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Livin The DIY Life Day In And Day Out

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Life At Home 
Lately I've been getting pretty down on myself.  Feeling that I've lost the DIY gene. Feeling like all my creativity had been sucked dry (literally, breast feeding is no joke... tmi? ah oh well).  But mostly I've been bummed about not sharing new DIY content here on the blog. This is how the convo goes on in my head

Uh, Honor?

yeah, what?

You know you haven't blogged very much lately


well, you haven't doodled any new dodad or crafted any new crafty krafts...


well, you could just paint some...

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What'chu Talkin Bout?

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, In : Life At Home 

   Oh mommy life lessons...they are some tough ones to get a handle on sometimes. Tricky how you think you've got things nailed down then these silly little things called kiddos set you straight again that, no honey, you are anything but perfect.
 Cut to scene. We had some friends over for a nice BBQ and after lunch the hooligans raced around the back yard on bikes and such but Lou decided to cozy up to one of our fella friends by sitting in his lap. Funny. She does that a lot. Lord help me no...

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Insta Update: First Month Mom of Three Thought Dump

Posted by Honor on Friday, March 14, 2014, In : Life At Home 

  Ok. So we survived. Actually, I survived, the first month of being a mom of three, three and under. No major snafus or houses burning down, no mental breakdowns, no broken bones or bloody noses.... definitively a floor pounding tantrum or two. By me. Not the toddler. But all in all I kept my shiznit together. Holla!
  So a couple of days ago I was totally congratulating myself on the heroic feat of braving Costco with three littles. Thinking 'Oh look at me, I'm so totally a Super Mom!'......
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Leland's Newborn Photo Shoot With Two Roses Photography

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, In : Life At Home 
   Alright, back for round two and three of my session with Two Roses Photography. In case you missed it, Amanda from Two Roses preformed an absolute miracle and created these beautiful maternity images. Check check check em out.... but now on to the adorableness that is newborns. Please be patient as they load... also I apologize for the overload on photos of  my baby/my family/moi... but then again I don't. This is me, my life and all that I dearly care about. It's such a joyous time in ...
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Lou's Pretty Big Girl Room

Posted by Honor on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : Home Sneek Peek 

   It's tour town around these parts! Don't know why, but I've been on a major cleaning, styling and staging kick lately and I thought I would share the fruits of my labor. Honestly I thought a third child would be the end of my housekeeping days, but actually, to mine and my husband's amusement/joy/pleasure, my cleaning/organizing/domestic engineering setting has been set on overdrive. I'm pinning cleaning tips, ripping out organization articles and basically throwing myself wholeheartedly a...

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Insta Update

Posted by Honor on Friday, January 3, 2014, In : Life At Home 

Can't beat this right?^^^^^ Making sand angels on New Year's Day?!?!

   Just a little family tradition that my parents did with me growing up and I will dutifully pass down to my littles as long as we are blessed to live in beautiful San Diego. It's been a crazy couple of weeks right? It's not just me right? Right?!
  I feel like life has been speeding up quite a bit lately. With the babes on a constant whirlwind and baby #3 soon to make his appearance, I'm starting to get some major anxiety....

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Christmas Family Photo 2013

Posted by Honor on Friday, December 27, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Merry Christmas Y'all! Hope it was a magical, wonderful, joyful celebration full of love and merriment of all kinds.

So here I am @ 34 weeks preggo, in bright and shiny red. JOY... but no really... JOY :)  . For all of my timidness getting my picture taken during this, shall we say, puffy time, I am full of joy and thankful that I kicked my but into the frame. Gotta be present and take part of the family right?! Not just stuck behind the camera.

And here is my family sans a few beloveds who we...

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Insta Update: Holiday Happenings

Posted by Honor on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : Life At Home 

   The holidays are here in full effect. Decorating, baking and shopping are pretty much filling up the calendar. Not to mention a winter wedding (which the entire fam will making an appearance in... dot dot dot.... me included at 32 weeks preggo. J.O.Y).
  So here is a quick update to the holiday happenings around this holiday house. The image above is me in heaven. Anthropologie heaven. After years of struggling to get the husband something he REALLY wants for Christmas, I finally relented ...

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 1, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Just a quick note to wish you all a Happy (& Safe!) Halloween!!!!

I will be editing and hopefully posting some pics from our impromptu Halloween photo shoot soon. But today I'll leave you with these quick snaps of our OVER TIRED - OVER SUGARFIED zombie littles.
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Playing with Vintage Glass

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : Life At Home 

  Hey-o! Over the weekend we finally got a card reader that would read the ancient compact flash drive of this old (ok... so it's not that old, but old in the current scheme of camera technology) camera. It's a SLR, yes SLR not DSLR. While this camera and vintage glass lens produces gorgeous pictures (as evidence presented in this post) it doesn't have an automatic focus, so capturing life (as it moves at one and three year old lighting speeds) can be difficult. So with great patience and a q...

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Visiting the Pumpkin Patch

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Life At Home 

   Queen of the pumpkin mountain, this feisty little one is ^^^^. Insisted on wearing her witch hat to the pumpkin patch and then proceeded to prance and jump from one orange orb to the next. Which in turn inspired bubba to roam around the giants mounds as well. Which I thought was adorable, but glares from other moms gave me the impression that they thought I was raising a wild pack of hooligans. Oh well.... different strokes for different folks. They are just pumpkins at a patch ya know?! I...

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Insta Update: Last of the Summer Soak Up

Posted by Honor on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : Life At Home 
Just a little sneak peek into our end of summer life. It has been a whirl wind and then not, like a tornado then like an Alaskan glaicer, like zip zoom zow then moooovvviiiinnngggg rrrreeeaaalllyyyy sssslllloooowwwlllyyyy..... know what I mean? When you are in the moment life seems to be dripping by so slowly like pouring cold honey, but then you blink and it's like what the hey? Where did August go? Well that's what I been feeling.

  What I have been doing is a whole lotta rearranging. The l...

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Summer is Smokin

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, In : Life At Home 

 The heat wave has finally hit us here is SoCal. So far we have been blessed with a very thick and lingering marine layer this summer, but it's finally burned off and all the UVA/UVB/Infrared/Lazer Beam Rays are hitting us full force. So on the agenda is lots of beach and splash pad time. Basically I follow one of my most important motherhood mottoes, "When in doubt, Place in water". It instantly chills the littles out. Literally and figuratively.

This guy was ready to roll and I could barely...

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Insta Update

Posted by Honor on Monday, July 29, 2013, In : Life At Home 
My life lately according to instagram

Little man dominating his big sis by stuffing her (not really) into a diaper box
My (upcoming) birthday present form the hubs.... a giant California Pepper tree
My little pirate. So many things to love about this pic. The mismatched shoes, ice princess dress, sword, sun bathing bear and all the accessories...
He is just like his pops.. always workin on something
water from a hose tastes so much better right?!
I surprised the hubs with some ticket...
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Today, I ran away... from my kids

Posted by Honor on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Life At Home 

   I literally raced out of the room through the bathroom into my bedroom slamming and sliding doors along the way only to fall into a heap of tears and sleep deprived anguish. Two seconds later I hear a crash bang boom and both kids are shoving each other out of the way to open the doors I closed and throw themselves against the door I was walled up against. Crying... whining... yelling... Mama MAMA MAMA!!!! and shoving their stubby little fingers under the door trying to get to me. 


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Gone Fish'in

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : Life At Home 

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Happy Father's Day To All You Pops Out There

Posted by Honor on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers (and father figures) out there!
The realest and manliest men I know are fathers. Tough enough to get over their own egos and play dress up, tea parties and paint nails for all the little princesses. Or patient enough to show their micro mini-mes how to loop de loop and knot some shoe laces.
Between my own father, my husband and father-in-law, I (and my babies) have been extremely blessed to have such amazing, loving, caring, patient and knowledge filled me...

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Family Fun: San Diego County Fair

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 14, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Whew this family is tuckered! As in kaput.... Doneskey... Zonked.... As in my achin back, feet and knees!
But, all in all Lou's fantastical third birthday at the county fair was a success. I don't think that little gal could have been any happier. She was literally bounding, skipping and leaping around for the whole day. Squeals of joy could be heard on the minute, every minute. From the barns full of animals, to the games, to the rides and of course the fair treats, I think this one is for th...

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Happy 3rd Birthday, Lucinda Lou!

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Happy Magical 3rd Birthday to our crazy firecracker whippersnapper sweet baby girl, Lucinda Lou! You are endlessly joyful, hilarious and stubborn. Without you our hearts would be incomplete. We love you SO!

Off to the county fair we go with Gran & Gramps, then we'll finish up the happy day with some strawberry poke cake :)

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Kickin It Hickerbilly Style

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Hillbilly... hickerbilly... what ever you call it, THIS. is. how. you. do. it.

Two restless, hot and sticky kids
One craigslist jump house
One wonky tarp tied on for shade
Wrench on that hose full power

let'em go

Like'a wave pool and McDonald's playplace all in the comfort of your very own driveway.

Such a boy ^^^^

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Summa Summa

Posted by Honor on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Everyone else ready for summer? This fam damily is! Summer for us is all about birthday parties, the beach, the Del Mar Fair (which now apparently is called the San Diego Country fair, but to me it will always be the Del Mar Fair), the horse track/races and finding new and creative ways to beat the heat. Pool noodle, water balloon, hose and sprinkler obstacle course anyone?

Hope your weekend was fun and family filled. Just an fyi, the DIYn might slow down a bit because I am finding myself more...

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DIY Two Minute Fabric Scrap Flower Hair Pin (No Sew No Glue)

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : Accessories 

I was in need of a quick craft to keep my hands busy while the kids napped today. I am trying to limit the amount of (somewhat wasted) time I spend on pinterest/facebook/flickr ect ect ect ect ect. I just get sucked in and a couple of hours later I am zonked, have accomplished nothing and now have to go attend to the babes. Bleck!
So here is a cute quickie. Good for either you or your lady-ettes in training....
You will need the supplies above. Fabric scraps, thick baker's trim, scissors and h...

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Have You Met My Daughter Yet?

Posted by Honor on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Life At Home 
Welcome to the world of Lucinda Lou...

This is her. My daughter. This is typical Lou Lou. She is supposed to be napping, but instead she decided to sneak attack her sleeping baby brother with bombs of baby powder followed by globs of shaving cream and the final 'umphf' on top of the catastrophe cake was a shower of tampon confetti (don't fret it was a brand new box). A whippersnapper, firecracker and high spirited are all mild compared to what is my daughter. While some ask 'How do you deal?' ...
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DIY Birthday 'Stats' Chalkboard

Posted by Honor on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Party Decorations 

I received quite a few emails about how I made little man's birthday chalkboard signs, so I thought I would tackle another in a DIY version to share with you all.
While google'n and pinteresting decor ideas for LM's bday I came across the most adorable chalk signs on etsy. I don't remember who they were by, but they did cost a pretty penny. Not in the budget. But hey it's just chalk right? Should be simple right? Ummm yes and ah no.  Read on for my tips and tricks for tackling a chalkboard sig...

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Happy First Birthday Little Man!

Posted by Honor on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Little man's stats board. A canvas sprayed with chalkboard paint and then decorated with chalkboard markers. While it was supposed to be temporary, I'm thinkin this baby is going on permanent display.

Please excuse my absence for the past couple of days... but I have been a lil busy bee prepping for and then celebrating my son's first birthday! I'm like Whooot Whoot  on the outside and like boo who on the inside! I can/can't believe my chunk-a-monk is one year old. Some moments seemed to pass...

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When in doubt, place in water

Posted by Honor on Friday, March 29, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Garden hose + dirt = awesome baby sitter while I dig holes and spread gravel near by.

Thank god for mud

Really... thank you.

and thank you for stopping by!

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Most Magical Place Eva!

Posted by Honor on Thursday, March 14, 2013, In : Life At Home 

disneyland.... Disneyland.... DISNEYLAND!!!!

It was sunny and beautiful and magical and wonderful and madness and amazing people watching and lesson learning and delicious and intense and hilarious and, well, everything! Every type of emotion and experience jamb packed into one day, one place one moment in time. Talk about sensory overload. We are still super tired, feels like I just ran a marathon... not that I have ever run a marathon... but I imagine my feet would feel just. like. this.

I am...

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Inspirational Places: Balboa Park

Posted by Honor on Friday, March 8, 2013, In : Life At Home 
The little ones and I went to a fantastic place this week looking to have an adventure. It was a magical wonderland full of lollipops and gargoyles. Well, no lollipops but there were definitely gargoyles! We ventured to Balboa Park,  hugely important point of historical interest here in San Diego. Here is what wikipedia has to say about it..

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation green belts, gardens and wal...
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Weekend Wildflowers

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Weekends like what just happened, remind me why our family is so blessed to live in southern California... and why we will never ever never ever never never NEVER move away. Unless we have to. Begrudgingly, I would welcome new adventures and new locations but not with out a great big harumph!!!! first.
Our weather was splendid, the wildflowers are blooming (spring comes extra extra early here) and the big man had the weekend off. Triple threat. We BBQ'd with close friends. We planted our zinni...

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Making: A Quick Getaway

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, In : Life At Home 

I make things for a living and a big part of my 'making' life is.... well.... making memories.

This past week the mister was struck by an idea (a genius idea at that!), that our little miss Lou with the attitude has never played in snow. I know what you are thinking... 'poor you in beautiful southern California and your year round tubular weather'. (and Dude, let me tell ya, it is tubular)
Well, yeah! Boo-hoo for us! Snow is awesome. Awesome awesome awesome. And we are just s...

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DIY Glitter Rainboots

Posted by Honor on Monday, February 25, 2013, In : Accessories 

Anyone else like to rock rain boots on a nice sunny day? Me and my little gal sure do. I'm thinkin she picked it up from me ;) . We love to plop on our wellies (or goat ropers, as my husband calls them) to do a little gardening or what knot, regardless if there are puddles to stomp through or not. I have a festive pink and white polka dot pair, but poor Lou only has a plainie janie black rubber pair. Perfectly functional and acceptable but not nearly fashionable enough for a gal with this muc...

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Watercolor Practice

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Goof off time for me is pretty rare these days. Sometimes I lose myself in memories of way way back when I had no babies, no hubby, no major responsibilities. When I could lounge around a read 5 magazines front to back without interruption. When I could sketch, paint and write for hours on end. Just get lost in my thoughts. Ahhh those days! They were fun. But I couldn't help feeling lost then. Like I was waiting for something. Well, I'm not waiting anymore! I'm struggling to keep up! Funny ho...

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A Girl and Her Grandpa

Posted by Honor on Friday, February 15, 2013, In : Life At Home 

   I have just begun a giant family photo editing spree and had to share this sweet pic of my girl with her grandpa. This was taken while the in laws were out here for a little vacation just a few weeks ago. Lou gets to facetime with her grandpa & grandma almost everyday,  but nothing compares to a good ol fashioned cuddle. What a lucky little girl to have a grandpa so devoted as he.
Hop you have something fun for the weekend. My home tour will be up soon and I will pass on the details.
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Tough Cookie

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : Life At Home 

  Dairy of parenting a strong willed child: Part one.

  Buying a mattress.

  To say that my first born, Lou, is a strong willed child is like calling the grand canyon just a valley. True in essence, but greatly inadequate in description.
  This little one has tested me more than anyone or anything else. A constant button pusher. A true inquisitor. Master of patience draining.
  Good thing they are so darn cute at this age, right? Or who knows what could happen when a tired mama is pushed past h...

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Pillow Mosh Pit

Posted by Honor on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Life At Home 

 I am ecstatic that these two really enjoy each others company. They giggle and laugh and talk to each other. Well, Lou talks and the little man ' Mamamamama ma MA mama MAMAMAM's' at her. Lou is generous with her toys but he is much more interested in her. Sprint crawling after her if she saunters away. She is gentle with him (most of the time anyway). I am also very surprised that she tolerates little man getting a tad more attention right now. Nursing, crawling up the stairs, diapers... you...

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Lou and Santa 2012

Posted by Honor on Sunday, December 23, 2012, In : Life At Home 

what the hell mama?!?

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Shared Bedroom Sneak Peek

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
He is a sneak peek into what I have been working on lately. As I mentioned before here I am in the middle of a room swap, turning my old office into the kids shared bedroom. While making up my mind on the furniture situation I decided to jazz up the long wall in the room. As of right now this wall will be free of any furniture, just toys stacked up in front, so it will be perfect for them to scribble away.

 First I created a chair rail by attaching some pre finished lightweight trim. I used qu...

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An Animal Cracker Kind Of Day

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : Life At Home 

Yep, some days you just want to shovel in some animal crackers hand over fist.

Welcome to my pity party.

I don't want to complain but I am a bit grumpy over the other night and I am trying to move on. Long story short, we went to a holiday party hosted by old Navy friends of the huz. So while he was out by the fire pit reminiscing I was left to my own devices to corral a wicked fast crawler and a super stubborn two year old. Usually I can laugh it off when Lou pulls some attitude with an audie...
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Lipstick Break

Posted by Honor on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : Life At Home 

In the middle of our Christmas crafting, Lou took it upon herself to have a little lipstick break. Not a snack break, not a toy break... no, not even a candy break. This little curmudgeon stealthy crept up to my bathroom and carefully applied my deepest and brightest MAC lipstick. Then popped back down stairs to say "Mama, I'm ready. Let's go to town."
She is a beauty don't you think?
Lots on the Christmas crafting agenda. I have a DIY burlap advent calendar and stockings coming up next.

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Sewing Series: Girls A Line Dress

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, In : Clothing 

Here is the third installment of my ' ease back into sewing like how you gingerly dip into a jacuzzi' sewing series. This is my version of an A line dress, basically the same but with a tweak here and there. This one is a little more complicated than the easy 5 minute flouncy skirt and bubble skirt... but not by that much.

The A line dress is another one of those little things that every crafter should know. It seems more complicated than it actually is. In fact all of the sewing projects that...

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Sewing Series: 5 Minute Little Girl's Bubble Skirt

Posted by Honor on Monday, November 12, 2012, In : Clothing 
Continuing on with my mini sewing series. A few days ago I showed you how to make a Flouncy Skirt. Today I show you my foray into bubbledom. Which is basically the same as the flouncy skirt, just with one tweak. It is an easy tweak so don't get your knickers in a knot. Not one of my sewing tuts are difficult. I want to encourage myself (and you!) to sew more, not less by biting off more than I can chew, or stitch :)

 Don't you think bubble shape is so darn cute and perfect for a little girl t...
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Sewing Series: DIY 5 Minute Little Girl Skirt

Posted by Honor on Saturday, November 10, 2012, In : Clothing 

I used to sew a ton. I was a serging and stitching maniac. Any and everything from million layer tulle tutus (yes, an adult can wear a tutu... think Carrie from SATH), to maxi dresses and even a tank top or two. Jersey was my favorite, but man o man is it a finicky fabric to work with! Definitely not for beginners.

 It has been a few years since I broke out the sewing machine for a 'serious' sewing project so I thought I would ease myself back in. As in I will stitch up a few items for Lou... ...

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The Davenport

Posted by Honor on Monday, November 5, 2012, In : Life At Home 

I Love love love this snapshot of them. I will have to look back on this when they are tearing each others hair out and say to them, 'SEE!!! You can get along!'

Welcome to our new haven. This chartreuse and cream floral wonder is our 'new' sofa. Eight feet long of vintage cushy pillow wonderful. I have recently vowed to myself that old is the new 'new'. No more new furniture when there are plenty of hardy handcrafted in the US of A battleships out there. I haven't named this beauty yet but I a...
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DIY Glitter Glue and Paint

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : Crafter's Toolbox 

This recipe (minus the glitter) is perfect for homemade glue or wallpaper paste as well!

Tips & Tricks: This recipe makes one large bowl or about 4 pint mason jars worth. I like making this amount because it is easy to save, and I go through about this much in a weeks time. We love our crafting around these here parts, especially now that it is holiday season. October till end of December is holiday season for us.

This recipe really is simple. I have seen some crafters heat this stuff up, or a...

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A Girl and Her Dog

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : Life At Home 

smooch! So adorable and yes, a little yucky.

Everyone always says 'A boy and his dog...'. Well? What about us girls?

I have tons of fond memories of our family dog. Our family pooch was a Newfoundland aka BIG BLACK BEAR. Her name was Alakazam or Ali. She let me put daisies in her hair and fall asleep cuddled up in her paws. I miss her. My goodness how fresh those memories stay!

   Welcome Willy! We rescued this retired ranch mutt a few weeks ago and he has turned out to be a HUGE blessing for o...

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Peek A Boo!

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Adventures in Hide-N-Seek with a two year old & a dutch door

I found you!

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DIY Bookcase Dollhouse

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

DO IT YOURSELF Bookcase Dollhouse

A perfect rainy day project. This little old lady of a bookcase was fancified over the weekend. All it took was me dragging out my unbelievably large stash of scrapbook paper, scissors and many glue sticks.
Plus # 1: It is free! Go green right? Recycle, reduce and reuse...
Plus # 2: The kids can participate.
Plus # 3: The finished product is so darn toot'n cute.

Here we go... tricks and tips follow below each picture but this DIY is pretty self explanatory...


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Soggy Sunday Smiles

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 22, 2012, In : Life At Home 

Rain rain come again any day you please :)
We love rain here in this household. My plants were very thirsty and we were in dire need of a dress up day. That was our weekend in a nutshell. Story time, dress up and lots of smiles.
Hope you had a pleasant week end.
I am working on a super cute project for the kiddos. Pics and a DIY coming next!

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Harveston Lake (Duckies!)

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, In : Life At Home 

What a feeding frenzy!
Between her and the ducks our bits of bread didn't last more than 5 minutes. I must say that they were the most aggressive ducks/geese/water fowl I have ever ventured to feed.

We are talking swarms here! Even pecked our toes!

So I am thinking that maybe Lou with the attitude ate the bread out of self defense.

So besides our sore pecked toes and dodging the mass amounts of duck poop, it was a pretty nice little morning for us.

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I even caught the culp...

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Misty Memories

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 12, 2012, In : Life At Home 

    Lou with the attitude is off to get her first puppy dog with her papa this morning. Exciting yes, but am I ready for this? Two kiddos under three and a puppy dog?
I guess so.
I know so.

  A dog will complete our little family (well for just a little bit anyway... you never know when that baby feeling will kick in again!)

Hope you all are having a great week and have some fun plans for the weekend. Our Halloween extravaganza is tomorrow so I am a party preppin mo fo!

Here are some cute sn...
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Future Best Friends? Here is Hoping!

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 8, 2012, In : Life At Home 

   Put little man down for a nap and ran to the restroom. I thought Lou with the Attitude was munching on some cheerios in her room but I thought wrong. I left the RR and was drawn in to our bedroom by the joyful sound of giggling. Lou thought better of nap time and decided it was playtime. So she helped herself into his playpen and proceeded to tickle little man. Both were giggling and laughing up a storm. Boy do I hope their friendship stays strong and that they will grow up loving each oth...

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Happy Friday! (Our Unofficial Donut Day!)

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 5, 2012, In : Life At Home 

Sometimes you just need a donut. Happy Friday Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Gardening With Toddler 101

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 27, 2012, In : Life At Home 

Don't you wish you could be this excited again?!?!  About everything? And anything?

Lou with the attitude was literally screaming with enthusiasm when I asked her if she could help me do some gardening. With little shovel in hand she promptly got to work pulling out my rosemary....

um Lou?

Those are not weeds.

ok Mama. (as she holds up a spring and inhales deeply) smells goooooood mama.

Just thought I would share this little bit of sunshine. Children are such joyful little nuggets.

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Her First Butterfly

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, In : Life At Home 
     So exciting to be able to capture her 'firsts'. This was her first butterfly! I was futzing around inside when the hubs ran in and said grab the camera. There they were, engaged in a dance of sort. The butterfly letting Lou with the attitude dangerously close before it flitter and fluttered away. Like a feather on the breeze. But this was a friendly (or hurt) butterfly and fluttered away only so far. Perfect for chasing.

Thought that this special little moment was worth sharing. Hop...

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Today was a good day... Beach Day

Posted by Honor on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Life At Home 

In order to escape the blazing-hot-surface-of-the-sun-indian-summer we are experiencing here in southern California, we did what any sane family would do and headed to the beach. It was a great family day. Thought I would share a couple of snapshots. Hope you are having a great weekend. Lots of DIYs scheduled for this week!

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Visiting Ghosts

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Life At Home 
This weekend my parents, the babies and I flew up to Portland Oregon to visit my grandmother. She is my one and only grandmother, as my maternal one passed before I could meet her. (That statement makes me sad because from all the stories I hear about Betty Lou, she and I would have been thick as thieves. With our similar tempers, predilections to having flocked wallpaper on the ceiling and a devotion to anything sweet ).
   But GM Mary Jane couldn't be sweeter. Exactly what you hope a grandm...
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Learning Good Habits

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Life At Home 
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    Here is Lou with the attitude's newest gift from her father. Yes it is a tractor... of course it is a John Deere.

    It is much to much to big for her, I don't think her feet even reach the pedals. But that doesn't mean good habits can't begin. So while her father gave his big rig a wash she took it upon herself to give her green goodie a good ol scrub down. All by her little self. I asked if she wanted help... but that just got a big 'No!' and my jeans being...

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Little Adventures

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : Life At Home 
We all have adventures... some bigger than others. It is so easy to forget how it was when we were little, where EVERYTHING was an adventure. Going to the store, birthday parties, school, tree swings, parades and of course bath time.... all little adventures that shape our personalities as well as our past.
  As a mom I try to remember not to sweat the little things. Clothes will get dirty, milk will get spilled, vases will get broken and we will be late. But more importantly I try and focus ...

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Every Kid Needs A Bounce House

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Life At Home 
This post has been sponsored by Craigslist (not really), but it is definitely a testament to the awesomeness of CL.

While mama bear was at a neighbors baby shower this weekend the hubs was on Lou with the attitude entertainment duty. I thought there would be some playtime in the kiddy pool or perhaps some sandbox castle building...

umm no. Not with my husband. He don't work that way.

I should have known. His eyes are permanently glued to CL always on the look out for a screaming deal for cars/t...

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Gifts of Joy... Joyful Gifts

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 6, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Getting gifts are the best right? There really is nothing like tearing open some pretty packaging to reveal the goodies inside. Lou with the attitude received a package in the mail from her grandma... and you can feel the joy she is experiencing playing with these new toys. I really hope she keeps that innocence for as long as possible.

    She received her own set of cooking utensils and lots of play food to go with it. Not plastic (ugh) play-food but handmade felt play-food (sigh :) ). Alon...

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Her First Ride

Posted by Honor on Thursday, August 2, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Her first ride is American made... vintage... and absolutely fabulous! What was your first ride? Mine was a Mustang. Lucky Girl right?! I think so.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Chalk Paint Fail

Posted by Honor on Monday, July 23, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Mama bear tried a little experiment today... and it failed.

Mommy dearest tried her hand at some homemade chalk paint from a couple of recipes found online. Lou saw me mixing it up and was convinced I was baking a cake so all she wanted to do was taste it. Yucky. Bleck. 

But Lou with the attitude had a great time so I guess it is not really a fail. Right? I'll just tell myself that and call it a day.

she had plenty of fun standing in the paint containers... then proceeded to dump them out and ...

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