simple happiness everyday.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

happy weekend.

what are you doing this weekend? our family has been invited to a low country boil party this evening that we are planning on attending after slade's baseball game. i made my favorite cookies and cream cupcakes to share with all of the kids. other than those events, i plan on savoring the very last weekend of april. i can hardly believe that the month of may is upon us, which according to our calendar is already a busy, busy month.

whatever your plans, i hope you enjoy the last weekend of april too! here are some things you might also like-

simply made from paper towels + food coloring

our next project made from pallets

made these artichoke toasties for the first time this week
(and loved them!)

sweet video - birth to 12 years in minutes

this printable i need!!! -especially for the month of may

make your own marbled glassware

happy weekend!!

p.s. i made these flowers for a luau-themed event at the elementary school and i love the way they turned out!! who knew paper towels could be so pretty!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

stella & dot.

today i am getting ready for a last minute stella & dot trunk show i am hosting tonight. if you have not seen their jewelry before, i highly suggest you take a look at their new 2012 summer collection. i am totally crushing over these three rings and thinking i may just have to add them to my collection tonight.

{images via stella & dot}

Monday, April 23, 2012

inspired: wooden doormat

 {image via martha stewart}

when i saw this colorful wooden doormat here and here, i immediately pinned it as an upcoming project of mine. and so, over the weekend, i decided it was time to spruce up the entrance of our home and make my own wooden doormat.

my wooden slats were slightly longer than the directions called for so i asked jeff to drill 3 holes instead of just two into each piece. and, because i love white, i decided to paint mine white.  however, after painting it white, i did distress it a little with a darker glaze and some sandpaper.  from start to finish it only took me a few hours to complete and i absolutely love the way it turned out.

you can find the complete directions here if you'd like to make one too!

monday + the weekend.

hello to a very chilly monday! i can hardly believe how cool our weather is for springtime. what happened? i was absolutely freezing at the bus stop this morning!! the weekend weather was so sunny and beautiful, which we enjoyed outside. besides a baseball game for slade, we had a quiet weekend and I enjoyed being at home cooking and working on projects around the house.

here is one of my favorite pictures from the weekend. sia was quite proud of her brother and his team for their win on saturday! she gave him a big hug after his game.

hope your monday is happy. 
and... stay warm if it is cool where you are at too!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

what are you up to this weekend?? for us, it seems like it's going to be a baseball kind of weekend.  we will be enjoying some sunshine while cheering on slade and his little league team.

however, on saturday night, we've been invited to have dinner under the stars with a group of friends. i am really looking forward to sitting outdoors, eating well and catching up with friends we haven't seen in awhile. i think the evening weather will be just perfect for a warm pear crisp with vanilla ice cream and is what we'll be bringing to share for dessert.

whatever your plans... have a happy weekend. i hope it's a good one! here are some things to enjoy too-

spring appetizer i have to try

i am so doing this for a special couple i know

gosh, i love target... have your heard?

celebrate earth day

great update for my ikea couch

{image via my baking addiction}

Thursday, April 12, 2012

yes... sure i can.

in the beginning of the week, i gladly obliged when i was asked to prepare an appreciation breakfast for about fifty people for friday!! of course, i said "yes, sure i can." but... friday has come so fast! so, i have spent all morning and afternoon in the kitchen- baking, cooking and prepping!!

however, i did take a little break and enjoyed an ice cream social on the playground with my sweet sia marie. oh, i am really going to miss these preschool days.....

i will see you back here tomorrow... after breakfast!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

a happy easter.

i hope you had a wonderful easter weekend. 

our weekend was filled with family and friends.  
i so enjoyed all the cooking and baking. 
catching up with friends we don't see nearly enough.
spending an entire weekend together as a family.
 and, there was plenty of laughter and lots of fun.

 in my heart, i am truly blessed and joyful. 
it was a very happy easter.

Monday, April 2, 2012

good morning monday.

good morning sunshine and summer-like day again today. the weather was absolutely beautiful all weekend long and my kids spent the entire weekend outside! luckily, they are on spring break this week and will enjoy another day of outdoor fun today.

hope your monday is sunshine-y bright and happy too!