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+ it was one of those weeks where again i had to throw the 2 little ones in the tub in order to save the day
+ chandeliers in my bedroom and bathroom.
+ my friend sarah’s grandpa made her this valentines card when she was little.  priceless + vintage.
+ rocco must somehow knows that his name could sound a little thuggish and tries to dress the part
+ its still looking like narnia out my bedroom window.
+ this hand drawn picture of my grandma is priceless to me.  her name was eleanor cecelia.  so pretty.
+ and speaking of, ella, who was named for my grandmother, eleanor, turns 10 tomorrow.  10!?!?!?  she’s excited.  i’m a little freaked.

this week has been one of those weeks that is here there and everywhere.  you know the kind where there is major excitement going on in one part of life and the other part your just trying to keep it all together?  i have had two little sickies this week.  nothing major, just colds.  but enough to make for long crabby days that threw our regular routine off.  if i’m honest, i’m still learning how to roll with it.  i’m the type that likes to make a plan and then if i can’t stick to it, i get, oh, a little off kilter.  like say, when i was in high school, i wanted to go early to school and if i didn’t get there by the time i had set, i made my mom miserable (i’m sorry mom).  and it’s not the being on time thing really, because, the fact is, i’m always late these days (as terrible as it sounds i think 4 kids is a decent reason for always running 10 minutes behind).  it’s the thinking i can get my whole list done and when i can’t than i feel all kinds of bad.  i feel like i’ve let msyelf down, maybe.  but i am trying.  trying to take in the extra moments of little smiles, and munckin voices and realize that is a far better mood booster than checking things off my to do list.  so tell me….do you have any tricks for going with the flow?  i’d love to know.  i think some people are naturally better at it than others but i’m always so inspired by those that have learned or trained themselves in this area.

+  a few of my faves this week  +

01 / this guide to blogging infographic is resourceful + pretty.
02 / yummo cha cha churros +  modern mexicana to warm up your winter blues.
03 / a fun little weekend diy . . . and sometimes faux is the way to go.
04 /  be you … and create.  yes and yes.
05 / are you making anything for valentines?  i’d like to make these (any time of the year).
06 /  did you see our magicky video?

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10 Comments

commented on February 8th 2013 at 10:21am

oh my…your littles are so sweet!

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replied on February 13th, 2013 at 2:33pm

thank you! xo . t

commented on February 9th 2013 at 9:30am

I wish I had some advice, but I am the same way! If things go differently than I planned, I am totally thrown off. Becoming more “go with the flow” is definitely a work in progress over here:)

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replied on February 13th, 2013 at 2:33pm

well i wish us both luck :-) i usually find on the other side that it always works out or things eventually get done and than i wasted a lot of energy (and upset others) with my spazzing. xo . t

commented on February 9th 2013 at 10:19pm

Love seeing these snapshots of your days! And the Land of Nod video is amazing, Trina!!! What a gorgeous home and sweet people!! :)

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replied on February 13th, 2013 at 2:31pm

thank you colleen! it’s been fun just capturing the everyday! xo . t

commented on February 10th 2013 at 4:57pm

I hate those weeks. Sick ones, I mean. They’re generally awful. If they weren’t ill, I’d say a little afternoon cake goes a long way, but…. Yeah.

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replied on February 13th, 2013 at 2:31pm

afternoon cake is a very good idea! xo . t

commented on February 10th 2013 at 5:35pm

I have nothing to suggest, because I’m also not someone who can “roll with the flow.” But I’m married to someone who is VERY (very, very) laid back about things like schedule and expectations. He’s actually taught me a lot about not expecting others to live up to my strict and neurotic standards.

“He’s taught me a lot” is my way of saying he’s really good at talking me off the ledge. :)

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replied on February 13th, 2013 at 2:31pm

well, i’m glad to, at least, know i am not alone. and you are so right in that not expecting others to live up to our strict and neurotic standards… that is a wee bit of thing for me too! thank god, for laid back hubbies! xo . t