{spring to-do’s}


And just like that, it’s SPRING!  To say I am excited for the season change is an understatement.  I’m sure you’re sick of hearing me talk about it.  Spring always seems to be the season we wait the longest for.  Rain and all, I’ve got my eye on the long warm sunny days to come!

The shift from Winter to Spring always leaves me feeling super inspired too.  Always craving to create + explore after the Winter blues (which is a legit real thing).  I think we all, mentally NEED Spring..lol.  Everything seems to suddenly come to life.  Colorful life.

Last night I threw together a Spring mood/inspiration board (pictured above) with all the images that have been catching my eye lately.  Add the wooden flower from our Park Winters Garden Tour.  The pretty pom-pom tassel I originally got for Bay’s Easter basket.  And lastly, wrapped twine around a bunch of ranunculus to dry.

Another way Spring inspires me is by compiling our Spring list of the fun things we plan on creating + making + exploring + doing + wearing ♥

Keeping a running list is a great way to remember all seasonal things you enjoy doing or look forward to do.  When we have a free weekend, I like to refer to our To-Do’s and check items off as we go.


Spring To-Do’s 

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{a little of this + a little of that}


Happy Hump Day!

I was originally going to share an asparagus salad recipe, but frankly (that just aged me lol)….I’m STILL sick of talking/writing about food since last week’s TJ’s recipe round-up.

So, let’s just chat about some random stuff (I really wanted to say s*#%) that’s on my mind today…..


A couple of weeks ago, on our way home from the Almond Festival, I had Bay hop out of the car and we took some pictures in an almond orchard off the side of the road.

She didn’t have any shoes on…lol.

And the bees were going crazy.

But, we got a couple of good ones.

I get to keep these forever.

And I’ll remember that day forever.

I will always be the crazy lady snapping pictures of anything + everything.  For that reason.  Photos are memories ♥





Today, after the 2-day cleanse, I started the first day of my sugar detox.  No wine.  No girl scout cookies.  Pray for me, K!?!?!

Speaking of Girl Scout cookies + wine….have you seen this pairing chart FML!

5 days till Spring!!  That means it can’t rain anymore and the temps rise to 80, right?

Working on planning all the details for Spring Break.  I took the week off work to hang with Bay and I cannot wait!  Hopefully we’ll be having fun in the sun.  And a pit stop in San Diego to see Scarlet ♥

Tonight is the Lee Middle School parent night.  I will be a mom of a middle schooler in 5 months.  FIVE MONTHS!

My mom had Bay build her a shoe organizer today.  She sent me a picture and it kinda made my day.  I highly recommend you buy a cheapy shoe organizer like I did here.  I promise it will make you so incredibly happy.

Another price adjustment today on these and these.  Bringing my total to $20 for two pairs of shorts for Bay.  Always, always call and get a price adjustment peeps!

Cut my hair again yesterday.  Shorter + blonder!  Thanks Allison!

Grab this eyelash seperator on your next Target run.  It’s so good!

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{a little of this + a little of that}



a little of this + a little of that…….


Last night I slept 9 hours straight.  Didn’t even set my alarm.  I finally feel like a human again.  Insomnia is no fucking joke!

This article: People Who Swear May Be Happier, Healthier And More Honest

Currently perfecting the pesto scone.  Coming to the blog soon!

Thanks to my Insta friends, I’m grabbing the navy basket today!


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{2018 intentions}



While 2017 was a good year, I just know that 2018 is going to be even better!!  So excited for a fresh new start.  And….THIRTY SIX.  Holy shit!  How did that happen?  Ha.

It’s that time were we all set resolutions.  Some love em’ and some hate em’.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those “new year, new me” bullshit artists.  I’m still the same ol’ chardonnay guzzling, F bomb dropping, crazy bitch that I was December 31st.  But why not set some realistic achievable goals?  Intentions.  New habits.  Shit you want to do that would make you feel better.  Make you happier.  I guarantee if you consistently add a few “good things” to your routine, by the time 2019 rolls around you’ll be happier + healthier + stronger + calmer and enjoying the hell out of life.

I truly believe that you have to write that shit down.  Put pen to the paper.  Writing them down gives them power.  Too much?  I swear by it.

And without further ado……

Here’s what I’ve got planned to improve my overall health + happiness for 2018!




Punctuality //

If you know me, then you know I’m ALWAYS late.  Like 20 minutes late.  At least…FML!  I hate it.  Such a terrible way to start the day or plans.  Being late leaves me frazzled and feeling like a total ass.  My co-workers are going to fall out of their seats if I can keep this up!

Update: We’re on week 3 of January and I’m happy to report I haven’t been late yet!!! 




Learn to take a break instead of give-up //

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{a little of this + a little of that}


Change of plans.  My regular scheduled post was about 2018 intentions.  Decided to scratch that.  At least for today.  I just wasn’t feelin it.

So, I’ll just dump a little this + a little of that on you today…..


The photo above is old.  But, I like it.  Can’t remember what happened, I just remember laughing for a long time.  And laughing is my favorite.  And she’s my favorite.  And that’s why I love this picture ♥

Bay is leaving me for a whole week.  Longest we’ve ever been apart.  It hit me HARD today as I was buying her summer clothes for her Hawaii trip.  WTF will I do for 1 whole week?  Call me, K??

I gathered a bunch of little treats + surprises that I’m going to stash in Bay’s carry-on for the flight.  Such a cute idea I stole from Salty Lashes 🙂

Pretty sure I better get addicted to a new Nexflix show during that week to pass the time.  Anyone have suggestions?  I keep hearing Peaky Blinders is so good.

Why did I give up wine for the month of January again?

20 days to go.  Not that I’m keeping track of anything.

My homegirl #chardsohard partner in crime started a blog this week.  Check it out….Nikki.JustNikki

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{lets reminisce 2017}


Happy 2018!  I hope your year is off to a great start.  I’m working on goals and all the health + fitness shit that comes with the new year.  But how about 2017?  Bay + I looked back at photos the other night and laughed and talked about all the good times we had.  Adventures.  Life stuff.  Friends + family.

Before we start talking 2018, lets reminisce 2017 for a minute……



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{i am the keeper}



I read this article last weeks.  It definitely resonates with me.  And I thought you all might like it too.  It’s like a Mother’s Pledge.  The other side of parenting…the vital but invisible tasks that take up so much of our mental space.

Her tribute to Moms honoring all the things that go unnoticed.

I see you!

And I salute you!


I Am The Keeper


I am the keeper.

I am the keeper of schedules. Of practices, games, and lessons. Of projects, parties, and dinners. Of appointments and homework assignments.

I am the keeper of information. Who needs food 5 minutes before a meltdown occurs and who needs space when he gets angry. Whether there are clean clothes, whether bills are paid, and whether we are out of milk.

I am the keeper of solutions. Of band aids and sewing kits and snacks in my purse. But also of emotional balms and metaphorical security blankets.

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