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Marvelous Monday {#6}

Happy MONDAY friends, Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Besides the fact that it flew by, ours was pretty  low-key and relaxing. We did do a couple of little things around the house that made the weekend extra fun, thus making it spectacularly marvelous on this Monday, if I do say so myself! Thanks Katie for hosting another Marvelous in My Monday!


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I good ole’ cup of coffee…without it, I’d DIE! Not really, but…yeah REALLY it’s a must.

Marvelous is…juneThe entire month of *JUNE* because we have a special holiday along with a certain  someone’s birthday AND a lovely anniversary to celebrate!!! Lots of cake, cards and XOXO’s this month.

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A handy man! He’s so much like my Dad, always involved is projects around the house. ❤

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my mini herb garden. Ok, I know it’s not a real garden, but it’s better than nothing. I’ve never had a plant of any sort (crazy! I know), but I’m hoping to have inherited my Dad’s green thumb. *fingers crossed*

20130603-220004.jpgI LOVE cooking with fresh herbs but I hate that I when I buy a bushel from the store I only use it sparingly and the rest goes to waste. With fresh herbs on hand I feel that I will 1. only use what I need and 2. be MORE inclined to use fresh herbs on a regular basis. Anyhoo, wish me luck, I might need it…

Marvelous is…20130603-220011.jpgthis little cutie patootie who always wants to touch the “ball” at Target!

Marvelous is…

20130603-215928.jpga Sunday Funday at Home Depot with my *15 month* old little darling.

Marvelous is…20130603-215921.jpgA killer full-body kettlebell workout thanks to Giselle! ❤ I was in NO MOOD to workout, until I came across this workout via Pinterest and decided to give it a go. Though  it kicked my booty, it felt SOOO GOOD! #justdoit

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getting lots of laughs from “Penelope” played by Kristen Wiig. I know a few real life Penelope’s who are totally hilarious. 😛

Welp, that’s all folks, hope your Monday is a Marvelous one as well!

So tell me…what was MARVELOUS about your weekend?! AND Got any herb plant/gardening tips for me! SEND them to me! 🙂 

❤ Alicia



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A sweet Saturday

I started off my day with a nice cup of coffee with coconut milk creamer in my favorite mug.

20130330-224754.jpgBesides the oh-so-delicious coffee, what made my morning even SWEETER was this little bunny  playing happily in the cutest Scooby Doo Pjs…20130330-222703.jpg{Ahh! I adore him!}

After coffee, breakfast, and some playing it was nap time…

20130330-224131.jpg{such cuties!}

Of course Mommy didn’t nap, instead she painted her nails a new color inspired by the lovely Mila from Lofty Apetite.

20130330-222832.jpg{Essie Fiji which I LOVE and feel is the perfect Easter pink!}

Then we headed off to get some bunny’s FIRST hair cut…

20130330-230545.jpg{we had to distract him with several combs, but other than that he did very well!}

I thought I might cry seeing him getting all his little curls cut off, but thankfully I didn’t. In fact, I can’t get over his new trim, I really like it and feel like he looks like such a BIG BOY!

IMG_4280{So handsome like Daddy!}

IMG_4282{I seriously adore him!}

20130330-222738.jpg{kisses XOXO}

After his big boy haircut, we went for a stroll…

20130330-224808.jpgWe just couldn’t resist the beautiful D.C. weather.

20130330-222758.jpgMr. Cool loved it so much he fell asleep and napped for almost 2 hours, which let me get in a nice, much needed run OUTSIDE as well. 😀

Afterwards, we headed to the store to get last minute Easter items, as well as some yummy Fro-yo!

20130330-222807.jpg{Banana & Island Coconut=SOOO GOOD!}

After some shopping and a nice dinner, we came home to play with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK EGGS! (Thanks to Aiden’s Momo for the awesome idea!)

20130330-222825.jpgWhile A & Mommy played, Daddy worked on the last minute touches to his project…

20130330-230648.jpgWe still have to decide what print to use for the seat cushions but we’re not in any rush yet. I think it came out perfect & cannot wait to start finding table decor ideas. Now that Lent is over, I’m on Instagram & Pinterest again and will definitely be pinning tons of table setting ideas!! 😀


Lastly, the sweetest thing about today, was that the beautiful weather reminded me of a beautiful soul who is no longer with us, but is our guardian angel in heaven above.


Happy Birthday Momo (my grandma), Love you always & forever.

❤ Alicia


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Take Time Tuesday {#2}


Take Time Tuesday brought to us by the lovely Katie!!

This week I’m grateful for…

yummy eats

20130327-080924.jpgOvernight oats in jar with strawberries and bananas

20130327-080932.jpgchicken pita with carving board chicken, cheese, greens (spinach & romaine lettuce), hummus, greek yogurt & guacamole, green bell pepper.

20130327-080939.jpga cute Easter Bunny and an even more precious little man who was completely mesmerized by him.

20130327-081019.jpgA’s face lit up when he saw the Easter Bunny walk over to him and was completely overjoyed when he shook his hand and sat in his lap. ❤ The photos taken by the photographer captured him smiling  and I was absolutely esctatic. I didn’t think he would cry, but I had no idea he’d LOVE the Easter Bunny as much as he did; I seriously think he could have sat there for hours.

I’m also thankful for finding the perfect DIY project, one we’ve been eager to tackle.


20130327-081200.jpg{this is the before photo, can’t wait to complete it and show you what it looks like after}

Lastly, I am grateful for my hubby who is not only handsome and smart but also very skillful and handy. There is nothing more attractive than a guy who confidently tackles any project placed in front of him. ❤

Happy Tuesday friends!

What are you thankful for?

❤ Alicia


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