September 22, 2011

my twosome turned two

It was just two weeks ago that we were singing happy birthdays, opening presents (scooters! yay!) and gobbling up homemade rainbow chip cake.

My little peeps are two now, and I am the proudest, happiest mama in the world.

September 15, 2011

spotlight: BHLDN

Somebody better stop me before I go off the BHLDN deep end.

They have everything you need to make a wedding or celebration special - plates, stationary, and things you never even knew you needed...

I could get lost in here for days, and I'm not even planning a wedding!

(Also straws, pedestals, and pitchers.)

PS - I am so excited for Dionne and her new job with BHLDN - I know she's going to do an amazing job!

September 14, 2011

September 13, 2011

welcome fall

It happens every year. The mercury stops its climb at 70 degrees, and before I know it, I’m daydreaming of afternoons spent at apple orchards and eating homemade pumpkin bread just out of the oven. I wake up with a renewed energy to head out for my morning run – because there really is no better run than the kind where the grass is wet with dew, and the air is chilly enough that I’ll leave my long-sleeved tee on the whole time – and I have the urge to listen to Ella and Bing again.

What ratchets this year’s fall season up a bit higher on the ‘special’ scale is that I get to spend it with my newly two-year olds who are busily learning every new thing there is to know about their world. What a magical time of year for them! Things are changing. Leaves are falling, geese are honking up above, and Mommy’s busy baking tasty treats again. This fall will mark the first time they run through a leaf pile and pick their own pumpkins at a patch; this fall they get to taste how delicious hot cocoa is after playing outside on a chilly afternoon.

It's the simple things that make me so happy, and I can't wait to share these special first moments with them.

Welcome fall!