// Here's To Being 27!

I say the very same thing every year - it's feels weird to wake up one year older. Twenty six was a fun one. Now I'm ready to tackle twenty seven. Here's to hoping it's my best year yet! I also need to come up with my 27 Before 28 list, and see what I skipped out on my 26 Before 27 one!

27 doesn't feel "old" but holy grey hairs, batman! 

Also, can you believe this is the sixth year I've kept up with my urban typography birthday tradition?! I'm fickle so that's pretty amazing to me. Here's 22232425, and 26! Hopefully this little blog will be around to see 28, too. (I think I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on my new blog look - so we'll see). xo

// KB's Birthday Wishlist

My 27th birthday is on Monday (!!!) so I thought it'd be fun to put together a little wishlist of goodies I totally wouldn't hate receiving haha! It'll be a low key day around here since Mike has school and Toby will be on spring break. It'll be me and the kiddos for most of the day. 27 seems like such a strange age, but I think I say that every year. But seriously... 27. Holy crap.

Anyway, here's my current wishlist:

Seinfeld series box set - because Seinfeld! // Seinfeld trivia book - yes! (I really love Seinfeld) // Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay // An embroidery machine - because I don't already own too many sewing related gadgets (that I have no idea how to use...) // A week in Akumal, Mexico - I can't convince Mike it'd be super fun to take the kids, so I guess I'm wishing for a set of grandparents to offer to keep them for that long haha! // A new pair of Sanuk yoga mat flip flops - Mike got me a pair a few years ago and I went and lost one since last Summer! They're the best! (Size 9) // A huge bag of Runts - because that's what I fill our gumball machine with // An ULTA gift card - because makeup!

What would be on your wishlist? (And do you wanna watch our kids for a week?! Ha kidding! Sort of...)

// Things I Love Thursday v.221

Edited to add: Sorry the photos are so grainy! They totally didn't look like that when formatting the post, but I'll work on editing them out! xo
this makeup is SO RAD! ♥
this amazing DIY cactus collection ♥
this awesome zine display ♥
this DIY guess who game (totally going to make this!) ♥
this poster design ♥
these cute dolls ♥
these gorgeous flowers ♥
this adorable DIY dog food tin ♥

What are you loving this week?

// Date Day

We took advantage of the nice weather and Mike's Spring Break last Tuesday and had ourselves a little "date day!" (matching Converse and all, ha!) I had mentioned we were on the hunt for some patio furniture and a new grill for respective birthday gifts to each other, so that's what we set out to do. Toby was in school so we loaded up Linden and headed toward Franklin for the day. We ended up finding the perfect set of huge, cozy patio chairs and a matching glass-top coffee table. Thank you, Martha Stewart! haha Mike found the grill he had been wanting and by the end of the day we were totally set on having a snazzy back deck. We grabbed some lunch at Chipotle, bought some new planters, and even made a run to Ivey Cake for our favorite cupcakes. It was a much needed break from the chaos of our recent days. Most days I feel like I'm drowning, so a few hours together, away from work, were totally necessary (and perfect!)

We had our first cookout on our deck this past weekend, too. We invited over some friends and our neighbors, too. We lit that place up with an outrageous amount of twinklelights and after dinner we roasted marshmallows over the firepit. Mmmm, s'mores! Probably not the most appropriate food for a Tuesday morning, yeah?  

Date day was a total success and now we have a deck I want to lounge on for hours! Overall I'd say it was a big, epic win! I'll be sure to share some photos of said deck once everything is planted and finished. Happy Tuesday! xo

// Window Shopping: Eliza J Dresses

I was recently introduced to Eliza J dresses and now I'm swooning hard. I've been scouring the pieces online, thinking up ways to get every single one of them in my closet! haha I may not have an excuse to dress this "fancy" every single day, but who needs a reason anyway?! The maxi dress and the bold blue/teal ones are my favorite! But I also really, really dig that striped casual one, too.

I need y'all to invite me to all of your parties and wedding and shindigs! Mama wants to feel fancy! xo

// Things I Love Thursday v.220

these gorgeous watercolor tattoos! ♥

this bathing suit! cats and french fries, oh my! ♥

♥ and just when you think it can't get any better, this happens! ♥
this bedroom! ♥
this is the cereal bowl i need haha ♥
this adorable photo ♥
this is the bathroom of my dreams ♥
this photo is so neat ♥
this lofted living room! &hearts

// !!!! In super exciting news, Stitch Fix now offers Petite and Maternity options on their boxes! Now we just need to push them to open up their size range to include Plus. C'mon! (I have been loving my latest Fixes - someone remind em to friggin' blog them!)

// Roxy wrote an incredibly brave post about being bullied at her job, and I just want to reach through the internet and hug her. She is amazing in every way.

// The Gentle Cesarean: More like a birth than an operation. (Though I take issue with the word choice in the title. You still give birth if you have a cesarean.)

// 19 reasons brunch weddings are pretty much perfect.  Why didn't we have a brunch wedding?! WAFFLES!

// A giant octopus almost escaped the Seattle aquarium so good luck sleeping tonight!

// And now for something super fun: NOVICA is giving one of y'all a $50 gift card to spend on their site! I'm super excited about the handwoven chair we just ordered from Mexico! I can't wait for it to get here so we can hang it on our carport! All you gotta do to win is visit NOVICA and let me know what you'd spend your $50 on! Leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen next week!

What are you loving this week?

// Life Lately: Spring Awakening

Spring is my favorite! As soon as the temperature hits 70, I feel like a new person. It's great that this awesome weather coincides with Mike's spring break because we are getting so much done on our house! We have these two awkward "windows" that open up our kitchen and living room, and they've just been useless for the past 2 years. I had an idea last week to create some shelves in them so I doodled up some ideas. I thought one side would be cool with some floating shelves hung on rope, with pots nestled in the top row, and then the other window could have some little "built ins" for all of Mike's books. Sort of like a his and hers set up. Luckily Mike loved the idea and was stoked on building them. We spent Sunday working on them and then we painted them last night. They look so good! I'm so so thrilled. Once they're styled up and finished I'll be sure to share them.

We also worked on our carport and deck. We cleaned off all the leaves (omg) and worked on tossing stuff and reworking the furniture. Mike spilled the beans and said he wanted to buy me some new patio furniture for my birthday later this month so we're on the hunt! I spilled the beans and told him I had planned on buying him a new grill for his birthday at the beginning of May, so it looks like our deck situation is going to be nice! My parents are getting a new patio set for their deck so they offered up their iron table and chairs to use on our carport. We're trying to utilize the carport area the best we can so it doesn't turn into a catchall for tools and junk. (We obviously don't park on it - not the best fit for my Xterra) 

I even painted the front door on Sunday! I had the itch last week and I asked Mike how he felt about it and he was totally game. We picked out a color together and I painted while he screwed in the shelves. Linden got to enjoy a lot of sunshine this weekend, too. We took his Breeze outside and he loved every minute of it. It's supposed to be pretty rainy (again! womp!) this week but I'm just going to hold out for more sunshine. 

Linden has been crawling all over the place (and all over Pip). It's been so fun watching him master this new skill. We also bought a new video monitor this weekend and I love it so much. Linden has slept in his own crib in his own room for the past 3 nights (!!!) and I woke up to the sweetness of Toby making Linden laugh the other morning. Such a sight!

Alrighty, we're off to Franklin to look at some patio furniture and grills! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are! xo

PS; Happy St. Patrick's Day!

// Things I Love Thursday v.219

this, because broad city is EVERYTHING! ♥
this gorgeous planner ♥
♥ this. ♥
this DIY chipmunk softie from a glove ♥
this! 12 famous women who totally owned sexist, racist, and transphobic interview questions ♥
this grrrl gang sticker pack is fantastic ♥
these kat von d lipsticks are on point! ♥
the quokka of australia has my heart melting! ♥

// Loving these dandelion towels right now! Perfect way to welcome in Spring!

// Wishlist Wears: this red chiffon dress // love the lining on these boots - and these, too! // this patchwork dress is at the TOP of my wishlist (!!!!) // the pattern on this dress is so fun and it'd look so good with a bright yellow cardi! // this super fun necklace // this shibori-style maxi dress is going to be perfect for summer // 

// Clueless celebrates its 20th anniversary with a vinyl soundtrack reissue (!!!! "We're the kids in Americaaaaaa! Woo!")

// Last chance to get your hands on a free Tea Box Express package! Get itttttt!

What are you loving this week?