1. From The New Yorker: How “Making A Murderer” Went Wrong
2. Getting Ready For Spring: How to Wear A Slip Dress in The Daytime
3. My favourite artist on Instagram
4. Speaking of art: The most amazing paper artist.
5. And more art… I cannot wait to visit this exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery when it opens on February 20th!
6. A game that little kids love. The mess is worth the laughs!
7. Our boys are obsessed with this classic book series.
8. A great Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Him.
9. I love this house tour and all her DIY projects.
10. A glimpse of what we’ll be growing in our garden this year.
Recently a friend asked me if I was busy blogging full time and I was caught off guard by the question only because I’ve had so little time to blog lately. Parenting small children is a full-time gig, even more so when I’m schooling kids at home. However, when I can slip in time for creative endeavours it is a real joy and inspiration for me. Ben and I still carve out one full day a week to dedicate to my writing assignments and other random commissions. This is a great balance for me.
These boys make my day. I’ve been sick with some kind of soul sucking flu that makes me want to crawl into bed and sleep forever. You may have guessed this is not possible with three little boys. Instead they let me sword fight while lying on the couch and act out The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from a sitting position.
There are definitive moments in my life where I know I’ve made the right decision. I feel this way about my faith, marrying my husband and choosing to become a mother. An area where I currently have no perspective on the right or wrong decision is whether homeschooling is the best possible choice for our family. There are things about having Levi as a home learner that I love like the flexibility in our schedule and the opportunity to tailor curriculum and group classes to his interests. The struggle lies in finding a balance (and a battle of wills but that’s a story for another day).
Do you ever just feel weird? I’m sorry that’s such a vague question but I find the pace of parenting small children leaves me mentally discombobulated half (maybe more) of the time. I remember one mom of four grown children saying she would often stop what she was doing when her kids were young and ask no one in particular, “Where am I? What am I doing?” I laughed but it’s true.
Body-image is a battle for almost every woman and that’s why I found this video created by Pennington’s, advertising their active wear collection for plus size women, so empowering! It’s possible to be healthy and active no matter what your body type and this video proves it. To learn more about the Pennington’s I Won’t Compromise campaign you can visit their blog or follow along on Facebook.
On New Year’s Day we headed to the snow play areas on Cypress Mountain. Realistically it might be the boys’ only chance to play in snow this season. We haven’t had a good snow fall in the city since Levi was in the womb and then the snow buried us. The older boys loved it but Ezra was pretty offended that we plunked him down on cold, white stuff.
As I mentioned in the last post Ben gave me a remote for my camera as a Christmas present. I’ve spent six years pressing the self-timing button and then making a run for it. The photos have turned out quite interesting to say the least.
Today was my first attempt with a remote and I had a lot of fun creating this little fashion story. I picked up this vintage dress and purse while in Arizona with my mother. I’ve been so inspired by the Gucci collections put out by Alessandro Michele.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We had so much fun watching the kids open their gifts. I love that I know these little people well enough to choose gifts they truly delight in. Ben and I don’t usually exchange gifts but he surprised me with a remote for my camera. It’s taking selfies to a whole new level!
Today I want to introduce you to amazing kids’ denim by Indigo Paper Jeans. Honestly, I had no idea their wee bums and legs could look any cuter until Jethro and Ezra started sporting their Indigo Paper Jeans.