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July 17, 2015

Kids Masks | La La Lovely Blog

A Simple Nightstand | La La Lovely Blog

Happy Friday and a few photos from around here.

2 hour Craft Camp / Because I’ve been hoarding crafts for a few years now.

My night stand all clean / Because, mostly it is not.

It’s been such a strange summer when it comes to weather.  We have cool summers every now and again, but this has been a very wet and rainy one.  Which means we have spent a good amount of time doing things other than swimming (here is what we do on summer rainy days).  One day, while the older two were off at camp and play practice I decided maybe it was time to pull out some crafts that I had been holding onto for a couple of years (yes, years).  We made these darling monster masks and owl candy suckers.

This summer has felt pretty different from others, not just weather wise, but in the layout of our days.  They are long, starting early and ending late.  Some filled to the brim and others left to figure out what to fill it with.  Do you know these kind of summer days?  I think it has a lot to do with my two older ones getting older and my little ones still being little.  I can feel the gap this year, and I’m just trying to live in it and not over observe it.  Just more change to embrace and get comfortable with before it all changes again.

We have a crazy, busy weekend that is about to start in a few hours.  I hope whether your weekend is crazy busy or slow and restful that you find a few moments for yourself.

I’m sharing a few of my favorite links below, should you find a few moments to yourself!

ps- If you want to do a little mask making with out purchasing anything, how about this variety made from brown paper bags?  The possibilities are endless.


01 / When sadness takes over.  I so appreciate the vulnerability in this post + relate 100%.   Also, go see Inside Out.

02 /  A few wellness apps to add.

03 / Generous people are more . . .

04 / A quick lunch I’m going to try.

05 / The podcast I’m listening to.  Tell me what your faves.

06 /  If you are looking for a good book, may I recommend . . .

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June 26, 2015

Planter | La La Lovely Blog

Summer Sunset | La La Lovely Blog


my fave planter /  it’s not really a planter, rather a container, but I love it this way.

a stunning summer sunset / when the sky shifts in seconds and you want to capture it forever

a perfect little profile / I’m kind of freaking at four.  My prayers lately include, “please don’t let those chubby chubby cheeks thin out and if he could just keep saying things like “yes my are” and “no my don’t” for another year or so, that would be good with me.”

I took some pics of my bedroom this week and was messing about with my camera and just felt like I need to snap more pictures.  More moments, really.  Whether they be still life or life moving so fast I’d be a fool not try to capture some of it (like those chubby cheeks and eyes all intense on watching Woody the Woodpecker).  I’m not awesome with my camera and so I kind of avoid it.  But, nothing is perfect, right?  Even pictures  plastered on blogs.  I’m hoping to get back to my Fave Friday posts, even if they are simple, just to keep me snapping some.

So, Happy Friday, lovelies!  How has your week been?  

We are stall falling into summer routines, which translate to routines of relaxing.  The weather here has been so very rainy.  I try not to complain, and if I’m honest, I’m not one that minds rain.  It’s just I’d love for the kids to be able to swim and soak up more sun.  Maybe next week will shine bright?

I have some fun posts planned for next week.  Think traveling with kids and summer reads.  I haven’t posted on books for awhile, but I’ve been reading a plenty so I figure it’s time.  And, I want to hear what all of you are reading this summer.

Hope your weekend is sunny in every sense of the word.



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March 27, 2015

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flying-houses-2 via la la lovely

I’ve longed loved this photo of what I thought was a photo of a flying circus tent or something.  Come to find out it is a whole photo series by Laurent Chéhére called Flying Houses.  I’m always taken with anything magical and surreal.  But, the fact that it is about houses, totally makes me swoon….la la love!  These are  are just a few of my favorites, but there are so many more stunning ones, here.

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flying-houses 4 via la la lovely

So the weekend is upon us, once again.  Fridays feel so full of anticipation.  I’d like to get my Mondays to feel that way, too.  Sometimes they do, but they are mixed with a large does of expectation, anticipation and a little anxiousness at the thought of will I get it all done?  I guess that is just a sign of still needing to work on taking one day at time.

But, for now I’m looking forward to this weekend…spending time with an out of town bestie.  A soul sister, really.

Beyond that, I’m thinking spring break and Easter.  Do you have any big plans for Easter?  Any lovely traditions?  I need to start making more holiday traditions.  I didn’t have a ton growing up, but the little things we seemed to repeat each year are things I find myself trying repeat with my kids now.

Speaking of Easter, I shared the easiest Easter eggs ever this week, if you are going to be dipping, dying or coloring.

Happy weekend, lovelies!


01 / Do people really not notice the weather when they are happy?  What do you think?

02 / Kids love to play with shaving cream, but how about create with it?

03 /  Fat flushing detox water.  Ok, that got my attention and you can make it yourself.

04 / Have you tried this on Instagram yet?

05 / Narcissism seems to be all the talk these days, doesn’t it?

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March 6, 2015

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Happy Friday, lovelies.  I hope your week has been a good one.  Although, it’s freezing, it is sunny and I have the promise of warm weather awaiting me next week… soul sighs.

In other news, my lob got a lift.  I decided to go above the shoulders and go a bit blonder.  I’m still hoping to go lighter than this, but it’s a process they tell me.  The cut feels like an actual change, which is just what I was needing.  Now, I’ve just got to learn to style it, beyond soaking myself in sea spray (I’ll be studying this post this weekend).  Oh, and pretty coffee.  I had a pretty coffee this week, and little things like that can be such big things, sometimes.

We have a winner for the Dot + Bo Giveaway.  Click through to see if it’s you….along with some links i’m loving this week.


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February 20, 2015


Happy friday!  Or, happy freezing friday, to many of you.  How was your week?  I’d like to say mine was productive, or inspiring, or lively, but it wasn’t.  It was the very normal kind, where most of the good stuff lives, if we look for it (I’m learning this art, which doesn’t come natural to me or likely anyone).  We stayed in, and then tried to get out, basketball games, tv watching, field trips to a Wizard of Oz play and the easiest (and cheapest) trip, I’ve ever made to IKEA.   So, I guess I did accomplish something new.

I’m sharing some of my favorites this Friday, both include some kind of WILD.

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