Summer Vacation

Dear Reader,

Summer has arrived at our house!  The weather is sunny and warm.  The routine of time at the sandbox and trips to the park has commenced.  Our almost five year old has graduated from preschool and now looks toward kindergarten in a few short months. 

Life is full these days, not as much with scheduled items but with the everyday.  I love that my role as a mom gives such purpose and focus to each moment; I'm also finding though that there is little time for much else right now. 

And so not only has summer been welcomed to our house, but also summer vacation for this blog begins now.  I hope to reenter in fall.  Quite honestly, I miss the writing and creative outlet, but this will be here in another season.  For now, walks around the block pushing a stroller with a sweet little girl and watching my dear boy zoom on his bike are the life for me.  And a lovely life indeed.

Pink and White Nursery

Dear Reader,

Hello!  I'm still here.  I hope the last few weeks have been enjoyable ones - perhaps with experiencing the lovely sights of springtime (and maybe even a spring break?)  We had the opportunity for a quick getaway during my son's preschool spring break (and he already thinks spring break is the coolest - how does that thought start so young?!)  We had a very nice celebration of Easter both at church and with our families.

I thought I would finally give you a few glimpses into our little girl's nursery.  When I began writing this blog, one of my first posts centered on the decor updates in our then office.  This office has now been transformed into a cozy (read: small but sweet) nursery close to our bedroom.  Here are a few of my favorite touches...

bird mobile {Source: Pottery Barn Kids}

my baby shoes circa 1981
pink and white blocks {Source: Sincerely Abi}
pink sweater {Source: Angel Dear}

charming art prints {Source: Sarah Jane Studios}
my little girl's nursery
I'm so pleased with the pink and white glow of this space.  This room is very simple, but I love the layering of accessories to warm it up.

Happy Monday friends!

Happy Easter!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss.  Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing.  Alleluia!

- "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today", a 14th century Latin carol translated and rewritten to appear in John Arnold's Compleat Psalmodist in 1749

Featured in a Treasury

The brightly patterned blocks are included in this great spring green treasury.  I so enjoy the shades of green that come with this time of year!

Hope you are having a lovely day!

Featured in a Treasury

In our family room we have a wooden sign that reads, "Let the wonder never cease."  My aunt and uncle presented this lovely sign to me as part of my college graduation present.  How fun to have the blocks included in this treasury titled "Never stop being full of wonder," and thank you to ohzie.  Indeed with an inquisitive four year old and a beautifully new two month old, our home seems filled with wonder these days!

Shop Update: Weekend Giveaway

Dear Reader,

We woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of snow and news of a snow day for my dear son. After a winter with very few snowfalls, my son is so excited for the opportunity to get outside and play.  So fun!

My shop is being featured on a fabulous blog today Simple Organized Living, and there will be a giveaway of my blocks to three winners.  I am honored by Andrea's kind words about the blocks.  Please consider checking out her post!

Happy Friday, friends!  Have a lovely weekend!

Treasury: Celery Green

I'm starting to gear up for spring with this celery treasury and looking forward all the shades of green that come during this season!

Happy Tuesday!

Treasury: Blush Pink

I have missed curating treasuries!  With all of the pink coming in our house these days, I thought a blush collection seemed appropriate!

Happy Friday all!

Sweet Moments

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."
- Rose Kennedy

Dear Reader,

It has been a long time.  I hope this update finds you well and enjoying January and the start of 2012.

Since last I wrote, my husband and I welcomed a little girl into our lives.  I had been scheduled for a c-section right after Christmas because our baby girl was breech, and as an early Christmas gift to me she decided to turn allowing for us to wait until she was ready to arrive.  Labor and delivery went very smoothly.  And she has warmed our hearts from the moment of her arrival. 

Our dear son is now a big brother and handling the transition to this new role famously.  He loves his little sister and has been a gentle, kind presence in her life thus far.  I look forward to watching their relationship unfold.

I am taking in the sweet moments that come with having a newborn in our house once again and trying to savor each opportunity to cuddle and snuggle.  People say that time goes even faster with your second baby than with your first.  They are right. 

I hope to reestablish my blogging soon.  I miss making treasuries and look forward to sharing new collections.  And the shop will hopefully open for business again in February. 

Until then, know that all is well with us.  Exceptionally well actually.