7.25.14 | Happy Friday


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Hi there! Happy Friday!  I am not going to lie, this hasn’t been the greatest week on the books. But not all weeks are unicorns and rainbows, right?

Here are a few photos I took this week along the way via my iphone.

Monday was Dimitri’s birthday.  We grilled out at home and had cake and ice cream.  My kids move too fast for my iPhone camera so  bit blurry :)   Two birthdays down…two more to go.

Another Day ... Another Birthday! @dimitri_bostinelos

This is the top of Ethan’s dresser. He likes to display all his treasures.I can't find the top of his dresser #myethan

Me. Tired. Up late editing photos. Having a side business sometimes means pushing myself to work when all I want to do is sleep.(truth)
I got to the end of the day without really any photos taken. So here is me editing photos. I look kinda pissed but I am really just tired. (Yawn)

So this week Sugar got sick. If you remember last December Sugar ended up with an inner ear infection or Vestibular disease.  For some reason, she had another episode this week. I actually thought she was feeling better as we had just put her on some new meds for her hips. Dimitri and I were just commenting the day before it happened how well she was doing. On Tuesday morning I went to let her outside and she couldn’t get up. We got her into the vet and it seems that she was having another relapse of that happened in December. It took her a few days to bounce back the last time. And I would say that she never did bounce back 100%. I am not sure what that means for her now. She is still struggling to get outside and for the last two days I have to hand feed her to get her to eat and drink. I am not ready to say goodbye to my furry child – so fingers crossed she pulls out of it soon.
uploadOn meds, waiting. Hoping better in a few daysHoping she is better tomorrow

Zooey has been wearing her hat and gloves this week. It’s July, whatever.Hat and gloves in July #missz

Pasta night.Pasta night #missz

A much-needed glass of wine. Besides my poor sick dog, work (my 8-5 day job) has been a lot busy and a bit stressful. On top of that, yesterday I heard of the news of the passing of a great guy who I worked with on projects in our community to help improve and advocate bicycling.
I had a federal review today at work. A great guy that I worked with died and my dog is still sick  #feelingblue #winehelps

The boys are down to the last week of their summer program. Owen told me yesterday he has the best day ever, he got computer time, was the line leader and went on a field trip!Owen selfie! He said he had the best day ever. He got computer time, he was the line leader and got to see dogs and cats on a field trip #owenchristopher

This one too busy playing his DS to smile for the camera.This guy is too busy for a pic #myethan

So next week it’s going to be quiet around here. I have decided I need to take a little blogging break. Thinking maybe even a little social media break in general. Our days of summer are limited, I want to make sure we are really enjoying them while they are here. Also I just feel like I need a little breather to relax and reflect and renew.

So Happy Friday and check back in a week or so…

In case you wanted to know:


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7.24.14 | Pinspiration

Here are a few things I’ve been pinning lately:


I love this dress. Looks so comfy!


Can I make this kitchen mine??



True that! When is the last time you went out to look at the stars?


Thinking I am going to make this rainbow soap fluff for Zooey Birthday Party! Wouldn’t that be fun??


And another cute dress because I can’t get enough cute dresses in my closet.


What have you been pinning? I love finding new people to follow on Pinterest. Leave a link to your Pinterest boards in the comments and I will follow you! You can find me here.

You can check out past Pinspiration posts here.

*If you would like to pin any of the images above, click on the image and link up to the original source. 

Happy Thursday!


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7.23.14 | Wish List Wednesday

Here are a few items on my wish list via Zulily!


One of my favorite brands is over at Zulily this week, Keen!  My entire family has Keen shoes. I love them because they hold up great, they are cute and comfortable.   Here are a few Keen items that I have my eye on over on Zulily!

The Cortona Flat.  I have these shoes in chambray, I wear them to work all the time with dresses and skirts.  And at home with jeans and shorts. I would love to get this cute pair of striped Cortona Flats but they are all out of my size!


Natural Gray Delancey Ballerina CNX Sneaker .   Don’t these look so comfy?? I need shoes I can move in! I picture wearing these with jeans or a skirt on the weekends.


Miles Akita Mid Leather Boot.  Last year I bought two pairs of keen boot, and I love them. I wear them constantly in the winter.  So warm! And after one season of winter they still look great! It kinda makes me want it to turn cold so I can dig them out of my closet again! I wear them with skirts and dresses to the office and with jeans at home. LOVE keen boots!


My boys have been wearing their Keen sandals all summer long!

And I love these shoes for my Zooey!


Zulily will only have these products for a limited time! Sizes and styles do sell out. So if you love Keen as much as I do – go grab them while you can because they are listed for a great price!


What’s on your wish list these days??

Want to see past Wish Lists? Check them out here!

*Note:  links above are through Zulily.com. I earn credit for referring friends.

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Project Life 2014 | Week 28

Week 28 | July 7, 2014 – July 13, 2014


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    • I print my photos using the Printicular app on my iPhone – use the code MEAM at checkout and get 30% off your order!  Awesome! Thank you Printicular! 
    • I used a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point  pen for all  writing

Supplies used (click on image for more information):


July Studio Calico Project Life Kit



Everyday Rituals  July Kit



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7.21.14 | Hello Monday

  (image above via Pinterest) Hello Monday! Hello birthday craziness! Right now we are in the middle of celebrating Owen’s Birthday and Dimitri’s Birthday.  They are only a week a part! Owen’s was last Monday, but he had his party … Continue reading

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7.18.14 | Happy Friday

(image above via pinterest) Happy Friday!  Here are some photos I took along the way this week! Owen’s 8th birthday was Monday! We started the day with donuts and signing Happy Birthday.  He decided he want to take the day … Continue reading

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7.17.14 | Pinspiration

Here are a few things I am pinning lately: I don’t know if it is the cooler weather this July – but I have been pinning some fall outfits.   Words of wisdom:   Cute, cute puppies! I want one! … Continue reading

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7.16.14 | I’ve Been

I’ve Been: Loving this cool July that we are having Dreaming about future goals and plans and how to get there when I seem so far away Buying school supplies for the boys Setting my fall photography session dates Amazed that … Continue reading

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Project Life 2014 | Week 27

Week 27 | June 30, 2014 – July 6, 2014   This is a rather large week in my Project Life.  It’s the week of 4th of July! So lots going on, a road trip, friends & family.  Some of … Continue reading

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7.14.14 | Hello Monday

(image above via Pinterest) Hello Monday!  Hello to lots of coughing and sneezing around here.  Hello to Dimitri on a camping trip all weekend and me flying solo with the trio. Hello to pool time.  Hello to friend time.  Hello … Continue reading

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