Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all are enjoying this special season! This Mama is finally feeling better and am so happy to be spending these days curled up with my sweet girl enjoying the coziness of the twinkle lights and making memories!

{Our Lovely Card was designed by the very talented Lesley!}
Have a very Merry Christmas! God Bless!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Big News {& New Family Pictures!)

We are very excited to anounce...


Lovebug will be a big sister June of 2013!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Whew it's been a while since I've given y'all a look at what's happening lately via Instagram huh? Things have been busy, busy (they always are this time of year.) Baby girl is cutting molars, which has been so hard on her... and leaving us all a little sleep deprived. I'm so glad it's Friday though, since the Hubby and I are taking our first trip away this weekend, and leaving our Lovebug in VERY good hands! I'm sure Gramma, Grampa & Auntie will spoil her while we're away!

Her first bad fall... jumped off the jungle gym.
Mama cried more than she did.

Halloween morning... lovin on her pumpkins!
Auntie and her little mouse! She LOVED trick or treating!
Playing at Chik-fil-A... our favorite treat!
Our sweet little Minnie...
That post HERE.
My lovely Pleated Poppy Birthday goodies from my Sis!

My wonderful In-laws gave me a DSLR!
Get ready for much better pictures y'all!
Happy Friday! 
 life rearranged

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Our little Minnie Mouse...

I know I'm a little behind, considering Halloween was a week ago... but goodness, Fall is a busy time! Sweet baby girl is cutting a few teeth, leaving us all a little sleep deprived, and Monday I celebrated my 28th Birthday!

Halloween is such a fun holiday... I'm not sure why I like it so much, but I think dressing up in costumes and getting sweet treats must be so fun for littles! This year, I decided that I better make Lovebug something adorable, since she may have more of an opinion next year! A few weeks before Halloween, she started pointing to the TV and saying "Minnie Pweese!" So Minnie it was. I had a very talented friend come over and take some pictures a few days before... which was a very good thing, since Lovebug fell off the jungle gym and got a shiner the next day!

All photos by Jenny's Lens... if you're in the area, she is amazing with kiddos!

Love this girl. Now I'm gonna go eat some more of her Halloween candy!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall Lovelies {Crafty Decor}

I thought I'd give y'all a little peek into our home during my favorite season. It seems like almost every room is still a "work in progress" but it's still fun to decorate for the seasons.

I wanted to have an area that embodied what fall is to me... pure happiness. So just as you enter our house, this is what you'll see. I found the adorable idea for my chalkboard garlands HERE. I also embroidered the whimsical hoops using patterns found HERE and HERE.  I bought my felt HERE, and used baker's twine and scrapbook paper I already had.

 The patterns were really easy, and I did each in an evening, while watching TV with the Hubby.
I have really been enjoying stitching lately... so calming.
The lovely daisies are from my sweet husband, and the
treasures in the basket are old and new, found and gifted.
 My sweet Lovebug helped pick out the pumpkins and gourds we have throughout the house.
She could have any one she wanted, and picked the tiny white one at Trader Joe's.
She carried it around for hours... so proud.
We can't wait to carve pumpkins and eat pie!
We're soaking up the cool weather and lookingforward to Halloween!
Happy Fall! 

Friday, October 26, 2012


Happy Friday friends! Here's a peek into our week...

This sweet girl just melts my heart. I feel so blessed to be her Mama.

 One of my very dear friends and her hubby and sweet boy came
up for a visit and we did Legoland for the first time!
Lovebug had a great time!
I made 100 of Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls for
our Wednesday night dinner at church... boy were they worth the work!

A little fall decorating... that post will be up tomorrow!
Have a great weekend y'all!
life rearranged

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares

Fall is fully underway y'all and this Mama was READY! It's my favorite season of the year. Not only because my birthday is in 2 weeks, but because I LOVE cool weather, and piles of beautiful leaves, and getting to bake all things PUMPKIN! I've been working on putting up some seasonal decor around the house and baking away! Here's my new favorite treat...

What you need...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares                                                                                                      Martha Stewart
2 cups flour
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 sticks butter {at room temp}
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
12oz semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Grab a 9x13in pan and line it with foil, so that there are overlapping "flaps" on each side... trust me-this is so helpful!

In a  medium bowl, mix together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.

Then grab your mixer and beat the butter, and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again. Then add the pumpkin puree... but don't worry if it looks kind of curdled... it's supposed to be that way!

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips. Bake for 35 minutes. Let it cool completely in the pan, and then use the foil to lift them out. Cut into squares and store in an air-tight container until you serve them.

They are moist, and chewy, and so delicious! They will disappear quickly, so grab one quick and maybe a Pumpkin Spice Latte too? Have a great week!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Just last week I told Bri that I couldn't believe it was ALREADY Friday... ha. Apparently as soon as I said that, time stopped dead in it's tracks, because this Mama feels like it was supposed to be Friday yesterday and the day before that too! Amen? Our days have been full of the good kind of busy, and of sweet moments, but I'm also ready for the slow pace of a weekend and maybe a little extra rest. Here's a little peek into what I've been up to...

She hasn't taken a morning nap in like 5 months, but she
passed out on me 5 min before we left for lunch... precious. 

So much fun throwing a shower for my cousin...that post HERE.
Happy mail from Little Light Prints! LOVE Carly's work!
A Sunset walk with my little toddler... my sweet girl
makes me so very happy.
Napping on Mama while I do my Bible Study!
It's a good one y'all! Follow along HERE.
My baby sister turned 25! We had to celebrate with a
Mint Chocolate Chip birthday cake! Yum.
Auntie and her Lovebug. Their relationship melts my heart.
Have a wonderful weekend y'all!
  life rearranged