Oh hello, progress

November 20th, 2014


// Phrase from Lara Casey

Hello, it’s been forever.  I finally crossed a few mundane things off my list yesterday. It feels good to get those nagging mundane things done. Not perfect, just done and out of my head. Life has still been a blur since my last post. Really, the last 6 months have been crazy. It’s nice to have a late night where I can sit in front of my computer with a hot mug of honey + water and string a few letters out to the world. (And, I’m awake. Still have the night owl gene.) Progress, however small it is, I’ll take it.


August 22nd, 2014


I’ve been on a summer hiatus here but in fact, life has been just crazy: Started work in mid-July, continuing toddler temper tantrums and sleep issues, daycare crankiness, and Miss Humpty-Dumpty (#2) is already trying to climb up the stairs!?! I picked up these deep purple Hydrangeas from the wedding that we went to last Sunday night. I was so tired when we got home that night that I never put them in water until the next day, but a good bath of water has since revived them.


July 6th, 2014


So much for blogging and drawing these days. Since coming back from Mexico, I’ve been pretty exhausted with a lot going on. BK is still having a hard time with bed and nap times. On top of that, we started her in a part-time daycare last week ( = more crying) I pretty much pass out after#1 goes down and then #2 wakes up at 5am!?! The last thing I am is an early riser… In between, there just aren’t enough hours. … And now it’s July.

We need a freeze button.

Emily Ley – Joy & Simplicity

June 6th, 2014

Oh gosh it’s been awhile. There’s been lots going on and lots on my mind (plus one toddler who’s having a terrible time at bedtime).  Some possible new things coming and I’m in real need of organizing the life. I love how I find new things via my Instagram feed. I stumbled upon Emily Ley via another person that I follow, and I’ve been obsessing over her planners and products, and reading up on her blog ever since.

Note: I’ve always used a planner/agenda for as long as I can remember. I make lots of lists–not that I carry everything through, but it’s to help sort out all the chaos in my head and at least get it in writing and help direct myself. Written lists are a must. It’s never the same for me keeping digital lists. (FYI, my most pinned image on pinterest is this)

Some Emily Ley products below.

I’ve hardly been able to stay up much after the girls go down. Very tired lately. Again, lots to think about. Planning ahead.


// Credits: All images via emilyley.com | Image 1: New 2015 Emily Ley Simplified Planners (Also winner of the New Product Award, Desktop category at the 2014 National Stationery Show) | Image 2: Emily Ley Home Base Binder | Image 3: Older version of the Home Base Binder – previously named the Simplied Life Binder | Image 4: Emily Ley Stationery and organization products at the National Stationery Show, 2014)


… And P.S. I love reminders like these as well.



// Credits: Joy is art print by Emily Ley.

Home again

May 25th, 2014


Relieved to be home again. We’ve been slow to get back to our normal schedule. The whole family’s been sleeping in since we got home this past week. (Unheard of!) I’m a bit sick having caught whatever BK had last week in Mexico. The weather is finally really warm though after a long long winter.

Sunny days ahead. It’s a new week, let’s make it good.