hello monday {link up}

hello monday By January 9, 2012 33 Comments

i thought i would share some lovely images this morning. most of these were taken at my favorite local vintage shop–ruby rose.
Hello sleeping all night with a serious cuddle bug. When we are out of town, Steve and I spilt up and each take a kiddo in the hotel room. Matthias and I were snuggle buddies–that kid is like velcro!

Hello waking up to an incredible LA sunrise. The sky was bright orange. I wish I could have slept a bit longer–but if you have to wake up at 6am, you might as well get a gorgeous sunrise!Hello heading over to UCLA for a pulmonology appointment. David is on a new inhaler {flo-max} and he seems to be doing well.

Hello David being healthy! After being sick for almost 8 weeks straight, has been so happy and engaged. It makes my heart full.Hello eating healthy. We really splurged around the holidays and enjoyed all the yummy food. Last week we ate lots of fresh fruits, veggies, lean meats and cheeses and scrambled eggs.  Does bacon count as a lean meat? I think so…

Hello menu planned for this week. I am planning to make meatloaf with ground turkey and a veggie lasagna {it uses zucchini instead of pasta}. And we’ll have enough for leftovers–so I’ll only cook twice.Hello clearing out–our closets, drawers and toy baskets. I’m making things more organized and giving myself more headspace. It feels great.

Hello 7 bags to take to the salvation army. What?!Hello music. Have you heard The Civil Wars? Oh my word. They’re magical. Also The Head and The Heart. My sister just got it for me. Love.

And Hello to David’s sweet piano tunes. Well, sometimes they are sweet and sometimes they are really LOUD and crazy. And sometimes he gets stuck on one note over and over and over.Hello crystal chandelier. We don’t have a chandelier above our dining room table and I kinda think we need one, don’t you?

Hello clean house. I am working on dealing with lots of paperwork and junk and having a place for everything. I am so motivated.Hello friends. Hello new week. Hello ideas waiting to be discovered.

What are you saying hello to this week? Link up in the comments or let us know in the comments section.


flashlight art as a new beginning for all {new year designs}

hello monday By January 2, 2012 25 Comments

To ring in the new year, we set my camera on a tripod and used a flashlight to create some art. i set the shutter speed slow so we could move the flashlight around to create various shapes and designs. the kids had a blast {and the adults did too!}
hello creating art with light

hello celebrating new year’s at 9:30pm, and then heading to bed

hello cousins and aunties and grandma and friends–so fun!hello 2012–what?!

hello fresh start and new beginning

hello making goals and dreaming of what this year might holdhello house that needs some TLC after having family visit

hello taking down Christmas decorations–and making things clean and open again

hello back to school tomorrowhello praying we can stay healthy for a while {david has been sick for the last 2 months}

hello south beach–we have been eating waaay to many sweets. it’s time to get healthy again

hello laundry. i think i have 10 loads waiting for mehello first Monday of 2012. It’s a new week and a new year! Let’s get going!

What are you saying hello to  today? Leave a comment or link up in the comments section. Happy New Year!


hello merry {link up}

adventures, family, hello monday By December 26, 2011 16 Comments

 We’ve had such a relaxing time with family in Omaha. We’ve done a good amount of lying around, watching movies, playing video games and eating delicious food. We also made it out to the Omaha zoo–which was fabulous!

hello trees ready to bud {you’re going to have to wait a few months}

hello brothers checking out the turtles

hello family and cousins that are getting so old {the oldest even babysits!}

hello sunny skies and no snow in the forecast. but we did find a snowy patch of ground and had fun!

hello shadows holding hands

hello lazy leopard. we’ve been lazy just like you.

hello christmas morning with lots of gifts and a wrapping paper explosion

hello monday! i’ve completely lost track of time since we are away–but i’m pretty sure it’s the beginning of a new week! and almost the beginning of a new year.

what are you saying hello to today? link up in the comments section and let us know!


hello monday {link up!}

hello monday By December 19, 2011 16 Comments

Hello time with cousins!

Hello early Christmas celebration and getting to open gifts

Hello Universal Studios and playing all day

Hello Spongebob who sneaked up behind Matthias and surprised him. So funny!

Hello being back home and our big push to get the last orders in the mail

Hello winter break and lazy mornings {for the kiddos}

Hello laundry and tidying the house before we leave for Omaha {can’t wait!!}

Hello more gifts to wrap

Hello packing lots of warm clothes

Hello Monday! It’s Christmas week–and we are so excited!

What are you saying hello to on this brand new December morning? Link up in the comments section and let us know!


hello monday

hello monday By December 5, 2011 18 Comments

i thought it would be fun to share some of our christmas decorations around the house today!
hello DIY doormat! {you can find this project here}

hello Christmas music playing in all the stores

hello living room without a christmas tree {we need to get on that!}

hello nativity scene –up high enough so david can’t reach it

hello putting lots of things up where david can’t reach them

hello trying to think of creative ways to keep him entertainedhello glowing candles {you can find this project here}

hello twinkly lights {i love white ones}

hello driving around to see how people have decorated for the holidays

hello gorgeous velvet pumpkins from lovefeast table. {you can find them here and they’re on sale!}

hello pulmonology appointment for david in LA

hello to being healthy–we’re on the mend at our house!hello advent calendar {a gift from grandma!}

hello counting down to the big day-hello planning and shopping and working to get ready

hello monday! it’s going to be a fabulous week.

what are you saying hello to today? leave a comment and let us know–or link up in the comments! happy monday!


hello monday {link-up}

hello monday By November 28, 2011 37 Comments

we had a wonderful thanksgiving in southern california with family–and we came home with colds and a flu bug, bummer!

i thought i would share some pics from our day at grandma and grandpa’s house.

hello sniffles and vitamin c

hello pajamas and watching movies all. day. long.

hello soup, crackers and apple juice

hello laundry waiting to be done

hello fresh vegetables and lean meats–i’m ready to make healthy choices {i hope!}

hello decorating the house for christmas {yay!}

hello getting some shopping done and sneaking gifts into closets

hello december–thursday is the first. that’s insane!

hello busy busy in the workshop!

hello monday–it’s time to kick this cold and get going!

what are you saying hello to this week–leave a comment or link-up!


hello monday {link up}

hello monday By November 21, 2011 33 Comments

the fall in love workshop {last week} took place at the sweetest farmhouse in san luis obispo. i took a few shots around the house so you could see too!

hello scones, grapes and homemade banana bread

hello getting inspired and taking lots and lots of notes

hello new friendships all the way from sweden

hello sunshine and cool fall breezes

hello warm coffee in my cup

hello energy and ideas and lots to do

hello kitchen chair by a bright window

hello short week

hello seeing family and relaxing

hello clean dishes

hello laundry to be washed and folded

hello bags to pack

hello trying to eat fresh and healthy {it’s so hard this time of year!}

hello sweet potatoes, turkey and cranberry sauce

hello laughing and being silly

hello heart that is fully aware of how blessed we are

hello reflecting and taking time to express gratitude

hello monday–it’s thanksgiving week!

what are you saying hello to this week? leave a comment or better yet, link up in the comments section!


hello monday {link up}

hello monday By November 14, 2011 27 Comments

hello rainy days

hello cozy fireplace and blankets

hello hot cocoa and whip cream

hello new book to read

hello diy projects for christmas {can’t wait to share!}

hello starting to decorate for christmas–just a tiny bit

hello fall in love workshop this week

hello getting inspired and meeting new people

hello styling for photo shoots–it’s going to be beautiful!

hello getting excited about thanksgiving–next week? crazy!

hello starting off the week with groceries in the fridge, a menu planned and an empty dishwasher–love.

hello monday, this is going to be a crazy week. ready, set, go!

what are you saying hello to today? leave us a comment and share or link up in the comments section.


hello monday {link-up}

hello monday By November 7, 2011 31 Comments

hello new week, good-bye crazy weekend

hello wellness, good-bye flu {david and i were both hit hard and he ended up in the ER for dehydration}

hello laundry and disinfecting all surfaces

hello laying in bed all weekend {which would be so wonderful if i hadn’t felt to awful}

hello short school week-the boys are out thursday and friday

hello planning something fun with a couple days off

hello lovely fall weather–rainy and chilly!

hello pumpkin spice candles

hello turkey and sweet potatoes–i love thanksgiving food

hello gorgeous sunset with storm clouds rolling in

hello feeling refreshed after some sister time

hello monday! since i didn’t get anything done this weekend–it’s going to be a busy week!

what are you saying hello to this week? leave a comment or link up your own hello monday blog post!


hello monday {link-up}

hello monday By October 31, 2011 49 Comments

hello editing pics from the weekend

hello fun memories of bookstore browsing and puss in boots

hello finding lots and lots of books we wanted {but didn’t buy}

hello chasing david around and watching him do new things every day

hello climbing stairs, standing on tables, and opening doors

hello adjusting our home to a very active david

hello chilly nights {and warm days}

hello feeling like christmas is right around the corner–and the workshop is busy already!

hello halloween! we’re ready to eat lots of candy!

hello new red hair–this is the first time i’ve colored my hair {besides highlights} and i hardly recognize myself!

hello dentist appointments, family photo shoot and sister time–it’s a full week

hello monday! full speed ahead!

what are you saying hello to at the beginning of this brand new week? leave a comment or better yet, link up your blog in the comments section.