Monday, October 13, 2014

Big Sister

We have some big news!

We couldn't be more excited and Peanut is hoping for a little sister.  She just can't wait until "her baby" is here!!  

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Truth About Blogging


As hard as this is for me to admit, there was a time when I wanted this blog to be big.
I wanted to make money blogging and quit my job.
I wanted to be that DIY blogger that ended up in magazines or on Martha Stewart.com.
I wanted to plan posts, stage photos, edit, write and promote my posts on multiple social platforms at the optimal times throughout the day.
I wanted to travel to blogging conferences and I wanted sponsors to send me there.
I wanted to make friends with other bloggers and find my 'tribe'.

The truth is...that shit is HARD and it takes A LOT of time.  And when you are a full-time-work-outside-of-the-home mom and have a family that depends on you for meals, bedtime stories, and the occasional intimate moment with your husband - it's just not possible.  At least not for me.

Before all of that, when I first started this blog, what I wanted was different.  I simply wanted to share my story; the story of my family and to save our cherished memories; to hang on to those thoughts and feelings that at one time were once so important to me.  And that's what I want for this blog once again.

It's time to climb out of the blogging rabbit hole and simplify things.  Time to return to what's important in my life and sharing it with my true voice.

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


Rodeo!!

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.

THE HOSTS

The Hosts
Ginny // Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram
Bre // Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram
 

OUR MAY CO-HOST

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Jenn // Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram  


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 though...to 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!

LINK UP YOUR TIME MANAGEMENT GOAL FOR MAY

  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!

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