Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up!

Happy Tuesday!  By the time you are reading this, hopefully your Tuesday is just about over and you are relaxing on your couch with a nice glass of wine (or whatever drink makes you happy)!

I am so excited to be doing a weekend wrap-up post today because I feel like it has been FOREVER since I last did one (even if it is a little late)!  This was pretty much our last “relaxing” weekend for a while.  T-ball opening day is Saturday and the next 2 months of Saturdays will be spent in T-ball land,  as well as 1 additional day a week.   

The weather this weekend was near perfect, other than some crazy wind gusts on Saturday.   

Saturday morning we lounged around the house and made some delicious banana chocolate chip muffins (with some added sprinkles for fun).   

Then we headed to Sams Club (oh the excitement) where the kids snacked on free samples and begged to go down the toy aisle.  On the way home we visited our favorite ice cream spot for our first cones of the season (well, the kids had Spiderman pops... can you tell)??

Saturday night was filled with pizza and movies.  
Sunday I slept in and YES it was glorious.  I also went shopping ALL BY MYSELF and that was glorious too!  I got some great deals at Kohl’s (oh how I love Kohl’s cash!) including lots of new summer clothes and PJs for the boys.
Sunday afternoon we headed to the playground (another first for the year) and the kids had a blast!  Then it was home for dinner (burgers on the grill... yum), and a little house cleaning.  I totally slacked in the cleaning department this weekend, but it was just so nice out that I didn’t care!

And that’s about it!   Very laid back and very relaxing! 
This week is busy.  We’ve got dentist appointments (ugh), T ball pictures & practice, the in-laws coming for the weekend, and then the Little League opening ceremonies and a T-ball game.

How is your week shaping up?  Any big plans for the week or weekend?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Friday Favorites!

I know, I know.  I thought I was back on the blogging track but I have just been soooo unmotivated to blog lately.  I have a couple posts in my mind I hope to write, and I really truly do hope I write them! But no promises!  But hey, if you need your Life As I Know It fix, you can always follow me on Instagram (link in the sidebar on the right)!

OK, on to my favorites.

My #1 favorite definitely has to be the weather!!  Spring has finally arrived in my corner of the world!  Sunday we took the kids out for the first bike ride of the season and it was amazing!  It was the first time in forever I didn't need a jacket.  The sun was shining, the breeze was gentle and refreshing.  I think everyone in the neighborhood was out either walking their dogs, riding their bikes or doing yard work.  I saw neighbors I haven't seen since October!!  This was also Alec's first time on the "big boy bike."  We got Nick a new, larger bike so Alec inherited his old one.  He doesn't quite have the concept of pedaling down yet, but he's getting there!

#2 is a little late, but I never posted about it so I think it's fair game.  :)   Easter fun!!  We had such a lovely Easter this year!  From egg hunts to brunch to ham dinners, it was a great day.  And how cute are these Easter baskets?!

#3 is baby showers!  My friend M had a beautiful shower on Saturday.  I'm so excited for her!  Don't baby showers just make you want to have another baby??  OK, maybe not :)  

#4... "I wear my sunglasses at night..."  Corey Hart anyone???  Well, this is Alec's version.  "I wear my sunglasses on taco night."  This kid cracks me up!!

And #5 is my favorite conversation of the week with Nick.  It went like this:

Mom:  Nick, my friend thinks we look a lot alike."
--Long pause--
Nick:  But my boobs aren't big enough!!

OMG!  People, he is 5!!!  What am I in for?!?!?!?!

Linking up with the amazing Andrea at Momfessionals

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Books 'N Bloggers swap!

I am so excited to be joining in this swap hosted by Chaotic Goddess Swaps!  I hadn't planned on signing up (actually, I didn't even know about it!), but then today I saw a post on Facebook that they needed one more swapper.  So I thought, "Why Not!?"  I love books, I love swaps, and I love getting things in the mail!  

Here are the details:
Your Swap Objective: 
Get to know your fellow book-loving partner and send them a fantastic bookish package.  

Your package must include: 
  • A book from your partner's wishlist.
  • A book you have read and loved.
  • A book you haven't read, but think looks interesting. (Can also be on their wishlist.)
  • *Optional* Other book-related goodies.  

Important Dates to Remember:
  • Sign-ups Open: Monday, March 30th.
  • Sign-ups Close: Monday, April 6th.
  • Giveaway Ends: Tuesday, April 7th.
  • Partners Assigned by: Wednesday, April 8th.
  • Packages Ship: on or by Saturday, April 18th.
  • Show-Off Linky Opens: Wednesday, April 22nd.

I can't wait to pick out some books & book related goodies for my swap partner!  And I can't wait to get some great books in return!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Friday Favorites!

I've sat down so many times in the past couple weeks with every intention to blog, but alas, for one reason or another it just hasn't happened.  But I've missed this space!  I'm happy to be back today to share my Friday favorites with you!

Number One - Barry concert
He may be 71, but he's still got it!!  He put on a great concert at Foxwoods Saturday night and I had such an amazing time!  My husband... not so much!  But he got to do some gambling afterwards so I think it all worked out in the end!  Excuse the blurry pictures.  We actually had really good seats but my camera phone wasn't cooperating.

Number Two-  All things Easter
I love decorating for Easter.  Unfortunately, my Easter Egg tree did not come to fruition, but I did manage to get a few cute things up inside.

I always loved coloring eggs as a kid, and I am happy to continue this tradition with my own children.  These are Nick's "Ninja Turtle eggs."

Number 3:  Blogger giveaways!!
My friend Amanda over at A Brownie World ran an awesome giveaway for some amazing homemade soap from Calahaln Cream.  And guess what?!  I won!!  Woohoo!!  I was so excited to receive these today.  They smell sooooo good.  I cannot wait to use them!  Thanks Amanda!!

Number Four-  Fajita sauce
Last night I made fajitas and for the first time I tried this Frontera skillet fajita sauce.  OMG this was sooo good!  The best fajitas I have ever made!  I definitely recommend trying it.  I found mine at Target.

Number Five- Warm Weather!!!
People, it was 60 here today!!  60 degrees!!!  I can't even remember the last time it was that warm! Unfortunately I had to work but I did get to enjoy a little outside time at lunch.  I can't wait for green grass, flowers and leaves on trees!!  

Image from Wikipedia

So what are y'all doing this weekend?  Do you have a special Easter tradition?  I am looking forward to Easter brunch at my aunt's house and our traditional Easter egg hunt.  Oh- and tomorrow is the hubby's 40th birthday!!  He refused a party and refused to go out.  He basically has refused to commemorate the day in any way, shape or form!  So.... we will just be having a small celebration with the 4 of us involving pizza, cake, and maybe some balloons.  :)  I also got him a special gift that I will tell you all about next week (on the off chance that he has actually started reading my blog)!

Happy Easter friends and Happy SPRING!!!!

Linking up with:
Andrea at Momfessionals

The Diary of a Real Housewife

Friendship Friday