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Life, Lately

Helloooooo long lost friends!!

It’s been awhile and yes, I did fall off the end of the earth! No, my One Room Challenge Coastal Bathroom Makeover isn’t 100% done, and no, my $100 Room Challenge Mudroom Makeover isn’t officially done!

This has been a wild and crazy month and it’s actually kind of amusing to me now that I piggybacked not one, but TWO kind of major DIY room renos in my own house on the cusp of the craziest month EVER in our family and for this mother!!

First off, my beautiful niece and her longtime love got engaged,

….twenty years after she was the flower girl in our wedding (our 20th anniversary was May 17!)

My honey had a birthday (some addition was required for the candles on his cake 🙂 )….

Peter and his girlfriend went to his school’s prom (the third prom for our family this year!)….

My baby turned FIFTEEN (not even possible)…..

Peter had his very last baseball game after a “career” that began with t-ball in kindergarten and included a traveling club team for 6 years…..a huge part of his (and our!) life!……

In a heartbeat the end of senior year came all too fast!

Baccalaureate mass……

And just like that……our first love and light of our lives, all grown up!

Kids we’ve known and loved since they were itty bitty, all graduating and heading off to college this August!

To top it off, my baby girl turns SEVENTEEN tomorrow!


In the midst of all this lovefest our plumbing has gone BONKERS, the mudroom sink pipes are all corroded and leaking, a pipe burst in our garage, I tried to change a faucet in our kids’ bathroom and flooded our kitchen below, you know, all the REAL LIFE that happens no matter what else you have going on!

I’m all teary and emotional and happy and sad and grateful and have eaten cake pretty much every day of May and am basically just a lunatic, so forgive me for my radio silence on the blog while life’s been one big party over here. I love and miss you guys and can’t wait to get back to things I can control, unlike my babies all growing up, like ripping apart rooms and putting them back together.

Come on by on Wednesday for June’s My Five Favorites, and keep an eye out for the bathroom reveal at the end of the week! I can’t wait to show you how it all came together!

I hope life’s been good to you too lately!! Thank you for checking in and stopping by this month!

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Saturday 10th of June 2017

It looks like you are in the same stage of life I am right now :) Having that first summed up the emotions well. And your "baby's" cake looked DELICIOUS.. I look forward to purusing your blog - Thrifty Decor Chick linked to you with gadget favorites. Happy Summer!!


Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Oh, did you have a graduate this year too?! So bittersweet! Mostly sweet though. Mamas gotta be tough, right? Thanks for visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick, and wishing you a great summer as well!


Sunday 4th of June 2017

Hey forgot that you helped out your friend by measuring, shopping and installing blinds in a much needed room, volunteered to be their photographer on a very important day and have offered continual support for all that need it. I can't imagine on top of everything else why your bathroom isn't 100% completed. Here's to the new month of June, where we can celebrate you on your bday.


Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Thank you my beautiful friend!! XOXOX


Wednesday 31st of May 2017

awww Lisa, I love this post, kids, cake and everything in between. enjoy your summer with them. i miss your blogging but we'll be here when you have time. can't wait for your reveal though. :)


Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Cake, a lot of cake Nancy. Just in time for beach weather :)


Tuesday 30th of May 2017

There have been so many wonderful occasions and milestones to celebrate in your family lately! What a blessing! Special congratulations on Peter's graduation! That's huge, and I can only imagine the parental feelings that arise when your firstborn is off to college. Hang in there with the house stuff. So happy you're back! :)


Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Thank you Carol! It's been a fun few weeks but it's nice to get my house back in order and finish up projects. Looking forward to catching up on what you've been up to!


Tuesday 30th of May 2017

Love it! and understand. Live every moment and appreciate it. We will still be here.......


Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Thank you Carol! It's a busy but happy season of life that is for sure!