Thursday, February 28, 2013

25 acts of kindness for my 25th

Dear friends,
As some of you may know,
my birthday is less than a week away!

Though, this year will be a little different than years past.
Yes, on that date I will be a quarter of a century.
My, how time truly flies.
I have been planning this for quite some time now.
{thanks to pinterest & a few other inspiring stories}
For my birthday,
I wanted to give my time and energy instead of the traditional receiving.

I decided that throughout the month of March,
I would commit to 25 random acts of kindness,
since I'm 25 this month.
Please join me in this journey that is surely to be full of
love & kindness to those around.
Follow me on instagram & twitter:
And also,
I encourage you to follow along.
Hope this brings some inspiration your way to help spread kindness
to others in your community!
Thanks for all your support.

Here goes nothing...

Monday, February 25, 2013

first destination of 2013

I wanted to share some photos of our trip to Cancun in the beginning of February.
We have quite a few adventures planned for 2013 (before any babies come)
Cancun was our first destination for the year...
As we left PA in the mid 20's..we arrived to Mexico in the mid 80's.
What a drastic difference, despite both being winter!
We had an awesome, relaxing vacation.
my idea of relaxing:
laying under the lapalapa..listening to the crashing waves..reading a book & the occasionally nap
my husbands idea of relaxing:
jumping the waves..swimming..laying in the sun..& more swimming..all day
We are quite different when it comes to relaxing, but we both love exploring.
Check out some of our highlights...


What an amazing getaway!
Thanks for stopping by. <3

Thursday, February 14, 2013

happy valentines day, loves!

is upon us, my friends.
I love everything about this holiday..
I love hearts, red, and fresh flowers (and chocolate of course)
But most of all..i enjoy all the LOVE.
That's my favorite.
Showing others how much they mean to you..
that's what is special.
(and if its handmade: bonus points!)
I've decided to do a little valentines day wrap up.
This year I participated in a valentines swap,
{ via: lyndsey at the stationary place <3 }
where you were paired with a group
of other folks from around the world.
You had to make a handmade valentine,
and send it to your val pals (as I like to call them)
It was SO much fun!
Here are what I made:
Here are the ones I've received:
Our home was quite decorated for the holiday!
(any reason to decorate is perfect for me!)
Here are some just a few snapshots of our love filled HOMESTEAD:
& of course I did a few valentines crafts!
 I made these heart crayons for my nanny kiddos:
I was quite impressed with the turn out! :)
This year for our first married valentines...
Mr. Mack & I had an afternoon together planned.
..lunch at the market
..strolling around the city
(and of course, sharing dessert at Just Cupcakes!<3)
Here is our valentines day in photos...
I couldn't have asked for a better day with my love.
(except for the fact he had to leave for work!)
God has surely blessed me with an amazing husband.
Wishing you all a day full of love!