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Week three (and a half…) in #ourforeverfloridahome


It’s been a busy week, hence not getting to this until about halfway to week four. We’ve been working on lots of odds & ends this week. I have about four boxes left to unpack of decorations, but most of them I’m not really sure where to put.

I started painting doors this weekend, dark doors like our old house. We got a couch & loveseat for the living room and a new tv (presents to ourselves, can you guess which was my pick and which was Mike’s?!) and all spaces are really coming together.

The next thing I want to do on our list of projects is the floors. We’re going to do a wood vinyl throughout, since Rosie will be coming home to us soon (do you spy her in the pictures below???). By soon, I mean Friday. We’ll see how Lilah does with our new addition!

















wiww: one dress, two ways.


This week, I wore one dress, two ways. Dressed up, dressed down. I love when a piece works like this.

Monday morning, I dropped the kids off at school and headed to a weekly Monday morning meeting with one of my clients. When we left the house it was a little cool, enough to pair this dress with a scarf and some booties. This was actually my first time wearing booties with something other than jeans or leggings.

I feel like it makes my legs look stout. Not sure if I’m a fan of it yet.

After my meeting, I came home to work. A perk of the job (from time to time, lately I’ve worked in the office on many of my “work at home” days for one reason or another). During this part of the day it warmed up. When I went to pick up the kids from school, I just threw on a pair of sandals, but grabbed my jacket again because it was raining.

One dress, two ways. Dressed up, dressed down. What’s your pick?
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wiww: Summer work look.

Working in the summer is not something I’m usually accustomed to. Being a teacher, workshops in the summer are as you choose, and for the last few years (the ones where my kids have been involved) I’ve always chose to do the bare minimums. 

But, my new job has me working through the summer. Luckily, I can still be very flexible so that being home with my kids happens, too. These first two weeks of summer I signed the kids up for Vacation Bible School. Not only do they love doing it, but I’ve loved having the mornings to be in the office or attend meetings. But doing that means I’ve had to dress in something other than my normal jeans & t-shirt summer look.

So here is what I wore for a meeting today. I loooove this romper. Yes. It’s shorts. I got it on sale with my Target Cartwheel app. Love that thing. The sandals are from Target, too. I got them for Easter and they hurt like crazy at first, but I’ve worn them in now. Thankfully.

What is your summer work look? I’d love some tips!

summer work look

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3 years & a gift for you.

Today, as I spent the last day of my vacation with my kids & husband, something happened. This little ol’ blog turned three years old. I don’t have a huge party planned, and really don’t have too many words to say in honor of it tonight. Mostly, I just want to thank those of youContinue Reading

For Sandy Hook & it’s 26 Angels.

This post is dedicated to the the 26 angels who left this Earth all too soon. Please visit this link to make donations in honor of the victims & their families. Charlotte Bacon Daniel Barden Rachel Davino Olivia Engel Josephine Gay Ana M. Marquez-Greene Dylan Hockley Dawn Hochsprung Madeleine F. Hsu Catherine V. Hubbard ChaseContinue Reading

Elf on the Shelf: Week 3

The kid’s behavior has been pretty good, so Steve has been with us every day even if I forget to take a picture every day. He’s still not getting in much trouble around the house, just hanging out really (& literally some days). I just know he’ll be up to some pranks in the comingContinue Reading

Today & a winner.

Today was a busy day. A sad day. I know everyone is thinking of & talking about what happened in Connecticut today. We were actually at the playground after lunch when one of the other teacher’s phone went off with a message from her husband. Being a teacher & a parent, these things hit home.Continue Reading

The tough stuff.

Parenting is the hardest job ever. You hear people say that, but you never really believe it until you are saying it yourself. & my kids are only five & three. I can just imagine what I’m going to be thinking when they are 17 & 15 with raging hormones & driver’s licenses & badContinue Reading


Remember this giveaway from last week? Well here are the big winners: Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama & Sherry! I’m sending an email right now, 48 hours to respond or new winner will be chosen! P.S. Get ready for another review & giveaway tomorrow…in celebration of my birthday, yes, you read that right, tomorrow I’mContinue Reading