Lisa Leonard Designs

hello monday {link up}

January 9th | hello monday

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.

33 Responses

  1. Hello Lisa. Glad to hear David is feeling better! Beautiful photos :) My pink mixer and I are linking up today.

  2. Briana says:

    Oh my goodness, I love The Civil Wars! I fell in love with them, when they were featured at SXSW! So, hello new Civil Wars fan! Here’s what I said hello to today:

  3. Susan says:

    Hello Lisa,
    Beautiful photos. Hope you have a wonderful week! My link is

  4. Tamara says:

    ruby rose is a favorite! hello monday…and lunch with a good friend today! hello to all of you! :)

  5. Marie-Eve says:

    Good Morning Lisa &
    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Saying Hello to a new Look in my LookBook and a
    Sneek peek of my work in my Shop!
    {Coming Soon 2012! Fun,fun,fun!}
    Take a Look:
    God Bless

  6. Heather says:

    Beautiful pictures AND I’m going to see The Civil Wars next week!!!! I can’t wait. Have you listened to The Vespers? They’re amazing too.

  7. LOVE the pictures. And I dying over all the awesome vintage/thrift stores in your area.

  8. I love these posts you do :)

    You only cook two meals and have enough for the whole week! Sounds like awesomeness!

  9. I’ve never heard of that group-going to have to check them out. We’re in the deep freeze here but the sun is shining so everything seems better. :-)

  10. Katy says:

    I went there too on Saturday!! I love that place.

  11. LOVD says:

    How fantastic that David is responding well to the flo-max! Hope it continues to do the trick! I’m saying hello to my Gratitude Journal Monday today, with a little twist. Join me at:

  12. cindy says:

    Hello Lisa! Love this and love your blog! This is my first time linking up … so fUn!

  13. Amanda says:

    Gorgeous photos! Here’s what I’m saying hello to:

  14. Pam says:

    Love turkey meatloaf, yum! Great photos. Yay on a healthy check up, have a fun cooking.

  15. Gussy Sews says:

    i’m saying hello to —

    DOZENS of new products being sewn * sunshine * cozy slippers * a healthy, giant salad for lunch

    XO to you, lisa!

  16. Rachel says:

    I love the beautiful pics you posted! Just wanted to say if your dining room doesn’t need a chandelier, mine does! I have been on the hunt but am having a hard time finding any around where I live!

  17. kathy says:

    Hi Lisa! Happy New Year! I love your website, and I lLOVE my new Family Tree necklace. My girls bought it for me from your shop. I received it for Christmas, and have yet to take it off!

    I hope to see your shop one day, when I visit my daughter & her family….

  18. I’m saying hello to a quiet day of home school and cheddar potato soup. It’s cold and rainy here so on my blog I posted pictures of warmer, sunnier days.

  19. Brooke says:

    Loving those beautiful bright flowers! And so happy to hear David is feeling better!!!

  20. Claudine says:

    I’ve been a long-time reader, but the first time I’m linking up on hello monday!

    Saying hello to dustbunnies in need of cleaning up after Christmas and to the start of a great nesting list. Hello to all of you!

    My whole post is here:

  21. Andrea Case says:

    Yesterday at church, a friend was wearing one of your necklaces. She was surprised I knew who had made it. You’re business must be doing well here in MA. Congratulations.

  22. Sarah says:

    I love the “hello ideas waiting to be discovered” line.
    My Hello, Monday post:

  23. Kelli says:

    So glad your little cutie is all better!

    Hello, Monday. Hello to showing “Super 8″ to my film class. Hello to a little girl who doesn’t want to nap anymore (whaa!). Hello to making plans with close friends. Hello to my youngest’s first visit to the dentist. Hello to watching my 8th grade niece play basketball, and to my older daughter’s Daisy meeting (the one where it’s time to sell Girl Scout cookies!). Hello to some sledding in the Cascades this weekend!

  24. caro says:

    hello to your lovely pics!
    hello to eating healthy and moving my body – yay zumba!
    hello to cleaning my clutter and getting a fresh start
    hello to a commitment to working on my french – i am challenging myself to read a book this month and watch a few hours of french television per week
    hello to painting my bedroom a new colour for the new year
    hello to being happy with my life!

  25. Lorie says:

    Hello Lisa. You’re pictures are swoony. Glad your cutie is feeling better, and hope you had a good time away. I’m linking up to you today…

  26. Lea Culp says:

    What a neat post! You are soooooooooo creative and I do love these pictures. Happy week Lisa!

  27. Samantha Liz says:

    Hey Lisa! Love this store, every time you blog about it I wish I lived close by. One day I WILL make it in! :)

    Here’s my party filled post:

  28. Thanks so much for the music recommendation, I’m totally hooked!

  29. Jean says:

    Love that “flower” necklace! Where can I find something like that?

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