THIS WEEK'S DINNERS

April 23, 2018

No comments


Sitting down to plan our upcoming meals each weekend has really been helping me to nail down some routine in our week. Instead of scrambling every Monday morning for groceries or stopping by the store every evening, I order them online on Sunday evenings and pick them Monday morning after dropping Lia off at school. It's working well for us and having a dinner plan before 4 o'clock every day keeps our evenings a little more on track and makes me less panicky and agitated. 

And a less panicky and agitated mama makes everyone happier, am I right? 

Read More

THE SUNDAY EDITION, 9

April 22, 2018

No comments


Happy Sunday night. + Happy Earth Day! It's been a LONG week so we took the weekend off from anything too crazy (besides tackling the huge chore of cleaning out our garage!). We had a lunch date to our favorite cuban restaurant, we stopped by a newly renovated park in our area, I grabbed dinner + drinks with a gal pal and then we headed to the movies. It was so nice to catch up and chat about our small businesses and big dreams for a bit. And today, we sat down for breakfast together and then went out and bought ferns to spruce up our front porch on Earth Day. It was a really good weekend. And, it's ending with a Shonda Rhimes catch-up fest and an ice cream bar in bed.


Read More

THIS WEEK'S DINNERS

April 16, 2018

No comments

With one kid out of town last week and the other in a stage of "picking and grazing all day without actually eating any real meals", I cooked up some dinners that were a little different than our usual but new-found favorites for Manny and I. This week? It's just me and the 2 picky kids which means dinners will be slightly chaotic and extremely kid-friendly.

Read More

THE SUNDAY EDITION, 8

April 15, 2018

No comments


It's another Sunday night where I'm up late catching up on things (like writing down what I need to do this week and placing our weekly grocery order!) and the house is finally quiet except for reruns of Dawson's Creek playing in the background. Lia spent the past spring break week with her grandparents in North Carolina while I stayed at home potty training Nico. I think we're really making good strides with it! Today we went bowling and stopped at Michaels for some extra picture frames to pull together a gallery wall in L's bedroom. I redesigned it for her this week and I can't wait to share photos! 

Read More

MAKE IT | A FAIRY GARDEN IN A JAR

April 13, 2018

No comments
I have had plans in the back of my mind (and a gallon of paint in our garage) waiting on me to finally start on Lia's bedroom makeover. It needed a fresh coat of paint and lately she's mentioned that the current pink is just "too light". 

We tend to tackle projects while the kids are out of town. And this week, even though it's only L out of town, Nico has been attached to my side when it comes to who takes him potty and makes his snacks and tucks him into bed, so we figured that M would have some free time to tackle the paint job while Nico and I shopped around for new pieces to pull together the space. We happened to be in Michael's picking up a couple of frames and I popped down the fairy garden aisle. Lia has been asking to make a fairy garden and I just haven't brought myself to do it. I don't know what it is - all the tiny breakable pieces, the fact that it has to go outdoors, etc. - but I always just say "maybe later". But I had an idea when I was in the aisle and things were on sale and I hope it's a good enough compromise for now!

I grabbed a jar with a lid, some green moss, and 2 tiny treasures. This DIY is incredibly easy and pretty inexpensive since everything was on sale.



I filled the jar up with the moss about a 1/4 of the way or so.


I realized that I kind of had to just drop the pieces in since my jar was tall and the mouth of it wasn't wide enough for my hand to fit through. So, I eyeballed where I wanted them, gently dropped them in, and then took kitchen tongs to readjust once everything was in.


Once I was done and had everything settled, I wiped around the top of my jar with a slightly damp paper towel to get the extra moss residue off. 


 Tada! I kept it pretty simple so that she can pick out one or two more small things to add on her own. I think if this is a hit with her, we may move on to something slightly bigger like this terrarium!

Read More

FAVORITE KID READS

April 12, 2018

No comments

Books are a favorite around here! On a good week, I can go through at least one book. And the kids? They pretty much sleep with piles of them. We'll hear a loud thump in the middle of the night and 90% of the time it's just a book falling out of one of their beds! 

Since I already share books that I love, I thought I'd create a seasonal series for kids. Most of these will be books we already love with a few new ones that we'll be adding to our library list to discover. Because if there's one thing we really, really love (besides books, of course!)? It's our public library and their really great lending system!


Read More

THIS WEEK'S DINNERS

April 9, 2018

No comments


Dinner ideas this week came together quickly. The husband helped with a few and since L is with her grandparents for the week, I only have to appease one picky kid at the dinner table! So, we focused on meals that M and I really wanted to eat and I can easily pick them apart for Nico. Shredded chicken and rice from the enchiladas will make up most of his meal that night while I'll deconstruct the mexican cobb salad for his portion leaving out what he won't eat. Easy meals that work for everyone eating!

Read More

THE SUNDAY EDITION, 7

April 8, 2018

No comments


Happy Sunday, friends! We spent Saturday celebrating M's birthday and dropping Lia off with her grandparents to spend spring break in North Carolina. She is being properly spoiled and probably having the time of her life! Today was for work and laundry. But, we'll spend the evening at our favorite downtown restaurant (their steak salad is amazing!) and watching Star Wars or catching up on shows we missed throughout the week. I hope your weekend has been just as happy + full as ours!

Read More

FAVORITE READS

April 5, 2018

No comments

One more school day until spring break, friends! The weather here is cool one day and hot the next, but there's no snow and the neighborhood pool is opening this month so there's that! Spring break is just the thing we need to hold us over until summer vacation. We don't have any big plans - L is staying with her grandparents so the rest of us will hold down the fort. I'm thinking a beach night is in order and lots of time at the park and the library. And, I'm looking forward to some extra time on my hands and filling it with some reading!

Read More

LIA RUNS FOR SCHOOL!

April 4, 2018

No comments


Is anyone else a little "eh" on the school fundraiser subject? Let's sell x amount of product to every single person you know to raise money and then do it all over again next year. I just don't get it. L goes to this really great local public school though and instead of selling cookies or wrapping paper every year to raise funds, they host a fun run. Because let's be honest, no one really wants to sell crap. It's annoying and I just don't have the time. But getting the kids to be active while raising money? I can completely get behind that! 


Our girl ran all of her laps with a smile on her face and we cheered her on from the sidelines! She's proud of herself and her school can afford some new shade structures and play equipment. Win, win!
Read More

THE EASTER POST

April 3, 2018

No comments


Happy Wednesday! The weekend was great and Easter was so relaxing but I still feel like we didn't catch up on sleep. I've been yawning all day! 

Lia woke up Sunday morning so excited to see if the Easter bunny stopped by and when she saw that he did, she said he did "wonderful"! Their baskets were full of the usual - some jellybeans, sidewalk chalk, and books - along with some fun little extras. L got a tamagotchi and has been obsessing over it!

We spent the entire day hanging out together, watching Star Wars, dying eggs (our favorite way is with Kool-Aid!). We went down to the river for a bit to explore and then we came home and cooked a big family dinner together. 


New sandals and church flowers. Bunny ears and jelly beans. Warm sunshine and cool river breezes. Laying out their special Easter clothes. Making cookies and using all the sprinkles. Easter Sunday is a mecca for memories and moments and ours didn't disappoint. I hope yours didn't either! ❤

Read More

THE SUNDAY EDITION, 6

April 2, 2018

No comments


Happy Monday! I hope you babes had a great Easter. We had a relaxing, sugar-filled day with a small egg hunt at home and a feast (as Lia calls our fancy meals!). Then, our celebration stretched to the very end of the day for a late evening cookie making session (hence the day late post!).

Read More

THIS WEEK'S DINNERS

No comments


Last week I attempted to revive my meal-planning skills and it went surprisingly well! We stuck to our plan except for the one night I forgot we had dinner plans out with friends. All in all, it was an easy week on the dinner front!

This week we have a couple of busy nights so I'm going for simple + kid friendly meals. Anyone else have kids that are stuck in a picky eating phase? Finding meals that make everyone happy is my least favorite part of meal planning in this stage of our life. Do you have any picky kid-friendly meals that are winners? 

Read More
Copyright © KRISTY EVERYDAY. Blog Design by SkyandStars.co