21 February 2015

18 February 2015


My boy is back!
He flew off to California with his dad for two weeks.
We would facetime but we all missed his presence!  
He loves Cali and awaits it every year.

 It has been pretty chilly around here lately.
It rained a few days ago and left icicles on the trees.  
Very pretty but watch out from above!
And it snowed today.
It was very exciting, though
none of it stuck. 
The kids liked watching it fall and catching flakes of snow 
on their tongue.

I don't know about other children, but mine love apples.
They take a few big bites and leave around the house in various places.
Some not found till it's too late.
So, I gathered up the better half of the bitten apples and diced them up.
Threw them in a pan with some butter and sugar and had an ice cream dessert
for the youngins.

Having a pretty swell week so far.
(it's only hump day)

In Peace

16 February 2015


Happy Valentines Day!

We had a fun relaxing one.  
I actually set out to have a chill day.
And I did indeed.
Took a nap.
Finished Zeke's hat.
It was pretty simple, bulky weigh equals fast knit!

Those are not pacis.
They are ring pops they got for V Day.
It made them pretty happy.

I've been doodling lately.
Especially when I go in to see my mom and I'm there for 8+ hours and she is sleeping.

Oscar just returned from California with his dad.
Was gone for 2 weeks.
Good to have him home!
Missed him.

I am hoping for a chill-lax week.


11 February 2015

Goats on the Roof

A couple weeks ago we were all sick.
And sick of being sick.

So, as you know me, it was time for a mountain ride.
It was raining, 
but I packed the brownies, some books, snacks and away we went.
(ok, here are the melted brownies...
don't ask me why the photo won't turn the other way)
and....there are no photos of the brownies, that's how yummy they were!

We stopped off at a couple thrift shops.
Picked up a few wooden pallets. 
Found these awesome birds.
I think I should have grabbed them while I was there.

It was so beautiful even though it was raining hard and very foggy.
Some places were closed due to weather, but we will be back to see some of the art shops, antique and thrift shops and!! to see the goats on the roof!
It's almost Valentines Day and we have been a crafting around here!
Can't wait to see all the creations the kids make!
In Peace,

09 February 2015

A little mountain time

 The kids and I needed a break.
So off to the mountains we went.
We and played at my parents home during the day and
joined up with friends for dinner.
We set out for donuts in the morning.
Cleveland Donuts.
They were so fresh.

 We drove through the mountains and jumped on a friends trampoline.
We stopped at Betty's country store and picked up some pumpernickel bread and pickles.
And a very large cookie for the littles.
We stopped at the river in Helen.
Zeke immediately rushed over and started climbing the rail.
Made me so nervous so we walked down to the waters edge and threw rocks.

 Valentines day is approaching.
The kids have been busy coloring hearts.
We have been working on a heart coliage project.
Hope to have it finished soon.


29 January 2015

A New Hat

A lot has happened since I have visited this space.
The kids have been gone for the day.
I've had some quiet time for myself.
Went to yoga class tonight.
Had a really great workout.
Much needed.
Then I treated myself to dinner.

My mom is sick.
It has been unbelievable stressful.
For her, me, my dad.
Everyone she knows.

I cry and pray everyday for the strength she needs to get better.

The boys keep me on my toes.
Always present.

I made her a hat to keep her bald head warm.
(thank you to my model)


11 August 2014

My Monthly Favorites

I have been keeping a running list of some favorite 
blogs, websites and links that I run across.
Things, people, ideas that interest me at that moment.

June 2014

33 Activities for kids
(I especially liked the water beads and the camping indoors!)

51 budget backyard diys
Love the mirrored orbs!

Watermelon Drink, Kombucha (highly addictive to make!) and their bubble tea recipe
I have made the bubble tea, super easy and d-lish!
The kombucha is really very addictive to make!
Gotta keep those 'mothers' going.

printer ink 
at comp and save.
trying these out...will let you know how well they are

zinc oxide powder to make sunscreen
(trying this b/c of 'the most toxic sunscreens below)
trying this next year...didn't get to the pool as much as I wanted to

bentonite clay toothpaste

the most toxic sunscreens

 frozen coconut limeaid
 (heart) SmittenKitchen!

small things
Enjoying readings from this mama
and this mama...

 A Permaculture of a Community.
a good read

July and August are coming

03 August 2014

My Favorite Room

We moved in May to a new home closer into town.
Everyone has their own space with more rooms to spare, 
which makes everyone very happy.
Room for those who want some space, 
to be alone, 
paint, read,
to play music,
and one of my favorite rooms,
the 'yoga den'.

When I need a minute, this is where I go.
This room and my soap room.
(I have a big comfy recliner)  :)
This room is sanity.
There is space for yoga and if the kids come too, there is room for them as well.
It's simple but oh so sweet for those mama moments.

A comfy couch, drums, yarn, meditation, yoga and it smells oh so good.

Good day

02 August 2014

In Charge and Berries!

Papa was in charge while I cooked dinner.
I peek out the window to bath-time,
fully clothed, water guns and all.

On another note,
Blueberry season is coming to an end.
I took the little boys to our favorite picking spot,
Buffalo Creek.

We left with a few gallons of berries and a handful of sunflowers.
It was a good day.


29 July 2014

Welcome home Oscar

We had company today from 2 sweet girlfriends and their kids.
We played outside, 
ran thru the sprinkler,
drank kombucha,
ate scones
and enjoyed eachother!

The youngest ones napped.

We welcomed Oscar home from Peru last weekend...
So very very glad to have him home!


14 July 2014

Missing Him

He has been gone now for 6 days.
I miss him dearly!
He has gone on a trip to Peru with his dad.

8 more days until we can talk again.
I cannot wait.

Before he left we filled our days with much fun!
His birthday was just the beginning.

There was much laughter, pokemon trading and games going on.
Sumo wrestling, Balloon popping, cake eating and Canjo playing.
Thank you to Jared at Echo Hollow Canjos!
And to Cecelias Cakes for that awesome 3 Milk Cake!

Our cousins came up from Florida to hang out for some of their summer.
We hung at the park and ate and played.

Oh my!
I miss this dear boy!

Happy Monday!


08 February 2014

Before and After

Bustling with play.
Me, sewing some Valentines 
for my sweethearts.
Every little bit of time counts.

It's loud with play.
The doors are slamming open and shut.
Remaining open.
It's cold but outside is needed for sanity.

The day
almost over.
Another one will begin again tomorrow.

Until then