Friday, May 30, 2014

Life Via the Camera Phone.

We haven't exactly had a ton of uber exciting things happen around here.  Which is actually quite fine for me, I like having a schedule and set plans for the family.  I was definitely more spontaneous in my 20's!  With Amira finished with pre-school we are finding fun things to do around our town.  I love having play dates with friends and letting the girls socialize with kids their ages.  It's also really nice and therapeutic for this mama to see her girlfriends too.
I have been taking full advantage of my Mothers Day gift, aka my Kitchen Aid Mixer.  I have baked three from scratch cakes and one ice cream candy pie.  We have some serious sweet tooths here!
Around our house the hubs and I are finding home projects to start, and finish lol.  We had a huge pile of topsoil delivered last weekend that we are using to grow more grass around the fence line and fill a dip we had in the backyard.  Night, after night Mario has been outside with his wheelbarrow doing man stuff.  I took a trip to Lowes and purchased some perennials and other flowers.  I'm praying that I can keep them alive!  Mario picked up a new hummingbird feeder for me and I put it out on the front of the house.  I love hummingbirds!
The filled dip/slope
The coming weekend we are ripping out our front porch and building a new one, which I am super happy about!  The girls love hanging out there finding bugs and caterpillars.  I don't know about your place, but caterpillars are everywhere these days.  Amira is literally obsessed with them.  I have been asking to see her hands when she gets into the car just in case she tries bringing them or potato bugs along. (It happens)
As for me I've just been taking it easy.  I need to loose a few pounds this Summer, boo!  I have a bridesmaid dress I need to fit into in August.  I have been living in loose fitting pants and I'm not looking forward to anyone seeing me in a swimsuit, except my girlies of course.  We be lovin' the backyard pool ;)
I made my way to Ulta and picked up a few goodies for Summer, I'm really excited to try this Benefit Primer.  I've also been looking for a good BB Cream and this Revlon one is my favorite so far.  If you love the Beauty Blender I heard this Real Techniques one is the best dup and a fraction of the price $
This is just a random picture from last weekend of Mario's grandmas bull.  We are so lucky to be able to visit her farm when ever want.  Amira and Gia absolutely love Nona and her place!
Well that's all folks. Have a happy weekend and thank you so much for reading!


  1. Can't wait to see your porch update! I love being outside, having flowers makes it even more enjoyable! Have a great weekend!

  2. I love the picture of the girls on the porch! LOVE! And I don't think icecream cake is mailable, is it?;)

  3. It's so cute that Amira likes to play with caterpillars. I loved them as a child also. And I'm so jealous of your back yard. My kids would love visiting you guys. I am doing a little gardening this weekend too, and I have no green thumb either, so let's wish each other luck. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  4. That pic of the girls, melt!! I love your backyard. It's so big! Ours looks like crap right now so we are hoping to turn it into a project too. Have a great weekend friend!!

  5. You have an amazing backyard. Those cakes looks so good too!

  6. Y'all are doing so much work! You don't look like you need to lose any weight. Also, what is a potato bug??

  7. I love love your non pj, pj look!!!!