2.10.2016

scarlett style


The weather has been weirdly warm around here this past week. Like, swimming-appropriate-warm. It's a bummer but it gave Scarlett a chance to check out the pool at our apartment and rock some bathing suits - she's always down for a pool day! 








Scarlett wanted some "Raven Queen" inspired makeup earlier this week so we covered her eyes in purples and pinks. She also rocked a super cute black and white Vans studded belt yesterday - but it was hidden for most of the morning under her bow-print tank top. Oh well. She liked wearing it so I'm sure we'll see it again soon. 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



2.05.2016

currently...



Happy Friday! Another week in the bag. This weekend os the Superbowl and it's happening right down the road from our apartment so we're totally going to hibernate and stay off the roads this weekend as much as possible. Are you going to watch the game? 


Reading - I'm still working on I Regret Nothing by Jen Lancaster and I love it more and more with every page I read. I also checked out In The Unlikely Event by July Blume from the library [my  book club book is still on hold so I can't get started on that one yet]. 

Watching - I just started Making a Murderer on Netflix [I'm only one episode in so far] and I just added a bunch of random movies to my queue. Now if I could only find some uninterrupted time to watch! 

Anticipating - We have a mini road trip this weekend to visit family a few hours north of here so I'm looking forward to some good car time with Nick and Scarlett. 

Listening To - I've been catching up on my Planet Money podcasts lately. They're good to listen to while I'm washing dishes and folding laundry. 

Eating - All of the Valentine chocolate at the store is really starting to get to me. I need it!! 

Working On - I really want to start organizing my bookshelves but I know it's not the kind of project that I can start and only do halfway. It's an all or nothing situation so I need to bock off some serious time to get to work. 

Wishing - The weather has been really spring-like around here lately and I'm wishing that winter would come back for a while! I need more rain and cold... 

What are you up to lately? Anything new and amazing happening in your world?

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



2.03.2016

scarlett style



Scarlett has been bringing her usual style this week... I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! 






My favorite look this week was Scarlett's "stink face" day. She put her hood on and didn't want to take it off all morning, but she still looked awesome. 

Stay tuned for next week!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa




2.02.2016

six flags


Scarlett and I spent the day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Sunday and we had a blast! 













Scarlett got to see tigers, elephants, lions, walruses, dolphins, sharks, fish, cougars and tons of others! She made friends with the penguins at the penguin tank and they would follow her hand as she moved it around outside of the glass. She loved the dolphin show and thought they were completely awesome. We went on rides [including Cobra, her new favorite rollercoaster, a whopping seven times in a row!] and even found ourselves caught in a quick hailstorm! Scarlett caught some ice in her hand while the hail was falling. 

We had such a wonderful time. We got membership passes so we can come back over and over again all year! I can't wait for our next trip!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



1.29.2016

currently...



Happy Friday! Another week has come and gone. Here's what I'm up to right now...

Reading - I'm about to start I Regret Nothing by Jen Lancaster. I love her and I'm super excited to read this! 

Watching - Nick and I have been revisiting Sherlock on Netflix and I forgot how much I love it. 

Anticipating - My birthday is in less than a month and Nick and I each really want to get a new tattoo. I'm excited! 

Listening To - We're still spending a lot of time listening to our random Spotify playlists. Do you have any suggestions for new things to listen to?

Eating - Scarlett and I are going to restock our cake pop stash! We usually keep a few in the freezer as a quick treat and we haven't had any for super long. 

Working On - I really want to get this apartment cleaned up and better organized. I think it's the blue sky outside - it's giving me early spring cleaning fever. 

Wishing - The next few weekends are packed and I'm already wishing for a down day. Maybe I'll have to grab an afternoon one of these weekends and just declare it a "relaxing day" where we wear our PJs and do absolutely nothing and feel good about it. 

I hope your week has been amazing and that your weekend is even better. What are you up to?

love & cupcakes,
elissa


1.28.2016

scenes from a walk...


Scarlett and I went on a little after school walk the other day and we found a new to us park.  It was a little lake surrounded by a walking path. Scarlett rode her scooter and I walked and took way too many pictures and we had a blast. I think we need to make it a regular thing. They even have picnic tables so we can eat our lunch and a little dock that Scarlett likes to walk out to the edge of. 








































We might even go back today! 

love & cupcakes,
elissa