Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Riddicks Are Off!

 Today is the day! We are off on our next adventure! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

What's Up Wednesday [March 2023]

Happy Wednesday!!! Today I thought I'd jump in and do What's Up Wednesday a week early since next week we will on vacation! It's been a fun March, and I thought I'd document just a little of what it's looked like over here recently!! 

Hope you enjoy on this Wednesday morning!!

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Traveling With a Baby

Happy Tuesday!!! It's travel week for the Riddicks!! This week will mark flights 11-14 for Jane including her first out of the country flight! And I thought today it might be fun to document a little what we've learned and also ask for any tips from all of you experienced travel parents out there!! 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Friday Favorites - Game Nights, Fire Nights, and Family Time

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Hope everyone is having the best day with lots of fun and green on the docket for today!! We are so happy it's Friday and so looking forward to our weekend. We have lots of family time and a long to-do list to get ready for our next trip coming up soon!! Today I just have a few favorites over here right now for you!! I hope you're finding fun little joys throughout your days as well!! Here's a little look at some of ours this week!!


Thursday, March 16, 2023

Frame This Moment.

Thursday!!! The best day of the week over here. Hope you all are having such a great week so far! 

Today’s Frame This Moment is truly one of the sweetest moments. I hope I remember it forever. I also included a bonus moment because it was a first that was just too cute not to document!! I hope you guys are finding these sweet moments in your days and weeks too that cause you to stop and be grateful for a moment in time to remember and frame!! What a blessing to get to enjoy the little things!! 

Ok, happy Frame This Moment Day!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Let's Look - Best Amazon Finds

Happy Wednesday!!! Today I thought it would be fun to join in on Let's Look this month. We are looking at our best Amazon Finds! Goodness, we love Amazon over here... 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

From The Riddick Kitchen - Meal Planning

Hey there Tuesday!!! I hope everyone had such a great weekend!! We loved our weekend in Louisville with my family. It was such a fun weekend away! Today I thought it would be fun to have a little post on how we're currently meal planning along with another little recipe for you!! 

From The Riddick Kitchen - Chicken Skillet Nachos

Oh this is seriously one of our very favorite dishes - so much so that we had it last night for dinner! 

Friday, March 10, 2023

Friday Favorites - Tutoring, Fun Snacks, and Jane Climbing

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I know these few weeks are filled with spring break sprinkled in for most, so if you're spring break is starting, I hope you had such a great week coming up!!! 

One year ago today I finished my last day of teaching before my maternity leave started. I can't believe it's already been a year!! You can read a little bit more about that transition here

But today we are headed up to Louisville for the weekend to spend some time with my family, and then our "spring break" trip is coming up at the end of March with Pierce's family. So we're looking forward to some fun family memories this month!! 

Today I just have a little assortment of favorites around here. A little life lately and just a few things we're loving too!! I hope you're finding those simple joys in your day too!! Here's a little look at some of ours!! 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Frame This Moment.

Happy Thursday!!! I hope everyone is having a good week!! It's a sweet Frame This Moment day over here!! I've had a similar frame this moment before, but this week, this morning was too sweet not to pause and want to try to remember forever.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

March Goals

Happy Wednesday!!! It always feels like I'm several days into the month by the time I post these goals, but I guess it always gives me a few extra days to think about the month ahead! Here is just a little look at a few March goals with a look back on February too. It's been so fun hearing all of your goals as well! What a productive 2023 it has already set out to be!!! 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

From the Riddick Kitchen

Oh my, the amount of times I've started typing this post and pausing is a little crazy, so it seemed like such an appropriate post to make my 200th on here!!! 
The Riddick Kitchen...a place that we love to be, spend so much of our time, and really do feel like it's such a heartbeat of our home. 

From the Riddick Kitchen - BBQ Chicken Pizza

When we were thinking of recipes to put on here first, this one was absolutely at the top. 

Friday, March 3, 2023

Friday Favorites - Lunch Dates, Bubbles, and Tea

HAPPY FRIDAY!! We are looking forward to the weekend over here! It's been a full week, but we've loved all that we've had on the calendar. Pierce and Jane are excited about a Friday night together as I'm headed to a sweet women's event at our church. Then we're looking forward to hopefully a sunny and relaxing Saturday and Sunday!!

Today I just have a few Friday Favorites from our world over here - most are just little snapshots and fun joys from our week. Hope you're finding the same throughout your week! Here's a little look for your Friday morning!


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Frame This Moment.

Today's Frame This Moment is more like a Frame This Day... Last week, Jane and I had a few hours in the morning after some errands and before naps and tutoring, so we made our way to the park for a little walk in the sunshine, and it turned out to be one of my very favorite days. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Hello March

Goodness, I just love a new month!  

And this one means so much more to me now because last year, we were praying and hoping and counting down till Jane's sweet due date on March 26th, 2022. (Which turned into us loving April all the more when she came on April 5th.) You can read a little bit more about our last March here

There's something so refreshing about the 1st of the month though. A new month, a fresh start, a continuation of the calendar but with a little fun meaning and moment to regroup and reflect and think about all that's happened and all that's to come. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Two Years Blogging ๐ŸŽ‰ Q&A

Aww TWO whole years of The Riddick Family Blog!! 

I remember clicking publish on my first post on February 28th, 2021 and sending the link to my mom and sister, thinking they would probably be the only two to ever read it. I started out just posting once a week, challenged myself to blog every day one month in the summer, and then posted here and there throughout my last year of teaching. Then my challenge to blog every day again in the month of July turned into many months of being here every morning, and I love it so much! Thank you for following along and for all of your encouragement, comments, emails, tips, advice and insight! This is such a fun little place for me, and I can't thank you enough for reading along!! 

Monday, February 27, 2023

Life Lately (And Any Q&A Questions?!)

Hey there!!! HAPPY MONDAY!!! We are headed in to what feel like really full weeks coming it just me or does it feel like spring just totally snuck up on us all?! Hahaha but we had the best weekend, and are ready for this Monday!! 

Today I just have a little life lately for you...a little random assortment of a few things we've been up to recently. AND tomorrow will make TWO YEARS of this little Riddick Family Blog, and I thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A, so I left a little box at the bottom if you have any questions! I'll try to get to those and a few that I've gotten recently too!! So fun! 

But here's a little peek at the Riddick's Life Lately for your Monday!!

Friday, February 24, 2023

Friday Favorites - Date Nights, Desserts and Vanilla Candles

Happy Friday!!! I can't believe it's the last Friday of February!! Where has this month gone?! We are so glad to see the weekend over here though! We're looking forward to lots of family time and planning out a few house projects that we have our eye on!

Today I just have a few simple favorites from our week for you. I hope you're finding small joys that are blessing your life in big and small ways as well! Here are just a few of ours!! 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Frame This Moment.

Happy Thursday!! Hope everyone is having such a great week! Ours has been full of sunshine and warmer weather, which we're soaking up these days!! Today I just have a little Frame This Moment for you. I hope that as you go through your week, you're finding simple moments to stop and frame too! Thanks for sharing each week! It's been a fun little tradition this year. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

What's Up Wednesday [February 2023]

Happy Wednesday!!! I hope everyone had such a great long weekend! We sure did over here - just a ton of family time and walks and cozying up with a little spring fever mixed in!! It's fun to be back here though, and it's especially fun because it's a fun day of the month with What's Up Wednesday! 

Just a little bit of what's been going on the Riddicks recently! Hope you enjoy and have the best Wednesday today!! 

Friday, February 17, 2023

Friday Favorites - Jane, Valentine’s Day and a Long Weekend

Happy Friday!! We are so looking forward to the long weekend in store! Pierce has Monday off work, and we can’t wait to enjoy a few slow days around here. Today, my Friday Favorites are pretty much exactly that. Jane and I have just been loving our days together and here are just a few small joys from the week!!

Hope you’re finding lots throughout your week as well!!

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Frame This Moment.

Happy Thursday!!! Pierce and I are looking forward to a fun dinner out tonight!! And then so looking forward to a long weekend too! Today, I thought it would be fun to share a Frame This Moment from this day two years ago. It definitely was a moment to frame in our minds... 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Ten Things I Love About Motherhood

Well, in honor of Valentine's Day week and celebrating all the ones we love, I thought today it'd be fun to share ten things I'm loving about motherhood right now. At the end of last year, when I asked for any topics or things people would love to see and read about, motherhood was a common theme... 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

It's Valentine's Day!!

 Awww H A P P Y  V A L E N T I N E ' S  D A Y !!! ๐Ÿ’•

Monday, February 13, 2023

A Few Favorite Date Ideas

Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had such a fun weekend!! In honor of Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to post a few of our favorite date ideas that we've done! Pierce and I went on our first date July 2016, so we're coming up on seven years...

Friday, February 10, 2023

Friday Favorites - Family, Card Games, and Blinds

HAPPY FRIDAY!! It's felt like a long week over here for some reason, but we're thankful for a Friday and for a fun weekend ahead. One of Jane's sweet friends turned one just a few days ago, so we are making our way to another precious birthday party and just soaking up the spring weather that this past week has brought! Here are just a few of our Friday Favorites around here these days!! Hope you are finding simple and small joys in your days as well. ☺️

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Frame This Moment.

It's Thursday!! A favorite day of the week over here! I'm back this morning with a moment from this past week that I knew I wanted to remember. This Frame This Moment series is a favorite around here, and I'm so glad so many are sharing your sweet moments too! This is mine from this past weekend and always just a little reminder to me to slow down and soak in a few of the moments that make this season the season that it is. ❤️

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Let's Look - Medicine Cabinets

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you all are having such a great week!! Today I'd thought I'd jump into the Let's Look blog link-up...

If you've been around here for a little while, you know I'm trying to tackle areas of our house that have been collecting "things" for a while... And when I saw "Medicine Cabinet," there is a little area of our kitchen that usually houses all things bandaids/vitamins/etc and it just recently got a little overhaul too with my starting small method...