Weekend Simplicity

Welcome to the weekend, also known as Weekend Simplicity…..

FASHION

Mr. Robinson would say that my taste is for the finer things– however, my budget doesn’t always align with my choices, which is why I was happy to snag these soft leather, taupe boots.  If you’ve ever try to find the perfect  color grey, you know that it’s no easy feat.  An added plus, is that by ordering a 1/2 size larger than I wear, I’m finding all my shoes are more comfortable that way. Did I really just admit that?

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Source | Nordstrom

 

FOOD 

Don’t laugh, but I saw this Shepherd’s Pie on an IG feed and am seriously considering trying it on my crew. I’d say there is a 50/50 shot that I can please their pallet with this dish. Certainly, my oldest will like a simple meat and potato’s dish- it’s right up her alley.

 

Source | Food Network

Source | Food Network

PHOTOGRAPHY

Next weekend at this time, I will be sitting in a local photography class. I haven’t been to a class in over 5 years so it will be nice to learn some new tricks.   In the meantime, there’s this.

weekend simplicity via grateful simplicity

Friday Night Lights

 

That’s it. That’s all I got.

 

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Poochie says relax

It’s a no exercise, grill cheese, on old bread, with Trader Joe’s somewhat clumpy tomato soup coupled with a stye in the eye kind of day. The kids are bickering, Poochie is scratching at the door, Raynes is pointing to something and asking for the 123rd time what something is.  I left this morning in the dark and arrived home shortly before dark.  But…. Raynes finally got a haircut and it’s Wednesday!

Poochie

Poochie says relax

On tap: a new season has begun… Middle School tennis. Wish us luck!

Happy Hump Day!

Leftovers

We’re not about to let a little rain get in the way of our fun this weekend.  Full steam ahead!

 

Tonight we’re having leftovers. Why not post some left over photos too?

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This year my Mama (yes, that’s you Sassy) neglected to have this ol’ blog printed into an annual book. I suppose I should go ahead and do that, because as I am realizing as I get older, the days seem to go by faster and faster with each passing month.

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Already, my crew is half way through school. Britton is that much closer to being a 7th grader. Kenley, a 4th grader- and we all know I’m not old enough to have children that old.

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Of course, than I look around at the parents of Raynes’ friends, and I think to myself Wow, they’re really young!

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I’m hoping once this rain passes through we will get a snippet of the beautiful weather we had last weekend.

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Have a great weekend!

Weekend Simplicity, the encore edition

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr

 

Double dose of beautiful weather = double day of heading outdoors. Weekend Simplicity, the encore edition.

This time we walked, rode bikes, and scooted on our motorized John Deer tractors to one of the neighborhood lakes.  We also cleaned the house, tried organizing our Apple accounts, exercised and paid bills but that’s not nearly as exciting.

Weekend Simplicity, the encore

the emergence of freckles on a little boy’s nose….

 

 

Everyone in the family had a chance to hang out with friends, kick their heels up and enjoying the momentary pause in our crazy schedules.

Weekend Simplicity, the encore edition

 

Weekend Simplicity, the encore edition

K let me try a new hairstyle on her– so happy my baby doll is still a willing participant (from time to time).

 

 

Weekend Simplicity, the encore edition

It’s rare that this not a little girl, but not a teenager, allows me the privilege of photographing her… occasionally I sneak one past her (and Tucker who looks like she was ready to turn around and head home anyway).

 

 

Weekend Simplicity, the encore edition

Weekend Simplicity, the encore edition

That sweet little scar on her forehead? There’s a story there– a story with a back story. But that’s a story for another day. (story, story, story– have you every tried saying that really fast three times?)

Time to stick the camera back in the bag and start planning some meals for yet another week….

Weekend Simplicity

With the temperature trying their hardest to reach almost 70 degrees this weekend, we found ourselves outside a good bit.  When I say we, I meant me, Single Mom, and my trio.  Mr. Robinson has been in South FL duck hunting for the past several days while I did some online shopping held down the fort. We’ve kept things simple around here, enjoying what we have around us.

Weekend Simplicity 

Like meeting friends at the park to soak in the sunshine (and eat a little ice cream too).

Weekend Simplicity via grateful simplicity

 

Waving to the neighbors as they drove by (or to the Mays Monroe delivery men as they unloaded an appliance at a neighbor’s house)….

Weekend Simplicity via grateful simplicity

 

Riding bikes in a new location….

Weekend Simplicity via grateful simplicity

 

Taking selfies in the front lawn because my three year old wanted to use my camera…

Weekend Simplicity via grateful simplicity

Taking one for the team with this photo- cute of a three year old with his awkward face. Not so cute of the 37 year old with hers.

 

 

Finding new parks to explore which sometimes are located in overlooked locations like a nearby church….

 

Weekend Simplicity via grateful simplicity

Identity crisis perhaps? Shark or pirate? Shark bike helmet found here.

 

 

Weekend Happenings {new local photographer}

And for all you local friends, I am excited to report that there is a fabulous photographer, Brittany Morgan, that is moving to the area this Spring  Her company is  Brittany Morgan Photography (and her father is the pastor of our church) and she specializes in natural light photography (my favorite)! Her husband is in the military so she’s captured many military homecomings that are so moving.  Brittany is oozing with talent and I am so thrilled to have her in our little town soon.

 

Food

Not being much of a pork (or red meat) fan myself, it’s hard to get my excited to cook these meats. Much to my surprise, all three of my kiddos ate up my simple pork recipe earlier this week that I had to cook it again tonight. Can’t ever get enough protein in this house.  My latest favorite Trader Joe find is this mac and cheese which can be quickly heated up on a weeknight.

trader joes mac and cheese

Fashion

So I may have done a tiny, teeny, little bit of online browsing this three day weekend.  I may, or may not (depending of whether Mr. Robinson reads this), have ordered this little bag to help me finish out this more-to-come winter season.

 

 

Alright Mr. Robinson, come on home. We’ve all missed you!