Photo Friday

A glimpse of this past week…


My 2 sidekicks.


Been doing some more painting, this is going to be Stella’s bed.


Cuddles while waiting to pick up Livi from soccer practice. This kid gets toted everywhere!


Watermelon! Everyone’s fav.


Lots of goodies growing in our kitchen, waiting to be planted outside. Growing a veg garden is one of the things I’m most excited about for this summer!


Wearing a gift from a dear friend today…

Happy Friday!


hello monday!

Time to say hello to a new week! The weekend disappeared way to quickly, but looking forward to the week ahead.

hello slow Monday morning with coffee, breakfast & the rain…

'duck egg blue'

hello painting everything I own in annie sloan chalk paint, I’m obsessed with her duck egg blue!

hello helping this excited boy learn to ride his new bike!

hello unexpected visit from a dear friend, can’t wait until Friday!!!

hello week of rain and an excuse to stay in and get some projects done (am I the only one who drops everything to go outside when the sun shines?)

hello another week of Spring!

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Another full week captured in snapshots.


An abandoned robin’s nest. The kids have it under a heat lamp at the grandparents, hoping to get them to hatch. Aren’t they just the perfect blue?


Finally tackling the kitchen chairs. I’m using annie sloan chalk paint. No sanding/priming required, it is amazing stuff!


We’ve got stripes!


Aqua nails make me happy. A new essie color I picked up for spring!


Spotty shoes also make me happy!


Noah and I are in competition for best bedhead, I won today.


Cool foggy morning today…

Happy Friday!

hello monday

Another week!

And another attempt at anticipating good things this week, looking ahead with thanksgiving.

I had to try this with my son already this morning as he listed off all of the awful things a Monday at school holds. Things like chapel and music class, oh the horror. Anyways, it took a minute but we thought of some good things too, you know, recess and lunchtime!

hello more spring weather, and discovering the treasures our garden has to offer.

hello salads with avocado, my current favorite.

hello meal planning and grocery shopping with 2 kids instead of 4!

hello hanging out with this spitfire, she loves helping with the laundry and cleaning, making it much more fun.

hello munching on easter candy from the hunt yesterday,

hello planting seeds to grow starts for our vegetable garden,

hello walks in the warmer temperatures with Stella & Miles,

hello *hopefully* last week of Mike working crazy hours!

hello unexpected surprises that life with 4 kiddos can bring!

linking up with lisa leonard, inspirer of ‘hello monday’ and maker of some of my favorite jewelry!

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Android finally has instagram – I’m so excited!
Here’s another week of photos…

She may need new socks…those bright pink ones are hard to let go of.

Sunny *but cold* walk.

Livi helping me make baby food, apparently not a fan of the smell of squash.

Microwave s’mores = YUM!

Miles looooves bananas!


Signs of Spring are everywhere!

Happy Friday.

hello monday

hello new week!

I’m trying to face this week with hopefulness instead of dread! It’s Spring Break and the hubs is working 14 hour days… oh help!

hello week 2 of being ‘facebook free‘, definitely still a good choice for me!

hello nana taking the kids to see the “Lorax”, adding some fun to Spring Break!

this is my kids’ favorite line:


hello making Easter special this week… easter egg coloring, easter bread, cute easter cupcakes. I’ve been on carb hiatus but bring on the festive treats this week!


easter bread from last year


I hope you have some lovely things to say ‘hello’ to this week!