May 3, 2016

modern home tour

Here’s what I’m la la loving this week . . .

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May 2, 2016

monday

Do you ever feel like Mondays can be schizophrenic?

One Monday you knock things out and the next Monday you feel knocked out before Monday begins? Some Mondays you feel energized and other’s you feel dead on arrival. This Monday is a start. Another Monday feels like an end (even, if only to a great weekend).

I wonder why some days, or even weeks, are just like that? I wonder what kind of Monday you are finding yourself in today? I can’t remember last Monday exactly, but all of last week . . . .

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

It’s almost Mother’s Day!  I love Mother’s Day, not so much for myself but I love celebrating my mom.

I’m sharing a few ideas for the very special mother’s that are in your life and am giving away one of the items!

Click through for the La La Lovely Mother’s Day Gift Guide + to enter to WIN the GIVEAWAY!

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April 28, 2016

Insecurity at Any Age

At fourteen and fifteen, when you are most likely to feel insecure I didn’t. Sure I had days where I was not sure and felt small. I had my moments where you could not convince me that the world was not against me. But in general, I was pretty secure. Even at an ornery thirteen.

Today at thirty-eight when I feel I should be so sure, I’m finding myself feeling overly insecure. That’s a hard thing to type, to share, to publish. Even harder to accept.

But maybe you feel this way too?

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April 20, 2016

On Dressing Kids

By now, I should have dressing my kids down to a science. I have been a mom for thirteen years, after all. But there is no specific science when there is four and everything fits everyone differently.

With Ella, shopping was fun. A girl. I had not trouble tipping things in my cart, virtually or at Target. But when the boys came it was different. It was more like settling for something I wasn’t sure of. I’d go for simple, sturdy, sort-of-stylish. Thankfully, styles got better over time and by my fourth shopping for boys clothes was fun. Except that . . . shopping for four kids, total, isn’t all that fun. It’s more like work. There are budgets to adhere to, tops to coordinate with bottoms, hand-me-downs to pass out or pack up.

Can you relate?

I have some friends that have their . . .

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