Spring Break Recap + Daily Style Diary

Hey pretties, it feels like an eternity but I’m finally back!  Spring break week was amazing.  It was low key but just perfect.  We had a lot more of what this family desperately needs – unscheduled time to just “be”.  Here’s a photo recap from our week.

The week started with bad weather, so we stayed in and played many rounds of Uno – a.k.a. the game that never ends.  🙂

On Monday, we had gorgeous weather.  We went to the lake with my parents.  Fished all day but never got a bite.  Oh well, at least we enjoyed the great weather and an outdoor picnic.

Tuesday we took a college visit road trip with Devon.  We made a stop at the university’s equine center.  Ava was smitten with the foals.  They loved her right back.

The weekend brought a quick getaway with my parents, sister and brother-in-law to a family friend’s ranch deep in the heart of Texas.  (Go ahead, sing the song.  You know you want to.)

We went four wheeling, hunted hogs and did a lot of fishing.

[Back Row:  Craig and my dad, Middle Row:  Aubrey, me, my mom, my brother-in-law Victor, Front Row:  Ava and my sister Andrea]

It was so peaceful to sit on the porch swing and watch the wildlife visit this pond.

The best part of the weekend?  The girls put away their iPads in favor of fishing!  Miracles do happen.

Their persistence paid off.  Aubrey caught this nice bass.

And Ava caught her first fish too.  She was a little scared of it.  🙂

There were 800+ acres to explore with plenty of cattle, deer and other wildlife.

We drove into the small town nearby for dinner each evening.

Craig had a little too much fun playing “cowboy”.

The owners caught this wild baby hog and brought it to show to the girls.  It was adorable!  Too bad they grow up to be so destructive.

Of course Ava found a horse’s neck to hug on.  :)All in all the week couldn’t have been any better.  Back to reality this week but we’re all refreshed, recharged and ready to go.

DAILY STYLE DIARY

Even though it seems like a lifetime ago, here are the week before last’s Daily Style Diary outfits that were posted on Instagram.

Monday

We had an ice storm so the kids got a day off school.  This comfy outfit was perfect for a day at home.

[Sweater:  Similar/Tank:  Mossimo/Jeans:  Wit & Wisdom/Boots:  UGG/Scarf:  Similar]

Tuesday

One of my favorite things about spring is wearing my coral trench coat.  I wore this for lunch with a friend.

[Trench:  Similar/Scarf:  Sold Out/Jeans:  Paige/Boots:  Frye]

Wednesday

Barn day!  Aubrey made fun of this outfit.  She said the yoga jacket didn’t go with the rest of it.  Oh well, I was comfortable and kept me warm during Ava’s riding lesson.

[Jacket:  Similar/Top:  Loft/Jeans:  J. Brand/Boots:  Hunter]

Thursday

Gray and yellow is one of my favorite outfit combos.  This was a good base for my new yellow trench coat.

[Sweater:  Nordstrom Rack/Jeans:  Wit & Wisdom/Scarf:  Sold Out]

Friday

Yay!  My pink popover arrived from Target.  Of course, I couldn’t wait to wear it.  Boden sent me this adorable floral scarf on the same day – a mailbox match made in heaven.

[Popover Tunic:  Merona/Jeans:  Paige/Boots:  Frye/Scarf:  c/o Boden]

SPRING STYLE COLLAB

Be sure to stop by on Thursday when I’ll be styling one of my favorite spring trends along with these four other awesome fashion bloggers – beginning at the top: Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife, Kilee from One Little Momma, Cyndi from Walking in Grace and Beauty and Allison from Two Thirty-Five Designs.

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