Friday, July 29, 2011

summer practice

Yesterday we went to the fair, which is a yearly tradition with my parents, and had lots of fun. These two pics really portray the fun we have been having this summer, doing lots of things and just being silly! I love the pic of my boys dancing and being themselves. Hope you are having a wonderful summer too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

kidz bop 20

We got the new Kidz Bop 20 CD last week and we are loving it! We have been listening to it over and over again. After the tenth time I realized I might like it more than the kids. It's really fun and I know the words are safe (you'll be able to catch where they changed a few words in some of the songs). Dance party in our car!

1. Born This Way
2. Till The World Ends
3. Forget You
4. Price Tag
5. Written In The Stars
6. On The Floor
7. The Lazy Song
8. Perfect
9. Tonight Tonight
10. More
11. The Story Of Us
12. Rocketeer
13. Never Say Never
14. Who Says
15. Whip My Hair
16. Rolling In The Deep

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


It was only a matter of time, I am now playing Words With Friends on my iPhone. I had avoided it on Facebook for quite awhile, seeing so many friends talking about it. But I gave in and now play against my husband even if he is downstairs! Who wants to play with me?

Monday, July 25, 2011

how i unwind

I am still in love with Pinterest. For me, pinning is a great way to unwind from a stressful day. If you love to collect ideas and images on a cork board for inspiration at home.... this is so much better! Here are some snapshots of what I have been pinning lately.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Sick momma and sick baby over the last few days. Sorry I have been missing!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

new fav

(image via The Sartorialist)

My new fav daily blog, The Sartorialist. Every day I love to look and see what images are up that mix fashion and every day people. It's like art work and useful inspiration in one place. There is something beautiful about seeing every day people dressed fashionably that inspires me to want to find my own unique way of wearing clothes.

Monday, July 18, 2011

good stuff

Twice this month we have had dinner at a friend's house and they have used a seasoning mix for their guacamole and they have both been really good. I'm not sure which brand they used but I'm kind of a fan. Plus you can still add your own touches into it. Yum yum!

Friday, July 15, 2011

sweet treats

We bought this box of 600lb Gorillas Ice Cream Sandwiches at Costco and they were SO GOOD! We took them over to a friend's house for dessert and they were gobbled up quickly. I think it's the yummy vanilla bean ice cream in the middle or maybe the delicious chocolate chip cookies, but either way it's a mean ice cream sandwich. So good.

By the way, two different people that work at the Costco by my house could not stop talking about the Reese's Ice Cream Bars that they carry there. They say they are sinfully delicious. I can't find a picture of the box but they are with the fun ice cream and dessert treats. I will have to try them someday soon!

what i am reading right now

This is what I am reading right now. I have only finished the introduction but I am already really interested in what it has to offer. I noticed a few weeks ago that my six year old doesn't understand the concept of being grateful. He can say thank you but then will turn around and complain about something that he was given. In fact we have had a lot of, "no fairs," "I don't want tos" and other selfish terms. So I am in search of ways to get him to understand our values as a family. If we don't teach our kids morals, the world will be happy to teach them the opposite.

I will let you know how it goes!

Monday, July 11, 2011

question answered

We get asked quite a lot where we got these shorts for our smallest boy. The secret answer? We cut off an old pair of Baby Gap skinny jeans. Perfect for summer to add a little urban flair :) Get cutting!

Friday, July 8, 2011

fav part of the day

We have been taking family sunset walks lately. It's quiet, much cooler and beautiful outside in the summer evenings. We keep finding different areas in out little town to watch the sunset from. This is my favorite part of the day, it keeps us away from the stress and the craziness of life.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

birthday tradition

We celebrated my hubby's birthday on the 5th and I made sure to continue his birthday tradition with a scavenger hunt, or in this case a treasure hunt! Do you remember last year's scavenger hunt?

This year was a pirates themed treasure hunt and he woke up to a pirate banner with his first clue. Luckily I found a website with pirate language so the clues could sound authentic. We started off with donuts in the "galley" and from there searched high and low, played pin the tail on the pirate, and found lots of goodies around the house until he finally found the buried treasure in the backyard. It was fun!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

hello gorgeous

Hello gorgeous wedding! I am so in love with everything about this photo, down to the ballet flats on the girls. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.