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Suki Cheema


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Such great patterns and colors, I could fill my house with
items from his home collection!

little bits of color

Felix De Pass
Felix De Pass
I'm loving these pieces from Felix De Pass. How I love these neutrals
with brightly colored accents!

go ahead, sleep in

Israel has a love hate relationship with sleep. Some nights it feels
like he's a newborn again and some nights he sleeps so well I have to
go in and check if he's still breathing! Either way, I can't get enough.
So for those of you without a wee one like mine, sleep in for me, would ya?

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My husband had Saturday off from work, the first time since our Israel was born.
We went to our local market, the weather was great! We snacked on Dutch stroopwafels, basil tomato pizza and then walked around the local booths.

Frederik Vercuysse


I could live with this black color blocked kitchen and floor, especially
since every other wall is stark white. I can actually see my husband sleeping
on the leather sofa!

book of the week-Little 1


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Everyone in the family loves this book. Originally published in
1962, the illustrations and story are incredibly sweet! Oh, and
Israel just loves all of the colors and shapes. He pats all of the
pages excitedly, it's pretty cute!



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This house tour of Finnish blogger Suki is awe inspiring.

leftovers & I can't help it

almond chicken
I can't believe it's already Monday.
We had an exhausting weekend. Israel was up almost all of
Saturday night and thankfully, my mom saved the day by coming
over at 3 in the am! Thankfully she lives near and is gifted
at getting my son to sleep when neither of us can. She's an
altogether amazing woman!
Since I only slept for the 4 hrs she was here watching Israel,
I was not in the mood to make anything fancy. We had chicken,
we had almonds and we had lettuce. I threw this together on a
whim and was surprised at how well it turned out.
I just pulsed the raw almonds in my bullet, coated the strips
of chicken in egg and then rolled in the finely chopped almonds.
And then I just made a salad. We'll probably be finishing up the
rest today for lunch!
Israel, 6 1/2 mos
The little guy who wears me out, doesn't seem tired at all.
Even when I'm so worn out, he's so worth it.

Royal Oak


This product gallery for Royal Oak Floors has some really beautiful
spaces. If you look through the gallery you'll see wooden paneled walls
and ceilings, exactly what I dream of someday. Find more here.

goose egg


Israel, 6 months
Here's Israel right before he gave himself his first
goose egg. Of course I was laying right next to him the
whole time because hello, that is a metal spoon, but it only
took a moment, as accidents often do. He cried and I soothed.
Within just a few minutes, and some nursing, he was playing
and happy and oblivious to the little bump now on his forehead.
One of many little accidents I suppose. He is a boy after
and they seem to come out of the womb happy to hit, smack,
bang, and slap anything and everything.
Yes, he is all boy, and that's just how I like him.

(notice how his hair blends in with the fur rug?)

what are you eating?


What are you eating?
Laura from Orange Beautiful with chocolate cheerios, kiwi and cadbury eggs with a demitasse spoon.
What are you eating?
what are you eating?
Cathie with pineapple fried rice from Ampersandity
What are you eating?
Jessica with sushi from Kohler Created
what are you eating?
Jamie from Natural Salvage with Ramp pizza
What are you eating?
My dear friend Naphtali from Say La Vie with Bib salad
what are you eating?
Nina Fitzwilson with whole wheat, sundried cranberry and ginger scones.
Thank you for sending in so many entries! I will continue to post these
for as long I receive new ones in my inbox. :)
Everything looks amazing, yet again, and I can't tell you enough just
how impressed I am. Makes me think I've really got to step it up in
the kitchen!



I'm sort of wishing I could pack my bags and move in here.
Sure the current tenants would not appreciate that though!

book of the week-Popville


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I'm not sure who enjoys this book more, us or Israel. Unfortunately,
he can't touch the pages but he sure loves watching this little town
pop up! I think we'll store it in the office for now, just for safe
keeping. ;)



A couple photos to start your week with.

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