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May 18th | hello monday

Hello to you!

It’s a new week, ready or not.  It’s a chance to find beauty in the midst of the crazy. Let’s do this.

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello little family. These three boys are my world.

Hello trying to keep our heads above water. Honestly, it’s just crazy right now in the workshop. We are working hard to keep up.

Hello take out food and pizza. I haven’t been cooking much and I’m anxious to get back into our routine.

Hello taking moments to breathe deeply and soak up some fresh air. So important.

Hello grace. I am reminding myself a lot these days that my value isn’t based on my failures or successes.

Hello silly David. He has been throwing his arms around my neck lately and then nuzzles in for some snuggles. Nothing better.

Hello pancakes for breakfast. With chocolate chips, of course!

Hello listening to this album. I’m not ashamed.

Hello to you! What are you saying hello to this week? Let’s greet today with an open heart. Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there!

hello olympian

May 4th | david, hello monday

Last week David participated in the Special Olympics here in San Luis Obispo. He rocked the 25m assisted walk and was pretty exhausted by the time the Softball Throw came around. We had such a fun day and I have lots of pics to share with you! How about some hellos for a brand new week?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello torch bearer! David was a torch bearer in the opening ceremonies. And he was adorable!

Hello exploring before his events. So much to see!

 Hello going from Impossible to I’m possible. Awesome.

Hello to one of the sweetest teachers on the planet!

Hello getting a fire helmet and chatting with the firemen.

And hello sitting on the fire truck!

Hello pep talk from Dad before the event.

Hello ready, set, GO!

Hello silver medal winner!

Hello working in the Dominican Republic this week.

Hello lots to do and plan and design.

Hello hard-working Dominican team. They rock!

Hello jet lag and catching up on email.

Hello sipping some of the best coffee in the world.

Hello missing my boys.

Hello sunshine, ocean waves and mango.

Hello to YOU! What are you saying hello to this week? It’s a brand new week with beauty to be found.  Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there.

hello hiking, hello happy

April 20th | adventures, hello monday

We’ve been wanting a really good backpack for David for years. We’ve researched online, debated and waited. And yesterday we finally broke down and bought one. The one we got–a Deuter kid carrier II–is big enough for David. {It holds up to 48 pounds and he’s about 40 pounds} He was comfortable and happy. It has shoulder straps so even when Steve slipped one time, David was secure. It’s an investment but so awesome. We headed up to Montana de Oro to try out. Why didn’t we do this sooner? We had so much fun! It was a gorgeous day–the sunshine on our shoulders, the birds chirping. I can’t wait to go again.

It’s Monday and a brand new week with beauty waiting to be found. How about some hellos?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello exploring our own backyard and seeing things we haven’t seen before.

Hello moving and stretching and laughing and getting out of the house!

Hello laughing and climbing trees and running ahead on the trail. Matthias would prefer to stay home and play video games and draw–but we dragged him outside and he had a blast. Listen to your parents–they know best! ;)

Hello chillin in the backpack. David loves to be outside. He was happy the whole time!

Hello tree climber. I knew you had it in you!

Hello cross trainers instead of heels. Feels good.

Hello little quail perched in the tree.

Hello breath taking views and feels overwhelmed by God’s creation.

Hello blooming flowers and blue skies.

Hello butterfly with painted wings.

Hello family and being together. Hello connecting and talking and making memories.

Hello sunscreen and water and potty breaks.

Hello stepping away from my desk and email and the to-do list.

Hello lots to do and energy to do it.

Hello getting ready for SNAP! Will you be there? I can’t wait!

Hello groceries and menu planning.

Hello feeling refreshed and thankful.

It’s Monday! A fresh start and new beginning! What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there!

 

Hello Easter 2015

April 13th | family, hello monday

Hello friends! It’s a new week and a new beginning. We are waking up today in Los Angeles and heading for a few appointments for David at UCLA–just standard check-ups. I’m sharing some pics from our Easter celebration last week and feeling thankful for time with family!
How about some hellos?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello fresh fruit and visiting with old friends.

Hello father/son silliness.

Hello River–sweet baby girl! {and her amazing parents!}

Hello showing up to brunch wearing the same tees. Awesome and nerdy!

Hello Sarah, one of my dearest friends. {and we were college roommates–how crazy it that?!}

Hello backseat silliness with auntie Susan.

Hello yellow flowers. I really want to get this printed to hang on the wall!

Hello Steve, playing guitar. He sounds so good.

Hello twin sis and her sweet family. I love these people! {And yes, my twin sis has twins!}

Hello nerd glasses. Hello cutie nephew.

Hello hunting for eggs.

Hello finding eggs. With lots of fun stuff inside!

Hello Easter with cousins. So fun!

Hello loves. I love these three boys!

Hello driving in LA traffic.

Hello listening to Ira Glass and This American Life. {it makes the traffic so much better!}

Hello grabbing a Starbucks before we hit the waiting rooms at UCLA.

Hello catching up with my sisters.

Hello busy week with a long to-do list.

Hello counting my blessings and feeling thankful!

Hello brand new week with beauty waiting to be found! Join me? Leave some hellos in the comments section or link your own hello monday post there!

 

hello pieces of home

April 6th | hello monday

Hello friends! Lately I’ve been appreciating our cozy home more–sure it’s got messes here and there and piles that I can’t seem to overcome, but the light through the windows is so pretty. And there’s a perfect spot on the couch to sip coffee and reflect on life. Today I’m sharing some pics of our home and saying hello to a brand new week!

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello succulents on the front porch. One of Matthias’ job is to water them–and he seems to be doing well. They are thriving!

Hello flip flops and warmer weather. Who am I kidding? The coast of California hardly had a winter this year.

Hello embroidered beauties I found at a thrift store last week. Yay!

Hello daises. Such a friendly flower.

Hello thrifted bear that makes me so happy!

Hello heart from branches. DIY here.

Hello fours. Four is my favorite number.

Hello orchid in my kitchen window.

Hello finding beauty. It matters.

Hello spring break! The boys are out of school this week. That means lazy morning and pancakes!

Hello editing pics from Easter. More to share soon!

Hello NEW pieces to share with you. We’re launching our Mother’s Day collection TOMORROW!

Hello to YOU. It’s a brand new week with beauty to be found. What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there.

hello behind the scenes

March 30th | hello monday

Hello friends! There’s so much happening behind the scenes over here– with photo shoots, designing and dreaming. I thought you might like to take a look!
It’s been busy and fun and exciting.

It’s Monday! How about some hellos?
 ***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello Kreuzberg. Good coffee and good lighting–perfect for a photo shoot.

Hello Mary! She’s the one behind the camera. So thankful for her talents!!

Hello making lists and checking them twice.

Hello Batch. The best ice cream sandwiches in town. Yum.

Hello gorgeous trees lining the path in Arroyo Grande.

Hello flowers. Aren’t these beautiful? And more list making.

Hello Mother’s Day shoot. Can’t wait to share more!

Hello little girls who would rather run and play than do a photo shoot {and that’s the way it should be!}

Hello rooster who wanted in the pics.

Hello time with Nana this weekend. We are always so relaxed at her home. Much needed downtime.

Hello sniffly David. I’m hoping he an kick this cough in the next couple days.

Hello folded laundry. It’s a triumph! Wooohoo! {It’s not put away, though. Oh well!}

Hello menu planning and making dinner for friends this week.

Hello jewelry class and being stretch creatively.

Hello HUGE SALE in the shop. Save 25% shop wide with code earlybird25. Shop for Mother’s Day early!

Hello to you! It’s a brand new week. Today is a new chance to be grateful and look for beauty. Will you join me?

Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there!

hello slowing down

March 23rd | hello monday

Matthias woke up with a fever and David was up all night throwing up–so like it or not, everything came screeching to a halt and we are laying low and trying to kick the germs out of our home. My boys have been so healthy this winter, so I can’t complain. It’s good for us to take some time to regroup, rest and heal.

It’s Monday and there is so much to be thankful for!
***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello awesome sign. Things to note…
1. There is a mohawk drawn in the dust over the dog owner’s head.
2. And a tidal wave sweeping over the dog.
3. A little ‘hi’ written in the dust as well.
4. And a reminder to slow down. Love it.

Hello disinfecting. I kind of have a thing about germs and I am constantly trying to keep them away.

Hello working on new designs. I can’t be stopped–inspiration is flowing!

Hello Mother’s Day photoshoot this week. So excited!

Hello streaming the new Annie movie on Amazon. Have you seen it? I’ve seen the original at least 100x. It’s a childhood favorite.

Hello never-ending laundry.

Hello visiting Nana this weekend. Looking forward to seeing her and some friends!

Hello field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Matthias’ class. He better get well quickly!

Hello bubbles and more bubbles. David is loving the bubble machine.

Hello spring. It’s finally here! Is it showing it’s face where you live?

Hello spring break coming up in a couple weeks. We’re trying to plan something fun.

Hello to YOU. How are you today? What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there.

hello brand new week

March 16th | hello monday

Hello friends! We had a full weekend! Full with sunshine, laughter, good food, family, friends, tears, honest conversation, bubbles and playing with cousins. It was pretty awesome.

How about some hellos for a brand new week?  ***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello yellow flowers and blue sky.

Hello frisbee on the beach with cousins.

Hello spying the pier through the leaves.

Hello bridge that leads to the Bob Jones Trail in Avila.

Hello silly smiles and melted hearts.

Hello trying to notice the beauty and capture it.

Hello music-lover soaking up every note.

Hello bubbles in the backyard as the sun sets.

Hello dads connecting.

Hello wonder.

Hello carefully blowing a ginormous bubble.

Hello brand new week with so much to do.

Hello opportunity to start over. That’s a beautiful thing.

Hello doctor appointment, dinners to make, emails to send and clothes to fold.

Hello brand new week with beauty to be found. Are you ready? What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or link your own hello monday post there!

hello yellow flowers

March 9th | hello monday

Hello to you. Oh friends, I am feeling more hopeful and more present than I have in quite a few weeks. We’ve been under a lot of stress with business stuff, travel and just life in general. And God has met us there. It’s been rough but I am thankful. It feels like a new beginning and I welcome it with open arms. Join me for a some hellos today?

***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello yellow. It’s the happiest color. And it’s rhymes with ‘hello’. So that’s awesome.

Hello happy David. He has been so engaged lately–silly, cuddly, loving and just plain FUN!

Hello trying to double recipes for dinners so we have more leftovers. It’s great for lunches and great for our budget.

Hello Scrabble. Grandma introduced Matthias to the game and he loves it! And he’s good at it!

Hello warm weather. I know some of you are freezing–and I don’t want to make you feel bad. We’re having a heat wave in Cali.

Hello trying to limit screen time in our house, it seems to take over unless we set boundaries. I hope I’m not the only one who struggles with that.

Hello creating and creating and planning and creating. We have some super fun things in the works.

Hello praying for this sweet friend.
A long hospital stay and a need for answers–this is not an easy road.

Hello sharing over at {in}courage today. We all want to matter, don’t we?

Hello making time for nothing. I’m not good at this, but my soul needs it.

Hello early out for Matthias this week.
It’s parent/teacher conference so he gets out at 1pm every day.

Hello to YOU! It’s a brand new week with so much to be grateful for! Let’s look for beauty together. Leave some hellos in the comments or leave a link to your own hello monday post there!

hello spring

March 2nd | hello monday

Hello friends! It feels like something new is coming. The trees are blooming, I have new designs to share with you this week and the days are getting longer. Spring is just around the corner–can you feel it? If spring means new beginnings and fresh starts–bring it on! It’s been a stressful few months here. Lots of transition and craziness. I’m ready for a new beginning, how about you?

It’s time for some hellos. ***Hello Monday is where I greet the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for! Join me by leaving your own hellos in the comments section or linking up a hello monday post there!***

Hello rainy days that break to bring blue skies.

Hello pancakes for breakfast and lots of coffee.

Hello trees with pink blooms.

Hello daylight savings that begins this weekend–what?!

Hello deep breath and feeling a shift in the air.

Hello starting to think about summer plans–camps and getaways. It’s only a few months away!

Hello making time for laziness and doing nothing.

Hello soul care and making time for me.

Hello new designs to share this week! I can’t wait! Are you signed up for my newsletter?
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Hello listening to Steve play guitar. I love it!

Hello girls night out tomorrow. Can’t wait!

Hello last episode of Downton Abbey. NOOO!

Hello brand new, beautiful week with beauty waiting to be found. Join me?

What are you saying hello to this week? Leave some hellos in the comments or leave a link to your own hello monday post!