i am all over the place with my thoughts today...so here is whats on my mind.
i have been sitting here thinking today. thinking about change and how i need some. i would love to change my blog a bit, give it a new look and find some new connections through this blog world i have grown to love. i would love more time for this change and hope to make some very soon. i have been working for the last six months with a photographer here in town and have been learning so much. i hope to incorporate a lot more of my photography into this space.
right now i am at the point in my life that is super busy with kids sports, school, and work. time is not something i have much of, and i rarely sit down at any point throughout the day. i love and am so proud of the paths my children are on and cherish their dedication to the things they love most. even though i realize this time is crazy and i need to take time for myself to be the best wife and mother i have not found the time lately. winter in alaska has me feeling trapped and uninspired. i am craving the sunshine like no other year. it is the strangest feeling and so hard to explain.
heres to making the time for change, something fresh and new. love
first it begins inside your heart. something moves then opens. then frees itself. and now you feel a rhythm breaking its long silence. this is going to be good. (a quote found on a journal my daughter received for christmas)
the view from my front porch
hope your week is fabulously full of health and happiness.
i wanted to share a few pictures of our alaskan winter with you. its been below zero and sunny for the last week or so!! hope your winter is treating you well. i am craving some warm sunshine and sand right about now!!
on friday my husband and i attended his work holiday party. it was nice and a great excuse to get dressed up and go out together as a couple.
jewels: forever 21
dress: gap a few years ago
boots: borrowed from my friend janet!!!
this is my favorite accessory of all time...my grandmas sweet little purse. i use it every time we have a special event and always get tons of compliments!!! i love it! and i always think of her when i carry it!!
its really not a new years resolution, but i am completely back in the swing of things with my eating since some out of character eating took place on my part over the holidays. (no meat, just too many sweets)i usually don't over indulge, but i did eat a little more than normal over christmas!!! yikes!!! by the time the new year rolled around i felt horrible and i was so ready for some exercise and veggie love!!!! so amazing to me how my body responds to the food i put in it!!!! along with lots of treadmill time i am spending this week eating all fruits and veggies and detoxing completely!!!! happy healthy eating!!!
my daughter received this adorable hat for christmas from my sister in law. i loved it so much, but didn't realize the full amazing story behind it right away. its adorable and warm and with every purchase of these adorable hats you are helping someone overcome poverty!!! the hats can be purchased at nordstrom stores and online.
it always feels good to start a new year. time to create something fresh and new. so excited for some new ideas and fun things to share.
i am always alwaysalways searching for new health and exercise inspiration and today starts a new challenge with my husbands work. they are involved in a wellness program to lower health insurance costs and so thankful spouses are included!! so that starts today--lots of running and walking with motivation from my man!!!
i promise some great news from kenzi lu!!!!! we are full of ideas and hoping to have all the kinks worked out very soon!!!! i know i have shared sweet kellyn here on my blog, and over at the kenzi lu blog. i have to share some awesome news about a recent fundraiser here in alaska for the pcd foundation. kellyns amazing mom kimberly raised $4700 for the foundation!!!!! WOW!!!!! so exciting. more on that to come over at kenzi lu.
over the past couple of years blogging, i have realized how much i love it!!!! i want to focus a little more time on it and connect more with the amazing ladies i have found here in blog world.
i am a wife and mom of two living in americas 49th state. i am a born and raised california girl who loves the warm sunshine and spending time with family and friends. i am always in search of inspiration and a great pair of jeans. i love to take pictures, search through thrift stores, make my own laundry soap, and practice yoga. i have so many wonderful things to share, so here are my favorites my loves and my inspirations as i live my life in americas last frontier. my journey began 15 1/2 years ago when i met my best friend, the love of my life, my husband.