Little Lovlies

Every once in awhile I love showing you little things that I find that are so lovely. I hope you find them as lovely as I do. I am also starting to really get excited for Christmas…what about you? Are you dreaming of decorating and baking? Making gifts and spending time with friends and family? I was singing Christmas songs yesterday…probably all that snow that Colorado is getting. Efia Fair Alicia Bock Royal Buffet Gypsy Fish Studio Deniz Gunes   …

I Love Me Some Sparkle

I don't know if you remember my window seat. I posted awhile ago about my window seat makeover and how I was looking for a chandelier to hang above the seat. We bought a gorgeous chandelier a little while ago for our bathroom…and we have no motivation for the remodeling right now…. so we took that chandelier, hung it and I LOVE it. It is so perfect in this space and makes it look so lovely at the top of …

Where Has The Time Gone?

I know everyone says this. The time goes by so quickly. I remember…..really remember…. the day Madolyn was born. She was 4 1/2 weeks early and she was an emergency c-section. I remember like it was only a few months ago. It couldn't have been seven years ago…could it? But it has. Seven years and this little girl is growing up. This little girl that thinks her older brother is the funniest kid around, she is always making up a …

Born To Fly

I have to admit that coming back from Brave Girl Camp has been an emotional roller coaster ride. My heart and mind came home so full of ideas, joy, creations, promises, truths. It has been hard to find a rhythm this week.  Hard to do school, laundry, pay bills and even create. I think I have been walking around like a shell of a person because I keep thinking about the amazing women I met. Their stories.  Their pain and …

Remembering Your Truths

I started off my second day at Brave Girl Camp with an early hike with some of the girls. Idaho reminds me so much of Colorado and I really felt at home. Because I have three younger children at home it isn't often that I am out taking a walk as the sun is coming up. I really believe that these early morning walks could make me a morning person (as anyone who knows me is dying laughing right now) …

Brave Girls Camp

This is a hard post to write because there is so much in my heart that I will never be able to express to you. I got home Saturday evening and every time I talk about the week I get tears in my eyes. It was just amazing. I will try to tell you little bits and pieces throughout the week and hope you get a GLIMPSE into the beauty of Brave Girls. I flew in Tuesday evening and met …

Where Are Your Dreams?

Have you ever woken up….looked in the mirror….and not recognized yourself? Have you ever wondered what happened to you? Where did THAT girl go? I had such an interesting conversation with a friend this week. She is a stay at home mom with one child. She is finding it hard to find herself again in the role of mother, wife, cook and housekeeper. She was wondering if I have ever felt like that…..did I always create and make the time. …

The Pumpkin Patch

On Sunday we met some of our good friends to go pick pumpkins. We drove 1 1/2 hours. When we got there it was freezing and I hadn't checked the weather for this town…and didn't bring any jackets (my husband had brought his winter coat). Mother of the year. If it makes it any better I think I was colder than anyone else. Even though we were FREEZING we had a great time. I think they had the best kettle …

What’s For Dinner??

I do not feel like cooking in the summer. I leave it to my husband to grill and I add a salad to it. I don't know what it is….but as soon as fall arrives I am wanting to bake and cook more. I want to nest and fluff the whole house. I am wanting to paint right now and create. So..I am getting off track. I tried a new recipe last night and loved it so much I wanted …

Family Photo Shoot

Family Photos. With these two little words do you rush for a carton of cigarettes and a bottle of liquor? I have to admit that typically I find them a little stressful. Sure…easy to get the three kids coordinated and looking good…but throw me and my husband in the mix and it can be a nightmare. Our last family photos were 2 1/2 years ago.  I needed a drink. Two out of the three were crying. One child was sucking …

Girl’s Day

I love traditions and making memories with people I love. I love that there are certain things that we do as a family that the children look forward to all year. One of the traditions I have with Madolyn is "Girl's Day". This was our fourth year celebrating the start of school with friends. Even though we homeschool I always wanted the kids to be excited to start another school year. This year we celebrated a little later than usual. …

My Favorite Color Right Now

I am loving this color. This aqua or turquoise color. This makes such a fabulous accent color. I have bought a few things recently in this color and it looks so stunning in my house. I purchased a huge birdcage, vintage wooden chair and an angel…very large angel…angel that my husband looked at for a while before he gave his opinion.  Lets just say it had to grow on him. You probably even noticed a little bit of this color …