Archives for June 2014


thirteen1Wow where ever did the time go? I am so blessed to have married an amazing man. I love looking at the wedding pictures and thinking about the day and how many loved ones shared that special day with me.  As I grow older, I continually reflect on our journey together thus far. I enjoy the ease of familiarity in his presence.

thirteen2I think of all that we have accomplished together and independently.

thirteen3To this day, I am still in awe of the two boys that we made together. They are a major focus in our lives at this time and I still can’t believe that we received such a blessing.

thirteen4I think about how much love and support Leao gives me everyday and never take it for granted.

thirteen5The boys are being so sweet today. Especially Nicholas, who is being super helpful and kind to his brother today (which isn’t always a common occurrence). They are happy to have us both and I am happy we are able to provide them with the love and support to grow into the amazing men I know they will become.

If you haven’t guessed yet, yes, it’s my anniversary and I am still happy that our paths crossed so that we could unite.


I hope you all are well today and I will be back with some craftin’ happenings this week.

Have a blessed day!



Hey, hey it’s Wednesday!


Hello! I told you I am going to try and do better about writing posts. So here I am, mid-day spilling some content!  Yesterday was the boy’s last day of school. This morning I started us out with my morning walk. Although I had to go at a slower pace, they hung in there and made it to the end.

day1bNicholas ran ahead but by the end he was back with us.  This morning was warmer than usual so the slower pace was welcome.

day1cApollo had his Wii Fit Pedometer on so he could track his steps. I had my FitBit monitor so I could keep track of mine. They brought bottles of water in case the need to drink occurred (which it did several times).

day1dThe last leg of the walk they definitely showed signs of slowing down but I intend on taking them with me each day until they start camp July 7th. I want to make sure they move more this summer. Electronics really take away from their active play at times. So all three of us can get some active time each morning.  Besides I think it is a great way to start our day.

day1eI had a quick appointment at my salon and they sat quietly so I rewarded them with a trip to Chuck E Cheese.  Now first let me say, I am not a big fan. I usually call it Chuck E Sneeze because both boys often get sick after going there. But I discovered the secret – go right when they open, after everything is cleaned and no big crowd of snotty nosed kids (yes I am a bit of a germ freak!).

day1gI gave them each $5 to get tokens and told them when they were finished that we would leave and go have lunch at Panera.  Then we picked up a movie, puzzlebook and crayons for some relaxing time at home.  I ran up here to write my post and then I am going to have a little reading time with them once they finish watching some cartoon I am hearing in the background.  The best news is that I have leftovers tonight so no cooking for me hee hee!


Well, I am going to go find my book and put these feet up. I hope you are having a great day and any suggestions of nice activities I can do with my boys this summer are welcome.

Have a blessed day!


The Making of Classmate Gifts


This is the first year that I didn’t go all out like normal and make gifts for the boys’ classmates throughout the year.  So I thought I would end the year with some bookmarks. Since all the talk is summer reading, I thought this would be a practical gift.


So I used my butterfly punch and punched out a bunch of butterflies and I used my Silhouette to design the bookmarks and cut them out. So I really only had to attach my butterfly and add twine to the top.  Of course 55 bookmarks later, I can tell you I am glad it is complete. Anytime I batch process a project, I start out all happy and towards the end I am near screaming for it to end!!

classgift3I made this batch for Nicholas’ classmates and teacher.

classgift2I made this batch for Apollo’s classmates and teachers.

Apollo couldn’t wait so he picked his before I sent them in to school today!

Have a blessed day!


My Birthday in Review


Hello! As some of you might know, my birthday was last Monday and my birthday month is rapidly coming to an end so I thought I would share some of the things I did that made me really happy.

The first thing I did after dropping the boys off for school was to take my morning walk. I recently started walking in the mornings. Inspired by my sister Berni, I lace up and walk my neighborhood. I really love walking the lake in Wakefield but I can’t make excuses when I walk here and it is more efficient so I can get back to work faster.

birthday2014eThen I went to shop for a few outfits and spent several hours in the Barnes and Noble bookstore reading and drinking my Soy Chai tea!! That had to be me favorite thing. If I have free time, that is one of the things I enjoy most is drinking tea and reading a book especially in cafes.

birthday2014fLeao came home early from work and they took me to one of my new favorite restaurants, Qchara in Melrose. Yes, that is avocados stuffed with quinoa, corn and other goodies and fried plaintains with a yummy smoothie. It was a delicious meal.


Then we headed home to relax.  A perfect birthday indeed.


Then later in the week, I spent time with my crafty girlfriends and celebrated my birthday with my dear friend Ashley.


She made me some apple sauce, yum! She also made this lovely box on her Cricut and used her flower punch board to make the flowers. The little garden lady in the middle is a garden decor. Isn’t this the cutest gift?   I hung it up in my craft room and the garden lady, who my son Apollo has renamed her “Ashley” is now in my garden. I think I will take pictures of her in different areas of my garden throughout the summer.

Well enough about my birthday until next year that is…

Have a blessed Monday my friends!



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