After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Lately around here we've been...

*** finding lots of bugs ***

*** catching lots of bugs ***

*** inviting bugs to join us for lunch before releasing them ***

*** having little lessons in table manners due to Mama's frustrations in this area ***

*** playing LOTS of dress up ***

*** FINALLY harvesting these on an as needed basis and very impatiently waiting for the green tomato bounty to ripen ***

*** eating lunch in the clubhouse to get even more time outside ***

*** working on special gifts for a very spoiled birthday girl ***

*** laughing about how we can work on her gifts right in front of her.....often even with her lending a hand!  :)  ***

*** surprised by this boy's new attitudes and fits as he most definitely and obviously is closing in on his 2nd birthday ***


  1. Some very sweet moments!
    My eyes fell upon the fabric in the last photo - the red/wine colored - is it velvet? I had a piece of identical fabric, it was vintage and velvet, and I gave it away in a Vintage Swap (

  2. :) That's my skirt. LOL! No, its not velvet. Just a regular old cotton skirt from Ross. :) But its my fav, so thanks!

  3. I was just wondering if you would share where you ordered the kit for your doll. She is so sweet!

  4. Trins_mama, I am putting together a whole list of all my products and will post about it all soon since I've been asked a lot. THe kit specifically was from weir dolls and is a 16". Thanks so much!