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 extremely 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 forΒ 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 beachΒ 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

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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

IChooseJoy-2

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

Inspiration Indulgence

The World is My Playground- Chelsea @ Inspiration Indulgence

Inner-Joy

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 withΒ Wonderful Wednesday, What’s Happening Wednesday,Β Pin Worthy Wednesday, Wow Me Wednesday, Ladies Collective Linkup,Β Thursday Favorite Things, andΒ Think Tank Thursday

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102 Comments

  1. Laura wrote:

    The Outer Banks will be amazing! And now I want a cupcake! πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
  2. Elle sees wrote:

    Ya had me at cute desserts. I want to make all the things!

    Posted 5.24.17 Reply
  3. Leslie wrote:

    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!

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
    • 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™‚

      Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  4. Tamara Goyette wrote:

    The florals this season have been absolutely incredible.

    Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  5. Ada wrote:

    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!

    Posted 5.11.16 Reply
    • Thanks Ada! Aren’t florals the prettiest? Hope you’re having a great week!

      Posted 5.12.16 Reply
  6. Susannah wrote:

    <3<3<3 I'm loving spring florals too!!!!

    Posted 5.7.16 Reply
  7. Mandi wrote:

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

    Posted 5.5.16 Reply
    • I agree! It’s always nice to add some light and bright pieces! πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  8. 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!

    Posted 5.5.16 Reply
    • Yes, they are just so pretty! & you’re welcome it was a great post! πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  9. Andrea Nine wrote:

    You know I love those little desserts! And love you, it’s Friday eve, yippee!

    Posted 5.5.16 Reply
    • Aw, you are too sweet! Yay for it almost being the weekend! πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  10. i am loving florals too, especially the dark florals.

    Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  11. Evelina wrote:

    I absolutely love to wear florals in spring!! I love all your picks, especially that pretty dress!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

    Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  12. floral prints are always so nice for spring and you found some great outfits! Any kind of dessert makes my day too. Happy Wednesday!

    Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  13. Diana wrote:

    Your pictures reminds me of how life should be enjoyed. Love it!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  14. katie wrote:

    Love all those spring floral finds!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  15. suzanne wrote:

    Florals can do no wrong! Love those shorts. So cute!

    http://mykindofsweet.com/

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  16. Ok I officially need those floral shorts in my closet! Yay for vacation countdown, I’ve always wanted to go to the outer banks!
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Those would look great on you girl! The outer banks is amazingly beautiful and so peaceful! We love it πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  17. Jennifer wrote:

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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  18. Emelia wrote:

    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!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Yes to the countdown! Enjoy your mini vacation! πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  19. I am with you with the florals! Love the shorts!

    Katelyn

    theyellowspectacles.com

    cheers!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  20. Believe it or not, I only have one floral pants and I almost never wear it. For some stupid reason I feel so self conscious in it. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Ahh, girl you should so wear them! I think they are so pretty!

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  21. Stephanie wrote:

    Great post! Love florals!!!!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  22. 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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  23. 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™‚

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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˜‰

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  24. I love love love that floral dress! I’d wear it all the time. And those desserts are adorable.

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  25. Erin LFF wrote:

    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™‚

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  26. Samantha wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • I think floral and lace go together so nicely, too! & those pretzels would be so cute for a party!

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  27. 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.

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Aw, floral anything for little girls is so cute! πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  28. I’m loving floral this spring! I can’t fit anything else in my closet but I want to shop so badddd

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  29. Oh I love floral patterns, always have! So excited for summer! And I’m wishing someone would make me those cute ‘lil desserts πŸ˜‰

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  30. Holly wrote:

    The ladybug pretzels are so cute!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  31. Mistle wrote:

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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  32. My favorite is the flower pot desserts. So cute.

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  33. I love those shorts! They are so cute. I also love those little flower pots for a dessert!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Me too Heather! I’m a sucker for cute desserts- haha πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  34. Lily wrote:

    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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • I agree, they definitely are almost too cute to eat…almost πŸ˜‰

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  35. 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.

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  36. Kim wrote:

    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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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!

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  37. Candy wrote:

    Those ladybug pretzels are just so darn cute.

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  38. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    Those little flower /flower pot deserts are just adorable!!!!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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.

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  39. Nikki wrote:

    Love all the floral for Spring!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  40. Those floral picks are adorable! Spring is so fun! I just wish it would finally warm up here. Also, those lady bug pretzels are so cute and look delicious!

    http://www.maretteflora.com/

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  41. Lydia G wrote:

    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!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  42. Love those florals too! Great choices!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
  43. Katie wrote:

    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!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Yes, me too! White pants are so nice to wear in the spring months, especially paired with bright, pretty colors!

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  44. I am a sucker for bite sized foods.

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  45. Kiran wrote:

    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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Thank-you! I agree, you have to add some bright pretty colors to your wardrobe πŸ˜‰

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  46. 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!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Aren’t they so cute? Yes! Give it a read, it was a great post!

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  47. i love floral patterns too but when i tried one on, i looked like a doily πŸ™

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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˜‰

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  48. Nadine wrote:

    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!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • 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™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  49. Those desserts are too cute!

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • I agree! My kids always love any desserts that have the little candy eyes, so I think they’ll really like the pretzels. πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  50. Jacynta wrote:

    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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • I agree! I love all the pretty florals for spring and summer! πŸ™‚

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply
  51. Candy wrote:

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

    Posted 5.4.16 Reply
    • Yes, I’m definitely keeping my eye on the prize- so to speak-haha & yes Chelsea is beautiful and always has the coolest photos!

      Posted 5.5.16 Reply