Hello Monday!

Well hello there!  And Happy Monday!  It's been an entire week since I have last posted, and it feels good to be back. We had a crazyyy busy week last week and add a wedding in the middle of the week there.  I will post all about that tomorrow, but today, let's recap the weekend.

So Friday, my little Emma turned 10 years old.  10 people!!  When she was really little she would say, "someday I am going to 2 whole hands!"  Well my dear, now you are. 


She went from our tiny 3 pound 2 month early preemie to a beautiful, healthy and smart 10 year old. 
Emma brought in cookies and juice boxes for her class to celebrate her birthday =)

Friday evening we met my in-laws at Texas Roadhouse for dinner and drinks to celebrate.  We had a nice relaxing dinner and then we came home and just relaxed.   

Saturday was Emma's party!  The morning was started by chugging lots of coffee first ;)


I love my new coffee sign (Hobby Lobby) and coffee mug (Anthropologie). 

When I asked Emma what she wanted to do for her party, she said something Neon.  I was like what???  Neon??  So we went bowling.  They had neon floors and neon colored bowling balls, so I guess that works! ha!  And I ordered cupcakes with Neon frosting.





The kids had a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed it because Emma didn't go overboard on inviting people.  She wanted it to be simple and small, and that is perfectly fine in my book!  She invited 3 friends, and then all her cousins were invited as well.  She got lots of nice things from everyone, and we had a really nice day. 
I still can't believe she is 10! ha!

Yesterday, Sunday, was a pretty lazy day spent at home.  I went grocery shopping early afternoon and then we were home in time to watch the Patriots game.


Drinks and Sunday football.  But then Alyx was a bear and was in desperate need of a nap, so I layed with her for a little bit and ended up falling asleep with her for almost 2 hours.  Whoops!  =)

It's Monday again, another week of school and school lunches are ahead of us.  A couple of weeks ago, Justine, posted about these lunch containers that she ordered.  I ordered them, and they are amazing!  They are really heavy duty, and it makes packing Emma's lunches so much easier.


I ordered the Easy Lunchboxes, and you can find them HERE. We've used these for the last week and Emma has loved them.  I asked her last night what she wanted for lunch today and she chose a sandwich, pasta salad and I tossed in a mini twix candy for her.  Thank you Justine for sharing these bento boxes!
 
And lastly, don't forget Wednesday is me and Heather's recipe club!  


Grab our graphic and join us =)

I hope you all had a great weekend, and a good Monday!  See you back here tomorrow =)




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  1. Looks like Emma had a great birthday!
    I ordered those lunch containers as well and I LOVE them!! So thankful for Justine!
    Have a great Monday friend!

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    1. She did have a great Birthday =) The lunch containers are great aren't they!!

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  2. I'm so glad Emma had a great 10th birthday! I can't believe how far she has come from that premie to today!!

    Where are you getting these CUTE graphics for your link-ups?!? Loving them girl!

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    1. Thank you Bri! It's crazy that she's 10!!
      I made the graphics using picmonkey.com =)

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  3. I'm glad Emma had a great time celebrating her 10th birthday! I love your coffee sign! I haven't been to Hobby Lobby in a few weeks, but I think I might need to make a special trip this week while me kids are in school. I love all their fall decor...(like I need more)!
    I can't wait for your Recipe Linkup...it's one of my favorite linkups! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Emily :) This was my first trip to Hobby Lobby in weeks! They have so much stuff out that I could have gone crazy, but I held myself back a bit ;)
      Have a great day!

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  4. Happy birthday to your baby girl! WOW what a miracle she was and is. I saw that sign at HL a couple weeks ago, it was tempting! I love your back splash in your kitchen - so cute. Of course I'm the dork who notices that stuff. LOL!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! She is certainly a miracle! And thank you about the back splash! haha =)

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  5. Happiest birthday to your sweet Emma!! And so glad you are loving the lunch containers!!! :)

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    1. Thank you Justine!! We LOVE the containers!!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Emma! I use lunch containers like that too. :)

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  7. A bowling party sounds like a ton of fun! Happy Birthday Emma!

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    1. It was a lot of fun =) Thank you Stephanie!!

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  8. Such a fun birthday. Two whole hands comes WAY to fast. I feel it sneaking up on us fast. Looks like a fantastic weekend and I am loving that lunch box container!

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    1. It sneaks up way way too quickly!! The lunch box container is great!!

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  9. Happy Birthday to Emma! I can't believe she was so tiny. It looks like she had a great birthday. You're right, it makes it more fun and special when the party is smaller. Have a happy Monday.

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    1. Thank you Tanya! Smaller birthdays are much more fun I think. Some people are all about inviting tons of people, but we enjoy them a bit smaller =)

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  10. Looks like Emma had a great birthday weekend! Ten is a big deal!!

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    1. It's a huge deal that's for sure!!! Thank you Erica =)

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  11. The 16th of September is my favorite day of the year, and I love that Emma and I share such a great day! Her birthday party sounds perfect, and I love that "neon" was the basis of her theme.

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