Monday, July 18, 2011

Oh, How I've Missed You!

I have to confess that I was somewhat burned out of posting and blogging and all that jazz.  It's been great to take a little break for the summer and I know by the end of it, I'll feel recharged!  Before I go on vacation with my family, I wanted to leave you with some of my summer loves.  Enjoy!

Swimsuit Cover Up
 Isn't this the cutest?  I'm in my swim suit most days, so a good cover up is a must!

Gray Bathrooms
 I really wanted to lighten up my bathroom with a cool tone and this is the color I used!  I love how much brighter it seems!

Crystal Light
 I'm sure you're thinking, "Why is she loving this so much?"  Well, on days when I can't eat before the gym, I put it in my water bottle and it gives me that extra boost.  Or if we're going to a BBQ and I don't want to eat before, I just sip on this! It's the best!

 This looks almost identical to the hat that I have.  I have so many hats that I could probably cover my entire bed with them.  In the summer I just go to the gym, shower, put my hair in a low pony, and on with the hat! So easy!

Guest Rooms
 I've been finishing decorating our guest room since we're having so many people stay with us this summer.  I love the look of this room!

Monterey Bag
 I'm known for constantly changing my diaper and swim bags.  This one is just so cute!

Victoria's Secret Lip Gloss
 Nothing stops me from getting chapped lips better than this stuff.  It makes my lips so silky...and my hubs doesn't hate it either:)

White Sofas
 Who doesn't love Sarah Richardson?  I love the white sofas with the black piping.

A Quiet Place
 I've been enjoying some quiet time when my son takes a nap at the pool and my daughter is swimming.  Nothing is better than having that space and time to yourself.

Pendant Necklace
 I love jewelry and I'm totally Jonesing for this piece!

Shabby Apple Suit
Such a cute, unique suit!  I love the throw-back style!

I'll miss you while I'm away!
  Keep enjoying your summer!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Just a Heads Up.....

I may or may not be consistent this summer with my posts.  Today my kids and I went to the waterpark we attend yearly.  Wow, was it nice to get out of the house.  Did it rain on us?  Yes, but at least I was outdoors!  I really think that I may want to spend more time enjoying my kids instead of sitting at the computer.  You know what I mean?  So this is my warning and request for forgiveness ahead of time!  I'm loving the beachy/coastal look today. (Probably because I saw a million light blue sun umbrellas that reminded me of Coastal Living!)
Images via My Home Ideas
I'm definitely inspired by blues, wicker, and paintings right now.  How can you resist?!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We're Our Own Worst Critics.....

We had family pictures the other week. 
They were frustrating, exhausting and downright stressful.  I've been on medication that makes my face puffy and causes weight gain.  The only thought I had when I saw the pictures was, "Wow, everyone looks great....but, that fat face of mine."  
Good thing my hubs is so encouraging.  He basically told me to accept who I am and be grateful for a beautiful family.
  So, this is me ignoring my nagging self and posting our family pictures.  
Hopefully the kids will cooperate next year!
Images via Just a Crust Photography (My best friend in the world!)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This is where I want to be.

 After a Memorial Day spent with a sick child and absolutely no sleep,  I'm definitely ready for some R and R.
I hope your holiday was a good one!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Drapery Dilemma....

My son's room faces the East.  So every morning he wakes up literally at the crack of dawn.  My husband and I have had it with the 5:30 a.m. wake up calls (or yells depending on the little man's mood).  The problem is that my son has a huge bay window in his room and then a half-moon window above that.  So in order to completely be able to block out the light I'm going to have to buy very wide curtains as well as very tall! They're almost going to be floor to ceiling length because we have very high ceilings.

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 I'm thinking this natural burlap panel from Ballard Designs is what I'm going to buy.  The reviews say that it blocks out light magnificently.
If you have these panels or a solution to this problem, please, please let me know what your thoughts are! 
I'm quite literally losing sleep over this.  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Summer Recipe

I know I've already posted a recipe like this crustless quiche, but it is a favorite and so delicious.  Would you believe that my four-year-old and my almost-two-year-old inhaled their pieces!  I was so proud.  Here it is:
Image via flickr

Crustless Quiche
4 whole eggs beaten
1 cup skim milk
5 asparagus spears cut in 1 in pieces
1/2 yellow bell pepper cubed
1 chicken breast cooked and cubed
1/3 onion diced
1/3 C. shredded cheese plus more for topping.
1 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat eggs and milk until thoroughly mixed.  Put in your additions and gently fold with a spatula.  Put the mixture in an 8 X 8 square glass pan or a pie tin will work too.  Sprinkle your cheese on top.  Cook for 30-40 mins. (Mine cooked for about 35)
 Image via Got No Milk

Note:  You can make this healthier by doing 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg.  Also you can omit the cheese.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Warm weather makes me......

a little forgetful about doing posts.  Forgetful is actually a bad word.  I don't forget, I just really want to be outside!  So forgive me for my negligence.  This dining set is my summer want since I'm always wanting to be soaking in the sun!

Isn't this Dexter Dining Collection from West Elm the best?  I love the rusticity of it all.  The plates are just too cute to pass up too!

What's your summer want?


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