For the Love of Friday



Last week I pretty much felt like I won the lottery when I realized that these little stick things in our backyard had transformed into lush peony bushes.  I had never even seen a peony in real life – they were like this unicorn flower that only people that live in California seemed to have.  And now I have them!  My joy was following quickly by panic when I realized that I would almost certainly kill them, so I ran up to the hardware store to buy all of the flower things.  So far so good, as the beauties are now blooming.



My parents bought us a new grill right before Megan’s party as a surprise gift.  We have since become avid grillers, and by we, I mean Corey.  I just sit and eat the things.  The bistro lights kind of make us feel like we are having a party every time we grill out.


This past weekend we watched a little fellow that goes by the name of Riley Bop.  The bop is a surname Megan and I added on for really no good reason at all other than that it is fun to say bop bop bop.  My cat despises all other animals but somehow found a way to tolerate Mr. Riley.  She even slept in the same bed with him (although she was giving him the side eye the whole time).

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s about time, right?

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  1. Taylor

    Awww Riley Bop made the blog :)! Cuties. Love the pics. That corn looks reaaaaal tasty.

    • Colleen

      Bop bop bop

  2. Ivy + Molly

    Awww Riley Bop…. I love the name and he’s so cute!! Gorgeous flowers. Happy weekend!


    • Colleen

      He’s the best puppy. Thanks honey! Hope your weekend is fantastic!

  3. Kristen

    Ok I am seriously so jealous of your peony bush! I went to the nursery in search of one and they were so expensive! Lucky you!

    • Colleen

      Kristen I know it’s kind of ridiculous – it just shot up out of nowhere too. I almost feel bad that the bush wasn’t given to someone who knows what the heck they are doing.

  4. rox

    cannot believe you have peonies in your backyard! how rad is that!

    ps- LOVING the blog revamp ladies!! lookin sharp.

    • Colleen

      I know right! Thanks Rox!

  5. chartreuse & a twist

    Lovely photos! How lucky to have peonies growing in your own yard!!! They are SO expensive to purchase and then only last a week! And that little bopper is pretty darn cute 🙂 Have a great weekend! XO Brynn

  6. Marilyn

    Fun post.