Friday, February 21, 2014

Confessional Friday

Linking up with A Blonde Ambition, here are my confessions! 

1. I confess that this week has been really unproductive. With Emma being on mid-winter break, and the weather being kind of crumby, I just haven't had the motivation I usually have!

2. I confess that I have started watching American Idol again. I usually watch every other year, and last year I could not stand most of the judges so I did not watch. But this year however, I LOVE the judges and the talent is pretty good!

3. I confess that I officially have a monster of a 17 month old. I love her to pieces, but she is the polar opposite of her Sis, and she has been giving me a run for my money lately!

4. I confess that I am thinking about becoming a Troop Leader for Emma's Girl Scout troop next year. This may sound crazy, but I am starting to think that it might be a lot of fun, and it will keep me busy!

5. I confess that I am {sadly} addicted to Social Media. I am going to blame it on the fact that I am cooped up with kids 24/7, and say that it is my communication with the outside world!

6. I confess that I window shop online. While I never end up purchasing anything, I sure do wish I could!

7. I confess that I think it would be fun to participate in one of those Color Runs. But let's be honest here. I am incredibly out of shape, and wouldn't make it to the finish line!

What do you have to confess?!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Feeling Inspired

I woke up this morning feeling a little inspiration bubbling beneath the surface.
So I decided to bust out my camera, play around a little bit, and capture some detailed moments. I hope you enjoy.

My favorite set of collectibles

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Sunday Social

Linking up with The Sunday Social, by A Complete Waste of Makeup!
This week's questions:
1. What are your favorite things to do on a lazy day?
Cozying up with a good book, having a Netflix marathon, catching up on DVR recordings, scroll around Pinterest, and lounging in PJ's with no makeup!

2. What is your TV guilty pleasure?
I'm gonna have to say Pretty Little Liars...don't judge!

3. What is your favorite road trip music?
Oh geez! The question for me should be what isn't my favorite! 
But if I have to choose, I suppose a few would be: The Eagles, Keith Urban, Ben Lee, Fleetwood Mac, Incubus, a mix of upbeat country tunes, and so much more! 
{Thank goodness for iPod shuffles, and Pandora!}

4. What are your favorite magazines or books to read by the pool or laying around?
I like to browse People, US Weekly, Real Simple, and Rolling Stone.
Or whatever the current book may be that I am reading at that time...

5. What is your favorite snack?
Again, so many to choose from! I have always been a sucker for Cheez-Its and white cheddar popcorn! If I have a sweet tooth, usually anything sour or involving caramel will do!

Keep an eye out for next week's questions:
1. Favorite breakfast food
2. Best way to spend a free day
3. Airline ticket to anywhere in the world….where would you go and why?
4. You can only leave the house with one thing…what is it?
5. How do you take your coffee?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bad Day, Good Life

Ever have one of those days?

You know the ones I'm talking about: the ones where everything seems to be working against you? The ones where you keep running in circles, only to get nothing accomplished? The ones where you end up laughing, because frankly, what other option is there?!

Well this has been my day today in a nutshell! 
Long story short: the power went out, because a tree fell down. I couldn't get out of my street, the kids were freaking out, and I lost my phone. My knee went out on me {I will explain this in a later post}, had to hobble around in the dark to find medicine, and I hadn't had any coffee yet. I didn't get to eat breakfast, finally was able to leave to run errands with a very cranky 16 month old, then came home to continue with the afternoon. Only for said 16 month old to spit up on the floor and smear it all over! All of this before 4:00pm!
 I still have about half of my day's been a CRAP day, but it's still a good life!

Sometimes it's all too much. Ya know?
As I sit here pondering what other nuggets of goodness this day has yet to throw at me, I am contemplating going to the store to purchase a bottle of wine!

I hope you are all having a good Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SO WHAT! Wednesday

I recently started following a new blog called Life After I "Dew".
She has a link up entitled SO WHAT! Wednesday. And I am totally linking up to this one!

My SO WHAT! goes out to failure!
SO WHAT! if failure thinks it has gotten the best of me! 
It hasn't, and I won't let it! 

I won't give up, I will keep on going. I will prove failure wrong, and show it what I can do and what I am all about! We all have our own goals and expectations. And if you are anything like me, your expectations of yourself are way too high, and you feel like failure too often.

Well I am going to let that all go. OK, so I am going to try my hardest to let that it all go!
And for those of us who have perhaps failed at something along the way, SO WHAT!
That is life, and that is how we learn. Everything that I feel was a failure, has taught me such important lessons, that it all ends up to be worth it. Don't you agree?

Failure is the perfect opportunity to start over! To learn from your mistakes. It is all part of the process, and it helps us get to where we need to go. 

Will you please join me in shouting out loud SO WHAT! to failure?!


Things that I will always love:

Coffee and a good book.

Bright red finger nails.

Fun socks and tattoos. 

Simplicity of black and white.

The colors, and beauty, of Nature. 

What things will you always love?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Behind The Lens Lately

Remember those photos I promised awhile back? 
You know, the ones that I said I was going to start snapping again?
Well here ya go! Here is a little bit of what my lens has been seeing lately:

Snow Daze

Until next time...