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What To Listen To Now // March

There is a strong likelihood that it hasn’t crossed your mind yet that today marks just two months until my favorite holiday, Cinco de Mayo.  You’re welcome for bringing that to your attention.  Yesterday, on the other hand,  marked the day that my tiny little babe turned 11 months old which has me in full-blown first birthday party planning mode.  So far the party is a Minnie Mouse theme with strong Cinco de Mayo undertones.  (Yes it does sound just as crazy to me as it does to you, but who doesn’t love margaritas, a …

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Happy Friday + Fave Links

One of the good things about super busy weeks is that the weekend seems to appear out of nowhere and I could not be more ready for this one.  Do you have big weekend plans?  This book arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I’m ready to dive right in.  Also, Aaron and I are going on a date tomorrow night for the first time in ages– the wine and homemade pasta are already calling my name!  So basically reading and eating are my big exciting weekend plans.  #YOLO. In other news, there was such a great response to this post, that …

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What To Read Now // Winter Book Picks!

It may not be January, but I’m making a conscious effort to carve out more time for reading after checking out these recommendations from Gail!  She had me at “The hunt for the next Gone Girl has ended.”  In the meantime, Parker and I are in Texas this weekend for a memorial service for my incredible grandfather that passed away a few short weeks ago.  His life would have made a great novel.  He took risks, chose adventure, and was as funny and kind as they come.  Since we will be spending the next few days catching up …

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DIY // Valentine Card Printables

I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally caught up in all things Valentines right now.  Parker and I made heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies this afternoon.  She was a huge help, let me tell you.   Despite the mess I cleaned up afterwards, I still have big pancake plans for Saturday morning.  I know that she’s too little to get it, understand, or even remember, but I am loving celebrating this fun little girly holiday with my mini.  We’ve been scheming up valentines for her little friends over here.  I love these …

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