Tag Archives: Mom

Building Sand Castles All Day Long

11 Aug

Emma’s new favorite thing to do? Build sand castles! From the day this little girl was born up until recently I would try to get this girl to have the love of sand like I do. Put me on a beach and I will be the happiest camper of all time – put little Emma on the beach and she wails until you take her home.


Emma’s first beach trip and the first time she had her toes in the sand at 1 month old. She looks grumpy – about two minutes later she started wailing and kicking her feet. As soon as I wiped them off she was fine again.. my little goober.


Another family beach trip – she’s 9 months old and facing the other direction because we were trying to get a cute family picture but she was wailing her eyes out because her feet were messy. Oh goodness..


Technically this is the same beach trip as the last picture – 9 months old just a week later at the same beach. She refused to go on the sand so Ope and Papa bring the pool to the beach so she can still enjoy the scenery. Someone is spoiled.

Our back patio at 3 years old – she now loves to play with sand .. when it’s in a box and she has a towel to wipe her hands off on. I’m thinking it’s about time we take her to the beach again 😉

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Love Always,


Happy B-Day Mommy!

5 Aug

My Mom’s birthday was Friday but we are celebrated it yesterday so I thought I’d show you what the lucky lady got from me 😀 I’m a huge buyer on etsy as well as a seller so you can click picture to see the link to each of these items of the shops I purchased from!

Can you tell she likes the beach and books?

I also had my favorite graphic designer Andrea Fitts make her some new business cards!

Happy Birthday Mommy!

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Love Always,


A Getaway.

2 Aug

This past weekend I took a little me time and headed to the beach to read and relax. There’s something about having your toes in the sand that just instantly calms me. In order to not waste a whole bunch of money on a beach getaway I took a quick trip to a somewhat local beach that’s only an hour away.

It was nice to take my mind off of things for a while and watch the world around me.

After couple of hours there, I came back refreshed and renewed! I organized my schedule for this month, made a list of things I want to accomplish, and set some budgeting goals. Feels good to be back on track!

What do you do to getaway?

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Love Always,


She Makes It All Okay

30 Jul

My little sunshine!

When everything seems to be going wrong she’s knows just what to say to make it all okay.

On a side note – I have a HUGE project in the making and I can’t wait to show everyone – so I’m giving a sneak peak 🙂

Get ready for some fun new additions to my outdoor family 🙂

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Love Always,


My Birthday Girl

21 Jul

Happy Birthday to my little big three year old today!! ❤

To check out a slideshow of my little girl from 0 – now click here: http://snack.to/pz98wj5j

Every Holiday Needs A Little Fun In The Sun!

9 Jul

I did get a little play time this holiday weekend. You know when you have this:


and this:

with two other family members that love to read, relax, and blog.. it’s going to be a good time!

We did get to catch up and talk about what was going on with each of us but sometimes a stay at home mom could use some peace and quiet in the pool with people who understand her 😉

Hope everyone else had a fantastic relaxing weekend as well!


Love Always,

Tuesday Tutorial: Stadium Cushion!

3 Apr

Welcome to Tuesday Tutorials – where I find awesome easy tutorials for you – now go get crafty 😉

This crafty tutorial comes from: MaidenJane

Sewing Tutorial – Upcycle a Tee Shirt or Sweatshirt Into a Stadium Cushion

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Love Always,


Motivational Monday: Let Go

2 Apr

The Perfect Finds!

28 Mar

After a day long trip of thrift store hunting I found some AWESOME finds! I also found some awesome places to go back for some more shopping as well as other’s I’ll probably skip unless I’m looking for something specific..

Check out my awesome finds:

My mother-in-law found this perfect bench for Emma at the Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift shop! It doesn’t need anything done to it and we’ve already put it to use a few times 😉

I found this desk at Unique in Falls Church! I’m going to sand it down, paint it or stain it, and paint the top of the desk with chalkboard paint! I’m so excited to see how this turns out!

Here is Emma’s new desk chair! It needs a few touch ups so we’ll be sanding and painting this one as well. It’s a little big for her but she can get in and out of it on her own so I think this will be something she grows with perfectly!

This was an impulse buy! It was only two bucks so I’m going to touch up the paint, lay a thin sheet of wood down in it and wrap that with fabric to make a cute tray to place things in!

Heck yes for cheap patterns! Especially home decor patterns! I hate spending a bunch of money on patterns not knowing whether I’m going to like them or change them 😉 This is a great way to try new patterns without feeling that guilt of paying too much! I also bought some awesome fabric by the bunch that you’ll see when I show off my work with these new patterns 😀

Hooray for two dollar batting! I spend a fortune on batting and usually buy it in bulk like this but you can’t beat less than 50 cents a yard!

So those were my awesome finds this weekend! The Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Shop in Purcellville is going to be my first trip each weekend from now on. That thrift store was AMAZING!

Stay tuned to see what I do with these perfect finds!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,


Tuesday Tutorial: Pencil Case!

27 Mar

Welcome to Tuesday Tutorials – where I find awesome easy tutorials for you – now go get crafty 😉

This crafty tutorial comes from: ASpoonfulofSugar

How to Make a Pencil Case

With the new school year nearly upon us in Australia, I am making up a few easy zipperedpatchwork pencil cases. This is a great scrap buster project. The little zippered pouches can be used for all manner of things. Mine was sized to fit approx 6 pens; or a small pack of tissues; or a small notebook and pen; or a few cosmetics.



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Love Always,


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