Friday, June 1, 2018

May Highlights

I shared a few things that have been going on around our house in the Just 5 Things post earlier in the month, but as I was scrolling through my camera roll I saw that I had a lot more to share! Maybe this will end up being a monthly tradition.

Auntie Life
A highlight of my life is certainly being an Aunt to these crazy kids! I got to spend a lot of time this month with Carter, since he was going a little stir crazy with his new baby brother in the house. I think my sister needed a break too. He turned 4 this month and my goodness is he at a fun age! 

We joke that he only likes to come over to our house to play with the pugs and Blake's Star Wars stuff! His Uncle Blake bought a new Star Wars lego set for them to build together. It's probably too advanced for him right now, but they will try anyway. 





Plenty of baby Lennox snuggles too!


This picture cracks me up! I had Zane (Blake's sister's son) over one day too, and he made quite the hammock between the couch and ottoman. He was perfectly content there for a long time, but as soon as I took out my phone to take the picture he slipped! (LOVING our new ottoman, by the way!)

Pug Life
I haven't been great about posting pug pictures on the @dellyandfriends Instagram account this month, but that doesn't mean I didn't take a ton of pug pictures! The pugs are doing just fine, with nothing new to report. They are so snuggly lately I just love it. 







Tea Party
Some friends from the congregation threw a little tea party for all the ladies! It was blazing hot, so it was more like a Iced Tea Party. We had so much fun getting together for no reason! Some of the girls really went all out and made their own fascinators! 







My niece Gia!




I actually found my Hello Sunshine hat at Walmart! It's adorable and less than $10. Can't wait to wear it to the beach this summer! 

Fruits of My Labor
My garden really started producing this month! There are tons of tomatoes every day, and I also have a bunch of great bell pepper plants that are loaded. We also harvested all of my lettuce, which has lasted SO long. I just used the last of it. I love fresh salsa and salads in the summer! 


  



I am also SO excited about the bloom above! I planted that Lily of the Nile plant 7 years ago, and it finally bloomed! It's the little things in life, ya know?

Monthly Favorites
Favorite Song: 
Really the entire Greatest Showman soundtrack! I actually went on a run and played this soundtrack, and it may have been the most fun I've ever had! I felt like I was in a parade.



Favorite Show:
Was anyone else obsessed with Planet Earth when it came out in 2006? My family loved it! I was so excited to see season 2 pop up on Netflix. We've been watching it on our 4k TV and I just can't believe how gorgeous the picture is! We aren't finished with the season yet, but it's just as fascinating as the original. The first episode with the lizards and the snakes....holy moly that got my heart racing. 



Favorite Diffuser Blend:
I picked up a rosemary essential oil this month, and I have loved diffusing it. The combo below is AMAZING. Super fresh and spa like.


Favorite Recipe:
Blake and I ended up with a surplus of pineapple, and we decided to try this recipe out. It's incredible! We ended up freezing more pineapple to make it again! She has you add quite a bit of sweetener, but I used less than half of the amount and it was still plenty sweet. 


On Pugs & Pearls
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Happy first day of June! Leave a comment below and tell me how your May went!
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23 comments:

  1. Loved this post so much, Kristen! Your nephews are so adorable and it looks like you had a blast at the tea party. Definitely will be checking out some of your favourites from this month. Thanks for sharing!

    Felicity | http://oliverandmoose.com

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post Felicity! I think I will have to make it a monthly thing.

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  2. Wow this was a round up in pure cuteness! Lennox and Carter are beautiful and you really suit the baby look! I bet you get fed up with people saying that! ;) The pugs are the best - the bath one nearly made me spit my coffee all over my PC. The tea party was adorable and the girls looked like they loved it! Can't believe your tomatoes are ready already - but then again, this is Florida! I bet they tasted amazing! Have a great week-end - Joanne xx

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    1. Haha, we used to get asked when we were having kids all the time, but not so much anymore! I love them so much, but the more I see how hard their parents have to work, the more I'm sure I'm not ready yet!
      Yes, Florida has a very different climate from where you live! Summer starts early!!

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  3. A tea party (or ICED tea party!!) sounds so so fun!!!! Also, pleeeeease make this a monthly thing. "Just 5 things" is such a catchy title for the series!!! P.S. You are the sweetest aunt and win all the points. End of story.

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    1. Iced tea party is right! Just as fun!
      Thank you so much Julie, I'm glad you liked this post! It was fun to round up everything! You are so sweet!

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  4. I can’t wait to try the Dole whip recipe - it’s one of my favorite treats at Disney! Lovely photos, the kids and pugs are so cute! xAllie
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    1. You have to Allie! It's great!! Very refreshing too.

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  5. Such lovely photos. Your nephews are so cute and so is Gia. Love all those hats and fascinators.

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    1. Thank you so much! Popping over to your blog now!

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  6. The Greatest Showman soundtrack is SOOOO GOOD!

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  8. I LOVE the Greatest Showman!! Also, the tea party that you guys had was the cutest thing. I have been wanting to have an adult tea party lately...even with the heat!

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    1. It was a blast. Everyone loved dressing up and having the excuse to get together. You should totally throw one! And take pictures, I want to see!

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  9. I love a good tea party and those hats look great, I love the one with the blue hydrangeas. I can't believe May is already over?! Also, I've always wanted to make dole whip!!

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    1. It was so cute! The person with the hydrangea hat went to Hobby Lobby and a sweet floral lady helped her deck her hat out! I thought that was precious.

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  10. I love the tea party idea! And yay for a healthy, bountiful garden!!
    So great that Carter can come hang out with his aunt and uncle and burn some energy and play with the pups (and Star Wars stuff)! I bet he loves those days!

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    1. Isn't it a fun idea?!
      The pugs love Carter too. Especially Winston, they chase each other around the living room. The giggles alone are so stinking cute! Winston needs to be tired out anyway, so it's a win win!

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  11. Ooh, hurrah for your plant to finally bloom after 7 years! Omg, i would have lost hope!! And yes to growing your own veggies!! What fun that Tea Party looked!!

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    1. Haha, I'm such a dork but I literally teared up when I saw the little bud pop up on that plant!

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  12. OK, those pug pictures are EVERYTHING!! Dogs are amazing. And your garden tomatoes look delicious and juicy! What a success.

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    1. Thank you Jessica! One of my favorite things about my pugs is how photogenic they are! Dogs are just the best!

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