April 25, 2015


hello little one....

Recently I got to meet my adorable new niece, Talitha. What a dear little girl she is. On our past trip, my husband and I got to spend a few days with my sister's family. She has 3 adorable children and what fun it was.

The older two can talk a mile a minute making life very interesting and fun. Oh, the ideas that run through their heads! I will have more pictures coming but for today here are a few of the littlest one....

I'll show my eyes for a little bit 

this is making me tired

Needless to say I love being an aunt though I wish the little people didn't live quite so far away from me. :)

April 17, 2015

coffee date {April}

Why don't you pull up a chair, grab a hot drink and take a minute while I share a few thoughts....

Sugar or Cream? I'll take mine black, thank you.
French Pressed or Drip? or maybe you're in the mood for iced?
Or maybe you don't like coffee? Excuse me, I have plenty of tea around too.

If we were having coffee....

- I would tell you what a wonderful trip to several Eastern states, I enjoyed with my husband.

- Seeing my new niece and spending time with my nieces and nephews (#picture alert!) is a treat.

- That this spring weather is making me garden crazy.

- Runs in warm weather are just awesome.

- That I love the fact that my man and me try to find local coffee shops when we travel. We have seen several really cool ones in the last few weeks.

- That a vinegar and oil store can cause you to want to spend a ton of money.

- Road tripping as a married couple just rocks.

- Long talks with friends about hard things are gifts.

- That I have officially fallen in love with NYC. Yes, it's full of people and shops and languages and dirt and beauty. And it's a culture all of it's own.

- That growing into an adult means some really hard decisions and missing things you sure wish you wouldn't have too

- God is teaching me a lot about trust as we make a big step in the direction of our lives

- I adore French pressed coffee!

- I got some things together so I can make pillows for some different places around the house. (long overdue project)

have a lovely weekend friends!

April 12, 2015

a {Sunday} quote

"Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it's understanding the necessity of both; it's engaging. It's being all in.

When we spend our lives waiting until we're perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimate sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make."
- Brene Brown

April 3, 2015

currently {4.15}

wearing - spring clothes...pulling out the short sleeves, flip flops, etc. The warmer weather is delightful!

sipping - coffee - hot and iced coffee (of course!) I was happy to find some cheap new syrups for summer flavors at Home Goods last week. I don't really like mine sweetened but it's fun once in awhile and to share with company

wishlisting - where to start? home decor, several new books, spring clothes, an ice cream maker and a whole lot more (maybe cause my birthday is next week? not to hint or anything)

writing - lists as in packing lists and to do lists before we leave for 2 weeks (a road trip with my man, yes!)

exploring - new areas and the East. With spring coming on, I'm getting to know more areas of my current community. There's lots of lovely places to hike, picnic and play. And with a trip planned to the East, I'm excited to add several new places to my list of visited cities.

What are you exploring lately?