January 23, 2015


well, poop was popular on instagram this week.  a poop emoji pillow that is.  who doesn’t like using the poop emoji every now and again.  when my oldest saw that there was an actual plush version of this smiley poop, well, it went straight on her santa list.  i admit, potty talk is popular in our house.  just the usual, poop face, butt, booty variety.  i’ve tried 9 long years to keep it at a minimum, but with 3 boys i think the odds are against me.  i only have one brother, but it might as well have been three with the amount of times i heard poop this and poop while we were growing up.  we even learned how to say a few potty words (poop, pee, fart, to be exact) in chinese from our neighbors.  anyways, in case you like the pillow as much as we do …. 

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November 21, 2014


happy friday, lovelies.

this week feels like it was a bit blurry.  am i starting to say that every week?  tell me if i am.  family coming in next week, cleaning up basement disasters, a five your old birthday and then life …6 lives to be exact.  i want to encourage you all to find some time this weekend just for yourselves……whatever it is that is your favorite thing to do …the thing you find that gives you rest.  rest, not only to your body, but to your soul.  do that thing.  ok?  i’ll try to do the same, and let’s meet back here monday.

oh, and hey, have you heard of quinn popcorn?  the packaging caught my attention at the grocery this week, and then when i saw it was gourmet and organic and claimed to re-invent microwave popcorn, well i had to try it.  i opted for rosemary parmesan and it was so good.  just thought i’d make mention in case your favorite restful thing included movies (its a fave for me), which should then inclde popcorn. 

ps – don’t forget to enter the $100 giveaway to Lu Lu & Georgia!


01 /  i’m fascinated by our secret organ and that we can make our legs longer + leaner.

02 / have you heard of thrive market?  healthy products at wholesale prices.  yes!

03 / loving these fall outfits.

04 /  fall salads recipes to keep you from missing summer.

05 / i’m making cooking dough this weekend to stash in the freezer.  this is my ultimate fave chocolate chip cookie recipe.

06 / how cute is lauren’s hair?  i’m getting mine done this weekend and can’t decide if i should let it grown now or chop it more, like this?

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November 14, 2014


happy friday, lovelies.

a few things.  it snowed here yesterday…no accumulation, but frigid air for sure.  yesterday i had a sickie and while i did large amounts of wash all i could think of was how thankful i am to have a washing machine.  i can’t imagine the days of having to h handwash  and, this is what my kitchen table looks like at the moment.  an empty star napkin holder, a pumpkin dish, a land of nod catalog, pb+j not put together, and a leaf from my fiddle leaf fig tree, who seems to be shedding.  it’s just a snap of real life, because life has been feeling really real lifeish lately, you know.  the hum of the dryer, the routine of kids, the falling into bed at night and not having enough energy to even read.


in strange ways, it has felt kind of reassuring this week.  do you ever feel this way?  

and, speaking of reading, i seem to be book hopping lately.  now, i’ve started the alchemist, and am taking a break from outlander.  i think i’ll do a book post next week, because i have finished quite a few books since my last “currently reading” post.

wishing you a calm and rather boring weekend or an active and exciting one.  whichever is your wish, of course.

until next week!

xo . t


01 / do you ever use your imagination to tell yourself the worst stories?  that is the thing about imaginations they work for the good + bad, sometimes.  i’ve so been feeling this very exact same way, lately.

02 / this lipstick has me for getting all about gloss.

03 / i love the ideas of salads in tea cups.  

04 /  i tape these little crosses up here + there in my house, but what about an entire wall?  so cute.

05 / i tried on + ordered glasses virtually, but what about a virtual makeover?

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November 7, 2014


happy friday, lovelies.

how cute is this leaf mobile?  if you are still in the mood for a little fall decorating, like me, this might be fun to make.  i was at the mall last night and they were playing christmas music.  i’m just not down with that.  can’t thanksgiving have some space?  i like to think of myself as a plan aheader, but when it comes to holidays i’m not.  thinking about it stresses me out, if i’m honest.  so i basically put it off until it’s right in front of me.  what about you?  and, since thanksgiving is right in front of us, i’m getting excited for that holiday first.  do you have any traditions when it comes to thanksgiving?  we tend to make the same thing over and over again and i think i’d like to incorporate a few new menu items.  do you try new recipes every year or stick to the tried and true?  i like the good old carb standbys (mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, etc), but i’d love to add some new fresh and fun dishes in the way of salads and veg.

well, before there is thanksgiving, there is this weekend!  we don’t have any major plans except for a date nate, maybe a family movie night and hopefully our first fire.  it’s starting to get soo cold here!  and, just i’m hoping to disconnect a bit more this weekend.  to try to be aware of the stare.  i so enjoyed the conversation we started on connecting to connect and feeling disconnected (read here).  would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

xo . t


01 /  your fear is the most boring thing about you.

02 / have you tried contouring?

03 / ever wonder what type of white upholstery fabric holds up best?  

04 /  i just downloaded a pretty floral watercolor for my desktop + mobile.

05 /  remember when i crushed on this office?  well, here is a DIY for the wallpaper panels.

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October 31, 2014


happy halloween and how was your week?  i hope it has been a lovely one wherever you are.  here the leaves are still gorgeous and the air went from indian summer on monday to windy winter like today.  maybe just maybe i might drive the littles from house to house to trick or treat.  it feels that cold.  and, i have been feeling pretty ill all week.  i’ve tried to take it easy and rest as much as possible, which i always have a hard time doing, but i made myself and think i am starting to feel a bit better today (thank, god!).  yesterday, i spent most of the day in the basement, letting the little ones play while i watched a mix of cartoons, with them, and then death comes to pemberly while they were sleeping.  have you watched it?  i’m a huge austen fan so i thought it would be worth watching.  i also started reading outlander, but i’m not quite sure about it yet.  should i keep reading?  tell me what you’ve been watching and reading lately.  i always love to know.

i have some really great reads and links to share this week that i hope you love as much as i did.  but, first this article on halloween for kids in the 70′s (same for 80′s kids too) vs. halloween for kids today is a must.  while, i love healthy everything i think i love the easy breeziness of days gone by a bit more.  what about you?

happy weekend and happy halloween.  can’t wait to catch up next week!

ps- if you need a last minute costume,  i still love the idea of tying some antlers on with ribbon!

p.s. don’t forget to enter to win the kiwi crate giveaway.  a 3 month subscription that makes crafting easy!


01 / you don’t have to be a selfless mother to be a good one.  agree?

02 /  loving this floral + marble desktop download.

03 / did you know that listening to music while working increases your efficiency?

04 / you learn by falling.  such a great read.

05 /  i’ve never thought of leather folders, but i think i need to make one.

06 / easiest full lash mascara trick ever.  i’m giving it try next time i apply.

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