"....I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." ~James 10:10~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

{We're READY!}

We're ready for next Easter!

We'll have plenty of goodies for everyone we know :) Scored ALL of this for $12! Target's 90% off clearance never fails!

We're also ready for SUMMER!!!

Can't WAIT to get my little bug into these cute suits! Another one is getting monogrammed right now! Eek! TOO.MUCH.CUTENESS!

Since I was big and preggo all last summer (and it rained ALL SUMMER LONG!) I'm also really excited about swimming and sunning (SAFELY of course...HELLO SPF!)
The back of that whole piece is so awesome!

Chloe really seems to like the water, too!


I was able to get my summer clothes organized and my closet cleaned out...
So many vintage lightweight cotton tunics that I'm dying to put on very soon!

I fueled up on 2 whole wheat waffles (plain), a small banana, and boiled egg this morning and got outside for awhile...

Tomato plants are finished!
Just realized that I forgot to put the cages up around them. A good reason to venture back out there this afternoon! :)
Giving the ole' garden weasel some rest...lol!

Yesterday I got my hair done and it was so DESPERATELY needed!

I'm growing it back out and this cut was a great transition and will help make the process a little easier :) The goal is to get the bangs to reach the point! Slow and steady lol

Much blonder and ready for SUMMA!

Gotta go give Chloe her banana, apple, plum mix which is surprisingly really yummy. I sneak a few bites here and there...hehe!

See ya tomorrow!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014



Proud to report that I followed my "diet" perfectly yesterday and I'm feeling super great and encouraged this morning...bring it on summer vacation!

Eaten in my new pj's and yes...I'm SO FANCY because...

I basically stole these....:)
I got them on clearance for $3!

 ummm...yeah...So, you think you're fancy, huh?

Uhhh...YES! I don't own any other $60 pj's :)

Hoping my sarcasm is coming thru loud and clear...hehe!

Guess it's time to retire lil' owl for spring but he's sooo cute!
I discovered something WONDERFUL outside this morning!
MY HIBISCUS BUSH IS BLOOMING! I didn't think it would survive the winter but it did and I am overly excited!

And the flowers I printed from seeds about a week ago are already sprouting
I can't even remember what they are so I can't wait to see them bloom. It's amazing how happy flowers make me!

Hope you all have a great day and I'll see ya tomorrow!


Monday, April 28, 2014


I really LOVE when Monday mornings are WONDERFUL and start the week off in a happy way :)

I don't always love Mondays (or have perfect days...far from it)...BUT, I've learned that if you highlight the GOOD the BAD seems to fade into the background. And that's why I love keeping this blog, it helps me focus on all the blessings and joy that I find in each day.

I hit the garden pretty early this morning and my neighbor, an amazing older Greek gentleman, gave me some fresh chives from his garden and I chopped them up and put them in a big pot with some cabbage. YUM!

Garden outfit :)

I've gotten WAY more than my money's worth out of my hat this spring :)

Last night we got to have Stacey, Patrick, Lynn, and Ken over for a cookout and had such an amazing time!

Travis grilled some amazing NY Strips, we enjoyed some delicious red wine, played a little cornhole,and loved on Chloe Bug. It was so nice to get together!

Sooo...I'm also getting serious about getting off these pesky 10 lbs. left over from Chloe (and the many orders of Bojangles fries that I indulged in...lol!)

I have 39 days until the beach and I would be SUPER proud of myself if I could lose them by early June. I have not been giving it much effort AT ALL but today's a good day to start!

My menu is as follows:

Breakfast- 2-3 egg whites, 2 cups coffee, 2 pieces of whole wheat toast ---200 calories

Snack- (if I need it)  banana or a fiber bar---150 calories

 Lunch- Baked potato filled with veggies of choice and fresh beans---300 calories

Snack-(if I need it) greek yogurt---100 calories

Dinner- Large salad with baked chicken---400 calories

Total- 1150 calories

I'm no nutritionist BUT I think I did cover plenty of protein, nutrients, and energy for each day. Plus, these are foods I LOVE and will keep me satisfied.

So here we go! So accountable once you put it out there for the world!

145 lbs today...135 in a little over a month!

See ya tomorrow!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

{weekend update}

Right now, the twins are still snoozing. This sight brings a smile to my face EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.

Mom spent the night last night, so we had breakfast on the back deck. Pancakes, grits, coffee, birds singing and squirrels playing. Seriously delightful :)
You know I didn't cook it though...lol! Courtesy of McDonalds and Waffle House :)

Poor little Chloe Bug has been under the weather. .She's been running a fever and coughing. She finally felt well enough to get out and take a walk with Mommy late yesterday. We strolled to Ingles to get what we needed for dinner.
Chloe had fun getting out in the sunshine!

After dinner...
which was pretty delish!...

we watched a movie and then hit the hay.

Today's supposed to be 84 and sunny!!!


See ya tomorrow!


Friday, April 25, 2014


I just didn't feel like putting the mind power into a clever title!

So...Friday will work...soooooo GLAD IT'S THE WEEKEND!

Even as a stay-at-home-mom, FRIDAY has a certain appeal :) It means we get to spend more time with Trav for the next 2 days!

Speaking of Trav, he got us breakfast this morning

Egg white delights are my new FAV!

My 4 am breakfast was good, too!
I guess I woke up super early because I went to bed at 6 pm. I HAD to take a bunch of Nyquil and go to sleep as soon as Trav got home because my eye was KILLING ME! My little Chloe Bug got me with those quick, flailing hands. She's dangerous I tell ya!
I stole Chloe's booboo bunny for awhile. Luckily, I woke up this morning and it was as good as new :)

My foot is another story...
I fell off of the deck while I was carrying Chloe. It SCARED.ME.TO.DEATH!!! Thanks the Lord, she didn't get a scratch! But now, I'm trying to decide whether to go to the Dr. or not...it only hurts when I try to walk to in and isn't swollen or bruised. Maybe it's just sore??

{Confession, I threw that bag of steamable corn in the microwave a few minutes after taking this pic and ate it for lunch}



Found Chloe a few cute outfits for next Spring, and even the next after that :)

Belk had all of their stuff marked down so I got all of these for just $95 which is great considering the normal retail was $335. I LOVE buying a season ahead and SAVING MONEY!

The only other thing I did yesterday was eat...and eat...and eat :)

Nom! Nom!

See ya tomorrow!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

{Oh, Lovely Day!}

Chloe's breakfast...look at those sweet fingers!

And mine...Egg whites, whole wheat toast, peanut butter and coffee...glorious coffee!

Hopefully plenty of fuel to get this day started right :)

Yesterday, as Makayla put it, "we had lots going on around here!"
We planted the rose bush and muscadine vine but were side-lined by this fella...
Lol! Makayla decided it was time for a netflix movie break after that and we enjoyed an 1 1/2 of cuddling on the couch :)

One of Makayla's new favorite things is going to Sam's. She loves the hotdogs and icees and this time was even more fun!
Where is the time going!? How is Chloe Bug big enough to ride in the big girl buggy already??? :)

Makayla is such a sweet big cousin! She let Chloe ride in the car with her at the mall, too! Chloe wasn't content to sit back and watch, she wanted to drive :)

While we were at Sam's, I decided to splurge on this new beach chair. Just 43 days until Chloe gets her toes in the sand for the first time and I'm relaxing with my FAVORITE GIRLS!

It was a good day!

Chloe is in her jumparoo beside me, "asking" me in her own little way to hold her....and so I will! 

See ya tomorrow!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{Garden-fingers crossed!}

Yesterday was BUSY but productive and FUN!
Starting off with (2) cups of steamy coffee...
and the reality that is my living room! :) I had Chloe and Makayla so there was no need to tidy up. It was a day full of TOYS, GAMES, and lots of laughs. Better than a pristine house ANYDAY! :)
My morning breakfast view was pretty awesome, too!
Egg whites on whole wheat toast with a little cheese, then toasted to (almost burnt)...oops!

Seriously yummy tho!

We love eating outside on the deck and yesterday I found a PERFECT highchair to roll outside easily for Chloe for only $8 at Goodwill. SCORE :)

It's so gorgeous out this time of year!

The cupcake game is one of our FAVS...

Lunch at Chick-fil-a with Molly,  followed by an afternoon at Lowes and working in the yard...
was the PERFECT way to wrap up the day. Chloe's in there somewhere, underneath the blackberry bushes, muscadine bushes, tomato plants, and flowers! I planted flowers from seeds for the first time too. They should bloom in T-minus 21 days.


Today we're planting the garden, starting with watermelon, cucumber, tomato, cantaloupe, squash, and spinach. I just hope SOMETHING will grow!

Time to find our gardening gloves ;)

See ya tomorrow!