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Friday, January 20, 2012

This Week

This week I bought a new journal. I read about joy and wrote about it in my journal. 
The picture of the flowers on the table makes me happy. 
I completed a lovely order for a friend.
I made No Bake Energy bites (minus coconut & flax, plus whole wheat flour) 
recipe here
I found a cake recipe that I want to use for Noah's 2nd birthday cake.
And I went shopping with Christmas money. Everything is from Gap. 

Hope you had a great week.
Happy Weekend!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My How Time Flies...

I can't believe my little boy is about to turn 2 this month; he's still a baby to me. I just realized I never shared photos from his first birthday last year. Better late than never right?! His party was a complete DIY project. Thankfully I had help! My friend Samantha designed the cupcake and cake toppers which turned out amazingly. My friend Esther made the cookies, I made the cake, the cupcakes, and the birthday banner, and my friend Anna took the pictures. In my humble opinion I think it was the best cowboy themed birthday ever. :)

You guys better get ready for mushy gushy post later on this week about what I've learned from Mr. Noah over the past two years. I also need to start planning his birthday party! Look out Pinterest, here I come!

photo credit: {Anna's photography Facebook page & her website}

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Get Organized!

I have a confession to make, I'm not a very organized/super clean person. I may be able to trick you into believing I am if you come over with plenty of warning time ahead (so that I can clean all of the visible spaces!). I'm tired of the messes and the junk room, ahem, I mean office and since it's the beginning of a new year I figured why not make a few resolutions and while I'm at it HECK, I'll go ahead and make a THEME for this year...two words: GET ORGANIZED! Are you sensing my seriousness and dedication to getting this done? :)

I've been perusing Pinterest to see if I can find some inspiration. 

1. Jewelry 

I have no words to explain the current state my jewelry is in.

2. Mama's Closet


I just bought a copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley from The Tiny Twig. I'm so excited to get through it, get my closet organized, figure out my style, and how to get dressed without all the extra time and fuss. I would love to be able to pick out an outfit and be dressed all in five minutes.

3. Tot's Room
Noah's room is a literal disaster area. I keep waiting for FEMA to show up but they never do so I guess I'm going to have to clean this one up. ;) Seriously though, my husband brought up a good point the other day, he said something along the lines of 'are we teaching Noah to be okay with living in a mess by letting his room stay like this?' I would say yes, yes we are, this has to stop!

4. Craft Room

(sigh) What can I say... the four areas in our house I mentioned above are just a mess! I'm ready for nice clean spaces that create a sense of calm and maturity. My soul feels more at ease when my surroundings are pleasant. I'm going to blog about the progress of each room to keep myself accountable. :)

What about you? Are there areas in your home/life that needs organizing? 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Little Bit of Christmas & a Happy New Year!

my new french press, our beautiful Christmas tree, Noah opening gifts at Nana & Grandpa's house, Oh Sweet Joy iPhone case :), pretty mantel decor at N & G's, Noah & presents, and the Cars blanket I made for him. 

We didn't do a good job of taking lots of photos this year which comes as no surprise to me. I was having too much fun experiencing everything to be taking photos but I'm going to be working on that year. That and really figuring out a goal for this blog and giant list of other things, but that's another post for another day. I hope you all had a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful time bringing in the New Year. 2012 is going to be a great one, I just know it. :)