Thursday, December 8, 2011
Our girls decorated the tree this year, and although there are many ornaments that are smooshed together and not quite in the place that I would have put them, I left it just as they decorated it. It's perfect in my opinion. I have decided that after this year I am going to purge a few ornaments from my collection. The tree is so full and I left a handful off this year just to make sure there was no overcrowding. It's obvious that did not help. LOL.
As with most of our ornaments there is usually a story behind them and although we have many, many, many that our girls have made (might I mention that I love every single one of them) I have a select few that are my absolute favorites that I would like to share with you today.
The first one is a bird's nest. Yes, this is a real bird's nest, and no, it wasn't found at our house on the ground or picked up in the woods while we were hiking, this bird's nest is special to me because it was found in the very first Christmas tree that my husband and my girl's chopped down together. We didn't find it right away. It actually went through the whole holiday season and I was taking down all the ornaments I reached in to grab one and hit it with my hand. Had never noticed it when we put it up, and the tree was pretty dense so I guess we just overlooked it. I pulled it out and couldn't believe the find. It not only was a very perfect little nest, but it had broken egg shells in it. ♥ The eggs you see in the pic are of course ones I picked up at the craft store and replaced, but these eggs are around the same size that were originally in there. We put the nest on our tree every year to be displayed and we always get a few inquiries on it. We also heard that in Icelandic lore, it is good luck to find a bird's nest in your Christmas tree. How cool is that?
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Look at the beautiful hooks for kiddos coming home from school to unload their crap. And a bench that opens up for shoes and balls and soccer gear to be stored. (*Long sigh*)Total envy!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks
Inspiring Fall Fashion
Trees that look this beautiful
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins
Apple Cobbler, yes mine has ice cream!!!!
And of course, Halloween!
And last but not least....the Sacramento Antique Faire where I stroll kidless with my best friend while sipping our pumpkin spice lattes in the wee hours of the morning.
What do you love about Fall?? Link up and tell me.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
How awesome are these!!!!
I'm kinda in ♥ with the succulent table
Great kiddo project and we seem to go through a lot of rolls with three girls in the house.
I know that Mr. Trotti would enjoy this
Ok, ok, this last one was a little far fetched for our little backyard, but you get the jist.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Yep, wish I would have thought of this for my kiddos. Just gave one of these sun tea containers to the Goodwill last year. I might have to go buy it back. This is genius!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
My husband is in awesome shape. He bikes to work, which is a round-trip of 60 something miles a few times a week, he is the PT leader in the Reserves, he goes to the gym every night, and he signed up to do Tough Mudder, which if you haven't had a chance to check out, you really need to. Think Marine obstacle course on steroids. His wife, me, can't run a mile to save her life. Well, I can, but I'm really slow. Super slow!!! Being 5'2, my strides seem to be that of a mouse or a 6 year old kid. Last year I tried doing couch to 5k and I did make it to week 3 and then quit when I got a bad cold. I know, I suck. I need to get moving again. I have been walking the kids to school in the morning and then home and then back up again for lunch and home and then to pick them up. Yesterday I did three miles of walking but I really want to start running. My goal is to be able to run a 5k by Christmas. My husband runs 5 miles a few days a week like it's no big thing. I want to be able to just run three!! So I'm going to start my couch to 5K on Monday again, and I will let everyone know how I'm doing. If I stay accountable to you guys, maybe I will acutually accomplish it. I love this great sign that I found on Pinterest. Good inspiration for running. I love the words! Hope everyone has a great day!!!