Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Just breathe...

Was at yoga tonight and the teacher confessed that she had a mini-meltdown during the day today and while she was crying to her mother, her mother's sage advice was, "You need to just breathe..."

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Zero Waste?

Mannnn...that would be amazing. I dream about being like Bea or Lauren. They live Zero Waste lives and I think that is just so awesome.

Of course, I just learned of Lauren and her blog, Trash is for Tossers via Thoughtfully Magazine. When I came across her article, well, my heart sort of burst with envy that someone could be so disciplined - as I sit here at my cluttered desk in my cluttered office/crafting space.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oh! Can I come?

Those four little words...sometimes, they are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

Sometimes, I just want a break from this child...why?

Because when we get to the car dealership, she is asking when we can leave...

When we get to the fabric store, she is asking me to buy her some frivolous nothing that she doesn't need and then goes on and on asking why not...

When we get to the vet's office she is asking when is the vet going to see us. How much longer...

Sometimes, I'd just like some peace and quiet in my life.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Being Able to Let Go...

Wow, it's been a hot minute since I've posted. Life...just sort of got in the way. Sure, there were things that I wanted to post about, thought about posting about, but then just got sidetracked.

What is striking me lately is that as a parent, we really need to have the ability to just Let Go. I am talking about being able to pry yourself away from keeping and "packratting" away Every. Single. Artwork. That your kid draws.

Monday, July 27, 2015

P.S. I Made This

Umm, that might be the most GENIUS name for a DIY blog ever! PS I Made This.  I am actually not often on this blog, but I find myself saying this All. The. Time. Of course, because it really is thrilling to have made something.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

No Bake Apricot Bars

Man, I sure wish I had a picture of these delicious Apricot Bars for you...no worries, the recipe is found here at Cookies and Kate. These are delicious and so easy to make.

I actually put two recipes together and made a no bake apricot bar with shredded coconut crust. Coconut crust recipe here from Chocolate Covered Katie. (must be something about those Katies...)

I made these bars for my classmates and they LOVED it! I mean, compliments were flowing. I highly recommend making these bars. Great for snacking! Next time I make, I'll be sure to take a photo and update this post.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Toothpaste!...And then some

It was my intention to post on some toothpaste brands that I am currently fond of...until I found the ingredient list to the most recent one that I bought - Auromere, and found that it contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)!  Ummm...according to Dr. Mercola: