A Little Bling

Miss. S is the girliest little girl. I'm not sure why this surprises me but it does. Maybe because her closest friends are boys? I don't know. She has been begging me for days to look through my jewelry boxes. Finally tonight I caved. I ignored the sink full of dirty dishes and piles of laundry. I set her down and talked to her about each piece as she tried them all on. Where they came from. Who gave them to me. I have a lot of junk pieces that I have bought myself but I have some really special family heirlooms too. It was interesting that those were the ones she liked best. "Mommy my favorite is the one with the white lady... Or the pearls. I love the pearls... Or maybe the gold ring is my favorite. Yes the gold one." She was so careful and tender. It was such a sweet moment shared with my little girl. I don't know why it took me so long to do this with her. Sometimes I just need to remind myself to slow down and take a minute to enjoy this amazing kid. One on one. Doing something just for her. Make her feel like a true Princess. As I looked at her wearing five necklaces, multiple rings, bracelets, watches Ect. Dripping in "jewelies" (her word) I truly did see a little Princess.


App Love

It's no secret I love my iPhone. Like most of you out there with a smart phone I have a ton of apps I rarely use, but there are those rare handful that I find endlessly useful and fun. Some that even enrich my life. I have never been great at journaling. I'm good at it for a while then it trails off. I'm constantly trying new ways to get it right. The closest I've come is keeping a family blog, but along with this one it fell by the wayside this past year. I needed something quick, easy and convenient. Enter My Wonderful Days. I love this app. It has made journaling fun for me. Every night I jot down a little about my day. Swipe my emotion whether happy or sad. You can even add pictures if you want. It takes me 5 minutes every night. It has helped me a lot with remembering events and details that other wise would be lost in the jumble of my brain. It has also amazingly enough really helped me de-stress. So good job My Wonderful Days! I love your app! Oh and the design of the app is really great. The look of it is simple and clean and lovely.


Lucky 2013 Pt.2

Our new view!

This post should really be titled Lucky 2012. Or a look back on 2012. Or something to do with 2012 because it really has nothing to do with 2013. However last night in my sleepy state I titled yesterday's post Pt.1 so this inevitably had to become Pt.2. Oh well. Forgive me. Oh and disclaimer this post has a lot of words! I don't blame you if you choose to skip over it!

So let's visit last year's word shall we. Action. Such a great word. Although it didn't really present itself until around April. That's when something clicked in my brain that I had to get healthier. I wasn't a fan of the baby weight anymore and I was just all around feeling blah. I was tired all the time, overwhelmed & stressed. So that is when I decided to take action. Then around the beginning of summer I decided to make a list of 40 things to do before I turned 40. Which has since grown so now I guess it's turned into my Life List. This was to help me make the most of my time and not be idle. Some items are big and some are pretty small. The point of it was to make more of life. Then this fall we really got sick and tired of living in an apartment so we started to look into moving to a house. We are bursting at the seams in our two bedroom town home. So it has now turned into a necessity to move up in the world. Action has been taken in all three of these areas!

This year I lost 20 pounds and generally all around got myself healthier. I won't tell you my before weight or what I weigh now. I will just say I met my goal & I'm really proud of myself. If you were to ask me 2 years ago if I would ever be this size again I would've laughed in your face. With loosely watching my calorie intake and running about 3 days a week for a half hour each time the weight came off and I'm feeling more physically fit than ever! Lo and behold diet and exercise DO work!

My Life List has changed the way I view life. I get so excited when I get to cross something off the list. I plan my time off now consciously thinking if there is anything I want to to do from my list. We were able to cross several things off this year. Even a couple of big things. It brings me so much happiness to know that I'm not sitting around wasting my time. I'm checking things off my list!

Finally our last big decision that required action this year was finding a house. When we started out we weren't sure if we would rent or buy. Then we decided buying is what we wanted most and we could afford it. We were surprised when the option to build came our way and we could actually do it. So we found the perfect piece of land located at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac with a wonderful view of the Texas Hill Country. It's amazing and we start building this month (I think). I'm excited and terrified all at the same time. Most importantly I know it's the right decision.

So 2012 was good for us. Action was the absolute perfect word for the year. Now I'm looking forward to a lot of changes and great things to come in 2013. I'm still applying muchness (2011) & action to all I do in life but now it's time to add a little bit of gratitude. I can't wait.

Also this blog will be under going some big changes this year. Some changes are going to be pretty drastic. Denny, the Mister, will be posting every now and then. So in order to accommodate him the name and look of the blog will probably have to change. Also posts might sometimes be a little wordier. We've been talking about blogging together for a while now and I'm excited to finally get that going! Be patient with us while we work out all the kinks! Thanks!