May 5, 2015

Lazy Days

We've had a lot of lazy days around here during the week and pretty busy weekends.  Last week Georgia and I did manage to get out of the house and head to HEB.  I died laughing when I saw how she was entertaining herself.  So funny.

She also really wanted to write her cousin Molly Kate a letter.  So, she wrote her name.  Those lower case e's are hard.  My mom was a first grade teacher and told me I could NOT teach Georgia to write her name in all caps.  So, we are learning to write the correct way and it's hard :/

My sister in law and two other friends had birthdays all in May so one of them threw a huge birthday bash.  It was a lot of fun and we stayed up way too late.  Good thing G was at the grandparents house.

I also did a cake smash/family session on Saturday.  Super cute and sweet family.  Love meeting new ones :)

On Sunday night Jonathan was ordained as a deacon at our church.  So proud of him.  Cutest new deacon around.  He's the one in no suit.  Mind you, all the men told me they were not wearing suits so I told Jonathan he didn't have to wear one.  And then he was the only one NOT wearing one.  Our luck I guess.

The weather was so nice on Monday so we went to the park and then came home to eat on the back porch.  Just lovely :)

I also FINALLY ordered my second stitch fix!  YAY!  I need some new spring items.  My first box was so good that I hope I still get a good one this time.  Finger crossed!  Now that we homeschool any type of shopping is so SO difficult.  But, it won't get here until about June :(

Happy Cinco!

April 29, 2015

Mother's Day Wish List

Here are a few things on my wish list for Mother's Day

Ring. Ring. Robe. Night Shirt. Monogram Patch. Shirt. Yummy Mummy. Sephora.

Jonathan, this list is in both your email dropboxes.  Just covering my bases ;)

April 27, 2015

Oh, Monday

I'm not a fan of Mondays.  I just want to lay around and do nothing and recover from the weekend but that never happens.

This weekend Georgia played.  Her and Jonathan made "robots".  She'd been begging to for weeks.  Every time she would have garbage she would ask if she could save it for her robot. She also caught lizards and posed for Jonathan.

Jonathan and I also found a version of Oregon Trail to play online {here}.  I haven't laughed so hard in a long, LONG time.  I named all the players after friends.  So so funny.

Siri and I had some issues.  She would NOT go away on my phone so I just said, "Go away!"  This was her response.  Oh goodness...

On sunday I went to a Catholic baptism.  So excited to be there for such a special family occasion.

Happy Monday y'all.

April 24, 2015


1. There are tons of blackberries growing in our backyard.  Jonathan and Georgia love them and have a lot of fun picking them!

2. I made Georgia's birthday invitations.  And then I sent it to my phone and texted them to the guests.  Because that's all I had the energy to do...she'll never even know :)

3.  Georgia had dance pictures this week and I know I'm partial but she is CUTE if I do say so myself.  I did good with that one ;)

4.  Then, she goes from tutus to TOADS.  She chased this poor little thing around the flower beds and caught it herself.  Makes me love her all the more!

5.  I tried to get some pictures of our living room.  Its a big space and hard to lay out because it's a big L shape.  But here it is for now.  You can even see my big dumpster diving art.  I've started to repaint the entry way one.  This isn't the final layout because the wall where the piano is, it's going to be arched to open it up between the dining room and living room so the piano will be moved to the left to the smaller wall.  And the's GOTS to go!

Happy Friday Everyone!

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April 20, 2015

The One Where I Ramble About Our House and Other Stuff...

This weekend was a fun one for sure.  I love seeing forward progress on our fixer upper.  It is just so gratifying to know you're bringing a house back!  It's fun and we know it will bring us more money when we eventually go to sell.

I've been telling Jonathan for months now that we are focusing on curb appeal and kitchen.  For curb appeal we still need two window boxes, a new mailbox, paint the trim near the roof line, and a new fence in the front (and let's not even talk about the kitchen!) so we are almost at the finish line!

Georgia's new window was installed last week and it looks amazing.  This weekend we redid all the mulch and plants and added a stone border.  Doesn't sound like much but it took all day.  

Here are a few pictures so you can remember what we started with on closing day.

Lovely isn't it?!  Just screams, "buy me!"  Yeah right...more like, "help me!"  So, help we did!

Once we bought it we redid the garage door, removed the screens, removed the gutters and exterior wiring, painted the front door, added shutters, and added a new porch light.  We also took down three smaller trees and one huge tree stump.  Then we kind of stalled there until the last two weeks.

Here is what it looks like today.

I'll post more close ups in later posts.  It had just started to rain when I took this so the rest came out super blurry.

Ahh...don't you just feel like you can breathe now?!  I like my plants to be spaced really far apart.  Less places for snakes to hide!  P.S. That big tree is still there.  I was standing under it when I took the second picture.

Watching Georgia run around in our one acre yard is my favorite pass time.  Although our one acre has now made us greedy and wanting more. ;)  We shall see how long this once acre will last us.  And most people are surprised by the size of our house.  I agree with most that it does appear small on the outside but it's 2200 sq ft and we are wanting to make the screened porch a sun room.  Oh, the fixer upper life.  (I feel like I need emojis on this post.)

Moving on.  I love architecture and was an art history major in college so feel like I can appreciate nearly any architectural style.  Jonathan and I have been researching floor plans lately for our future home build when we buy some land and I'm pretty much giving him the final say on the outside style because I just love nearly all homes for one reason or another.  But, I will be designing and deciding on the layout and finishes.  I have a very specific floor plan in mind.  Here are the ones we are both loving these days.

-but tweaked into a one story?-

-but not red, white-

Moving on from house stuff...

This little girl cracks me up.  Love her!

My dad and step mom came over on Saturday and were pretty much on Georgia duty while we worked in the yard.  Her dirty feet were just too funny to my dad.  I told him the only way to get anything done was to just turn her loose in the yard.  Our front yard is so big I don't usually worry about cars.  She played in the sprinkler and we (Jonathan) did landscaping.

I am about to order my second Stitch Fix box btw...has anyone recieved any good items lately?!  I want mainly dresses.  Let me know of any good items or sign up for yours too!

So, in conclusion, I got a lot of dirt under my nails this weekend but it was well worth it...except for Friday when I did a newborn shoot.  No dirt that day.  But, lots of dirt on Saturday and Sunday ;)

Happy Monday Y'all!

April 17, 2015

Lazy Weeks

I guess I only post on Fridays now...

1. MOPS is responsible for this lovely little meal.  We keep it healthy in our group.  We also made these cute magnetic boards.  I put mine in the laundry room so I don't have stuff all over my fridge.

2.  We're still rockin' and rollin' with homeschool.  The picture on the left is rare but it still does happen.  Homeschool actually gives us a lot of freedom to run errands and do what we want when we want.

3.  We found a box turtle in our garage.  I'm not sure how it got in there or how long it was in there (because we leave our garage door down 95% of the time).  We rescued it and put it back in the woods across the street from our house.

4.  One day I decided to be a great mom and made Georgia and I heart and flower pancakes.  It was a real Pinterest moment :)

5. One of the most exciting things that happened this week was that we got a new window!  YAY!  The far left is the before.  Clearly it was damaged and ugly.  It had a window film on it that we tried to take off unsuccessfully hence the double color look.  Now it's nice and clean and new.  Like a breath of fresh air for our 1960's ranch.  Now, onto landscaping this weekend!  Couldn't be happier!

Have a Lovely Weekend!!!

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April 10, 2015

It's Friday!

1.  Georgia and her chicks crack me up.  We have 4 total.  Fireworks, Ella, Kimsley, and Lovie.  Pictured here are Kimsley and Lovie.  I'll let you guess who named all four of them.  She chases them around the yard and picks them up.  Pretty sure they will be well socialized.

2.  Girl's trip is this weekend!  Me and my old college roommate are driving up to Dallas to see our two besties from the college days.  Not sure if we have any plans but I know we'll have fun.

3.  I've had Georgia's bedroom light for almost two years and we've lived in this house for almost a year and I just hung it up.  Now granted, we had to actually build her room first but now it's up and I LOVE it.  To do list:  finish G's bedroom and closet.  It never ends :)  The light is from Pottery Barn BTW.

4.  Georgia and her posing skills.  She was about to get in the car and stopped and said she needed to take a picture.  Love her.  This was how she chose to pose.

5.  I added art to her geography work recently.  She's doing really well with it and I am so proud of her!

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Happy Weekend Y'all!


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