Monday, April 21, 2014

{easter recap}

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a very Happy Easter weekend! We were on the go starting Thursday afternoon, but it couldn't have been more fun! Ella is also at such a fun age, so Easter was even more exciting this year {not sure how that is even possible}! Here is a mini recap of our mini vacay to the beach, crawfish boil with Josh's side of the family, and Easter Sunday!

Our little fam headed down to the beach house Thursday afternoon! We couldn't have asked for more gorgeous weather!  
We then headed to Double and Gram's house for one of our family's most favorite....crawfish!! Such fun celebrating Easter with Josh's side of the family! Never a dull moment with these sweet cousins! Check out Gram's bunny cake! Hello, Martha!! :-)
The Easter Bunny came! This one was happy little girl!
 Then it was off to church with Mimi and Papa! Always love getting to worship at my home church! After church, it was time for Ella's third and final Easter celebration! The Easter Bunny sure did spoil her this year!

It was a blessed weekend, indeed!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

{easter blog hop 2014}

Happy Easter Blog Hop 2014! I met so many fun bloggers through this link-up last year, including Darci, so I couldn't wait to be back again this year! I posted about the details of Ella's basket here, so you can get a better idea of where some of the items are from. We always try and go with "practical" gifts with a few surprises in the mix!
We're beach bound for a few days then off to spend Easter with our families! Wishing you all a very blessed Easter! I'll be back next week! Xx

Be sure to check out all the amazing baskets linked up on The Good Life Blog!

{ella bluebonnet pictures 2014}

Texas bluebonnets are simply breathtaking! I'm so glad we were able to take these sweet pictures! We tried last year, but the timing just didn't work, but it was worth the wait! Thanks again to Jen Loves Photography for capturing our precious girl!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{ella's easter basket 2014}

Can you believe Easter is just a few days away?! It's even later this year and it has still snuck up on me!!! I have to say, Easter is one of my favorite holiday's! Ella has already had so much fun at our neighborhood Easter egg hunt {although, she is not a fan of being up close and personal with the Easter bunny}! I can't wait to see her little face when she opens her basked on Sunday morning! :-) Today, I wanted to share what's inside Ella's Easter basket this year. I always try to go for practical items - and this year was no different. I have several books pictured; however, these aren't actually the books I purchased {I just couldn't find the exact ones on Polyvore, but I will share a link for them}. Hope you enjoy!

Sure, the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, cute gifts, yummy treats area all so much fun, but Easter is SO much more than all these "things". Without Easter, there would be no hope for us. I'm so thankful for what this weekend means and holds for us. He is Risen, He is Risen indeed! Matthew 28:6

Friday, April 11, 2014

{five on friday!}

The weekend is here!!! Happy Friday, y'all! I'm back again for another week with Five on Friday! So here we go!
I made this yumminess for dinner this week! Quiche is one of my favorites! My picky little eater even said {after she cleared her plate}, "this is so good, mommy!" Winner! You can find the recipe here.
My spring porch inspiration! I LOVE everything about this! Love the look of the all white flowers on the front porch!
This past weekend our neighborhood put on their annual Egg-stravaganza! Ella was in her element!!! It was amazing what a difference a year makes! This year, she wanted to do everything {including the mini roller coaster}!!! It was fun seeing her running into her friends from school - every time we turned around, she was running off to hug her friends - little social butterfly! :-)
By now, I'm sure you've figured out that I absolutely love Chick-fil-A! {I've passed on this love to Ella!} Maybe this recipe could save me some dollas during the hot summer months! ;)  
Wishing you all a very happy weekend! I'm headed to Ft. Worth for my sister's first wedding shower! It's season has arrived!!!
You to can join in on the Friday fun with Darci, April, Natasha and Christina! Check it out!

Monday, April 7, 2014

{Easter book favorites} for the mini

One of Ella's most favorite things to do is to read! And I love that! Growing up, I remember getting to pull out all of our "holiday" books whether it be for Christmas, Easter, Halloween! It was always fun to change up our books for about a month or so! I love getting to continue this tradition with Ella. Today, I'm sharing a few of our Easter favorites! Some were books that I remember enjoying as a little girl and others are newer ones {to both her and myself}! If you have some favorites that are different from our little list, please do share!

{Easter book favorites} for the mini
Happy browsing and shopping!

Friday, April 4, 2014

{five on friday} florals + photos + food and more!

Hellooooo, Friday! Linking up again with the gals behind The Good Life Blog, Hello Happiness, A.Liz Adventures, and Carolina Charm.
I came across this centerpiece the other day and love, love, love it! So simple! Love the pop of pink with the turquoise mason jars! Might just be my springtime winner this year!
Speaking of flowers, we did a little photo shoot this past week with the gorgeous Texas blue bonnets! We've been wanting to do these for several years, but it never worked until now! Here's a little preview! Can't WAIT to see the rest!!!
There's nothing better than seasonal popcorn mix! My mouth is watering already! Can't wait to make this "bunny bait" for myself our sweet little friends and co-workers!
And while I'm at it, is this not the cutest little packaging you ever did see?!? Click here for this easter tag instant download!
Thank you, Pinterest! I always love finding "winner" recipes! I made this the other night to go along with some grilled chicken and the caption says it best....the best you'll ever eat! So delish!!! Recipe can be found here.
In case you missed it, I shared some of my favorite "spring things" this week! Check it out here!
Wishing you a happy weekend!!!! Xx