Thursday, July 26, 2012

5 Things....

1. i know i've been a bit sporadic and scarce here on my blog. the truth is, it's been both intentional and unintentional. i've never been one to feel pressured to blog, and i have never ever been one to schedule posts, or heck even plan ahead. thats like, way too much work for a blog if you ask me. this is a place for me to share and to write, hopefully encourage and maybe inspire...and to just connect. and sometimes, just like life, the importance of certain things sort of lowers on the list of important things. know what i mean? like right now, at the top of the list is this precious time with my little family. one month. that is about how long i have with asher home before he starts first grade. and when i start to feel the tug of my shop or my blog weighing on me, i remind myself that those things will be there in a month when life slow down a bit. but this time with him...with them...it's fleeting and precious.
And truthfully, just being home with them and our every day stuff...I love it. And I don't want to miss it, you know? 

2. um. august is like next week. i've been saying "when i start training in august" since the first day i started running in april. and now august is right around the corner. i'll be starting "official" training for the rock-n-roll half marathon thats happening here in SA in november and im thinking that a fun way to document it once a week, would be a vlog. meaning a video blog. because sometimes talking about certain things is much easier than writing and i think a vlog series would be fun. what do you think? a weekly vlog update when i start officially training for the half.... yes? no? well don't count on it because i a)  might chicken out and b)have no idea how to do one and the technical difficulty of doing one might be too much for this girl. we'll see though. I plan to do a weekly recap regardless.

 {Asher is major into batman right now and roped his little sister into being cat woman. She just went with it}

3. Another thing I have been occupied with is Project Hope. On Monday we had our first planning meeting with a group of sweet friends and hearts who want to join mine in this cause. It really means so much to have other people support you and want to help you with something you are so passionate about. We are working on the details for our "Crafting for Hope" event and trying to get a date soon. You will notice a new "Events" tab on the top of my blog. This will have all of the details as quick as we get them. I would love to have you if you are able to come. We are planning some fun & special things for the night! Speaking of, if you have donated any items, if you have crafted any items, if you have been a part of Project Hope in any, PLEASE send me pictures of yourself, your group, the item---whatever you'd like.  We are working on something special for all of you and would love for you to be a part.   Send them projecthope619@gmail.com

 {Mia is a tiny hurricane in case you didn't know. She also likes to wear Asher and Bella's stuff when they aren't around}

4. Now let's talk a bit about reality television shall we? Who here is as happy as I am that Emily chose Jef? I think they might actually work out. They seem more real together than most couples ever have on the bachelor/bachelorette.  And in case you are wondering, no I am not ashamed of my love for this show. It is totally ridiculous I know, but come on, a little ridiculousness in the form of mindless television is good for the soul. 
You know what else is good for the soul? good books. And I may be late to the Hunger Games party, but I'm hooked. I've stayed up till 2am one too many times this week reading it. I never saw the movie and I am so glad I didn't yet. But I can't wait to watch it when I'm done. Does anyone know if its available to rent?

5.  August is one of my favorite months and not for any other reason except for the back to school excitement. the school supplies. oh man i could stand in the school supply aisle of target forever. just smelling the crayons and looking at all of the fun new things they have for back to school these days. like a curtain for your locker?! seriously? but why?
I like to live vicariously through Bella sometimes and buy her things I wish I could still use like hello kitty notebooks and pencil cases....and pink jelly shoes. Tell me you wore them too? They still smell the same. 
 
Hope your weekend is a good one. Enjoy it!
xo

22 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Pictures I haven't seen yet ;)

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  2. DSW has jelly shoes in our sizes...just sayin...

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    1. i say we go get some after our next meeting ;)
      and your tweet about the "dial it back" story made me laugh! I told B the story about how I told you all the story and I laughed again!

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  3. Haha...this is a fun post. I love the school supplies too! It was always the best part of returning to school if you ask me.
    Oh and about Project Hope, I have a friend who had given me her wedding dress to cut up and use to make bridal clutches for my shop. But just yesterday at the pool I was sharing with her about PH and she said "I would be fine with you sending my dress to them." I dont remember where that post was; can you send me details of where/how we can send her dress? Id really appreciate it.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. that would be great!
      send an email to projecthope619@gmail.com and I'll get you the address to send it to :)

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  4. Loved your honest word about blogging, and your kids looks great in costume!
    You're blog is great, I love your header.

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  5. I know, it's crazy that August is in like a handful of days! And, I totally agree, mindless tv is so nice, I missed the bachelorette finale, but saw the men tell-all show...it gave me a good chuckle. Have a great weekend!

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    1. its nice to go on mental vaca every now and then ;)

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  6. I LOVE EMILY AND JEF! I may or may not be stalking them on instagram and twitter. They are the cutest. I want all of Emily's clothes.

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    1. i may or may not be also thanks to my sisters! they are so cute together and I love Jef's business!!

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  7. I wore Jellys. I hated them -- they rubbed my feet raw! And yet they make me all nostalgic.

    I can't wait until I get to buy school supplies for my son. (Umm...he's only 5 months old, so I'm being patient.) I can't wait to "show him" how to organize all his things. "See, all of your math stuff goes in your BLUE notebook and your BLUE folder!"

    Ahem, about living vicariously through your kids...

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    1. i agree, jellies weren't the most comfiest shoes, but like you they make me so nostalgic! remind me of being a little girl.

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  8. Oh, I just love jellys! Melt my heart!

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  9. a vlog would be so great! it's almost like meeting you face to face so I say yes!! I so hope you do it! I'm looking forward to it. and your Asher looks great in his batman attire, my Everett is obsessed with spiderman right now. its so adorable how he had his sister be cat woman. I so can hardly wait til my Asher is older and my boys can play even more together! oh and I love school supplies too :) i may or may not drive an hour to stand in the nearest target school supply aisle soon! ;)

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    1. I'm definitely going to give the vlog a try! it would be great to meet every person face to face cause i love to!
      yeah asher and bella have a deal worked out---he plays "moms and dads" with her and she plays batman with him. so funny to listen to those two play together.
      you have to try an hour to get to a target?! tragic!!

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  10. i love the pool pic. and i totally don't blame you for wanting to soak up every minute of life. my husband and i were JUST talking last night about finding a couple of races to train for in the next year and i think we would both really like the rock n roll half. what are you doing to train? we just may be doing that very same race in SA this november. oh, and i'm LOVING the little pink jellies. LOVE.

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    1. my sisters and dad have ran it and love it! would this be your first time?! If you do run we have to meet :)
      I don't know what im doing to train, my sister goes by some training guide and she is going to send/give it to me. It MIGHT be that Hal guy but I'm not positive. I will let you know for sure :)

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  11. you had me at "just smelling the crayons." back to school supplies...my favorite thing was getting my classroom together and the way it smelled like new crayons, and new bulletin board kits, and copies. then the kids come and that smell fades. :( i sort of miss teaching.

    do the vlog. they're fun!

    Jef YES!

    hope your having a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Sweet photos and post! And how sweet are those pink jellies!! Have a blessed day! xo Heather

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  13. the smell of those jellies! probably the only thing about them i actually liked!! haha!

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