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My Easter Dress

March 23, 2021



photography @annaelainephotography



Easter is right around the corner and I found the perfect dress to wear! We all know I love neutrals but there's something about the pastel mint that says Easter perfectly. Add in the puff sleeves and tiered style with some springy wedges and it's a win. Click the above pictures to see some of my favorites I've added to my closet lately from PinkBlush. I love their variety while being on a budget and their wide range in sizing.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter! He is Risen!





Summer Swim Items for Mama

March 22, 2021

 


one, two, three (code "socute" for 30% off), four, five, six, seven

We are officially able to swim at our new house! The pool was completed and we took a dip when it was freezing cold. I remember growing up when we had our pool built and it was the middle of December when it finished but my brother and I still jumped in! The girls were so excited to do the same and I immediately started shopping around for some good coverage, basic swim suits for myself to enjoy it all summer with the kids.

I always go for black but added in a leopard and olive - can't go wrong with neutrals! I'll upgrade my birkenstocks this summer to a fresh set of white ones and some inexpensive sunnies because I'm bound to lose them at some point.

Enjoy my little round up of summer must-haves as we dig into warm weather! xo



Housework Checklist: FREE Printable!

March 8, 2021

 


clear spray bottle / thieves label / thieves cleaner (11517995 at checkout) / tea towel (similar)

It's here! Your free download for keeping on a schedule for housework. I haven't ever followed a plan when it comes to cleaning but has some loose things I did daily and weekly. If I look at this honestly, the monthly section would typically be done every 6-9 months and I need to be better at maintain those tasks. 

The kids help a lot with tackling things, as well, so don't feel like this has to be all on you, mama. Ask for help! I always struggle asking for help and being so angry when family members don't pitch in but shifting and being honest that I need the help has been huge for my mental wellbeing. Plus we all know we have some contributing to do and take pride in our home and I feel like that's *hopefully* setting the kids up for success later when they're out of the house.

We use one cleaner for everything in our house but add certain oils to it seasonally to change up the scent a bit. I just added Lemon Myrtle to my Thieves cleaner and when I did all this on Sunday, I was so happy with the fresh, spring vibes going on!

Click over here to download your printable! I am going to laminate mine and use a dry erase marker to easily check-off and wipe off as tasks are accomplished. I hope you enjoy it!

Easter Baskets for Little Girls

 



Easter is coming and I'm normally really late to collecting my thoughts on what to do for the kids and getting it compiled but I'm all set and done for all three kids! Easter is about Jesus and celebrating His sacrifice for our sins so when we're sharing gifts on Easter for our kids, we are focusing on that. I loved adding in the coloring mats from His Kids Company this year and a some books about Easter for the girls. Of course, a few fun things and they are needing new swimsuits so this was a good chance to grab those staples!

I'll pull together what I did for Drake in another post, in case you're wondering for a 15 year old. He's always tricky but staples are best!


Whimsical & Girly Playroom

January 11, 2021




We are officially in the new house! We moved in December 16th, celebrated Christmas and the New Year freshly settled and we've been working on getting each room and nook unique and decorated just for us. It's been a dream seeing it all come to life since May last year watching it be built and the journey that was and now here we are! Soaking it up and living life in these 4 walls.

One of the first spaces I tackled was the playroom for the kids so they had somewhere to enjoy and escape. We decided to add a mural wall in this room to make it extra girly and whimsical. We did the Tawny design (link here) and it's everything I imagined it would be. Add in a few more touches to make it their own, like Cuddle & Kind dolls, a bulletin board to display their art and books in every corner to dig into - they love it all!







Christmas Bucket List

December 1, 2020

 


Happy first of December! It's my favorite month out of the entire year but it's also going to be the busiest for us with moving to the new house. We have 2 weeks until we close and we're knee deep in packing along with tying up all the loose ends - appliance deliveries, alarm installation, pool contracts and final orders.

I am doing my best to make our bare and chaotic home merry and festive while also doing fun things with the kids. While we always focus on Jesus during this season, we're also adding some extra magical touches to enjoy it all! We took this bucket list and printed it so we can check off all these goodies as we do them this Christmas season. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bars

October 7, 2020

Pumpkin bars- tis the season! I don't typically share recipes on the blog simply because I have no idea what I'm doing with food photography but I made these delicious Pumpkin Bars last week so I wanted to share. They're Andrew's favorite thing and the recipe is from his mom so each Fall season, I whip up a batch or two with cream cheese frosting to make it all sorts of decadent.


Save them for as a yummy treat or pair them with a cup of joe in the early am, whatever you like! Shall we?




A Bright Staple

August 17, 2020

 


dress - PinkBlush (gifted), jacket - Target, sandals - Target, necklace - Mady By Mary


Friends, it's still been so hot in Arizona and I'm doing my best to not live in sweats in my house with the AC blasted. My poor husband is used to it now and I'm really trying to get out of this funk to be bright and cheery and actually ready for my days.


Because we're home so much, the only time we really are out is for grocery pickup or church on the weekend so I picked up this bright and bold lime dress from PinkBlush to throw on with a denim jacket. I'm always in jackets because I'm not a fan of showing my arms and the pairing together made me so happy! How fun would this be for a summer BBQ or weekend shopping with girlfriends?

Here are some things I've been doing lately with the kids:

  • Puzzles
  • Family night every Friday with homemade pizzas
  • Spa days complete with foot massages and nail painting for the girls from mommy at home
  • Red light, green light in the backyard
  • Backyard pool hangs with music and popsicles
  • Cookie baking at least once a week
  • Homemade playdough

Sending you all a virtual hug!! We can do hard things.