Saturday, June 30, 2012

Project 365: June

I absolutely can't believe it's the end of June already! I know these Project 365 posts probably aren't the most interesting since I've posted most of the pictures on here before, but I love having these posts to look back on.

June 1 - Found these Lilly Pulitzer animal crackers tonight at Target!

June 2 - Went to dinner at Newport and walked across the Purple People Bridge!

June 3 - Lunch with the family today!

June 4 -  Made homemade chocolate cupcakes with mint buttercream frosting. So yum!

June 5 -  Went downtown with Mom today :)

June 6 -  Went to the Zoo today!

June 7 -  Had a laid-back, relaxing day!

June 8 - Perfect night for Cabana!

June 9 - Seton cake pops!

June 10 - Lunch at Bayley again today!

June 11 -  Got my laptop back today!

June 12 -  Let Porter out today. He's so cute!

June 13 -  Cabana for lunch with Mom

June 14 -  Cupcakes from Erin for watching Porter

June 15 - Gatlinburg: Day 1

June 16 - Gatlinburg: Day 2

June 17 - Gatlinburg: Day 3

June 18 - Gatlinburg/Knoxville/Cincinnati: Day 4

June 19 - :)

June 20 - Birthday Cake Orange Leaf. My favorite!

June 21 - Rita's twice in one week. Love it!

June 22 - Homearama!

June 23 - Mall night!

June 24 - I could get used to these laid-back nothing to do days!

June 25 - First swim day of the year!

June 26 - Zip Dip this afternoon!

June 27 - My Lego creation while babysitting Hannah and Brandon today.

June 28 - Easton day. Wahooo!

June 29 - Never thought a person could be excited about a $20 bottle of vanilla extract, but I am!

June 30 - Went to dinner and Graeter's with Morgan and Danielle tonight. So fun!

I think it's been a pretty fabulous June!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I had the absolute perfect day today, and I wanted to post about it before I went to bed :)

My Mom and I went up to Easton today. We usually go at least once a year (here's last year's post on it!), and we love to go in the summer. It's just the neatest outdoor shopping place ever. I wish we had one in Cincinnati because I would basically live there - ha!

We got there around 11:30 and went straight to get something to eat. We decided on Five Guys, but as we were walking around later we found a bunch of cute new restaurants that we wished we would have tried. There's always next year though.....

I love the atmosphere and stores they have! They do have some really upscale shops like Burberry, but they have a lot of fun and less expensive stores too. Pretty much something for everyone!

My mom and I had a successful trip too. We found a bunch of good things, especially some new makeup! Now I think I've got my Mom obsessed with trying new makeup too :)

The thing I was most excited about getting though was the book, Cupcake Diaries. It's written by Katherine and Sophie - the owners of Georgetown Cupcake. It's got recipes too, so I'm planning on trying out the Red Velvet recipe for a 4th of July party!

No shopping trip is complete without Yagoot!

I have a bit of a sweet tooth problem if you haven't noticed..... I had to pick up a Rich Mint Brownie from Sugardaddy's too. I ate it on the way home, and it was delicious!

As I was walking by Cheryl's cookies, they were giving out free samples of their sugar cookie with buttercream icing. As soon as I tried it, I knew I had to get a whole cookie, so that's just what I did. I'm saving it for tomorrow though :)

We picked up Dewey's pizza on the way home, and after dinner my family went over our friends's house to swim.

I love this shot of the tiki hut and pool!

It was so fun relaxing in the pool and playing with the kids!

Today was just one of those perfect days, where you sit back and realize just how lucky you are. I love days like that!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Homearama & Swimming

This weekend was actually pretty relaxing! I wasn't super busy, which was nice for a change. I still had a lot of fun though :)

On Friday night I went to Homearama with my family. Every year a bunch of different builders create these crazy huge houses that people can tour (and buy if you can afford it!).

All of the houses are mansions! I can't even imagine living in a house this huge.

Window seats are my absolute favorites! This looked like something right off of Pinterest :)

This one house had a mud room, complete with a dog spa. How precious is that?!?

I loved the look of this house!

I would die for this kitchen. I could make some serious cake pops in here!

On Saturday I didn't do a whole lot except go to the mall with a friend of mine. I hadn't been there in weeks! I absolutely love shopping.

Sunday was another laid back day. These are the days I was longing for a few months ago during exam month.

Today I went swimming for the first time all year. I don't why it's taken me until the end of June to finally get into a pool. It wasn't real hot at the beginning of summer, and then I've been pretty busy too. It felt SO good to finally be able to relax and swim around today.

Maddie was putting her face under water and holding her breath for the first time today, so she insisted that I take her picture!

And film a video....

There's just something so relaxing about laying out by the blue water.....

Sydney was trying to see underwater too!

Savannah and I!

I'm pretty sure I could get used to these relaxing do-nothing days. This is what I absolutely love about summer!