Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
How are you my lovely? I pray you are well. Summer is almost here! Yahoooo! I'm ready to be a free agent! Lots of swimming, sunscreen, running amuck. You know, just drinking life in. Me and bathing suits are not really friends just yet. Maybe one day. What have you been up to? This is what we've been doing....
Pandora channel Harry Belafonte. You know those semi-old romantic comedies usually starring Meg Ryan. When they play that old-timey classic music that just makes you heart smile. You never know the artist or name of the song, but you recognize it and it makes you feel full of joy. That's this channel for me! I rarely have to skip anything. You will find Buddy Holly, IZ, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Bob Marley and of course Mr. Belafonte. I hope you love it!
1. Jessica Alba's the Honest Life. It's pretty great. I like a lot of her suggestions and they aren't insanely outlandish. Our household is trying a bunch of her "Honest" company products for Ben's eczema and general health. So far so good! They are resonable and delivered to your door.
2. Calmer Easier, Happier Parenting by Noel Janis-Norton. I know I've talked about it a little here, about working with my youngest, Sam. I needed more "tools" in my parenting toolbox. This book has really helped me. It worked immediately. I would highly recommend it for any parent.
1. Painted bukoos of pots and Ben's Craigslist school desk
|Don't you love the wine glass and makeup bag sitting there?|
6. Painting of fabric thanks to "A Beautiful Mess" for our bedroom. I painted "His" and "hers" on Mr. N and I's pillow. It just makes life easier.
That's pretty much it. I'm working on our "Summer List" that I'm sure I'll share here. I have a couple of other projects in the mix, that I will share later. Hope your day is full of inspiration and hugs. A
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Intense. I was called intense this weekend. At first, I thought of this as a serious insult. A huge negative connotation came to mind. Many of my students are intense, very emotional, a little off kilter, and just a lot to take in and handle. They have so much raw unfiltered uninhibited emotions. Thus, when I was called this, I thought, well crap. I need to do some work on me.
When I ponder on "intense" people I also think of those ladies you meet that are such perfectionist. Their children are in all the right things, look right, do right, etc etc. These moms workout a crap load and have it all in order all the time. They look a little strained. This is absolutely not me.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
At our house, there has been lots of little spray painting projects...so much so, that I asked Mr. N about painting his night stand, and he responded, "you just painted this, and this, and this. Can you just stop for awhile?" Yes honey. I will take a break, just for you. But not too long!
Have you ever gone to a parent/teacher conference for a two year old. It's pretty freaking funny. Well, I was told it's time to potty train. Let's just say, I don't have a good attitude. Diapers are easy. Pull ups are easy. Sam walks over to me with his diaper in his hand and tells me when it's full. He goes and gets another. (Do you think it's time to potty train? Ha Ha).
Yes, yes...I know diapers are expensive. But, do you know how much pee I have cleaned off our floor? How much extra laundry this causes? We are on day three. Sticking to something has never been my strong suit, but I will persevere. God bless Sam's school and Gigi (my mom). They gave me the push. Let's call it a shove actually. Push is too gentle.
Finally, I came across this website called Scary Mommy today. I actually laughed out loud. They have "Mommy confessions". It will make you friggin roll on the ground. I think I need to stick to these new brands of blog authors that are just raw and funny. No one is perfect, especially me, and I need to be reminded that everyone isn't making dinners from scratch, decorating with endless budgets, kids with fabulous manners, etc, etc. The list goes on. I hope you enjoy it! It made me lighten up!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Good Morning my lovlies! I pray your weekend was the most relaxing, chill few days. I painted a few pots and did have that cocktail. We had t-ball, magic shows, birthday parites, church, gro shopping, etc. It is that time of year, when I start to get hot and go everywhere with damp, wavy hair. This morning, I felt like I hit the jackpot of time. It was like this special pocket of extra time in my morning routine, why didn't I do this earlier? The downside, is that I never feel like I'm polished when I go with damp hair. It's totally worth it.
For a little Monday morning inpirations, I pulled some pictures from around the web for your viewing of various wall galleries. Feel free to puruse through my pinterest "Home Sweet Home" board to see all the original links (pardon my laziness for not linking them up here.) I like to really study each and see how they got the look. Did they make it cohesive with the frames? Or the color of prints? Or the 3-D art? What is it that you like about each one or more importantly, don't like?
|From Young House Love....a HUGE inspiration to me daily|
|I like that this is art, it's unexpected, original and 3 dimensional, but doesn't seem sentimental (which is important to me)|
|I like that this one is not so traditional, it's off kilter, but soft and interesting.|
|I like that this one continued the gallery on the next wall, it's very eclectic|
|Love the corner piece, the proped up pieces, the mix of it all.|
|Not always art, Mr. N always questions decorating with plates. I say YES!|
|I really like this one and the next pic as well. This is more my style. Sentimental with a general theme, |
very neat and tidy.
|I adore this one. It is my favorite. The wallpaper, rounding the corner, the mix of frames, |
art, 3-diminsional items, it just works to me.
Have a great Monday my lovelies. I pray it is grand. Hugs, a