My little family went camping, this weekend. It was my first time ever. Same for my boys. My husband, on the other hand, is an Eagle Scout and has been itching to go camping for the past few years. I finally felt confident enough to take the boys. It was so much fun! We were there during Astronomy Day, so we got to visit the observatory and look through the giiiiant telescope. It was rad.

little tent

our little abode for the night. FUNNY STORY: We slept right under a pecan tree and the wind knocks them out. OF COURSE, when it’s 3am and you hear branches snapping you don’t think “pecans” you think “vicious tree monster that’s about to eat my children.” The coyotes howling did not help this anxiety. I wasn’t really planning on getting the boys up to see the meteor shower, but being in the tent alone with them (Jason was insistent he’d go see them either way) kinda made me nerrrvous, so we all got up from 3-4am and saw shooting stars. Win win!












From the Tower

It was beautiful.

Do you like camping? Do you get scared of howling in the night and branches snapping above your head??



I needed a little break. I’ve spent the past few weeks (3 wks without posting?!) just taking it easy. I haven’t even picked up my camera in 2 weeks!! I just felt like I should try and enjoy this last little bit of Summer.

In the past few weeks we have:
made rock candy
-babysat the newest, littlest addition to our family
-hit up 2 different birthday parties
-visited the drive-in for the very first time
-read A LOT
-knit a bit (me)
-moved rooms (the boys into a bigger space)
-registered for pre-K (Andrew!!)
-listened to countless fart jokes (me)
cross-stitched some super heroes (me again)

It was nice just doing stuff for the sake of doing stuff. There are two weeks left of summer vacation. My littlest will be gone for 3 hours every morning and I’m kind of just going nuts over what I will be doing with my free time. The house could use a bit of organization and it would be really nice to finally get caught up on all my projects. I’m going to miss the little guy, but it’s going to be nice to have that quiet time. He’s super excited and actually thought TODAY was his first day. My sweet, sweet boy. I think he’s going to love school and making new friends.

Loved & Loathed: Olives

loved & loathed: olives

Loved by: My husband and children
Loathed by: ME!

My kids beg for more olives. They can’t just have 1, 2, or 5. They want a truckload. I have to severely limit them, or they’d eat an entire can. I, on the other hand, cannot stand them. I tried. I really, really, really tried to love them. I’ve had many meals made with olives being the main flavoring component and…ugh. Just ugh. My kids get to split any olives I pull off my pizza. Good riddance!

But I’ll continue to buy cans of them just for my boys.

What about you? Do you love them or loathe them?

Friday Photo // Beautiful B&W

260.365: the pillow hog

I am so glad it’s Friday. Last weekend was a busy one, so I didn’t get to sleep in at all. I look forward to sleeping in! My boys like to wake up early, but on Saturdays, my littlest can get some extra zzzz’s with daddy and my oldest likes to sneak downstairs and watch cartoons or play with the tablet. I anticipate a lazy weekend and that’s quite alright with me.

Check out some other beautiful black & white photos on I Heart Faces.


PX 100 Silver Shade (The Impossible Project) in the Polaroid SX-70. Taken in December, scanned in March.

I unintentionally turned into an absentee blogger, this week! I have been working on items for the shop (it’s so bare!*) and two different patterns, so blogging is on the back-burner. I do apologize. I have things I want to share, but I like to keep them in until they’re perfect for you guys. I’ll get back on the blogging-horse soon.

My birthday is this week and I want to have a little giveaway, so make sure to come back sometime on Wednesday!

*Psssst! There are less than TEN (10!) copies of Lace Love remaining!!! Get one while you can!