Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We had a house guest last week! Can I just say how nice it was to have a pretty guest room? It's crazy what a coat of paint can do to a space. But, back to our house guest. M's littlest sister, who isn't little at all, came to visit us for a while. 

The kids were over the moon to have some one-on-one time with their aunt. She basically spoiled them with love and we did our best to play tourist guide for her!


Monday, July 10, 2017

The guest bedroom has been a mess for weeks. It's become a catch-all room with everything going on in the house. Once we had the carpet ripped up and replaced with hardwoods, we put the rest of the house together and just overlooked this room.

Manny's sister decided to fly in to visit this week so we had one weekend to get it in guest-ready shape! And, I'm always pretty excited to tackle weekend projects in the form of room make-overs!

THE FOURTH \\ 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

I hope you guys enjoyed your holiday!

We're usually away in North Carolina or New York for the fourth so it was fun to just stay home and hang out together. 

It's been HOT. The heat is really kicking in this week, so we decided the pool was the place to be. We spent most of the day at the pool. The kids were just happy to dive in and splash around and snack on watermelon. Then, we headed home to throw together dinner. The kids were wiped from the pool and ended up napping. It was like their very own independence day gift to us, ha!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

It's the middle of a long holiday weekend and we're soaking it all up. There's watermelon chilling in the refrigerator, red, white, + blue outfits waiting to be worn, and a fireworks celebration on the calendar! And, I'm pretty sure our night is going to end poolside.

This weekend has been house-update central. We're painting the guest room and freshening it up. Manny's sister is spending some time with us this month and we want the space to feel bright + welcome! And, we finished up a slew of other projects around the house as well.

Can you believe it's July already? Enjoy summer you guys, because it's going by in a blink.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Quick and easy are my two favorite words when it comes to cooking! Cooking just isn't my favorite thing. I do it because well, I have to! So, I'm always on the hunt for recipes that inspire me to want to be in the kitchen while still looking like something I can pull off. 

This pasta salad recipe is something I threw together one night when we needed a simple side. It's great for summer time! Anyways, it's kind of a non-recipe, but I thought I'd share it here with you guys. 


Monday, June 26, 2017

We have a little tradition of letting Manny pick every year where he wants to go for Father's Day and it never fails that he chooses something fun for the kids. So, we set off for the zoo and a day in Columbia last Sunday! 


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Happy weekend, babes! I'm sitting in the library attempting to write a list of blog posts to cover a few weeks. I am feeling stressed out. Which is why I'm hiding out at the public library. My anxiety is doing strange things. And, I'm just not feeling myself or very good these days. I think it's a combination of our usual schedule thrown to the wind and the summer blues.

My kids have hit a stage where it's never enough. Sometimes, I think it's because they have too much. Others times, I think it's a typical stage of summer time. Go more, do more, see more. It's summer and we have to fill our days with as much as we can, as often as we can. 

Balance is what we need. And, a clear-minded mom. I'm hoping to find some of that clearness and some summer structure while still totally falling into the pattern of lazy days, long nights, and fun adventures that seems so summer-esque.