a place where many friendships are born without meeting. the where i have learned to keep it real and enjoy the smallest details of my life. it's this special place that i have learned comforts me when i just need to share...purge...laugh...and sometimes cry.
yes, there are many things in my life that i value and my blog is one of them. it would definitely be at the top of the list... if i ever were to write a list, but i haven't:) i have gone on and on in other posts about the joy writing in here brings me, so i won't do it again. i will say, however; that i am thankful for the friends, words, and love that i get because of this blog and all the others that i read or stop by.
i am inspired by so many people out there that i am truly amazed that there are so many wonderfully caring, creative and lovely women are out there. and like me, we are all just trying to be the best we can...the best mother, friend, daughter, neighbor. (okay, i suck at the neighbor thing since i want to be the neighbor that runs over to the newbies on the block as they are still unloading the moving van, with my freshly baked blueberry scones in an old basket lined in gingham cloth with some freshly sheared blooms added in at the last minute---yeah, not so much---but i desire to do that...one day!) ...and i want to live on wisteria lane. what?! yeah, i watch it. i'll own it. ha.
moving on. i wasn't sure how i wanted to celebrate this two year blogging anniversary. i had just done my first giveaway ever earlier this month and wasn't sure if i should do another one so soon...but why not?!
so, Jewllori Foolproof Accessories noticed that my two-year blogging anniversary was coming up and contacted me about giving a gift certificate ($75 in value) to a lucky reader of my little ole' blog! so a commenter will be randomly chosen to win this gift cert later this week! good luck! she has some really pretty jewelry and i have my eye on one of these!
okay, i wanted to make a simple list of some of things that i love or am extremely grateful for: a warm and fuzzy list of things that make me happy, grateful,...
1. a thunderstorm at night. lightening is a bonus.
2. the little mermaid. the disney movie that we used to watch when we were younger. swear, i know every line of that movie (exaggeration alert!)
3. fresh flowers in my oldest non-vase sitting on my table.
4. that first sip of coffee in the morning.
5. nighttime invaders of my bed...my jammied up babies that crawl into my bed every. single. morning. when it's still dark and there are hours left to slumber before the alarm screeches at us angrily to get up!
6. strangers that smile at you.
7. sound of a lawn mower and the smell of the grass after it's been cut.
8. good light to take photos in makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
9. laughing till it hurts.
10. phone calls from my grandpa!
11. thai food.
12. fitting into clothes that didn't before.
13. micky d's iced tea unsweetened.
it's hard to keep it at ten, but i want to keep it simple. please feel free to email me your own 'warm & fuzzy' list in honor of my blog-i-versary at email@example.com
perhaps i'll post it here on my blog and i will enter you to win a little sumthin sumthin! a hint: i linked to it in my last post and i said i used it for inspiration.
whew, all this giving makes me happy! is there anything better than giving...seriously. little things that can make a person's day!
and here are a few photos from this weekend and some catch-up from last week...
auntie jenn and i took the boys house hunting...they had a FAB time;) maybe not, but we did! i can't think of a better house hunter than jenny girl with all her amazing talent for design, placement, ideas, and thinking outside of the box. thank you, jenn! xoxo
griffy and beckham just laughed and had fun together. not much sweeter than watching these two bond over not listening to their mama's. but those faces...yum.
and then we dyed easter eggs...this special time of year when it is completely normal to color perfect white eggs into something spectacular. colors everywhere, and mostly on beckham's now, red stained hand...
i had to google how to boil an egg that wouldn't crack. i wanted to hide this little google fact from hubby...but i owned up to it. i had no clue how to make an egg that wouldn't crck under the pressure. i learned that you need to add two teaspoons of white vinegar and one teaspoon of salt. sure enough...we had 12 perfect eggs!
okay, i am off to bed, but first...let's talk about the giveaway rules! the $75 gift certificate giveaway is open to anyone that leaves a comment. i will randomly choose a winner from random.org at the end of the weekend.
inspiration by tricia guild can be won by emailing me your warm & fuzzy list. a list of happies. please list ten things and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
the winner,chosen by me, will be featured here! i may choose more than one to share here on kaleidoscope!
i am so excited!