Being Brickner : Fourth of July Link-Up & It's The Little Things

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fourth of July Link-Up & It's The Little Things

First, thank you for so many sweet comments on my new blog design & also, for understanding my need to take a break from last week's #littlethingslinkup.  I am so excited to be back this week with TWO link-ups, starting with the Fourth of July Recipe Exchange I participated in with some lovely ladies (see post here).

I've said it before, I don't claim to be any sort of a good cook.  Yet I do love food & most of all, themed food for any & every holiday.  It somehow makes the day feel that much more special.  We especially love a good breakfast celebration at our house, since we don't get to eat it together during the week.  So I was super excited (& a little intimidated) to be paired with Kristen to make her red, white & blueberry muffins. 


The recipe (found here) had a few more steps than my mini-chef & I are used to (we tend to go with Betty Crocker).  About halfway through our baking date, Waverly got so excited that she said "hooray" & threw some flour in the air, she looked straight up only for it to land all over her face & in her eyes.  Her excitement certainly ended there, it took about ten minutes to get her back to normal & then naturally, I attempted to open the vanilla but instead, it burst & went everywhere.  
Sweet holiday memories. ;)

Ultiimately, they were WELL-worth it, we really did have the best time making them & they were delicious!  One of Waverly's favorite foods lately are "uffins", so they were perfect to kick off our Fourth of July.  Thanks so very much to Kristen for sharing & to Alyssa for hosting this link-up. :)


We are about one month into my summer break & I have decided that in the past four weeks, Waverly has matured more than ever.  I'm not sure if it's all the extra time I am getting to spend with her, or that she is this much closer to two, but she blows my mind on a daily basis.  She constantly cracks me up with what she comes up with, yesterday I sneezed & she said "bless you", then a few hours later, she called my husband "honey".  Lately each time I go in to get her from her nap, she lets me know she needs some alone time by saying "mama, go away & please shut the door", only to talk to herself & her babies for the next twenty minutes.
Also, my sister-in-law recently passed on a baby stroller to her, she had one before but this one is much bigger & she is obsessed!  It has brought Waverly's love of her babies to an entirely new level, she likes to lay "Kyla" down (we don't know a Kyla, but every single baby is named Kyla), with her bottle & all of her pacifiers laid next to her.  She also has to give the baby a blankie & covers her completely, even though I keep telling her that she really should let the baby breathe. ;)  We take the entire crew on multiple walks down the street a day, there really is no bigger reality check that your baby is turning into a little girl than walking next to her while she pushes a stroller down the street.  She is the best. :)


We hope that you all are having the best week, you know the deal for the "littlethingslinkup" (see this post if you need more details)!  Please email me at akwright@vbschools.com or Jess at jess@sadieskyboutique if you are interested in hosting a giveaway in the future!
XO

20 comments:

  1. Oh my word! Waverly is just the sweetest little nugget, and her outfits! I die! Those muffins look so yummy!

    Scarlett has a baby stroller and she's always wanting to walk around the block with it, I had to get sneaky though and find routes that take us to our back door because she tantrums any time she realizes we are heading back home (to the front door) which leaves me carrying her (while kicking and screaming) and the baby stroller! HA ha! toddlers...

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    1. Thanks girl ... and OMG, so glad I am not the only one! When fun things end right now, it's pretty much a disaster! We really need to work on transitions! ;)

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  2. Omg her pushing the stroller is amazing! Little girls and their dolls! And now I want a muffin!

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  3. Those muffins look delish! and she is too precious! Those red shoes kill me! Cutie pie!

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  4. Aww! Pushing the stroller! I die! Kaitlyn is starting to love on her baby doll and stroller lately too! Just melts your heart!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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    1. Completely melts your heart! Hope you guys had the best 4th!

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  5. Hilarious, Madeleine does the same thing with her naps at the moment too... "no no mummy stop it, Maddie sleepy bunny still" and so I let her just play with her toys in her crib until she's ready to come out! It must be an age thing, I think it is so cute!!!! Your Uffins looked delicious! xx

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  6. The muffins turned out amazing! It's so sweet that Waverly wanted to help make them! I can't get over her pushing the stroller - she is the sweetest!

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    1. Thanks again for doing this, it was so much fun!

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  7. Those muffins look so good. Great job! Love her outfit too... so festive!

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  8. Those muffins looks DELISH!
    How sweet of Waverly to take such good care of her Kyla(s), full blanket coverage and all. :)

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  9. Those muffins look so good!! Waverly is so sweet and that baby stroller is so awesome! It's so cool to see how much our babies grow in a matter of a couple of months! :)

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  10. Love her polka dot denim dress! The cutest!! :) And you're killing me with cuteness with the stroller pictures!

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  11. The muffins look amazing! I've got to make sure I pinned that one! Waverly is such a good dolly mommy :) So cute that she calls her babies Kyla and you've never met one! Ha! Toddlers are so silly sometimes and I love it!

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  12. Oh my gosh, she looks like such a natural pushing that stroller!! Haha, she is just too cute! I always love reading your Little Things post and FINALLY decided to link up! YAY!! Thanks for hosting this. Such a great idea! And I may just have to make some of those muffins with all the blackberries we have around here!

    xo, Nicole
    www.homewiththehoovers.com

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    1. YAY!!!! So glad you linked-up, we are so thankful!

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  13. Those muffins look delicious! Waverly pushing that stroller is just about the sweetest thing ever!!

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  14. OMG! Charli's new thing to say is honey also! hahahaha!! I guess I never realized it, but that is all I call both Steven and Charli, and a few weeks ago I was listening to her play with her doll house and she kept saying "hi honey", "honey I'm home". hahaha! So now she says honey to both of us as well! She cracks me up!

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  15. Those muffins look wonderful. And yes, my almost two year old loves her stroller. SO much so, she sort of broke it :-(

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  16. Those ruffley shorts...I died. I love ruffley bums.

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