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Picture Perfect Weekly #8 {Girls Weekend}

February 25, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

It’s not so easy working on a post while the Oscars are on. I keep getting distracted. Can you blame a gal? Lots of eye candy… Don’t guys just look so fine in a tuxedo? (The Avengers on stage together, in tuxedos… where can I get more of that???) 🙂

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It’s now Monday night and Once Upon a Time is on in the background. It’s late and I’m tuckered out. I had lots of catching up to do today after our girls weekend away. There were loads and loads of laundry to be done, groceries to be bought, kids to be picked up from school and homework to be supervised. Hubby cooked dinner, so I only had clean up and then bath time, and a few lullabies.

The girls and I went on a quick weekend getaway to spend some time with my mom. We love our girl time and I like having my mom’s home cooking which I indulged in way too much!!! After some fun at a local park in Ft. Myers, I went down memory lane during our drive to the European food market. I showed the girls the college I went to, the high school I graduated from, the middle school their aunt went to and the place that once was Cafe de Paris. The restaurant my parents bought and were it all began – our journey, my journey to becoming a US citizen.

(*Click on any image to start a slideshow and see a description of each image.)

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Picture Perfect Weekly #7

February 16, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

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Here are the moments I captured on IG this past week!

*Click on one of the images to open a slide show and to read the captions explaining each picture!

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Picture Perfect Weekly #6 {Feeling very Beachie}

February 10, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

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Here’s my week in Instagram pics. I didn’t take too many photos during the week. But made up for it on Thursday and Friday. As some of you may know I got to spend time with Hilary from Feeling Beachie and her husband Marc who were here visiting from New York and soaking up some much needed sun. We had a wonderful time together and I enjoyed every last minute. Middle is already planning her next trip to New York… 🙂

(*Click on one of the images and a slide show will pop up with a caption to each image. Enjoy!!!)
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Picture Perfect Weekly #5 {Pool, Park, Sunset, and a Lily}

February 3, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

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(*Clicking one of the images will take you to a slide show of all the images with captions. Pressing esc takes you back. Enjoy!)
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Picture Perfect Weekly #4 {Breaks, Bike Rides and Make Up}

January 27, 2013

 I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

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1-26 starbucks breakThis week we had our Starbucks stop on Thursday instead of our usual Tuesday. It was busy and we ended up sitting outside. The girls and I didn’t mind, it was a beautiful day. Have you had one of these Kind bars? They are so delicious and such a guilt-free snack!!!

 

1-26 bike rideOne morning, it was nice and cool out, little one wanted to go for a bike ride. So, we did. She put on her Ariel helmet, hopped on and took a ride around the neighborhood circle. I followed, as fast as I could with Gracie, our Yorkie. She likes to stop on every mailbox – which makes for slow going sometimes.

 

1-26 sick girlThen, the sickness hit and little one started complaining of a sore throat and green coop started coming out of her nose. It seems to have been short lived and she’s feeling much better. Of course, the boy has been complaining the past few days… You know how it goes, once it’s in the house everyone gets it.

 

1-26 sleepy girlNap time is a thing of the past for this four year old. But thanks to Sarah McLachlan and not feeling well she ended sleeping for an hour in the car when we went to pick up the kids from school one afternoon this past week! I realized after posting the picture that she’s drooling a little.

 

1-26 pasta dinnerA favorite Saturday night dinner – spaghetti, marinara, breaded chicken cutlets and mozzarella cheese – in front of the TV. I’ve been using the “healthy” Barilla pasta as much as I can get away with. I get some complaints but in the end everyone eats it.

 

1-26 makeup girlMiddle loves to play and experiment with make up. I get regular “make overs” and sometimes I return the favor. Thanks to a fabulous Smashbox kit my mom gave Middle for Christmas we have hours of fun. I love the creamy eyeliner that you put on with a special brush!

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Picture Perfect Weekly #3 {The South Florida Fair Edition}

January 19, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

This week I’m sharing all the Instagram pics I took at the South Florida Fair yesterday. We look forward to it every year and can’t wait for January to get here. Ever since the boy was little we’ve gone every year and haven’t missed one in ages. It’s our thing.

This year we went with friends of ours. Their little girl is friends with our little one and they are the same age. The two of them had a blast and wanted to go on ALL the kiddie rides! Middle had her best friend with her and the boy his. The girls went off with our friend’s hubby to ride the big kid rides and the boys went off on their own for the first time ever. Hubby was in constant phone contact with the boy, so that I didn’t worry too much. (He’s growing up too fast for my liking!)

It was so much fun, from the BBQ brisket hubby had to have, the funnel cake for us girls, to the live stock (cute little calves, anyone?) and of course the midway! We ended up being there for 7 1/2 hours and didn’t get home until midnight after all the drop-offs were done. Today, we all slept late, stayed home for the most part and reveled in the dreary weather perfect for hot tea and relaxation.

South Florida Fair Collage

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Picture Perfect Weekly #2 {The Things Only Edition}

January 12, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

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Looking at my images from this past week made me realize that I only took pictures of things, not of my fave subjects – my kids. Guess, I need to do better this coming week!!!

This was the first week back in school after the Winter break and it took some getting used to the early mornings again. But then again, when will I ever get used to them – I love to sleep in!!!

I spent a few hours each on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday steam-cleaning all my carpets; including the stairs. It looks so good now and I hope, it stays that way at least for a little while. A big “Thank you” to my neighbor for the new steam cleaner. Bissell rocks.

We also celebrated hubby’s birthday with a fabulous dinner out and a special breakfast made by me!

Today, the girls and I went to a friend’s house-warming party. It was so nice to sit around and talk and see everyone from the kids’ old school again. I miss walking to school and talking with the other moms and catching up. So, this was nice. There were a lot of kids running around and they all had a blast. And my friend, who also happens to be from Germany, made a ton of delicious food. When we got home the girls were so pooped they went straight to bed. I’d call that a successful party. I also had a glass of Moscato for the first time and was pleasantly surprised that I liked it.

I’m trying out the new slide show feature for the first time. Hope you enjoy!

(Click on an image to open the slide option.)

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Picture Perfect Weekly #1 {A Day On The Water}

January 6, 2013

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a love affair/addiction with it. That has not changed with the beginning of the new year. 2013 here I come!

Won’t you please join me once a week by sharing your favorite pictures from your phone and Instagram?   

It’s easy – share just one or many of your favorite shots from the week with a small description and link up your post.

Please, paste the badge into your post or sidebar.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

Here we are again. After taking last week off to enjoy some family time for New Year’s I’m back for the first Picture Perfect Weekly  post of 2013.

We’ve had quite the busy week working on the house. Not only did I put all the Christmas decorations and tree away, we also decided to rearrange some furniture and move the family room into the living room and make the family room into an office/music room. Of course, one thing led to another and things snowballed… this shelf had to be moved to this room and that one to the other room etc. We are still not finished. Now we are looking for some new shelves, wall sconces/cubes and also a new couch. Once everything is more in order I’d be happy to share some pics with you guys.

This morning dawned bright and clear and we thought we were in for a relaxing day at home. But plans have a way of changing. So, instead of spending the day sitting around at home we unexpectedly ended up spending it on the water instead.

1-6 Intracoastal

 

My father in law called in the morning and invited us to come along for a ride on his boat. We went south on the Intracoastal to a waterfront restaurant (for lunch) where you can dock the boat and back again. It was an absolute gorgeous Winter day in South Florida with the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing gently.

1-6 Middle on boat

 

Here’s Middle right after we got on the boat. Besides the five of us, hubby’s aunt and her husband, as well as my FIL and his wife and her niece and nephew who are visiting from Brazil, were on the boat. Oh, and of course the captain who got us safely  to the restaurant and back.

1-6 Lake Boca

 

This is an area of the Intracoastal called Lake Boca where the weekend warriors anchor their boats and hang out. Kids were swimming in inner tubes or tooling around on wave runners and people were soaking up the sun. Today was one of those days where it hit me again how lucky I am to live here in beautiful South Florida.

1-6 Middle and I

 

Middle and I. I was busy as usual taking a million pics (which I will share soon) but stopped to ask my MIL for a pic with me in it. You know, for proof I was there too! 🙂

1-6 family pic

 

This is actually the first Instagram pic of the year. My mom took it for us before we headed home on New Year’s Day. It’s not perfect, but neither are we. It is family though, and that’s what matters.

1-6 hubby and I

 

Hubby and I on our first date night of the year. Yay for us. Thanks to our awesome babysitter we had a wonderful dinner out all by ourselves at out favorite Japanese restaurant. Sake, anyone?

1-6 waffle iron

 

And tonight, I made these. As a treat for the last night of the Winter break. I was sneaky and used whole wheat flour (half and half) in the batch and the kids were none the wiser and enjoyed their seconds before hubby gave away my secret! I also served them with strawberries.

So, how was your first week of the new year? Anything exciting to share? I’d love to see what you did.

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