Kenson is loving him some goldfish crackers. And since I am raising him right, he will always share with you! *smile* Have a great (long) weekend friends.

Baby Girl


Leila, baby girl today you are four. Ready to take on the world and pretty much know all the answers to everything (at least that is the impression you give me when you are telling me how it is!). You are super goofy, super bossy (I have NO IDEA where you got that trait from *smile*), have an amazing laugh, and make me count my lucky stars that I get to be your momma everyday. I love you more today than yesterday but not as much as tomorrow.

Happy Birthday Baby girl I hope 4 is all you want it to be!

(on a side note two seconds before I took this picture giggles and smiles, the camera came out and this... the curse of the non-smiling child has come around these parts! Lucky for me Kenson hasnt hit that point yet so I will have at least ONE smiling child)

Geeking out!


I have a craft show coming up in the beginning of June down in Chicago. I am super excited and I am looking to put my collage work on different items. I am super geeked about these coming in. Pocket mirrors!!! If they do well I will take requests for my other collages to be turned into mirrors as well. If you were to get one of these, would you want a bag/pouch to carry them in?

More exciting stuff to come!

Thought for the day


Is it weird my goal is to drink MORE coffee?? Cream Sugar and Coffee, nothing better to me lately!!

Build some courage!

I get these amazing emails from Christine Kane. If you havent heard of her, she is the reason I chose to pick one word for the year and to live by it. She is a songwriter and life coach. I get emails from her weekly and this last one really struck a cord and I thought I would share. I think I may have to make this into a checklist and update you all as I start checking them off! 52 Ways to build courage:

Here are 52 ways - little and big - to build your courage. Some of them seem completely foolish. But they’re not. They’re just uncomfortable. And that’s the whole point! Success in life is directly related to how uncomfortable you’re willing get. Now, get uncomfortable and go be courageous!


1 - Paint your nails green. (Guys get extra credit for this one!)

2 - Begin to live your life as an “experiment.”

3 - If you’re always spontaneous, plan something in advance and stick with it. If you’re a meticulous planner, do something spontaneous.

4 - Quit your job.

5 - Start a blog.

6 - Take a drawing class.

7 - Learn a new language.

8 - Begin yoga.

9 - Do something tourist-y in your own town.

10 - Get up in the morning after having a bad day yesterday. Encourage yourself to begin again.

11 - Give money away.

12 - Look into people’s eyes when you’re in public - on the street, buying groceries, etc.

13 - Hire someone to do a regular task you can’t stand doing. (i.e., mowing the lawn.)

14 - Play music more. Watch TV less.

15 - Get rid of everything in your home that’s not an Absolute Yes.

16 - Put on a goofy smile and look at other drivers when you stop at lights.

17 - Go vegan.

18 - If you never host parties or dinners - invite friends over for dinner.

19 - Teach a workshop.

20 - Start a mastermind group.

21 - Be bad at something. Do it anyway.

22 - Make requests. Don’t complain.

23 - Join a writer’s group.

24 - Hire a life coach.

25 - In social situations, allow people to talk with you instead of running around the room “networking.”

26 - Worry less. Act more.

27 - Enter a writing contest.

28 - Start your own business.

29 - Ask someone out on a date.

30 - Make a business card for yourself.

31 - Eat at an ethnic restaurant you’ve never considered.

32 - Respond. Don’t react.

33 - Get some music from another culture. Sit down and really listen.

34 - Listen more. Talk less. Especially to your kids.

35 - Take a swing dance class.

36 - Hire a physical trainer.

37 - Start a book club.

38 - Test-drive a luxury car.

39 - End a relationship that drains you or hurts you.

40 - Pray.

41 - Quit smoking.

42 - Take different routes to work each day.

43 - Drive around and get lost on purpose.

44 - Wake up at 5am and write.

45 - Assumptions are the enemy of success. Question them often.

46 - Excuses are the enemy of action. Stop making them.

47 - Admit when you are wrong.

48 - Write a fan letter to someone who’s not famous - a teacher, a grocery store clerk - anyone who delights you or touches you.

49 - Pick one incomplete in your life. (A cluttered garage, for instance.) Tackle it for 15 minutes a day.

50 - Do an open-mic night.

51 - Pay the toll of the person behind you.

52 - Run for President.

Performer, songwriter, and creativity consultant Christine Kane publishes her 'LiveCreative' weekly ezine with more than 11,000 subscribers. If you want to be the artist of your life and create authentic and lasting success, you can sign up for a FRE*E subscription to LiveCreative at



I recently entered a giveaway. It was one of those that you had to actually write responses, and think about what to say to win. I love those. She had a great question: Do you think you are awesome? Why or why not. (I wont award this to someone who DOESNT think they are awesome)

And it got me thinking and I felt like sharing.

Reasons I am awesome:

I gave birth to two AMAZING kids who by all standards are normal, healthy, and pretty dang cute.

I create great messes and I am amazing at being able to ignore them for days (see the above picture) (My husband btw doesnt think this is such an awesome thing)

I make an awesome spinach quiche

I love to sing, and I dont care it is off key

I care about the planet

I love to hear other people's stories

I can curl my tongue (thanks genetics!)

give me a good book and a glass of lemonade and I am set for hours

I cry at the drop of the hat

I wear my heart on my sleeve

No matter how many times I get knocked down and I always get back up dust myself off and keep smiling.

So.... There you have it, what makes me awesome. What about you? What makes you awesome I would love to hear about it!!


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