Tuesday, August 30, 2016

beach house {interior design}




Ahhhhh Can someone please pinch me! I just finished working with the most fab-u-lus clients ever! OK I don't want to bore you all and put you to sleep at your desk this Tuesday morning from the constant blah, blah, blah of positivity... So I'll make this short and sweet {wink}! I am beyond lucky to do what I do and love it! I had a blast working with these clients... I believe they gave me the greatest gift of all, and that was trusting me! We discussed their wishes and wants for the home... And then I started running! I customized all the furniture to fit the space perfectly and made it feel extremely cozy with a classic seaside home in mind. On my  recent trip back east I scouted art work and found the perfect shorebirds to compliment the space. When you walked in you know you're home... Everything turned out beautifully! Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do... Happy Tuesday!

   







Monday, August 29, 2016

thank you


 

Do you ever feel you're presented with gifts in life that are out of your control? Sometimes positive and sometimes negative! So strong that you can't help to see the writing on the wall {it's in your face}!  Whatever these gifts may be... They are lessons that you have a choice to run in a positive or a negative light. This week I had a few gifts presented to me that were so strong that I couldn't help to sit down and re-think a lot of stuff. I know when these life lessons are given to me it's my dad saying, slow down baby girl and turn right. Listen and do not fight the lesson! You need to re-think all of your actions. I have a very strong and absolutely beautiful family.  I can't even imagine what I would do with out them. Their love is so unconditional and supportive that I would truly be lost if they weren't around. When I'm negative they switch me to a positive... When I question things they steer me toward the best decision... When I want to conquer the world they pack my bag and push me forward... If I want to quit they whisper in my ear, it will be OK... You can do this! I heard a few things that sadden me this week. I knew I heard them for a reason! So with that said, I realized I need to kiss my babies more, say I love you to my family, laugh as much as possible, listen unconditionally, help when I can, stay calm and re-think my actions before I speak and share positivity to all... I am beyond grateful for my life and the direction it's headed in. Without my struggles I don't think I would be who I am today... And I don't think I would have grown to where I am growing! This weekend was wonderful with my family. We laughed so hard, we ate way too much {i'm paying the price}, we cried... Told stories that I was covering my eyes in sheer embarrassment... But guess what I would never have traded this weekend for anything! 

I had way too much fun! 
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!    











Sunday, August 28, 2016

happy sunday...



Saturday, August 27, 2016

yum


Blackberry Butter Bars


Ingredients
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 4 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 10 oz. blackberries
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz. coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. real vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper, creating a 1" overhang on both sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together cake mix, coconut, melted butter, 1 egg and lemon zest. Press mixture into the bottom of the parchment lined pan, creating an even coat. Sprinkle the blackberries on top and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together the cream cheese, coconut milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla until well combined. Pour overtop blackberries and bake for 35-45 minutes. The edges should be light golden brown, and the centre should sill be a little wiggly.
  4. Cool completely, remove from pan and cut into small squares. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

1st day...

{5th and 3rd - PEC.2016}


Yes, this happened today... My littles OK not so little anymore went back to school! Ahhhh We have a 5th grade {omg} and a 3rd grader {omg} at Paul Ecke Central! Not going to lie... I  have a handful of emotions right now! 

1.)Yaaaaaaa It's time to celebrate... POP some bubbly, get a mani/pedi... And lesurlie walk around the house in my PJ's!

2.)Grab a bottle of Jack... Pull myself into the fetal position and cry my day away!

... R E A L I T Y ... 

3.)Get a cup of coffee at Starbucks... Ask for an extra shot of espresso and get into my office and work my little tail off!  

I know I'll be ok... Yes, I will pull on my big girl pants and get through the day! Truly I think what's helping me is that they were so excited to see all of their friends and they didn't really need us to help them {got a few rolling eyes}. I could see strength and confidence pouring out of every inch of their body. I know Sean and our confidence has rubbed off on both of them! 1 point for us! 

Happy 1st day parents!  

Which number would you pick today... 
1, 2 or 3


 {4th and 2nd - PEC.2015}

Sunday, August 21, 2016

happy sunday...



Saturday, August 20, 2016

{happy} national lemonade day

We saw...
He made it... 


 They sold it...


.. HAPPY ..
 national lemonade day 






Tuesday, August 16, 2016

cool breeze





I can feel the cool breeze on my neck... The wind in my hair and the sun shining on my face! Feeling that is truly all I need... So I definitely will say Y E S to many more new adventures!  Getting out and exploring always fill my heart to the brim! Lets just say, it's the best little re-charge that this girl could ask for... And I just adore doing them with my littles. Seeing their faces light up with excitement when I explain something or they see something for the first time is just enough for me! Watching their eyes open wide and their jaws drop... And the questions start flooding in is really priceless. Sometimes I get a little chuckle as other times I feel honored to share the moment with them. Being a mother of course hasn't been easy and i've had to take a few classes {thanks Susie Walton} and definitely will take more to learn how to be a better parent... But I know I wouldn't change my job for the world. These two little ones will always come first in my life... Some will understand this as others won't. That's ok... To each his own! One day I won't have these moments as often as I like, but I do know they will always know where their rock is. So when it's time for them to come back with their own little families... They will! So right now watch out people... Many more adventures will be happening for this trio! So with a cool breeze on our necks, the wind in our hair and the sun shining bright we say, Y E S to new adventures!   


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