Another week has come and gone and here we are again another InstaFriday!  Or Sunday since I’m few days late with my post! 

So here is my instagram in a week snapshot….


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Last Saturday we spent the morning in Cleveland and we had some time to go shopping … I lived in Cleveland for over 10 years and one of my favorite things to do was go to the West Side Market on the weekends.  I love shopping here and miss being so close …..

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Above picture … My favorite restaurant in walking distance from the Market.  I always would stop for hummus to go if we were not stooping to eat lunch. 

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So last Sunday marked the start of a lot of things….. So now I’m officially 2 weeks and not one Diet Coke! Yes, I’ve given it up! Along with giving up Diet Coke, I started a new diet or way of eating healthier!  Let’s just say all the changes are working last week .. I lost 7lbs!  Let’s just hope week two goes as well or that I survive it!  The hardest part for me is I went with ZERO desserts or sugar last week!  So my food blogging friends – you are killing me with all the YUMMY desserts but I keep pinning and maybe one day soon I will break down and try a new dessert! 😉 

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Just a fitting quote for a lot of things right now … my changes in my diet along with some fears I need to put behind me for some business decisions I need to start to make! 

{The Preppy Strawberry} I was walking the aisles at Target killing some time the other day my eye was caught by this journal book…..  I need o start putting my ideas down and well this just seemed fitting. 




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Well, my 6 year old received her first note from a little boy at school and this was what I was handed when I picked her up at after school last week.  I have to just laugh such innocent but boy was she embarrassed when I asked her!  she also informed me she was also writing him notes and well then she said she wrote back “We are done”  … that lasted a long time! lol

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A picture of us waiting at the ENT office ….  last week we found out Lilly will need her tonsils out!  So May 2nd we will be heading to the hospital to have them removed – hopefully this helps her! 


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Can you guess what the picture above is?  Well, it’s the start to Birthday Party #7!  Lilly picked American Girl as her party theme so I’m in full swing of party planning!  Pictured above are mini plates, placemat, and cup for The American Girl Dolls. 


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Friday ….


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Why do these weeks keep flying by so fast!?! 

I’m linking up again with Life Rearranged for InstaFriday.   I’m The Preppy Strawberry on instagram if you want to follow me 😉  


So here’s my week in instagram pictures …


This week we were on Spring Break – well my daughter was on Spring Break and well it went by way too fast!   Next year, I need to plan better and plan a trip to Florida for spring break to visit Grandpa and {The Preppy Strawberry}a-Ya!  We had pretty crappy weather this break and dealing with snowflakes for the first part of Spring Break is not what Spring Break is about?! Spring break is Sun, Beach, Flip Flops, trips to the pool,  beach shopping, and hanging out at the beach.  Well, that’s my idea of Spring Break and was how I spent most of my Spring Breaks as a teenager.  So here’s to starting new traditions next year 😉


The Bunny came…… Happy Easter!! {The Preppy Strawberry}

oooh… I love Cadbury eggs!  Once a year ….. {The Preppy Strawberry}

Don’t be jealous ….. Yes, that’s Justin Bieber on my steps!  Haha! He’s just hanging out on Spring Break with Barbie and a few La Dee Da dolls. {The Preppy Strawberry}

A little painting…. Spring Bird Houses – read more here {The Preppy Strawberry}

We watched E.T. on Easter …… a flash back to my childhood.  I loved this movie! {The Preppy Strawberry}

A chalk drawing – Mommy and Lilly – she drew this for me while she waited for me to pick her up at my moms.  ♥ that girl!! {The Preppy Strawberry}

Nothing better than a Welcome Home from work chalk drawing!  ♥ {The Preppy Strawberry}

Bowling night with cousins….. She came back with a Pink ball…… I wouldn’t expect anything less! {The Preppy Strawberry}

The arcade was a bigger hit than 2 games of bowling!  All the cousin’s won enough tickets for LARGE SILLY SUN GLASSES! {The Preppy Strawberry}

Friday night – Family night!  We made homemade pizza from scratch and we each baked our own pizza! 


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Family Movie Night – Rise of the Guardians!  Super Cute Movie!! {The Preppy Strawberry}

And the above shot is my keeping it real shot …. It’s what happens to a working Mom with lots on her plate every day.  A picture of my kitchen sink Friday night when I walked in the door from working … Ughh!  So before I can even get Pizza night started this needed cleaned up. 


Happy Friday!



Woo Hoo! It’s Friday!!!  

We are officially on Spring Break this week and I’m so excited!!!  We are not going any where but I’m just excited that we get a break of the morning rush!  I hate trying to every day get two of us ready and out the door by 7:45 am!  So this week we get a little break in that schedule. 


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This has been a crazy week …. Monday started off with a snow day, Yes, March 25th a snow day!  So that just threw my short week for a loop!  To the point,  that I think that I was completely off on my days and or dates because I had on my calendar the wrong day for an important doctors appointment and showed up at the right time wrong day – Uggh!!


… well that just prompted a lunch date with Miss Lilly no sense heading right back to school so we stopped at Panera. 

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This week we started making a Påskris- Swedish Easter Tree.   We just finished painting and decorating eggs for the tree so I hope to finish the tree tomorrow.  Here’s a peek at our first Påskris


Påskris - Swedish Easter Tree {The Preppy Strawberry}


To end of this week ….. I’m just making sure I have everything I need for Easter and tonight we colored eggs! 


Easter Egg Coloring {The Preppy Strawberry}


Colored Easter Eggs – I love coloring Eggs! This is round 1 – tomorrow we are trying new way to decorate eggs!! 


Påskris - Swedish Easter Tree {The Preppy Strawberry}

Påskris – Painted Eggs for the Swedish Easter Tree


How are you spending your Easter weekend? 


We will be dining at home for a total of 3 😉  I’m looking forward to a quite day to hang out with the family. 

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Friday … Oh how I love Friday! This week’s been kind of a crazy week but then again most of my weeks are pretty busy, so really this week was no different except for juggling of days to accommodate my sick little girl on Monday.  Which meant a slight adjustment to my weekly schedule but hey that’s what us Mom’s do right?! 

You can follow me on  instagram …. but here’s a sneak peek at what my week looked like …


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Lilly found this polaroid of me from when I was her age – she wanted to know why I was a cheerleader with a mask on?  I don’t have a good answer other than all I remember is every Halloween costume I had all had some mask!?!  Remember those plastic face masks that came with all of the costumes and your face sweated to death!! I can remember going into Hills Dept. store and looking at all of those plastic costumes that came in the big bag! 

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We welcomed Spring with a Rita’s ice – funny we all different red flavor?  By the way mine I had one spoonful of mine and next thing I know Lilly knocked it out of the cup holder!!  Yes,  I had Swedish fish red ice all over the back seat !  UGGH!  

Happy Spring!  We are still waiting for Spring temperatures to arrive in Ohio!! Brrr!!


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isn’t this the cutest cookie?  Just so happy … I had to buy it!  Someone had a fun afterschool treat today! 


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Happy Friday!!