Friday, July 3, 2015

Sweet Summer Memories: Week Three

July is one of my favorite months of the year so I am very happy it is here! 

Our summer bucket activities are in full swing and I am loving how these little crafts and games that we pick at random each morning are forcing me to leave the housework and cooking for just a moment and enjoy my children!

This week:

We colored with magic markers which is a big deal in our house because I pretty much never allow it!

We made strawberry jam. The boys especially loved crushing the strawberries... with their hands! :)

We built a bug garden. My favorite part about this activity was that my three-year-old initiated and directed it! "The bugs need plants to eat too, Mommy." We must have some very fat and happy bugs in our yard. ;)

We played 'Go' Go Fish one afternoon after naps with my sister.

We finished the original Winnie-the-Pooh collection together. My three-year-old's favorite character is Roo "because he's such a cute, little, teeny, tiny baby, isn't he Mommy?" My two-year-old is still stuck on the bees.


~ sweet summer memories that I never want to forget ~

Thursday, July 2, 2015


~ capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~


My favorite color combo.


Every night this week he has fallen asleep staring at their glow.


My oldest set up a Dinosaur Hunt for me! This was my favorite 'hiding' spot. 


I hope they never stop begging to help me with housework! ;)


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

Mozzarella Pie topped with Arugula, Prosciutto & Parmesan Shavings.

{weather outside:}

After three days of rain, storms, and cooler temperatures, I am SO happy to see the sun in all its shining glory this morning!

{making me happy:}

Sewing. At my husband's insistence, I pulled out my sewing machine yesterday for the first time since my third sweet boy arrived and, goodness, it felt SO good!


monday: Italian Vegetable Soup & Crusty Bread
tuesday: Leftovers
wednesday: Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries & Green Salad
thursday: Grilled Chicken Salad
friday: Baked Tilapia, Brown Rice & Broccoli

{around my home:}

All of my boys are still asleep so I am listening to the hum of the fans in our bedrooms as I sit at the kitchen table watching the rays of sunshine slowly burst into the room making it brighter by the minute. Love early morning sunrises!

{today's to-do list:}

~pre-k: Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
~2 loads of laundry
~plan menu
~sort baby clothes

{looking forward to:}

Warm and sunny days on the forecast this week.

{on my nightstand:}

The Strong Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson
Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

{in my craft basket:}

Blanket for my soon to arrive nephew.

{lesson learned:}

How humbling it is to be a mother!

{on my mind:}

Gratitude for such a lovely Sunday with my family.


'Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own; ut one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.'
-Philippians 3:13 - 14


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