Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What's Up Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with Mel, Shay & Sheaffer to talk about What's Up!

What were eating this week...
Saturday night my mom watched Austin so Ted & I could grab some dinner together. We went to one of our favorite places and I got the best salad...

On Sunday we celebrated my Moms birthday and went up to the boardwalk for a slice of pizza and a waffle sundae. 

Maruca's Pizza is quite possibly the best pizza in the world. It's just so dang good!

I mean. Everything about it is so delicious. If you're local or visiting - get a slice. Or a pie. Or two. 

We also had these amazing waffle and ice cream sandwiches. Oh. My. Gah. 

(I found this pic on the Internet because I didn't take my own pic because I dug right in!)

Monday I made grilled chicken, broccoli and brown rice - boring, but necessary lol
And Tuesday we had burgers at my moms and ice cream cake to celebrate moms birthday with the whole family!

What I'm reminiscing about...
Actually I've been thinking about when I first met Ted and I had a conversation with my best friend about when we first met and started talking to our husbands. We both said that their voices sounded different than they do now, which they do not, it's just familiar now and was new then. 

What I'm loving...
My mom being off for the summer. AND being a stay at home mama. The combo is awesome. I love being home with my boy all day and I love spending these summer days with my mom and Austin. We take walks and go shopping. It's just exactly where I've always wanted my life to be. 

What we've been up to...
Lots of nothing! Well - actually, lots of fun stuff. Pool, walks, playing, shopping, baking, biking (when gramma watches Austin) watching movies and just plain enjoying our time. 

What I'm dreading...
Driving to Philly next Friday BUT the reason is awesome!! Amanda from Texas is coming to visit!! But having to drive to Philly on a Friday in the summer at 4:00 is gonna be craaazy!! But it will be totally worth it to see my bff!!! 

What I'm working on...
Lots of crafty projects. 
*check out Monday's post*

Cleaning out rooms. 
Keeping a schedule for little man

What I'm excited about...
Amanda's visit. It's been a year since I saw her. I'm so excited! AND. My cousin Mark is coming from north PA to visit when she's here too. So it's gonna be so fun hanging out with everyone!! 

What I'm watching/reading...
Watching lots of Fixer Upper...
I love me some Chip and JoJo! 
Also, Home Free on Fox on Thursdays. 
My cousin is a contestant! 

We just watched the movie The Martian and LOVED it. I also just watched Riding In Cars With Boys and enjoyed that. 

 Baby books for the first year. 

What I'm listening to...
Humble & Kind - Tim McGraw
Parachute - Chris Stapleton 
My two faves right now 

What I'm wearing...
Summer dresses. Yoga pants. 
Super glamorous. Lemme tell you. 

What I'm doing this weekend...
Cleaning! Prepping for Manda's visit!!! 

What I'm looking forward to next month...
My birthday, Teds birthday, my nephews birthday, July 4th! Amanda and Marks
Visit. WooHoo!! 

What else is new...
Approaching 4 months old with this cute little boy! 

And June's Question...
What is your favorite July 4th tradition and/or recipe?”
Each year in July 4th we go down to the Yacht Club down the street from my moms and watch the fireworks with the neighborhood. It's fun 
This year will be the same except with a blind dog and baby so we'll see how long we last! 
*last year*

Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Red, White & Blue

Just a quick little craft post to share for the link up with Andrea & Erika. 
I saw this on Pinterest and just loved it. So my mom and I got all the necessary pieces and got to crafting! 

So what you need is: 
3 red bandanas 
3 white bandanas
3 blue bandanas
A 12" metal wreath ring
Hot glue gun 

Now, it would've been helpful for me to take step by step pictures, but I did not. HOWEVER. It's super easy to put together. You just cut the bandanas in half. Then fold the half over and loop it through itself over the wreath ring. And tighten. You do the same for all colors and alternate the red and white then do a big clump of blue. When you have it all spaced the way you like it and the metal ring isn't showing then hot glue the stars on. I used big silver stars but you can use any kind of stars. I just preferred the larger ones over the small ones. 
I the stuck the wreath right on the door using the frame and a command hook. 
Easy peasy. 

I also FINALLY put together my sunflower wreath as well. 

Since I had the hot glue gun and glue sticks out, I got to work on this one too. 
This one was even easier. Here is what I used...

One grapevine wreath form 
One clump of fake sunflowers 
One letter of your choice
One large bow
Some hot glue. 

Pretty self explanatory - I cut the flowers and leaves off the stem thing. Glued them where I liked them. Glued on the N. Had my mom make me a pretty bow, tied that sucker on with some wire and bam. Pretty wreath! 

It was quick to do both of these and I've gotten lots of compliments on them. Gotta say I really love doing crafty things!

My next project is this:

How cute?!

Happy Monday!


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Life Lately

Life lately has been moving quickly. 
We've been busy busy. 
We had a wedding this past weekend
We celebrated Mother's Day last month 
Austin was baptized
We had a bi-yearly visit to Penn Med. 
(All is perfect)
We had little mans 2 month check up and shots 
We went to the new Whole Foods twice in one week 
We visited our family friends new ice cream store for their grand opening 
We finally got a bottle of my favorite cold brew coffee! 
I spent $25 on a cup for said coffee :)
We celebrated national donut day
We've been on walks 
We've hung out in grandmas yard
We've been to BBQs 
We celebrated Austins cousins 4th birthday 
We almost bought a new car....
We bought a "surf van" instead 
We cleaned out Tyler's tank
We kayaked up the river to see our favorite band play at a marina 
Here's a few pics from the last few weeks or so of our life lately.... 
My little bathrime cutie...

Selfies with mama...

Mother's Day on the Boardwalk
Thinking about that yummy cone!

God Bless Austin!
Napping in Grandma's yard

Yakkin' up the creek!

Same dress 2 months apart ;)
Yum Yum Yum!!!
This was my photoshop attempt to convince Ted how good we looked driving the Toyota Venza
He got a kick out of it - but it wasn't the right fit for us
 Brothers & Summer at Gramma's
Way too cute...
Driving to Grandma's house!
*My hair hadn't been washed in 3 days here lol
University of Pennsylvania
The best turkey burgers, grilled corn with cotija cheese and a delish beer
My new favorite cup!
These were just ridiculously delicious
Wedding fun with my hubby
The beautiful Mr. & Mrs.
Photobooth with Friends
Little man behind the wheel of Pops car..... I wish he could see him
And here is the new family truckster!
My brother had a van like this, it got wrecked by a drunk driver (luckily while parked and no one got hurt) He got insurance money and bought a white one.
Fast forward to us trying to figure out a way to cart around a blind dog and a new baby safely without getting into another car payment....
2003 Volkswagen Eurovan
We're excited haha 
It's such a silly fun vehicle.
Lot's of memories about to go down in that ride!!
Happy Tuesday