Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lets Look - Your Favorite Reads

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today is my "Friday" because tomorrow Mike and I leave town for a very special getaway, sans kids!  We're blessed to have his Mom here with us, helping us out, so that we can take the time for ourselves.  

Today, I'm excited to share my first installment of "Lets Look" with you!  Every month I'll be linking up with Mix and Match Mama and A Little Bit of Everything to bring you a fun look at things in my life!

It would be fun for you to join in too, here are the topics for the year...

So, I didn't link-up for January, we were really busy, and I honestly had a hard time finding the "coziest" spot in my house besides my bed and couch.  I am committed to letting you take a peek at the rest of the year's fun topics though :)

This month's link-up comes at the perfect time, because if you missed it, I posted my favorite books of 2018 just a few weeks ago!  You can take a look back at that post here.  

My favorite reads are really all over the place.  I used to only love Nicholas Sparks books, but as I've matured, I'm finding that I like to try new genres and styles.  If you reflect back on my favorite books of last year, we've got the Bible, a motivational book, and a yoga book.  I was also surprised that my favorite fictional book of the year was a "thriller"!  

I'm excited for today's link-up to get some ideas for more books for me to read this year.  Last year I read 14 books, and I want to read more than that this year!

Also, if you missed my post about my sweet girl, who turned THREE on Saturday, you can see that post here.  We had a great time, celebrating with family and a few friends. 


Have a Happy Valentines! I hope that you spend it with those that you love!

XO

Shari 




Saturday, February 9, 2019

Arianna is THREE!

My baby girl is three today!  Where does the time go, and where did my baby go?  I still remember her first and second birthday like they were yesterday...


Two has been an amazing year for my girl! She potty trained like a champ, started dance, and her personality has really shown through!  She is obsessed with Disney princesses and her brother.  She tries to act older than she is, because I think she wants to be her brother sometimes, and tries to mirror everything that he does. She can sing her ABCs, the "kiki song" and knows how to count to ten in Spanish.  She's full of sass and sweetness, and has filled our home with so much love and laughter these last three years.  Here are some of my favorite pictures of our girl over the last year to celebrate her birthday today!  Looking back over these pictures makes me realize just how much she's grown!
































Arianna Jade Florio, you've got us wrapped around your fingers, you're our princess, and today we celebrate you turning THREE! Mommy and Daddy love you to the moon and back baby girl!

XO

Shari 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What's Up Wednesday (1/30/19)

It's the first What's Up Wednesday of the year, and I love these posts! They are so fun to go back and refer to to catch back up with myself and all of the activities that have kept us busy for the last month.  And....this year we've got a new logo! Woop!

On the last Wednesday of the month I link-up with Shay to answer these questions:



1.  What we're eating this week...
Chili, because less than 50 degrees is cold in Florida!

2.  What I'm reminiscing about...
Vincent celebrated 100 days of school last week.  It's been a great year of growth for him, Kindergarten was something I was nervous about for sure.  He's reading and writing so much better, and I am so proud of how far he's come.  Before I know it, he'll be in 5th grade and on his way to Middle School!




3.  What I'm loving...
Working mom life is hard, but it makes it better when you get sweet pictures of your kids enjoying their days away from home.  I am loving these recent pics I got of Arianna at daycare.  


4.  What we've been up to...
We kicked off the new year with a bang at TWO NYE parties...




Took a dip in our pool to practice our great swimming skills from swimming lessons, and quickly got out, because the kids lips were turning blue and they were shivering!  Although, they are still asking to go back EVERY DAY...

Mike and I snuck in a date night to one of my favorite restaurants and checked out the newly designed area of downtown Tampa, Sparkman's Wharf...



 We've been having fun at dance, and our girl is officially signed up for her first recital...



We made our own pizzas, and some enjoyed them more than others...


We did something new, and took the kids to the local horse track for a day of racing.  We got there early, so we really only saw one race, because #naptime, but it was still fun, and perfect because it wasn't too crowded since it was the first race of the day...



and we celebrated a close friend's 40th birthday...




Is there anything better than sitting near a bonfire with your friends?! NO!!

5.  What I'm dreading...
Right now I'm not dreading anything! 

6.  What I'm working on...
Next week, I'm taking a 40 hour course on facilitating Yoga Nidra! I have been a student of the practice many times, and I'm so excited to bring the practice to my students.  Here's the link to my teachers website if you want to learn more.  She states that yoga nidra is "a guided meditation that has the power to transform, heal, and rejuvenate you at core levels."  Yes, yes, yes!

7.  What I'm excited about...
I got tickets to Rise conference in Dallas!! That's right, you guys know I've been girl-crushing on Rachel Hollis, ever since I read her book "Girl Wash Your Face," one of my favorite books last year.  

If you don't invest in yourself, no one else will.  I am excited to soak up all of the opportunities that these two days will bring!

8.  What I'm watching/reading...
Last night I finished reading The One Year Bible.  That's right, I can finally say that I've read the bible!! You guys, this is a huge deal, and I am so proud!

I just started reading "Where the Crawdads Sing"...

I'm watching the new season of The Bachelor, and I'm just not that into it...but I'm party of a Bachelor/Bachelorette fantasy league, and that makes it more fun!  The crazy thing is that I've already lost (no girls left), but I get my money back! These girls take it serious, here's a picture from our fun draft night!

I'm also glad that This is Us is back...my favorite!  They just won best cast at SAG, and I agree!



9.  What I'm listening to...
My kids are obsessed with the new Post Malone song, Sunflower from Spider-Man.  On repeat in my house, as well as on my January yoga playlist :)

10.  What I'm wearing...
I just ordered this dress for Valentines Day, and I can't wait to wear it! I've been eyeing it for a while, and I can't wait to wear it!  When it went under $60, I couldn't pass it up!


11.  What I'm doing this weekend...
Taking my birthday princess to Disney to celebrate a week early with family!  Here she is last year at Disney near her birthday, she's grown so much!

12.  What I'm looking forward to next month...
Celebrating Arianna turning 3!  She is so excited to be turning 3! Mommy is not, it officially means we've got no more babies in the house, and she's growing too fast! 

Mike and I are also heading out for a "parents only" trip to see our family in Las Vegas and a side-trip to AZ, counting down the days to that.  

13.  What else is new...
Arianna had her first dentist appointment, something I was dreading, but she did so well!  Having big brother there to show her the way also helped.  When they held each other's hands, my heart basically exploded!



We found out that Vincent will definitely require oral surgery for an extra adult tooth, and may require it sooner than later, as he's close to start losing all of his teeth.  I could use some prayers that we are able to make the right decision for him, since there's really nothing fun about dental surgery friends.

14.  Bonus Question - What is your favorite Valentine's Day tradition...
Before kids, I would say making dinner at home and enjoying wine with my hubby.  After kids, I would say that I love getting them a little something special that day to let them know how much they are loved, and helping them make their Valentines for their friends.  I love looking through all of the cute stuff that they come home with.  

XO

Shari