Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Memories

I can't even believe the summer is half over (maybe not quite half, but it sure does seem to be slipping away rather quickly).  I have been a bit MIA lately, with good reason.  We've been living and loving life and I've really had no desire to be on the computer.  

Lake Pulaski

We moved into our new home at the end of May and Peanut and I have been enjoying our summer together with pieces of Ryan here and there as he continues to work summer school.  We couldn't be happier in our new home.  With double the space and a great big yard to ourselves, it really does feel like the perfect place for our little family. Peanut loves her new swing-set and Ryan loves his yard even more!  The warm weather and sunshine have made it difficult for me to spent much time indoors in my new sewing room, but I've got all winter for that.

Peanut and I have been exploring the city, meeting the neighbors (there are soooo many kids here!!!), and soaking up the sun at the beach.  She's always been a happy kid, but Ryan and I can't believe how much HAPPIER she seems here in our new home.  I think we all are a bit happier.

Library Puppet Show
Concert in the Park
Princess Ariel


I hope you are all enjoying your summer and are busy making memories!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Intentional Life Project - May

The Intentional Life Project is a community where we can hold each other accountable for our personal goals – whether they are small or super life-changing. We want this to be an easy, feasible, way for each of you to tackle those goals that mean the most to you. The project revolves around our printable Goal Tracker - which you use to track your own goal every month. The only requirement is that you link up your goal tracker with us on the LAST FRIDAY of every month! This qualifies you to win that month's prize. Information about the project and a downloadable goal tracker can be found here. If you want to get Intentional Life Project reminders by email - sign up here! We also have an exclusive Google Plus community - for anyone participating in the Intentional Life Project. Email Ginny to be invited. If you would like to co-host for a complete month, please email Bre at: peacoatsnplaid{at}gmail{dot}com.


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May's Theme:  Improving the Mind & Soul

I have to admit that May was probably the worst month for me to focus on improving my mind and soul.  From job changes, house sales and purchases to moving day, it was an unbelievably stressful month.  I had a goal find a book.  A book that would feed my soul and enrich my spirit.  My friend Cori recommended The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. While I'm only on chapter three right now, I am declaring this goal met as my intention was not to read the book, but rather find just find and buy a book that would be good for my mind and soul.

So now I'm identifying my aims and asking myself, what makes me feel good; what gives me joy, energy, fun?  I'm excited to focus on myself and what makes me truly happy this summer.  I'm thinking it will have a lot to do with spending time with my loves and creating.

Participate in June!

Join us for June theme of "Time with your loved one or spouse." Our June Co-Host is Ericka from This Crazy Thing Called Life. Your goal can be anything that gives you more time with the people you love! (Ideas include spending quality time with your spouse, having dates with your children, calling your mother every day, etc.). Print off the goal tracker, track every day you work on your goal, and link up with us on June 27!


  1. Follow your hosts and co-hosts and enjoy reading about their monthly goals!
  2. Read a few fellow link-ups and comment on their blogs. After all, the goal is to cheer your friends on!
  3. Please link up your goal status, inspiration, tips, or progress! If you want, include a photo of your goal tracker! Please link up your exact post url - not your blog's homepage, unrelated projects, or giveaways. They will be deleted.
  4. Share! Let your friends know that you want them to join in!

The Intentional Life Project
 ILP calendar

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Worth It

Yes, I know, another post about this damn house.  But, I feel like lately the sale and purchase of our houses is consuming my life.  I guess I didn't really know what to expect when we decided to sell our house and look for another to buy.  The only thing I remember about the last time we purchased a house was looking at, what felt like, a million houses before finding the one we wanted, then, showing up at closing, signing a ton of paperwork, and moving in.  This time, it is sooooo much more work.  We have had so many bumps and obstacles along the way, I find myself wondering if this is all really worth it.  The time, tears, and money we have spent seems to tell me it's not.  But, I have this vision in my head that tells me otherwise.  I see myself in my new kitchen, making dinner with the windows wide open, Ryan is in the back yard mowing or weeding the flower beds, and Peanut is on her swing set yelling, "Watch me Daddy".  I know this will be our reality very soon, and will make the struggle we are going through right now so worth it.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Today I'm linking up with Randalin of Harvesting Kale &  Lindsey at Ot & Et. to talk about what I'm currently up to.  Join in and use their themes or come up with some of your own!

Currently I'm...

...wishing it were summer for oh so many reasons; warm weather, no work, spending each day with my little lady, exploring our new town, decorating our new home, finding time to sew and make.  Sixteen days and counting.  

...celebrating selling our house, again.  Yep, if you remember we sold our house a while back before it even went on the market.  Fifteen days before we were to close, our buyers backed out.  something had happened with their financing and they decided to back out of the whole deal.  That was two weeks ago.  Last Sunday we accepted a new offer and will be closing the same day we close on our home purchase.  We are still a little apprehensive about popping the cork just yet, but circumstances are different this time, and we shouldn't have to worry.  I am also celebrating accepting a new position.  This new job will put me 20 minutes from our new home (instead of one hour like my current job) and will give me the fresh start that I've been wanting.  I am so excited!! (OK, now pop the cork)

...wasting time on Pinterest looking for inspiration for Peanut's birthday party.  It's hard to believe that she will be three in a little over three weeks.  Gah!  She has told me repeatedly that she wants an octopus birthday cake (just like the one she insisted I make for her dad in March), so I was able to get her to agree to an under-the-sea / Ariel themed party.  (my pinspiration so far)

...wearing my glasses.  Yuck!  I hate wearing glasses.  I just feel so blah and tired when I wear them.  Plus, I can't wear sunglasses when I'm driving which makes me crazy.  I have a lasik consultation in a couple of weeks and so I have to go contact-free until then.  I'm hoping it will be worth it and they tell me they can do the surgery.  I would LOVE to wake up in the morning and see the alarm clock without first fumbling around for my glasses.

What are you currently up to?


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