We are in our 2nd year of homeschooling Little Lady and now that Big Boy is old enough he wants to participate more and more. I set up small activities to keep him busy and he will eventually go across the hall to his room and play trains or cars.
For now we are just focusing on fine motor skills, puzzles and sorting. This fall we will start preschool and focus on shapes, colors and letter of the week curriculum.
Here is one of his favorite things to do. Sometimes I only put a few and others I use the entire set and ask him to sort them. We purchased ours on Amazon-Splash of Color
Here is he putting our Melissa and Doug 4 in 1 puzzles together
And last, making soup….
So those are just a few of the fun things I line up for him during the day. Do you have things lined up for your toddler to do?
I am so ready for more of this beautiful 70 degree weather! The sudden drop in temperature is constantly making me check my weather app on my iPhone! So in honor of having to transition from winter to spring, spring to winter, then winter to spring again here are some outfits I have to work into my wardrobe.
Here are a few of my favorite Winter to Spring looks!
I need to start looking at this board more often. I can easily get a wardrobe rut and only where the same things. I so enjoy when I take the time to add a little color or fun. What are some of the things you love for Spring fashion?
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We have been busy, busy, busy! Not the kind of busy that you can show so much, as the busy we have felt. You know when you feel exhausted and are not quite sure what you’ve done? But really taking a break from the blog wasn’t planned or needed it just happened. Getting back into it has been an even harder task. I feel like I have so many ideas built up that I don’t even know where to begin. So here is me starting. I want to share our new lifestyle, happenings and continue to show you my love of all things beauty and fashion inspired.
The wedding ended up being an even more important date for us than we originally intended. It was our new beginning, our fresh start. We felt as though we were given a reset button and as amazing as the first 10 years were we wanted more. We have both always been interested in weightlifting/getting fit/being healthier and we finally decided to give it a try. We started P90x3 in Dec and have since moved on to primarily weightlifting. We are loving it! My body is changing and even though its a very slow process, I like where its going.
We took a break from school during all the wedding hoopla and have been getting back in the swing of things. (Thank goodness for homeschooling!) This is our 2nd year and I can’t believe I ever didn’t want to do this. Little lady is in K/1st and we will be officially starting pre-school with Big Boy next year. Right now he is doing Tot school fun stuff. I have another post coming soon with more, but this is our new life. Homeschool, working out in our home and me still buying way too many hair and makeup products. And because what post is worth publishing without photos? Here are a few of what we have been up to.
Here is a quick peak at our closet make over. We seriously have one of the smallest master closets ever and only half the wall space was being utilized. So thanks to Home Depot we are using all our closet space (almost double the hanging space) and don’t have all my shoes, bags and odds and ends all over the floor! Win, Win
So stay tuned for all my great ideas because I plan on sharing them soon!
It is rainy and cloudy this week following snow and ice last week. I miss the sunshine (not the heat, just the sun) so here is a look I wore to our rehearsal dinner. It was beautiful out that day and makes me remember why fall is my favorite time of year. These are candids taken while we were practicing for the big day.
We hardly ever get snow in GA, but yesterday it somewhat surprised us! We knew there was a chance, but hey schools were still in and people still had to work. I am so thankful my husband decided to work from home yesterday. We were able to enjoy the beautiful snowfall from the comfort of our home, but for many it was hours, literally hours in their car trying to get home and they never made it. My best friend spent 7 hours in her car and only went 5 miles from work to a friends home. The kids loved the snow and so did the collies! I made them wait until there was at least an inch on the ground before we went out. A few snowballs were thrown, 2 snow angels and lots of giggling. We made “Snow Cream” last night and even though I am staying away from sugar I had to taste it to make sure the recipe was spot on :p. It was and brought me right back to when my neighbor made it for us the 3 times it snowed growing up!
I had to sneak a cute picture of my oldest girl Tease, all she did was eat the snow! She is 13 and has had a rough couple weeks, but is adjusting to her new normal. She has Vestibular Syndrome but doesn’t let it stop her at all.
It was so bright and beautiful last night. We can’t wait to get out and play in it again. I think sledding is in our near future!
Today is our 10 year wedding anniversary. We were married on January 16, 2004 in jeans at a county clerk in TN. We have always said that for our 10 yr we would have our wedding. Image my excitement last year when we decided to make that a reality.
There are so many great pictures I couldn’t choose, but I did narrow them down. The day was magical and having our very special close family and friends made it even more special. I will get into more details coming up. I plan to go through and have a couple of DIY posts on the center pieces, boutiques and makeup looks.
I found a lovely bee under my dress moments before the ceremony! Luckily I am not allergic, it just hurt.
My beautiful cousin was our officiate.
We were married at Vecoma at Yellow River
Anthony Thurmond photography- a wonderful husband & wife team
Cakes- For Goodness Cakes (my BFF and matron of honor happens to be one of the talented decorators)
Suits- Tan rentals from Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid dresses- Bill Levkoff - all were floor length chiffon, deep purple, sweet heart neckline and all slightly different
Bridal Jewelry- T’s Studio -I wore the Carolyn bracelet and Kara stud earrings
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It has been great getting back to normal around here. If normal means getting up at 6:00 to work out every morning! We are doing Power 90 and are only on day 4. I will probably start to enjoy it once I start seeing results. It is however, fun to actually wear the really cute workout clothes I have been collecting on clearance over the years!
So, we had so much fun this Halloween, this was the first Halloween trick or treating with the kids that we all dressed up.
Top-Target old / Jeans-H&M here / Boots- Nine West Outlet old
Big Boy was Iron Man-Little Lady was a Rock Star(we used Kesha as inspiration)-Hubby was Tony Stark(which I loved) and I was my childhood hero Buffy. Of course no one could really tell what I was, but that’s okay I had fun putting on hoop earrings and wearing something I thought Sarah Michelle would have worn.
We took turns pretended the other was a vampire and practicing with stake. You can never be too prepared for a Vampire or Zombie attack! Better late than never sharing pictures right? I just received our beautiful wedding photos today so I can’t wait to start sharing it here little by little!
I had to wait a month and Hubby had to graciously give up his upgrade for me to get this new phone! I have never had an iPhone only android so this was a new experience. Of course, when making a huge decision like this it took awhile. I chose the gold (which actually looks more champagne) 5s and I love it. A clear case from Target on clearance for under $8 and 3 fingerprint/thumbprints saved means I am in working order! Using my thumbprint has actually been pretty convenient. The kids can’t get into my phone without me.
There area few things I still have to get used too. I felt like I could keep my android cleaner since I had 5 screens to maneuver the apps around. I also could group them together and they stayed where I put them. Apple on the other hand stacks them up from top left and everything on that page has to follow behind. I enjoyed my widgets and apple doesn’t support them. It’s really minor things, but a thing none the less!
The screen is smaller than my last 2 phones, and I thought that would be annoying, but really I haven’t even noticed!
Are you Android or Apple? Do you have the new gold iPhone?? What apps do I need?
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Here’s my RockStar and Iron Man last night at the company Halloween Party. Now we get to really Trick or Treat tonight!
The week after the wedding the kids and I headed down to meet Grandpa/my dad after his paintball tournament to spend 5 days! Little Lady decided she wanted to go fishing for the first time on her birthday! I was proud, and a little excited. My brother and I spent every summer fishing daily at my grandparents house in MI. We also had the pleasure of swimming and playing miniature golf. Oh and did I mention feeding alligators??
At mini golf we of course fed the alligators again! In the middle of the feeding frenzy we lost Big Boy’s pacifier in the alligator pit! It didn’t end up in the water, but it was out of reach. Grandpa ended up using the feeding poles to grab it and pull it up!
Big Boy was so excited about stepping into the ocean. Until a jellyfish stung him! He was having a blast and then all the sudden freaked out. I had no idea what it was and then we saw a jelly fish. Poor guy but he was trouper and didn’t want to stop playing in the sand!
That was our five days of fun and vacation. Just enough activity with lots of down time swimming in the pool at the vacation home!
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