It's Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday!

Soooooo glad it's Friday.
This was a "short" week because of President's Day on Monday, but it felt like the longest.week.ever.
I thought we were all done with being sick, but Claire got a stomach bug mid week. Luckily, it was short lived. Keeping our fingers crossed no one else gets it.
Here is what we have been up to lately via Instagram:

We are redoing part of our backyard & chopping down a bunch of trees. 

One of my favorite meals to make for dinner is homemade calzones. 
Sooooo good. Sooooo easy. I will blog them soon!
 Never like getting this in your kid's folder. So far, we are safe. Just reading this makes your head itch, right? Your welcome :)
Dear Target, thank you for carrying paper straws. Only $1.99 each. Confession: there were 4 packages left & I bought them all. Thank you for letting me get that off my chest.
Do you have a Pottery Barn Kids near you? Check out who is in the display window!
It's Claire! Luke was also at that photoshoot, but they didn't use the pics of him & Claire, they used Claire and another baby....how rude ;)

Friday was also our 11 year engagement anniversary. Here we are 11 years ago. Babies!!
We celebrated by going to see Wicked on Saturday night!
 We saw it 4 years ago & it is even better the 2nd time. SO good. Hands down my favorite Broadway musical. And, I have seen a lot of musicals. If it's playing in a city near you, GO!
Working on 40 bags in 40 days. My hoarder Claire was NOT happy about getting rid of some of her stuff.
Think Luke is outgrowing the swing? Yikes. Thank goodness for straps.

Pioneer Woman's Spicy Dr Pepper Pulled Pork. Make it. So good.
On Tuesday, a cold front hit Nor Cal. It even snowed in the foothills of our town!!! Crazy!  View from my classroom:
After school, the girls and I (and Luke) went on adventure, driving around to see the snow.  GORGEOUS!!!
On Wednesday, the weather was beautiful again. We had a fun afternoon in San Fran.
Do you watch The Bachelor? Do you watch American Idol?
My jaw literally DROPPED when I watched American Idol on Wednesday. This girl, Brandy, looks EXACTLY like Tierra. Seriously. They could be twins. Don't you agree? This pic is of Brandy.
 Kate got a note from a boy in her class. Ahhhh.....Kindergarten romance.
Yesterday my mother in law let me borrow Season 1 of Downton Abby. Jumping on the bandwagon, late as usual. (Remember last year, when we finally watched Friday Night Lights in it's entirety??!?!?
Starting it this weekend.
Baby Shower Prep for my friend Becky's Baby Shower tomorrow!!
Crazy Hair Day at Kate's school. She wanted 5 braids. But, by the time she left for school, she took them out because they were bugging her. Sigh.
Next Friday, March 1st is our 2nd Pin-spired Link up!!! So much fun! I can't wait!

And, In case you missed it this week:
If you are a Etsy Shop/Big Cartel Shop/Handmade Shop/Independent Seller (Stella & Dot, R&F, etc), read THIS POST and email me if you want to do a giveaway! 
If you have already emailed me, I will be emailing you back this weekend :) 
Enter my $100 Visa Giftcard giveaway HERE
Check out the Yummy Soup Recipes that were linked up HERE (you can link up until 2.27.13)
Hope you have a great Friday & a wonderful weekend!


  1. that picture of Kate in the trees is awesome! so beautiful!

    and that pork from PW is amazing!!! we love it...it makes SO much!

  2. Oh my gosh. I'm so glad you said something about Brandy/Tierra. I said the EXACT thing to my husband! Crazy!!!

  3. You have a beautiful view from your classroom.

    Have a great weekend! can't wait for calzone recipe.

  4. I'm dying to know which town you live? I'm in Walnut Creek. I cannot tell if your snow view is Mt Diablo!

  5. Thanks for the heads up on paper straws at target. Love those for parties but hate spending the money ordering them on line. Beautiful picture of Claire. They definitely should of used Luke. What were they thinking? Let us know what you think of Downton Abbey. I haven't seen any yet but that's all I hear women talking about.

  6. You will love downton abbey!!! So addictive!!!

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  8. Indeed, you will love Downton Abbey. It's a hit, also here in Europe. All the 3 series were on tv now. So we have to wait till the 4th one is written and on tape. That will be probably in the summer and broadcasting on tv next autumn, I hope. Greetings from Marion in The Netherlands. Still love your site.

  9. 1. I'm excited for your calzone recipe!
    2. I need to get to Target now for those straws.
    3. how cool that Claire is at Pottery Barn!
    4. I wish that was all the snow we got--just enough to enjoy from far away :)
    5. next Friday will be a fun link-up! have a great weekend!


  10. What a great post! Hope your weekend is fabulous!

  11. I can't wait for your calzone recipe, either! :) YUM! Btw, I posted about the baby shower I threw yesterday and tagged Daylight Designs! Thanks again!

  12. *that pic of Luke is too cute!! we have several of dylan alot like that in the swing and the bouncy seat! ha!

    *I don't watch American Idol but I do watch Bachelor and that is CRAZY how much Brandy looks like Tierra!!

    *I'm going to have to check out Downtown Abbey! I see so much about it on facebook from friends that really enjoy it, but like you, i am always late to jump on the bandwagon!!

    hope everyone else in the house avoided the tummy bug and that your week is off to a great start!! =)

  13. Love the first picture...just so sweet!
    Oh and the calzone recipe looking forward to that...I can add it to my Larson cookbook;)
    I know Tuesdays weather was crazy! My hubby works in the bay area and said how pretty the dusting of snow was in some of the foothill towns.

  14. I'll have to come back for your calzone recipe, I haven't gotten them right in my kitchen :-/



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