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Weekend Wind Down & A Happy Easter

farm fresh eggs

It’s the weekend which means we are gorging on cheese and wine.  We found this “anatomy of a cheese plate” which gives us another excuse to prepare a cute plate for …well, ourselves.

Chocolate or champagne? Please don’t make me choose..

Having problems falling asleep? Try these 8 steps. 

We’ve given into all the pressure on Facebook from our cute looking friends….First delivery May 15th! 

 Baby George is looking cuter than ever and your baby boy {or girl} can too with this Peter Pan Collar Bodysuit.  

Yes, “sleeping in” has a new definition as a parent…and involves 7am. 

Looking for some laughs? Read Mindy Kaling’s book.  I promise you won’t be disappointed. 

In charge of Easter dessert? Don’t forget about our adorable Birds Nest Easter Cupcakes! 

We want Kourtney Kardashian’s new do

This cocktail by martha will make us feel super fancy this Easter

Image from here

Have a lovely weekend!

Let’s Get Going….

Wishlist {light packing}

We are off… finally. Packing for a month with two different weather outlooks and a little one is such a bitch. So glad it’s over with. I really tried to pack light this time out. Still have so much luggage, but I think for my personal items I did a pretty good job. Here are my must haves for getting around without lugging around a ton of weight.  Let’s Get Going….

Weekend Wind Down

buy print HERE

Finally! Learn how to master doing your own nails

Favorite polish for spring/summer. 

19 reasons to be glad you aren’t a parent. 

How to wear orange lipstick this season. 

These little carrot {cakes} are so cute for spring.

This is legit minimalist living. Cool.

Fairies are real!

Time for ramen burgers

Beautiful and healthified tart

My dreary house needs a tulip lamp vase

Such a cute kid’s line

Love this organic reed diffuser you can whip together at home. 

What a pretty wedding dress

Smells of the 90′s. Favorite: Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker.

And finally, is it 5 o’clock yet? Need this lemon vanilla cocktail. Stat!

We hope you have a Lovely weekend!!! Let’s Get Going….

DIY Chalk Blocks

If you have a young kid, then I’m sure you can relate to the joy of finding a toy that will keep them interested for a long, long time. Thus, giving you a much needed break. Some days I think I’d let her play with nails and a hammer if it bought me 15 minutes of peace and quiet. I’m only slightly kidding. Luckily, I came across these blocks on one such day and thought that they’d probably be pretty easy to make if I took a little trip to the craft shop.  So, we walked over and, sure enough, they had some wooden blocks and Ms. Martha had a cheap chalkboard paint. That was easy. 

Now, I’m not a big craft whore. I mean, I like to look at stuff on Pinterest as much as the next gal, but if it takes longer than 10 minutes my eyes start glazing over and I quit. So, the nice thing about these are they only take as long as quickly painting the blocks and letting them dry; so about 10 minutes. The little one was so excited to have new blocks, and when I told her she was allowed to color on these ones… well, let’s just say I got a nice little break for two hours. So, if you have a little artist in the house that you love to pieces but is driving you up the wall, then rush over to Michaels, grab some wooden blocks and paint and pick up a bottle of wine on the way home. You are about to have a quiet afternoon without being tugged at non stop. Your welcome.  Let’s Get Going….

  • April 3, 2014 - 11:59 pm

    Denise - Cool idea. What kind of paint can use use?ReplyCancel

    • April 4, 2014 - 2:42 pm

      The Lovely Bits - It’s actually just called chalkboard paint on the front of the bottle. Right in the acrylic paint section of the craft store.ReplyCancel

5 Minute Blueberry Coconut Cream Pie {for one}

Here’s a fun little treat for you guys today. I’m leaving in a week for our vacation and have been trying to get all those pesky loose ends tied up before taking off. You know how that goes. I’ve been trying to eat healthy and get ready for the abrupt change in weather meaning that right now I am in a baggy sweater since it’s literally freezing outside with rain/snow coming down, but I’m packing shorts and tank tops (and a bathing suit) and don’t want to be pasty and still carrying around the winter padding. However, sometimes a girl just needs some sweets and to indulge. Usually dessert recipes are for a full batch of sugar that lingers around the house for days tempting me to devour it all. These little pies are great because you can throw one together in less than five minutes and it’s only 200 calories for the whole thing. Instead of having those cheat moments with a bag of generic candies, you actually feel like you are indulging a bit and getting some bang for your buck. Bring on the bathing suit!  Let’s Get Going….