Thursday, April 27, 2023

Monthly Musings: All About Spring Edition- 2023


Hi Friends!  Patty and I are so glad you stopped by!  We hope you will join us for our fun linkup- today we are talking all things SPRING..wooohooo!

We are answering these questions...

C'mon...it'll be fun...here we go...

1. Favorite Spring Fashion Pieces

Reef Flip Flops- a Pretty Maxi- Black Sandals- A Little Lilly- these are just a few faves

2. Favorite Spring Scent

It has always been Estee Lauder Pleasures

and thanks to my bestie Laurel, I am trying two new ones this Spring

Gucci Bloom

and Alien by Mugler

3. Go To Spring Meals

Our spring meals tend to be quicker and easier with lots of cooking on the grill- grilled chicken or steak or sometimes even fish with veggies like corn on the cob and salad and more fruit!

4. Share A Spring Dessert Recipe

Hmmm...well I guess this one you could make anytime of the year but they were the first thing to come to my mind because they are incredible...seriously...let me know if you make these

These are The Pioneer Woman's "Knock You Naked Brownies"

The caramel is a game changer!  You can find the recipe HERE

5. Share A Few Spring Traditions

Well we brought back a fun one this year and that was an Easter Egg Hunt- this one was the most fun because we had fun for the parents too :)

Planting flowers, herbs and veggies is another one but this year I am keeping it more simple.  I am only going to buy a couple of herb plants- basil and mint AND the rest of my planting will be flowers and LOTS of them :)

6. Best Spring Cleaning Hack?

Really don't have much here outside of my all-year tip which is Lysol Wipes are the bomb!  Spring Bonus?  Getting to open the windows to get fresh air in the house!

7. Will you plant a garden this year?

See Answer to #5

8. Spring Rain...Love or Hate?

I know we need it especially if we want pretty flowers and green lawns but I hate when it puts a damper on outdoor plans!



9. Favorite Spring Flower?

It has to be the lilac...brings back so many great memories of my childhood...truly the smell of spring for me...can't wait for ours to bloom in May! :)



10. Any Spring Travel This Year?

We leave for NYC late this afternoon!  Can't wait!

If you have been reading for awhile then you know I am heading to Nantucket for a weekend in May with my besties too and I can't wait!

Can't wait to see these tulips in all their glory!


That was FUN!  Can't wait to read all about your spring traditions!



Here is our schedule and topics for 2023 in case you want to follow along and link up with us during future months!






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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

What's Up Wednesday: April 2023


Hi Friends!  It is the end of April- WHAT?!  That means one of my favorite months is next...yeah!!!  Anyway, before we get to May, I am joining Sheaffer and Shay HERE and sharing our April and what has been up with us!  Here we go.....


 What We're Eating This Week

Monday- Turkey Burgers, Hashbrowns, Pickles (Turkey Burger and Salad for Mama)

Tuesday- Sweet and Sour Pork Kabobs, Rice, Corn on the Cob

Wednesday- Popcorn Chicken, Salad and Cauliflower Gnocchi

Thursday- Eating at our hotel in NYC

Friday- Eating at Carmine's in NYC before we see our big show!



What I'm Reminiscing About


Since we are headed to the Big Apple tomorrow night, I am reminiscing about our last trip there in June...so much fun...we just love this city :)


What I'm Loving

Planning outfits for Nantucket in May and then Italy in August...having so much fun mixing and matching...insert heart-eyed emoji here ;)

What We've Been Up To

We celebrated my Mom turning 75 and My Father In Law turning 85

We hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling for Eva's friends and their families


Eva and Daddy had a blast at the Daddy Daughter Dance

The ladies celebrated Jess turning 50

and Lea and I enjoyed the pascal play on Good Friday Night


Diana was up in Gilford NH competing in the NH State Theater Festival and having a blast!

Eva and I enjoyed our annual Easter baking and egg coloring with Mimi on Holy Saturday

That night, Diana's play won again!  They placed in the New Englands AND she won an Outstanding Acting Award!

We hosted Easter for the fam!

I enjoyed Book Club #24 when we read Jo Jo Moyes' "Someone Else's Shoes"

 There have been more date walks...

 and Soul Sister time...

 and Dance Mom time!


I was so excited to get back on the golf course after two years!

We enjoyed a very moving performance of "A Child's View of the Holocaust" by NEDE- both girls did a lovely job

Eva had a blast at her Color Run!

Diana had a blast at the New England Drama Festival where she got to perform in her play one more time!


 We celebrated Lea's Bday

and we celebrated Eva's 9th Birthday with the Fam

What I'm Dreading

Some serious purging I have to do...I don't procrastinate on anything except for purging my closets...eek!



What I'm Working On


So much right now...my health...my career....my family....Windham Blackout 2023... just making it all happen!

What I'm Excited About

NYC!  We are seeing Lea Michele as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway and I am going to pee my pants- HA!

Nantucket 2023

and a summer of anticipation as I get ready to turn 50!

What I'm Watching/Reading

Making my way through Glee...on Season 5 of 6...recently saw for the first time ever when Finn died and they honored Cory Monteith...I cried so much :(



 Rob and I are working are way through Blue Bloods- on Season 3 and counting- such a GREAT SHOW!

 I am still enjoying the last season of "A Million Little Things"

 and Abbott Elementary keeps me laughing!




 and soooo excited to dive back in to the final seasons of Firefly Lane, Mrs. Maisel and Workin' Moms very soon!

and my books for April were


Losing Hope By Colleen Hoover (Book #2 in a 4 Part Series)

So good and just as good as the first book!

and my 2nd book was a Book Club Read

Someone Else's Shoes by Jo Jo Moyes

Really Cute Read!

What I'm Listening To

The Soundtrack to Funny Girl because...well duh?! ;)

and lots of T Swift

What I'm Wearing

Workout Clothes for around the house, working from home, walking and weekends and of course for golf

There was some Easter Attire...bunnies and Lilly :)

Casual Dialed Up for a Networking Breakfast

and some Maxis for Nights Out....

as well as an outfit with pink pants...yeah for Spring!


What I'm Doing This Weekend

Can't wait!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

What Else Is New?


I think I covered it all!  What's new with YOU?


and I forgot that we are adding our favorite Amazon purchase of the month.  You can find mine HERE


An homage to Grammy and Robby B XO




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