One or Two

Continuing on with this February Album Writing Month theme…

There was a challenge posted to write a song using basically one chord for a minimum of one minute in the song.
I played a lot of “G” but other than that, I’m not sure what all happened in there
So here it is, how it is, and whatever I’m playing.

 

 

-peace and love-

Honey, Please

I am participating in something called “February Album Writing Month” which I discovered through my brother.

It’s basically where anyone who needs a little kick in the pants and some motivation to get some music writing done can go and attempt to write at least 14 songs in the month of February. Check it out if you’re curious to know more at http://www.fawm.org

I have 2 completed songs and a few incomplete songs… and many more to go,

But here is this for now!
Thanks for listening!

 

-peace and love-

Clay Beads!

Have you ever used Sculpey clay before?

My mom bought some when we were young, for some reason – to make dollhouse people food, perhaps.

Now, it’s fun to pull out the box-o-clay with my own kids and get our sculpting on! I tend to repeatedly gravitate towards making guinea pigs – but this time, I had a few special requests – and it was so fun! 

Check out my Instagram or Facebook page to see what some of these turned into – jewelry-wise!

Which animals should I make next?


-peace and love-

L

ONE

This tree won’t be up much longer,

But tonight I’m enjoying the glow and using it to see what I’m doing. 

New Year. New hat in the making. What else can we all make this year? 

🙂

-peace and love-

Yesterday 

I watched the lightest feather in the world float to the ground.

It took probably a whole minute.

Then I watched a rabbit sit still for about 10 minutes,

And wondered to myself if she was sleeping with her eyes open like a guinea pig might do.

And I never even googled it.

Then I tuned back in to my life and cleaned up my kitchen. 

Sometimes you just have to check out for a minute.

-peace & love-

Sunbeam

This guy …

Like anybody, he has moments.

But for the most part,

His eyeballs shoot out sunbeams

And he lights up rooms with his smile.

Just don’t take his markers.

-peace & love- 

Say it with a Onesie

So here is the truth.

Taking care of a newborn is some repetitious work.

There are lots of things that you WANT to be doing, but are physically, mentally or emotionally incapable of doing for a while.

Well guess what? 

It’s totally ok.

You don’t need to prove to the world that you are a super mom.

Just to your baby.

And the best way to prove that is lots of snuggles, feeding, and binge watching a funny show on Netflix so you can laugh and feel somewhat normal while that sweet baby sniffs and snuggs all up in your arms.

If there are other children in the picture, this may have to be after they are finally in bed and it’s just you and the new night owl chilling together.

Whatever your routine, know that you don’t need to apologize for letting go of the little things and letting someone else step in and help you out while you kick back and recover.

Ok.

I got a little carried away there. With my little dude number 2, life was very nutso. We closed on our first home purchase the week before he was born. It was a fixer upper. Basically my dream house. I love diy projects and being involved in them. But guess what? I just had a baby and found myself sitting amongst boxes in a half-packed up house with two little guys while everyone else worked on my new place without me. I was bummed, to say the least, that I was helplessly sitting around doing mundane mom stuff every day at our old place, rather than being part of the excitement, progress and decision making at the new home.

So you know what I did?

I watched Gilmore Girls.

Everyone always told me how funny it was, so I gave it a shot. Sure, it isn’t for everyone, but I think people who have struggles and victories and have weird people in their lives and witness a little bit of crazy drama here and there can relate to Lorelai and Rory, and it did cheer me up and distracted me from my bummer summer sitch. 

So that is what inspired this onesie, and I feel like a lot of other little mothers can possibly relate.

-peace and love-

Pinterest win!

If you’re getting depressed because you keep screwing up your beautiful Pinterest ideas once you try them yourself, here’s one that won’t leave you sobbing & rocking in the corner!

A triceratops cake!


She gives great step-by-step fail proof instructions. I wound up making my vegan cake and frosting from scratch, but I’m sure whichever recipe you use will work with the decorating.
Yay!

Head over here to make yours!

Easy Triceratops Dinosaur Birthday Cake Recipe

-peace & love-