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-

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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-

Bikes & Boys

I was at the Hob Lob yesterday, making my usual yarn rounds
And happened upon some great super soft fleece bicycle fabric
Along with a matching chevron
(Husband is a bicycle enthusiast)
So I decided that littlest dude needed a new baby blanket.
Then eldest dude insisted upon needing pajama pants.
This is what came of it!
Next time I will be using a pants pattern, however!
(And perhaps next time I won’t have to stand with a sleeping baby
in the Ergo-baby-carrier whilst using the sewing machine!)

bicyclefleece2

birdhat

And since my sewing machine was already out,
I upcycled a weird halloween raven shirt I had thrifted for a different project I never did
And made that into a fun little beanie.

birdhat2 birdhat3 birdhat4

So needless to say,
My house has fallen apart in the meantime!
But this was fun, so it all evens out.

-peace and love-

Dreadlocks

The second time is a charm too, right?
I tried a few years ago to do dreadies but I didn’t spend enough time putting them in
And my hair wasn’t quite as long as I would have liked to start with.
SO
I did some other things, grew it out, cut it short, colored it and what have you,
But I really REALLY don’t like constant hairdo maintenance and realized that every time I grow it long,
I end up slapping it up in a bun and then I feel boring.
SO
I decided to hop back on the train and try this once again.
I really just love the style of locks,
And the fact that I DON’T HAVE TO BRUSH MY HAIR!
YES I AM 8 YEARS OLD!
Ha.

So there you have it, kids.

dreadies

peace and love-

Warmth

I’m pretty sure this winter has been rough on everyone, everywhere.
I have tried not to complain about it because there really isn’t anything we can do but wait it out!
Every time it snows, I’m just glad that the ugly dirty salty snow/ice gets covered back up so the ground is pretty again.
In the meantime, I will continue to wear cozy scarves and try to stay warm.
This one came as a Christmas gift from my Mother-In-Law who found it when she was working in Afghanistan last summer.
I love everything about it, and it is certainly my warmest.
(It’s CASHMERE) (Seinfeld reference)

scarf

scarfbw

 

 

-peace and love-