July 28, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

We had a successful weekend trip to Green Front Furniture. The good news is we found a great couch, the bad news is it arrives in 8-10 weeks. Enter my mom's carpet and upholstery cleaner, I machine washed all the cushion covers on our old couch and did my best to clean the rest of it with the cleaner. It looks pretty good and will definitely work for the next 8-10 weeks. We also found a sisal rug at Green Front for $90 which I am super excited about!

I was a little overwhelmed with all the options for couches. Michael wanted to go with this one.

We ultimately decided on this one. ;) Although we selected a slightly darker khaki color and different throw pillows but you get the idea on the style.

Here goes with this week's menu planner....

Monday - Turkey Burgers, Homemade Fries

Tuesday - Sirloin Steaks, Sauteed Zucchini with Mint, Basil & Pine Nuts

Wednesday - Taco Salad with Grilled Chicken

Thursday - Keep It Clean Tilapia, White Bean Salad with Zucchini & Parmesan

July 25, 2014

Life Lately

We have had quite a busy summer. We sold our house, moved into a tiny apartment, bought a new house, celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Mexico and are now unpacking and getting settled in our home. It is a slow process but is coming together.

Here are some pictures from our trip. Our friends, Shep and Micah, traveled with us. They were both in our wedding and it was fun to share the celebration with them. We had a blast. Our resort was amazing...I highly recommend El Dorado Casitas Royale.

Camille and Clyde stayed with Michael's parents during the trip and had a whirlwind week visiting the aquarium, the zoo and a water park just to name a few of the many activities. They also had a blast! We can't thank Moe and Neena enough for entertaining them while we traveled.

We love our house but we have a lot of work still to do. My mom and sisters have been also a huge help to us this summer. We lived with my mom briefly and she entertained the kids, cared for our cat and much more. My sister, Kate had us for dinner many times during our apartment stay and has watched C and C more times than I can mention. And last but certainly not least....huge thank you to my other sister, Anne Hunter of H2 Interior Design who helped me select and coordinate my carpet and hardwood floor installation. I am so in love with this runner....

Ignore the wall color! That is first to be changed. 

Stay tuned for a house post soon. There is lots of painting and refinishing of furniture to be done. I will try to document and blog about as we make progress. First up, Green Front Furniture tomorrow to look for a couch, some chairs, maybe a rug! We will see. Happy weekend!

July 6, 2014

Beach Tour

Camille, Clyde and I spent the last nine days at the beach! It was tons of fun. Michael popped in on the weekends and we were able to spend time with both sides of the family! My twin sisters birthday is on the 4th and we rarely get to all celebrate it together. Here is a recap of our trip in pictures.

Back to reality! We are beginning our move this week. First trip to the storage unit was today for boxes....thrilled to get out of this apartment!

June 25, 2014

Sofa Shopping

We have this yellow couch that we bought close to 10 years ago when we were first married. It has barely survived life with Camille and Clyde. It has to go.

Now I have to figure out what to get next. I love the idea of a slip cover that can be washed in case of spills. In theory, C and C are older and won't make as big of a mess and/or we won't let them eat on this couch but just in case!

Anyone out there have a very kid friendly couch that they love and want to suggest!

I just started browsing and have come up with a few options.

Home Decorators Collection

Leather is certainly very wipe-able but I just don't know if I can do it!
Ballard Designs

Crate and Barrel
I like the look of this one but I have sofas without skirts like this for the basement in our new house. I was always moving and collecting dust and other items from under there. Any suggestions?

June 23, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

After a client closing on this beautiful home on Friday, we skipped town again for Sandbridge. Made it just in time for a boat ride and happy hour at the Baja!

Here goes with this week's menu planner...

Monday - Out to dinner

Tuesday - Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables

Wednesday - Honey Lime Chicken with Coconut-Black Bean Rice

Thursday Chicken Piccata, Red Potatoes, Squash & Zucchini (carryover from last week)

June 16, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Another weekend on the water....Camille graduated from Sailing Camp and we celebrated Moe's Birthday and Father's Day. So grateful for Michael who is a wonderful husband and father to Camille and Clyde! I also feel very lucky that C and C have such a hands-on and loving grandfather, Moe! Missing my dad this Father's Day and always.

Happy Birthday & Father's Day to Moe! New Bike! 


Camille's coaches and graduation from Opti Kids! 

This week is a busy one with two closings, swimming lessons for Clyde and the start of pre-team for Camille!

Monday - Southwest Sausage & Rice

Tuesday - Grilled Chicken Caesar

Wednesday - Chicken Piccata, Red Potatoes, Zucchini & Squash

Thursday - Chopped Mexican Salad

June 9, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Since living in our apartment, we have been skipping town as often as possible! 

Michael's parents generously offered to send Camille and her cousin, Sam to sailing camp at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Last weekend was the first two days of the camp and they had a blast! 

Clyde and Paige occupied their time like this....

Here goes with this week's menu planner....I am short two meals...suggestions welcome! Help! 

Monday - Ground Turkey Tacos

Tuesday - Salmon & Guacamole Sandwiches, Homemade French Fries

Thursday - ?????

Friday - ?????