Thursday, January 31, 2013


For the men in our lives...

 The BEST sunglasses//Tumbleweedshandcraft

Classic Wallet//fifthandelm

Star Wars Print/craftingtiger

Beautiful Tie/Forage

Dirty Shaving Cream/LUSH

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Ten photos from our weekend...
1. Good morning iPad time.
2. Pjs (almost) all day.
3. Grocery list
4. Color break.
5. Living room that isn't a super mess for the moment.
6. Beautiful kale flowers from the husband.
7. Blueberry, honey lemon-lime aid.
8. Favorite nap spot.
 9. Pond.
10. Mole.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


For the women...or just me (wink).

Orla Kiely dream bag/ebay

Tote Bag/bookhouathome

Safety Clutch/romawinkle


A few outfits from Fossil...and maybe a watch.

Heart Hoop/Miniaturerhino

These are amazing (of course rare and sold out)/Kaj Franck Heart Bowls

Prettiest shirt//Modcloth


Alphabet Rings/CatbirdNYC
iPhone case/Kate Spade

Monday, January 28, 2013


I love Valentine's Day. I'm planning on a couple little things to do for Jack and hopefully a romantic something for the husband and I. We don't get to do much alone, which there are no complaints, but a nice night out would be so awesome. I'll be sharing some gift ideas soon, too!

Be Mine cake banner// EspeciallyPaper

 "Home is where mom is" card// StrangerDays

Itty Bitty Heart cookies// SugarandFlour
My absolute favorite cookies.

Be Mine Banner// Stephlovesben

Black Conversation Heart print// Gingiber

Heart bowls// RossLab

 Pugs & Kisses Cookies// Whippedbakeshop
Because I want a pug very bad.

Star Wars Card// Darkroomanddeary


I had expectations for this weekend. I wanted to have a great one... but the world thought otherwise. It had planned for me a weekend that tested me as a mom.

Jack was being overly dramatic, meaning he was acting just like a three year old. Everything was "NO!!!" and fake crying. Time-outs happened. Ipad time was taken away. Early bedtime happened. Yelling happened... a lot from my end and I am really hating it. Yelling doesn't fix things. It never has in this house. We try very hard not to yell and to explain the situation so we can avoid it next time.  Obviously, I am not perfect. This did not work this weekend. Explaining led to more yelling and crying. Jack is three. He is learning and testing his boundaries and seeing what he can get away with. I apparently wasn't prepared for this this weekend, but who really ever is?

Now, don't get me wrong. The whole weekend wasn't a downer or a waste. We made mole (a Mexican chocolate/chicken dish). We made tres leches cake. We escaped to the park for a while. It was rather cold and windy, so we didn't stay as long as we had all hoped. We fed the ducks. I got even more Jack hugs and "I love you's" even through all the mess in-between.

Looking at all those little dried up weeds (flowas, as Jack calls them) and seeing that my sweet little boy picked them and chose to give them to me throughout this whole hard weekend, makes my heart melt. I'm a pool of heart guts right now. He really is the sweetest little kid.

These weekends happen. They don't happen very often around here, but they happen. Now I know what I need to work on... and I'm working. Hard.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


This weekend is for:
- laundry
- cleaning
- playing cars (what day doesn't involve this...)
- homework
- bookstore trip
- baking tri-flavored twist bread (why yes, I'll share the recipe.)
- meal planning
- grocery shopping
- hopefully, making mole (favorite Mexican dish EVER)
 - outfit planning
- movie watching

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! Our's will hopefully be productive and crazy fun!

Friday, January 25, 2013


Sweet, silly Jackson.

January 24, 2013.

I plan to do many more of these, asking silly questions. This kid is amazing. Everyone should know it! 

*ALSO! If you are reading this in a reader, please come check out the new design! It's so pretty!! And it's all thanks to my awesome designer!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I'm unveiling a new blog design soon and I couldn't be more excited! I've been in such a rut in my whole life lately....doing the exact same thing everyday, wearing the exact same clothes everyday, and not having much inspiration or pull to do anything new or exciting or to write/blog. Jack hasn't been sleeping so well, so I've been so tired all day every day for the past 2 or so weeks.

This new design has sparked a little bit in me that is wanting change. I'm working on school and getting back into the groove. I'm working on adding some good, solid pieces to my work wardrobe ( I need to look 28 and not 18 at work, please! ). I'm planning out our weekends so they will be filled with big outings, or just small crafts/baking around the house. I'm changing my phone case... it's all about the little and maybe some not-so-little things. And of course, I plan on sharing these things and a lot more. I'm actually excited about blogging again!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


-          Still loving cars
-          Obsessed with Sid the Science Kid and learning about science and “why?”
-          Smoothies (with hidden vegetables, go mom!)
-          Wrestling with daddy or pawpol
-          His iPad
-          Star Wars
-          Mac and Cheese
-          His treat jar for potty training
-          Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
-          Playgrounds
-          His blankets and puppy pillow
-          His new Hoho! (pictured above)
-          His big boy undies
-          The word “no.”
-          Timeout
-          Vegetables
-          Scary (some not so scary) movies/shows
-          Bedtime
-          Bath time
-          Dinner time
-          Anytime he has to be somewhere or do something.
This dude is very headstrong, but in the best way. What kid would want to sit down for dinner when all those toys are just sitting there waiting to be played with?? Getting him to understand the sit-down part or the “hey kid, you’re pretty smelly and need a bath nowish” part, is a work in progress. He still hates his veggies and won’t even attempt to try them. People always say to start your kids on vegetables first when they are babies so they’ll like them when they are older… oh yah? Didn’t work here. He hates them. I hide them in smoothies most days.  He still gives the best full-body hugs and says “I love you, mommy” at the top of his lungs when he remembers to say it. He’s the best kid ever.

Monday, January 14, 2013

JANUARY 14th, 2013.

Today I started my first set of classes towards my Bachelor's degree. French and College Algebra. I want that kid up there to be proud of his mama for having two degrees and doing something she's always wanted to do. No regrets!! Let's do this!

Friday, January 11, 2013


During our last pallet night.

SO! This weekend we plan to stay home and veg out. I'm seeing a pallet day/night on the floor in the living room with Star Wars playing all day long. Maybe we'll bake something... maybe we'll cook something good... maybe we won't. I love lazy weekends.

This weekend I was going to see my brand new niece, but plans have changed. I'll meet her in February!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


The prettiest perfume bottle.
Sophie enjoying our electric blanket.
 Toys. Everywhere. All. The. Time.
Newest/most favorite mug. (Thanks sister-in-law!!!)
 Lunch. My go-to: pasta, olive oil, parmesan, and shaved brussel sprouts.
 Stealing my egg.
 My newest shelves!
 Our flowers are trying to survive.
Newly painted hutch/bar area!

- Today always included a doctor's appointment that was successful!! Yay!