. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Smiling . . .

April 14, 2013

Smiling . . .

top: borrowed    jeans:  ross maternity    jewelry: new york & co  flats: target 

because even though it's been windy and rainy this last week, you can finally see my grass and not snow! 
 
because I love Saturdays like this.  Coffee, couch, Molly in the morning, then errands and dinner with Chris.  


because I'm blessed by sweet blogging friends like Christina and Molly, who've sent me gifts for our baby girl. 


because my 92 year old grandma is visiting from California this week and she hasn't been out here for over ten years.  


because I made another canvas to match the green polka dots for our nursery.


because I've gotten to know these sweet ladies that you should check out if you haven't already. 

Desiree from Macke Monologues.


Desiree started her blog as a way to keep connected with family and friends after her adorable son was born, and like most of us, uses her blog as an outlet among life's craziness, like the challenges of being a mom.  Desiree is also a runner who, after a scary accident a few years ago, is ready to run her second half marathon in a few weeks!  Besides the delicious recipes shes posts, I love that Desiree posts about real life and everything that comes with it!

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Sybil from Peace it All Together.
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I love Sybil and her blog because she writes about a mix of everything.  Honesty and wisdom, stories about her and her family, and she even started doing fashion posts, after she recently got a little closet makeover with tons of cute outfits.  Which I know you'll agree with me that she should keep doing them!  Sybil has one of the sweetest hearts of anyone I've "met" in the blogging world.  I always leave her blog encouraged and know you will too!

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Lesley from By the Porchlight.

If you want to read a fun blog that gives you tons of creative ideas, DIY projects, recipes all with a fun girl writing it, then you need to check out Lesley's blog.  Lesley is Altantic Canandian blogger, that's looking for her dream job, whose "things I love list" matches quite a few to mine like Modern Family, New Girl and staying in with her husband on a Friday night! 

 blog // twitter // pinterest

What is making you smile today?  I know - it's a little more challenging to think of something on a Monday!

Hope you have a good start to the week!

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43 comments:

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving those paintings! You're so artistic!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving those paintings! You're so artistic!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How fun to have your Grandma visiting!! Mark's mom is soon to be 95 and doesn't travel anymore :( Love the canvas, so cute. Thanks for the introduction to new bloggers. Looking forward to checking them out.

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The elephant canvases are so cute!! And Molly and Christina are the best! That's so sweet that they sent you gifts! Have fun with your grandmother!!!

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the set of elephant paintings. So cute!!

Jess M. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The paintings are adorable! Such a sweet addition to the nursery.

Tiffany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those elephant paintings are adorable! We had a similar lazy day today and it was SO nice after how crazy our life has been lately!

I can't wait to check out these new blogs. =)

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this post! That necklace is adorable with the chambray.
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love this so much!! <3 you, friend!!!! so blessed by you!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Are the flats new? I was looking in there the other day. I should've stocked up on sandals/flats last season when they were on clearance!

"Happy" Monday!

LEIGH said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The grass is finally green and I love it! Your bump is so cute :)

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so pretty !! I love your baby girls theme. Love it! You are doing such a good job of making it yourself. It seems to come all from the heart!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That top is cute! I wouldn't give it back if I were you :)

Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your bump is just the cutest! And those elephant paintings are adorable!
We had a (very rare) lazy weekend, and that gives me reason for a huge smile. :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your necklace and that sushi looks delicious!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this happy post! And aww the elephant canvas paintings are so cute:)

Rachel @lifeasMrs said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love those elephant prints! so cute! and love that lil bump! :)

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Keep smiling dear.

Mostly Lisa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So lucky the snow is gone! It's literally still snowing here in MN and we're supposed to get more throughout this week. :( It makes me so sad.

I'm glad you're happy though and that you have been having a good time this past week. Yay for your grandma coming to visit! :D

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Heather said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You made those canvases???? they are so adorable - I love that for a nursery!

XO
Pearls & Paws

Jackie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those canvases are adorable. What kind of paint do you use??

Sofia Donatelli said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great pictures!


If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. I would love to read what you think.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Lisa @ MMT said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look so great! Such a cute prego! It's so nice that the snow has finally melted! I sure hope the sunshine and warm weather arrives soon too, that's not too much to ask for right! ;)

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The elephant canvas is too cute! You look adorable and yay for your grandma visiting!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The elephant canvases came out adorable! The whole nursery is going to be so cute :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

meme-and-he said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love that pop of a necklace in the first few photos!

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cool your grandma came! That's awesome! Way to go on e DIY elephants too!
Ginny
mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay for Grandma visits! I am going to have to check out this Ross Maternity where you got those cute jeans from and the nursery art is cute!

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are so creative! I love the paintings!

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love your canvas! you are going to have so much fun with this daughter of yours :)

have fun with your grandma!

Treasure Tromp said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

the canvas that you've been making are so beautiful!

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are soo cute!! and love this post, it makes me smile! :)

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such cute canvases!! I cannot wait to see this nursery!

Heather Ann said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

those elephant canvas paintings are so adorable :)

also. love the first outfit! :) supre cute!

Lala H said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

lovely outfit! and thanks for sharing with us about this other wonderful blogs

Delightful Ideas

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the canvases! The elephant theme is seriously the cutest!

Kathleen Lisson said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that photo of your grandma!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I had that same maternity top! So cute on you.

And yay for the grass poking through after a LONG, long winter.

Have you decided on a name yet? Are you guys telling?

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the necklace you're wearing! It's gorgeous! And I adore those paintings for the nursery. When I get pregnant (hopefully at the end of this year!!!) I may have to copy your idea! :-)

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

GREAT things to be smiling about my friend :)

Penniless Socialite said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that necklace. Those elephant prints are so cute! You did a great job!
Tara
Penniless Socialite
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The Golden Girls said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow! What a great post! I love your outfit!! And those paintings are ADORABLE! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

seetastelove said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those paintings are adorable, it was one of my favorite things we did for my niece's room is all of us girls painted a different elephant painting.