Friday, October 28, 2011

slowing it down a bit.

i love looking and finding pictures i've forgotten about, don't you? funny how much they're tiny faces have changed. so much has been happening around these parts. change. it. is. good.
lately i have been taking time.  i noticed that when i take my time at whatever task is at hand, i do better. i am kind of an impatient person so when it comes to 'taking time' i have to put in some effort.
little moments i am learning to appreciate...
when i do dishes.
folding the laundry.
hugs from my little ones.
taking a stroll though the neighborhood and really being aware of my beautiful surroundings.
the sound of the rain.
autumn in the air.
cooking a meal for my family with love.
laying beside my beautiful husband.

the older i get the more i am taking my time to enjoy those little moments.

life is truly beautiful. look around you.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

hey beautiful....

sometimes we all need a little reminder...i know i do.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

this thing called mamahood.

 whenever i see a photo of my kids my heart just swells up with love. i know, i know...sounds so cheesy, but i think any parent would feel me on that one :)

there's a funny thing that happens when you suddenly find out that you are expecting a baby.
suddenly everything that you do is preparing for this baby. the room looks like an ad out of a magazine, everything's in it's place. clothes are hung and smell so good.
you are ready.

for me, i was prepared for a baby, yes. my mind wasn't thinking about when this baby grows.
people tell you, "it flies by, enjoy it while it lasts. they'll be grown before you know it."
my first born is 8 yrs old. EIGHT YEARS OLD!
i remember just how tiny he was..6 lbs, 9 oz.
he was a hairy little thing.

i remember trying to imagine how his voice would sound when he would finally spoke.
what he would look like when he walked.
carried a backpack like the kids getting off the bus.
first world he would read.

of course, all those things have happened.
oh, so fast.
as i sat here on the couch tonight folding all these little bright colored clothes freshly out of the dryer, i'm taking it all in.
these clothes are so small.
as i put it one in its own neat pile, i smile.
for one day i won't be doing this anymore.
the tasks that seem so annoying (like picking up the same pile of books she knocks down everyday) will one day pass and just be a faint memory...
"it flies by, enjoy it while it lasts. they'll be grown before you know it."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

i'm lovin'....

when the kids are finally in dreamland, mama's going surfing.
the web, that is.
some i visit daily and some i stumble upon.
when there's a's on!

have you visited calivintage yet? if not, you must! she's totally adorable!
i love her style!

i love fashion. when it comes to my own personal style..i'm a boho-vintage mix.
i like clean, texture and fun.
how about you?

Friday, October 14, 2011

blog love: roots of she

don't you just love discovering a blog that just grabs you? a blog that you're like "she is so talking to me". yes, me. the 'i'm not so sure what the heck i'm doing most of the time' type. well, that's how i felt when i stumbled upon roots of she.
a blog that gathers beautiful women, beautiful souls all in one beautiful space.
i instantly felt connected. these women get me.
roots of she is one of my daily should visit, too..

Monday, October 3, 2011

soul searching and stuff

hi there. yes, it's been a long time. the summer was wondeful. some were not. some were growing pains..changes. i had a chance (long chance) to do some in depth searching. i took the break from blogging and cut back on a lot of other things as such.
it felt great. i did, however, miss this space. this space that is mine and i can journal. feels good to be back!
i've been doing a lot of painting. the wave of inspiration has hit and is in full force.
during the break i got to watch my little ones grow, discover and just be happy. we also went through some personal changes..but it's all good :) mommy, daddy and kiddos are all well and happy (for the most part) :)
i can't wait to share some more art on here and soon my etsy shop. i am happy. it feels good. really good!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


thank you water,
blue skies
blankets on the grass
central air
a nice cold drink
evening rides with the windows down
summer dresses
my family
thank you, summer

Friday, June 24, 2011

cool link luv.

swing made out of an old chair

space saving basket shelves..genius!

spray chalk! how fun :)

find some treasure!

rainbow jello! yummm...

so pretty! awesome ideas, as well!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

new painting.

i've been painting a lot more lately. i took a long break and let the 'flow of creativity' fill my empty cup. you have to do that sometimes. let yourself be inspired. and when it happens for me, i listen. this is my latest and it reads "through it all, she followed her heart on this beautiful journey'.

i painted on a heavy (deep voice-HEAVY) wood block that i found in our shed when we moved into our house two years ago. i kept that block of wood knowing that i would find the inspiration and paint on it. well, here she is. my mixed media work of art. so much fun!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

summer fun

summer!!! i heart you! i do this thing every summer. i blog frequently during colder months and as soon as that heat and sun hit- i'm out! i am going with the flow of things. sometimes if all you feel like doing is living in the moment of fun- do it.

i've also been doing some painting and jewelry making. i've been 'going with the flow' on creativity, as well. i'm a planner type. i like to know what i'm going to be doing. slowly i'm letting go of that. life is so much fun when you learn to LET GO.

oh..and yes. see the cute little guy here? no not that cute little guy..the yellow one. all snuggled up in the towel after a good warm bath? yeah, him. that's 'squeeky', our new pet duck. yes, a duck.
hubby's coworker let him bring him home. the kids are in love.
i have learned that ducks are cute, noisy and messy. it's all good, though! he fits right into the family!

boys are sleeping at their cousins' house and it was me and ms ky today. she's fast asleep and it's mama time! holla!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

hi world.

what a busy, busy summer break it has been already! i know, i'm bad about blogging. eek. i sometimes wish i could do it more often and stick with it..afterall, i do this so my children will have sort of an online journal. why is it so hard?

it's a question i'd love to answer...i hope that everyone is having a fun spring! i will post some pics of a little 'photo session' we did downtown...

that's me up there..self in window thingy and snap. me.

love doing those and  you should shame in my game. ha.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

eye candy

just thought i'd post some things that made me smile:

i looove this hutch. that green is just perfect!

and you are...

love the combo of the green and pink...white and the touch of brown.

love this elephant! makes me so happy :-)
i just had to! that one made me lol! hehe.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

creative and everything else rut.

yes. i 'm here and i wasn't even sure when i'd be coming back and blogging again. i know that i needed the break to work on some things and i'm glad that i took it. i feel renewed and i'm getting my groove back.
between being a wife, mother and a hundred different roles that we sometimes have, we tend to let ourselves somehow get lost in there. even when it came to this blog, there always would come a time when i'd ask "is anyone even reading my words?" all the thoughts and ideas that i had to share...where were they going and what good were they doing...if any.
then it just hit me...who cares? i mean..really. who cares?
i keep this little place for me. to see my journey transform in time.
somewhere that maybe my children may be interested in at one point in time.
well, we shall start again. you and i. or just i.
and that's ok too.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

spring fever!!!

we had such a fun weekend and i think the spring bug has bit everyone! people have a jump in their step.

spring fever has hit, people!

a little of what we've been up to:

we did some bowling and....

a gal got a little pampered!!! love that! we also...

acted cool..because we are cool...

real COOL!

did i mention we had an extra looong and fun weekend? well, we did. 
tomorrow i'm headed to pick up some canvases.
not only has the spring bug bit, but so has the i-feel-inspired-to-paint-something bug....

have a good rest of the week, ya'll.

or at least try :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

argan oil.

i am a SUCKER for beauty products..i mean, seriously. if someone raves about it, even better. i stumbled upon this here...argon oil. *comes from morocco, *rich in vitamin a&e, *decreases wrinkles and sagging. 
umm...sign me up!

i did my research cuz i'm an info junkie and i don't think i found one negative thing about this oil.
totally natural and you can use it in your hair (peeps raving about how soft their hair feels, minus a greasy feeling) and how supple and soft their skin feels.

i ended up purchasing this 2 oz bottle of the magical stuff at shea terra and compared to other prices, this was a good buy-$24. 

i just received it today and my sister was here when i received the package and to my surprise they even included 3 samples of their products inside...yay. 

my sister and i tried it all and i must tell you that i already love how it made my skin hubby got it on the fun. he has oily skin and since putting some on his face, his skin looks so smooth and not oily at all.

i think i'm gonna love this mother ordered some for herself.
i will have to keep posted on how my argan oil adventure is coming along! 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

precious baby

this little baby girl is sick. 

i hate when any of my children are sick. you almost take for granted how lively and how much energy they bring to life until they are sick

every morning i slowly walk into her room and i can see that she's laying there..ready to get up and as soon as she sees's a PARTY.

she gets so excited and so ready for me to grab her up!

not this morning. no. she just layed there..kind of talking to herself.

i just knew. mommies just know.

so, there's been lots of snuggles and drinks and well, whatever miss lady wants. she is a princess after all.

now, it's time for me to relax..hope you all had a good weekend...

peace out.