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Monday, October 31, 2011

Recycle man

i will admit, i have never really liked halloween and a few years ago my kids decided they really didn't want to dress up anymore. i was secretly excited because i didn't have to worry about costumes anymore.  i know, i am a bad halloween mom!! a few weeks ago, my son (who is in fourth grade) decided he wanted to make a costume for the school halloween parade.  i thought it was great, the best costumes are hand made.  so this is what he came up with.  super easy and SOOOOOO cheap.  i LOVE it!!!!  

my little recycle man!!!!


i am sitting here on my day off watching our first snowfall trying to think of something wonderfully inspiring to write about.  i have been seriously lacking in this area lately.  i feel a little boring and dull.   i have no new pictures or stories so i will leave you with these beautiful snowy pics i found on pinterest.

have a super fabulous week!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

monday loves...a must see

last night we watched this documentary.  its a good one!!!!  even the kids were interested!!!!  i highly recommend everyone watch and if you have netflix you can add it to your instant queue.

happy monday

Saturday, October 22, 2011

black & white

we had a little photo session with the cousins before our dear niece left for her second year of college.  they are such great kids and all so close.
cousin love

Friday, October 21, 2011

inspire me

when it comes to exercise i need all the inspiration i can get.  it is so hard for me to find the time to move with our busy schedule. so here is some inspiration to get me through the weekend. all pics found on the wonderful world of pinterest!!!

what is your favorite exercise routine???

Thursday, October 20, 2011

the little things

i was so thrilled to find this little fossil necklace the other day.  i love it!  the color, everything!  it simply makes me happy and think of summer.  our weather is getting COLD and as you know i am not too fond of the winters in alaska.  this winter we are going to be super busy with basketball and traveling to gymnastics meets and hopefully we can squeeze some trips in to our ski resort.  
what are your winter plans????


last week one of our friends insisted that we watch this documentary called catfish.   while flipping through the channels they found "catfish" on hbo and couldn't stop watching.  we don't have hbo so i ran to blockbuster after work and picked it up.  they refused to tell me any details of the film and of course i was super interested.  i wasn't sure what to expect when we watched it, but it kept our attention the whole way through and i recommend  that you see it too and no it is not about catfish!!!!!  so many emotions ran through me-wow!!!!!  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

monday loves...on wednesday

loved our weekend in the city.  gymnastics camp and our nephews won the football state championship!!!  YAY!!!!!!!  so exciting
loved having sweet sam home for the weekend from college to watch her brother and cousin play football.

hope you all have had a lovely weekend and start to the new week.

Monday, October 10, 2011

monday loves...

love making cupcakes with my girl

love pumpkin season...mmmmmm

love this week of sunshine

love that i can still be wearing shoes without socks=)

love love love pad thai and red wine...yummmmmmm

have a great week

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

if you have an extra 15 minutes to spare, watch this video--touching and inspiring!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


i love this photo of my daughter 
and our sweet niece!!! we have 
the kindest nieces and nephews.
just had to share!!  love love

it is for you

believe that the universe is friendly 
and life is on your side.

what is life for?? it is for you.
-abraham maslow

believe theres light at 
the end of the tunnel.

hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.  you wait and watch and work; you don't give up.

-anne lament


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

my jewels

about a year ago i made this little jewelry holder.  i can't find the before pictures of this frame, but trust me it was the ugliest 70's framed fabric picture you could imagine. 

i popped the picture out, covered it with this cute fabric i found at joann fabric, painted the frame and it was done....sooooo easy!!!!  the best part is the frame only cost $3 and both the paint and fabric was left over from other projects.  i hung this in my closet and have been adding fun new accessories to it ever since!!!!  love love

Monday, October 3, 2011

monday loves...

love my breakfast out with my son...mmmmm we had the best french toast ever!!!
love my heart shaped pepper 
love the color of the tree through my window
love that my sons football team won their last game in the worst weather.