Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Love this blog!

It's been a while since I discovered a new sewing blog. LOVE this one (the fabric choices and patterns are gorgeous), it's almost enough to make me forget my fatigue and start sewing again....

In the meantime I've been making homemade popcorn...

Friday, February 15, 2013

My sister

My sister is in Thailand. With both her kids. Giving back. My sister as always is my hero. She inspires me and I love her.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thrifty Treasures

I haven't been thrifting for a while. We made the decision to move a little while ago (now that the kids are a bit bigger this house feels just a bit too cozy for us, especially during the winter months). The prospect of moving to a new house, new neighborhood, new routine is exciting (and if I'm honest a little scary) but we are finally ready for this change... bring on more space! (and my very own creative corner somewhere). So over the coming months we are focused on fixing a few little things here and there around the house, keeping a close eye on the market and once we find a place we like... we're out of here!  (stay tuned).

There is nothing like an impending move to really motivate you to stop bringing new things into the house. Plus, for a while there the whole thrifting thing was getting a 'little' obsessive (I'm like that... and I know I'm like that... so it's all good). That being said, here's a re-cap of a few fun things I thrifted last year...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Maria and Pedro

Recently we took a family vacation to Cancun Mexico. It was exactly what we needed as a family -time away from the every day of life, just the four of us. We had amazing weather, we spent all day swimming, went to bed early, allowed ourselves to completely surrender to the kids and their schedule. Derek and I rediscovered our alter-egos 'Pedro and Maria' (the more relaxed, fun and carefree versions of ourselves).

We promised not to let so much time lapse between real holidays and take time out, just our family to reconnect and rediscover ourselves.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I wanted to share the story of a little girl named Stella Joy with you. Her life and story touched my heart in a profound way (probably in part because my little Avery is only 3 months older than Stella was when she was diagnosed) but also because it is a sad, heart wrenching, and yet incredibly beautiful story of a gorgeous and spirited (and awesomely mischevious) little girl who lost her life way too young but who touched the lives of so many in the short time she was here. I have been incredibly inspired by the way both her mommies supported her the time leading up to her death, truly the ultimate act of parental love. How they and their family had the courage to share their story and how they have stayed strong through every parent's (and grand-parent's, aunt's, uncle's, cousin's, friend's) worst nightmare and how they continue to keep going despite the enormous grief and loss they carry with them every day since Stella's diagnosis and death.

Stella has inspired me to try even harder at being a good mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend and person.

Stella is joy.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

A letter from Stella's parents:

Her mommies' blog:

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