Hello Monday…the foggy, spruced up and red-white-blue version




This is a sweet weekly rhythm where we greet a fresh week, open to the possibilities and on the hunt for beauty and joy, even in the mundane and gritty…because sometimes that’s where it grows best of all.


Let’s say hello on this last morning of June!


Zoe and the hydrangea


Hello mind vacation




Apparently, it still hasn’t come back.  I’ve been really foggy the last week or so and I have no idea why, but part of me thinks that the slower pace we had on our trip is kind of where I’m stuck.  Is that bad?  I’m fully in summer mode and honestly?  I like it.

But thanks for your patience as I’ve been a bit sporadic here and on social media (not that you’re waiting for me, but you know what I mean.).  Do you think we get to a point where our brain just decides for us that we’re going to slow down?


Hello spruced up kitchen


shelves before and after


One of my goals for June was to edit down the kitchen.  I wanted to reevaluate all the things that were on our open shelves and decide if they were really needed or if we were just used to them.  I wanted to do the same with all the other shelves that are open and visible (I did this with the cabinets several months ago) and just see how it would feel to have less on there.


I finally did all of that this past weekend (plus the little fun project above) and I’m looking forward to showing you.  It feels much less cluttered and visually more restful.  Our kitchen is tiny, tiny so any little sprucing up goes a long way.


Hello Papa and Nana camp


My mom texted me the other day and asked if the kids could spend a couple nights with them.  There was really no need to ask.  Heck yes.  So here I am with a day stretched out in front of me and I have no idea what to do (other than all the work waiting for me), but I’m going to try my darndest to get a hair cut squeezed in.


Here’s what I’m thinking.  What do you think?


long bob



Hello to getting back on the wagon


ripped in 30

{Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30}


I took a break from working out when we were out of town and I haven’t really started back yet so I’m declaring that This Is The Week.  I was finally getting some good results when I stopped and it doesn’t take long for those hard-earned results to get covered up.  So it’s time for a reunion with that mean girl, Jillian.


Hello Fourth


red white and blue mommy and me set

{Red White and Blue Mommy and Me Set}


Hello grilling out, hello fireworks, hello sparklers in little hands.  I love it and watching my kids love it is the best.  And there’s something about having a little girl that gets me excited to pick out a cute little red, white and blue out fit for her to wear.  I’ve never really thought about it with the boys, but dressing her up is like my own little hobby. ;)


I also wanted to tell you that it’s not too late to grab a darling little mini necklace for a sweet girl in your life or a great statement piece for you to celebrate the Fourth.


You can order either necklace individually or as a set {and save a few bucks. I’ll apply this to the whole shop today and not just the set above.} and if you order today, I’ll upgrade the shipping to priority for free.  That way, it will get to you by Friday, but you need to order TODAY.  The earlier the better. ;)


Have a lovely Monday, friends, and let me know what you’re saying hello to!


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2 Responses to Hello Monday…the foggy, spruced up and red-white-blue version

  1. Jen says:

    It’s absolutely a hobby getting to dress a little girl!! We have enough red, white, and blue outfits for the whole week!

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