Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Every Spring is the Only Spring

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” - Ruth Stout

“Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.” - Ellis Peters

Most of my veggie gardens are planted, so now we wait!  And hope that I remember to water and the puppy doesn't dig.  :)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Zoo Day with Sloane & Kiddos

Before Easter, we spent the most beautiful afternoon at the zoo!  Sloane, our friend & babysitter, met us for USI day.  I can't believe it took 4 years of living in Evansville to visit Mesker Park!  The kids did some crafts at the USI tent and got some snacks as well :) The weather could not have been more perfect for early spring.  It actually was pretty warm and those hills are NO JOKE!  JR loved the giraffes and Vera loved the "pink flamingo sign" (haha! We couldn't find the actual flamingos and she told us at the end that was her favorite!).   There weren't a ton of animals and the grounds weren't the prettiest.  There was a lot of construction and granted it's early spring, so maybe they will do some cleaning and updating soon.  I kinda felt bad for the animals, but hoping next time we go it will have improved.  It doesn't compare to the other zoos we have been to, but then again the price was like 1/4 of the other zoo costs so that was fair for the experience!  A cheap park experience where the kids can run and see some animals they wouldn't see in the forest ;) Next time we might try out the flamingo or swan paddle boats on the lake!

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Chapman Family- Spring Family Session

Words can't describe the love our family has for the Chapman Crew!  They are the kind of friends that are just "easy". We celebrate the crazy, walk through the tough together and laugh way too loud.  This last minute photo shoot was the perfect way to celebrate the last of winter!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bauer- Extra Baby Snuggles

This baby turns ONE on the 24th!  I'm in denial to be quite honest. So when he wakes up late from a nap and is moving a little slower, I give a few extra snuggles... and capture those growing curls and eyelashes.

(Our favorite sleep bag from WeeUrban- feels like the comfiest hoodie!)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bring the Green Inside- Simple Cheap Spring Decor on St. Patrick's Day and beyond!

I love this quote and a bouquet of flowers, but I can't afford fresh flowers each week. Spring is the perfect time to snip a few flowers or branches from your yard (or a kind neighbor's yard) and bring the blooms inside!  The only plants purchased in these photos are the kale plants & the mini fern (from Aldi).  Perfect pop of green for St. Patrick's Day! ;) The rest I clipped from our backyard.  If you are a flower lover, start planning an outdoor area for a "cutting garden" so you can grow your own fresh bouquets! {Here} is a great article with some flower garden ideas.

... and you can always bring spring indoors with the new Peony or Lilac scent from Mrs. Meyers!
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How are you bringing the outdoors in? Bunny decor? Bowl of Lemons? Fresh bouquets? Share with us in the comments below.