Wednesday, June 19, 2013
First it was only princess dresses, then it was all stripes (it's still all stripes sometimes, let's be honest)... then it was pajamas to school... Now she's very much into her "all black" phase and I'm loving it. My little, sweet, dark angel.
PS - the posing was her idea. And her leggings are shiny.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
You'd be surprised at the goodies you'll find. Most of the time, we're just tired of seeing a certain item in our closet that we never wear. That same item is going to be awesome to someone else, guaranteed!
It's like shopping your friends closets and who hasn't wanted to do that at one time or another?
I had a blast trying on a bunch of things, but in the end selected only items I knew I'd wear again (Save the "iffy" stuff for the friend you know will wear it!) which included two new pencil skirts, a faux fur vest, a ridiculously gorgeous vintage top, a crisp white blazer and a sweet, summer dress.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Waves and crawls like lightening
Almost walks - wants to walk
Says "da da" and "bre" for bread
(Loves to eat bread)
Thinks his sister is the bees knees
Gets so excited to take a bath
Has two bottom teeth and uses them!
Still wakes up every night wanting to be with mama
(I'll take it!)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I remember when I was a kid, my mom made a similar version of these no bake "cookies" and I loved them. We called them "chew-chews" and us kidlets didn't realize they were packed full of so many things that were good for us. They just tasted yummy. So we ate them up. My sis finally tracked down a similar recipe and passed it on.
These are easy to make and there is a lot of room for different variations. The honey is very dominant in this recipe, so next time I'll use a little less. You can add carob powder to make them more chocolate-y, use sunbutter instead of peanut butter for nut allergies, omit the chocolate chips and add nuts, replace honey with agave... so many options!
1 cup oats
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup flax seed
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tbs vanilla
With a large spoon, mix peanut butter, vanilla and honey until smooth. Stir in the flax seeds and coconut next. Mix in the oats last and slowly, you may want to use a little less than a cup depending on the consistency - you want them to be malleable. Add chocolate chips last. Shape into tablespoon size balls and let them sit on a baking sheet for a few minutes to set.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Blazer - H&M
(Still avail in some stores)
Striped dress, worn as a top
(From a clothing exchange. Doing another one soon!)
Skirt - Forever 21
Heels - Forever 21 (old)
Bag - Vintage
Side note confession: When my hair was super long, all I did was throw it up into a top knot bun. And that got real old, real fast. Now that it's growing out a bit, all I'm craving is the ease of the "toss up"... I guess we're never happy, are we ladies?
Monday, June 10, 2013
Nothing makes me happier than lazy weekends spent with my little brood. Farmer's Market and fresh produce for the week, soaking in the sun while "taste testing" enough to fill our bellies, then making our way home for a family nap.
There was so much I needed to accomplish over the weekend and so little that I actually did. But I have to remember to slow down every once in a while, stop and smell those roses (or mint!), enjoy my life, my little angels, and all that I've been blessed with.
What are you feeling grateful for today?
Vintage layered slips
Canvas "M" bag - Forever 21
Her Easter dress!
(Remember it here?)
Cherokee Flapper Dress
(Still available at Target!)
(Still available at Target!)