Happy Tuesday!
Just some fun links to check out for the start of the work week.
(By clicking on the bolded text, it will bring you directly to the link!)
+ diy : flower chandelier
+ in the kitchen : carrot graham layer cake
+ if i only had a wedding to plan : marry grams
+ book to read : behind her eyes
+ for the kiddos : easter coloring pages
+ disney : dress up shoes
(Image Source via : Google.)


Friday hung out outside, Hadley is so attached to her sister.  I love it.
Saturday morning Brady worked on his science project.
Saturday afternoon celebrated a little one year old.
Saturday night these two had their Father Daughter dance, 50's theme.
Sunday afternoon ran/walk.

Happy Monday folks!


around here cleaned up part of the basement, I always forget to take the before picture but this area had piles of things on top of George's cage.
around here the big pine trees in our backyard are gondy! We will have way more sunshine in the pool this summer! Cannot wait!
around here grilled steaks and made brownies. I have perfected grilling steak, so much that Kev wants me to grill them now! Woot woot! #mamagriller
around here went to dinner for mine and my brothers birthdays. These two are always a hoot together.
around here this girl cracks me up. She wears her sunglasses before bedtime some nights, hilarious.
around here won a CoverGirl makeup box from an ArtsWave raffle at work! Can't wait to try them out!

It's been a super busy week around here! I am training to be in a semi-new role and things are about to get a little crazy at work. Part of me is excited, and part of me is a little nervous. New things are always hard, but will be okay after some time. Busy weekend ahead like usual, a birthday party and the father-daughter dance, but no sports!! Happy weekend!


I was not tagged to do this post, but I came across Thirteen Thoughts and thought it would be a fun post to write! Here are the questions and answers:

1. Are you named after someone?
No. My official name is Amanda, but have been going by Mandy since I was little. My Grandma June started calling me Mandy and it just stuck.

2. When was the last time you cried?
Two weeks ago.

3. Do you have kids?
Yes. Hadley 2 years old, and my step kids Brady who is 12 and Natalie who is 9.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
I'd like to think so, but I am very quiet and reserved when I first meet people. I need time to get to know people and open up.

5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Carbs & chocolate.

6. Do you like handwriting?
Oh yes, love to make things neat with my handwriting. After I take notes in a meeting, I'll rewrite them so they are nice and pretty.

7. What is your favorite cereal?
Fruity Pebbles or Captain Crunch.

8. What is the first thing you notice about people?
How personable they are.
9. What color are your eyes?

10. Scary  movies or happy endings?
Happy endings for sure, not a fan of scary movies.

11. Favorite TV show?
Right now, Chicago PD.

12. Summer or winter?
Always summer, always.

13. Hugs or kisses?
14. What's the furthest you've been from home?
British Virgin Islands, the best snorkeling!

15. Do you have special talents?
Can play the piano, and love anything crafty.

16. Where were you born.
Pensacola, Florida

17. What are your hobbies?
Arts and crafts, blogging, photography, and taking walks/runs when it's warm out.
18.. Do you have any pets?
Yes, George. He's 5 years old and the biggest baby. He's a 110 pound Rottweiler with a mixture of something else we're not sure of, and he acts like a lap dog. That face though? He's so cute.

19. Favorite movie?
It's hard to have a favorite, but I will never get tired of Home Alone.

20. What color is your car?
It's a toss up between dark hunter green or black it looks different in the sunlight.

21. What did you want to be when you grow up?
Graphic designer for Disney.

Thanks for reading! Tag someone if you'd like!


Friday St. Patrick's Day fun!
Sunday tree cutting fun.
Sunday had to come in and warm up.
Sunday dinner with Papa and Grandma.
Free Dairy Queen today, click here for local locations.
And...happy first day of Spring!

Have a great week!


around here Hadley got her haircut.
around here Natalie got her haircut too.
around here grilled some awesome steaks for the kids and I.
around here picked out the pool liner.
around here love her smiles.
around here new shoes for the babe and Kev.
around here making the planner pretty some weeks.
around here having alone time together is the best.
around here made a pretty cake just for fun.
around here celebrating St. Patrick's Day with my main man.

Happy Friday folks. Have a great weekend!


She turned another year older this month.

He loves to say I am 7 months older than him.

She had a "me" day getting her hair and nails done.

He has still been working like a crazy man.

She keeps up the housework and laundry as best she can.

He is sporting his new Yeti hat.

She is going to sport her new one soon.

He smiles so nice without dip in his mouth.

She loves it when that happens.

They are spending the day together for St. Patrick's Day.

He is excited.

She is more excited.

Happy March peeps!