Life has been absolutely nuts lately--I hate that I've neglected this little space of mine but hope to get back to a semi-regular routine soon!  Wyatt is turning ONE in two days and I have done nothing to plan for him.  We're thinking we'll do a party at the end of the month so we can recover from all of the holiday festivities.  Here's more of what we've been up to lately...

 Back in December, both of my brothers and Ryan's siblings were in town along with rest of Ryan's family so we had a big party to celebrate.  It was really fun to see many of the guys that I love in my life all in one room.

And my birthday celebration continued with this delicious coconut cake!  You can find the recipe here.

Ethan loves any chance to help blow out the candles!  :)

On New Year's Eve I made these champagne cupcakes and we had a fun dinner and early celebration over at a friend's house. 

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately...exactly what you would hope for during a wintery season. 

Unfortunately, Ethan and Wyatt both got pretty sick after all the holiday madness.  Lots of snuggles were in order. 

Had to show off another stunning sunrise! 

Ethan started up swimming lessons again and is loving it!

Wyatt was standing by on the deck...

Wyatt celebrated his birthday a couple days early since his grandparents will be out of town on his actual birthday.  He loved the cupcakes! 

And last night, I finally got into my adult coloring books...they are SO fun but since I am pretty OCD, I am not sure how relaxing they really are...ha!

I bought Animal Kingdom and Tropical World and bought these coloring pencils.  Have you gotten into coloring?  Let me know if you recommend colored pencils or pens...I'm on the hunt for more!

xo natasha


  1. I got a coloring book in my stocking and I just started on it this weekend. I'm with you on the relaxing... I am too OCD as well. Those cupcakes look delish!!

  2. Man that's awesome coloring!! I am too OCD for that and would probably spend WAY TOO much time on them haha.

  3. so many good things! that cake looks amazing! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. Oh wow, you are a coloring goddess!! That's amazing! I haven't gotten into the adult coloring thing yet, mainly because I'm just trying to delay the inevitable obsession that I know it will become! :)

  5. Mmmm champagne cupcakes! You’re a coloring machine— that looks amazing!

  6. I have the same colored pencils as you (from my interior design school days), but my picture I used them on does not look as great as yours! I just purchased these markers, Staedtler Triplus 334 C30P Fine Liner Pens in 30 Colours, and love them!