around here.

Another week in the books. This one went pretty fast, which is always a good thing. What is not a good thing, is the weather forecast. Looks like rain all weekend! And with no Bengals game on Sunday what is there to do? Maybe some board games haha

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

mid-ish year planner.

I am a freak with planners as many of you know. I love writing things down. For this year, I purchased this one and have loved it so far, but just like my husband said the second I brought it home, I will probably not be happy with it because it's too small. Well...he was right! I couldn't stand the weekend sections in it because that's when all the action happens and I didn't have enough room to write everything I wanted down on paper.

So I came across The Happy Planner which I am in love with! And I even had a coupon! I got it at a really good price and it's so awesome. It starts with August 2016 and ends with December 2017! So I'm all set until 2018!
This is what you see when you first open the planner. Pretty pretty pages.
Here is a view of one month at a glance. I love the first page of a new month, you can write in birthdays, goals, and what you are currently loving, reading, watching, etc. And the spaces for each of the days of the week are huge! Plenty of room!
Love how the binding has little hearts as the holes and it's gold! I've been using this planner for about two months now, and am loving it!

If you love planners as much as I do, please check out the previous posts I have written:

52 weeks of Hadley : 39/52

I'm going to be taking one photo of Hadley every week for a year in 2016. Nothing fancy.
No background setups. No fancy props. Just Hadley in everyday life.

Photo 39 of 52.

starbucks fall flavors.

Pumpkin Spice Latte : filled with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup with coffee, milk, and ice. 
Cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla mixed with ancho and cayenne chile spices.

Out of these three drinks, I would love to try the Chile Mocha! I like spicey things, especially the apple chai tea. It is hard to find the apple chai tea because it is not technically on their menu, everytime I go to Starbucks I have to explain what it is. Just add apple juice to the chai tea instead of water...I think! Haha  Do you enjoy any of these fall flavors?

(via : Source)

hairstyles on Sunday.

While watching the Bengals game Natalie and I decided to do each other's hair. She wanted me to go first, so she decided to do a little half pony tail with a twist.
She took all her own pictures too! She twisted the little pony and wrapped two rubberbands on it with each twist.
She was pretty proud of her hair do. I even wore it to her volleyball game later that night.
Natalie's turn! She wanted two braids on the side and then a pony tail with the braids mixed in.
Ended up re-doing the left side because it was a little loose, and we took the rubberbands out of the braids.
She was so cute, went into the bathroom and took a picture of her hair.
She wore her braided hair for the volleyball game, it looked so cute! Had a busy weekend, ready to start this week. Happy Monday!

around here.

around here taking rests with George on the long walks.
around here trying new things, she's not to much of a fan of juice yet, which is fine by me!
around here the hubby washes and vacums both of our cars once a week!
around here this little one is obsessed with my makeup.
around here had her almost 2 year checkup, which meant having four shots! She was not happy poor thing, and now she is not feeling the best.
around here she loves her doggie George.
around here taking my aunt's tip and putting post-it notes in the car for reminders!
around here playing outside with the water hose.
around here we gave her ice cream for having such a rough day with 4 shots!
around here chilling with her Daddy before bed time.

Another fast week this was for sure! And yet again, another busy weekend up ahead for us. A bridal shower, two volleyball games for Miss Natalie, and then some Who Dey action. Let's hope for a win this week.

Happy Friday! Have a fabulous weekend...

welcome fall.

Today is the first day of Fall! I couldn't be happier! As much as I love the summer sunshine, and everything outdoors, there is something special about fall! The need for layers of clothing, the turning leaves starting to fall to the ground, hot apple chai tea from Starbucks, the shorter days and longer nights. I love fall and all it has to offer. And today we celebrate.

Here are some things I am looking forward to this fall...

eating all things comforting, with a healthy twist.
drinking hot chocolate, tea, and starbucks apple chai tea.
practicing kindness, patience, and selflessness.
mastering reading another book this fall.
playing in piles of leaves with the kids.
continuing to walk and run in the cooler temperatures.
wearing cozy hoodies, yoga pants and my favorite boots.
cooking more dinners at home.

(Image made by me via PhotoShop Elements).

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