Currently….

Here are a few things I’m loving/reading/watching/eating and generally think you need:

Listening to: Dierks Bentley, Black.  We are hitting up his concert in August and I would like to know at least 2 or 3 songs haha.

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Reading: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent.  Why?  Because, I feel like maybe being a realtor is in my future.  With my parents planning retirement in the next 3 or 4 years, I would love to have some flexibility in my schedule with the kids.  Though I’m positive my mom will work at Kohl’s until she’s 110, I know my dad would like to do a little traveling.  Enter real estate.  Plus, the older I get, the more I want to flip homes and spend every weekend at Lowes.  Yep, I’m THAT person.

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Watching: Brother vs Brother on HGTV.  I told you in the sentence above, I’m turning into that person who wants to spend every weekend at Lowes.  I’m obsessed with before and afters of homes that have been remodeled.  I literally cannot watch it enough!

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Shopping for: Really cute black sandals/wedges I can wear out on the weekends, but also with dress pants at work.  Oh and I don’t want to spend more than $50.  Target has let me down, so has Nordstrom.com.  SOS–send ideas my way!

Considering: Doing a blog series on progress for eating clean.  You guys have NO IDEA how hard it has been for me to fix clean dinners now that I work 40 minutes away (that’s in no traffic).  By the time I get home at night, Brock has already fed the boys and usually it’s in the form of organic beef hotdogs, organic lunch packs or Annie’s ravioli or pizza rolls, with some cheese or yogurt as a side.  Granted, the boys probably still eat “cleaner” than I do, but we need to cut back on dairy for them and they need to learn to love veggies as much as they love cheese and fruit.  Secondly, I need to actually sit down and eat a full blown balanced meal.  Everything is on the go right now and it needs to slow down a bit.  With all the anxiety and OCD issues I have, eating is something that could help me, and I really need to practice what I preach.

Wearing: This tank top from Dottie Couture and this romper from Dottie Couture.  I also have the CUTEST 4th of July tank to wear from Tiffany’s Boutique.  She doesn’t have a website yet, but I love her clothing as well!  Oh, and these Guess shoes are making a strong appearance this summer….

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Wishing: I had my evenings free to read, go to the gym, spend time in the kitchen (ok, I laughed at that too) and organize the house.  One day.  But then I’ll miss the kiddos being around at my feet 24-7, so basically I want the impossible….unless I get really stinking rich and can hire a full time maid…..

Eating:  I cannot get enough chicken fajitas (without the tortillas, so I can have chips and salsa…obviously).  Mexican all day, everyday, please and thank you.  I just ate an organic peach as a snack though and I’m planning to order some NuGO organic Slim bars today to snack on at work.  I’ve heard they are fantastic.

Can’t wait for: A mini family vacation to a water park next weekend.  We plan to throw the boys in and let them fend for themselves until they learn to swim.  Kidding.  We hope they love it!

 

What are your favorite finds right now?:)

 

 

Spring Vibes Only!

Spring Vibes Only

Spring is probably my favorite season.  I know I’ve probably mentioned that 50 zillion times or so, but I thought I would just rehash that thought for the fun of it.

My logic goes like this:  Spring is like the Friday before Saturday; aka, before summer.  Saturday (summer) is GREAT, everyone loves it, but it leads into Sundays which lead into Monday’s.  Blah.  Friday’s are my favorite day of the week because it’s the START of the weekend.  Spring is like Friday everyday for me.:)

Here are some things I’m MOST looking forward to in the coming weeks:

–Planting flowers.  I’ll admit, I’m not Martha Stewart.  I don’t have a creative genius/green thumb/baker extraordinaire mentality, but I figure the only way I’m going to get comfortable doing something is to jump in and do it.  Therefore, flowers will be planted next week.  They may die by summer, but by goodness, they will look pretty for a few weeks!

–Going to baseball games.  Pee Wee baseball makes me smile so much.  Brayden has moved on from his 2 years of t-ball to Pee Wee this year and we love it.  Brayden has a big grin on his face every practice and talks about baseball non stop this year.  I love it because where else can you go and watch half the team pick weeds in the outfield, half the team play in the dirt on the infield and a handful of kids that are so super competitive; they will compete against anyone that will go up against them; even kids on their own team.  Last year I saw a kid actually lay down and try to nap during the game.  This is what happens in right field kids……don’t go there.  You won’t come back….you will be napping.  Games start on Monday and I’m pumped!

–Grilling out.  Lately, Brock and I have gotten into a terrible habit of eating out.  Half of it is because I get home 45 minutes later now everyday and the kids are ready to eat dinner at 5, not 6:15 when I get home and half of it is because we are busier this year.  Regardless, I’m excited to keep the grill fired up so we can have some tasty dinners that don’t take too long to make.  Who doesn’t love a perfectly grilled steak or grilled pineapple or veggies?

–Having more daylight in the evenings.  Sunshine makes me happiest of all!  Evenings where we can be outside, chatting it up with the neighbors and letting the kids play are the best!  Evening walks can’t be beat either.  Hopefully this year I will be able to enjoy a corona light on our finished deck with some cute new patio furniture!

–Driving with the windows down.  Hands down, the best.  One of these days I am going to get myself a jeep with a gigantic sunroof and life will be grand. :)

–Spring Fashion.  Sandals, espadrilles, sunglasses, tank tops, and shorts, oh my!  I love it all.  Give me all the robins egg blue, mint and pastel pink colored ….. well, everything.  I’ll take it.

Here are some favorites on my “to buy” list:

This adorable romper

This tank

Rebecca Minkoff does it again!

These Ugg espadrilles…ahhh

–Blossoming cherry trees.  Do I need to explain why they are maybe the most gorgeous tree ever?   I wish my back yard and front yard both were lined with them.  I have also found out, via my mom, who was on a quest to have her yard lined with them as well, that they are not only one of the prettiest trees, but also the most expensive.  Of course, right?  Makes sense to me.

–Ice Cream.  I know it’s an all year thing, but when I drive past our DQ and see the patio FILLED to capacity, it reminds me to stop for the kiddos and me.  :)  This is obviously good for the kids, bad for my thighs.  The struggle is real.

–Spring house projects!  Every year we knock out a project or two when the weather warms up.  Now, I know most of you are not as lucky to have a custom carpenter for a husband like I do.  But, even if you don’t have a handy hubby, any type of DIY project that spruces up your home feels so good!  This year we (when I say we, I mean Brock) are building a full wall of shelves with a window seat/toy box for the play room.  I’m also tackling my office and getting rid of half the furniture in it and adding a TV armoire and twin bed.  I call it an office, but we haven’t used it as one since we bought laptops and tablets.  So I should just call it Mary’s room….a room that will be decorated fantastically that houses my treadmill and a twin bed and TV.  There ya have it.

–Memorial Day.  Ok May is my FAVORITE month.  Usually great weather, race month (let’s be real, I’m not really into racing, but I do love going to the track and people watching….from a suite….) people that I know open their pools (please invite us over this summer, I promise we will bring beer and food and pool toys for your kids!) and we always have a big memorial day gathering.  Love it!

 

Those are some of my favorite spring time happenings.  What are some of your favorites?  Please share.  Happy spring!

 

 

 

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