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Pickles & Chapstick: May 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

wedding inspiration

I'm a "planner" & a "do it yourself'er" so naturally I took on the task of planning my mother's upcoming nuptials. Here are a few images I found recently that I'm using as inspiration.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

colour my world

(photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo)

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Monday, May 21, 2012

a weekend in pictures


Thursday, May 17, 2012

words to live by

(1 2 3 4)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

a weekend in pictures


Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

Wow, Mother's Day. Motherhood. I am still in shock that I'm here. That I'm in this role of being a mother. That after the big loss, etc. that I am a mama. There's a part of me that wants to pour my heart out into this entry because I have so much to say but at the same time there's a part of me that doesn't want to say much. I feel if I say too much that it takes away from the beauty of my everyday life and something or someone will try and tarnish it for me.

Some believe that babies pick their parents before they're born. Charlie chose two people he wanted to learn something from and wanted to teach us something. I'm on the fence about this belief but I find it intriguing. It is an honor to be this little man's mother. He brings so much joy to not just my life but everyone around him.

Motherhood has made me a better person. It's filled a void in my life. It's tested my limits on so many levels. This is the first time in my life where I've never been more competitive. I constantly try be better than the day before not only as a mother but as a person. As soon as I think I've gotten a grasp on something, Something else happens. This is the beauty of motherhood. It keeps you on your toes.

My first Mother's Day was perfect. It wasn't about the beautiful and thoughtful gifts or where we ate. It was being where you wanted to be and that was together as a family. Thank you to my little family for making my day so special not just yesterday but every day. You guys have my heart!

I hope all the other Mamas out there had a beautiful day!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

She's Crafty: potting succulents

A few weeks ago I bought all the supplies to plant these succulents into these pots. For the past few months I've been on a huge rearranging/redecorating my apartment and cube at work kick. I've been obsessed with succulents for years so I decided it was time I own some. Since I was rearranging/redecorating I thought it was perfect to add some plant life to my place. For some reason since having my son six months ago I feel the need to start gardening. I guess a part of me thinks motherhood and gardening go hand in hand? Weird. I thought about doing a DIY tutorial for this but I really have no idea what I'm doing. We'll see how long I'm able to keep these alive. If I'm able to keep these alive then maybe I'll do some DIY tutorial. I REALLY wanted a terrarium for the past year or so but they're normally expensive. I should have bought the cheaper priced ones when I saw them but someone beat me to it (ahem!). 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

visually appeasing

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