Saturday, November 21, 2009


oh my doodness! (piper says her g's as d's and it's catching on...)
i am in love with this etsy seller. all her prints are light-hearted and lovely. these are the ones i neeeeeed.
ok, waaaaaant.

this little bunny girl:
we have a little bunny collection. not dorky bunnies, i promise.

for piper's room:

this most-adorable alphabet:
z for zigzag? could it get any cuter?

for quinn's room:

this colorful cutie:
"live it up"? love it up!

for the play room:

and my mantra:
in glorious, sunny yellow!

for my wailing inspiration wall:

Thursday, November 19, 2009


occasionally i'll be stricken with anxiety and doubt about my life. 
life is too short to realize my dreams.
what am i doing with my life?
life is passing so quickly.
am i making any difference in this world?
will i ever get to do stuff i'm made to do?
does my life matter?
et cetera, et cetera...blah, blah, blah.

but tonight, when i rushed to my daughter's side as she cried out for me, tucked her back into bed, whispering comfort into her ear, and kissed her good-night; i thought...
man. i have an amazing husband, two beautiful daughters, a wonderful home, and i am surrounded by people who love me. i have a whole life ahead of me and i am already so blessed.
thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.

Monday, November 09, 2009


ack! i've been the worst blogger lately. are you not doing, thinking, wearing, seeing, loving, or dreaming anything, you ask? i promise i am. but unfortunately the new norm doesn't include a whole lot of time for blogging. each day i write out the day's events in a letter for mr. a so after that, i'm pretty much spent.  but here's a mini-post for you....

do with this gorgeous weather we've been having, we have tried to spend as much time outside as possible. here's a cutey-cute picture of baby quinn on a cool day at the park:

thinktomorrow will be the half-way point and, after a few hellish weeks, i must say things have been going okay. not great or easy, but...okay. at one point i just cried thinking, i'm never going to get used to this. but actually, i have gotten used to it. nevertheless, i ache for mr. a and can.not.wait. for december 18th.

wear ummm, no actual outfit pics. but this week is friends & family discount week at the gap & co. and i'd like to use my 30% off for this little chap:

see receiving this picture in my e-mail box was the highlight of my weekend. can you see mr. a?
love my dad showed me this amazing online radio site called pandora radio. it's so amazing. you can create your own radio "station" simply by choosing a song or an artist you like and it will choose songs that are of similar style. if it picks a song you hate, you just click a button and it reformats for your taste! i'm loving it. i've been creating new radio stations all day, even one for little P! plus there's like, one 20 second commercial every half hour (or maybe even less). check it out here.

dream christmas is always a time of year we look forward to, but this year i can't help but daydream about it allllll the time. since mr. a will be home it just makes everything extra-special. i can't wait to pick out a tree together, take piper to look at christmas lights, and wrap gifts on christmas eve while watching some great christmas movie (White Christmas, A Christmas Story, or Home Alone top my list). last year piper wasn't quite old enough to enjoy all the festivities, but it seems like this year we can start some traditions for our family that she will remember. what are you daydreaming about these days?