Meet Kerri

Hi! Thank you for stopping by to visit! My name is Kerri and I started blogging in 2009 when my second daughter was born. Since then I have returned to teaching full time in the classroom but I still have a passion for blogging.
I love coffee, all things rustic, vintage, clean eating and simple living.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Isn't it every girl's dream to one day be a princess?

I remember as a little girl watching Princess Diana's wedding with my mom and I was totally smitten.

I immediately fell in love with this shy beautiful Princess.

I loved seeing photos of her through the years.

And hearing about all of the wonderful charity work she did.

Although she died young, Princess Diana lived a full life.

It is no wonder so many of us keep her alive in our hearts.

And now her little boys are all grown up and getting married.

Do you agree with me that Will has not only gotten Diana's good looks but charming personality too?

Just as I remember waking up early to celebrate a young girl become a princess; I remember all too well waking up early to watch her farewell.

I think Will has chosen the perfect princess and I am looking forward to watching a bit of history on Friday.

Will you be watching?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Follow Your Passion

Photo courtesy of

Are you following your passion(s)?

Are you a dreamer like me?

I have so many things I would like to do. And I do not like to admit it, but I always have the same excuse. Not enough time.

I always felt like I could only follow ONE passion.

Silly me.

I have decided that the new me is going to follow ALL of them.

Big AND small.

One of my passions is to have my own upscale consignment shop some day.

Another would be to write a book. A children's Spanish book or even a cookbook.

But for now, I am going to start making girls' barrettes and headbands.

I am planning to close my vintage shop on Etsy and open a handmade one for girls' hair items and a few other girly things!

Thanks for listening! My mind has been all over the place lately and I have not posted because I knew it would be a scatterbrained post!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pumpkin Scone "Recipea"

Photo courtesy of Peas and Thank You

One of my favoite food blogs is Peas and Thank You.

This blog has the yummiest recipes.

Last night I made these delicious Pumpkin Scones.

To say they are delicious is an understatement.

I substituted the whole wheat pastry flour for Gluten free flour and they were perfect.

***I apologize for the lack of a link to her blog. I tried adding it and for some reason it is not showing up***

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Foodie Love

I have a confession to make. I am not a great chef.

However, I do like to eat healthy, unprocessed foods.

And I enjoy reading food blogs.

I just get turned off when the number of ingredients in a recipe is long.

Recently I have found two sites I wanted to share with you.

The first is a blog, She is a vegetarian, and what I love about the blog is she posts pictures and you can get great meal ideas without long complicated recipes.

The second is a new show I discovered while running on the treadmill. 5 Ingredient Fix with Claire Robinson. 5 ingredients. So simple. I love that.

If you enjoy healthy, quick and simple ideas, I strongly suggest you check these out!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pink Polka Dots

It is hard to believe my baby will be two in June!

Of course the wheels have been turning as I have been thinking about a theme for her party!

She loves Dora, but my oldest daughter had a Dora theme for her second party so I don't want to repeat that.

And then I remembered. Her first love.


Her pink polka dot stuffed animal.

And so the theme will be just that! Dotty and all things with pink polka dots!

I posted a picture of Dotty and a picture of a cake I found online.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fashionable Cents

You know when you have those times in your life where you need change?

Such as a personal makeover? I am having one of those moments right now.

Last night I got my hair done and went with red highlights, which is a total change for me. Although I am not in love with the color, I am glad I went for the change.

I also am looking for new sunglasses that I hope my hubby will buy me for Mother's Day.

Does anyone have a pair that they love?

I am also feeling healthy again this week after having a bad sinus infection and so I am eating healthy (for me healthy is Dairy free/gluten free) and trying to do the treadmill a few times a week.

I found a photo of me from vacation two years ago and it has motivated me to continue to lose the last of the post-pregnancy weight (aka the "baby" will be two in June!)

One of the biggest reasons I love reading all of your blogs is because you all inspire me in so many ways!