Happy Birthday to Me! The Big 3-0

AHHHH I'm turning 30 this year!! Today I'm treating myself. I got some freebies in the mail for my birthday like a chocolate cake from Portillos and a pretzel from Auntie Anne's.  So exciting! Here's my theme song for the day. My Next 30 Years I think I’ll take a moment, celebrate my age The ending of an era and the turning of a page Now it’s time to focus in on where I go from here Lord have mercy on my next thirty years Hey my next thirty years I’m gonna have some fun Try to … [Read more...]

Our Vacay Every Day with Palm Breeze

We had a Honeymoon-Themed Date Night! Hobbs and I love to have a date night at least once a week one one of his days off.  Our sixth wedding anniversary is coming up, and my sister is getting married in a little over a week.  Weddings and honeymoons have been on my mind quite a bit.  Hobbs and I honeymooned in beautiful, sandy Jamaica:   So for our honeymoon-themed date night, we wanted to watch something tropical, wear something tropical, and of course, drink something tropical.  We … [Read more...]

First #ZooDay of the Year! {Photo Dump}

Have I mentioned that I love going to the zoo?  It's true.  It's one of my favorite things: outside, awesome animals, kids LOVE it, and because my lovely mom gets me a membership for my birthday every year, it's pretty much free.  We *did* buy those ridiculously expensive souvenir cups for Hobbs and myself on our first visit, but that was only because we can bring them back every time in 2015 to get free refills all over the zoo.  Since we go so often, we'd be losing money NOT buying them.  I'm … [Read more...]

7QT: Pajama Christmas Adventure!

- 1 - Happy Friday! Can you BELIEVE we're about to be entering into Christmas week?!  This is such an incredibly exciting time of year! - 2 - Dessert of the Week My sister got the family a French Silk pie from Baker's Square (as you know that's my favorite pie), but shockingly no one at my parents' house ate it.  (?!?!?!)  So my mom brought it over to my house.  We ate it after bedtime over the course of a few days and it was absolutely delicious.  PLUS it was Christmas decorated - red … [Read more...]

Lights, My Eyes, Green Bean Games and other Saturday Laughs

5. I went in Cupcakes' room to say good night two nights ago... ME: Hey Princess, what was your favorite part of today? CUPCAKES: When we ate food and had a chocolate and played with your lambs and dinner.  And your eyes. *** AWWW *** ME: Awww your eyes are *MY* favorite!! 4. Tootsie Roll has a new favorite toy!!   3. For some reason I think it's hilarious to string the Christmas tree lights around my child: 2. Uncle Bob gave Cupcakes a new adorable Elsa doll. … [Read more...]

7QT: MT Vacay

- 1 - Happy Friday! It's our third day of our vacation in my husband's home state, Montana!  You can follow our adventures on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag, #MTVacay - 2 - Dessert of the Week We've had a lot of desserts here on our vacation!!  Cupcakes, cake, ice cream.... so yummy!!  Our most special cupcakes were for Great Nana's 81st birthday: - 3 - Vacation!! We're here in beautiful Montana visiting my inlaws and spending an early Thanksgiving with family.  (Hobbs … [Read more...]

A Day Out with Thomas

We had SUCH an amazing time!!   … [Read more...]

Time to Make Christmas Cookies!!

Ok this isn't the healthiest winter activity, but just look at the joy on her face! I have so many happy memories of rolling out dough, cooking cutter-ing some cookies, baking, frosting, sprinkling, etc.  I'm so happy that my mom and I get to make these kinds of memories with Cupcakes now! Do you love how she added three huge Christmas tree sprinkles?!  Haha classic! What were some of YOUR favorite Christmastime activities to do with kids?? … [Read more...]

Mommy ~ Daughter Time at the Park

I got cut early from work yesterday because since it was Columbus Day, there were a lot fewer kids in class. So I scooped up Cupcakes as soon as she woke up and we left to go to the park. I think she had a great time: We practiced swinging on the big girl swing. Hobbs let her go on a big girl swing for the first time last week which, as it turns out, isn't as crazy as it sounds. She did great today. She loved showing me how she could walk under the equipment.  Her favorite part was the … [Read more...]

Something Happened to Cupcakes’ Little People

Why does Cupcakes have all of us gathered up here?? Hey guys. [Redwings game in the background :) ] Brining it in for a group hug? Nope. NOT NICE, CUPCAKES!! … [Read more...]