Life lately.

Happy Thursday, friends!

Our week has been a little wonky because I had a kiddo come home from school on Monday with a tummy bug…so, that’s not fun.ย  It’s been a lot of staying home, being cozy and washing our hands ๐Ÿ˜‰ .ย  Thankfully, it was just one…I kept fearing it would spread.ย  #nononono

Here’s a little look at life lately…

, Life lately.

On Friday, we celebrated Frenchie’s second birthday!ย  This sweet dog.ย  She is just SO GOOD.ย  Poppy is the alpha dog in our house, so Frenchie plays second fiddle all day long.ย  Then, the kids come home from school and all take turns holding her, cuddling with her, playing with her…she is just always so happy to comply ๐Ÿ™‚ .ย  For her birthday, a reader suggested I buy her this, and I did!!ย  It was the perfect gift (Poppy got one too!).

, Life lately.

It’s hard to see here, but Ashby completed a big puzzle on the ground and then wanted to take a pic ๐Ÿ™‚ .

, Life lately.

There is a carousel at our mall, so if I go with Erika and the little girls, we take turns riding it with them (while the other one stands watch over our strollers and purses).ย  It was Erika’s turn which meant I got some cute pics.

, Life lately.

The goggle girls spent a lot of time in the pool this weekend!ย  That little Madeley is swimming like a fish now!ย  I’m so proud of her!

, Life lately.

Swimming after dinner when it’s starting to get dark is one of our favorite things to do!

, Life lately.

On Saturday morning, the boys had flag football practice, so I drank my coffee, flipped through a magazine and watched my girls make muffins.ย  It made my mama heart so happy!ย  They made those easy Three Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!

, Life lately.

Sunday night snuggles. xo

, Life lately.

Have you seen the Stella & Dot “Mama” necklace?ย  It just sums me up ๐Ÿ™‚ .

That’s life lately!! xo

, Life lately.


  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 22, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Happy Thursday, Shay! Looks like you guys have been up to a lot of fun! And happy birthday to Frenchie! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Sheaffer Sims August 22, 2019 at 5:12 am

    MY GOODNESS Kensington is looking like a teenager! And now I want a muffin.

  • Reply Narci August 22, 2019 at 5:43 am

    What a great life lately! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pic of Kensington and Frenchie is sooo cute!

  • Reply Holly August 22, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I love these life lately posts! So fun to read! ๐Ÿ˜Š and its so cute to see the girls working in the kitchen together! Plus, pumpkin muffins…yum!๐Ÿ˜‹

  • Reply Elspeth August 22, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Love that you are still enjoying time in the sun after school. Have a great weekend

  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 22, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Love always getting the life updates.
    That necklace is adorable!! I need to check those out for christmas gifts!!!

  • Reply DeNae August 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

    I also have four/five kids. (We foster, so it’s four bio kids and then one or two foster kids, so the number rotates.) There is no fear like one out of four kids got the stomach flu fear. I lunge at any sound even remotely like coughing or gagging for a week, certain that another one got it. I’m so glad your sickness was contained to one. Victory!

  • Reply Vivian G August 22, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Hey Shay! What is the color paint on your trims and doors?

  • Reply Amanda Wilson August 22, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Stomach flus and big families is my nightmare. We have had it both ways…. the one that takes us all down but one by one slowly and the one that hits us almost all at once and there isnโ€™t enough toilets or buckets in our house!!! The worst!!!
    I am going to a Stella and Dot Party tonight so I may just have to get that Mama necklace!!

  • Reply Kathy August 22, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I made those 3 ingredient muffins last weekend with the Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips, and we’ve been enjoying them all week! It actually made 18 for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Biby Chacon August 22, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Love the collar you got Poppy and Frenchie! What size did you get? My dog is a similar size (14 pounds) and want to get him one too!

  • Reply August 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I love that necklace!! You poor thing having one kiddo with a stomach bug is no fun! And melt my heart, the girls making their own muffins! I LOVE it!

  • Reply Amanda August 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Would love to see a good picture of the wall you have all of your canvases displayed on. I have many like you but am looking for ways to display more and that wall catches my eye in your photos often

  • Reply Natalie August 22, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    I love to read your blog and have been doing so for quite a while. I was just wondering how your girls organize all of their hair bows? I have one daughter and feel that she has a ton of bows, so how do you manage all the pretty bows and hair accessories?
    Thank you!

  • Reply Kim C August 23, 2019 at 8:57 am

    1 โ€” that dog collar is absolutely adorable!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ
    2 โ€” Kensington is turning into such a beautiful young lady! ๐Ÿ’— I probably havenโ€™t read as long as a lot of your followers but I canโ€™t beleive the changes in just the last couple years!
    3 โ€” Seriously envious of your kitchen. It has many components of my dream kitchen โ™ฅ๏ธ

  • Reply Diana August 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Seeing your girls make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins inspired me to bake them with my girls! ๐Ÿ˜‹ Does this recipe make 12 or 24 muffins? We just made 12 giant muffins and Iโ€™m wondering if we should have made 24 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Diana August 24, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Oh good, thanks! My girls loved them, definitely making them again! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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