Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Motivators

Toys shine so much brighter when they are shared. 
Or napped in.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Let's hope he has a little more enthusiasm about his costume when it's all together...

Just a little pre-Halloween costume teaser.
Just a little pre-Halloween "I don't want to wear this" costume meltdown.
Maybe a trial run at a local festival tomorrow will cheer his spirits.
Or at least the candy will.
{Coloring the outside of a covered diaper box...}
{He'll be less defiant when the straps are on his train box and his engineer outfit is on.  Right?!?}

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Motivators

Sometimes I think Ivy doesn't like us.
Do I play with my iphone too much when she nurses?
Is running after Miller taking away quality facetime with her?
Are my hormones still wonky and do I take it personally when she fusses?

These answers are probably all yes.

She melts those doubts away the second she does this

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Recognize this room?

{It is not even close to being this clean right now...}
Yesterday our little home was featured on Apartment Therapy with a mini tour.  If you have a minute and you find it worthy, I'd love for you to comment on the post.  Check it out here.

Also, on Apartment Therapy this week- "How's a new mom supposed to get a shower?"  It looks like I'm not the only one who can't remember the last time she washed her hair.  Just doing my part to help the environment.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

And I'm already excited for next year...

Five years we've made this trip.
Five years of gorging ourselves on delicious food, apple hoarding, late night giggles, and dreaming of our futures.
A history.
I can't wait to keep on building.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Motivators

Walking beside a great friend

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn, Autumn, where for art thou, Autumn

Los Angeles lacks seasons.
Los Angeles also has amazing taco stands.
{It's a hundred degrees outside.  So we stayed inside and made a tree.}
{Miller helped me pick out orange pages from a magazine. I drew some leaf like shapes and quickly cut them out.}
{Miller colored a simple tree picture while I cut the leaves.}
{Gluing leaves.}
{Proudly displayed on the fridge.}

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Motivators

Because everyone should have someone to whisper secrets to.

Friday, October 7, 2011

For the Fans

This is the closest we've been to getting Ivy's smile on camera.

That's okay, because those eyes seem to do most of the grinning work anyway.
Have a wonderful weekend soaking it all in and grinning away too!

Project Runway, here I come!

I finally used part of my birthday gift certificate to Sew L.A. and took a sewing refresher course.  It had been well over 10 years since I've used my machine.  And even then, I didn't really know what I was doing with it (or to it for that matter).

After a few hours of hearing that machine stitch away, I'm now hooked.  I'm hoping that this newly reborn passion can get some easy special projects finished for Christmas gifts this year.

Lately, I've been browsing a few of my favorite sewing blogs for some inspiration.  Each of these gals is RIDICULOUSLY talented and often I tend to feel overwhelmed with how effortless their sewing skills seem to be.  I have to remind myself that I'm only going to get better with practice and that these gals started at the beginning at one point too.

Luckily, there's this whole wonderful blogging world I'm obsessed with that can guide and inspire me through it.

{The Purl Bee}
{See Kate Sew}
{I Still Love You}
{Cotton & Curls}
I'd love to know where you like to go (blogs or otherwise) to get your sewing eye candy and ideas...

Monday, October 3, 2011


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