Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oh April in Colorado

I love listening to TED talks. I'm kinda addicted to them.

Brené Browns' Power of vulnerability is my favorite one so far.

I listen to them while I walk on the treadmill which makes the walking on the treadmill part suck less.

& I'm getting used to drinking more water, but it's not my favorite.

Seriously the spring snow this year just went on and on and on. It was depressing. I was over the snow gear every morning. But the kids were excited to have their sledding season extended.

Went to the community garden meeting! It was super fun to be around other gardeners! The meeting made me realize I have no idea exactly how much I really do not know about gardening. Ha! But I'm ambitious & determined & got to go home with some free gardening loot...which was exciting & inspiring!
It's such a treat to get to indulge in a new issue of Southern Living, & a strawberry cake on the cover is always a good sign for this strawberry loving mama,

This boy was soooo excited about his Brody plant from preschool. Seriously some grass seed & his photo. It's the little things in life.

Waking up slowly...snuggled into old quilts, with some coffee, breakfast & journaling time is the most peaceful, calming way to start a Saturday. We need to make time to slow down and just take in our blessings more often. I think we would all be more content.

We were in charge of helping with food for our bible study, and went with a Classic BBQ theme! I loved everything about it! I loved that one of my BFF's so got into the theme with us...suppling watermelon, sunflowers, ice cream sandwiches, & a gingham table cloth! I loved having deviled eggs & Andy's smoked brisket! I love that we have such a loving bible study group!

Brody tells me all the time that his preschool is by the Eiffel Tower...

Watering and caring for my roses is one of my most favorite things to do. So happy when the snow goes away & I get my rose time!

I sooooo look forward to Bath & Body Works new seasonal scents with every season change. This lavender & spring apricot smells amazing!!!

I stopped in a local thrift store just to see if they had anything fun & vintagey one day & hit the jackpot! That nursery rhyme plate is already at home on my wall with my vintage plate collection. The gingham apron hangs in my kitchen. The jars with gingham kids are just begging for homemade strawberry jam this summer & that yellow sheet to be made into a tent in the backyard for summer reading! Oh and the chicken table cloth...well it was destined to be mine.

A good friend let me borrow her spiralizer one day, & I made zoodles for dinner....zucchini cut into spiral noodles! Soooo crazy fun! Love finding new summer meal ideas!

This was another cold, rainy, snowy April day inside putting together puzzles & playing games. Love our sweet quiet days together when the big kids are at school.



Lisa said...

I didn't realize those were YOUR hens in the Christmas photo! We both have gardens and layers. :)

I need to sew again. I miss sewing with you.

I can't believe how big your kiddos are! It's been so long since we visited.