Thursday, June 12, 2014


Today is the start of summer for us in this neck of the woods.  My baby, my oldest, my first born is done with Kindergarten.  How did that happen??  I am so proud of her and all that she has accomplished this year.  I am also mad at her for the fact that she continues to grow and get bigger...I mean really, how dare she?  I want to keep my babies little and squishy and innocent.  Under my wing is where they belong!

This year was an incredible year of academic growth and I wonder if there is any other year that will compare to this.  She started Kindergarten knowing how to write her name.  Now she writes words...READS really does boggle my mind when I start to think about it.  She made friends.  Had her feelings hurt.  Made decisions for herself.  Learned responsibility.  Got frustrated.  Excelled.  LOVED her teacher.  Was just the sweet, smiling girl that she always is.  And, most importantly, she had tons of fun.

I have a tendency to be an emotional mess and this time of year is hard for me.  I cried just as much as Taelyn did today.  Do other mom's do that?  Will it get easier as she gets older or am I at the top of a slippery slope now only to continue to be drug down to the depths of...dare I say it...high school graduation?  Does it bother anyone else that I am already worrying about that?

Happy Summer everyone!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have to admit that I am a bit too lazy to make cut-out cookies.  But...I can make cake mix cookies until the cows come home!  I figured that the pink frosting and gold sprinkles make up for the fact that they are not shaped like hearts.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Deciphering Laundry Symbols...

Is it just me, or are the instructional pictures on clothing tags confusing? 

Maybe I've just been getting too many things at H&M lately?  I'm not sure.  All I know is that clothing manufacturers are starting to lean more towards symbols to explain how to care for an item instead of words.  So...rather than stand in front of the washer and dryer wondering whether or not I can dry a shirt or wash a pair of pants on warm without shrinking them, I searched the good 'ole internet and found this great resource to decode the piles of laundry that seem to snicker at me from every corner of the utility room.  It is not a complete list, but it does break down the basics and will give you a general understanding of what most of the symbols mean.  Plus, you can print it out and keep it handy near those pesky washers and dryers:)

Happy Laundry Doing!

Friday, January 3, 2014


Happy New Year!

I'm not usually one to make New Year resolutions but I'm feeling differently this year.  There are some things that I need to be made accountable for.  Things that I want to accomplish.  Things that I should be doing that I feel guilty for not doing.  You catch my drift?  There is a very good chance that I will fail to a certain extent, but at least by writing it down I will have a guideline and a reminder to look back on.

one.  Take a picture a day. 
 In high school I was the designated picture-taker.  To the point that I got made fun of.  I've always been pretty good about documenting randomness, but I have to say that as life has gotten busier (ie. a husband and 2 kids), I tend to slack in that department.  This is one of those guilt things because I wish I was capturing all of those little moments with the girls that will be fun to look back on 10 years from now when this phase of life is long gone.  I have no excuses.  I have a DSLR and an iPhone.  This is just a kick in the butt to use them more often!
two.  Step out of my comfort zone more often.
This covers a variety of items in my life.  This blog for starters. I created it back in the summer and have hardly written on it.  I blame lack of confidence. My invitation business is another one.  I have remained pretty low profile and need to step out and try to capture more of an audience.  I would also like to try my hand at an Etsy shop.  I have some ideas and I just need to go for it.  Easier said than done.
I'm not sure where my life went wrong here.  I have always been a neat freak, but somewhere between moving into this house a few years ago and having another baby, I lost my rhythm.  My laundry room/craft room is a complete disaster and I don't even use my office any more because it is in total disarray.  There are other areas that I want to work on too, but those are the ones that need it the most.  Hoping to have this somewhat under control in the next few months.
That's it.  In a nutshell I just want to be a bit more on top of things and allow myself to be present instead of having a constant nagging feeling about the stuff that I want to be doing but am not.  A clear mind is a productive mind.
Cheers to a successful 2014!!!