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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Kid's rooms | La La Lovely

Paint can make such a difference, right?  In kid’s rooms it can add a lot of pizzazz (I like to say that word, but typing it, it looks like pizza, anyways) or shall we say interest.

I’m a sharing a four creative ways to use paint kid’s rooms.

Yes, of course you can use it on the walls.  But that doesn’t mean it has to be conventional.  That is the thing I love most about decorating kid’s rooms, being conventional is not a good idea, being creative is.  So if you are using paint on the walls why not only paint part of the wall?  Or perhaps a corner in a geometric design?  I love this fresh concept pictured above.

While the next paint idea is a bit of a throw back, it’s not a bad one when . . .

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April 18, 2016

Strech and Grow | la la lovely

I’m a huge advocate of personal growth. In fact, I’m a junkie when it comes to books, articles, podcasts, conferences and anything that helps me to stretch and grow.

Anyone else?

While I call studying personal growth, I’ve also learned that growing usually comes in the doing. The going. The trying. The risking. At least that is where you can visibly measure your growth.

Yet, there is another place of growth that I’m learning about right now.

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April 13, 2016

front door love | la la love

Spring must be in the air….because I’m front door dreaming. Before I get the urge to clean up and make our back patio cozy, I always feel compelled to paint the front door.

It started about eight years ago when

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