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Merry Christmas… a day late and our simple holiday card

You may remember the Christmas card outtake photo I shared on Thanksgiving. The one where the kids are distracted and Mike looks super annoyed at taking photos.

Not all of the pictures taken that day turned out the same. We actually got quite a few good photos of us, the kids, the girls, the boys. Little Man even got into them (even if he’s not really looking in most of them).

I decided quite a few years ago that I take enough photos of the kids that getting official family photos isn’t top priority for me. Most of the time I just try to pull out the good camera when we’re dressed up for something, and Thanksgiving this year was the perfect excuse to try to take a few photos for cards this year… and I missed out on getting them ready for Christmas, so they turned into a holiday card instead.

A few semi-coordinating outfits, a distressed backyard fence, and smiles (if I’ve done anything right as a mom, I’ve trained my kids on taking photos).

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So there ya have it. Family photos on the easy. Merry Christmas (a day late or so) and Happy New Year!

Netflix and chill (for real) with Gilmore Girls… who’s with me?

So, who else is on the Gilmore Girls revival train today?

I started at 6:30 am (and it didn’t feel early at all for some reason) and am now onto spring with the Gilmore Girls.

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Reigniting Gilmore Girls… best thing to happen in 2016.

It’s like Lorelai and Rory had never left. Their banter, their coffee drinking, their crazy (but can I please live there already) town of Stars Hollow. It’s like it’s always been here.

Pretending my coffee is from Luke’s and getting back into episode two. I’ll see you on the flip side and after those four little words are said. Also, #teamjess still, all the way.

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Wiww: with the family this weekend

When you start blogging again just in time for a #wiww, you know you’re doing something right.

This weekend we had a taste of fall weather (finallyyy!) in Florida and we took advantage of it. Pulling out sweaters and boots and those red Starbucks coffee cups, of course. It’s warmed up a little bit this week (and will be close to 80 on Thanksgiving, cue ::eye roll::) but should be dipping back down a bit next week. The mornings and evenings have been pretty perfect though, and the humidity has taken a backseat, all good things when you live here.

wiww fall in florida editionSweater: Target (BOGO 50% off last week), Jeans: Target, Boots: Target, Bag: Walmart
(If I’m not a bargain shopper, I don’t know who is!)

Man, my hair (while I feel like it’s taking forever) has grown quite a bit since this time last year (and that is with keeping it short for most of this year). I’m growing it out, probably long bob-ish or so.

I promise, more sustenance to come… just not this week.

Shipt shopping ftw.

I may be late to the game, but if there’s something I know about life… there’s always someone else that is behind you in learning something new. We spent all of last weekend at Disney, with two days at the parks and an overnight stay at one of the hotels. We had two days leftContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

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, IContinue Reading

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