Friday, March 30, 2012

Call Me Maybe

Today was my last week day off with my girls.
Well, at least until next Friday which is a holiday.
: )

Monday I'll be back to work.

We have had such a fun spring break week! 
Just hanging out, going bowling,
farmers market, playing,

We loved the similar video that the Bieber fella and his friends
did to this song so we decided to do our own version.
It was so much fun!

I have no idea when I will find the time to blog
but I promise I will try to pop up now and then!
Have a great weekend, sweet peas!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday

Hey sweets!
I hope you had a great week.
My girls just started spring break so I am
looking forward to sleeping in 
*slightly* next week!
After next week my days will be
looooooong, since I 
got a job!!

I will be up at *gulp* 5am.
Not sure how I'll handle that again.
It's been a while since I've had to get up that early
let alone 5 days in a row every week.
oh boy.

I'm happy and sad to go back.
Will miss being at home and having time with my 
sweet girls.

But I am looking forward to being around adults
and being downtown with all the action!

Ok lets fill in some blanks with Lauren.

1.  My favorite color is  purple.

2.   My home decor color palette includes   beige walls, cherry accents, touches of colour here and there including greenery.

3.  Other people always tell me I look good in the color  red. I like it too, any bright colour, really!

4. The color I detest is  dusty rose.  It looks awful on my skin tone, like AWFUL people!  

5. If you were to look in my closet most of the colors you'd see would be   lots of navy and gray with green, coral, red, yellow, intermingled.

6. A color that I simply cannot pull off no matter how hard I try is   Oh oops, I answered this in number 4.  Good ole dusty rose.  And some yellows I can't pull off either.  Some are good, some aren't.

7.  The color of my favorite dress is I like white and I have a new one with different shades of purple that I love.

Have an awesome weekend, guys and gals!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Follow me - somehow!

Hey peeps.
So my google friend connect isn't working.
Mine should work still, right?
Only non-blogger sites
won't work is how I read it.
Yet mine isn't working anyway.
I need to figure that out.
It's like hide and seek in bloggy land right now.
How do I find my fave blogs?
Where did they go?
Where did my followers go?
Now you see me....
via you don't!
If you'd like an alternative,
you can now follow 
*sweet pea*
on Bloglovin'!
Just click the little widget over on the left.
I'm there, baby.

And while we are at it,
I am now on Instagram!
Just getting my sea legs on that one.
Find me if you like at

I really need to figure out this Google+ stuff too.
Why oh why must they change things?!

If you know any good tips or tricks
with all of these changes going on,
let me know!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I love me some jewelry

Did you know that I LOVE jewelry?
haha..don't we all, right girls?!

I {not so} subtly suggested to my hubby that he needed to buy me
a giant jewelry box for my last birthday.
He did and I love it.
All my pretty things laid out so beautifully.
I also have a coat rack type thingy
in my closet that holds my necklaces, belts and scarves.

I have to show you some new jewelry I got
courtesy of my wonderful Australian friend, Loulou
of Here I am Loulou.
She makes gorrrrgeous jewelry.

She had a giveaway recently on her blog and I won this necklace!!

Gorgeous, right?  It's actually a locket!
How cool is that?
Here's me wearing it, happily. ; )

The top of the necklace is black ribbon.
I just adore it.
The bracelet I am wearing was from Loulou as well.
So thoughtful, she is.
Here it is a bit closer up.

Here is another necklace, this one is long and for this top, I knotted it
at the back of my neck to make it shorter.
Love that I can wear it either long or short!

If there were such a thing as best friends in the blog world, and
what the heck, I am declaring that there is,
Loulou is mine.
She makes you feel like the most special person with her
super sweet comments.
We have so much in common that I am convinced
we MUST meet someday.

Go check her out, if you haven't already.
Her 'About Me' section is phenomenal.

She did not ask me to do this post by the way.
I just wanted to because she does so much for others.
And her jewelry is so perty.
: )
Stay tuned for Part 2, I have a
few pics of Loulou's jewelry for kids!

Happy Monday, sweet peas!
Go ROCK this day!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Frolics - All things Green

Happy Friday, peeps!
There is no Fill in the Blanks linkup today
so I thought I'd just post some green randomness.

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day!
I bought my kids some Lucky Charms as a treat.

Ok, I admit, I love them too.
They really are magically delicious!
Good thing we only buy them once a year.
I also bought some mint ice cream,
so maybe we'll whip up some milkshakes.



If you want to dress in green,
which OF COURSE I do
for St. Patrick's Day....


Can you believe those shoes?
So cute.

Hubs and I are going to a dinner party
on Saturday night (sounds so fancy doesn't it? haha...)
Looking forward to a great weekend!

Are you doing anything for St. Patrick's Day?
I'd love to hear your ideas,
food, crafts, fashion?
I love green!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pretty party time

I love to dress up.
How 'bout you?
Pretty Party time

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Is anyone else taking this time change hard?
Holeee mother, it is knocking this girlie out.
But I LOOOOVE that it's light out in the evening.
The girls and I went for a lovely walk last night.
It felt so good to get some fresh air and it wasn't dark at 4pm.

I have been absent from YOUR blogs for a few days, my lovelies,
but I just needed a break from everything.
I am looking forward to catching up on what you all are doing!!

For now, here is a pretty pic, just for you.

Spring is sprungin' and I couldn't be happier!
Today it rained briefly, it smelled so fresh after.
Oh until it turned into snow.
And now it's sunny.
Welcome to my weird part of the world.
; )
I hope your week is turning out to be fabulo-so!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday

Hello sweet peas!
It's Friday, phew, we made it!

This week was a hectic one, thanks for all your sweet comments.
I had one interview and it went well, I have a second interview next week.
We'll see how it goes!
I'm really looking forward to the weekend,
we are going to a dinner theater tonight.
I'm going to pig right out and have a few drinky-poos ya know what I mean?!
B'bye stressful week.
; )

Let's fill in some blanks, linking up with Lauren but
today's blanks were courtesy of Jen!
All about the these!

1.  My favorite room in my home is my bedroom  because I feel comfort there.  It's where I can escape to and cozy up with my blankie and a bajillion pillows.

2.   My current decor style is  fairly traditional with a bit of eclectic  but I wish it were more a bit more modern and eclectic.  I like the clean lines of modern homes but not too much of it or a home seems cold.

3.  I wish I could redecorate the  living room in my house to make it more  modern and snazzy.  we need new furniture so badly.  I'd also like to paint it a different colour.  We still have that 'builder beige'.  I'm bored of it.

4. My dream house absolutely has to have a  an amazing kitchen and a giant basement for lots of entertaining.  My hubby would also say it has to have a 3 car garage.  I could live with that.

5. One house item I am willing to splurge on is  entertainment centers (tv, sound systems).  We like our big tvs for movie nights!

6. A decor trend that I just don't "get" is   all white everywhere.  It can be pretty, I do like the look of it but with a splash of colour here and there.  Plus when you have 3 kids, it's just not practical.   

7. Lots of framed family photos is a little touch that makes my house feel like home.

Have a fabulous weekend peeps!
Let me know what your plans are!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Lenny Factor

Is there anyone cooler than Lenny Kravitz?

I think not.

Watch this.
I would die.
In a totally good way.
You'll see what I mean.
; )

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ghost of Something New

I loved all the advice on how to deal with stress,
thanks ladies!
I'm taking it all and absorbing it so I can manage it better.
It's not the end of the world type stuff but it's stressful to me.
No one loves them but I haven't had to do this in over 11 years!
So I'm trying to get my confidence back.
It ain't easy.
I'll get there.
Thanks for the support!

So I always hang out at a nearby Starbucks while my girls are at dance 
two nights a week.
About a month ago, I heard a song while I sipped my chai latte
and I SHOULD have asked someone what the name of the song was.
But I didn't.
This song moved me to tears.
Maybe just because of the frame of mind I was in,
or the hauntingly beautiful melody.
Something about it made me fall in love with it.
I quickly made a note of some of the lyrics
(*like, we are talking a few words*)
and went home and searched for what seemed like for-EVER
to find this song.

Since then, I've searched a few times online,
on the Starbucks website even.

Until last night.
I finally found it!
I typed in the few lyrics that I had
It's so brand spankin' new so that's probably why I couldn't find it.
There was literally nothing on the internet about it until this week.

But I found it and now I've been playing it over and over.
I hope you like it too.
I actually made a whole playlist of 'relaxing' songs. I need a bubble bath and some wine (lots of it)
and I'm golden!
; )

Here it is.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

STRESS... do you deal with it?
Luckily I have a good hubby who I can talk to 
but when I get stressed, I just want to pull the covers over
my head and hibernate.

I so wish I could be that person that just takes it all in stride.
Do you think that can be learned?
Like, now?