July 31, 2012

Honey Bear

It's been awhile since I've posted any parties but this shower is so cute. I love that the dessert table looks a little more organic, not just neat rows of candy soldiers. 

The invitations that they sent were perfection for this party and get this, you can get them too on Etsy!

July 16, 2012

Love it :: Summer (kind of)

Did I mention that I broke my toe in Italy? Like the kind of fracture that was still so bad when I got home I'm still 6 more weeks in a hideous bootie/shoe thing. It's the world's ugliest footwear. I've decided I don't care and will wear my cute sandals anyway. Hopefully the one shoe won't look more worn than the other but who really cares right? It's not like I'm going to wear a tennis shoe on the opposite foot just to match the oversize clunker on the other foot. Ahh summer dressing with the hideous shoe...fun stuff my friends. I will take this on as a personal challenge.

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July 12, 2012

Firsts and Gray

It's a first, Big had a friend sleepover. He loved hanging with a friend all day and I loved it that there was no entertaining on my end, only feeding. And lots of it. Eight year old boys are hungry. I'm a little scared to find out how hungry in a few years...

Gray is lovely don't you think? Still totally not sick of it.

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July 10, 2012

Dreaming :: Paris

I know we just got back from Italy but now that I've gotten a bad case of wanderlust and all I can think of is what I've always dreamed of, Paris.

I can't stop.

Maybe I should eat croissants and drink champagne? No I don't think that will do, I know the croissants won't even be close to the authentic ones. So for now I'll just stick with the champers and read HipParis  while wishing it were me there too.

So I'm Paris, where's your dream destination?


July 5, 2012

Do it :: Ping Pong

When my husband and I were dating we would battle it out with games like Trivial Pursuit and Sorry even leaving it ready to play if we had to go anywhere. Now there really isn't any of that but I sort of miss it. We have a patio table outside that rarely gets used, pretty much just gets dusty. I wonder if we could attach some sort of ping pong top to it and saddle up for Epic Battles Round 2? Fun times to be had at home for free! Kids optional of course.

Ping Pong anyone?

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My summer list (so far)

I'm still kinda dragging and yesterday didn't help matters. It was a cool(ish) day, unheard of for the 4th that involved bloody marys, bacon waffles and lots of hanging around. Loved it. My kind of day. 

Now I need to wipe those cobwebs out of my brain and make a list of things to do this summer.

1. Little needs a room update. I think he's ready for something a little bit more timeless and big boy. For him it's accessories change out that's needed. I need to think on this.
2. Make homemade pasta, can't be that hard right? This recipe looks good. 
3. The fact that I want a new juicer and a new espresso machine makes me seem like I'm one of those annoying people who agrees with whoever they are with. Maybe I just need to decide if I'm a healthy juicer or a coffee swilling lady of the house. Huh. Something to think about that's for sure.
4. Eat bacon waffles more often. 

That's all I've got for now. Real important stuff I know but hey gotta keep it real yo.

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July 2, 2012

I'm baaackk!

After a debacle at the Rome airport trying to get home we finally made it last night. We're officially in love with Italy. It was the trip of a lifetime. This isn't the best picture but it totally makes me laugh. This is how I will remember the kids on this trip. The kind of kids that surprise you with their patience, ability to just roll with it and still be totally silly.

Now I'm back home with pile of laundry and a very happy dog. How's your summer?