Friday {5/9/14}

Happy Friday y’all!

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! We’re getting ready to celebrate Whitney (Matt’s sister) as she graduates from graduate school as well as Mother’s Day! Woohoo! Here are a few highlights from this last week –

ONE. We got to go to the beach last weekend and  saw a gorgeous sunset on Friday night after dinner.

Sunset OIB

TWO. Trixie got to play in the water and she LOVED it!
Trixie Jumping

THREE. Saturday night we made a delicious dinner at the beach complete with chocolate mousse for dessert!


FOUR. I had training on Monday and Tuesday and during the breaks, I doodled some laurels. The April content Hopeologie included a tutorial from The Nester on how to draw laurels and I audibly squealed when she commented on my instagram post.



FIVE. I finally got to post here about our green kitchen and the progress we’ve made!

Kitchen Makeover Progress -

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! We’re going to get to celebrate Whitney’s graduation tonight and tomorrow and then Mother’s Day on Sunday! Hooray! 🙂

And a very happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful Mom. You are the most selfless, caring, wonderful Mom and I”m so blessed to get to be your daughter. I’m sorry that we won’t be there to celebrate you, but we’ll make up for it when we’re there in less than two weeks – yay!



I’m linking up with Lauren for High Five for Friday, with Diary of a Real Housewife for Friday Favorites, and with the girls of Five on Friday (DarciAprilChristina, and Natasha)! :-)  You can see my other Friday posts here.

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  • Yuko @ northfield gate

    Okay, I’m drooling all over your pictures, I mean the sunset and the chocolate mousse ones. It’s my dream to live near a beach and you can never go wrong with anything chocolate! What a fun weekend you had. Looking forward to your next Friday post 🙂