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Winter Snapshots

Posted by Honor on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Life At Home 
Alright ma peeps. Time for a totally self indulgent post full of me, my babies and our going ons. So I warn you, avert your eyes now if you have an aversion to baby snuggles and childhood wonderment because basically all this shamelessly is, is a way for me to make them a baby book without having to make them a baby book...

But mama! I promise we will only put our toes in! Just our toes! Please oh please can we play by the water?!?!?!
Ya right... just your toes.

I have been very blessed with thr...

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Blog Updates and Life Lately

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, In : Life At Home 


Alright men. Or should I say ladies?! I've manned up and updated the tutorial page  and the recipe page here on this little ol blog. The newer ones are listed at the start of each section, older ones tailing towards the end. Didn't realize there were so many that needed to be added! Oh well, alls good now. But in other stupendous yet not really that important info, I really feel like my groove is starting to come back... full tilt! A few hours spent editing and html'ing and I've got so many i...

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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

and?

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

and?

well, you could just paint some...

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This Girl is on Fi-airrrrrr! (Well... almost). Thoughts on the wild fires across San Diego

Posted by Honor on Saturday, May 17, 2014, In : Life At Home 


      Taken from my kitchen window, looking west towards Camp Pendelton or the Tomahawk Fire. 

      As a girl basically born, raised and lived her entire life in southern cali, I am very well acquainted with mother nature's burning wrath. Literally a 'burning' wrath. 'Wildfires' or brush fires are a force of nature that have become part of our every day vocab here in the west. Living in these parts you hear over and over phrases like 'brush fire', 'red flag warning' and 'containment' as in 10...

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I Be Baby Wearing: The Best & Worst Baby Wearing Ways

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, In : Life At Home 
 
 Fist bump to all my fellow baby wearing mamas! I give you a little round of fingerplause on the keyboard for being wonder mom and lugging your little munchkin around. I literally feel your joy and pain ;)

    I have been a baby wearing fanatic right from the get go. Why? Is it because I am a natural hippie dippy flippy trying to make my soul and synergy become one with my baby? Hells to the no. It's because my first born, lovely Lucinda, came out like an octopus. An angry octopus. Happy whe...

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Old Post Ranch: Chicken Coop

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, In : Backyard Chickens 

   I've mentioned it a few times before, but I am a total wanna be. A wanna be homesteader that is. And Matt (hubbers) can lay claim to this feeling as well. Oh you know. The grow your own food, lay your own eggs (chickens that is ;) ), sew your own clothes, hunt your own meat and build your own house kinda homesteader. But of course all in the safety and comfort of 70 degrees and sunny southern California. Don't count on us moving to anywhere the sun don't a'shine 360 days a year (we'll let ...

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Babies and Chickens and Wild Things Oh My!

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, In : Life At Home 

   Yep. It's true. We've dove off the deep end straight into a big ol pile of po-dunk hillbilly wanna be homesteader silliness. We are now proud parents of twelve, yes count them, twelve baby chicks. Wait give me a sec... one.. two.. three........... yep twelve chicks. A bit over zealous are we?! Totally.
   We've, well I have talked about getting chickens for a while now and the hubs just waved me off like I was talking crazy cat lady. So how did I get him to sway my way? I sneakily snuck a (...

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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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Eclectic Boys Playroom Tour

Posted by Honor on Thursday, February 27, 2014, In : Home Sneek Peek 

  Thought it was about time that I shared a tour of our playroom or 'the boys room'. Of course I share it right when it's about to change. Now that ol Leland has made his appearance this room is soon to become a shared bedroom. So lots of decorating daydreams are sure to follow ;).
   This room started off as an office/guest room but then I felt so guilty about having such a large room all to my self and the 'once a year' out of town guests. So Lucinda's room it became. Then once Lucas came al...

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My Maternity Shoot With Two Roses Photography

Posted by Honor on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : Life At Home 

   I just got the final product back of my maternity shoot with my good friend Amanda of Two Roses Photography.... how do I sum up my feelings/thoughts about em? Stoked?! Ecstatic?! Absolutely flabbergasted that she totally captured what I was looking for?! Yep. All of the above and so much more. 

   I was hesitant to do a maternity shoot (at first) because in my opinion most turn out super cheesy with a side of cheese and just end up making the mama look large and uncomfortable. But I knew I...

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Welcome Leland Richard Kristie!

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : Life At Home 

   He is here! We are so proud/happy/exhausted to announce his blessed arrival at 4:30 pm on Monday February the 10th. He was my biggest (but oh so perfectly sized) baby yet at 7 lbs 8oz and 19 & 3/4" tall.
  It's been a week and I couldn't be more happy with how things are settling in. He is happy/content/power champ at nursing and generally just a great baby. Lucas was a lot like this and I am so relieved that Leland is just as calm as his older brother. Lou and Lucas are adjusting well too...

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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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We be bump'n it.... Baby Boy Style

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, In : Life At Home 
   Yes. It's true. Sooner than later the boys will out number the girls in the Kristie household. Am I psyched? Yes! A little terrified? Most definitely. Boys are a whole other story (than girls) when it comes to their mamas. My little lou has always been so content entertaining herself and if she felt so inclined she might bring a book or a toy to my attention if she wanted my participation. But my little bubba? If he is not suction cup tentacled to my leg, shoving a picture book in my face ...
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While the Papa Dog is away....

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 19, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 
So my oh my.... here is what's up right now. The hubs is away on a hunting trip with his best former Navy bud and his pops for 10 days. So wonderful right?!?!

uh

Ahem

Wonderful... for them! For me this time alone with the two kiddos (and one baking away) have been a true test of my patience, strength, will power, stamina, endurance, ect ect ect.... feel free to add any more adjectives to describe this parenting marathon going on in my house. For all you single mamas out there, how you do this A...

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It's My Burfday

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 19, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Sunday was my 28th bday. And it was fabulous.

Was I treated to a limo, pop a bottle of champagne and laden with oodles of diamonds?

Nope. No sir-ee.

I got to have fresh cinnamon rolls from the bakery (ie no cooking/clean up for moi), driven to a barn sale where the hubs entertained to kiddos so I could dig in silence and then finished up the day having dinner with my mama, papa, brother, hubs and babies at the local taco joint on the outside patio.

Divine.

Funny how the tables have turned. When I...

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Three Babies? This is Uncharted Territory

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, In : Life At Home 
   I went to the Dr for a checkup and came out fourth months pregnant! What a surprise to say the least. Mostly I was shocked, followed by short bursts of joy then the finale of an acute panic attack. Guess that explains the extreme exhaustion, upswing in incredible moodiness and general nausea that overwhelmed me when I was around any type of food. Kinda like DUH!

  Three Babies? This is uncharted territory. I am one of two. All of my friends growing up were one of two. Anyone I could turn to...
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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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Happy Weekend & Painted Bookcase Inspo

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, In : Pinspiration 







  This weekend was a good one. Full of friends, carnivals, movies and concerts. And it started off being planned as a 'staycation' where our family would hole up in the house and not . do . a . thang. Funny how summer does that. You start off with nothing then sooner than you know you have a whole lotta something full of fun people in fun places. It was a life saver. Mama was definitely in a funk and needed a reminder not to be so uptight. Family is messy and that is the way it should be, not...

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In The Market For: Vintage Looking Sofas

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : Shopping Reviews 
 
Via Home Decorators
  Sometimes you just can't DIY. Yeah...I don't think I'm crafty enough to conjure up enough magical potions to presto change-o some old wood pallets into a sturdy and stylish sofa. Nope. Not even gonna try.
So if I can't DIY my other tactic is usually to buy vintage...aka used...aka salvaged. Or also... not perfect. Don't get me wrong, I love our jolly green giant and that I scored for only $150. But with two bouncing babies, a dog and a husband that won't take his boots ...

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Patriotic Fluffy Pancake Recipe & Hope You Had A Happy Fourth

Posted by Honor on Friday, July 5, 2013, In : Recipes 

  Fourth of July on a Thursday.... hummm....feels kinda weird right? But fun all the same. We started the day off with some of Mama's famous fluffy pancakes (colored red, white & blue of course!), then headed to the beach to have a BBQ with some friends and their precious babe followed up with some ice cream at home where we could see multiple fireworks locations from our back porch.Pretty dang awesome. I will never get over being able to see fireworks from our house. We live on the tippy top...

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Gone Fish'in

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



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Joining the Crew Team

Posted by Honor on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : Life At Home 





   I knew it was coming. My baby boy had to get a buzz. With a former military man as a father (who has had a crew cut his entire life), I knew my fine, fair haired babe was destined for the clippers. But don't fret! I am hoping that now it will bounce back and grow in thick. (but if not, I saved a few of his four inch locks as a memento.) In all fairness this little tyke had a serious Wisconsin waterfall goin on. We tried with all our might to wrestle and wrangle him with some scissors and a...
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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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Happy Memorial Day

Posted by Honor on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Life At Home 
Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.

    May this day be full of friends, family and lots of love. Historically this day is to remember those who have fought and lost their lives in service to our country, but it's really so much more. Without these brave & strong men and women I sure as hell would not be here today making do-dads and writing about my carefree children. These people and have paved the 'American Way' with their backs and I for one, am thankful and GOD DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERI...
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The Honey Do List: Refinish Butcherblock Countertops

Posted by Honor on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Life At Home 
And by honey I mean me. Here is a look at one of my (many many many.... will the list ever end???) ongoing projects/renovations of mi casa. I got a bug in my ear buzzing that I just gotta refinish our butcherblock countertops... like ah'now. I love our butcherblock, or BB's as I call them,  it's just that they have been looking, well, rather icky poo lately. Not that I'm no longer a huge fan of the vintage/antique/rustic/dents & dings look, I just feel that they could look better.

kinda meh i...

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Dirt Won't Hurt

Posted by Honor on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Life At Home 

We are dirt people. Shoes off, hose on, toes in the mud, under fingernails and yes, smudged on the face. I was brought up under the guidance of a master green thumb (my mama-dearest) and she passed on a deep appreciation and love of cultivating mother nature. While I am still learning my P's and Q's of the landscaping laws, I sure do love the ride (again with my cliches... I just can't help myself). If I can pass on just one of my interests to my baby-kins I hope it's a passion for the outdoo...

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Happy Mama's Day to.... Me!

Posted by Honor on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Hey-O! Gotta give props to yourself when you can.
My kids are happy, healthy and clean (most of the time) So for the most part I think I'ma doing ok. A pat on the back, foot massage, facial, pedicure, voodoo zen relaxation take-5-years-off-my-face treatment is in order. I love being in love with my babies and I know they know that. So a great big hoorah! to my fellow mamas and for everyone with a mama's heart for that matter. You don't have to have literally pushed out a watermelon to be a ...

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Green Beans with Seasoned Almonds and Sauteed Ham

Posted by Honor on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : Recipes 
   Green Beans with Seasoned Almonds and Sauteed Ham... a pretty fancy sounding recipe eh?! Gor-met it my middle name don't cha know?! Just kidding. This recipe is a good ol stand by for me. Just perfect for when I'ma looking to impress some house guests... or cook up some home harvested veggies. Holy cow! Did you know super duper fast beans grow? I'm still learning at this whole veggie gardening thing, so bear with me while I sing with glee over the few plants I manage not to slaughter.

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This...
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Chicago Spring Vacation Recap

Posted by Honor on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : Life At Home 

I know,  the picture above is not quite the image you think of when you hear the words, "Vacation in Chicago". But that's how we like it. Just a dab of the city will do ya. Our family is located about an hour & 1/2 to the west of the city in a quaint town surrounded by corn/wheat/soy fields neighbored by more quaint towns followed by more corn//wheat/soy fields and so on and so on. It doesn't take long to get deep into the heartland of America.
The trip was a success. A much needed refueling ...

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Girlfriends: Gotta Have Em

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : Life At Home 

I am all tingling with excitement! My monthly book club meeting was last night and it was such a touching moment in my life. Why, you ask? Not because anything particularly spectacular or crazy happened, it was spectacular just because of the point where we all are at in life. So much is going on in our little circle of friends. A baby just arrived, two marriages just happened, one engagement, one pregnancy announcement, crazy world travel... whew I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I am so...

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Inspo Places: Garden Tour (Fallbrook California Spring 2013)

Posted by Honor on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : Crafter's Toolbox 
This is for all my earth mamas out there. My one piece of advice (for the century) is 'Get your booty to the nearest garden tour PRONTO!' Good gawd! Talk about inspiring! (And a wee bit depressing... like we have the time and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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to create gardens like this on our own... not everyone can afford a mini landscaping army to craft such beauty!!! Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!...
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Follow me on instagram!

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, In : Crafter's Toolbox 

Have you joined instagram yet? Are you hooked just like I am? Good gawd stick a fork in me cuz I am done for! I very quickly become an insta junkie. I only recently upgraded to a smart phone capable of the insta app, so I am still getting the hang of things. But if you are interested in seeing my diy'n 'live' then hop on over and follow me @HonorKristie or click here

Instagram

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Little Man's First Birthday Brainstorming

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : Party Decorations 


All images found via Pinterest. Please check out my board for all the links

DIY Lighted Letter Marquee Sign

DIY Vintage Photo Booth

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Kitchen Garden: Phase Two

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 18, 2013, In : Life At Home 



My kitchen garden is coming together quite nicely. Ye-Haw! Lots of sweat and back breaking went into the little sucker and I can't wait to sow the seeds and seedlings I have percolating in the laundry room. I have three large terra cotta planters (already planted with heirloom tomatoes, basil, peas and cucumbers) and two 4' x 8' raised beds. If you didn't catch the before & my inspiration click here.  Now I'm just waiting on the local mushroom farm to give me a jingle on the jangle to pick up...
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Kitchen Garden: Phase one

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, In : Life At Home 



Here it is, in all it's barren dirtness, rockness & gravelness: My kitchen garden.

Well it will be anyway! And I'm even a little embarrassed to say that this pic is of it cleaned up! I'm talking man eat'n tumbleweeds were taking over.

I have many a grand plan for my patch of dirt. Two raised planters, light colored gravel, a smattering of stepping stones, trellises ... perhaps even a wall fountain? Many nights lately have been spent pinteresting, flickring and googling all shapes, sizes and t...

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Eleven Months... and a Year

Posted by Honor on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Little man joined in on the wildflower situation here. He is eleven months! Holy Bajeezez time is a flyin.

And on the subject of time... it is my ONE YEAR anniversary of craft blogging! Over 500,000 people have come by this little craft site and with every day/week/month that passes my passion and sources of inspirations seem to multply. I can't wait to see where this adventure takes me next. Thank you so very much for your support & kind words of support!



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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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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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Cali: I'm Your Biggest Fan

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, In : Life At Home 





Oh California I'm coming home
Oh make me feel good rock 'n' roll band
I'm your biggest fan
California I'm coming home

Lyrics courtesy of Joni Mitchell from the song California.

I love living here in the wild wild west. In the land of the untamed and free. It fills your lungs up so full of fresh air that at any moment they might just burst. Nothing clears the head and the heart more than a hike into the great wilderness. These photos were taken on a crisp morning when the sky was so blue and the...

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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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Merry Christmas 2012

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This coming year is shaping up to be an epic one for this little family and DIY/Craft blog. Lots of fun collaborations are lined up!
 Thank you so much for stopping by! We really appreciate all your support and love of crafts. Here are a few snapshots from our quiet Christmas.



My brother, the dog whisperer





Our annual sparkle Christmas sweater family photo (will post the previous ones soon). All the sweaters (and party dress and onesie) ...

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Before and After: Staircase Family Photo Wall

Posted by Honor on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Home Sneek Peek 



This wall has been the bane of my existence. I get heartburn just looking at it. Bahhhhh, it frustrates me to no end!

Ok a little exaggerated , but you get my point. I have had such trouble figuring out what to do with this wall. In the short year and a half we have been here it has had quite a few 'lives'. First it was a dining area. Then a reading nook. Then back to a dining area with faux built in benches. Then  to a holding area for a table I didn't know what to do with. Then finally to th...

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Range Time

Posted by Honor on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : Love'n Etsy 



sneaky sneak!!!

I caught you!!!

   As much as guns frighten me, I really do appreciate having a husband that knows how to handle them (He knows what the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks he is doing!). I feel safer knowing that we are protected, not only by his cool as a cucumber head but his steady hand as well. I love that he has a hobby that he enjoys so very much. It is clear as day, the joy just beams from his smile when he nails 25, then 50, and then 75 clays in a row!
  But more importantly our e...
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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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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!

Thanks for stopping by.



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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.

Thanks for stopping by!

I even caught the culp...

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Happy 6 Months Little Buddy

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, In : Life At Home 



My little main man is 6 months old today. Boy oh boy does it go fast!

I really couldn't ask for a more happy, more peaceful, more loving little squishy-mushy-tub-of-love. Yes I am biased. Yes, this is nothing new. Every mama has thought this, said this, lived this.... but oh well. This is my little space of the inter-webs to declare my unending love for my little baby boy.
He will always be my little baby boy. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. Nuff said.

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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.

Full-O-Joy. Cu...

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5 Months

Posted by Honor Hansen on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Waaaaaaaaahhhhh... he is growing up way so fast. These first five have gone by like zip-zoom-sayonara-adios-see-you-later. A total blur. Sonic speed. As I post these I am brushing away a big single tear. Only one tear because while it does make my heart ache that he is growing up. I am also excited to see what kind of little boy, then big boy then MAN he will become. I just hope he always always always always stays a mama's boy... In a good way though.




handsome devil. Yep already up and movin...

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Pre Halloween 2012

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : Life At Home 
So here are a few snapshots around the house pre-Halloween. Starting to break out my fall decorations. First pic is of some super cute (and easy to DIY) plush pumpkins. You can find some tuts here, here or here.

Handsome bugger isn't he? I picked him up here.

Is it to early to break out the wheat & pumpkins? When really, is it ok to start decorating for fall? Here in southern California it is hard to tell when fall actually starts.


I'll make sure to do a side by side when this mantel is all done...

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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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Party Prepp'n

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Life At Home 


Invitations are being sent. Decorations are being put together. Recipes are being researched. 

I am in complete and total party prep mode. Yes I have a month till the party but I think that half the fun is the prep. Am I alone in this thought and feeling? Probably not. But it seems that I like imposing a little stress on myself. Life has been running a little to smoothly... to peaceful... to serene. Nothing like a party to put you in total manic-panic mode. Why do we do this? Impose deadlines...
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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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Home Sweet Home: Great Room Reveal

Posted by Honor on Thursday, July 19, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Welcome Home... the hubs finished the floors, I got my kitchen back and now it's play time :)


our entry

view from the front door and an industrial cart I picked up from The Vintage Marketplace in Rainbow CA

My 'distressed' kitchen table. It was a beautiful natural wood tone, but that was long gone once it flopped out of the hubs' pickup truck when a motorcycle cut him off. Note to self... always strap craigslist items down unless you want the whole 'road rash' look.
Anyway, I decided to make my ...

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Family Fun Can Be Scary?

Posted by Honor on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : Life At Home 
This weekend we attended a distant relation family reunion on the hubs side. Something like his mothers brothers uncles aunts grandmothers brothers ect ect ect 90th birthday. We were welcomed with open arms. While the hubs is somewhat over large family get-togethers, I on the other hand love em. Can't get enough of family (even if it really isn't mine?).


Making sure everyone is included. Speaking to her gammy on the phone






This family is a little different than mine. They have sing-a-longs. ...
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Introducing Mr Kristie: Baby Announcements

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Life At Home 


Oh baby announcements! Here is my first rendition. I am just having so much fun fiddling with the text and graphics. There are so many great announcements out there that I could choose from, but I really want his personality to show through... yes my two week old has a personality! Such a mellow guy... a lot like his papa. Boy am I blessed!
 I was so worried that my second baby would be a hellion ( as many other mamas warned me). But no... he is just a peach. Now if he could lend some of his m...

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