Monday, August 18, 2014

8th Grade - 2014

My baby girl had a BIG day today! Not only did she start 8th grade, but she started it at a brand new, gigantic public school!
I thought her heart was going to beat right out of her chest this morning...she was SO nervous! But it didn't, and she came to the car this afternoon with a smile in her face. She likes most of her teachers, saw some familiar faces in the halls and even made a new friend. I'm so excited for her. I know this year is going to be awesome!! 

Isn't she adorable?!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Smart Ride 2014

Hello, friends! I am super excited to write this blog post.
If you don't know me personally, you may not know that I have a pretty amazing fiancé. His name is Avel and he is a top notch guy! Just one of the MANY awesome things he does is cycling. He's been a cyclist almost his entire life. He rides some seriously long rides...just for fun! I can't even imagine how hard that is, but he loves it and it keeps him healthy & sane. He's even recently introduced his son to the sport, and riding together makes him extremely happy. It's great to see them bonding over this.

In November Avel will be taking his love of cycling and using it to raise money for others. He will be participating in the Smart Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride). It is a 165 mile ride from Miami to Key West. The event raises money that will be given to AIDS Service Organizations and directed to prevention, education and direct services. You can read more about this amazing organization on their website. Please take a few moments to read his HOMEPAGE and consider donating to help Avel reach his goal.
Please share this post with anyone you'd like, the more donations Avel gets the better! You can leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to send him encouragement too! Thanks!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Threadless Community Is Amazing

You guys! Once again the Threadless community comes together to support one of their own. Adam White, aka CRAZEONE is a very talented young man who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and paresthesias diagnosis. In order to help him offset some of the medical expenses the Threadless community is doing several things to help.

30 artists have made shirts for just for the MADE shop on Threadless. 100% of  those sales goes to Adam! They are all so great...get one, right now for yourself & all your friends!

If you're looking for something that's not a t-shirt check out the shop. Buy something amazing and help support Adam.

Want to just donate directly? You can do that here.

Do something good, get something good. xoxox

This post has been cross posted.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Found On My Phone

These are some outtakes I found in my camera roll from this week. They made me chuckle.

Skye thought my hair looked crazy, so she offered to fix it before our photo.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Sneak Peek

Our engagement photos are in!! I'm so excited, I had to share with you all!
Here's a tiny sneak peek.

Thank to Kalia, of Kalia Lily Photography for making the shoot so fun! She is the best.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

I have to say, this Mother's Day was quite lovely.
I even got in a half hour nap!

 Cake, handmade with love, by the kiddo.

 This guy went above & beyond to make everything special for me. He is THE BEST!

 All the kids & grand kids with the Matriarch.

 Mom, Dad, Little Bro & Me.

The reason I get presents on Mother's Day - Love her!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

It's been a heck of a week! Here's my weekly wrap up in photos.

Sunday was perfectly lovely. Avel & I had our Engagement photos shot by the very talented Kalia, of Kalia Lily Photography. We spent a few hours down on Palm Beach when the light was "just" perfect. I can't wait to see the results!

Monday I had a mandatory Real Estate class for our local Realtor Association. It was interesting, for the most part. One exciting thing was that Congressman Patrick Murphy stopped by and said a few words to all of us. Now, I'm probably THE most non-political person you'll ever meet. I don't enjoy anything about politics. I hate when people start talking about it, etc. However, I CAN appreciate a good looking politician as well as anyone else. Might I say, Mr. Murphy is quite the looker! hahahaha! I have no idea what he was talking about, but his eyes were like dreamy pools of loveliness ;)

Tuesday I had Jury Duty. It was NOT my favorite day. This was my 4th time being called in for my civic duty, in my lifetime. I feel like that's a lot of times for someone my age. I went in a 8 am and finally got released at 4 pm! It was actually the first time I've ever made it through almost the entire process. I was questioned about a LOT of stuff, met a new friend (due to sitting next to each other the ENTIRE day), and got a better sense of how the court systems work. I was happy to finally be released. I don't think I would make for an ideal juror. It's too much pressure and my attention span really can't handle it!

View from the 10th floor of the courthouse

Palm Beach County Courthouse

View from the 10th floor of the courthouse.
By Wednesday the hectic-ness of it all was starting to get to me! The kid was making me crazy, my 9-5 gig was WAY too busy, especially because I had missed Monday & Tuesday. Things were CRAZY! I had to take a little detour to the beach for an hour, just to calm myself.

Thursday & Friday were total blurs! I don't even remember what happen! But it doesn't matter because NOW it's officially the weekend! I'm looking forward to "hopefully" having a few moments of calmness this weekend. Maybe I can even sneak in a nap! Happy weekend, lovies! xoxo