Friday, September 28, 2012

here and there.

another week come and gone.
we survived spirit week 
(every morning was a crisis of what to wear, even when i thought it had been figured out the night before...)
enjoyed some nice weather and family bike rides and walks.
endured some major sleep strikes and late nights.
drank a lot of coffee (note said sleep strike).
life is good and with four happy, healthy kids, 
who can complain, right?
enjoy the weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

here and there.

last weekend my sister came to town to visit from austin.
we drank good coffee, had delicious breakfasts, ate lots of pizza, played catan and ticket to ride, and had a generally grand time.
the rest of the week has been filled with the usual.
muffins, books, kids and babies.
good times as always.

Monday, September 17, 2012

sitting on the patio drinking beers.

it was a grand weekend.
the weather was perfect,
my sister was in town
and we enjoyed lots of time outdoors.
we had a delicious meal and some beers at 
pizzeria bianco on friday night.  
if only we could start off every weekend that way...
now back to my real life.

Friday, September 14, 2012

here and there.

another great week.
beautiful weather, walks, treats, cute babies, a belated birthday dinner and the sweetest little gift, fresh donuts, and general merriment.
here's to a splendid weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


the glow.
i love their photos of mothers and children.
yes, the moms could all be supermodels 
(most actually are),
but i still love the captured interactions.
so beautiful.
{from the glow}

this cozy room.
i especially love the mirror over the fireplace
and the stacked wood.
oh, to have a fireplace so i could stack wood next to it...
{from tarafirma}

coffee ice cream.
one of my all time weaknesses.
i am going to have to try this recipe.

notebooks decorated with happy tape.
i will add these to my go-to gifts list.
with a nice set of colored pencils.

these polka dot shoes for dot.
they were on sale and now sold out.
{from zara}

Monday, September 10, 2012

sleepless monday

so, this little lady is currently on a bit of a napping strike. she's quite nice about it. not grumpy or fussy. but it certainly doesn't lend itself to me accomplishing much... oh, well. we are enjoying our lazy (sleepless) morning smiling at each other, listening to music and getting absolutely nothing done. here's to a more productive week.

Friday, September 7, 2012

here and there

how did we remember what we did with our time before instagram was there to remind us.
it was a good week, indeed.
a little time spent out and about and a lot of time spent at home.
we enjoyed treats and rain and crafts.
happy weekend!

Thursday, September 6, 2012


in the fall i always start to feel the need for change in my home.  i want to move things around, get rid of stuff and dream of the new things i would love to buy.  right now i am dreaming of getting rid of one of the two couches in my front room and replacing it with two chairs.  i love these ones i found on dwell studio.  too bad they are slightly out of my price range.  did i mention my price range was something i could get for free?  anyone want to trade a couch for two chairs?  who's for bringing back the barter system?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

painted rocks.

lucy and i like to play a little game where i let her click through my pinterest boards and then she picks something we can make together.  last weekend she decided on painted rocks.  considering my kids hand me an endless supply of rocks wherever we go to put in my pocket or my purse or the stroller or... you get the point.  needless to say, we had all the materials on hand for this one.  
i painted these three...

then, since i was feeling wildly outside my comfort zone (or really due to peer pressure from lucy that my rocks were boring and needed some color), i spruced one up a bit...

and i am happy to say that not only are they pretty, they can be quite useful.
bringing back the paper weight.
everyone can be expecting these for christmas...

and, one next to my bed just for good measure...

made anything fun from pinterest lately?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


these colored pencils.
especially the perfect packaging.
i have decided color pencils are the perfect go-to gift for anyone.
i am also a big fan of these ones.
{from oysho}

pictures of breakfast always catch my eye.
my favorite meal, no doubt.
{from tomo kohsaka}

this kids' room.
i can't get enough of those floors.
{from bolig via pinterest}

this picnic blanket/basket combo.
i am definitely ready for picnic weather.
{from victory via miss moss}

and these delicious looking biscuits.
i have been in the mood to bake these days.
i think these just went to the top of the list.
{from jamie oliver}