hello monday {link-up}

These pics are taken at a new cafe downtown called urbane cafe. It’s on Higuera and Morro and it’s my new fave.  I think about it all the time. I’m addicted the the cilantro chicken salad with chipotle dressing. Yum.hello to making the weekend last a little longer

hello lazy morning and cartoonshello to my 8 year old son {good-bye wonderful birthday weekend!}

hello wondering where the time has gone? {i have an 8 and a 9 year old?!}

hello feeling like i enjoy my boys more and more as they get biggerhello avocado, cilantro and lime–such a delicious snack

hello cutting back on artificial sugar and diet soda–and i haven’t missed it much

hello planning for Blissdom. are you going?

hello looking forward to girl time {i need some!}

hello meeting new friendshello washing sheets and towels today {and putting away loads of clean laundry}

hello continuing to organize and menu plan–i’m still keeping up with my new year’s resolution

hello big BIG announcement we are making later this week

hello hardly being able to hold in my excitement!hello ideas to freshen up our home {a little paint and a few throw pillows}

hello loving color–maybe a lime green coffee table?hello family picture that captures our crazy fam–Matthias is grumpy, David won’t sit still.

hello monday! it’s starting off slow and it’s time to GO!

what does your week hold? let us know or link up in the comments section and let us know.


  1. Hi Lisa. Love your blog and website. First time posting but I’ve been a fan of yours for about a year now. I see you are posting info about BLISS. It sounds beautiful. Have you been before? I’m a photographer/designer and I’ve had a blog for a while but I’ve never really committed and that’s my goal this year. Finding my voice and really diving into my blog. Also want to attend and learn more through workshops. Wondering if BLISS would be a good workshop for me. Thanks for any info you can offer.

    1. Hi Candice! I think Blissdom is a great place to start–get inspired and connect with other bloggers. I would definitely recommend!

  2. Hello to feeling our baby girl move for the first time last night!

    Hello to a fun, family weekend coming up!

    Hello to new craft projects!

    Hello to you!

  3. Hello Monday! Hello to more crazy, beautiful snow! Hello to my step-mom and brothers and their families coming over tonight to celebrate my dad’s memory – he would’ve been 70 today! Hello to meetings and book club this week, and hello to going to a “Recess Monkeys” concert with the kiddos this weekend!

  4. Hello to great Monday! first plans was just stay home on my day off. Nope day was beautiful earlier. Went to the gym for 2 miles walking on the treadmill.

    Ended did some errands at Meijer, Dick’s sporting goods and Target. Home with some great sales I have got.

    bathed, laundry on roll. made dinner. swept kitchen floor.
    waiting for guys be home.

    Supposed be ugly weather with freezing rain.. where is it?
    Great Monday. back to work this week to face w may be messy weather.. wanna Spring to be here already!!

    love your snapshots!! Family pix too!!
    Great Birthday, Matty!

  5. Saying hello to another Monday with the kids home from school again! Hoping to get out on this cloudy day to maybe see a movie with them.

    I agree, this is a fun age for kids (mine are 7 and almost 10). I miss sweet baby cheeks, but there are so many new things to do together as a family, too. My post today is actually about a great book that talks about how fast time flies as a mother.

  6. …such wonderful images and delightful sentiments…beautiful family picture…real!
    looking forward to hearing you newest news!
    we have snow here…..!

  7. Love the grumpy Matthias! You know, I didn’t have a very hard time cutting back on the Diet Coke, either – and even now I’ve completely given it up except for the occasional soda when I’m out at a restaurant. I do crave one at times, I admit! Good for you for being strong!

  8. I am saying hello to grey skies outside today and loads of housework. But, I am going to squeeze in some reading time with my feet up and eat lunch with my boys (16 & 13). I know it’s crazy how you blink and they aren’t little anymore. And also not as compliant when it comes to family pics…I like to think of that as them developing their own sense of self….change is hard, tho

  9. Ooooh, Urban Cafe looks awesome, like the Zoup! we have here. Happy birthday to your boy! Yes, I feel the same way. I am enjoying my son more and more as he gets older and I love it. Maybe it’s because I don’t know how full my happiness meter could be when I think it’s maxed out today. But, then, sometime in the future, we hit another high! Happy Day off from school!

    Gratitude Journal Monday…


    1. well i’m not sure i’ve completely said good-bye to diet coke. i’ve just cut back significantly. sometimes i neeed a soda 😉

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