Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Well, the turkey's done."

I know, I know, you aren't supposed to get too excited until there are keys in your hands...
I know, I know, an inspection can find serious issues and blow this whole grand plan in the dumps...



So enjoy some giggles for us as we soak in the anxiety that is about to bless our lives.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday Motivators

We're closer to you.
A new door.

Sharing a mirror.
Filling a closet.
Peeking through your window.
Digging through your dirt.
Making noise.

We're knocking.
We're shouting hello!
You're about to let us in.

We're standing on your mat.
We're patiently waiting.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For the Fans...

There's a lot of comfort in planning a day around naps and work schedules and the appropriate snack time to eat two or three oreo cookies.  (Which, for the record, I wish could be every snack time.)

Thanks for loving these faces as much as I do.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Motivators

2 pairs of shoes
a lone bobcat
the spilled contents of a toy doctor's kit
a whistle
and 4 board books.

i'm sure they've been under the dining table for days.
i'm sure they'll stay there a few more.

we're making a mess.

i could be more productive.
i couldn't be more satisfied.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hunting: Backyard

It's been only a week. 
Maybe I'm a little overly optimistic, but so far the house hunting adventure hasn't felt too far over our heads.
Again, it's only been a week.

Today I'm focusing on yard space and the potential for great elements to entertain, picnic in the breeze, and grow a few vegetables.

I hope you'll enjoy joining me today.
Oh the many meals we'd eat in a spot like this... (via Design Sponge)
Dressing up a plain wooden fence...(via Sunset)
Adding a bit of lit up marble magic to that plain wooden fence...(via Garden Drama)
Awesome website that instructs you when and where to plant your garden customized to your zip code...(via Sprout Robot)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Motivators

At brunch on Sunday I sipped my coffee and casually glanced over to the table next to mine.  A woman held her baby close and effortlessly lifted her shirt to nurse him.  She continued her conversation with her friends while the words at my own table drifted away.  I sucked in my breath and bit my tongue to keep any tears at bay.

Ivy and I are in the process of weaning.  A decision I made and validated with my doctor to find balance in my hormones again.  Coupled with a lack of deep sleep, postpartum anxiety and compulsive thinking were loudly dominating any quiet moments I could find.  After six months of hoping I could just wish them away, I shared my fears out loud and watched them start to crumble.

Even though Ivy still nurses twice a day, looks up at me with a sweet busy grin, tugs my cheeks, lips, and shirt, I already miss it.  It's an ache I never realized would be so painful.

The fog that I felt like I've been creeping through these last six months has lifted significantly since I've started dropping feedings.  I can see blue skies again.

Nostalgia is sweet.  Healthy, connected, anxiety free quiet moments are so much sweeter. 
Maternite Henri Matisse, 1939*
Young Mother Nursing Her Child Mary Cassatt, 1906*
Motherhood August Renoir, 1886*
Maternite Pablo Picasso, 1963*
Ivy's first 
*images found via the lovely blog marvelous kiddo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I'm tech savvy, y'all!


And by "tech savvy" I mean "I'm procrastinating folding a mountain of laundry."  Obviously.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Motivators

i referred to myself as a "woman" this week.
after a shocking breath, i realized i wasn't afraid of it.
all of the sudden i was curled up and embraced by such a simple word.  
{something that i would have never picked out for myself, is now my new favorite top and has shifted me into realizing the "woman i want to be".  oh, clothes, you can be much more than fabric.}
I'd love to know what's surprising you this week?


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