Springtime Stork Deliveries

There have been so many new babies born this spring, cousin’s babies, best friend’s babies, babies, babies, babies. To celebrate I leave you with one of my favorite pieces of poetry.

From Khalil Gibran’s the Prophet:

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness,
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Gluten Free Brownie Discovery

gluten free brownie reviewThese brownies were good enough to fool even the pickiest of our gluten loving friends. They would be even more delicious if filled with creme or jelly! By far the best gluten free brownies I have had in years. You can find them at Jewel in the bakery section. Enjoy! :)

Desk to Vanity Transformation

Sharing some before and afters of our office to dressing room transformation.  The table is unchanged, just a quick decor swap.  I have been on a re-decorating binge this spring.  :)

Before:
IMG_8010After:
vanity decor ideasI love how our products look here!
IMG_8069Showcasing my Mardi Gras kicks. :)
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Diet Water

In case you haven’t noticed by my lack of update posts about my diet, water intake etc… I have miserably regressed with my diet this year. Life and stress got the better of me. To kickstart a change toward healthier eating, I decided to try the “diet water” that I have seen floating around the internet. Because there are so many versions of this I’m not sure who to give credit to, but it isn’t my original idea (if only I was that clever). I’m sure this won’t be a miracle, but it does taste great and it is an awesome way to start the day.

diet water recipeIngredients:
1 organic cucumber
2 organic lemons
Filtered Water

I have seen versions of this with cayenne being used.  You can do this if you wish, but in my opinion, yuck!

 

We use a zero water filter, and place this in a glass pitcher. Assemble the ingredients at night and allow to sit in the refrigerator until morning. Drink the entire pitcher over the course of the next day.  This isn’t a fast, eat healthfully!  I have used the same cucumber/lemons for two nights in a row, then I switch to a new batch. I will post an update with results as soon as I have something to report :)

Summer Fire Nights

summer celebrationsWarm nights have finally started popping up and we were finally able to use our new firepit for the first time.  You can see I am a bit behind with our planting this year… you win some and you lose some I guess.  We will get there eventually.  :)

How To Properly Greet A Dog

how to properly greet a dog
Please teach your children that some dogs need their space for one reason or another and to always ask for permission before placing their hands on a dog they don’t know. Thank you to doggiedrawings.net for continuing to create such helpful graphics.