Friday, February 14, 2014

High Five 4 Friday!!!

Yay!  It's Friday!

First of all, Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!!!
Here are some highlights of my week!

1.  Derek, Drew and I celebrated Valentine's Day early on Wednesday evening.  We went out for supper at our favorite restaurant in town and then dessert from the DQ! Yumm!

2.  I started blogging!!!!  YAY!!  I am so excited to start this new journey, and I'm hoping you stick around and follow me!  But, please bear with me while I figure out my groove for posting!

3.  Drew and I had fun taking photos for the blog.  So we had a mini session with just the two of us!  Such a sweet boy, I love these moments!

Do you see what I see? 
He uses the pillows on our bed as a "duck nest"
4.  Recently, I cut my hair (well my hairstylist did...) into a longer bob.  I find it's easier to take care of on an everyday basis being at home.  I liked my long hair, but I found that I didn't want to curl it every day or flat iron it because it took longer to style.  Plus, I usually didn't go anywhere so I got used to the all natural look (no makeup, hair undone, yoga pants...), which didn't make my days feel accomplished.  I have had a bob before (much shorter), so I thought I would try it again only a little longer in length.  I am loving it!  I did try curling it the other day, but I need to tweak it a bit to get the style I am going for.  What do you think??

Top | Gap on sale!
Necklace | lia sophia (retired)

5.  Drew and I will be taking a mommy/son trip to see Grandma and Grandpa in some much WARMER weather!  We are very excited! 

Do you have any getaway trips planned for warmer weather?

Backpackin' the kid!

Have a happy Friday!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Welcome to Simply Just Bricks!

Hello!  Welcome!

Glad to have you here!  My name is Justine!

I thought I would start out with a post about myself, so you have an idea who I am and what my interests are!  Hopefully you will stay and join me on my new journey!

1.  Where are you from?
I am from a small North Dakota town and raised as a farm girl.  Lived in Nebraska with my husband, Derek, for 3 years. Moved back to ND in 2011.

2.  Why did you start a blog?
I love blogs!  I have been reading blogs for a few years now and really enjoy lifestyle, hair and beauty, and mommy blogs!  So, I started this blog to share things I love and some mommy stuff too!

3.  What college did you attend?
I attended North Dakota State University and graduated in 2006.  GO BISON!!

4.   What do I do for a living?
I am a stay at home mommy. I graduated from college with a Business Administration degree with emphasis in Human Resources. When my son, Drew, was born Derek and I decided that I would stay home with Drew.  He is now three years old and we are hoping to add to the family someday!

If there are any other questions I can answer, please either leave a comment (appropriate please) or email me at

As I get some more blog post ideas, I will hopefully get into a groove!