Thursday, August 2, 2012

My, My, My

My, My, My, how time has flown by! I took the last couple of months off from blogging to spend some much needed time with the little ones. We've been busy visiting the beach, museums, The Book Barn, playing with good friends, getting ready for preschool (yikes!) and making weekend trips to Long Island.
My sincere apologies to those out there that thought I just vanished from thin air!
I'd love to share some of our recent adventures with you, please visit my other blog, Olive You Two, (dedicated to my two children) if you'd like to take a peek.
I'll leave you with my favorite video at the moment. This little guy knows how to work it.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Playlist

But, the sun is shining, the birds are chirpin' and I'm walking around in shorts people! SHORTS!So, I think it's time to ditch the pre-made play list and make one of my own,
{although, I do not know when I'll be able to make it. Babysitting three kids today into tonight...who are all under the age of 4, plus my own two. YIKES.}
Oh well, I can always dream...
here's my list so far....

Any other good ones I missed? I'd love to hear!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Shots

Easter at our house this year.
The Table

The Cake

The Eggs
{This was the first year Christopher really got to color eggs, he loved it}
The Hunt

Kisses from Papa

This is probably my favorite shot of all if only Christopher wasn't off exploring...

I hope you all had a happy and blessed Easter.
We definitely had fun
{maybe a little too much fun}.
Now, we're just recuperating and trying to get rid of all these hard boiled eggs!!
Any ideas besides egg salad??

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Eggs

Now I know Easter decorations usually include a lot of pastel colors and baby hues, but...
you know me!
{If you don't know me, my entire life, i.e. the interior/exterior of my house, holiday decorations, my wardrobe, hubby's wardrobe, kids wardrobe... consists of four colors: black, white/cream, gray, and a very dusty blue.}
here is how I decorated Easter eggs this year while staying true to my {boring, neutral} self.

These were super easy and fun to create. First, I blew the eggs out then went to town with a black Sharpie marker. Afterwards, I strung yarn through them and hung them on a bunch of collected sticks from my backyard.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Little Moments Like This

Here he is doing what he loves best. Singing in the tub.
The song in the background is Feist singing "1, 2, 3,4" from Christopher's favorite Sesame Street episode.
Easily my favorite moment of the day.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Simple Man

I've always loved and felt a connection with the song, Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd. It wasn't until I had my baby boy three years ago, that I understood why.

After I took these shots yesterday, I immediately thought of this song.
{really, what better way to spend an hour than to follow him around outside and watch him explore the world?}
The lyrics seemed so fitting.

Mama told me when I was young
"Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it will help you some sunny day"

"Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"
And be a simple kind of man

Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can

"Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can
Oh yes, I will

"Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand.
-Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man"
Hope you all have a nice weekend. We will be busy with egg hunts, pizza parties with friends and doing some work on one of our bathrooms.
And yikes, just realized, Easter is already next weekend?!?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Mantle

So, here it is. My Spring mantle 2012.

This dainty hurricane lamp was a gift from my father who received it from his mother. We are told that about 200 of these beautiful fixtures were placed throughout my great grandparents house lighting up their wedding ceremony and reception over 100 years ago.
How romantical?!?

Next up, Chris and Ella's Easter baskets, neon and neutral inspired.
Hope you're all having a great {unfortunately cold} week!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Magnolia Days

The windows are open,
the screen door to the deck is propped open so the little ones can run in and out of the house,
and I have two huge branches of magnolia's ready to be trimmed and decorated with.
Life is good.

Working on my mantle, more shots to come in another post.

My favorite time of the day. Dusk.
Tired little feet are bathed and relaxing, waiting for a bedtime story,
while the evening breeze keeps us cool.

Hoping for another warm day tomorrow.