Thursday

Well Happy Thursday friends!  This week has gone by pretty fast if I do say so myself ;)  We've had a busy week, but the weekend is oh so close and we don't have one.single.plan this weekend!  Those are the kind of weekends I enjoy the most =)
As always, I am linking up today with Annie and Natalie for, Thoughts for Thursday.


Alyx and I had a super fun day of shopping the other day, and she was so very excited to have a day to spend with me =)



We had a bunch of errands to run, and she was a trooper going to different stores =)

So I have a slight obsession with the HGTV show, Fixer Upper.  Ok, who am I kidding I am obsessed with it!  I've watched all of season ones re-runs on Netflix oh about 4 times each, and I am excited that April 1st season 2 will be out!  Plus of course I watch all the new ones that are on.  And of course watching them makes me want to re-do every single aspect of our home.  On a whim Tuesday afternoon I decided I wanted to paint the living room.  So yup, that's what we did.  I haven't hung all the pictures back on the walls, so pictures of it will have to wait.  But I will say, that I am not in love with the color of it.  I wanted a greyish/tanish color, I found a color by Behr called Flint Smoke, and once we got it on the walls it is sooo blue.  Not at all what I was looking for.  But i've decided it's just paint and if I find that I absolutely hate it, in a couple of months we can change it.  It's not permanent which is nice!

I go through these spurts with Pinterest where I am pinning every single thing I see, and then I go a couple of weeks without even going on Pinterest.  The other day I came across a pin of a picture frame and I knew I instantly had to make it!  So off to Hobby Lobby I went to get the supplies.  As soon as I got home I got started on it.


I am absolutely in love with how it turned out!  I purchased just a wooden distressed frame, and a small can of chalk paint.  I quickly painted it because I didn't want it to look perfect.  I was going for a rustic look.  I got some wire, and stapled it to the back, and I found these super cute small clothes pins and I attached these small Instagram photos to it.  Sooo easy to make!  I ordered the pictures from Origrami, and they are really good quality, and they come in super cute packaging =)

Yesterday was Brian's Birthday =)  We didn't do a whole lot, but we did go to dinner with the girls to a Jappense Steakhouse.  It's always good, and Emma loves the show they put on =)





Our Chef was excellent and he made it a lot of fun for the girls =)  

I hope you all have a great Thursday, and see you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites =)

I'm also linking up today with the awesome Michelle for Party at My Place =)


And linking up with Amanda today =)




Thursday

Well Happy Thursday friends!  This week has gone by pretty fast if I do say so myself ;)  We've had a busy week, but the weekend is oh so close and we don't have one.single.plan this weekend!  Those are the kind of weekends I enjoy the most =)
As always, I am linking up today with Annie and Natalie for, Thoughts for Thursday.


Alyx and I had a super fun day of shopping the other day, and she was so very excited to have a day to spend with me =)



We had a bunch of errands to run, and she was a trooper going to different stores =)

So I have a slight obsession with the HGTV show, Fixer Upper.  Ok, who am I kidding I am obsessed with it!  I've watched all of season ones re-runs on Netflix oh about 4 times each, and I am excited that April 1st season 2 will be out!  Plus of course I watch all the new ones that are on.  And of course watching them makes me want to re-do every single aspect of our home.  On a whim Tuesday afternoon I decided I wanted to paint the living room.  So yup, that's what we did.  I haven't hung all the pictures back on the walls, so pictures of it will have to wait.  But I will say, that I am not in love with the color of it.  I wanted a greyish/tanish color, I found a color by Behr called Flint Smoke, and once we got it on the walls it is sooo blue.  Not at all what I was looking for.  But i've decided it's just paint and if I find that I absolutely hate it, in a couple of months we can change it.  It's not permanent which is nice!

I go through these spurts with Pinterest where I am pinning every single thing I see, and then I go a couple of weeks without even going on Pinterest.  The other day I came across a pin of a picture frame and I knew I instantly had to make it!  So off to Hobby Lobby I went to get the supplies.  As soon as I got home I got started on it.


I am absolutely in love with how it turned out!  I purchased just a wooden distressed frame, and a small can of chalk paint.  I quickly painted it because I didn't want it to look perfect.  I was going for a rustic look.  I got some wire, and stapled it to the back, and I found these super cute small clothes pins and I attached these small Instagram photos to it.  Sooo easy to make!  I ordered the pictures from Origrami, and they are really good quality, and they come in super cute packaging =)

Yesterday was Brian's Birthday =)  We didn't do a whole lot, but we did go to dinner with the girls to a Jappense Steakhouse.  It's always good, and Emma loves the show they put on =)





Our Chef was excellent and he made it a lot of fun for the girls =)  

I hope you all have a great Thursday, and see you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites =)

I'm also linking up today with the awesome Michelle for Party at My Place =)


And linking up with Amanda today =)




A Weekend & Easter Recap

Happy Monday!!  I hope you all had a great weekend and and also a great Easter!!  We had a really great weekend, so let's recap!

Friday evening was spent at my in-laws for pizza to celebrate my niece Hannah's 13th Birthday!  My inlaws have a huge finished basement so they offered to host a sleepover for my niece and 10 of her friends.  I never knew just how loud and crazy eleven 13 year olds could be! ha!  They had fun though =)  Saturday I worked, but Saturday we went to Sweet Frog with my girls and my nieces and inlaws.  Those girls love them some Sweet Frog that's for sure.  And who am I kidding?!  I do too!

Sunday morning the girls were up bright and early at 7am.  Alyx woke up saying "The Easter Bunny Come?" It was too cute!!


They LOVED their baskets!  


After opening some goodies they colored for a bit at their table =)



And it was nearly impossible yesterday to get a good picture of both of them.  They were both in a crazy mood!!





Ohhh these two girls.  I love them with all my heart but they were crazy crazy yesterday! haha =)

My parents came yesterday, and my mom brought Easter dinner with her!  She made a homemade spaghetti sauce and rolls.  And I made up a quick Caesar salad,  She also baked Brian and I a Birthday cake =)


My mom makes the best homemade chocolate fudge cakes! 

I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy your Easter!!  

Linking up today with Biana and Meghan for Weekending =)


A Weekend & Easter Recap

Happy Monday!!  I hope you all had a great weekend and and also a great Easter!!  We had a really great weekend, so let's recap!

Friday evening was spent at my in-laws for pizza to celebrate my niece Hannah's 13th Birthday!  My inlaws have a huge finished basement so they offered to host a sleepover for my niece and 10 of her friends.  I never knew just how loud and crazy eleven 13 year olds could be! ha!  They had fun though =)  Saturday I worked, but Saturday we went to Sweet Frog with my girls and my nieces and inlaws.  Those girls love them some Sweet Frog that's for sure.  And who am I kidding?!  I do too!

Sunday morning the girls were up bright and early at 7am.  Alyx woke up saying "The Easter Bunny Come?" It was too cute!!


They LOVED their baskets!  


After opening some goodies they colored for a bit at their table =)



And it was nearly impossible yesterday to get a good picture of both of them.  They were both in a crazy mood!!





Ohhh these two girls.  I love them with all my heart but they were crazy crazy yesterday! haha =)

My parents came yesterday, and my mom brought Easter dinner with her!  She made a homemade spaghetti sauce and rolls.  And I made up a quick Caesar salad,  She also baked Brian and I a Birthday cake =)


My mom makes the best homemade chocolate fudge cakes! 

I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy your Easter!!  

Linking up today with Biana and Meghan for Weekending =)


Friday Favorites

Well Helloooo Friday!   It is for certain Friday, but it's my Monday at work today.  I work the weekend, but thankfully I was able to take Easter Sunday off =) 
Today I am linking up as always with Narci, Andrea and Erika for Friday Favorites =)


Ha!! It's my Birthday today!  I turn 34 years old.  Yes.  I'm getting old! ha!  No big plans for today or tonight, but next Tuesday is Brian's Birthday so we are planning a Birthday dinner then for both of us =)


My favorite moment from this past week was getting away for the weekend with Brian.  We had so much fun.  It's nice to have some time to ourselves every now and then.




I had to run to the grocery store yesterday and Alyx was in an amazingly good mood!  



We are thankful for these little shopping trips where little Miss is actually good in the store! ha! =)

I love Olive Garden, but we don't go that often.  One of my most favorite things to order is the soup and salad combo.  I came across a recipe on Pintrest the other day for a copy cat version of their Chicken and Gnocci soup.  So I made it!


It was delish!  And easy easy to make.  You can find the recipe HERE.  Everyone in the house loved it too =) 

One of my favorite bloggers, Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me, is hosting a really fun Sping Snail Mail Exchange, and I wanted to share it with you guys!


It's simple, who doesn't love getting little pieces of mail?  I can tell you I do!  I love checking the mail and the concept of this is fun, you send 3 letters/notes and you get 3 in return.  You are paired with another blogger, and how fun to get to know someone!  If you are interested stop by Stephanie's Blog, and check it out!!   

I hope you all have a great Friday and an awesome weekend!  And enjoy your Easter =) 



Also linking up today with Karli and Amy for, oh hey Friday!


Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha, and Darci for, 5 on Friday =)


And lastly, linking up with Katie, Tiff, Della and Caitlin for, High Five For Friday! =)