11.30.2017

seven days of black and white


A while back I was tagged in a couple of posts on Facebook asking people to post a black and white photo of their life each day for seven days and apparently, I completely faked out on doing it at the time. So I figured I'll just post them here instead. 








I'd love to see yours! Post seven black and white photos of your life - no people, no explanations.

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


11.29.2017

scarlett style



We're back to our regularly scheduled grind this week and Scarlett is back to uniform duty. She had a blast wearing pretty much whatever she wanted for a week, though. 







It's getting pretty chilly around here so stay tuned to see how Scarlett adjusts her daily school uniform to keep warm. 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


11.27.2017

back to the grind...



Scarlett went back to school this morning after a whirlwind week off and boy, what an adjustment it was. Waking up was super hard! It's probably going to take a few days [if not longer] to get us back into the swing of things. 

I'm hoping we can start our Christmas decorating this week. Maybe find a tree this weekend and start hanging some lights! They're my favorite! Stay tuned for some holiday sparkle around here. Happy Monday!

love & cupcakes,
elissa


11.24.2017

currently...


Happy day after Thanksgiving! Did you have an awesome day yesterday? We made the trip back to the Bay to spend the day with family and we had the best time. So much amazing food! I'm still full. Here's what I'm up to right now...

Watching - Nick and I watched The Circle the other night and we weren't very impressed at all. I read the book a while back and didn't really love it but I was hopeful that a movie with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson would be a better adaptation. Not so much. Blargh. 

Reading - I'm still working on Luckiest Girl in the World but I seriously can't wait to dive into the new Dan Brown book that's been calling to me from my bookshelf for a few weeks now... 

Eating - So. Many. Leftovers!

Listening To - Scarlett asked to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack again the other day and it made me so happy! It's been so long since we've listened to it. She still remembers all the words... 

Wishing - I wish I could just be completely finished with holiday shopping already. I'm about halfway through, but I still need wishlists so I'm at a bit of a standstill. 

Working On - As I type this, Nick is pulling all of our stuff out of the storage room on our balcony [and giving me a bit of a panic attack as more and more things accumulate all over the place] trying to find our box of favorite figurines as well as our holiday decorations and stockings. I'd better hurry and wrap this post up so I can go help/supervise. Wish me luck! 

Loving - I'm loving that it's not even the official weekend yet and we're deep in weekend mode around here. Hopefully we can knock out all of our regular chores and randomness today so by the time the actual weekend is here, we can just relax and not worry about having to get anything else done. Fingers crossed!

I hope you have something awesome [or super relaxing] planned for this weekend. What are you up to?

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


11.22.2017

scarlett style...



 Scarlett has been off of school this week so she's been able to wear pretty much whatever she's wanted to... Here's where her style took her this week. 










We went roller skating this week and got to see the Justice League movie, which Scarlett loved. We braved the mall, tried on lots of makeup and drank lots of coffee [me] and chocolate milk [Scarlett]. Breaks from school are exhausting, but so much fun! 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa




11.20.2017

currently...



Happy Monday! We're at the beginning of an entire week off of school so pray for my sanity! I'm hoping to fill this week with fun outings for me and Scarlett as well as finally tackling the beast that is the mess in Scarlett's room. It feels like no matter what we do, her room is just a constant disaster storm. Blargh! Here's what I'm up to right now...

Watching - Nick and I finished Stranger Things 2 last night and I already want more!! We watched a couple episodes of Beyond Stranger Things and found it pretty interesting, even if it was a bit of a mess with everyone talking over each other a bit. I checked The Circle DVD out of the library last week and I need to return it pretty soon so that's on the horizon to be watched, too. 

Reading - I'm slogging my way through Luckiest Girl in the World and having a bit of a tough time getting into it. I tend to read in bed and knocking this book out before I fall asleep haas been giving me some pretty weird dreams. I might need to put a pin in this one and come back to it later. 

Eating - I made some of my homemade barbecue pizza last night with a gluten free crust and it actually turned out pretty good! We're going to try again with a regular pizza sauce instead of the Swag Sauce and see how we like it as well. 

Anticipating - Thanksgiving is this week! I can't hardly believe it! I feel like 2017 has just flown by. We're headed to the Bay to visit family and I can't wait. 

Listening To - I've been in a 90s mood lately. So much awesome music... 

Wishing - I miss my girls! I need another girls road trip so we can hang out and catch up. It's been far too long. 

Working On - We went to look at a model home nearby yesterday and it got me in a serious house hunting mood again. It's time to figure out budgets and I need to find a part time job ASAP. Hopefully soon! 

Loving - This cloudy cool weather has me so happy! It was in the 40s yesterday and our apartment was chilly and we were loving it! Yay for cold! 

What are you up to this week? Any fun holiday happenings??

love & cupcakes,
elissa


11.13.2017

scarlett style


Scarlett has been feeling really stylish lately. She's been adding her bunny ear headband to her school uniform, discovering new style icons like Star Butterfly and rocking her rain boots no matter what the weather looks like. That fuzzy pink jacket she found and tried on at Target might need to find its way into her closet for her birthday. So cute! 

















love & cupcakes, 
elissa



11.11.2017

golden hour...


Last weekend after a day of lazing around the apartment, Nick decided we should go out for a bit to let Scarlett burn off some energy. We ended up at a park that I had saved on Google Maps to check out sometime and Scarlett had a blast playing on all the playground equipment. After she played, we walked down the street to grab a coffee. The coffee shop ended up being closed so no espresso for us, but the sun was starting to set and I snapped some pictures of Scarlett by the pond. It was so pretty! Everything was golden and beautiful. I could've stayed there as long as the sky was golden. I can't wait to go back. 













love & cupcakes, 
elissa