress remains my favorite from I just paired it with some pretty pearls and earrings.
This top came from Target, I love the color but it fit a little big so I paired it with a pencil dress that was a little too small, made it into a skirt and tied to top in a side knot. Using what I have!!
I always get nervous going to any doctor/dentist appointments, I had my yearly physical so I figured some Lilly P would help make it better. The good news is all went good, I do need to work on getting my cholesterol down, this is not a HUGE shock to me. I could do a lot better with what I eat and how often I work out. I have been trying a lot harder this week, hoping to get more exercise in and eat a little better so I can get it down without the help of medication. I will keep you updated! I've been eating Lean Cuisine's for lunch and jogging.
I did have to fast before more appointment and they took some blood so I was needing to refuel...Starbucks!! I won a gift card at work with a trivia game and picked up a caramel drink, so good!!
I wore this fun dress on our anniversary dinner date and paired it with a teal cardigan for work, everyone loved it! Its from Target and I love it cause its an elastic waist!!! SCORE!