Thursday, May 30, 2013

family photos.

 the unspeakable actually happened.
pete let me pay an actual photographer to come to our house and take pictures of our family.
i still can't believe it.
i asked the kids for their ideas about the pictures.
lucy wanted to bake cookies.
unanimously they wanted pictures reading (dorks) and of all of us piled into our bed.
and finn was set on catan pictures.
sarah from arrow & apple did such a great job.
these pictures are a true family treasure.
if you live in phoenix, i couldn't recommend sarah enough.
thank you, thank you, sarah!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week,
for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


jars of paint brushes are the prettiest.
and making homemade watercolors sounds like 
the perfect summer art project.
check it out.

my house could use a little bit of color.
i love the idea of painting the inside 
of your door a bright color.
{from jelanie shop}

we should drink more tea.
teach our daughters manners.
and drink more tea.

digging this art and the color it adds.
i may need to begin a search for some affordable art 
for my little home.

Monday, May 27, 2013


flowers from trader joe's are the simplest way to make my whole week look brighter.  
i just can't get enough of them.
and, with my baby about to turn one, i need a little something around the house to keep me from bursting into tears...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

world's best

we ended up with three "world's best" teachers this year.
i realize only one can really be the world's best, 
but for each of my kids they had the very best.
and, what more can you ask for as a parent?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week,
for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


love this room.
especially the wall-to-wall, 
floor-to-ceiling photos.

adding this to my list this summer.
{from oh joy!}

i am obsessed with that 
perfect little school desk.

i want to have a pie party.
everyone bring a pie and we try little slivers of them all and vote on a winner.
county fair style.
let's paint a table cloth for the occasion.

the coolest.
i love buttons.
i love the idea of them as conversation starters.
just awesome.

Monday, May 20, 2013

back on the road...

wrapping up this road trip with a stop in balmorhea state park and then back to phoenix.
it's been a great trip, but it will be good to be home!
(having fun playing with the new a beautiful mess app!)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

more handmade riot.

took some more pictures for handmade riot.
got three shelves for myself and
am so excited to hang them!
seriously, go check them out.
you won't be disappointed.
can i recommend the popsicle coasters for summer?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week,
for one year"
{april 2013 - april 2014}

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


send me here, please.
i want an entire week vacation just in 
that tiny little cabin on a dock.
{via tiny.k}

happy tape, rocks, feathers...
this could be lucy's dresser.

hmmm, all white never gets old for me.