Monday, April 29, 2013

hello monday|fifteen

hello monday mugshots.  One of my favorite things about Monday mornings is that Marco and I both have that day off.  This means that once the kids are dropped off for school, we have the rest of the day to ourselves. Our weekends are always so busy with working at church, that this comes as a great break for us.  He usually makes breakfast for us too and that's always a plus.  Pictured here is a new mug that I picked up while out thrifting.  I have been obsessed with the turquoise blue for quite a while now. I love the shape of the mug and that's always just as important!
hello CST testing. My 8th grader and my 2nd grader will both have to endure the state testing this week.  I've heard that there's lots of controversy over all these state tests... I just know I need to get up a little earlier on these days 'cause the girls want a hot breakfast to be ready for testing. ;)
hello dark chocolate caramel with black sea salt bar. At first I was just standing there in line at Trader Joe's and then... I don't know how it got in my basket. I don't know... hehe.
hello New Doodle Class. I am so excited about this little on-line class I am taking by Stephanie Ackerman. It is my opinion that we have very similar handwriting styles and even a shared love for red hearts. I can't wait to pick up new tips for my doodles and art journaling.
hello dinner with the mom and pop in-law.  They are coming over for dinner tonight and I have 2 yummy chickens in the oven that have been roasting super slow. I also prepped a bunch of yummy sides and a big 'ole salad.
hello may day.  May already? Wow. Seriously, things need to slow down a bit so I can catch up.  Picked up these potted Sun Stars for my mom-in-law.  Thought they looked really May Day-ish.
hello birchbox subscription.  So I've been wanting to try this for a while. It is a monthly subscription where they send you a bunch of goodies for $10.  There's usually a theme that goes with it and so far, I've liked what I received.  I also feel that - so far - it's been worth the $10 (that's including the shipping).  It's a fun way to try out new products for the skin, hair, body, make-up, etc. I like that I get to try out new perfumes since I've really been out of the loop with those.
On top of all of these products, I also got a one year paid subscription for Women's Health magazine. Love that!

I am looking forward to possibly getting some rest this week.  I've been under the weather and even lost my voice.  I had several etsy orders that all came in at once.  Those have all been sent/or delivered and I am so glad.

So there you go. hello monday and new beginnings.

Inspired by my friend, Lee at Embrace Life, Hello Monday provides a peek into the coming week - in all its glory. Join us and Lisa for the Hello Monday fun.

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." 
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Ahhh you're doing the birchbox! I want to do that. I love weleda lotions,its made in Germany. Let me know what stuff you get and if anything is amazing

  2. I love my birchbox and so does Rick!!!!

  3. Yeah, that bar of chocolate definitely jumped in your basket!! It looks so yummy!
    Get some rest and take care of yourself. You don't want to be sick with the upcoming graduations and all that....


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