27 August 2014

Little Epiphany: Try Again

Sometimes Little Miss Whimsy will build a big impressive tower out of legos, only to accidentally knock it over and watch it crumble. She'll shout, "Oh N-O!" Then crestfallen, sometimes with tears in her eyes, look to me.

My response is usually the same. I say, "That's OK honey. That's just an opportunity to start over. Try again."

After I'd said it a few times, it hit me that I should take my own advice. The next time life doesn't go my way or something I've been working on won't take, I'm going to remember the mantra I use to soothe my kiddo. Things doesn't always go the way we want the first, second, or even the third time we try. That doesn't mean I can't try again.

18 August 2014

My Birthday Weekend

browsing my favorite bookstore


ceramic shopping at the art fair

my sweet new bag

There was also some Etsy shopping of course and family movie time.
How was your weekend darlings?

11 August 2014

It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day

Hello my friends. Sorry I've been gone so long. I had a really tough first trimester. Some pregnant mommies are radiant baby making machines. I, on the other hand, spent eight weeks a total hot mess. Not even the ginger I mentioned before helped. Thankfully I'm slowly returning to me and I have to say it feels so good to be eating, laughing, daydreaming, imagining, and even reading againCue Nina Simone's Feeling Good.

How are you? Any changes? Any amazing reads I must get to? Any delicious little ways you've been enjoying summer?

26 June 2014

Little Things Mean A Lot

Photo by Ben Moore courtesy of Unsplash.
I'm currently grateful for the little raspberry sized baby growing inside me. Yup! I'm 8 weeks pregnant! 

For ginger capsules. Praise God. They're working miracles on my all-day nausea. I promise sweet peas, I'll be back to visiting blogs more regularly soon. My tummy hasn't been able to tolerate focusing on computer screens for too long.

For audio books. They make it possible for me to enjoy a book while resting my eyes. I recently devoured the The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line and Better Homes and Hauntings. Both mega fun. Got any fun audiobook mysteries I should check out?

For my Mr. Whimsy. He's the bestest.

And for finally feeling well enough to take small morning walks.

Got any little things you're loving or grateful for this week?

05 June 2014

Colin Fever?

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that all fans of Pride and Prejudice must try the 1995 BBC miniseries. While I very much liked it, I am however faced with something I've been wondering for years.

Why do some women love Colin Firth?

My imaginary bestie Mindy Kaling said of it, "All women love Colin Firth: Mr. Darcy, Mark Darcy, George VI—at this point he could play the Craigslist Killer and people would be like, "Oh my God, the Craigslist Killer has the most boyish smile!" (Source: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling)

So help me understand it. What is it about him? Other than the accent of course. That part I totalllly get.