Sunday, June 17, 2018

Luke's last day of preschool!

How this child has grown. He was the sweetest baby in the universe and now he is such a middle child. He tries to stand his ground every minute of every day and has such a little attitude!

Next stop: Kindergarten! 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Let's Flamingle: Leila's Third birthday.

I love the idea of having an adorable, blog-worthy birthday party. But holy moly, they are a lot of work. If you have noticed, I have tried to take a break from blogging over the last 9 months because I am trying to be more present with my family. I think blogging comes in waves. Football for the boys, gymnastics for Leila, working a full time job, and being a mom have all needed to come before this sad little blog. I am going to try to get back into it because we have some fun redesign projects coming up to curb my need to move and start over decorating a whole new house! But I will get to that in another post!

After years of boys birthdays, it has been so fun to add some color into doing Leila's birthday's! This year all she asked for was "unicorn shoes" which Vans had in stock! Good news: she loved them. Bad news: our puppy Ruby already chewed them up. Womp womp.

Happy third birthday, Leila! Sources below.

Cupcake stand: Crate & Barrel
Flamingo plates, napkins, and cupcake toppers: King Soopers
Letter board, greenery and flamingo stir sticks: Target
Cookies: Cookieliciousness (on Facebook out of Parker, CO)
Beverage holder: TJMaxx
Fans: Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

What dreams are made of: white kitchens!

Well, hello! It has been a hot minute! I just thought I would stop by and share our newest home project! And when I say "our" I basically mean me because my husband helped in the slimmest way possible because I am a control freak! I am loving how big and bright our new kitchen looks. Well, it is technically the same kitchen, but the espresso cabinets had to go! There is nothing quite like a bright and airy feel in the kitchen!

And remember what it looked like before?

And now...

Cabinet Color: Benjamin Moore Advance in Cloud Cover
Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
Chairs: American Furniture Warehouse
Sign: Dear Lillie
Pendant Lights: Lowes
Accessories: HomeGoods
Blinds: Overstock

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017

How is it that another Christmas has come and gone? I feel so lucky to have such a good family to spend the holidays with... all of the people that surround us fill our hearts with so much love and joy.

I always feel like it is hard to truly get into the holiday spirit when lives are so consumed with the mundane day to day things that have to get done. Which is always so sad. My little empathetic middle child, Luke, came up to me on the evening of Christmas and began to cry. When I asked him what was wrong he said "Christmas is over and I want it to be Christmas again." We talked about all of the fun time we will have between now and next Christmas. He was still sad but thought it would be fun that next Christmas he would be in Kindergarten. Now... onto the gift part..

Does anyone else have children that create these elaborate lists, then you get your shopping done early, and then their lists change? No? Just me... okay.

When Luke was asked what his favorite gift was he said it was his Fingerling from Santa (thank you Facebook world for telling me what to get my children!) Aiden could not decide on a favorite gift and said everything was his favorite. Leila's favorite (I think) was "Moana Dog" a.k.a. Pua, the pig from Moana.

I cannot wait to see what this next year brings for us. I am going to put together a list of New Year's Resolutions and how we did on our resolutions from last year. But anyway, here are some of my favorite pictures from our Christmas holiday this year:

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Luke is FIVE!

I cannot believe my sweet babe turned five in November... How is that even possible?! This year we decided to do a small party with family only and went to dinner and Jump Street! All of the kids were sick, but we still managed to have such a fun time!

What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite toy? A buffalo
What is your favorite fruit? Apple
What is your favorite TV Show? Wild Kratts
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Mac n Cheese
What is your favorite outfit? Jeans and a football shirt
What is your favorite game? Duck Duck Goose
What is your favorite snack? Gummies (a.k.a. fruit snacks)
What is your favorite animal? Giraffe
What is your favorite song? "Rolex"
What is your favorite book? Little Presidents
Who is your best friend? Jonathan (I have no idea who this is)
What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play football
What is your favorite drink? Lemonade
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Donnie
What do you like to eat for breakfast? Waffles
What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Cake
What do you want to be when you grow up? Help people

We love you little, Lukey-Bear! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fall Family Room

It feels like it has been 100 years since I have blogged anything house related. Since I started working full time over a year ago, I still decorate (duh) but actually getting the time to blog about it is a whole different issue! We had quite a debacle getting our basement finished as the contractor we hired, which we knew through family, ended up because a total quack and half-assing most of the project and we ended up having to fix a lot of things. Needless to say, it is almost done, with the exception of the railing because that costs a lot of money, money in which he took from us and did not finish the job. Freaking pig! If you cannot tell, I am still bitter about it! :)

Anyway, our fall family room as of late:

Mantle decor: Hobby Lobby & TJ Maxx
Coffee Table Decor: Home Goods
TV Stand: American Furniture Warehouse
White chair: Target
Floor Lamp: Target
Rug: HomeGoods
Oars: Thrifted and DIY'd
Tall Vases: Ikea
Courches: Pottery Barn
Blinds: Overstock
Pillows: HomeGoods
Clock: ZGallerie

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Luke: First Day of Pre-K

Little Lukey man! I cannot believe he is already in his final year of preschool! I think he will be my smartest kiddo... he excels in school and at the end of his first year of preschool, he was already in the Kindergarten areas on some of his assessments! I guess it helps that his birthday just missed the cutoff so he will be on the older end of his classmates!

I cannot believe how fast this babe is growing up! Almost five years old.... how is that possible?!