Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What's Up Wednesday {6/28/17}

I can't believe it's the end of June! Time sure does fly by!

 With that being said I'm back for another What's Up Wednesday and of course I'm linking up with ShaySheaffer, and Mel!


What we're eating this week: Honey Lime Enchiladas (our favorite!), Beach Street Chicken, BBQ Meatballs, and Pizza!

What I'm reminiscing about: Last summer I looked like this and was hanging with my family! I'm so sad that I won't be seeing any of my family anytime soon:(

What I'm loving: Pink Champagne LipSense! I tried it for the first time on Sunday and it's now my go-to color during the week! Let know if you want to order one!

What we've been up to: Last week we visited Castle Island for the first time! We watched this huge barge and many other big ships go by. Of course B loved it!

What I'm dreading: There's a couple things, but the main one is residency life....I'm just trying to take it a day at a time and be positive- it's only for four years:)

What I'm working on: I have two free Shutterfly book coupons that expire this week and I'm frantically trying to catch up on my boys' baby books! I have one down, one more to go!

What I'm watching: Heartland! We started it a couple weeks ago because so many family members were recommending it. And we love it!

What I'm reading: I'm almost done with the second book of this series and like I said last month- It's a favorite!

What I'm listening to: The rain falling outside.

What I'm wearing: I've been trying to document my outfits better and it helps that I have a huge mirror in my room now!

What I'm doing this weekend: Hanging out, swimming, going on walks!

What I'm looking forward to next month: Spending lots of time outside and fireworks on the 4th of July!

What else is new: Nothing too much...

What's your favorite July 4th tradition? Watching fireworks would have to be my favorite!


Thanks for stopping by and catching up!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Camping in Vermont

Two weekends ago we went on our first camping trip as a family of four!

We left on Friday afternoon thinking we would get there with at least two hours of daylight, but because of traffic it took an hour longer than we expected. We ended up stopping to eat and also had to give Baby E a diaper change. He was so happy to be out of his seat!

This was our first time to Vermont! We also had to drive through New Hampshire, so we got to check two states off our list!

We camped at a church camp called Camp Joseph. It was literally right next to the birthplace of Joseph Smith Jr!

We couldn't park the car by the camp sites so they had these cool carts to use!

B loved the fire and eating marshmallows:)

There was a huge grassy area, so on Saturday we played spike ball and kickball. Then played in the pond and rode in the canoe. There were also so many ticks at this place-so gross! One fell off of me onto Baby E in our tent and luckily I found it, but I still itch when I think of it!

After playing in the water, we drove an hour to the Ben & Jerry's Factory. 
Isn't Vermont so pretty?!?!

We took a tour and ate yummy ice cream!

On Sunday we went to church, then packed up camp. We stopped at the Joseph Smith Memorial on the way out.

It is 38 1/2 feet tall, one foot for every year of the prophet's life. 
 We'll be back Vermont!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

365 Days of Lindsey {Week 25}

Happy Sunday! 

Here's our pictures from the week!

Day 169:
Finished our camping trip by visiting the birthplace of Joseph Smith!

Day 170:
My camera didn't work for most of the day so no pictures were taken....Instead I'm sharing a quote I saw today that I love!

Day 171:
Eight loads of laundry later I can finally see my bed! Camping with kids is no joke, but it's worth it!

Day 172:
First day of summer done right!

Day 173:
Three weeks ago Baby E could barely pull himself up to the entertainment center (seen here) and today I caught him standing up next to it!

Day 174:
Friday night fun!

Day 175:
Eight months old and on the move!
All of these pictures and more can be found on my Instagram (@brushing.our.way.through.life)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Projects in the Boys Room

Happy Friday!!

Today I'm showing you the boys' room!

Ever since we found out we were moving to Boston, I've been trying to figure out ways to keep things organized and uncluttered because our new apartment isn't that much bigger than our last one. Which is becoming less and less ideal as time goes on, but we're having to sacrifice things the next four years so I'm trying to deal with it (having a positive attitude of course;)! 

Sorry to get off on that tangent:) Moving on to the room....

My husband got a wooden crate and cut it in half, painted it and screwed it to the wall! It's awesome and we were able to get rid of a bookshelf by adding these to the walls. Thanks Pinterest!

This dresser was a natural color and at first I was going to paint it white, but then I thought it would look great dark, especially since the crib, toddler bed, and other furniture in the room are dark (it looks darker in this photo than it really is).

I'm really happy with how the shelves and dresser turned out and so glad they are finished!