Monday, February 27, 2012

please excuse me...

but i really can't help but stop and brag about my niece's super-cuteness every once in a while.
okay. thanks.

happy five months, stelly belly!

Friday, February 24, 2012


I'm not really sure if California had a winter this year, but with three days in a row in the high seventies? Not complaining one bit. I love the first tiny sprouts of my hydrangeas coming back each year. It means spring has almost sprung. YAY!

Have you seen the new
buntings in my shop yet? Go see!

YAY for the weekend!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

handmade heart day

Happy Valentines Day! So many cute ideas floating around blogs and Pinterest this year. The three big kids each found something just right to create for classmates. They may be too big to wear coordinating Valentines shirts anymore (they were so little!), but they're not too cool to craft with Mommy yet.

Chloe's (p)inspiration: inhabitots

Chayse's (p)inspiration: mer mag

Camden's (p)inspiration: Urban Comfort

Monday, February 13, 2012


One of Cole's true loves is orange juice. 'Juice' was one of the first, in the handful of words he has in his repertoire. And each morning starts exactly the same: 1. Wake up... 2. Forceful finger-pointing down the stairs, toward the kitchen... 3. "JUUUUUUISSSSSHHHH!"

So I almost died when I saw this Target ad. Cole even says "juish" with puckered lips just like this kid! And NOW, he is obsessed with this YouTube video. Here is a look five years into my future:

Friday, February 10, 2012

ten on ten: february

ten on ten: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.
Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments!

Monday, February 6, 2012

He likes to bake.

And sample, too! What good baker doesn't?
We were making Ina's crumb cake for Sunday breakfast, 'cause it's sooo good.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

it's been one of THOSE weeks.