Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Lucky Day

I'm on a constant pursuit to "get my head right." It's so easy for me to get caught up in the news, the bills, the daily chores and headaches but it's mostly the fear of losing someone I love that I just can't seem to replace with happy thoughts. I want to live in the now, appreciating today with the thankfulness of all it's little joys. How lucky I am today to have my parents a phone call away, my babies at my feet, and my husband beside me while I sleep!

Today I decided I needed to get out of my head, this MESSY house and away from the smell of burnt noodles (oops) and meet Josh for lunch. When we drove up to his current work site we were met with the most gorgeous views and open spaces ! Luckily (of course) I had my camera with me and when the kids ran into a field of dandelions and buttercups I was happily snapping away. There is nothing like God's great creation (and the taking pictures of my children in it) to help me "get my head right." What a lucky day...

I heard this song- If the Stars were Mine by Melody Gardot on the way home, enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Flickr Friday

I'm into taking pictures of shoes, mostly Hope's. I wouldn't say my shoe collection is that fabulous, but it is oh so fun to see other shoe pictures on Flickr too (so I'm not only one)...
little riley jane
Originally uploaded by kelli jane photo

Red Shoes
Originally uploaded by ittybittybirdy

red high heels
Originally uploaded by kelli jane photo

Originally uploaded by bluelime photography

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009

My sister sent me these fab cards while living in London. I am a fan of all Sarah Gibb's work but wanted to share these eco-chic cards for earth Day! Do check out her website and see the whole eco-chic card collection here. Happy Earth Day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Spring Doodle

A Spring Doddle
Originally uploaded by bootsieking
A little something I drew. I first thought of eggs for the basket but a little late for Easter! I can't decide how I want to paint this...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Flickr Friday

Hanging out
Originally uploaded by Sylvia Skea
One of my best memories and as long as I can remember my mom has hung the sheets out to dry. The smell of sheets dried in the sunshine is simply the best and one of my favorite things about visiting home. I bought a retractable clothesline but sadly it's against my neighborhood policy. I also love the idea of doing the small things to conserve and "save mommy earth" (what I tell Grant and Hope) maybe one day I'll break the rules or even try to change the rules but for today there is a whole group on flickr for Beautiful clothes lines. Enjoy!

Dubrovnik 2005
Originally uploaded by margitn

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Favorite Paint Book

Recently I uploaded some pictures from a vintage paint book that I found from a local antique shop to my flickr account. Some said they would make great embroidery patterns and one fellow flickr member even went online and found her own copy so she could make a quilt with the designs. For way easy and toddler friendly crafting I simply printed out some of the pictures and we had fun coloring with crayons. You can easily save the images from my flickr account ( look on the right side for the Favorite Paint Book set or click here) to your own computer for some vintage fun (sure beats our regular Dora the Explorer and Spider Man :) Here are some of Mommy, Grant and Hope's handiwork...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Flickr Friday

We are enjoying all the blooms and buds in our yard and I love seeing all the beautiful captures popping up on Flickr too! Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Flown the coop

Flown the coop
Originally uploaded by bootsieking
I did make this little birdie but give all the credit for idea and inspiration to Cakies. Just too much fabric around here not to try and make one myself although I better stick to a pattern (I wouldn't want you to see my stitching up close!)
For the real thing you can buy them in Cakies etsy shop.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Clouds in the sky

heart in the sky
Originally uploaded by svengali_s
I've loved clouds for as long as I can remember,decorations for the sky don't you think? This weekend I actually laid down and looked up at the clouds. Grant was interested for a minute or two and we looked to see what shapes we could find. If your day is pleasant and you're outside do it, I think it will change your day!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Flickr Friday

Bibi's Room
Originally uploaded by frillie designs
I love finding decorating ideas on flickr and there are so many to find! Do take at look at the lovelies!

Wide Shot
Originally uploaded by *Heather Bailey*

Originally uploaded by annwood

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Totally Want

I have a folder on my laptop called Totally Want, it's a wish list, a dreamers list, an inspiration list. I like to think I'm cultivating some kind of sense of personal style, ideas on exactly what I do and don't like. I love looking at color combinations, finding new artists of all kinds, and well window shopping online! Here are some of my Totally Wants...

Oh this Great Gatsbyish hat! I think I might as well add the whole Anthropologie site to my Totally Want folder but I do love this hat! I think hats are one of my favorite summer accsessories!

I found this bubble by Jeanine Johnsen in the Chasing Fireflies catalog. Even my three year old son loves this catalog, he thinks he has a new book when one comes in the mail and will sit and look at the all pictures (that's saying a lot, he is more the climbing, jumping, running, screaming type!) My own crazy game in to try and figure out the designers for the items I like in the catalog since they don't share their secrets and then try to find them cheaper, shhh don't tell

Another cutie from Chasing Fireflies but I have searched and searched and just can't figure out who makes this. If you know tell me, tell me, tell me!

This was a double find! I love all the clothes on the flora and henri site but the photography is equally as eye catching! I think this litte girl looks like a little Emily and I love the blue shoes...Totally Want!