Rolling right into that last week of April, can you believe it! This month has gone by insanely fast. I really am amazed each day when I look at the time and realize that hours have gone by since the last time I looked. It is hard to fit everything in each day.

This weekend we didn’t really have any plans. Unfortunately, Chris ended up having to work a lot of it. So I guess it was best that we weren’t committed to anything. Friday morning, Zoe and I went and picked up some plants for our mailbox bed and front porch. Our mailbox bed was a mess, it was basically just dirt and weeds. I grabbed some rocks, a whiskey barrel and some really pretty flowers and here we are!

Here is a little tip. Even if you measured out the flower bed and the 40 pound bag of rocks says that it is enough for a 3 foot bed 2 inches deep layering…still buy double what you need! I started with 2 bags and went back and bought 2 more later that same day. We have black shutters on our house, black mulch in the front beds and a black mailbox…so I figured the black stones would look best. Also, can we talk about how obsessed I am with the lavender on our front porch?!

Speaking of plants, last week I had picked up this little guy. It has only been a week, but he is still alive. I hope that I can keep them all this way! I would like to get one or two more indoor plants as well. One for the living room, and one for my office. Zoe has a succulent she picked out for her bedroom a few weeks ago that she was excited about caring for.

Friday evening we ordered pizza from Ironstone. Zoe was a fan.

Saturday morning we made breakfast and I got to work cleaning up around the kitchen, and cleaning out our coffee machines. Why is that an all day event?? I ran out of vinegar after the first one, and we had to make a Target run. I picked up a dress while I was there. While it was really cute, it ran really big. After I got it home and tried it on, I knew it would have to go back. Why are fitting rooms still closed? I am going to be returning this dress that they are going to put back on the floor after I tried it on and it sat in my house for a day. I really don’t understand how that is any different than trying it on in the store. I have returned 6 things to Target in the past month. I really am about to give up on them and their weird ass sizing.

I had grabbed some M&M ice cream cones from Aldi last week, so Zoe and I had a little afternoon treat after all our work!

Saturday evening we spent some time outside after a thunderstorm rolled through. It felt so nice! We were predicted to have bad weather most of the day, but it was a lot calmer than expected. We even had several hours of sunshine! We came in and cooked up some taco meat for nachos and called it dinner.

Sunday morning, Zoe and I cleaned up her playroom after breakfast. Again. And when I say Zoe and I, I really mean just I. Zoe doesn’t know it yet, but she is getting a chore chart this week. I got so frustrated with her when we were trying to clean everything up. I think she needs some more responsibility and consequences to keep that room under control. She does really well at helping me with laundry, feeding Mac, unloading the dishwasher, watering plants, etc. But her room? Lord help us! When she was younger, she was really OCD about her stuff. She has grown out of that this past year, and I want it back haha. If you have any tips or tricks that have worked for you, throw them my way. I will share any progress we make once I come up with something.

That afternoon, we headed over to my SIL’s for a few minutes and then grabbed some strawberry milkshakes from Jack’s. Other than the one time I made a “healthy” version of a milkshake at home…Zoe has never had one before. I told her it was like drinkable ice cream and let me tell you…she was here for it! She finished off an entire one herself and declared it “Super Yummy!!!” I guess we will be going back for more in the future.

Sunday nights have become steak night at our house. Chris has a steak every Sunday and I usually put burgers on the grill for Zoe and I, or sometimes I will have steak or sushi. I made homemade fries last night to go with the steaks and burgers instead of our usual spinach salad. I think it is fun to have a certain night dedicated to something. It also makes meal planning a lot easier for me.

Just like that, it is back to the grind today! The library took one of my suggestions on a new book, and got Second First Impressions. I was the first on the waiting list, so I have that to look forward to this week! Tomorrow I am going to try to post my Mother’s Day Wish List. I always like to share it each year to give ideas, and love seeing what others are posting too. What did you do this weekend? I hope you have a great week!

Linking up with Tanya.

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer April 26, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Can’t wait to hear what you think about the book; it’s been in my cart forever! The added stones look SO good! Great call on that! Zoe is me eating pizza, lol!

  • Reply laura April 26, 2021 at 10:04 am

    OMG, I’d love to have that pizza right now!!! The flowers look so good! I know we’ve talked about it, but Target has been the absolute worst lately – I give up on buying new clothes for a bit I think.

  • Reply Biana April 26, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    I still can’t over Zoe’s face and the pizza – too cute! I hear ya on trying clothes on – I do think they keep it off the floor and sanitize it for up to 48 hours after items are returned – so maybe that’s why! Have a fun week!

  • Reply Danielle Butler April 26, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    My girls love cleaning up and request to help with things, but occasionally it is a fight about putting their stuff away. We have been having more problems with just listening lately. They got a lot of things taken away and have to earn them back. It seems the only way that they actually get it. I love nachos for dinner and when I saw Zoe’s face on IG with the pizza, I felt the same way when I eat pizza.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent April 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Why are clothes so messed up – that one ran big… other things run small – so aggravating.
    I love Zoe’s face with the pizza. That girl loves her food & I love her for it.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag April 27, 2021 at 11:16 am

    I hate figuring out sizes for clothes. Why do they have to be so different everywhere you go?? Hah I love Zoe’s pizza face. And how fun she had a milkshake for the first time!!


  • Reply Audrey April 27, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    I love your weekends with Zoe! I hope the chore chart works out! M is still in the dump everything out phase. Sigh. She does help feed the dogs, though. She gets PISSED if I step in. Haha. And if I don’t keep her from them, she tries to hand feed them from their bowls once the kibble is dumped in. Lol

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