Being Brickner : Happy Spring!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Spring!

Hello, Spring!  I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are so very excited to see you.  It's been a long winter drowning in layers while mother nature has played some crazy tricks on us with snowstorm after snowstorm.  My outdoor girl & I have been desperately peeking out the windows for a while now (she repeating "out-siiide" over & over), we couldn't be more happy that it is now official!
 
 
We spent part of our first spring weekend adding some spring-time colors, floral touches, & hints of Easter to the house.  I am drooling over pastels right now, they are everywhere both for the home & mama/mini fashion and I can't get enough!!  Thankfully Target (or not thankfully?) has the perfect spring line out, many of the pieces I picked up last year & then added some recently that complement them well. :)
 
 
As if it wasn't exciting enough that I got to reunite with Waverly Maye after three (very long) days in NYC, the weather on Saturday could not have been more perfect.  We literally spent every minute we could outside, complete with a picnic lunch for three with bubbles for entertainment, no shoes required.
 
 
We took advantage of the playhouse Waverly's grandparents got her for Christmas, it sits on our screen porch although I'm sure she wishes it was in her room instead (or that she could just live in it permanently).  It is super fancy with a sink that she "washes" her hands in & a door bell, plus a seat for her to take a half-a-second break on.  It was all fun & games until I walked inside to grab her goldfish & walked back out to find her climbing through the window to get inside instead of the door.
For the record, she did it with 100% success & I'm even more scared out of my mind for my future. ;)
 
We also took a family bike ride to enjoy the weather, we got this bike trailer last year & are so excited to get more use out of it in the months to come!!  Waverly loves it, is even willing to sit still in it & stay strapped down with no complaints.  There also is tons of extra room for other kids (when needed!), diaper bags, snacks, cocktails for the parents ... a total win for everyone.
 
Naturally, the weather forecast has a snow mix for us tomorrow.  Here's to hoping an entire day of fresh air can help Waverly last a few more days peeking though those windows again (& that we can embrace the warm again soon!). 
She's such a sweet outdoor girl & can really rock the hell out of some floral print.
 
 
A special thank you for the sweet comments & positive feedback on our Etsy shop, we continue to be humbled by the support of this community.  I also want to give a special congratulations & happy anniversary to my sweet friend Jess, this week marks one year since she opened her own shop!!  Look on her blog tomorrow for a great giveaway with some really amazing shops involved, this will also be the giveaway on Wednesday for #littlethingslinkup week nine.
XOXO


35 comments:

  1. Yay for Spring decor {which is adorable by the way}, sunshine and picnics!

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  2. Okay, I LOVE her headband! And baby toes!!! :) So sweet!

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  3. Love your spring decor and your girl's gorgeous dress!

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  4. Loving the spring décor & outdoor pics! Her outfit is adorable! & now after reading your post I want to talk my hubs into a family bike ride for real!

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  5. Loving Waverly's boho style! Congrats on the Etsy shop, that's so exciting!

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  6. I'm so jealous of your beautiful weather. How I long to walk outside bare foot again and have picnic's in the grass. We've got SNOW again today, so it will be some time before we're enjoying these activities.

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  7. Yay for warm weather! And all that spring decor is so so cute!! I love your house!

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  8. What a perfect weekend!! We still had snow and freezing temps with more snow in the forecast for this week. WTH? I want a shoe-less picnic!!! :)

    PS Do you love your bar cart? It's on clearance right now, and I have been eyeing it for MONTHS, but I don't know if we will use it! What do you put on the bottom??

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  9. Oh my gosh, it looks like you guys are LOVING spring weather! I can't wait!

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  10. Loving your spring decor, sweet girl! You have such a good eye! That little Easter egg tree is too cute. And Waverly in that floral headband!?! Be still my heart. I need a little girl now so that I can dress her in that exact outfit:) Congratulations on the Etsy shop, dear! I remember when you shared the table that your husband made - it's amazing! I know he will be selling left and right with how talented he is!!!

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  11. Hellloooo Spring!!! We have been waiting for you to return :) Can't wait to do more things with Marli outdoors. Congrats on your Etsy shop! I love hearing and seeing awesome mamas like you chase their dreams. Best of you luck to you lady!
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  12. Loving it! And loving pastels this Spring too! I am just now starting to put things out! I want it to stay warm for longer than a day or two though... Come on SPRING!!!!

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  13. She is killin it in that floral headband! Super cute decor.
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  14. No more snow no more snow NO MORE SNOW. I'm the last person on earth to get sick of all of it, but I've finally hit my point. Ugh. Love your new accents! I need to get on it over here at my place...

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  15. So happy you are getting warmer weather. A dog plus child and bad weather outside equals disaster!

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  16. So so cute! I love Waverly's top!!

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  17. Know how you feel mama; we're supposed to get snow tonight as well! It's only a matter of time before we start complaining that it's too hot! In the meantime enjoy your green grass, ours is still brown from the winter; got to love Chicago! XOXO

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  18. Your house looks so beautiful (every time you post little snapshots of your home, I think that ;) ) I would love to see a house tour! I love seeing other people's homes & design styles. It fascinates me :) (Sorry if you've already done a tour, I'm a fairly new follower!)
    -Lauren
    Home Style Love

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  19. love your spring decor! I'm avoiding much of any seasonal decor since our house is on the market & all these fun Spring posts are driving me crazy!

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  20. Love that Spring banner, might have to snatch up something like that! I have some Spring decor collected from over the years that I just love having around. Pastels are my favorite! Waverly is beautiful as always!

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  21. I started putting out some of my spring stuff this weekend. Thanks for reminding me about the Spring banner. I got it last year at Target, too. I had totally forgot to pull it out!!! It's in a different closet. Note to self- I must put all of my spring stuff in one box!!!!

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  22. I am so sick of this weather...it needs to make up its mind. It's not helping with our health around here either! Come on spring!

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  23. yay for adding color to your home! I am in need of a Spring center piece for my table...still thinking and searching. and yes, she can rock some floral print! lol SO CUTE!

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  24. You guys always seem to have the MOST FUN weekends! I'm always so jealous! Happy Spring! Here's hoping for warmer weather!

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  25. Woohoo for Spring! It sounds like you've done a great job of taking advantage of being outside as much as possible. :)

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  26. I love your Spring decorations and both of your outfits! Waverly does look fab in floral print!

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  27. Love everything about this post! <3

    simplyswitzers.blogspot.com

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  28. Hooray for Spring! Your home decor is always gorgeous. Waverly looks adorable in floral! I love it! Xo
    Nessa's World

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  29. Hi! First of all I loooove your daughter's name. So pretty, so original. I love her flower crown. Simply precious!! And I love that Spring banner in the window in the first pic. Ok, so I love everything about this post. Haha!

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  30. Ahhh her headband and outfit are so beautiful! I'm also in love with all of Target's spring things!

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  31. Loving all your spring touches!! I have that same SPRING garland and have yet to add it somewhere.

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  32. that headband is absolutely adorable :) :)

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  33. Happy Spring! Love all of your festive decor. And the pictures of you and Waverly are darling!

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