a gratitude list for right now.

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often times when one of my children says the prayer around the dinner table or at bedtime, i am reminded how much i take for granted around me. there are times where one of them will go on and on sharing their gratitude list which includes anything and everything from thanking our heavenly father for the moon and the stars to thanking Him for the firefighters and the ocean water....

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NYC CHRISTMAS GUIDE!

CHRISTMAS IN NYC!

well, it’s happening! we’ve made it to the monday before thanksgiving which means at this time on friday, i will be wearing christmas jammies and decorating my christmas tree with mariah carey singing her heart out on my bluetooth speaker and nobody can stop me. the best time of year is finally here and i’m gonna end this sentence with extra exclamation points just to get the message across of how stoked i am!!!!!!...

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our family’s christmas card!

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for me, one of the very parts about the holiday season is sending and receiving holiday cards from friends and family near and far! as a photo loving human being who can’t get enough of all things pictures, i especially love seeing cards with happy faces of loved ones and their littles.  getting my mail each day during this season is so much fun for me (the only time of the year frankly that that rings true!) and i can’t help but hang and display each card we receive in our kitchen....

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she’s a coat lady.

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it would make more sense for me to collect tiny jewelry trinkets or special postcards. even shoes –while a bit larger in scale than a necklace or postcard, appear to be a better option than what i’ve accidentally started collecting over the last several years. but alas, i am a coat lady. and i hold the title with pride....

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a seven day challenge.

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i noticed it mid sentence yesterday afternoon. me, talking out loud in my kitchen to my family and myself, about nothing really but a list of things annoying me. complaining, frankly. about little things. about all the things. about things that don’t even matter. i could feel the energy in our small kitchen shifting as i went on and on and on....

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