Last week, we were able to get away just the two of us. It was wonderful. We don't get much alone time anymore, and when the opportunity presents itself, we take it! We went to our favorite place in Florida. Pretty much did nothing. Got up in the mornings when we wanted to, ran together along the water, stayed at the beach all day, ate late dinners, and enjoyed each other one on one. It was the best.

Happy Monday! Make it a great week!


Friday night the sunlight in our room was soo bright!
 Saturday went to my Aunt & Uncle's farm to visit, that last picture is with no filter. Just beautiful!
Sunday put some Easter things out in our yard (weeds), put a dress on Hadley that she finally can wear and she looks like she's five years old! And celebrated my Dad's birthday!

Was a good weekend! Happy Monday...let's make it a great week!


around here Hadley having a ball outside at my parents house.
around here helping Brady with his science project.
around here loving my off day with this little one.
around here watching Hadley wear this backpack almost had me in tears, I cannot imagine her going to school, like ever!
around here wanting to cut the grass so bad, I found this random gas can in the shed and texted Kev to see if it was regular gas. It wasn't. We need gas for the lawnmower haha
around here started a new role at work, it's been a crazy few weeks around here but having my new boss surprise me with a card and chocolates? Made things a little better.

I miss blogging! My world has been thrown upside down for the time being, I just have to find my groove. Once I find it again, I hope to get back to my blogging. Right now, all I want to do when I get home is chill, plus I haven't been feeling well since the beginning of this week! I am more than ever ready for this weekend, and the wonderful weather I hope that is in store for us. Some fresh air is much needed. And to whip open that box of chocolates!

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!


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!