Casual Pink

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I found these shorts at  Target and loved them! They are a super bright pink so I paired it with a very neutral top to balance it out. Also, I had a few blog helpers today. I usually do my blogging while the girls are down for a nap…but waited a little longer today so Bostyn and Blakely made an appearance in some pictures today.

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Outfit Details: Shorts-Mossimo (Target), Tank-Mossimo (Target), Cardigan-Cherokee (Target), Flip Flops-Simply Vera (Kohls), Earrings-Target

Girls Outfits: Leggings & T Shirt -Circo (Target)

 

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Demin & Lace

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Denim and Lace seem like a timeless combo. It’s just CUTE! So I paired this sweet little pair of lace shorts with my favorite pearl snap denim shirt and a pair f gold wedges. Jewelry options were between a classic- pearls or a fun necklace and bracelet pair in gold and cream. I went with it to not be too classic.

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Outfit Details: Denim Shirt & Lace Shorts-Charlotte Russe, Wedges-Gianni Bini (Dillards), Necklace & Bracelet-Dillards
 
 
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Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

We are so very thankful to all the service people everyday, but especially today. Thank you to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have the freedoms we do today. Thank you for holding true to what our country is founded on…you are the true heroes.

Dear Lord, My family prays for your safe travels and for you to return safely home to your loved ones. We also pray for the families who’s soldiers will not be returning home, for those families we pray their hearts be comforted and for a peace that only Jesus can bring. And to rest in the assurance that you will one day be together again. Your hero is not forgotten, he is our hero too.

Amen

Thank You!

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On a lighter note, I am so glad that sailor/nautical style is making its way back into out wardrobes….I love red, white and blue!

 

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Happy Friday

I’ m so thankful that Corey caught this on camera….although she seems to do this quite often. Bostyn found herself in the mirror and thought she was pretty darn funny. I’d have to agree. She has the sweetest disposition. Always laughing, cuddling and kissing. It’s so fun to watch her learn.

As you can see and hear…Blakely was not quite so happy. She was a little fussy, but for the most part she is a great little angle baby. She is the explorer….always trying to figure things out. She runs…literally, sometimes she goes so fast she falls over her own feet. And she dances…so cute! They are so different, so perfectly unique. I am so very blessed to have them both and love watching them grow, learn and become who they are. I am cherishing every single moment….even the ones where I want to pull my hair out.

Anyway, Enjoy!

I wish we could all look at ourselves like this…laugh, not take ourselves too seriously, and think that we are pretty much the most entertaining thing there is.

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Summer Brights

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I love the colors in this peplum shirt…yellow, green, turquoise and white….it just screams bright sunny day! Although, today didn’t start out so sunny (as you can see by the puddles that are still on the patio) we got some early morning thunder storms and some much needed rain. Thank you! Anyway, turned out to be a nice day after all.

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Outfit Details: Skinnies-Mossimo Target, Peplum Shirt- Chelsea & Violet Dillards, Bubble Necklace-Charlotte Russe, Earrings & Bracelet-Target, Purse-Kate Landry Dillards
 
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…it’s a date!

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Yay! FINALLY….it is so hard for Corey and I to make time to have a little bit of a “date night”. Lucky for us, one of our friends had a birthday on Friday so a few couples got together to celebrate. We had dinner at Rain in downtown Amarillo, a fun sushi place that seems like it should be in Austin rather than here. Then we walked down to the martini bar and listened to live music and toasted the birthday boy with a birthday cake martini. YUM!

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Outfit Details-Skinnies-Mossimo, Target, Lace Top-MSSP Dillards, Shoes-BCBG Dillards, Necklace & Earrings- Target 
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Peanut Butter & Banana Pancakes

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I love peanut butter. It is delicious with jelly, chocolate….and bananas! Pancakes with peanut butter and bananas was a must try. The first day we just had them with a little extra pb on top and a few slices of bananas. The next day, we went all out with nutella syrup.

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Original recipe from favfamilyrecipes.com

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

1 Cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Milk
3Tbps Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cups Peanut Butter
1 Mashed Banana

**Mix all ingredeints except banana until incorporated. Then mix in banana. Cook on hot electric skillet by spooning 1/4 cup of batter onto skillet. Flip after 1-2 minutes then cook another 1-2 minutes on other side.**

Nutella Syrup

(I cut recipe in half…original recipe makes more)

1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Milk
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1/8 Cup Nutella

**Combine butter, sugar, and milk in sauce pan over medium heat. When mixture start to boil reduce heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. Remove from heat and stir in nutella until melted. Serve over hot pancakes.**

The girls thought they were pretty darn good. Of course, they preferred them with nutella  syrup…who wouldn’t!

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High Waist & Floral

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I love this look….reminds me alittle of MC Hammer and the 80’s. My fav! So when I tried on these pants I had to have them. So fun for the summer. Paired with a simple black tank and pink heels.

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Outfit Details-Black tank- Target, Floral Pants-Skies Are Blue (Dillards), Heels-BCBG Girls, Earrings,  Necklace & Belt-Target
 

 

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Sunny Day

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Wow! It is getting HOT! So, today was shorts weather for this girl. A neon light weight top and a pair of denim shorts paired with some comfy wedges was definitely the way to go.

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Outfit Details: Top-Loft, Shorts-Mossimo Target, Wedges-Charlotte Russe, Necklace-Target, Earrings-Charlotte Russe
 
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Happy Birthday Addi Marie

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As I mentioned yesterday we spent Saturday celebrating my sweet nieces birthday. She turned 3! Yep, three years ago this little girl surprised us all on Mother Day. So Special! She is so smart and a great big cousin. She played with the girls, hugged and kissed them, and even shared her banana with them. It was a super fun day full of play.

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Bostyn and Blakely playing so sweet.

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Big Guy with Harper and Nana with Blakely and Bostyn

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A Happy Mothers Day

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What a great Mothers Day Weekend we had! Not only did I get to spend it with my sweet little toddling girls, I also got to celebrate with my mother, my sister and my God daughters(nieces). Saturday we spent shopping and celebrating Miss Addie Marie’s 3 Birthday….pictures to come. Sunday we had a great church service, lunch and a little play time in the backyard.

After my sister and her family headed back to Midland, Corey and I took the girls home for a nap. Then we spent some time on the patio watching golf and enjoying seeing the girls run around and play. It was a lovely weekend and an especially wonderful Mothers Day.  I have been so very lucky to have two beautiful grandmothers, who were great role models, a amazing mother….(I know most people would say this on mothers day, but she really is!) And now, I am blessed to be a mother to the best little cuddler (Bostyn) and explorer(Blakely). They are incredibly special little ones to me and I am grateful everyday, and especially this day, to have them both with me…healthy, happy, and growing up WAY too fast.

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Maxi Dress & Chambray Shirt

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Sorry for the blurry pictures….camera issues…ugh! Anyway, it was a little cooler today that I expected so I chose a sleeveless maxi dress with a dotted chambray shirt tied up. It’s a fun way to wear stripes and dots and get a little more wear out of a summer dress.

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 Outfit Details: Dress- Stienmart, Chambray Shirt-Charlotte Russe, Earrings-Burlington Coat Factory

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Crepes for Breakfast

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For breakfast, I usually try to come up with something that makes a batch…..like pancakes, muffins, or waffles. Making these types of breakfast goodies allows me to only cook once and we can eat it the next morning or two. (At our house it’s all about saving time and making it easy)

Tuesday morning I was looking for a recipe on Pintrest, nothing in particular, just something that sounded tasty. I couldn’t really find anything that stuck out and the babies were getting hungry….then I remembered a mix my mother gave me for Crepes. It was just a can that you get at World Market, but I thought I’d give it a try. I was surprised how easy it was. They were delicious and a fun take on the fluffy old pancake.

The first day I filled the girls with strawberry preserves. They gobbled them right up. The next morning I just sprayed them with a little butter spray and sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar….a little messy, but so good. For me, I just spread mine with  a dollop of no calorie raspberry spread and a handful of blackberries. YUM! I will definitely make these again. for some reason “Crepes” always seemed too fancy to make, I was wrong. Try it!

 

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Mint & Platinum

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Today I shared lunch with a few good friends at a local Italian resturaunt . We loaded up on carbs and tried to keep or dear friend calm (she is going to the hospital tonight to have her first child).

I opted for a comfy but stylish option…skinny jeans and a minted top with a little platinum detail.

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Outfit details: Shirt-Lovemarks (Dillards), Skinny Jeans-Mossimo (Target) Shoes-BCBG (Dillards) Earings & Braclets-Forever 21
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Swimming

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Today we took a dip in our new giraffe pool, a gift from our Grammie. The girls were a little unsure of the big giraffe that was sitting in our back yard, but quickly warmed up to him.

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Bostyn and Blakely in the water with Daddy.

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Blakely had so much fun playing with the tops of the Miller Lite bottles, I know……don’t judge!

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Daddy  (my hunky hubby) and Blakely

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Mommy and Bostyn.

The water was a little too cold for this momma, so I just enjoyed the vitamin D. Always so fun to spend a weekday evening enjoying the family.

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