Monday, April 30, 2012

Oh Monday, Monday

Praying you all have a less hormonal day than I am off to already over here... ;)

Friday, April 27, 2012

What about those piggies?

So its that time of year when these winter toes make their appearance into the world after months of hibernation in bulky winter socks and shoes.

With all of the news reports on yet another toxicity to worry about I went on the hunt for a natural alternative nail polish.
Now we all know how important nail & tanning salons are to the fine state of New Jersey.
I will begin bringing my own polish to the salon ladies.
Yes, I am a neurotic nerd. Its okay. I accept it.

Not to mention Lilly has been begging to have her piggies painted too.

Here are some of the products I just ordered us ladies online. Take a peek!

Piggy Paint is awesome! Non-toxic and quick drying (which comes in handy for an excited 2-year old). I love it! This is the color we purchased. I will upgrade to a more hot pink for the summer.

This is just one of their many gift sets available on their website. Some of them come with 2-polishes and one remover. All non-toxic. :)

How much fun would it be to have a day of beauty birthday party?! Maybe in a few years!

I couldn't be left out here so I purchased a few Zola products. All non-toxic of coarse.
Source: via Carrie on Pinterest

Here is one of the colors: (Shelby)

Source: via Tonia on Pinterest

And another: (Kennedy)

Source: via Tonia on Pinterest

I also bought Carmen which is a bright red. Very fun.

And the remover of coarse:
I also got a set of base and top coats.
This is going to be fun!

Anyone else have a favorite nail color?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My daughters love.

Time is flying; Lilly will be 3 before I know it and each day that passes I am seeing what a beautiful little person she is becoming.
I couldn't be more proud to be her mommy.

I have my moments. I feel like a bad mom often more times than not.
I need to remember she is a creation that was made and bestowed on us to care for.

Here are a few of my wishes for my beautiful daughter.
Lilly, mommy loves you more than you will evvver know...

I do hope she one day wants to be like me.
I know I could only pray to be amazing like my own mom...

Source: via Colby on Pinterest

Ohhhh, yes I do...

I love this quote so much!

May you parents remember this today.
Happy Thursday everyone and talk to ya tomorrow!!

Source: via Jillian on Pinterest

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mellow Yellow.

Yellow is a happy color and one that brightens up any home.
Here are a few inspiring pics to get your mind going this week!

In our home this statement is 110% true:

Source: via Jillian on Pinterest

I REALLY want to do this to our stairs!
You know me; I would change the color and pattern as soon as I got sick of it.
How much FUN!

New rug for the living room?

Gotta love the HELP poster and that cozy couch!
This scene is asking for me to find that cup o coffee this house runs on, find my Kindle and have a quiet moment...

This space is just too amazing for words. One day when I get my chick room?
PS Anyone else wonder why it is that men get the man caves to be left alone in and women have no such thing?
I cant even go to the bathroom alone anymore!!!

Have a happy Wednesday everyone!! ox

Source: via Leah on Pinterest

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fish Taco Tuesday!

Nothing like some grilled fish tacos and we finally have some sun to grill in!
These bad boys are definitely on the menu tonight!

Ryan is on this third day of the hCG diet so his will be a bit tweaked to fit the strict guidelines.
I am thinking lettuce instead of the tortillas. No biggie!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Run away Monday...

Sometimes running away just seems like the only thing to do.

I have found some amazing camping images.
There is truly nothing like camping. The fresh air, the pure quiet & the sun shining in your tent at dawn...I have not been in a really long time and now I am inspired.

Source: via Ted on Pinterest

This is my new fantasy.
How much fun would camping be in a chicked out trailer such as this!!??

Or this!!!??? Totally love it!

Because all that know me know that I would totally dig this hippie camping carriage!
I need one for my back yard.

Source: via Francine on Pinterest

Dinner party with the girls? Adorable!

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

This is a great set up for camping in the backyard! I. LOVE. THIS.

Why not bring your Anthro bedding camping and hang your bed from a tree. Yes, please.

Is this not the cutest tent ever? Why yes it is.

Now, this kitchen set up is just too cute. That is how I would roll.


Friday, April 20, 2012

My heart loves...

While I love this quote I have learned that my heart loves many things...
running like there is no tomorrow, like quiet moments, like digging your feet deep within sea sand, like the love of a mother, like the listening ear of a dear friend, like the sound of the crashing waves, like the sound of innocent happiness, like the beauty of a blooming flower, like crashing thunder, like angry wind, like pounding rain, like emotional breakthroughs, like pure love... 

You can not depend on one thing to make your heart healthy.
You can only entrust your heart to THE one person that created that precious heart; that knows exactly what that precious heart needs and just how long it is going to last...

Jesus my best friend; God my creator knows me inside and out.
I trust Him with this precious heart.
It wounds easily.
It is sensitive.
It searches.
It aches.
It rejoices.
It praises.
It rests.
With 1...
My Lord. My Savior.

Who or what is your savior this day?

Life is long. Life is tiring. Life does.not.make.sense.
Who is your Savior?

John 3:16
I am thankful that I found one that loved me enough to die & raise again.

May your heart find rest this weekend.
God is good.
Rest in Him. He loves you.

My heart only finds rest in my Lord, my savior, my best friend, my creator, my God.

Be blessed my dear readers.
I love you and I pray blessings upon you and your family's this awesome weekend!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I love you Anthropologie...

I have been loving the bright spring colors and bold patterns that Anthro has right now. I did just get the green shirt and some great jeans. Now I have my eye on some dresses!

The torturous part is wanting to buy a completely new set of dishes and bedding on my way through the clothes. That's how they get ya!

Who else are you finding has a great summer line for 2012?
Anthro Love

Shirt dress
$98 -

Cotton tunic
$88 -

Pilcro Stet Slim Bootcut
$118 -

Carved jewelry
$78 -

Cluster earrings
$38 -

$28 -

Iced Rose Aviators
$238 -

Sun-Soaked Shift
$138 -

Crystallized Chroma Drops
$38 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Outdoor inspiration!

With the temperatures rising the thought of cool, calming retreats outdoors is definitely on my mind!

Here you will see the use of the deck to provide shade for a lower yard, a tented retreat & an easy maintenance oasis. I am in love.

Source: via Jillian on Pinterest

Source: via Jillian on Pinterest

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Asian Quinoa Salad

Yes please!
Its been so hot that I plan on making this yummy stuff ahead of time, sticking it in the fridge and chowing down later over a glass of Chard.


Monday, April 16, 2012


I dig this.

So stinken true. For me anyway... :)
Do you have dreams that scare you a little?

Summer time fun already!?

Auntie Cass, we finally were able to use our new bathing suit yesterday!
It was such a beautiful almost hot day yesterday so the entire neighborhood was out doing yard work.
It was so much fun.
Lilly started running through the sprinkler with all of her clothes on, then took off her clothes so I thought it was time for a suit. She had a blast!

Today is suppose to be 90 so I think this will be happening again today!

Friday, April 13, 2012


There is just something about Fridays. I love them.
The thought of 2-whole days that do not need a plan excites me. Not to mention I am on the mend and starting to feel better. :)

Who is doing something fun this weekend?

Source: via Hector on Pinterest

No better reason to dance it out...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Picture time!

Here are some somewhat overdue pictures from our California family visit. :)

We spent some much needed family time in CA and just got back last Tuesday. Looking at the pictures just makes me miss it more.
The first week we stayed with my sister in the east bay and then met up with my parents in Monterey for a few days and ended the trip with a week long beach house rental in Santa Cruz. It was amazing.
I am just so sad that no matter how long we are there it is never long enough. I always feel like by the time I unwind, get over a travel cold, get Lilly on a decent sleep schedule and truly unwind we are on a plane back east. *sigh*

Here are a few catch up shots!

Cannery Row ~ Monterey

Lilly & I on our walk over to the Aquarium

This is one of our favorite things to do with Lilly when we are out west. For all who have not yet been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium; it is a must go!

For some reason the Tiger Shark was her favorite this time?! Look at that happy face! Loves her!

Santa Cruz time

Deep thoughts gazing at the beautiful ocean...

Nothing like a west coast sunset...

The cutest couple ever. My parents taking in the sunset. (Happy Birthday Mom!!)

My sister and brother-in-law. (Another adorable couple!)

Lilly looking for shells...quite far from the water thanks to her getting taken out by a wave on our first day. Totally traumatized.

A bit of a skip to Easter last weekend. The Easter bunny brought her a bubble machine; her favorite thing of all time. (It broke within a half hour!!!)

Lilly also scored a princess crown in her Easter basket!

What have all of you been up to this last month!!??