Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Share it

I just finished reading this book today and loved it, 
so much so I wanted to share it with you.

I learned so much about the comparisons between what you eat and how your skin looks.
And it's pretty amazing.

Ever since having Lucas, me & dairy don't mix.
I eat it, but really shouldn't.
And after reading this book she has a whole chapter on the effects of dairy on your skin and it's one of the biggest contributors to acne.
Which is probably why mine has not been looking the greatest these days!

She goes thru everything from what to eat, to vitamins, minerals,
and how it all breaks down into your skin. So fascinating and
if you love these kind of books or if you have trouble skin and want to read more about alternative ways to help, this book is great.

She also has a 28 day food plan at the back of the book to help you transition to a cleaner way of eating and I started it today.

I can't wait to see if my skin really improves after 28 days.
Because the before & after photos in the book are really incredible.


Thursday, May 26, 2011


The other day I was able to sit down at my sewing machine while Lucas took an extra long nap to finish a project for a friend.

She is having an online fundraiser to help raise money to bring home their sweet baby girl from Ethiopia and I was so excited to help. 

I adore this girl & her family is so beautiful.
Not to mention her & her husband are amazing photographers. 
They are taking our family photos and I can't wait! 
And her blog is one of my favorite daily reads! 


Sometimes we have opportunities to be a part of something so beautiful in the blogging community and this is one of those things!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I love us

The 20th was our wedding anniversary.
It always sneaks up on us.
We have two, and each year we always say we need to pick one but we never do.

And Kyle had to remind me this year.
Bad wife.

But my mom came over early Saturday to hang out with the boys so that we could hang out in LA before the going away party.

We had a good day. A solid 10 hours of alone time.
I can't remember the last time that happened.
While at the party our wedding song played,
(we picked a really long song) and we both got really excited.
I love when songs do that to you.

And it was a great way to end our day together.
I love us.

"Two people
who belong together
make a world."
-Hans Margolius

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saying goodbye...

On Saturday, Kyle & I drove out to LA to say goodbye to my best friend. 

She is going on tour for the summer with her incredibly talented boyfriend, and then ending up in Massachusetts to stay for good.

The day was so perfect.

And I know it's not the end.
What we have is forever,
and nothing will ever change that.

But after hugging her for the hundredth time and walking away to our car, I couldn't help but cry. 

I'm really gonna miss having her around, 
but am so happy for what's in store for her.


I love you Lisa!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This kid...

is a wild child.

He has me going from the moment I open my eyes,
until the moment his eyes close at night.
Which lately has been way later than his usual bedtime,
leaving mommy with very little time to herself.
The nail polish on my toes and eyebrows can atest to the neglect.

With the rainy unpredictable weather we've been having lately,
having boys trapped in the house is like being in the cage with lions, so the second the rain lets up we head outside.
And that means Lucas takes off like the wind, with me running after him.

I'm still getting used to it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mud bath

Saturday I was able to cash in my mothers day gift:
a spa day at Glen Ivy.

It was either this or a Nook...
which was really a tough decision.

But in the end I went for the option that tempted me with 19 pools, mineral baths, mud baths, saunas, and the dream of taking a nap and finishing my book.

Wouldn't you?

Between sampling each pool, walking the grounds, eating, and lounging...the day went by in a snap.
I never finished my book and didn't take a nap.
I really regret that.

But I loved the art of doing nothing...
Since having Lucas I've only been away from the trio once for the day, can you believe that? 

I missed them so much and was so happy to see their faces when I walked through the door.

Mom's need these days from time to time.

Monday, May 16, 2011

8 weeks to a better me: Week 3

This week it's about eating healthy...which is something I definitely struggle with.
I blame it all on Diet Coke & Nutella.
And I've realized that if I did eat better all those hours in the gym will actually start paying off.

Last week one of my goals was to drink more water, and it wasn't too bad, I just added lemon and a sprinkle of splenda, so I think I'll keep it up this week too.

3 goals

1) Keep drinking lemon water, and less soda.
2) Eggs for breakfast and not the usual frozen waffle duo.
3) And I loved the idea of packing a healthy snack in my purse. The thought of having homemade trail mix as a snack versus a fruit snack that Lucas decided to share with me sounds so much better.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Butt boarder...

He apparently likes to live dangerously and skateboard minus a diaper.


Kyle had a meeting in LA, so we tagged along.
It was spontaneous.
And sometimes with 3 kids spontaneity takes a back seat.

We walked Melrose.
Ate at Johnny Rockets.
And Ayden met James Durbin ("the rocker") from American Idol
I'm hoping he wins now because he was sweet to my kid.
Yes, I know I'm a little biased.
I'm glad we tagged along.
We had so much fun.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

8 weeks to a better me: Week 2

It's week 2 of 8 weeks to a better me, and this week it's about staying healthy and working out, which I'm really excited about.

Last week I was definitely more motivated and excited to blog, and I did okay with my goals.
Actually I did really badly I'm not going to lie.
I missed 2 out of the 3.
But this week I'm gonna get all 3!

Week 2 Goals:

1) No more snacking past 8:00 pm. (Husband, please hold me to this!)
2) Drink WAY more water. And WAY less soda.
3) Work out in the morning versus the night. I love starting the day after a work out and leaving the gym when the sun is out will be a great change of scenery.

I hope you do great with your goals this week!


Mother's Day rundown:

(Thanks honey for making my day so special.)

I hope you all had a great mother's day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Today I get to celebrate being a mom to my 3.

And I'm really excited about it.
Handmade gifts,
and sweet poems are my favorite.

(I've had a few hints that they are good this year.)

Yesterday morning I woke up and Brandon made me waffles with apples and a tiny wilted cilantro leaf for a garnish.
And this was just Saturday...I can't wait to see what he makes me tomorrow.

I love being their mom.
They really are the best thing I have ever done.