"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day trip to The California Academy of Sciences

My mom is visiting and it has been a fun filled week. 

We let the boys skip school today to take her to The California Academy Of Sciences in San Francisco. 
Hey, it was totally educational!

One of my favorite exhibits was the rain forest. 
There were butterflies fluttering everywhere and they were beautiful!

Downstairs was the aquarium with some massive fish!

Deacon really enjoyed the touch tank.

The jelly fish were so graceful and pretty.

The albino alligator was really unusual cool looking. He never left his heated rock.

Me and my mommy on the roof that is actually a garden.

  The Matteri clan.

Can you tell how much the boys like their pictures taken? It's like pulling teeth!

Fun, fun day and a blessing to be able to spend it with my mom!

Blessings, Nicole

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend in Palm Springs

We were truly blessed to be able to spend a weekend away in Palm Springs. 

We actually WON this trip from my hubbies work!

My wonderful in-laws held down the fort here so Kevin and I could have an amazing kid free weekend!

Very blessed indeed! 

I think God knew Kevin and I needed this time together after a few very stressful months.

Here is what we did...

Our super cute condo. Doesn't look like much on the outside but is was really nice inside.
We slept on the top floor with the balcony doors opened all night listening to the chirps of crickets and the flowing fountain outside. So lovely!

The landscaping was very beautiful! We spotted lots of birds and even some bunnies.

I made Kevin strike a silly pose under Marilyn. LOVE it!

We hit up the local outdoor market. There was a ton of handmade goodies, fresh produce, entertainment and yummy local fare.

This lovely rotisserie of various meats caught my eye.YUM!

Speaking of meat.... just kidding! 
This fella was one of the local talents, not sure what his talent actually was, but he was cute.

 This guy was another entertainer that we enjoyed. Talk about multitasking!

 The next day we rode the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway up the cliffs of Chino Canyon.

It is actually the worlds largest rotating tram. I have never been on a rotating tram before, it was really neat to be able to see various views in one ride.

I am sure grateful I'm not scared of heights because it was crazy high!

The view on top was truly amazing.

For our night out we went to the "famous" Melvyns for dinner. 

Apparently it's where all the celebs go in Palm Springs.

I couldn't resist asking the waiter about any recent celebrity sightings and he informed me the previous week he waited on Tori Spelling! 

It was super romantic and the food was amazing! 

This may have been my favorite part of the trip, relaxing poolside.

It made me feel better to know anyone currently having or who have had active diarrhea was NOT allowed in the pool....LOL!

The landscape was pretty in it's own desert way. Lot's of cacti and palm trees of course.

 So nice to be  able to relax and enjoy each others company.

Lot's of great memories made!

Blessings, Nicole

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Life Lately.

Deacon cleaning dog poop fully equipped with gas mask. Made me laugh till my tummy hurt.

I cant get enough of this stuff! When it goes on sale I buy a whole case. It totally grosses my hubby out that I drink tea from a fungus. ;)

My latest Goodwill score. A silk Anthroplogie dress for $2! LOVELY!
Appearing on my what I wore post asap!

Reading this book again. I love all her books. Redeeming Love is my absolute favorite!

Blessings, Nicole

What I wore...these are a few of my favorite things.

Fedora thrifted, top Target, eyelet shorts Cynthia Rowley  TJ Maxx, wedges from some online retailer I cant remember (super cheep), bracelets are actually a headband from Old Navy.
I really loved this outfit because it  had a few of my favorite things.....fedora, eyelet, polka dots, wedges.

And  I rocked those wedges all day long and my feet were totally happy. 

That's why wedges are one of my favorite things!

New bird dress LOVE! From Khols. Jean jacket old AE Outfitters, belt worn backwards Ebay, boots Born thrifted.

More favorite things.... birds, high low hems, booties.

What are your favorite things to wear?

Have a blessed week everyone!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Follow me on Bloglovin!

You all know Google Reader is going bye, bye....So, I added a cute little button for you all to follow me on Bloglovin!

See it's right there --------->

What'cha waiting for?!

What I Wore...... little critter printed dress.

Sweater Anthro, dress Urban Outfitters via Goodwill, leggings thrifted, boots Steve Madden,  headband Old Navy.
 I love this dress, it's covered with little critters like deer, squirrels and my fav BIRDS!

I am totally obsessed with the quirky print trend right now! 

What trends are you loving?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

What I Wore.....when it rained.

Tee J crew from Goodwill, jacket Candies Goodwill, polka dot pants Old Navy, boots  Tommy Hilfiger Ebay, scarf thrifted, purse Marc Jacobs gift from my man.
Funny story about these boots. I was at a fast food restaurant and this guy came up to me and said his wife would love my boots. I told him the brand and I got them off Ebay. He quickly looked it up on his phone and ordered them for right then and there! I told him to surprise her. I thought it was super sweet.

Linking up here: watch out for the woestmans

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My Greatest Hits

Basketball Boys

Go number 3!

Deacon watching brothers game.

Caleb played great defence!

He is a little vertically challenged like mom. :)

Deacon passing.

Mom stop taking pictures!

A fun weekend with both Boys having a basketball game.

Love cheering them on!

Have a great Sunday!

Blessings, Nicole

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Life Lately

 Loving this color from Essie, Tart Deco.
The perfect coral color!

In a tea mood lately. 
Found these at Trader Joe's, they sounded so yummy!

Trying new hair styles. 
Made a simple braided headband.

Both The Boys lost a tooth this week.
The Tooth Fairy has been busy!