Sunday, February 2, 2014

{pre-valentines day fun & our weekend}

So I know Valentine's Day is still about 2 weeks away, but I love this holiday! A holiday all about love and kindness. My cup of tea! My mother has literally every cookie cutter ever made & so I stole some V-Day ones from her. We love the same things obviously. I plan on making pancakes and cookies and possibly sandwiches with these. This weekend was just a precursor to the holiday fun!

Saturday, since Mike went into work Landon and I cleaned.  Well I cleaned and Landon messed up everything immediately mommies know how that goes, am I right? I took this pic while I was showing him how mama blows bubbles. His reaction was classic! He tried it too...with slobber. 

 We had breakfast at my grandpas with my mom, brother and his girlfriend {love her!} and then I snuck out and braved the cold to head to BabyGap and get all the cutest things for and extra 50% off! And a couple presents for some parties that we had coming up at Target. Did you know Target now sells paper straws, like a lot of them in every color of the rainbow! They are over by the bags and cards & party supplies for $2-3 a bag! I tried to find a reason why I needed the gold and silver striped but I could see my husband on my shoulder asking me why I keep buying straws. So I settled for the black polka dot! 

Sarurday evening, we went to a little 'sip and see' for our friends whose sweet daughter Willa June arrived earlier this month.  It was a good time and we were ready for bed once we got home!

On Sunday, it was a slow rising, stay in your jams and cuddle all mornin kind of day. I'm sure you have those every now and then. We wake up so early over here that, we got to cuddle for a couple of hours before we had anything to do.  It was a major cleaning day for us, but I feel like every day is when you are trying to sell your house with a toddler. Typically Landon is fine with chillin' in his crib {literally} with his toys and books and this day it was just his stuffed animals, so while we were cleaning, we peeked in. He was having a serious conversation with Mr. Sheep, I think it was something about a choo choo and a nana....

Regardless, it was super cute! Made me smile. 

While cleaning, I decided to make some festive cinnamon rolls for my guys! They turned out adorable and I got to use my moms XO and hearts cookie cutters! 

We went to our friends daughters birthday party after that. Sunday night, well you all know what that was! SUPER BOWL! This crazy kid was super busy at the party and kept walking around with a bucket on his head. Yup, that's our boy! 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

{playroom ideas}

Lately, I am so excited to put a playroom together. We don't quite have a house yet {or our house quite sold, for that matter} but I think the idea of a room where creativity and imagination can bloom in your little ones is never a bad idea!

In my eyes, {and I'm sure Landon's} there are 4 requirements for a successful playroom:

1. A tee-pee - To play make believe and to read in.  Maybe have a sleepover or two in....
2. A chalkboard wall - Of course and for obvious reasons! What kid doesn't like coloring with chalk?
3. A table to color and play cars on - Ours is from Ikea but there are tons of cute options out there.  I dipped the legs myself, it didn't come that way {see my picture in the inspiration board below}
4. Books - Lots and lots of books! Books on shelves on the wall! We have no shortage of books at our house!

I have a pretty good idea of what this room looks like in my mind so I just needed to get it onto a little inspiration board! While it's snowy out today, and while my babe naps I decided to make myself an iced coffee and put a quick one together! Maybe it will make up for the Favorites Friday post that I neglected to do yesterday ;)

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P.S. I got an email for an additional 50% off of all sale at Gap today if you can brave the weather. Don't mind if I do !