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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow Much Fun!

Snow Days are the BEST!
We received about 2 inches of snow yesterday!
Don't get me wrong...I am so ready for
but the snow is really beautiful.
 This was so least for me anyway.
I guess I just didn't believe it because the weather
peeps don't always get it right.
When I realized it was gonna happen we got dressed and rushed to the grocery store for milk!

 We were only gone a little while and by the time we got back home the ground was covered.

 This crowd was ready for 

 Round 2 of Snow Cream. 

Bailey had her B.F.F. Emma spend the night.
They are enjoying grilled cheese sandwiches.

 Bailey and Emma were up bright and early this morning, but that didn't last long.
Bailey laid down on the couch and she was out!

Enough snow...let's fast forward to Spring.
This past weekend the hubby and I enjoyed a
date nite!
 Here we are just before we headed out to dinner and a movie.

 On Saturday morning Bailey and I did a little

 She had a blast helping in the kitchen and then had 
more fun pretending to have her own bakery.
She took tons of orders!

 Saturday afternoon I finally showered and got dressed!


 Madison and Landon went to the Miss Neuse Pageant
Saturday night.
Congratulations to 
Sumer Smith 
on her WIN!!!

Madison made cupcakes and she sent me 
this snapchat of Bailey with hers.
Too Cute!

Happy Wednesday!
April :)

Keep up with me everyday!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Favorites: Life Lately

Happy Friday!
I'm linking up today with
Erika, Narci & Andrea for my
Friday Favorites.

I'm a little late at posting our Valentine's Fun, but 
here you go!
 Bailey had a class party last Friday to celebrate
I enjoyed seeing how excited she was over her cards & candy.  Bailey's school recently purchased Ipads for all of the students.  She enjoys using them in class.  They even have this station that stores and charges all of the ipads.
 Madison got an Itunes gift card and money.

 Bailey got a yoga outfit for her 
American Girl Doll.

Madison had a date.  Landon surprised her with 
dinner and a movie.

Yes, I'm a Bachelor Fan!
If you follow me on Instagram then you've seen this.

Sean's book,
For the Right Reasons 
is a great read!
Absolutely love how he has used his new found fame
to win others to Jesus.
Click HERE for Sean's new book.

On Tuesday I shared this Prom-posal from Landon to Madison and I also shared how my hubby proposed to me.
If you missed Tuesday's post Click HERE.
 How sweet is this?!
It was just too great not to mention again!

Madison is ready to go prom dress shopping!

This seriously cracks me up!!!
We've been expecting sleet and freezing rain and this is exactly what happens when the word snow or sleet is mentioned in N.C.
Sunday afternoon we couldn't believe that salt was
already put out on the highway and nothing was 
expected until Monday evening.
Monday night we received sleet and freezing rain so
NO SCHOOL.  Kids were out of school on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bailey and her B.F.F. Emma were thrilled as you can see with their hot cocoa and icicles.
It wasn't much fun to play in, but it was nice to have some down time with my girls.

I'm in love with my new bracelet recommended
by the one and only

Let's Shop!

I found this Geo Knit Cape and love it!
Click HERE for cape.

This blanket coat by Sun & Shadow looks so comfy.
Click HERE for coat.

Super cute stripe shift dress from Old Navy.
This would look great with some converses.
Click HERE for dress.

This top would be a great transitional piece for spring.
Click HERE for top.

That's it for today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Keep up with me everyday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Show and Tell Tuesdays: Engagement

I was so excited for today... 
It's Show and Tell Tuesday!

I am linking up with Andrea over at
momfessionals.  She always hosts the best
link ups.  
Thanks Andrea!

Today we are telling how we met or got engaged to our significant other and I think my story is pretty here goes!

 I actually met my husband at the beach and came to find out we didn't live that far from each other back at home.  Several friends recommended him to me and insisted he would be a good catch. 
Well, they were all right!
We were introduced to each other and shortly began dating. We found out early we had a lot in common and trusted and believed in the same faith and values. 
Most importantly he was super sweet and loving to my daughter, Madison which made me love him even more.  He was always thoughtful and made sure to include her in everything we did.
We spent many weekends at the beach out on the boat enjoying the summer sun.  One Saturday we were doing just that and happened to find a beautiful
Sand Dollar.  This instantly became a hobby looking and searching for the perfect sand dollar.  On the N.C. coast they are very common, but most always once washed up to shore they are broken.
We couldn't believe our luck!

One Saturday(August 21, 2004 to be exact) after we had been dating about a year; we were looking for sand dollars on an island and I was so excited when I found this one...
 I couldn't believe my eyes when I picked it up...
 there was a beautiful proposal on it
and a beautiful diamond ring to go along with it!

Don't you just love the DANGER sign
in the background.
This island has large dunes that are marked off
for military training.
He proposed with one of the sand dollars we had found a few weeks before.  Written on it was,
"Will you marry me? I heart you!"
It was hidden in his pocket and when I wasn't looking he tossed it out for me to find.

We now have this shadow box in our home as 
a wonderful reminder of our special day.

We were married on October 1, 2004.

Now over 10 years later we still love going to the beach and making lots 
of memories.
I am so thankful for my sweet hubby, Gene.
He is a wonderful man that I am blessed
to call mine.

While we are discussing proposals...
the big hype now with the younger generation is something 
Guys go all out asking their date to the prom. 

Madison received a "Prom-posal" this weekend.
It was so sweet.
Check out the video below.

He chose to do it during the Sunday night youth service and it looks like he had a few people in on it.
Love the fact he chose to ask her with a
volleyball and that he did it at church!
Madison was so surprised.
I guess we will be prom dress shopping in our
very near future!

Thanks for stopping by.
Keep up with me everyday!

April :)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Favorites

 Happy Friday!
I'm linking up today with
for my Friday Favorites.

I'm trying to soak up as much of this girl as I can!
In less than 4 months she will get her license...
Praying for God to keep her safe.

Some days just aren't easy!
Seriously...what happened in her sleep for her
to wake up with her hair looking like this???

After church selfie with my girls!
I love them so much!

Just recently added this new 
Spring bracelet to the 

 My Nordstrom Sale Picks
This Blanket Coat looks so comfy and 
is now on sale.
CLICK HERE for coat.

These Kendra Scott large oval earrings
are at a serious steal!
CLICK HERE for earrings.

Great price on these Zella leggings!
CLICK HERE for leggings.

That's it for today!
Thanks for stopping by!

April :)

Keep up with me everyday.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Favorites:

Hello Friends!
I'm linking up today with
Andrea, Erika and Narci for my usual
Friday Favorites.

 McDonald's strawberry creme pie and 
an ice cream cone for an afternoon snack...
Oh well, it was delcious!

Madison went shopping with a friend and found some
cute things.  She loves fashion just as much as I do.
Jeans: Click Here
Converses: Click Here
Leather Jacket: Similar Here

Sunday during church Madison and Bailey were writing on a little chalkboard.
Madison wrote this and gave it to Bailey.
I am so blessed to have these 2 girls that
love each other so much.

There's never a dull moment when this chick
is around.  We were getting supplies for church while she rode on the end of the cart.

I'm so excited to share with you a 
new and wonderful blog that my niece, Taylor has 
She is on fire for GOD and
has started her own blog to spread HIS good news.
Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Fridays just aren't fun without a little shopping!
Click on pics for more info.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to keep up with me everyday

Monday, February 2, 2015

Pin-spired: Blue and Leopard

Let's get 
I'm linking up today with

Happy February Fashionistas!
Pinterest is always a great place to search for
outfit ideas.
For pin info: click here
I'm always wearing leopard print some way or another whether it's
shoes, pants, pocket book, shirt or scarf...
Leopard print is a NEUTRAL!!!
I love leopard paired with a solid color.
Thanks to pinterest for the above outfit inspiration.
Here's my take...

Blue Sweater Similar Here
Leopard Print Button Up Similar Here
Skinny Jeans Click Here
Tory Burch Flats Click Here
Necklace Similar Here
Blue Wrapped Statement Bracelet Click HERE

How about that SUPERBOWL...what a game!!!
I didn't really start paying attention until the fight, but
way to go PATRIOTS!!!

If you missed my Friday Favorites be sure to CLICK HERE.

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Happy Monday!