Things I’m Loving Lately

things i'm loving lately

Happy Wednesday! How’s your week going? Work is still pretty crazy for me and I’m keeping busy non-stop with a never ending to-do list. I seriously long for some moments of down time because they are rare, but hey I guess that’s life, right? πŸ˜‰

On the bright side of things, there’s only about a month left until we leave for vacation to the Outer Banks, and I couldn’t be more excited! We love going to the Outer Banks (Avon in particular) because it’s an amazingly beautiful beach that’s a little more quiet and away from all the hustle and bustle. My boys have been asking me everyday when we are going, so to say they are excited would be an understatement.

Now, onto some things I’m loving lately!

Spring Floral Fashion

Cute floral shorts.

Floral Skirt

floral dress

Seriously, give me all the florals! The print on those pair of shorts is my fave!

Cute Desserts


Flower Pot Cookies

Mini Cake Batter Cheesecakes

Mini Cake Batter Cheesecakes

Lady Bug Pretzels

Ladybug Pretzels

I think my boys would love making the pretzels, and I think those little flower pots are darling! Also, who doesn’t love mini cheesecakes-especially birthday cake flavored ones! πŸ™‚

These Amazing & Encouraging Blog Posts


I Am All Kinds of Awesome- Erica @ Coming Up Roses

Inspiration Indulgence

The World is My Playground- Chelsea @ Inspiration Indulgence


Find and Keep Your Inner Joy- Megan @ The Busy Life

work hard and be nice to people

Work Hard & Be Nice To People- Chelsea @ The Girl Who Loved to Write

All of these posts are really inspiring and great reads and I highly encourage showing these bloggers some love!

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

Linking up with Wonderful Wednesday, What’s Happening WednesdayPin Worthy Wednesday, Wow Me Wednesday, Ladies Collective LinkupThursday Favorite Things, and Think Tank Thursday


  1. I was never much of a floral person, but it’s definitely grown on me. I have one floral shirt and I seriously want to wear it all the time! Those desserts are all so cute and look so delicious!

    1. Florals are so pretty for spring. Also, I really want to make the lady bugs, asap-haha. I still unfortunately am unable to view your blog, so just wanted to let you know. I would absolutely be commenting/viewing your posts if I could! πŸ™‚

  2. Great post Cara. Loved reading your roundup of favorites. I did a similar post this week. I am loving floral bottoms for Spring too and need/want a floral mini and a new pair of floral shorts.

    Do come by and linkup with me tomorrow, pretty mamma. Thanks and Happy Hump Day!

  3. Yes for Spring floral fashion! I love infusing my wardrobe with pops of crazy bright hues <3 Makes me happy

  4. LOVING all the floral. Every year around this time I want to redo my entire wardrobe with only floral pieces! Thanks for sharing my post, friend!

  5. floral prints are always so nice for spring and you found some great outfits! Any kind of dessert makes my day too. Happy Wednesday!

    1. Those would look great on you girl! The outer banks is amazingly beautiful and so peaceful! We love it πŸ™‚

  6. I’m so excited for your upcoming trip! You guys deserve it. Yay! I’m loving florals right now too. So pretty!

    1. Aw thank-you! You’ve definitely got the long legs to pull off those shorts or skirt. It’d look so cute on you! πŸ™‚

  7. I’m loving all the florals so much this season, & I’m totally with you on the busy thing…oh man, counting down to our mini vacation to NC in two weeks! Love all those cute desserts!

  8. I am with you with the florals! Love the shorts!



  9. Anything floral makes me happy! I love those cute little flower pot cookies, what a great idea!! Yay for your vacation coming up soon! xo, Kristina

  10. Those flower pot cookies are so cute! i have never seen a cookie like that before! I would love to know how to make those πŸ™‚

    1. Cookie cups are super easy to make! You take some cookie dough whether it’s homemade or store bought and shape it into a muffin tin. Then you bake it and you can fill it with all sorts of things, such as ice cream, caramel, pudding, the possibilities are endless! You should try it πŸ˜‰

  11. I love love love that floral dress! I’d wear it all the time. And those desserts are adorable.

  12. I can’ t get enough florals during this time of year either- love all your picks! Those ladybug pretzels are too fun, love ’em! πŸ™‚

  13. Those floral outfits are great, especially the first one with the lace top. πŸ™‚ And I just fell in love with those lady bug pretzels! So cute!!

    1. I think floral and lace go together so nicely, too! & those pretzels would be so cute for a party!

  14. I’m loving florals, too! In clothes, but also in pretty much everything else. I’m such a fan that I’ll probably go overboard with them in my daughter’s nursery.

  15. I’m loving floral this spring! I can’t fit anything else in my closet but I want to shop so badddd

    1. The struggle is real for me right now, because I just cleaned out my closet and I’m having a garage sale this weekend, and I’m trying really hard to keep it organized and work with what I got, but then I see all this pretty stuff haha

  16. Oh I love floral patterns, always have! So excited for summer! And I’m wishing someone would make me those cute ‘lil desserts πŸ˜‰

  17. I am also loving florals! It’s addicting to say the least. And how could you not love cute desserts. πŸ™‚

  18. I love those shorts! They are so cute. I also love those little flower pots for a dessert!

  19. I’ve been loving florals lately too…I used to hate them. But this year, not so much. Seriously, some of those desserts are too cute to even eat!!!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyο»Ώ

  20. Those desserts are so cute! I see things like that and always wish I had the talent and patience to do that sort of thing.

    1. The little cookie cups shouldn’t be hard at all! Just put some cookie dough in a muffin tin, bake, fill it up with dirt (aka crushed oreo) and pop in some little flower sticks. They’d be so cute for a party! πŸ™‚

  21. Loving this list! I love that you’re boys are so excited for your family vacation, what a fun memory they’ll have going into adulthood! Hopefully the days fly by for you (I’m sure they will, the year is almost half gone arleady!!!) XO -Kim

    1. Thank-you! I can’t wait. The last time I went I was finishing up my Master’s and had to do homework the entire time and didn’t get to enjoy it much. This time, I will be enjoying every second! πŸ™‚ Have a great day Kim!

    1. I thought so too! I could see it being really cute for a little girl’s birthday party or even a baby shower or something.

    1. Thank-you! I know, I feel the same way- the high today is supposed to be 50. It’s like what happened to spring? Bring it back! haha

  22. I definitely feel you about needing some relaxation time! I’m a teacher and you can tell right now that the students and the teachers are excited for summer. Although that usually gets pretty busy as well. Always good to have a trip or something to look forward to!

    1. I agree, Lydia! I can only imagine how restless kids get towards the end of the year. Kudos to you and all the other teachers! πŸ™‚

  23. I don’t have many spring floral prints, but I do have a pair of white jeans that I’ve just been loving being able to wear again with other pastel, springtime colors!

    1. Yes, me too! White pants are so nice to wear in the spring months, especially paired with bright, pretty colors!

    1. Me too! What is it about mini foods being a. so adorable and b. it makes you feel better about eating it because somehow you feel like the calories don’t count-haha

  24. Those desserts make me want to buy a cute apron and get to baking. Such a fun, lovely post to read. Thanks for sharing, I love Spring fashion as well. Everything feels and looks much brighter, plus it is an excuse to buy new clothes for me haha x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. Thank-you! I agree, you have to add some bright pretty colors to your wardrobe πŸ˜‰

  25. I love the cute treats! Those flower pot cookies are so fun!
    I also love that picture of Chelsea on the playground. I haven’t seen that post yet!

  26. i love floral patterns too but when i tried one on, i looked like a doily πŸ™

    1. That happens sometimes with really busy patterns on petite girls like us, but I’d challenge you to keep trying on patterns, and I’m sure you’ll find one you love πŸ˜‰

  27. The Outer Banks would be such a fun trip!!! Reminds me of all the Sparks books πŸ™‚ Hopefully it will be here before you know it! Love all your floral clothing inspiration!

    1. Yes! We love spending time there, and it’s so peaceful it does make you feel like you’re in a Nicolas Sparks movie or book-haha πŸ™‚

    1. I agree! My kids always love any desserts that have the little candy eyes, so I think they’ll really like the pretzels. πŸ™‚

  28. Since the weather finally warmed up, I’ve been looking at nothing but florals! There’s nothing like transitioning from a practically all black wardrobe to full on floral lol

  29. Hang in there beach is almost here. Love the photos. Woman hanging on playground equipment was really neat. I had to look twice.

    1. Yes, I’m definitely keeping my eye on the prize- so to speak-haha & yes Chelsea is beautiful and always has the coolest photos!

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