Monthly Archives: July 2015

Friday Favorites – BRB, playing with lasers!

Hey friends!

Sorry I’ve been so MIA this week! You know the scene in the movie where the little girl yells “we bought a zoo!” well that’s how I feel about our laser! It arrived late Tuesday night and we had training on Wednesday. We’ve been playing with it and learning the tricks, but we have a long way to go!

This mug accurately describes my life this week.

Here are a few of the things we’ve done so far in the laser…

I can’t wait to start offering personalized iPad stands and business card holders in Brandon’s etsy shop!

And we will be offering customized bottle openers as … read more

Christmas in July Box Swap

I know, double post on one day, but I’m so excited to be linking up with Liz, Courtney, Jamie, and Amanda for the Christmas in July box swap today!

I was lucky enough to send a box to Meghan and her son Noah over at The Adventure Starts Here. Here’s a sneak peek, but go check out her blog to see what Jude sent Noah

We received our Christmas box from Courtney and Aria over at Sweet Turtle Soup, which is so funny because she also sent me my Mother’s Day Box!

First I gave Jude the card, but he was definitely more interested … read more

Weekend Fun

What a weekend full of fun! Here’s what we were up to…

Saturday we headed to STL for the Midwest Belgian Beer Fest hosted by Perennial and Side Project. It was held at the Moto Museum which is right by SLU. We went last year and had a blast and had just as much fun this year!

Weekend Fun | Ellie And Addie

Brandon donated two of his lambic boxes and a bottle opener for the raffle and they paired them with some fun gift cards and beer.

Weekend Fun | Ellie And Addie

We had fun with lots of friends trying lots of good beer! Seriously, so much delicious beer!

Weekend Fun | Ellie And Addie

When we got home we had fun with bubbles in the … read more


Today’s edition of currently… is dedicated to the USPS, FedEx, and UPS – because we’ve received and sent a LOT of packages the past few weeks!

Watching – all the Netflix and Amazon Streaming. Not sure about you, but Amazon Prime Day was kind of a bust. Since we are remodeling the basement and are want to put a TV down there, I decided I wanted to get a Fire TV Stick since we won’t get our UVerse down there. I was able to snag one on sale on Prime Day, and wouldn’t you know it, but it didn’t even arrive in 2 days! I thought that was kind … read more

Blackberry and Peach Picking Time

So last Friday on our anniversary, I knew I wanted to do something fun during the day with Jude since Brandon and I were going out to dinner without him that evening. I couldn’t decide what we should do and then I saw on Instagram that Eckert’s was having a pick your own blackberry sale! I have a little summer bucket list written down and one of the things was pick your own peaches and blackberries at Eckert’s so I knew this was the perfect time to do both!

We headed out super early for two reasons, one – beat the heat and two – beat the crowds! … read more