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Tooth Fairy is going to Visit


Yesterday was Xander's State All-Stars Tournament Game.  We were in Live Oak for the morning (a very hot morning).  Billy's mom, both his sisters & my sweet nephew Ty and beautiful niece Grace were also braving the heat to watch his first game.  As the morning went on, Chrystal went to take a photo of our babies being sweet & she started laughing about Olivia's loose tooth-because apparently it was pretty obvious in the photo it was loose & ready to come out.
Now let's zoom in on that......haha I can't stop laughing about that darn tooth.....
about an hour later, we finally have the tooth out after a few tears, an almost melt down & needing to sit on me to recover from being threatened with me helping her remove it later at home.....lol.  IDK but having a tooth come out for a child is very traumatic.

but now, she is sleeping away in her bed waiting to wake up to see what the tooth fairy has left her for that sweet tiny little tooth.
with love, Lela
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Love in the Afternoon


When our sweet girl comes home from her visits either with her other family or with my mom (who is watching her every other week for a few days so we can work) she is so happy.  Don't get me wrong-I am not saying she doesn't enjoy her visits with family - but she misses home, her room, her mama, her daddy, her mean brothers....yeah-she's a happy girl.  I love her little sweet self, and feel very lucky to be her mama.  How did I get so lucky to have two beautiful sweet daughters?

(I realize this photo is a little warm and grainy-but it's from my iphone-inside a dark house-with just a lamp to illuminate)
with love, Lela
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June Poshmark Finds


As I gear up for July, I wanted to share with you the deals I got on Poshmark this month.  What have you found this month that is totally amazing?  There were so many different items I left behind in my "love" section.  I will circle back to them in July - don't worry!  LOL!  I guess I should also think about cleaning out my swim suit drawer and either giving away some of my other finds or re-posh them!

Catalina Other - Plus Size Black Floral Tankini Swim Top 2X

Swimsuits For All Other - Swimsuits For All NWT Shirred High Waist Skirt, 18

Ray-Ban Accessories - Ray Ban Jackie Ohh II sunglasses

Coach Accessories - Coach silver charm

Happy Poshing!  Check me out at @withlovelela on the Poshmark app!

xoxo, Lela
with love, Lela
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Strapless? Yeah so what!


So, a few years ago me and my cousin Nora and I would send each other funny snapchat photos, just being silly!  One day she asked me "are you naked?" lol the horror - NO SILLY, "I am wearing a strapless shirt"....she informed me that people do NOT wear strapless shirts anymore.  Now mind you, I don't and wouldn't wear one in public but this top was strictly something I wore to bed lol!  Well, sorry Cousin Nora, but your girl bought a new strapless top and she does plan on wearing it in PUBLIC!  The horror I know-now mind you-I will wear this beauty with a cardigan or my denim jacket (probably also out of style) but  yeah-apparently it is still fashionable!  lol-either that or I am just way out of the fashion loop.  Stranger things have happened.


Isn't she pretty?

& of course if you have a strapless top you should have a nice strapless bra.....another cute buy!



THANK YOU TORRID
Anyway-speaking of stranger things SEASON THREE IS AIRING ON JULY 4TH BABY!  Yes!

and then with the Torrid cash, I got this for free :D



xoxo, Lela

with love, Lela
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Sir Oscar


I must be the worst luckiest Grandma to have such a sweet beautiful grandson!  I have got to be the worlds unluckiest Grandma because this little handsome fella lives all the way across the country from me.  I miss out on just about every aspect of his life, as he grows up into a young man.  I will miss it all.  There is Skye and there are phones but it's just not the same as being about to touch him, hold him, smell his sweet new skin & to kiss his plump little cheeks.  His mama gives me daily updates, but it's not the same as seeing these things with my own two eyes.  I hope to visit him soon!  I could spend a small fortune visiting him.

with love, Lela
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Spaghetti Squash-Spaghetti


So my sweet husband's sweet co-worker sent him home with two spaghetti squashes.....and I decided to cook one up for the two of us while he was at baseball practice tonight.

I cut it in half, scooped out the seeds-rubbed it with EVO, sprinkled on some salt & pepper and backed it upside down on a lined cookie sheet for about 45 mins.  Flipped it over, ran a fork all inside of it to get the "spaghetti" loose.  Add in some marinara on top of each (mixed it up inside the shell of the squash.  Topped it with vegetarian meat balls, mozzarella & Parmesan cheese.  Baked it again for an additional 20 minutes & voila.  Delish and kind of healthy, right?

xoxo, Lela
with love, Lela
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District Champs - Off to State


What a hot ass weekend, sitting out melting in the Florida heat was worth it to see my son and his team will districts in their 2019 All-Stars Tournament.  Off to state we go in Live Oak in just a few weeks.  This is our last year playing rec ball-so this is just amazing & what a great year we've had.





with love, Lela
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Oscar vs. Food


So look at this cute little young man!  Apparently, he sure does love eating-he must be related to me!  Oh yeah, he is - this is BABY OSCAR as he is so lovely called in our house - or Weston will call him MY BOY OSCAR!  I love it when my daughter shares photos and videos of him growing up, makes me feel like I am apart of his life.  They just moved into a new apartment, a really cute one too!  I cannot wait to visit them again soon!



with love, Lela
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Daddy Daughter Dance


I am late in posting this, but Olivia and her dad were able to enjoy a Father Daughter Dance this year, I didn't get a ton of photos-as I was not invited (for shame y'all right?)  But anyway, this litlte darling and her handsome daddy had a fantastic night.  She felt like a princess!  Ahhh.  I love it.






 aand her daddy took this one of her and her friend/enemy....these girls bicker a lot y'all lol






with love, Lela
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Summer Vibes


y'all-I bought a BIKINI, how I probably will never wear this in public because-well because of fat, and I am not one to show off that shit.  BUT!  It's so cute!




I had previously purchased this little cutie, but have not worn it yet-and I don't know why-it really is cute......may end up on Poshmark later, IDK

Floral Mesh Peplum One-Piece Swimsuit, MULTI, hi-res
Floral Mesh Peplum One-Piece Swimsuit, MULTI, alternate




with love, Lela
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2019 All Stars



One thing I am not, is a sports photographer.  I have always struggled taking photos of young children in a group that is this large-because they don't all just do what they are supposed to at the same time.  They all blink or get distracted if you are taking to long.  I literally took about 20 photos and this is the best one I could get of the 2019 Seniors All-Stars!  They have their first game on Friday, so despite not all of them paying attention-I'd like with wish them luck.

xoxo, Lela

ps.  as you can see, my child is paying attention and was in all the other photos too!  Good boy X.
with love, Lela
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Hubs & Mama


So we decided to go have breakfast this morning, and while getting dressed I thought maybe we should so pop over to see my husbands sweet mama.  Luckily she was home and didn't have plans, because we did have a fantastic visit.  She is just the sweetest little thing ever, such a loving and kind woman.  We are lucky to have her living so close to us, though I know she wishes we were closer-so close in fast she wants us to move in next door.

I am not going to lie, we have talked about it before & I honestly thought that is where we'd end up, living on family property - but the hubs really likes our little town, so not sure what the future holds for us in that regard.





with love, Lela
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Clip On Happiness


My darling mom has agreed to watch Olivia during the weeks we are at work & the boys are not home to keep her.  This was her first week and she had a great time.  She apparently: picked veggies out of the garden, made lots of plastic and real dinners, played cards, colored, swam in the pool, helped papa pull weeds in the yard, rode around and checked on the cows in the cart, watched cartoons & movies, and played with Tizzie.  She came home with lots of stories about what her and maw talked about and all the fun she had.  She also came home with a little bag filled with little trinkets.  One of which were some clip on earrings she is rather proud of.

Look at my darling girl, showing off her treasures.  I love her, and maw so much!




with love, Lela
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