It's been a bit of bummer of a mid-winter break over here. Lots of sickies in the house so we have been getting the wiggles out during the breaks in the rain to splash in puddles, Simon is working on breaking his pogo stick record and of course Zeb takes every chance he can get to wear his big brothers old boots that are way to big for him! He actually prefers to wear Josie's pink boots but she isn't to keen on letting him so he sneaks it in :)…we are definitely dreaming of spring around here too and for the most part really thankful for all the goodness around us even when it's a long week. Looking forward to the weekend and getting back into our routine though. Hope you have a blessed one friends!! xo
Daddy made us raspberry waffles and bacon for breakfast after a wake up from my Simon who gave me a huge hug and kiss and then whispered something about how the table was decorated for valentines day and it looked "awesome"…we surprised the kids with the soundtrack from Frozen because they have been listening to it constantly on YouTube and it was a huge hit! After the older boys headed to school Josie and I spent a good thirty minutes singing the songs at the top of our lungs and dancing around the house and although I don't think she saw the tears of joy streaming down my face it was such a fun memory with my little girl enjoying the magic of the Disney princesses together. Tonight we plan to eat heart shaped pizza and chocolate cupcakes and cupids kiss mocktails too. Hope you are having a wonderful valentines day friends! xoxo
I am always craving something sweet come friday afternoon and today Josie was too. This girl loves her chocolate even the deep dark good stuff, that's my girl! Today we melted a hunk of the huge 72% bar I got last week at Trader Joe's in the microwave with about a tablespoon of coconut oil to make it glossy. We thought it would be fun to pour some in our silicone heart mold and press in some sprouted almonds and dried cranberries. They turned out super cute and delicious after setting up in the freezer for a few, the perfect treat to get the weekend started off right! Do you have anything fun planned? Whatever it is I hope it's super sweet, happy friday!
I finally got a chance to photograph a little how-to for the loopy fork pom poms I made last week. They are super easy and quick and all you need is yarn, a fork (I used a larger silver serving fork) and scissors. It takes about three minutes to make one once you get the hang of it and are such a fun alternative to traditional pom poms, enjoy!!
Start by cutting about a six inch piece of yarn and laying it in the center prongs, this is the piece you will use to tie it all together so just hold it down with your hand the best you can while weaving back and forth with the skein of yarn until the entire fork is covered. Once you get to the top of the fork trim the yarn from the skein and then carefully pull that first short piece up and around and loosely tie it together before slowly sliding the pom pom off of the fork. Finish by tightly tying the pom pom with a few more knots and then trim the loose longer pieces and you're done! Easy and fun…hope your week is off to a great start! xo
I've been fasting from social media after my last post showed me how distracting and discouraging it is for me sometimes. It's not been easy though and I have definitely not been perfect but planning to do a good social media free weekend. I've had my real camera out instead, I love how differently I see things when I have my camera out…it elevates a simple walk or a glass of homemade juice into an experience in the present. Hope you all have a great weekend I will be back Monday to share how to make the loopy fork pom pom's for those interested! xo