Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Inspiration in the (play) kitchen

A dear friend a fellow Mommy, recently told me she was on the hunt for a play wooden kitchen for her amazing daughter. So then I got the kitchen bug, I started daydreaming about our daughter finding one from Santa this year....

But seriously, nothing out there was talking to me.....

Until I found these inspiring Mommas repurpose something to make "the" kitchen. Amazing skills. Can I do this?! Can I get this done?!

Thrift store makeover

DIY play kitchen

Modern IKEA playtime

Nightstand turns play kitchen

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Today as I looked (again) at my dry, colored hair...gray coming in ... I thought about NOT coloring my hair. I've been changing my hair color since I was 14. Only when I was 31 did I realize my hair was a color I was striving for - for years, left it alone and then saw too much gray...and colored it again.

Now I'm 40 and well, the gray is there in full effect.

It's wire'y. It's dry. I pay too much $$ to make it young, fresh looking and wonder, hmm, would a box of color in my own bathroom do the same thing? Probably yes. Color over the gray. It being still dull. still dry....Yep.

But then I wonder, maybe I should leave it alone. Maybe it would be happier left alone like when I was 31....Maybe I'd be happier with it too..

So maybe I will go gray at 40?

"Just Breathe" 2009 Pearl Jam

Sometimes a song just HITS me. It hits me face on and says "listen". This song from 2009, just came to me again after a few years and I was reminded how much it meant to me. Listen to the lyrics if you can...


Yes, I understand that every life must end, uh-huh

As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, uh-huh

Oh I'm a lucky man, to count on both hands the ones I love

Some folks just have one, yeah, others, they've got none

Stay with me...

Let's just breathe...

Practiced all my sins, never gonna let me win, uh-huh

Under everything, just another human being, uh-huh

I don't wanna hurt, there's so much in this world to make me bleed

Stay with me

You're all I see...

Did I say that I need you?

Did I say that I want you?

Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see

No one knows this more than me

As I come clean...

I wonder everyday, as I look upon your face, uh-huh

Everything you gave

And nothing you would save, oh no

Nothing you would take

Everything you gave...

Did I say that I need you?

Oh, did I say that I want you?

Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see

No one knows this more than me

And I come clean, ah...

Nothing you would take

Everything you gave

Hold me til I die

Meet you on the other side...

Friday, October 14, 2011


Something happened this week that made me doubt me as a parent and doubt our daughter and her progress - then, I realized that all that was crazy talk. Go with your gut. Be the best you can be...And don't let others make you think twice about the things you do as a parent and know in your heart are genuine and pure. Here's to us, all the wonderful parents and fantastic children out there.