Hungry to Learn!

J had his Kindergarten performance this past week, and it was absolutely adorable!

Every year of the boys’ schooling we have been so thankful to have wonderful teachers and this year was no exception!

J is reading and writing up a storm, and he is so well prepared for first grade.

I can hardly believe we are just a few short weeks away from summer! Where did the year go??

We are so proud of everything J has accomplished this year!

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Spring + Maine

One if my favorite Spring looks when it’s warm enough to wear sandals, but not blazing hot, thereby, making a sweater completely unacceptable. I’ve had these sandals since I was in college, so it’s a testament to Steve Madden that they’ve held up. I couldn’t find a match for my sweater, but the material in the JCrew tippi sweater is similar. Although if you ever find this weight and sweater type at JCrew factory, I suggest buying several. It’s a lighter cotton than the tippi merino wool and it holds up really well!

 

0ne, two, three, four, five

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Current beauty faves

 

Mini Beauty Blenders…I picked up Sonia Kashuk’s beauty blender at Target about a month ago and loved it. I found this set of three mini ones (perfect for concealer and travel), and couldn’t resist.

NARS ashes to ashes eyeshadow. Besides ondine, ashes to ashes, is my go to eye shadow and one of the ones I use up completely.

Estee Lauder double wear foundation. I ran out of my current foundation and put in my color iq on Sephora and this one popped up as a match. I’m excited to try it out!

Sonia Kashuk’s blush brush and two eyeshadow contour brushes to update a few of my worn out ones.

Bean Body Coffee scrub from Target. This smells amazing, but it’s essentially like covering yourself in dirt. It’s kind of taxing to use, but I did really love the exfoliating properties of it!

Dry shampoo because mine was running out, and mini bobble hair elastics.

Volumizing spray and make-up remover that I got as a mini for travel.

 

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A day in the life

B was out of town last week, so in an effort to keep him updated, I took him through our Friday.

Every school day I get the boys up at 6:30:

On this particular day, J had TBall practice the night before, so he did NOT want to get up, hence, why he is in the chair.

So around 6:45, I finally got J to the table:

Finished the boys’ lunches:

And after they got dressed, I helped J brush his teeth, because he has a tendency right now to play with the tooth paste and forgets to brush his teeth:

Then after the boys got all their school stuff together, it was off to morning car line:

Then I headed to Target and found Christmas ideas for A:

Put this lamp on my idea list for the study:

And gathered up all of that and headed home:

Then while I had lunch (naan, Apple, Turkey, cheese) I answered emails, graded a few things, and did a load of laundry:

If you haven’t noticed, I hate lunch, and usually just fix snack type food for myself.

I did a few more things then headed back to pick up the boys from school. Since it was Friday they get extra screen time:

 

After they were done playing Geometry Dash, we ordered pizza for dinner, I read my new InStyle:

And got caught up on Spring Baking Championship & Iron Chef Gauntlet:

And J drew and colored with his new highlighters while we did:

 

Then after that it was books and bed!

 

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Twenty-five minute tuna rice casserole

I’ve shared this dish in the past, and this is just a remix with an added dose of rice and veggies. It’s super easy and will be done in less than twenty five minutes.

Ingredients

Two cans of tuna, drained

One can cream of celery

One bag of Green Giant Steamers Lightly Sauced Cheesy Rice & Broccoli Vegetables

Two cups of potato chips, lightly crushed

1/2 tsp paprika

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook the veggies for 3 minutes. Combine tuna, cream of celery, veggies, paprika, 1 cup potato chips. Pour into a lightly greased small casserole dish. Top with remaining potato chips. Cook for twenty minutes, or until heated through and potato chips are lightly browned.

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Friday Favorites

Spring Break is coming to a close, and the boys are excitedly looking forward to Easter and all things Spring and Summer. I’m trying not to go into complete panic mode about all the things I have to do at the end of the semester and to prep for my summer online course.

1. Boredom, it’s a good thing.

2. The best uses for canned tomatoes.

3. Mini chicken pot pies.

4. Packing success!

5. A spacious and airy living room.

6. Khaki + jewel tones = lovely.

7. Summer red slides.

8. A quirky gazelle pot for J’s new little plant for his room.

9. How technology changes how we communicate with each other.

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J’s nature journal

J’s new thing on hikes is recording nature. He brings a little notebook and pen with him and writes down the names of things he sees and then draws a small sketch to go with it. The artist in me loves this! He also has plans to fill in the pictures with watercolors.

On our easy hike around Hayes we found flowers, a stream, moss, trees, leaves, and grass:

And a barn owl! See if you can spot her through the trees:

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