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Scenes From Our Weekend.

Jan 23, 2012

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had another relaxing weekend with no big plans. Sometimes those are the best weekends when you have nothing to do!
We spent a lovely afternoon at the beach near our house.

My little man is obsessed with his rainboats. Seriously, everyday he says “boots, boots” and picks them out to wear that day. He even trys to wear them to bed at night. The boots are by Hatley and I highly recommend them to any of your with kids!

I picked up some Tulips. Tulips are so some of my favorite flowers, so I am always so excited when they are in season and available!

We cooked up some amazing meals.

{Black Bean Tacos and Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadilla}
I caught up reading a bunch of my glossy magazines. The perfect way to spend a dreary Sunday.

I found a new TV Show I am obsessed with. It is called Scouted and it comes on E. It follows a modeling agency that scouts girls to be models. This show is good, real good. It is amazing how they transform these plain girls into supermodels. Watch it, you will love it.

I am kind of upset Heidi Klum and Seal are separating. They always seemed so in love and like they had a really good marriage. I guess the Hollywood Marriage curse hits again.

Enjoy your Mondays. We are off to run errands and hit up the playground.



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  1. Jill says:

    I swear didnt they just renew their vows a couple of weeks ago and she was gushing how much in love they are….. well apparently not:(

  2. megan says:

    We also had a great "nothing planned" weekend! So bummed about Heidi & Seal. The radio this morning said apparently he has anger issues.

  3. Aw Sterling is so precious in his little boots. I love that they are camo, I have a feeling if (down the road obviously) I have a son there will be lots of camo in his future. And I agree, weekends with no plans are by far the best ones.

  4. Im so bummed about Hiedi and Seal too. I loved them. Looks like you had a great little weekend!

  5. Virginia says:

    I am so bummed about Heidi and Seal! They seemed so in love on camera and always had great things to say about each other in interviews! I was shocked when I heard they were divorcing today! Have a great week!

  6. I mean your son could not be any cuter! Looks like a perfect weekend!

  7. sampenner says:

    Those tulips are so beautiful Natalie! It looks like it was a fab weekend for you and your fam. Your little one is absolutely adorable. I am so excited to dig into Elle. I love seeing it in my mailbox. Yay for Reese being featured. Isn't she stunning on the cover?



  8. Sterling is just too cute!! Always love seeing pictures of him. I'm honestly shocked and sad about Heidi and Seal. I'm a big fan of Heidi on Project Runway, and I thought they always were more down to earth and truly valued their marriage…they always spoke so kindly of each other and seemed to be really in love.

  9. im surprised they are splitting up too! i thought they had a good marriage??

  10. Sterling is just so adorb! I need to get P some rain boots!

  11. We had the same kind of weekend but threw in two kids birthday parties šŸ™‚ Sterling is adorable! Those also dishes look delish! Will definitely need to try those recipes out. I thought Heidi and Seal were so in love too! So sad….

  12. Bud and Leo says:

    Sterling is just as precious as ever and those boots are adore! Love that he's so in love with them too šŸ™‚ And don't get me started on heidi and seal I'm seriously upset they seemed so happy! What is up w/ Hollywood šŸ™ I guess celebs aren't as perfect as they seem šŸ˜‰

  13. That food looks so yummy!! Sterling is adorable. šŸ™‚

  14. Alexa says:

    Looks like such a great weekend, your little man is so cute!

  15. I looove tulips!! And I'm upset about Heidi and Seal too! They have 4 kids between them…I mean, work it out!

  16. Dina says:

    Yum! I hope we get the recipes this week for those yummy looking photos! I swear by your recipes and have tried a ton, thanks!

  17. Jenna says:

    Your little man is too cute – especially in his rain boots!

    Those bean tacos look amazing – I'm adding them to my recipe list šŸ™‚


  18. Those boots are too cute on him! I also have been meaning to pick up some tulips!

  19. Taylor says:

    So jealous you can be at the beach still!! I agree about Heidi and Seal -so so surprised! I saw some tulips for $5 a bunch this morning I think I'm going to have to pick some up! I've caught a couple of episodes of Scouted too and love seeing how different they look at the end!

  20. The thing about instragram is that I already know most of this, ha! Sterling is so darling. I've looked at those rain boots for lilly, they're all so cute.

  21. I am glad I am not alone in being sad about Heidi and Seal šŸ™

  22. that quesidilla sounds beyond incredible!

  23. Still shocked over Heidi and seal. But on a lighter note, your little man is beyond adorable. seriously the cutest little guy ever. I love your blog so much. It always makes me smile. you're so fabulous. I hope you'll follow back soon. xo


  24. I my gosh, I hadn't heard about Seal and Heidi! That is awful, they were always one of my favorite celeb couples )c: But those boots are so darling!!! He is such a cutie patootie (c:

  25. Tulips, great food, the beach and sweet family…sounds like a pretty amazing weekend to me! šŸ™‚

  26. Oh those quesadillas look so delicious!!! Just found spinach here so I'll be making this tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!
    And yes!! I couldn't believe it when I read about Seal and Heidi, they looked so perfect to me…
    PS: Sterling is the cutest šŸ˜‰

  27. Sara Mueller says:

    Your boy is so adorable! I will definitely check out Hatley for boots for my boy.

  28. Val says:

    Sterling, warms my heart!!!!!!!!! I felt pretty bummed about Seal and Heidi. Sigh

  29. KelliA says:

    Scouted is one of my favorite shows!! I love seeing the makeovers they give the girls.

    Those quesadillas look amazing! I must make those soon. Yum!

  30. My Hudson has a Hatley raincoat with moose all over it. It is precious! Such great quality, for a fair price. Your little man is A-DORABLE!!!


  31. Hamptontoes says:

    Your son is adorable. The boot thing I totally get. My son wore his rainboots all summer long, even when it wasn't raining. Your meals always look so good! I'm too a tad saddened by Seal/Heidi. I guess any marriage ending is sad, especially when little kids are involved. Here's to a great week!

  32. emily says:

    Looks like the perfect weekend and Sterling is absolutely adorable! I was totally bummed too when I heard about Heidi and Seal.

  33. Nuha says:

    LOVE scouted!! Such an addicting show!! And you just broke the news to me about Heidi and seal— I'm completely shocked!

  34. Oh my gosh, your little guy is the cutest thing ever.

  35. Michelle says:

    I know! H and S were so cute together, they were making it happen! I hate when people break up, sad.