Month: March 2016

Put the pieces together to find peace 

My son is 17 weeks and just had his four month check up. He’s grown so much! From 6 lbs, 9 oz to 14 lbs, 10 oz and 20.5in to 26.5in. He’s a testament to the perfection of nature and he is my breastfeeding trophy. He is really developing his personality and has some serious preferences (he likes to face out when we hold him, he doesn’t like to wear socks, he likes to sit in our laps when we are out at a restaurant). I love it! He is a little man, exploring his world, the master of his tiny universe.  So I’ve been devoured by being a mama. Every moment and breathe I take is for my little baby. He is the still point of the turning world. Recently, I have been trying to get back to me. Incorporate my old life with my new one.  So my first step in that was getting back to the gym. I put it off for months. My exercise release from my doctor came and passed. …

3 months

Julian can lift his head up whilst on his belly. He reaches out with intent and grabs toys which he immediately shakes. My little guy has a hard time finding sleep & taking naps during the day, He doesn’t want to miss a thing. In the mornings I play some of my favorite songs for him while we talk & play. Julian is always smiling and he is so engaged. His eyes are full of so much light and wonder. Talking to him is my favorite thing right now, I love to hear his sweet baby responses.  My son had a hard time with a cold he picked up from family. We ended up in the ER with concerns about his breathing. He was in such good spirits considering the situation. We were released from the hospital with breathing treatments. Upon arriving home, Julian laughed for the first time(while awake)! It was the sweetest most wonderful noise I have ever heard and it was exactly what I needed after such a scary & stressful day.  …

Weekly inspirations:

Being a mom is exhausting and without coffee I don’t think I would survive. Most mornings it’s black and cold from neglect. A fancy coffee to start my day sounds like a dream. Here are a few of my favorites that you can make at home.  Milk & Honey Coffee Fresh Mint Iced Coffee  Lavender Latte

Weekly Inspirations 

Last weekend my husband sat on my sunglasses and broke them to pieces. R.I.P.  I’m now in the market for a new pair….or two.  Sunglasses: Show Stopper Tortoise  Marbled Shades Round Tort  Metal Hexagon  Cateye Ombré Sometimes city life really limits your garden space which can be really annoying. These vertical gardening ideas can help you utilize every inch of your yard or patio effectively.  Vertical Gardening: The Pyramid The Staircase The Living Wall The Garden Shelves

Garden Goals 

The weather is warming up and some of my green friends from last year are popping up! I’m really looking forward to the garden season & I can’t wait to prep my beds. I have planned to build a couple of vertical beds for herbs & greens. I also have dreams for a cutting garden this year, who could resist fresh bouquets of flowers. I’ve never canned or pickled my produce before but I have been doing some research and I think this year I will give it a go. It will be a great opportunity to stretch the garden bounty through the winter. Picture this: Apple butter, apple pie filling, baked apples, Apple sauce, pickled radishes,pickled jalapeños & pickled beets, salsa, tomato sauce, oh and strawberry jam. It will be a lot of work but absolutely worth it!  Here is a photo of my garden from last year!