Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Travel favorites.

Given the fact that we travel often with Lilly and I am constantly looking for ways to A) pack lighter, with less fluids B) fit a TON into a small and comfortable carry on bag; I thought I would share a few of my favs...

Lilly is OBSESSED with Caillou; why? I have no idea. All that I know is that she will zone out for hours to this show. Fine. I will watch it until my eyes bleed if she is happy and will behave in flight.

Easter Weekend

We went on into the city on Saturday to check out the annual NYC Auto Exhibit. It was a good time and Lilly was able to see a true to size "Bumble Bee" from Transformers. (Her Daddy was wayyy more excited than she was)


Again; Tia squeezed some more good shots out of Lilly this weekend.

"Can I help you?"

We then proceeded to rush home, clean and cook dinner since we had a crowd coming over for dinner.
Here is Ryan, Jack (Lillys boy toy) and Lilly cozy at the computer.

"Silly Mommy!"

Easter morning. We were tired after a wild and crazy night...

Lilly had more than a blast with her Tia. She misses her already!

Guess its time for my Easter dress. My pretty girl!

Alright everyone; lets goooo!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I would like to thank...IKEA.

Thank you IKEA!
This tunnel brought back so many fun childhood memories and it was a "must buy" at my IKEA adventure today!
It was a nice end to a day of which I shared with Satan's span, opps; sorry my almost 2-year old daughter throwing fits throughout the store. Man, was I scared of this stage...now onward to the teens. YAY!
Anyhoo...she loved it and it turned out to be a great day. She played in this while I did an overhaul clean up of her closet. All of the teeny tiny baby clothes are in the attic. :-(

Friday, April 15, 2011

Outdoor Living.

Thanks to some really beautiful weather yesterday Lilly and I were able to enjoy a meal outside!
We had so much fun!

The "full mouth" shot.

Good company, good tunes...

Good glass of wine...

Good views...

It was a good night! nigh-nigh time...

She cooks...

I really have been trying to up my healthy meals. With all of my summer clothes making their debut for the season...lets just say...they mysteriously shrunk while in the attic this winter! Eeehhhemmm! I hate it when that happens!

That said here are a few things that I cooked this week.
Fresh green beens, asparagus, sweet potato gnocchi with pesto. 

A year round family fav ~ Taco Salad

Olives, tomatoes, spinach, romaine, avocado, sprouts, carrots, cucumber and shredded chicken.

Do any of you have any yummy recipes that you are excited to try for the spring? Do share! I need some new ideas!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Last night at I struggled to fall asleep & pondered on the last week of my life I decided to dole out a good ol' "F" to myself. You ever have one of those weeks where you just can not seem to get it right and you are anxious about everything and you are just plain stressed and not yourself?! Me; last week *hand up*!!

Time for a do over! Today is a new day, a Monday. Its 70 degrees out, a bit muggy and the sun is shining. "Thank you Lord!"
I will not fret that the beagle next door is howling while my daughter tries to calm herself down for a nap as I type or that my fat jeans did not fit me this morning or that my house is a complete disaster...

Its time for some blogging, some iced tea and to catch up on last nights episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. :)

Friday, April 1, 2011


Every once in a while I stumble across something while blog surfing that makes me so happy & this yesterday made me so happy!
Please check out this new online magazine here. It is beautiful, inspiring and will just...well hopefully make you smile like it did me.
Some of you need a smile today. :)