Monday, April 4

lovely on a monday

i am so out of it today. i was up so late on saturday night… a combination of video chatting with loved ones and then a little my eyes are burning out of my head html action through out the weekend did me in. you will not believe the ways i schemed up to act like i have photoshop when i really don't. i am either really creative or really crazy. hmm, it's a real toss up.

last night i put the boys to bed at 6:30 and collapsed on my bed with my coat and boots still on and was asleep in minutes. i woke up a couple hours later, around 10:00, wondering what day it was and where my husband was. he was passed out on the couch. we are old folk. holla.

i feel like i have already entered vacation mode even though it doesn't start til tomorrow night. and it's never a good thing to enter vacation mode before vacation starts…because our house is a hot mess and not one thing is packed.

however, amongst the chaos is a whole bunch of lovely.
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i don't normally find mountains of laundry lovely. but, when it's bathing suits and beach towels? i find it the loveliest. now if i can only make them climb into the suitcases themselves.

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my big button earrings from love is rising. i love these babies.

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like i said, the house is a hot mess. piles of fabric and felt may or may not be strewn everyhwhere. my husband keeps asking me why i am cutting felt at all hours of the day. he comes home and i am stirring the pot of dinner on the stove with one hand and cutting a felt rosette with the other hand. SKILLZ.

how did yarn and hot glue sticks get in the banana bowl? wasn't me.

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some of favorite prints in our new bright yellow laundry room.
prints from here and here.

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i saw this wall art on my sweet friend april's blog and i knew i must have it.
another point for team target. $19.99 for bundles of red and robin's egg blue love.

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what could be lovelier than an almost three year (THREE?!? insert ugly cry in my life on april 19th) getting his favorite bouncy, bouncy ball sweatshirt, fresh and warm, out of the dryer? and hugging it? make me melt.

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foster is on the waffle diet. it's lovely, too.

and that's my lovely monday.

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42 comments:

  1. oh girl I totally sported the ugly cry for a WEEK this month when my oldest turned 10!!!! But they have to grow up right? blah...hahaha

    xoxo
    april

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  2. Wow we have similar taste in art! I also have some of those!:) Have a wonderful trip...Im soooo jealous. Are you going to visit someone or just gettin outta town for fun?
    XO,
    Sarah

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  3. if i pack for you, will you bring me on your vacation? ;]

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  4. I like your new header! And am jealous of your laundry pile too.

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  5. can i just say, you are so pretty!!!! :)

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  6. You are pretty!! And I love those prints!! love what you picked out for your laundry room!!

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  7. Love, love, love the "be filled with joy" art!

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  8. i love the new art for your laundry room (just wish my room was big enough to actually decorate!), and i love your new blog header. speaking of OLD, i can't tell you how many times husband and i have beaten the old people out to dinner. the plus side? you don't have to wait for a table. (spoiled!)

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  9. Love your new blog look! So pretty. :)

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  10. ahh! i was seriously wondering how laundry could be lovely - but if mine was filled with bathing suits, i'd be up for it too!

    have an amazing vacation!

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  11. you are the loveliest, ugly cry and all.
    word.

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  12. my fruit basket is so similar! haha! :)

    And I LOVE that Target print - I saw it before April posted it...and didn't buy it. When she posted it, instant regret.

    I went back for it, but it was gone. They did have a similar one with pink and robins egg blue - but not the same. :)

    So jeal that you have your own!

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  13. obvi i love the laundry room pics.
    and i asked scooter if i could get that target pic when it goes on clearance. when did they start trying to be like etsy?

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  14. I'm still loving that target print! glad you are too. have fun on vacation!!

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  15. hey! loving all the art you have in your home!
    my house used to look like that too when i was in the midst of running my etsy shop, only bottles of paint and random paint brushes would be everywhere. I also have been known to paint and cook at the same time.
    sigh. I don't really miss those days though.

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  16. girl the blog looks amazing, i love you!

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  17. i've always been of the opinion that dark hair + bright eyes = perfection. you are proof of that, you know.

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  18. lovely thoughts on a rainy monday!! Thank you!

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  19. new blog is fab- UUUUUUUU- lous! love love love!

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  20. Love the new look! Have fun on vacay!

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  21. Loving your laundry room art & your new blog look! so fun!

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  22. new look=truly, truly lovely.
    have so much fun!

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  23. your new blog look kicks hiney. you are amazing!!

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  24. What pretty pictures! I need to check and see if my Target has that print.

    My two year old will be three on April 25th, so I'll be doing the ugly cry right along with you!

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  25. I keep passing that print and Target. I don't have a space for it, but I love it. I keep thinking I should buy it and just hang onto it. Hmmm....

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  26. I love the new look! You have no idea how many times I google "Fake Photoshop" or "Free Photoshop Trial". I'm so ghetto.

    Sometimes, the messes truly show how well you're just living life. Love this post.

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  27. i hope you have so much fun on your trip. give em some extra love for me...

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  28. LOVE the new look of your blog! LOVE!

    I adore that print from Target! Have to pass by it every time I'm there...maybe one day it'll jump in my basket!

    Your boys are delish! So adorable!

    So jealous of your vacay!

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  29. a) i have been wanting and wanting that "be filled with joy" print...i saved it as my screen saver months ago and dream of it on my real wall one day soon :)

    b) your son and i share the same birthday :) april 19th, holla! except im really old circa 1979!

    c) i am making big button earrings, so excited about them.

    d) how do you have time to be so fabulous? i go through bursts of inspiration and being all crafty and then i am so exhausted and my house has been left in complete disrepair. i need lessons.

    e) i want to be folding bathing suits and beach towels. sniff some suntan lotion for me would ya?? you are going to have so much fun!

    f) i am going to start the waffle diet too. genius diet if you ask me.

    g) that is all. enjoy your week!

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  30. wow. at least your house is a mess bc you have kids AND are preparing for vacation. its just me and the fiance, and we still cant manage to keep this place clean. i LOVE your new blog look. so fun. did you do it yourself? ha falling asleep with your coat and boots on, awesome. have fun on your vacation.

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  31. i LOVE your blog, and you family is presh!! :) thanks for sharing life...look forward to more!

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  32. Have fun. My house is always a hot mess before a nice trip. weird how that happens.

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  33. Lovely new bloglook!
    I want to go with you on your trip! But that would be weird, so i'll just stay home ;)
    Have a great time!!

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  34. have a flippin fantastic time on your trip chick! lovin your new blog look!

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  35. aw that is lovely!!!

    Emily
    http://www.texasnj.dayeightmedia.com

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  36. hey friend! i hope you have a great trip!!! ahhhh, its gonna be good medicine for a long winter, huh? you earned it baby.

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  37. the new header is so cute and i AM impressed with the skills without using photoshop. :)

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  38. love those little prints! :)
    have a wonderful and fun vacation!

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  39. lovely things indeed!
    have a beautiful vacation!
    (your blog updates are rockin' my socks!)

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  40. I love all of your creations! lovely :)

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  41. so cute!! I almost bought that print from Target the other day. We are in limbo right now and will probably be moving in the next 6 months so everything is kind of on hold for me as far as doing a lot of decorating goes. No fun!!

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