Tuesday, October 23, 2012


"No Grayson, Coco not a toy, Coco my best friend!" That's what I heard Lucy frantically tell her drooling baby brother the other day as he reached for the doll to know doubt use as his latest teething object. Lucy snatched up Coco before he could get to her and skipped off to the other room.

Lucy has never been attached to any of her toys. She likes them all but doesn't seem to notice or mind if one mysteriously vanishes {is donated}. She doesn't have a favorite lovie or blankie either so I didn't really think much would come of the simple little doll I made her for her second birthday back in February. Boy was I wrong. This doll and this little girl are almost inseparable. Coco's been through the wash so many times I've repaired countless popped seems and recently I had to replace her skirt which was lost somewhere in Saugatuck- if anyone sees it blowing down the street ; )


Friday, October 12, 2012

thirty-one things

Today is my birthday and I'm 31 {or 30 again as I like to say.} I thought I'd take the opportunity to share with you 31 random thoughts and/or things about me....

1. I'm a lefty. The world was not made for us southpaw's {spiral notebooks are the worst} but who cares because I swear it's true that just about every lefty I've ever known has also loved to be creative.

2. I love to knit! I'm not great at it but I love the way it feels like "exercise" for my brain. I like to look at a pattern, be scared to death, learn it and then be so proud that I accomplished something new.

3. Is it weird to anyone else that tomatoes are classified as fruit? C'mon.

4. My right eye twitches like mad when I'm tired or stressed.

5. I quit watching the news in the mornings about 3 weeks ago. I realized it was making me very anxious and that's no way to start the day. I wish I would have noticed this years ago.

6. Our son Grayson was nameless for the first 24 hours of his life. I couldn't make up my mind.

7. I wish I were a runner.

8. I'm almost finished reading {this} book. It's starts out kind of slow and is teency bit out there at times but overall the author makes some really great points and it's worth reading.

9. I love coffee and sugar free redbull.

10. fall is my absolute favorite time of year.

11. One day I would love to learn another language.

12. Cooking for my family makes me really happy.

13. I wish my hair were thicker. It's always been baby fine.

14. I love to play sports. Volleyball, tennis, basketball, softball, kickball, snowboarding...

15. I've learned to never hold a grudge- just let it go regardless of whether the other person does or not.

16. Shoe size 8

17. Eye color hazel

18. I'm nearsighted.

19. My all time favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. It's so beautifully shot and always makes me feel so warm and cozy. I watch it every time it's on television.

20. I'm kind of a history nerd *thanks dad*

21. I really want to get a kitten for Lucy but I know we don't need another cat. The other two would be really pissed.

22. I have family in Sweden and Finland and an open invitation. I wish airfare weren't so crazy expensive- I dream about all four of us heading there someday.

23. I have a scarf obsession.

24. I spell it with the "h"

25. The cute boy I married is and always will be my best friend. 

26. I have two tattoos and I hate them both.

27. I'm very close to my mom. We talk on the phone multiple times a day and she comes for lunch at least once a week.

28. I have a couple of really great girlfriends I'm super thankful for {you know who you are!}

29. I look like a straight up serial killer in my newly renewed driver license photo.

30. I'm a sucker for anything with a bird on it.

31. All I've ever wanted to be is a wife and mother and to be creative. I'm living my own dream.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend!