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a grateful heart + week's end link-up!

such a wonderful week + weekend 
i, without a doubt, have a grateful heart today
here are some photos and moments of gratitude:
we enjoyed a relaxing weekend at home {after lots of road trips} during the day 
with night's out on the town with loved ones
= perfection.
saturday afternoon, mr. monaco came home with a bagel sandwich, hazelnut coffee, and beautiful white roses… he didn't remember this, but white roses have always been the symbol for my gentle and kind-hearted, paternal grandmother, who passed away in 1988. i was only five years old and remember her so vividly- i remember her love and how she always made everyone around her feel so comfortable; so special. i was so excited. it was so sweet.
saturday night we enjoyed tapas, a cheese board, a bottle of wine, and sushi at a new place in uptown charlotte called the mandrake- it was delicious. french bistro chairs for two, please.
eighth grade valentine's day love
yesterday was one of my very favorite days 
mr. monaco and i had a picnic in bed 
we spent almost the whole day watching parenthood episodes {so in love}
laughing, crying, eating ice cream together
continuing to fall even more in love with the braverman family
 i polled him about half way through yesterday's marathon about his top five characters:
{we are a few episodes into season three}
mr. monaco's picks: 
- adam
- jabar (ok, didn't see this coming, but he's cute- we laughed}
-  sarah
- joel
- amber

nelle's picks: 
- camille
- crosby
- kristina
- amber
- joel

who are your favorite bravermans?
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it was so nice to relax and spend time together-
simply loved.
if you have never done this, i recommend. 
we both went to bed last night saying, 'i loved today!'
Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

+ surprise!! --a link-up with oak + oats
so excited to co-host with elizabeth today for week's end! join us...
every monday elizabeth of oak + oats hosts an amazing link-up called week's end! it is a place for you to link up your favorite post from the week and meet new bloggers. we both love community and think that we can all learn something from each other! 
Oak + Oats
guidelines:

1. link up ANY POST from last week!
2. please make sure it is a POST and not your BLOG URL. we love your blog but we want you to share a post.
3. click on one, two, three, or more posts and leave encouraging comments. the whole point of this is to find new blogs, make new friends, and all that good stuff! you must read the post right before yours and comment.



what are you grateful for this week?
also linking up with Biana and Meghan for weekending
Mingle Monday with Meg
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24 comments:

  1. Sounds like a heavenly weekend! Some of my most favorite times are the ones with Adam just spending time together, not rushing around everywhere and just enjoying each other's company! :)

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    1. hi julia! it was so nice- thank you! we never get to do this ... so it was so nice. have you watched parenthood? it's so good if you haven't :) so good.

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  2. Those roses are beautiful! Lazy days watching great shows are the best! Enjoy them now!!! They disappear when you have kids (I used to think people were being dramatic when they said things like that, but now I know the truth!)

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    1. thank you, sweet rachel. loved seeing him walk in the door with them {we had a 'no gifts' rule this year-- clearly didn't happen} so beautiful. we hardly ever get a lazy day so it was glorious and i totally understand- i have babysat enough in my life to know what's coming our way at some point {hopefully!} haha. also, i just added our top five bravermans {right now- season three} - would love to hear yours. i meant to add this this morning... xo {and adam is #6 for me... almost making the cut! :)}

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  3. I love this post and such beautiful pictures! I love that you are grateful for even the smallest things! Thanks for sharing. www.thisisreallife.co

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    1. thank you so much, christine! :) so glad you are here. excited to check out your blog and appreciate the love. waking up with a grateful heart is so important to me. xo

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  4. My top 5 Bravermans, after seeing the entire series, are as follows. 1) Zeek 2) Camille 3) Adam 4) Joel 5) Crosby. It was so hard to choose though! Amber and Kristina are tied at #6 for me. Followed by Max. :o) I'll have you know that you've inspired me to watch the entire series again. Season 1 Episode 1 is on now and (my) Max is snoozing away!

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    1. great choices :) thank you for sharing and ENJOY!!!! ahh- it's so good!

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  5. What a cute post! Thanks for sharing, glad I found your blog through the link up! :)

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    1. awe- thank you so much! :) so glad you're here - excited to follow you as well! have a great week!!

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  6. Love the Bravermans!
    My top 5 would have to include Joel, Camille, Zeek, Adam, and Kristina.
    But really, they're all pretty amazing. :)

    Loved your pictures! :)

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    1. thank you so much, rachel! loving your blog and great choices. love all of them, too! xo

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  7. I'm reading this and assuming you've just found Parenthood? I remember when we stumbled across it while it was still on air only into the 3rd season. We had a binge watching session until we were caught up and we continued to tune in up until the very end! Tear jerker of a show, for real! My favorite Braverman is Adam and toward the end Joel really made it to the top of my list as well! Happy watching Nelle!

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    1. hi! i started watching when it started and watched about a season and a half and loved it but am not usually a tv person and stopped :( so we are going back and doing marathons and LOVE it. so much. all of them are great- esp. adam and joel! my husband laughs because i literally cry at some point during every single episode :) thank you so much for the love and for stopping in! have a great week!

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  8. Sounds like an incredible weekend! And what a sweet surprise with the white roses and remembering your grandmother! Excited to seeing you hosting this sweet link-up this week!

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    1. it really was … the flowers were so beautiful and meaningful and awe… thank you! you are so sweet- so happy i was able to hose as well! :)

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  9. beautiful flowers and breakfast in bed is the perfect combination!

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    1. hi! thank you so much … it was wonderful. hope yours was as well! hoping to create a mood board soon… have a great week! :)

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  10. What a lovely weekend! I especially LOVE the grace print. And I completely LOVE the Bravermans.

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    1. thank you, amy! i love the print as well and can't get enough of the bravermans - love so much! loving the seasons but also not wanting it to end. haha. hope you're well!!

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    1. thank you :) it's from anthro… comes in lots of amazing colors!

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  12. I always love coming to your space - like a breath of fresh air. Those white roses are so beautiful, and what a sweet memory they hold. I hope you continue to have a great week, Nelle!

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    1. you are so sweet- i feel the same way about ember grey- first blog I usually visit each morning! thank you so much and hope the same for you!!

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