Thursday, March 28, 2013

....spring fever and a giveaway!........

.....today may have been the warmest day we have had this year and it certainly wasn't short sleeved weather.....I hosted a music class for little people in my backyard today and although we rocked out with one of our old NYC favs, it hardly felt like spring......we bundled a bit and enjoyed the fact that we were sprawled out on blankets in the grass; because if there is anything that is common among many northeast friends it is that we have spring fever something fierce.....

.....when I was shopping for colleges as a senior in high school, I distinctly remember my Dad taking me on a trip to Monmouth, IL to visit both he and my Mom's alma mater......and also my grandparents, my aunts and my great grandparents alma mater.......(no pressure as the first born of the next generation to attend there, whatsoever)......and when we visited Monmouth in the winter, everyone that I met was discussing warm weather and spring fever and griping about the snow......I didn't have a clue what spring fever was.....as a Floridian, I jumped at any chance to wear hats, gloves or fancy scarves which was on one rare 45 degree day a year and by lunch time, the weather had peaked to 70......

.....I get it...boy, do I get it now.....

.....and my brother was the one who ended up being a Monmouth alum, fyi......

.....I digress.....


.....the girls both grew green grass at school and the clear plastic containers that hold the bright spring treasure with its damp soil is soaking the sun in our kitchen window sill.......begging for the same to be duplicated in our yard.......

.....and as Easter approaches, we are encouraged that new beginnings are ahead for us.......




.....I love the ritual of dying eggs.....I am beyond ecstatic for the kids to have their first suburban hunt on Easter morning.....we made the best of it in the city, but egg hunts in my yard with my brothers is one of my favorite memories......my Target trip back in February that had me on a bad day of spring fever is going to pay off this Sunday......we might have close to 100 eggs to stuff and hide.....


.....and as fun and exciting as that will be for all of us, the hope that Christ gives us through His sacrifice is what we will truly be celebrating.......


......enjoy your Easter weekend, your spring weekend, and your new season of hope.......may you appreciate spring no matter where you live......

.....I am thrilled to introduce a new sponsor, Coco Rose Couture.......


.....Bree's story of why she started her business is moving.....

.....you can read about it here.....

......she has truly found a way to create bright, colorful, optimistic accessory pieces that tie in vintage and modern effortlessly......


.....and they fit in when my girls are in a quirky mood.....



.....or when they are feeling playful.....



....and when they want to feel fun, pretty, and girly......



.....Bree is giving away a chance for you to win some of her accessories with a $50 gift card to her shop.....

.....like her on facebook, pinterest or follow her on twitter and leave a comment telling me what social media you choose for your chance to win.....you can also follow all three and leave three separate comments for several chances to win......I will select one lucky winner next Wednesday, 4/3 at 8pm using random.org......

....and for fun, you can follow me on twitter, facebook and pinterest too.......

.....happy spring......happy Easter.......happy bare legged days.......

......happy new beginning......

14 comments :

Kelly said...

I absolutely love these headbands!!! lily is going through serious headband phase and these would be adorable on her almost 5 year old head!! Pick me random.org! lol

miss u!!

Kelly said...

oh i follow on Facebook

Kelly said...

and twitter too.

Kelly said...

can't forget about good ole' pinterest.

pps you have some tricky word verification! do i get extra credit for figuring it out 3 times? lol

Vanessa said...

Adore the pictures of your babes coloring Easter eggs. Happy Easter to you all!

Vanessa said...

Following on Facebook.

Vanessa said...

Also on Pinterest.

Sara Hesselsweet said...

LOVE her etsy store! Such great colors! And whenever we are in TX I always have Emma in headbands and bows big enough that I always think they looks like fascinators.... Below the Mason Dixon line a baby girl isn't fully dressed without an enormous bow to match her outfit, of course. These are so modern and luxurious! I followed on Facebook.. or "liked" actually.... Still not sure if that is the same thing! Xoxo

Courtney Pies said...

I love her Etsy shop! :)

I 'liked' her on Facebook!

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Courtney Pies said...

I am now following Bree on Pinterest!

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Courtney Pies said...

I'm now following @cocorosecouture on Twitter! :)

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Amy said...

Following on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterst. Love all the chances to win!

Stephanie said...

Me me me!!! :)

Unknown said...

Following her shop on FB...such cute headbands! Pick me and I'll spread the word in LA!