Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Clemmie Sue teepee for SALE!!

Hey there! We are selling our little Clemmie Sue teepee. It is just about the cutest thing ever, but Amara doesn't seem to take to teepees like other littles we know. It is just like NEW you guys!! It retails for $120, but we are selling it for $60. Truthfully, Amara has only climbed in it a handful of times. We tried! Email me if you are interested! I even have the cute little drawstring bag that it came in for easy storage!! Also, we have a yellow and hot pink feather set that we used instead of the light pink, so that is what it will come with!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


That last 2-3 weeks have been NON-FREAKING-STOP for this little family! Although, I welcome the craziness, my body is paying for it dearly. I am tiiiiiiiiiired. From parties, to all of the Fall festivities, award shows and dinners for my husband's job, and a toddler....whew! We are about a week away from my husband ( and us girls) going back to the "road life". Tour season starts, and I am just trying to get my mind in the right place. We are just soaking up each day together, I am enjoying an extra set of hands around the house, and I just love the comfort of him being home. We always trudge through each season, and come out the other side though!

Anyway....I have taken so many pics over the last few weeks and don't really even know where to begin, so here are just some random bits from our past couple of weeks.

We hosted a mini pumpkin decorating party for Amara and a few of her friends. Chili, cupcakes and some interesting looking pumpkins ;) So fun!

I helped my sweet friend, Holly, from high school host a mini class reunion brunch at her family's farm.

I have known these girls for over 10 years.....still blows my mind! 

We had a family photo shoot. Happy to check that off of the list! My old roomie and dear friend, Shara, took our pics! She is amazing!! I haven't gotten all of them back yet, but she sent me a few via text because she is awesome. I was DYING to see how they were turning out! These are unedited, but I wanted to share anyway. I know photographers hate that ;)

^^ Tour kick off dinner ^^

 ^^ Trips to the zoo ^^

 ^^ Tickles in the bed^^

 ^^ Painting....every. day. painting. ^^

 ^^ Swinging at the park... something she requests often. ^^

 ^^ attending birthday parties ^^

 ^^ My bestie had a baby^^

 ^^ LOTS of snuggles ^^

 ^^ Dove Awards. My Mother - in - law headed up an AMAZING show, and I was so proud of her! I didn't have a pic of my husband and I, so this one will do! Two ladies I love!! ^^

^^ We have watched Clark swim...fascinating! ^^

This about sums up our life photos at least. Hope you are having a good week so far! 
I am putting some final touches on Amara's room this week, and hope to have some pics of it up on the blog by the end of the week as well as some more of our family photos!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Finds

At the end of each week there are usually several things that I my little brain can't stop thinking about. 
These are my obsessions for THIS week. ;) 

 trysplurge / baby buy / taste / laugh / diy

P.S. Did I actually blog three times this week!?!?! whoa!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lucky Ladd Farms

I don't know about you, but we have really been trying to take in the month of October the best that we can. Gabe is usually on the road for the majority of October....he has been since we have been married. However, he is actually off pretty much the entire month, and I am just LOVING it. I am not ready to give him up to this crazy tour season we have coming up.

In celebration, we are doing all things "fall". I love our little city during the fall months. It is just beautiful, and there are lots of things to do. We went to a farm this past week to pet and feed animals, "wing" high, pick out some "punkies", eat a caramel apple ( ok, that was just me), have fresh squeezed lemonade and just enjoy some time as a family.

Hope you are enjoying your fall season so far! There really is something special about this time of year, don't you think?

 ^^ The jury is still out about how she ACTUALLY felt about that slide. ^^

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cream cheese chocolate chip cookies

Yep, you heard right! CREAM CHEESE just might be the best thing that has happened to my chocolate chip cookie in a long time. I was in charge of dessert for our family night this past weekend, so I looked through my "sweets"board on Pinterest, and decided to try a new recipe.


You guys....... these are the absolute best chocolate cookies I have had to date. No offense to anyone who has ever given me one of their homemade chocolate cookies. They were a hit with the fam, and there were NONE left when the night was over.

Original recipe found on Averie cooks blog, however, I only did 1 cup of chocolate chips and I sprinkled a flaky sea salt on top, which just takes it to the next level by bringing out the flavor of the chocolate. You can try Maldon, or any other brand.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Forgotten photos....

T-G-I-freaking-F!!!! I don't know about you, but this week has completely exhausted me. I haven't been sleeping all that well, and my husband and I have also been painting/redoing our bedroom. I am ready to put a fork in this week for sure.

I was going through some photos, and realized I never posted these from our last day at Disney. For some reason, they are my favorites! Probably because they are of my two favorite people. I hope you enjoy your weekend. I am looking forward to a night out tonight with friends and none of our kids tonight. I just love the babies, but I also enjoy eating in peace.

 ^^ Sucking her thumb with her hand in her shirt....signs of exhaustion! ^^

^^ 2 minutes into putting on Daniel Tiger, she was OUT for the entire plane ride home.^^