4.26.2014

she sparkles...


Scarlett is a firecracker... Full of fire and sparkle. 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



4.25.2014

currently...

My girl is neon... 

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

Reading - I'm still slowly working through Divergent but I'm also trying to read all the magazines that I've accumulated over the past few months. So many! 

Watching - They just added the second season of Small Town Security to Netflix and I've already blown through the entire thing. That show is such a train wreck, I can't look away... 

Anticipating - Date night tonight! It's been far too long....

Listening To - A whole lot of Katy Perry. Scarlett is a Katycat for sure!

Eating - Nicole has been making the best food lately - the other night she made spinach, mushroom and cheese enchiladas and I just about died from happiness... So yummy!

Working On - Clearing out stuff and packing things up. Moving is not the business. 

Wishing - For a nap... I'm kind of sleepy as I type this. 


I hope you have an amazing weekend planned! What are you up to?

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



4.23.2014

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, 
elissa



4.22.2014

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, 
elissa




4.21.2014

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, 
elissa



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, 
elissa






4.18.2014

smooch!



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

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

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



currently...

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, 
elissa


4.17.2014

poser...










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

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



4.14.2014

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, 
elissa



4.11.2014

currently...

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,
elissa 


4.10.2014

4.09.2014

flip flop weather...


Today's weather got up to nearly 90 degrees... Flip flops forever. 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


to pass the time...



As many times as I've seen this, it still makes me laugh...

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


4.07.2014

sunday salad


My dad has accused our Sunday Salads of being a bit redundant lately, so I added barbecue sauce to mine to jazz it up a bit. It was super yummy but I think next week we'll have to try something totally different...

love & cupcakes,
elissa



4.04.2014

currently...


Scarlett says that she's wearing an outer space dress and an outer space helmet. All she needs now is a rocket ship!

It's Friday! I'm so looking forward to this weekend - I need some downtime! This week has been looooooong and tough... Here's what I'm up to!

Reading - My niece let me borrow her copy of In a Blink [Never Girls #1] to read and it's pretty cute. It's totally a book for young kids but she thought I would like to read it, too. So sweet!

Watching - I watched the 21 Jump Street movie and I thought it was pretty entertaining. I also watched Easy A and I forgot how much I love that movie! The parents are so awesome! 

Anticipating - Girls night tomorrow evening. I need an evening for myself.  It's been a freaking week... =/

Listening To - Tons of randomness on Spotify. Tons.

Eating - Nicole has been making some super yummy dinners and Nick and I have been lucky enough to get to grub on them! 

Working On - Still clearing out a ton of our stuff. Our house is looking much bigger now! 

Wishing - That potty training was much easier. Scarlett has been such a little monster lately and I'm exhausted. Fingers crossed that next week goes better!

Have an awesome weekend! 

love & cupcakes,
elissa


4.02.2014

scarlett style...

I can hardly handle the amount of style this little lady has...








I need to just give her her own weekly post, right? She's totally a style/fashion blogger in the making!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa







4.01.2014

one hundred sixty three miles...

I've gone over 163 miles in my 500 miles in 2014 challenge...





Only 337 miles to go!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa