Monthly Archives: March 2015

friday faves on a monday…


1.) Pretty sure Chase would not want me plugging him here in my little corner of the world. But my goodness…I am SO impressed by this cousin of Steve’s I have only heard about (and maybe met a long time ago). The whole family can sing, play instruments, you name it. I want them to be my neighbors. The girls and Landon were captivated by his piano playing. (ok, I admit–I was too) We tried our best to bring him to central Kansas–but I don’t think we got anywhere. Landon has been asking me about different chords on the piano ever since the visit. I am hoping maybe that same gene is in him too! 😉

2.) Texas cousins–maybe made a bigger impact on the kids than anything else?

Too bad we didn’t get more pics.

3.)  Track workouts at the hotel. I know this was a fave of the girls’.  (Smile)  But seriously, how perfect to have a quarter mile track on the outside but surrounded and protected by the hotel complex.  Those track workouts were meant to be!

4.) Babe’s.  If you’re ever in North Texas, you have to stop. We’ve been there once before about 3 years ago and the kids begged to stop there this round too.  A perfect ending to the weekend…


FLASH! (everyone’s Friday fave!)


Here it is….lots of exciting in store for your next few weeks in Mary & Martha.  And first up–everyone’s Friday fave—a FLASH SALE!!!


Here are the deets.  Contact me for free shipping if local…

The set price is crazy good—because you know what?  That breakfast tray is HUGE and can be used for so much.  It’s normal price?  $70.  On sale for $20—what?????   And combine in the set?  Well…sweet, is all I can say about that.



Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings, birthdays, Christmas…

Contact me to order OR through my website.  Will link in Facebook comments or feel free to email me.

Friday faves…spring break edition



1.) Game Nights–Apples to Apples is pretty funny. We are not huge board game people–but every once in awhile we can convince 6 people to gather around for a game. Every once in awhile… Let it be known, this makes the youngest two of our family VERY happy.

2.) Movie Nights–TopGun. So we had to introduce the kids to a classic in our time. And then we realized we needed to censor much more than we thought. My girls wanting to see movies because of the “guy” –well…I once again, can relate. Tom Cruise may or may not have been the reason I loved this movie so much when I was in high school…
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3.) Family Dinner Nights. Shopping with my girls also helped me to realize the effectiveness of shopping solo. By the time it was said and done, we were making P.F. Chang's in our own home. Steve commented "and think how much cheaper this is than going out". I'm not so sure.


4.) Building forts. Complete with a mattress out in the middle of a field.



5.) The Tiered Server from Mary & Martha is my new FAVE!! I am loving a place to put my fruit!



the birds are pumped!


Know what this means? The process of saying goodbye boots. It’s hard for me. It really is. But boots and 80 degrees feels funny to me. But so does March and flip flops. Oh the struggle! It is much like the same as it is as we step into October. How I love we get all of the seasons where we live…

As we walked early this morning you could hear the birds chirping and you know spring is in the air. Steve said “the birds are pumped!” And so am I. The ending of basketball is always the first sign of spring. And we LOVE it when the beginning of spring is extended a week because of a state basketball trip!! What an awesome week we had!


Awesome that these sophomores and freshman got a taste. You know what a taste of something sweet will do?



So spring is here. And I have a blank canvas to start the week…


Goodbye boots. Goodbye winter decor.
Hello spring!!

You’ll never forget.



Going to state. Not everyone gets this opportunity. It’s special. It’s exciting. It’s something these girls will always remember. I know. I haven’t forgotten. (I was the one on the bench literally praying I wouldn’t have to go in!!) Steve hasn’t forgotten. If you get to experience this–it is a big deal. And something the girls will talk about when their own kids are playing.


This town knows how to rally. How to get behind and support. It’s a pretty awesome thing to see.

Kourtney was pretty impressed and a bit jealous as we packed gift bags for her sisters.
I can not even say how much I love that these girls are there together. What a sweet, sweet gift. And for Kourt? She has an opportunity coming in just a few years. She could be going to state with her sister too. I would love to pack bags for sisters for the next 4 years. And after that? A brother and a sister!! 😉