Happy New Year!

I just love the feeling of a new year.  A brand new year with no mistakes, just waiting to be filled up.  It’s like a new book that you’re writing.  🙂

I have a lot of goals for this week.  Our Christmas decor is down and put away, for the most part.  I would like to go through all of my tubs and organize.  Get rid of anything useless, broken, etc.

I also need to organize and tidy our bedroom.  It always seems to become a dumping ground, and with the holidays and being so busy, it became even worse.  I have some decorating ideas that I would like to use in there, but first I must clean.

I was also thinking about doing a backyard/garden tour.  I wonder if anyone would be interested in seeing that.  We have a very small vegetable garden but I’ve started trying to grow things in pots in the backyard.  (That’s what I meant by garden tour.)  We’ve lived here in Tucson for almost 4 years.  I love learning about all of the things that will grow here, and trying to grow them myself.

Otherwise,the kids are off of school this week.  They go back 1/8.  It has been so nuts around here.  Kids in and out, their friends have been here pretty much nonstop.  I love having my kids home, but the older they get, the more time they spend with their friends.  At this point, I’m ready to get back to our normal schedule.

What are you guys up to this week?  Kids back in school?  Any plans for the new year?

Talk soon!

❤ Courtney


It’s May already??

It’s been a while since I checked in. About a month and a half, I guess. It’s really true that time flies. 

We ended up closing on our house on March 31st. April was spent moving, unpacking, and organizing. I’m very relieved to be in, I still am completely in love with our new home. We have beautiful mountain views, we’re in a great neighborhood and our kids are happy here too. Win, win, win. 😁

Celebrating our new house with family 🥂

The view from our backyard ❤️

We hosted Easter dinner after moving in 2 weeks before. We pulled it off and everything was perfect. My hubby was a huge help!  He got all of my pictures and wall decor hung up, organized the backyard and even did some cleaning.  Everything turned out lovely for dinner, and we had beautiful weather. I wish I would have taken some pics of the food and table settings. 

Also in April- my youngest daughter had her school play. This year she didn’t have a part in the play- she was in the stage crew. She really loved it! The kids did such a good job. It was Seusical the Musical. You never really know what you’re going to get at an elementary school play. 😉 But they really did a nice job. 

I hope you all had a beautiful Mothers Day weekend!!  Saturday my hubby had a golf event, so I hung out at home, did some cleaning and caught up on my dvr. Also, the a/c went out!! That could be a terrible thing in May in the desert, but thank goodness we had some cool days. The a/c guy was able to get here on Tuesday  and everything is fine now. Sunday started with breakfast in bed (the first time ever- I am always the first one up) and then we took the girls to Mt Lemmon. It’s kind of become our Mothers Day tradition.  We went to my sisters house for lunch after (since our a/c was out) and had chicken ceasar salads. So delicious. 

Hubby and I at one of the lookouts. Ignore my hair- the wind was crazy!

Not quite the top-  but still an amazing view. 

I’d love to hear about your Mother’s Day. I hope you all felt loved and appreciated. ❤️