This and That



1. Here are some outtakes of the boys on Easter Sunday.


2. While Maria was in Waco, we went to see the movie Zootopia. The boys had a blast. I like to spoil them when mom is out of town.

3. Our boys love dancing to this song. I turned on the music video for them this week and it is great!

4. Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day. Are you a prankster? Here are some fun ones. I need to do something to get the boys…and maybe Maria too!

5. Would you get back up and ride?



1. I am posting all about my Waco trip tomorrow, there is too much to share in this post, so come on back tomorrow! Since I was gone until late Saturday night, Josh took care of Easter. He made a delicious Easter feast with the most amazing coconut cream pie for dessert. I told him he has to make it again so I can take pictures for the blog…and so I can eat it again!

2. My new favorite fragrance. It smells SO good!

3. Cinnamon roll cake? I am eating this for breakfast!

4. I really want this cookbook!

5. Say thank you.

6. A fun office space.

7. I NEED this shirtūüôā

8. Tips for picking out the perfect paint colors…and the colors we chose for our new house!


9. Handsome boys. I finally got one where they were both looking!

10. I am really looking forward to the new shows, but sad Sookie won’t be a part of the new episodes:(

11. I want my spring closet to look like this.

12. This post had me in tears.

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  1. 1.) The boys are adorable! 
    2.) That post on “thank you” is perfect. I was raised on thank-you notes and I still write them, and in general, showing gratitude for others (and their words and actions) is so important to me.
    3.) Lindsay’s post totally made me cry, too. What an incredible project.

  2. Caleb is such a little man…he is so cute. Maxwell is too funny! He clearly loves to goof off while having his picture taken -his hair is so adorable!

    I too love that Tocca perfume…so good! The coconut cream pie looks delish! Makes me want one.

  3. OMG…the pie. ¬†Do you have that recipe posted? ¬†It looks AMAZING!!! ¬†We used SW Naval in our bathroom and I love the color. ¬†Looks awesome with white!

  4. Your boys look sooooo cute in those pics. God bless them. 
    The paint color combinations that you have chosen for your home couldn’t get better. And the coconut cream pie looks delicious. Share the recipe of the same.

  5. Love the section on ¬†how to ¬†handle anything in life by starting with thank you. ¬†Think that might also throw some people off a little especially when they criticize you for something. ¬†Very useful…..I need to replace sorry with thank you.

  6. I’m making those lemon ricotta muffins they sounded really good only
    I put frozen cherries in the center