Long time, no see!!! I did not intentionally take a break from blogging, but it has really been so long. Life has simply gotten a little crazy (planning several events, computer issues, etc etc), and I haven’t made it a priority! But I am hoping to start a new pattern of blogging again. Because I really do love it, and I love this community. :)
I’m happy to be linking up with April, Natasha, and Christina; Karli; Erika, Narci, and Andrea for Five on Friday, Oh Hey Friday!, and Friday Favorites.
ONE: Last weekend we celebrated Sarah‘s 30th birthday! On Friday night we met Sarah and Jeremy out for drinks and dinner…Fahrenheit then Roosters – yum! Then Jeremy surprised her with a brunch on Saturday morning with lots of family and friends!
I made the decor for the brunch. I wanted to incorporate Spring colors and flowers, pictures, and a little gold. For the centerpieces I bought some ceramic pots from the dollar store, spray-painted them gold, and filled them with soaked flower foam. I found sticks in the yard, then added lots of flowers from Trader Joe’s around them. I asked everyone to send me pictures with Sarah, and we hung those pictures from the branches.
Sarah’s friend, Kristen, made some custom sugar cookies for everyone to take home, and they were perfect.
TWO: I went out to run errands one night this week once Todd was home. I really needed a pick-me-up, so I drove through Starbucks for my new favorite drink. Sarah introduced me to the shaken iced passion tea. I get it unsweetened, and it is delicious! Well, when I pulled up to the window, the guy wouldn’t let me pay! He appreciated that I was nice to him, because he had had some really rude customers previously. It was so kind, and really made my day. :) It’s the little things, you know?!
THREE: We have a couple weddings coming up, and I always get so stressed about what to wear. (silly, I know) I just ordered this dress from Nordstrom for a wedding in May, and I am hoping it will work! I love the colors and pattern. It also comes in a couple solid colors and another pattern. I have some sandals similar to these that I’m planning to wear as well. And maybe my royal blue clutch?
FOUR: I also recently ordered a few things from Old Navy during a 40% off sale. I need some new basic tan sandals for running around. Shoes under $30?! Such a great steal. Honestly, they had so many cute things, and I had to limit myself.
I bought those double-strap sandals, but I think I may need to exchange them for those fun gladiator sandals (currently $26!!!) below!
FIVE: Easter is about to sneak up on me…I have done one little thing for Davis’ preschool class, but that’s about it. I need to work on his Easter basket, put out my bunny decor, plan menus, and of course make sure we spend time as a family discussing the real reason for Easter. I’m hoping to dye eggs as a family, and I love this idea from Shop Walk In Love! You dye the eggs, then use a Sharpie or paint pen to add designs, inspiration, Bible verses, etc.
Happy Friday! I’m so happy to be back working on this fun little space…I forgot how much joy it brings!