Friday, August 31, 2012


so, in my blogging hiatus, i became slightly obsessed with a different form of social media.
i'm completely hooked.
quick, easy and, oh, so satisfactory.
it's a good fix for a busy mom with four kids.
not that i think i am telling you about anything new.
just thought i'd share that i love it.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


i will go ahead and admit that i greedily kept the chocolate bars melanie sent all to myself.
the kids back in school and my birthday coincided nicely to give me the perfect justification for doing so.
also, i would highly recommend hammond's.
especially the sea side caramel.
really, just coffee and chocolate are all i need to make my birthday a happy one.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

i love blogs.

i love blogs because they are pretty or interesting 
or inspiring or even just a good way to kill a little time.
but i really love blogs because of how they bring
people together in that weird 
sort of a way.
the other day i got a box in the mail with all these wonderful, summery goodies inside.
just because i left a comment on a blog.
melanie's blog has long been at the top of my list,
but she is now my kids' favorite stranger.
{remember she also sent us this}
lucy wants to know when she can meet her.
so, thanks to melanie, i didn't have to do anything for our end of summer, back to school dinner.  it all showed up in a box ready for me.

thanks, melanie.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


this amazing baby's room.
i am always a sucker for a chalk board wall, 
but it's really those bird prints that i can't get enough of...
i just might have to recreate something of the like.
{from planete deco}

this photo.
really just succulents in general.
i think a trip to the garden store is in order.

these awesome color-dipped photos.
lots of old photos sitting around my house that could use a little sprucing up...
{from (one of my faves) jennifer causey}

this charming little cabin.
i could use that kind of getaway right about now...
{from cabin porn}

this oldie, but goodie.
i am itching to make some feather crowns.
it is now officially on the list for weekend activities.
i have a seven year old who will be mighty excited about this...
{from wovenplay via the littlest}

Monday, August 27, 2012


As you can see, we've been a little busy.
Thus, not much has gone on over here in a long, long time.
We made two really cute babies while we were gone, though.
 Two more cute cousins to add to the bunch.
Now we'll see if we can get some 
creative juices flowing again...