simple happiness everyday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

my heart is happy.

there were no tears from this little girl this morning as she crossed the street and got onto the school bus.  after she found a seat, her little face peered through the window and as the bus drove slowly away she waved goodbye with a slight smile.

it made my heart happy.  it was a true moment of my little one's growing independence that i never want to forget.

Friday, August 10, 2012

happy friday + the weekend.

i am happy it's friday! are you?  it has been a busy first full of week of school and i am happy we are finally at the end of the week. my sweet little sia is still adjusting to a full day of kindergarten and i know she will be happy that she doesn't have to go tomorrow. and, i will be happy to see her sweet smiling face in the morning instead of tears as she gets on the school bus.

i am looking forward to making pizza tonight and we have no true weekend plans besides savoring some family time together.  whatever your plans i hope you have a happy friday and great weekend too!!

making these sweets this weekend

hmmm... interesting article

sweet vintage schoolhouse party, perfect for back to school {image above & below}

giant photograph diy

very cool metallic nails

and, loving this bleached shirt technique

have a happy weekend! 

 {images via, hwtm}

Friday, August 3, 2012

i'm a lucky girl.

i am such a lucky girl to have the most amazing husband. truly i am.  exactly ten years ago today i married a man who is much more than i ever dreamed of. 

happy 10th anniversary to my compassionate, loving, kind and sweet husband!!

i am so in love with you!! and... thank you for making me one lucky girl!! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

change is okay.

today is a better day. i have never really been good at saying goodbye or with any type of change. however, i am accepting that change is okay. change can be good. and, that the unsettling feeling of letting go and saying goodbye will ease with each day. i know it will.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

back to school.


this morning slade, elle and sia were all up very early getting ready to go off to school for their first day. i loved their excitement for another school year, as they were all beaming with bright smiles. especially sia, who is riding the school bus this year and going to kindergarten at the elementary school.

i truly tried to hold it all together. i tried to smile as much as i could. i tried not to be nervous. yet seeing all of my children leave me this morning, getting on a school bus (with no seat belts) and leaving home for an entire day was not easy. i know they will all do great and they will have a fantastic day. school is wonderful place to be. but truthfully and honestly, i am sad. they are all growing up so quickly and right before my eyes.

during the past few weeks, so many people have asked me, "what are you going to do now that all of your children are in school?" i do know what i am going to do- i will continue being a mom. the mom i always dreamed about as a little girl. the mom who loves her husband and children immensely. the mom who loves being at home taking care of her family. the mom who loves to bake and cook. the mom who doesn't mind cleaning and laundry and actually enjoys organizing drawers and closets. the mom who has a passion for creativity. the mom who enjoys volunteering at school. this is what i've always dreamed about- being a wife and a mother.  this is what i will continue to do, even now that all of my children are in school all day. perhaps, i will be a little more organized and have a few more quiet moments alone, but truly what i am going to do is not going to change.

and so, although i am a little sad today, i was very happy to see all of their smiles and excitement as they started back to school this morning. i truly do look forward to seeing my children grow and flourish and learn throughout yet another year.  happy first day back to school!!