It has been far too long since I’ve languished in the enjoyment of blogging. This month is flying by at the speed of light and I feel like I’ve hardly come up to breathe! Do all school years start out this way going forward and I’m just now on board for such?
In a nutshell all is well but I’m noticing there are a number of areas in my life feeling very disorganized and with colder weather approaching I’m trying very hard not to react so strongly to such. Long ago I diagnosed myself with seasonal mood disorder because when the sun doesn’t come out to play for days and the snow piles up on my mountain well I start getting feelings of stir-crazyness and begin to slowly lose my mind. Now mind you there is no hint of snow yet and Fall is my absolute fave season so why in the world am I jumping the gun here?
Perhaps I owe it to myself to make a mental list of all the good points in life at this very moment so as not to dwell on any such things I deem ‘bad’? My oldest is loving AND thriving in school so far this year and that is a huge plus. My two younger ones drive me absolutely batty with their immense amounts of energy some days but that is simply a reminder that I need to find more sleep and rest so as to battle such. lol! The Man ran off to Germany for a week unexpectedly for work but we managed to throw him a surprise welcome home party equipped with balloons, cupcakes and quietly hidden children! Silly fun seems essential to married with children lifestyles if you ask me.
So again what is there to complain about really? Date night has been a bit nonexistent due to insane schedules of work/school and no play? I just need to throw something on the calendar pronto and nip that in the butt asap I think. Quiet time has all but removed itself from my life? Again… find the time and make it happen. I guess I’m just not good at such things. So this blog with all its ramblings seems to simply be a reminder to me that I need to make time for what is important and enjoy the little things that keep us all smiling. The goal is set!
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This week even with the sun shining brilliantly there is a bit of coolness in the air that is telling me Fall is right around the corner. Many of you probably wish me not to hurry such but Fall is my absolute fave season to dress for. I adore long sweater coats & leggings with boots & accessorizing with scarves, hats and more! So I’m pinning like a villain some Fall boots that I consider must haves:
Aren’t they just amazing? Talk about possibly needing a new wardrobe just to beautifully match each pair.. lol. What is YOUR favorite piece of clothing for Fall?
I’ve always had a fascination with quotes. There is something about a small collection of words packing a lot of punch that always makes me smile or feel inspired. Maybe it is silly to some that a simple phrase, reminder or note of encouragement could result in big change but I myself find it quite possible. One of my favorite boards on Pinterest happens to be ‘Quotes I Dig‘ and I’m always elated to add a new one to the mix. When life gets hectic or I’m finding myself close to the edge and needing to be brought back to my senses I simply need to read a few of these and I’m reminded of what is important… to let the little stresses go… to try something new, be adventurous and courageous or even to laugh out loud like a loon!
Quotes are beautiful in my opinion. They spark a new thought or feeling and help keep us trudging along. For behind every quote was someone like you or me thinking they needed a change or a lift in that moment and they happily shared such a thought.. brilliant! These past few weeks I’ve found myself searching for the perfect quote almost daily to run over and over in my mind and keep myself focused on something positive and light when things may seem quite heavy and difficult. With 3 lil ones it can be hard to lose myself in a book as I adore doing and so quotes help fill that void of written words. I’m grateful for them.
Some of my favorite quotes involve reminders of how we should treat others. I always find that keeping ourselves open to sharing kind words and deeds for others goes a long way in aiding our own self worth and growth. It is quite easy to believe that putting others first is sometimes hard with our busy schedules and own household to keep track of… but really it can be something as small as a card, phone call, shared quote through twitter or FB and more. No humble thought for another is ever too small!
So if you have some quotes reserved in a special place and want to share then by all means do! I’d love some new pieces for my collection and hope to inspire new writings as well.
Truth be told I am quite a tree hugger. I just love their form in nature, art and even jewelry. This week has been full of gorgeous sunny days and I’m loving the sway of the trees near the lake when playing with the little ones. I invite all to take a minute and enjoy something simple like a tree, the breeze, a smile, perhaps a photo… your pick!
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This week I am so excited to share my crush! I’m not sure how it happened… all of a sudden my pinterest account absolutely adores stairwells. Are stairs a crazy thing to crush on? Perhaps. I have to admit it was a bit of a shock to be so engaged by them. However, you have to agree that there is something magical about where they could lead…no?
Lined in Blue
Would love to know your favorite! Mine would have to be Golden Ovals because it seems to go on forever…
It is possible that I’m still in shock that it’s Monday… I’m not sure I even recognized that there was a weekend to be had! Summer is definitely in full swing and with such comes crazy-buys days whether it be Saturday or Sunday. Today I have a to-do list that is at least 3 miles long but alas I’m happily blogging about my repeat obsession with pink. While I have toned down the wearing of such for myself I just love having two daughters so I can keep the color alive! I am so drawn to all shades of pink and some of my favorite pins are filled with it.
* Pretty in Pink is definitely one of my fave movies of all time because I can’t help but adore the 80′s version of Molly Ringwald and all her fashionable glory at that time. (still love how she would stick 2 pairs of earrings in one hole to sassy up her look) *
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A Weekly Pinterest Link-Up? Talk about my kind of fun! Many of you are aware of how addicted I am to “pinning” and when I found Kimberly from ‘A Night Owl’ inviting all to join up for a Monday Pinfest I was so excited! Besides, why wouldn’t I want to win the title of ”Pinning-est” with my best Pinterest finds?
This is the last week of school for my oldest and she is already after me for Summer party ideas and what to do with her friends. So I’ve been gathering some “pins” of yummy creations to whip up for the kids as well as new outdoor inspirations:
Fruity Waffle Cones
Let’s Go Skating
Water Balloon Wars
Mojitos for Mom
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