Saturday, July 30, 2011


The night max wore his wolf suit, and made mischief of one kind....

I love these PJs, Haley wore them frequently and they always made me smile. So now that Liam's grown into them I think he has earned himself the same nickname as his dad. Based off of a different favorite children's book. I hope it sticks.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Favorites - July

I didn't know squatt about being a successful parent @ Zen family habits

8 tips to getting your kids to listen @ simple marriage

understanding the numbers @ momtog (about DSLR lenses)

The art of non-sexual touch @ simple marriage (holding hands, not just for kids)

Pillow Talk @ Pixel Perfect

Pressing the reset button @ Fast Forward Girl

16 ways to find personal rest @ incourage

How to be a professional mom @ simple mom

behind the scenes of a bento photo @ wendolonia

What I want you to know series @ rage against the mini-van

When I grow up @ enjoying the small things

Should I bring my camera @ The creative mama

Teaching toddlers biblical words @ I"ll think about that tomorrow

Potty training 101 @ a purpose driven home

Why photography @ the creative mama

The glorified truth @ enjoying the small things

speak up! why we should use big words with little kids @ not just cute

When will power is trumped by bad habits @ Zen habits

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pinspired- Week 3

My Creation:
A delicious treat for small group. S'more croissants. Ryann helped. 

My Inspiration:
click for link

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pinspired- week2

My Creation:
A thank you card for the diaper shower they threw us at work. Get it, "diaper shower".

This is the one I sent out

It didn't turn out quite as well as I imagined, but I think it is still really cute. And since I lost the sheet saying who gave me which diapers, I figured a blanket e-mail to the staff thanking them for the shower would work. (Plus- I am way behind on thank you notes. I wrote the other ones about a month ago, and then finally addressed envelopes last week. Now I just need to get stamps and actually put them in the mail. But, I guess it's better then the one's that are still sitting around from when Haley was born, or the ones for her first birthday that were never written.) I may do another one that just says thank you to send out with all the belated thank you cards. This would also make a cute birth announcement for a newborn, just add birth stats.

My Inspiration:

When I saw this one I got the idea to hang diapers from an umbrella. Only problem, Liam can't sit up, or hold an umbrella.
I lost the link to this first picture, because I saved it on my desk top instead of actually saving it to pinterest. That's what I always did with my inspiration before discovering pinterest. My desktop appreciates that site. And I appreciate having the permalinks permanently linked to each inspiring photo.
This gave me the idea to apply the first idea to chalk. 

What has been inspiring you lately...
oh, and tomorrow (hopefully) I'll be putting up pictures from week 3's pinspiration. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some days we wear overalls

I did not get the picture I was hoping for ( I came close in the set that were overexposed) but I am still happy with the photos I took today. I had a blast playing with my kids and bribing the older one with junior mints. 
Haley is becoming so adventurous; she is delightful to watch. 
Nothing can brighten a sour moment like Liam's smile, priceless!