***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Lily Jade sent me a new bag and wow–I love it! It’s got pockets and more pockets and it’s roomy! It’s technically a diaper bag {it even comes with a matching changing pad!} but can be used for camera equipment and everyday things I’ve got a lot of stuff to carry so need a big, sturdy bag. How about some hellos?

Hello red! I thought a bright color would be FUN!

Hello pockets. What’s not to love?

Hello contents of my bag, excluding gum wrappers, toy cars, and my computer {which I also can fit in the bag!}

Hello prepping to go to UCLA this week. David is having a gastric emptying study and seeing the craniofacial team. These are big, important appointments and we would love your thoughts and prayers!

Hello planning the dinner menu for the week, which includes veggie lasagna, stuffed sweet potatoes and tri-tip with roasted cauliflower.

Hello car that needs a tune up and no time to get it to the shop!

Hello busy busy in the workshop filling mother’s day orders. Have you picked out something for your mom yet? It’s not too late! Check out these gorgeous pieces! Last week’s best sellers included this necklace and this ring.

Hello FREE charm on the wildflowers necklace. Two tags for the price of one. Buy today!

Hello practicing piano and drawing star wars characters. That’s what Matthias is busy doing!

Hello eating pudding, taking walks and playing keyboard, that’s what David is busy doing!

Hello grandma visiting this weekend {and friends and cousins!} It will be a full house and we can’t wait!

Hello thrifting and searching for hidden treasures!

Hello date night. We’ve been trying to squeeze in one every week and it’s been wonderful for us. We need to connect!

Hello brand new, beautiful week. There is joy waiting to be found. Are you ready?

What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link up your own hello monday post there!