Wednesday, August 29, 2012

sugar & spice

Head over to my Family and Frills blog at to see more picture from the Sugar & Spice baby shower I co-hosted!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

talk about lovely

My friend Merisa was featured on Apartment Therapy. I am so in love with her sweet little home. 
Talk about lovely!

For the rest of the Home Tour go here!

Monday, August 27, 2012

time away

A few weeks back I took a whole day off. Not from a job, or a volunteer position, but from my family. It sounds bad, I know, but it's not. It's necessary. I got my tan on at the pool, my nails done, I went to the mall, and I ate dinner by myself. It was a nice way to take a deep breath and let some stress go. It was like a mommy staycation day.

As moms we get so wrapped up in our family life that we forget that we need some time away. Not just a girls night out or a baby shower, but real quiet time. Time to reflect, think, and enjoy. I have an amazing husband who always gives me my own time, but it's still hard to take a whole day off. I think as mom's we have to demand it, plan it, and implement it.

I think a full day off for myself every three or four months will be just enough to keep me refreshed from the craziness of life with three little ones!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

summer moments

We have had a lot of fighting, tears, and timeouts this summer. Three kids 7 and under has proven difficult for me during this time off, but there has been a lot of good too. Some of my favorite moments of summer have been catching my kids playing quietly by themselves... they become so deep in play that they don't even notice their mommy hovering above them taking pictures. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

easiest dessert ever

I made these peanut butter bars for a friend whose only birthday dessert request was that it involved peanut butter cups. So I figured why not make my own! They are pretty darn close, require no baking, and are addicting (and I don't even like peanut butter cups). Go here for the recipe! You won't be disappointed.