Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Joining Taryn from Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.

~ Early morning walks with some women in the hood
~ Coffee with cream and sugar
~ Khan academy
~ Finding time to do my studies
~ Opening myself up to new experiences
~ Learning to be more relaxed, it is such a process for me
~ My children's laughs
~ Great girlfriends
~ Power baking so we have goodies for a whole month in the freezer
~ Eggs
~ Afternoon naps

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from Small Things for the weekly Yarn Along.

This summer I have NOT been in much of a knitting mood, but I did get inspired to knit up these super sweet little tops for the girls. I used Cotlin from knitpicks (which is super awesome! and really inexpensive).
Love how it looks, but I think I might need to make Nuala a new one already, LOL, she just keeps growing too fast!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keep Calm and Craft On

I have been collecting different 1/2 yards of Fabric from Fabric Worm over the course of a few months and I think I have the right bunch to make Nuala a super easy quilt. I got the idea from Ginny of Small Things, and I have made three of them so far over the last couple years. They don't take long, but finding the time to sit and do it seems almost impossible. I also picked out some cute fabrics to make Fiona the Lazy Day skirt from Oliver and S. Such an easy pattern and takes me only about 1 hour to whip up. I think I have made her about 6 of these. I am also going to try and make Nuala some pants using the instructions from Soulemama (they are in one of her books). I didn't take a photo of those fabrics, but they are lovely jersey cotton, nice and soft and great for baby pants.
Really excited about getting started.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Joining Taryn from Wooly Moss Roots for a Sunday tradition. A time to slowdown, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.

 ~ Fiona's continued love of books
~ Nuala, just for being a sweet little bundle of awesome
~ Logan for his music
~ Sagan for his constant pushing to open me up to new ways of doing things
~ Caelan for his smile and laugh... it is constant around here
~ Rowan for his cuddling
~ Mike for allowing me to rant, vent, and grow

It was nice taking some time off of the blog and some time off the internet (although I did watch trashy movies). Now I feel all put back together after the move, and ready to begin again. Have a wonderful week.

Friday, August 22, 2014

{ This Moment }

Joining Amanda from Soulemama for This Moment. A single photograph from the week, a moment I wish to pause, savor, and remember.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weekending and gratitude

This weekend started when Mike took all the boys on their very first "mancation" Friday morning. It was just the wee girlies and me for 3 whole days. I realized how busy the boys keep little Miss Fiona Rosy. That little girl is just super busy all the time. We spent Friday at the park with friends, then over to the health food store to pick up raw milk, then after a dinner of raspberry pancakes we walked over to Whole Foods to get diapers and found a new super cute hat for Nuala.
Saturday we hit the farmer's market and visited with Papa for a bit and then spent the evening with Audrey and D at a splash pad at an outdoor mall, had ice cream and listened to live music.
Sunday we played with blocks, read books, I knitted a bit while Fiona watched "Dora". Nuala fussed a lot this weekend, and then when daddy and the boys got home she ROLLED OVER! Maybe she was just prepping for the big move.


~ Mike taking the boys out all on his own for a long weekend of manliness
~ Good friends
~ The splash pad at the mall
~ MoJo frozen yogurt
~ Live music
~ HILARIOUS children's books
~ Local foods
~ Logan for taking Fiona to the "little park" almost every day
~ Finding the best yarn to knit a hat for my Aunt
~ Getting out of my head
~ Peaches

Monday, April 28, 2014


Joining Amanda from The Habit of Being for Weekending.

Friday was awesome. Watched Mamma Mia, knitted, ate goodies, chilled at home, did some reading. Just wonderful.
Saturday was cool, breezy, and a bit drizzly. The boys started work on another movie project. So funny listening to them work it all out.
Sunday I discovered a small farmer's market not that far from us. A friend filled me in on the haps and I am so glad she did. Love that market. Picked up some greens, onions, flowers, peaches, honey, spicy pickles, radishes and yellow pear tomatoes. the rest of the day was spent nursing wee Nuala and knitting dish clothes while watching Under the Tuscan Sun.