Mother's Day 2014

May
13
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I am so grateful and honored to be a mother. I am so proud and over-joyed to be S's mother. He gives life purpose, he gives us happiness, and our hearts are constantly overflowing with love. It's the best feeling in the world, watching this little guy grow up and seeing the world through his eyes. This was my 4th mother's day, but it was the first one where S was aware that it's mother's day and what the day means. He had his own plans. "I'm going to pick flowers for you from our yard mama.

Lilo-hood

May
8
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I've blogged about having a pet before. But truly, everything is better because Lilo is in our lives. There's more happiness, more cuddling, more love and more play. We love her to itty bitty pieces. And we love that not only does our little guy have lots of wonderful memories with her, now little cousin is building some of his own with Lilo (notice how hard he is pinching her and how patient she (always) is). I'm excited to see adventures of this trio (especially since little cousin is getting ready to crawl)!

Mothers Day Gift Dilemma

May
6
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Uh-huh, everyone else is posting mother's day gift ideas and here I am trying to figure out what to get some special moms in my life (including my own mama). Because yeah, lots of people are talking about it, but I still haven't seen anything that calls to me yet. I want something personal and unique. Something that says some thought went into picking out this gift. So I asked myself, what would I want for mother's day? Then realized my answers didn't help. I want 1. to hire cleaners to give our house a thorough cleaning 2.

Our Home Office

Apr
29
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We moved to our current house in December, and like most people who move, it takes a while to feel like you're really "done" with house projects. We did a bunch of renovations prior to moving in, the most major one being the kitchen. And it's finally all coming together. Even though this isn't a design blog or a home blog, and I am no expert at interior design or home makeovers, I wanted to share some of the changes on the blog because I'm proud of the results and because this blog serves as a family diary in many ways. So if you're interested, I'm sharing our current home office today!

Delightful Books: Fly Guy

Apr
24
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Our current favorite reads are the Fly Guy series by Tedd Arnold. They are S's absolute favorites and we just borrowed a bunch more from the library yesterday. We came across the first one at a baby store.

Take Note!

Apr
22
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I was introduced to the Boogie Board writing tablet (with an LCD screen) yesterday when we made a stop to the toy store. I made sure to remember it so I can research it when I got home, and now I'm pretty sure I'm going to get one for S. The idea is sort of like those old-school cellophane sheet covering a wax board things that we used to play with when we were kids. You scribble on it, you lift it to erase the picture and do it all over again.

Eggsactly!

Apr
17
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Think glitter, think sharpie markers, think chalk board paint adorned with colorful chalk, think taping then dyeing, think taping again and dyeing again, think using string instead of tape, think dyeing with koolaid mix instead of dye, think making egg faces and accessorize, think leaving brown eggs in their natural colors and adorning with white markers. There are about a gazillion ways you can decorate your Easter eggs every year! And every year, somebody somewhere comes up with something new! We will be dyeing our eggs this Saturday and going to (hopefully) two egg-hunts on Sunday.

Prepping For Easter

Apr
15
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Return Of The Camo

Apr
10
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I love that in fashion, everything makes a come-back. And everything comes back refreshed and improved, with touches of other current fashion and trends added on (look at the polka dotted camo backpack for example!). This year, the camo has made a return appearance. I remember it was a "thing" when I was in elementary-middle school and I never quite got it. But I have to admit that seeing some of these pieces in the little's fashion world has even made me, a prior camo skeptic, a believer and camo-lover. I die over the camo puffer vest and camo moccasins!!

Rooms of The Famous

Apr
8
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There are a handful of bloggers that I follow religiously. All of them have different strengths and all of them so very inspiring. While I was reading through my feed today, I realized that all of a sudden, almost all of my favorite bloggers are now mommies and these blogger mommies have added their little ones to their blog life. And at some point or another, they've all blogged about their kid's bedrooms. Like I said before, kid's rooms are the most fun to decorate! I have loved seeing their room reveals, so I wanted to share them with you.

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