Friday Favorites: Snow Days


Happy Friday friends!  This is the week that I have only worked two days.  I was off for MLK Day on Monday, worked Tuesday, had snow days Wednesday and Thursday, and go back to work today with a delay.  Next week when it is business as usual is going to be tough.

We had so much fun during our snow days. 








We ended up with almost 8 inches at our house when it was all said and done.  This was my favorite snow day ever and having it with my two favorite boys was even better.

Linking up with Andrea, Erika and Narci for Friday Favorites.











Girl Chat




Happy Thursday friends!  We have almost made it to the weekend.  I'm so glad and I'm even happier that this weekend is less crazy than last weekend so hooray.

I am joining Emily and Lindsay today for their Girl Chat link up.  Today is all about reintroducing ourselves.  Thanks for stopping by and for reading.  I really do love this blog community.

This is my sweet family!  I could not love these boys more if I tried.  They bring me such joy.  

Greg and I met in the fall of 2010, started dating in March of 2011, got engaged in October of 2011 and married in March of 2012.

We bought our first house in 2014 and in 2015 we became parents.  

We are in love with our crazy two year old.  Meet Carson.
Isn't he the cutest thing you ever saw?  I think so.  He is full of personality and reminds me so much of his Daddy with just enough of his Mommy to get him into trouble.  Hello sass.  

Most of my posts are about our life in North Carolina!  Thanks for coming by and come again!

Welcome Wednesday: Organization Style



Hey friends!  Welcome and Happy Wednesday. 

January has meant turn my house upside down and organize.  There are moments when I question the madness but I'm already seeing big results!  

Part of the crazy is going to go into February and that is okay with me.  We are about to do some room swapping.  Carson's room and the guest room are about the same size but the layout is much better in the guest room.  We have ordered him a full size bed so it will make more sense to put him in the guest room.  

I love to rearrange so I am very excited about this.  His current room is painted bluebird blue and we will paint it back to the light gray that is in the rest of the house.  We will keep the guest room gray when we make it his new room as well.  We have a lot of baseball stuff in his room so we will probably add some navy bedding to finish it out.  I haven't really looked at any yet so if you see any good navy bedding for a little boy send them my way.  

We bought three of these over the door organizers on Amazon last week and we have put up two so far.  We are saving the third for Carson's room after we switch them.  We have one in the pantry and one in the coat closet which has all of Carson's Play-doh and some other things.


I also ordered this broom holder for my laundry room so I don't have all of these brooms on my floor.  

What are some other great organization tips you all have?  I'm ready for them.  

 I'm linking up with Lindsay today for Welcome Wednesday.

Weekend Recap: 3 Day Style


Happy Tuesday friends!  I hope you enjoyed your 3 day weekend.  Carson and I had one, Greg worked yesterday.  I started working on this post and realized that we had a packed weekend.  No wonder I am exhausted today.

Friday night we were invited to a special screening of I Can Only Imagine at our church.  This movie comes out on 3-16 and I promise you will want to see it.  The director, Andy Erwin, was at our church on Friday and we were able to meet him and ask him some questions as well.  

Here is the trailer if you haven't seen it. 


I was up at 6:30 on Saturday morning and decided to sneak out and get groceries while the boys were still asleep.  I came home about 7:45 and they woke up as I walked in.  We then headed out to get breakfast.


After Carson and I finished breakfast, we headed to our trial Tinkergarten class at the local park.  We had so much fun and wish we could do the winter classes but they are while we are at work.


We relaxed for the rest of the day and it was lovely!

Sunday we went to church and Carson wanted to help stack the chairs after church. 


We decided that he had worked up an appetite so we headed to get Mexican after church.  The buddy loves his salsa and dip. 

We have been talking about moving Carson into a full size bed and decided to let him nap in the one in the guest room over the weekend.  I think he likes it.

His treat on Sunday for sleeping so well in it was ice cream.  On the way over to get ice cream, I asked him where his sunglasses were and he pointed to his head.  I couldn't see them and thought he was being silly.  When we got to Coldstone, I realized he was right.
He had been singing ice cream, ice cream, strawberry ice cream for days so he got strawberry ice cream.  I had ice cream with heath bits in mine.

I have been in a get organized mode for weeks and so Sunday afternoon we worked on these in our house.  We put up two and still have one more.
Carson and I decided that Monday was a good day to go to Hobby Lobby.  We got a few things for his room and we will show them soon as we change up his room with his new bed.
After shopping we met Daddy for lunch at Kanki.  My boy was all about his rice, vegetables and ginger sauce.


After lunch we found some awesome clearance shoes at Target for him too.  We love finding shoes for $6!

I hope you had a great weekend.  See you tomorrow.  Maybe we will have a snow day tomorrow.

Linking up with Ashley and Erika for Tuesday Talk.



Friday Favorites


Happy Friday friends!  I'm ready for my three day weekend.  It has been a long week and I'm hoping some rest will help me kick the sniffles to the curb.

I'm linking up for Friday Favorites today and I love the new link up graphic.
Here we go with some favorites...

{ONE}
I took the oil plunge and ordered some essential oils in December.  I'm so glad I did.  I'm also glad that because they had such a high volume of orders that I got the Desert Mist Diffuser in my order.  I love it.  
I'm still trying to learn which oils are best for certain things but man do I like to put the peppermint when I feel a headache coming on.

{TWO}
I shared this earlier in the week but it is probably more of my favorite than Carson's.  I love it.  It is such a great little art storage cart for us.  We don't have it in his room because he is two and that would not end well for my walls but it is easy to roll out to wherever we need it.  

{THREE}
I'm loving all of the healthy eating that comes with January.  Wednesday night we put our dinner all in one pan and loved it.  We put chicken tenderloins, chopped up potatoes and zucchini all on one pan.  I drizzled it with olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  I baked it at 375 and called it a day.  It was easy, tasty and only got one dish dirty.  Yes please!  Easy dinners are a favorite at our house.

{FOUR}
I don't think I need to say any more.  I loved This Is Us this week.  It was one of my favorites.  I thought it was an episode that was needed for all of them.  This show gives me all the feels.  

{FIVE}
My three day weekend is here!  I'm so excited.  I know I just had 7 days off of work but coming back has been tough.  I'm ready for some rest.