Sunday, July 29, 2012

inspired mama*sunday

yesterday i cleaned the house. like scrub floors, wash windows, dust shelves, wipe walls - that kind of cleaning up. 

today i grocery shopped, kid-free, then returned home and baked 1 chocolate zucchini-coconut cake and 4 loaves of zucchini bread for the freezer. i prepped salads and sides for our weekly menu. i cut copious amounts of fruit for breakfast smoothies. i brewed tea for new batches of kombucha, started a fresh pitcher of cold brewed iced coffee and made a jar of simple syrup to sugar it up a bit.

i cleaned up after each creation so my kitchen looks sweet and smells even sweeter. however the rest of the house looks like mama took the day off and let a bunch of wild turkeys roam the rooms. sticky doorknobs, sticky floors {big thanks to homemade ice pops!}, an emptied knitting bag {grumble} and toy cars from here to there and everywhere in between. i maybe-might just ignore it all until tomorrow. with exception to my knitting bag...

in other news i have decided that i am going to lose 20 pounds {i am super serious this time} and am already down 5. woohoo! a few diet modifications {less snacking and self medicating with food. ahem} and lots of walking, hooping, yoga and urban farm girl chores. go me. if when i reach my goal i am buying a new wardrobe. you have been warned inspired daddy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

wild and magical*

 i almost stayed behind with luca. i was feeling so overwhelmed and grouchy and just not nice to be around. at the very last second i packed up some clothes and books and my hula hoops and drove two hours with my family to spend a couple of the most magical days in the woods.

it turns out breathing woodland air under a lush canopy of trees, two hour hikes, gushing mountain streams, wild huckleberries, quiet lakes, campfire coffee, happy little folk, and wonderful company along the way is good medicine for the soul.

we found this little piece of a robin's egg shell and could see where the tiny bird pecked its way out. we also saw a mule deer eating something tasty left behind by another camper just a few feet from our tent, a little red fox and the most exciting sighting was a mama bear with her twin cubs on a mountain road on our way to the lake.

it was everything i needed and more. inspired mama, fixed up right by those wild, woodland ways!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

life as of late*

sundresses * bountiful garden * happy chickens * happier kids * popscicles * bubble blowing * wildflower bouquets * bare feet * glitter pedicures * summer bliss