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-

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It’s one of those  late winter days where it seems colder in the house
Than it is outside.
I can’t get warm,
But I can sit in front of the fire
And drink a San Pellegrino.

Happy Saturday, enjoy a bubbly water today.

-peace and love-

Go With Your GUT

intuition

 

Unfortunately,
I don’t always practice what I preach.
And my gut was telling me,
“HEY guess what, you’re tired! You should totally go to bed!”

That was like 2 hours ago.

MORAL:

Follow your intuition, not your heart.

-peace and love-

Math Homework …

For those of you who weren’t in the know,
I was homeschooled.
Ok.
Moving right along…
For some reason one year, I think maybe I was in 8th grade,
I felt led to create an inspirational proverb at the bottom of each of my math papers upon their completion.
This went on for quite some time, and my mom still teases me about  it every now and then.
The moral of that little story is that I still like making up quotes, poems and proverbs.
I am going to be a perpetual 8th grader for my entire life, it seems.
But it’s okay.
I embrace that.
Here is one I made today, because I wanted to play with my drawing tablet again.

changetheworld

 

 

Go change your world!

-peace and love-

With Every Christmas Card I Write

We decided to be cheap this year and not send out a physical Christmas card,
As much as I like doing that…
It’s just personal and nice and whatever but…
Also costs like a hundred bucks for something someone reads and then throws away.
SO
I think we will go digital this time around.

My hub drew a doodle,
And I took it and did a little tweaking with colour and whatnot on the computer.
It would make a nice Christmas card cover,
So I put it up on Etsy for the heck of it 🙂

colorchristmassmall

 

Want to support us so we can send out real Christmas cards next year? 😉
Buy the digital image here!

-peace and love-

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Fox Mulder ::: Happy Labor Day

Ok, so his real name is David Duchovny,
But after watching so many X-Files episodes,
It’s really hard to think of him as a real life guy.
If you weren’t aware, all 9 seasons are ‘Watch Instantly’ on Netflix.
Yeah.
Now you’ve got some work cut out for you.
(If you missed the Gillian Anderson drawing, you can click here to see it)
I spent the baby’s nap-time today at Starbucks drawing this one.
And sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Never mind that it’s atrociously hot for September.
September means ‘Fall’ to me,
And I’m going to have as many Pumpkin Spice lattes as I can, regardless of the weather.

…Oh and Daddy was home with baby so it’s ok that I left for a bit 🙂

Hope everyone had a splendid Labor Day and got to go to a parade or grill out or something!
Yeah!

This is Bryce.

 

Bryce is one of the sweetest kids you could ever meet.
I used to babysit him and his brother when they were tiny tots.
His family found that he had lymphoma when he was 11 and he has been battling it off and on for several years now.
He had a successful bone marrow transplant 1 year ago, but is still working on getting healthy and currently struggling with some kidney issues.
Nobody, let alone a child, should have to go through what he has,
Yet this amazing kid always has a smile on his face and will strike up a conversation with anyone.
If you or someone you love has been affected by childhood cancer,
Or heck, even if you are just a compassionate soul,
Reblog this or spread the awareness in some other way
And pray for Bryce and the other children who are fighting against this awful disease.

-peace and love-

So I’m supposed to believe that…

 

 

Here’s to all you Dana Scully fans.
I’m still watching The X-Files chronologically.
It takes a while when there are over 200 episodes…
Not looking forward to next season when Doggett enters the scene…
OH WELL.

 

I’m a crazy person.
Time to sleep.

-peace and love-

 

Watson, my dear Watson.

So this time around,
It was really difficult,
And I’m not sure why.
Still, something is not quite right.
I mean,
It seems like she’s got a pretty uncomplicated face.
Perhaps because it’s so darn perfect.
She’s also pretty much the only girl that can pull off this haircut
And still look beautiful,
So don’t go trying it just because she got away with it.
You will most likely be disappointed.

Also, if you like music,
Here is a shameless plug for myself.
I recorded this song today in my basement.

 

-peace and love-