Friday, August 28, 2015

The Year To Succeed

I have planted cold weather crops 3 times now, and have NEVER had success with them. I have had plenty of carrot hair, but no carrots... plenty of broccoli leaves, but no broccoli... kale that only grows to be 3 inches long before frost hits. I think part of the problem is that I usually had a newborn to care for around this time of the year for the last 2 years. So, this year... it's MY year... I will succeed at these cold weather crops... there's no giving into failure. It sounds like an awful lot of pressure... but people, I really want to harvest purple carrots.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Field of Dreams

I'm not sure if you know this about me or not, but I love flowers... and I have this dream to have rows upon rows of flowers one day... you could say a field of flowers. You know, the kind that you could totally frolic in... toes in the soil, sniffing in the beautiful fragrant air... I love that my girls love flowers just as much. I'm thinking they'll be great at helping me make this dream a reality one day...

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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Little Spoons Fall 2015 Line

When it comes to doing laundry... it's amazing how many days I can go before I need to do a load for the kids... but then when I have to do it, there's QUITE a lot to do. There's this "movement"... a new way of doing "clothes"... called a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal piece (thank you Wikipedia for a quick definition). A lot of women are creating capsule wardrobes so that they can 1. cut back on frivolous spending on clothing. 2. make it easier to pick out an outfit each time you have a stare down with your closet. 3. makes for easier packing for vacations and laundry duty.  It's a sort of minimalist trend, and that's what I'm trying to achieve in my household. First up, has been my kids' closets.

The idea is to invest in pieces (only a limited 37 at the most) that are fashionable (but nothing crazy that'll go out of style over the years) and amazing quality. I'm taking it to another level. I'm trying to purchase items that are unisex, so that I can carry them down from Marley to Finn... and so on (especially pants). I add an element of feminine or masculine, through their shirts or accessories. I'll be blogging more on creating a capsule wardrobe for children soon, but for now, I did want to share that one of my very favorite shops, The Little Spoons launched her Fall Line today, and it does not disappoint. Hilary's creations have become "staples" in this household... totally loved by my littles.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

From Where I Sit...

Today was one of those mornings... oh beautiful morning. The kind where all your kids wake up in a great mood, coffee was already brewed and ready to be poured before I was out of bed, and when I opened the front door to let the cats out to play, I was hit by this amazing breeze. Throw in a fairly empty schedule, and it made for a wonderful Wednesday. We made our way outside, pajamas and all, and got straight to playing. I sat with my hot cup of coffee...

3 kids... playing sweetly with one another...bed head that smelled like their mango shampoo from the night before's wash... sidewalk chalk scattered and tons of drawings all over the place... it looked like a rainbow threw up on my driveway... smeared chalk markings and dustings all over their skin... remnants of chalk that was tasted on their cheeks (Finn, not the girls)...the makings of a productive, playful Wednesday... occasional hugs... "look at this Mama!" ... sipping on steamy coffee... giggles all around... kitty prancing and playful with the kids... breakfast served (not by me), in one bowl, with one spoon, to serve 3... milk mustaches... sweet, happy clouds in the blue sky... and no where to be... just sitting still, breathing it all in...

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