Monday, February 28

the return

So obviously I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus and here's why:

1. The month of February found our whole house over/under/in the middle of the weather. First Mr. Awesome got sick and because we took a vow to share everything he decided to get me sick too. After nearly two weeks of yuckiness we were thanking our lucky stars that Miss K was not even remotely phased. Apparently our stars aren't that lucky after all. I don't think there's anything as sad as a sick baby. Thankfully she didn't get too bad at least that's what the doctor said after four phone calls (one during her families drive home from vacation...yeah she's awesome) and one visit to the clinic. She was just super congested. The upside of her being a little sicklet (don't judge me) was that she was super cuddly...this child is not a cuddler at all normally so it was kind of sweet to be able to comfort her. Which leads me to...
2. There used to be a time that Miss K took lovely long naps and was relatively limited in her movement. This resulted in her being easily entertained and confined to a relatively small area of the house. That is no longer the case. SHE IS MOBILE!!! and currently eating the case to my New Moon dvd, yesterday it was Maya's rubber bone, tomorrow I'm sure it will be the baseboards. Just yesterday she was standing up rifling through her book collection, only after she terrorized the dog from the pilot seat of her walker. Oh yeah and the battle that is changing her diaper has been lost. After one particularly aggressive confrontation I ceded and allowed her to escape onto the carpet bare-bottomed...she quickly marked her territory by relieving herself.
3. I don't know that I'll ever be a good housewife due to my increasingly short attention span. I try to keep up with the laundry, groceries, cleaning and misc. household-y things but we have a puppy and a heated carpet in the living room and an incredibly amusing daughter and a Netflix subscription and a new camera that all plot against my productivity. I really should work on this.
4. With winter continuing to rear it's obnoxiously cold head we are getting increasingly stir crazy...point and case I just grabbed a fussy Miss K and ran up and down the stairs a couple times singing Firework by Katy Perry (did I mention that there's a little more emphasis on the crazy!

Wednesday, February 2

a little project for the lovestruck

For Christmas I had printed up some subway art to go above our bookcase, unfortunately Christmas came and went and up until today that frame has been quite the problem child. I wanted something that was valentine-y due to the fact that I love revolving decor, a house that changes with the season's and holidays if you will, but I didn't want a swinging cupid from my bookcase. Enter my own personalized subway art. I've seen a lot of people creating their own versions online and knew that I could put my own twist on it.

It took a lot of tweaking and mulling over fonts and sizes in photoshop but I finally came to a look I liked. The names are all places from Mr. Awesome and my courtship...from the very first time we met at the Seattle Airport to the day he proposed at the skating rink, printed out 16x20 to fit perfectly above our bookcase.

It was pretty fun sitting with the Mr. remembering all the places we went and the memories we made during that season of our lives. It made me excited to think that this is the man I will continue to travel the world and make plans and memories with..

I think I'm definitely in the Valentine's Day spirit:)

Tuesday, February 1

x's and o's

So I have some very Valentine-y plans for the month of February the first of which is a free 28 day class over at Willette Designs...
once you enroll in the class you will receive daily prompts, inspiration, and tips to help you document your loved ones over the course of the month. I figured this was perfect timing considering I'm still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles on Miss Reba.

Also over at Willette she has these awesome Valentines templates for photoshop which I may be inclined to send out too...
maybe a Miss K and Miss Mayapolis Papaya (she's been missing from the blog) photoshoot is in order:)