Being Intentional: Sleep

I am TIRED! Bet you haven't said that before... ha! This is my daily mantra - maybe even my hourly one. The problem is as soon as my boys are in bed I get a second wind. I am FREE! To read, to write, to watch a movie, play a board game, to clean in peace (OK this is one is…

If I Want To Be, I Have To Do

My new mantra is: If I want to BE, I have to DO. So often I think, say, or ask myself (and others): What do I do? I want to be an artist. What do I do? I want to be a photographer. What do I do? I want to be a singer/ songwriter. What do I do? I…

Letting Go of Gluttony

I've gained weight. In a previous post on Intuitive Eating I recommended the book “How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too,” by Josie Spinardi. A book I still find very good! At the time of the post I was 151 pounds, now I am back up to the 157-160 pound range I was stuck…

A Lesson On Gratitude

This past weekend we took a mini vacation to the Seattle area. It was a fun break as well as an opportunity to see a close friend who was visiting from the East Coast. One of the best parts of our trip was exploring Whidbey Island. Jeffrey, as well as most children I assume, loves to stop and…

Nature Photography Day

We celebrated a few holidays today - the first being Nature Photography Day. I have an old camera I let Jeffrey use to take pictures outside. All of these photos Jeffrey took without my help - except the ones he is in obviously. My picture of him taking a picture... Of this... Pictures of the vegetable garden...…

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

The boys got to enjoy a fun day with BOTH of their Grandma's! After a hike... We had a little picnic in the park... Where a squirrel kept getting really close and asking for food! You don't see that every day... To end such a fun day we went home for a treat to celebrate National…

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Ok this is going to be the most uninteresting post yet... We had a yard sale on Saturday morning to make a little money for an upcoming trip and to unload our garage... worst decision ever! I never want to have a yard sale again... all that work and barely made anything - I'm thankful for…

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

On Caleb's day of watching the boys (while I was at work), they made our first clean eating dessert recipe, to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day... Stirring it up... Cookie sheet time! And ready for the oven... Wearing Daddy's grilling apron... I LOVE THIS! And some "healthy" peanut butter cookies... they could use a…

Corn on the Cob Day

Who likes to shop for corn? This guy! After a fun morning at the park I made sure to take the boys to the store just for picking out some corn for Corn on the Cob Day! Then home to shuck some corn... I love seeing them sitting at the table together! So sweet! Showing…

National Iced Tea Day

It was the perfect weather to celebrate National Iced Tea Day. And I had a great little helper who opened all the tea packets for me... Out in the sun brewing. We had a One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta dish for dinner and used fresh Thyme to celebrate National Herb and Spice Day... yum! Jeffrey…