hitting 200...

This week I'm hitting 200 miles in my 500 miles in 2014 challenge... 
Slowly but surely, I'm getting there, one step at a time.

love & cupcakes, 


flower child

While I was out working in the yard the other day, Scarlett decided to come out and "help" - mostly by picking flowers and riding her bike up and down the sidewalk. 

She is such a stinker, but an adorable one...

love & cupcakes, 


sunday salad

We had the best salads on Sunday!!! 

I made a fruit salad for our family's Easter dinner and it was amazing. Pineapple, strawberries, grapes, blackberries, raspberries and bananas - so much deliciousness! 

And my sister made the BEST salad! I seriously could've eaten helping after helping after helping... ♥

love & cupcakes, 

hoppy easter!

Yesterday was Easter and we spent the day with my family. The girls had an EPIC egg hunt that took forever and used up about a million eggs and they totally binged on candy and got sugar crazy!

It was a blast. 

Sugar crashed.... 

I hope your day was amazing!! Happy Easter!

love & cupcakes, 



Good Friday is the anniversary of my very first kiss.... ♥

When was your first kiss? Was it amazing? Or disappointing? Do tell!

love & cupcakes, 


Cotton candy clouds around these parts...

Happy Good Friday everyone! We made it through another week. Here's what I'm currently up to...

Reading - I'm working my way through the Divergent trilogy. I'm really enjoying it so far, although I need to sneak a funny read in sometime before our next book club meeting... Any suggestions?

Watching - We have one more episode of Sherlock to watch before we've watched all the ones available on Netflix. I'm really loving it! We may need to watch season three on PBS online!

Anticipating - I'm so ready for Memorial Day weekend... I need a vacation! 

Listening To - I've been listening to The Honey Trees on Spotify a bunch lately... I love it!

Eating - I have been insane for all things cheesy and full of garlic lately... Yum!

Working On - We're having a huge yard sale tomorrow so the rest of today will be spent getting ready and mentally prepping for people to come and [hopefully] buy a ton of our stuff. Purging is tough...

Wishing - That this weekend wasn't packed so full of stuff - yard sale and Easter, egg hunts and road trips... I may need a weekend to recover from our weekend! 

I hope you're having an amazing Friday! What are you up to?

love & cupcakes, 



I asked Scarlett to say "Cheese!" for a picture earlier today and this is what I got... Such fabulousness! 

love & cupcakes, 


sunday salad...

Well, not exactly... 

Nick did a ton of yard work yesterday so he was craving some serious pizza instead of just salad, so we rescheduled Sunday Salad for today! But the pizza was soooooooo yummy....

love & cupcakes, 



During our walk yesterday, Scarlett wanted to check out the aqueduct. The barbed wire barrier barely held her back! This girl is an explorer, for sure!

This week has been a bit all over the place. Nick took a day off in the middle of the week to celebrate his mom's birthday so we've been off our regular routine for a while. But I'm excited that it's Friday again! Here's what I'm currently up to...

Reading - I've been checking out the sample of the Divergent series and so far I'm really enjoying it. I may just use my birthday gift card to buy it so I can read it all! I saw the movie last weekend for a girl's night out and really enjoyed it... The eye candy in it wasn't terrible at all. ;)

Watching - Nick has gotten me hooked on Sherlock on Netflix. We've been staying up far too late watching it... So good! 

Anticipating - Yard Sale Weekend is nearly upon us! We've been purging and clearing stuff out of our house for a while now and our HUGE yard sale is set for next weekend! Our poor garage is nearly bursting! 

Listening To - Scarlett has been on a ParaNorman kick lately and this is one of her new favorite songs... 

Eating - Nicole made some amazing risotto the other day and it was fantastic! I could probably eat it everyday... 

Working On - Clearing stuff out and thinking about what kind of furniture we'll need for our new place - Shopping for furniture is fun! 

Wishing - As usual, I'm wishing for cooler weather - Spring is springing hard around here and bringing the heat with it! 

What are you up to?

love & cupcakes,