Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I am thankful for so many positive people in my life! My friends and family I could not do it with out you! You all are so amazing and I truly appreciate each and everyone of you!
Once you understand the feeling of gratitude and allow it to sink deeply within you, you will start feeling grateful for everything. And the more grateful you are, the less complaining, grumbling. - Osho

some photos to enjoy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


For some reason this post never got uploaded. I  have not been one for taking headshots.. well I guess I never really tried.  I tried... here are some of my shots . I think I may want to do some senior photos this year..

back again to say hello

I am not sure why, but I am having a hard time keeping up with blogging.... I need to find a balance with my screen time, which seems to be mainly fb or pinterest... and let me tell you pinterest I just cant seem to get enough of lately.  With the boys starting school next week, Im looking for lunch boxes, lunch ideas, reading, seasonal celebration ideas, crafts, you name it im looking and pinning!
Now, back to the starting of school.. I can not believe that Nico is going to be starting kinder!!!  My baby is leaving the nest! And I feel so lucky that he is flying into another mother birds nest! The boys school is called Sparrow. Nico's class is called Fairy Wren Forest.  Luca's class is called Sandpiper Shores. Both of which are lovely! I have stepped down as Luca's room mom this year and will be taking on the room mom roll in Nico's class! im so excited for he and Luca!  Luca is going in 2nd grade and he is looking forward to it. 2nd is a grade in which the child gets a sense of himself. Still in the child like ways, but becoming more aware of his own doings and such.  2nd was my favorite grade in elementary school.  At their school  from 1st to 3rd they will have the same teacher then 3rd to 6th the same teacher. Pretty amazing for a public (waldorf-inspired) charter school.
Im so proud of both of them!
As for daycare, we have all girls now.. this is quite the change from having all boys for SO long! We have three little girls who are just delicious. Grace and Abbey are the oldest (15 months) and our newest little member Madelyn who is just  6 months. The olders are very excited for the new baby!
Keep checking in for pictures! Ill have some up soon!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

I would like to thank my mom for always being there! Know that I love you. I feel blessed to be a mom and to be able to be there for my own children! It is such an amazing experience!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Mindfulness... have you ever wondered in your day to day life if you are being mindful? I mean truly mindful of other people, your actions,  your thoughts, etc.
Well, I have and sometimes it is hard, you know you get caught up in something going on and then you look back and perhaps say " well I could have been more mindful"
I think we all should be more mindful on a daily basis... so I challenge you to a 7 day mindfulness journey. At least once a day reflect on something positive or negative and see if you handled a situation mindfully or if not how could should you have handled it mindfully.  Or perhaps in your yoga practice you need more mindful mediation, whatever it may be I would love to hear.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patricks Day!

today has been super rainy and cold outside, the kind of day that you just want to curl up on the sofa with a book eat soup and drink tea. Lucky for us a friend had extra cabbage ( 3 heads to be exact) which meant soup on this cold day.
Now I did not use all three head of course, only half of one... and let me tell you this soup is so YUMMY! I love 101 cookbooks and they had a recipe for a Rustic Cabbage Soup.  I promise you are going to love it !

Rustic Cabbage Soup:
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
a big pinch of salt
1/2 pound potatoes, skin on, cut 1/4-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
5 cups veggie stock
1 1/2 cups white beans, precooked or canned (drained & rinsed well)
1/2 medium cabbage, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch ribbons
more good-quality extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (optional, this part was not for me, I kept mine vegan)
Warm the olive oil in a large thick-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the salt and potatoes. Cover and cook until they are a bit tender and starting to brown a bit, about 5 minutes - it's o.k. to uncover to stir a couple times. Stir in the garlic and onion and cook for another minute or two. Add the stock and the beans and bring the pot to a simmer. Stir in the cabbage and cook for a couple more minutes, until the cabbage softens up a bit. Now adjust the seasoning - getting the seasoning right is important or your soup will taste flat and uninteresting. Taste and add more salt if needed, the amount of salt you will need to add will depend on how salty your stock is (varying widely between brands, homemade, etc)...
Serves 4.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ok, Im back and ready for SPRING

I have had so much fun trying out some new photo ideas with the babies. They are all so amazing and sweet! Here is a view of my latest work! Whats in your basket?