kelly skirt in nani iro

A few months ago I got pretty frustrated with this post-baby body of mine. {pretty sure every female who has had a child or 3 has been there} Still loosing rapid weight, but hadn’t plateaued yet. Definitely a good problem to have except that the wardrobe that I ♥ so much was all too big. This meant that eventually I…

my pegboard window

Let’s get real for a second. My house is rarely clean. Certain areas of my home might be clean at any given moment but rarely is the entire thing clean. Case in point: This was my sewing closet a couple of weeks ago. Sadly this is part of our bedroom. {obviously I missed the Martha Stewart issue about the bedroom…

the day the cadet’s pancreas broke

2 weeks ago The Cadet {my darling superhero of 4} was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. {ugh} After a couple of weeks of showing some bizarre symptoms (like constant thirst, frequent urination, and rapid weight loss) he ended up in the ICU. I hope and pray that no one reading this ever has to see their child in the ICU.…

quiet spaces

My Soldier has been gone for 3 weeks. I talked to him for the 1st time today. I got to wish him a ‘Happy Veteran’s Day.’ It made my heart happy. I’ve spent 3 weeks not really talking, doing my best impersonation of a recluse. {a recluse with a caffeine addiction and short temper.} In all of my time hiding…

and so it begins

My Soldier left on Monday to start the first of many courses in flight school. So once again he’s gone. And since he is gone, we have resumed a slower pace of life. I make a point to remove all stress-inducers from our life. Keeping busy is not how we thrive when My Soldier is away. Business and I don’t…

my plate wall

You know how your house doesn’t quite feel like a home until certain decorations are put up? For some people that’s curtains. {not so much for me, after all i’m still in my 20’s and thus curtains rank low on the priority list} For me, it’s my plate wall. I’ve had a wall-o-plates in every residence we’ve lived in. I’ll…

random thoughts on where i am now

Nothing profound, motivating, or inspirational today. Today I kind of just needed to vent to the vague world of the Blogosphere. So just some random thoughts on where I am now. Stuff that I’ve been thinking about for a while. My Soldier leaves in just under 2 weeks for 7 weeks. We’ve been spoiled to have a ridiculous amount of…

inspiration and completion

It’s one of those days where I wish I was Type A. I look around the room and see project after project in various states of completion. In my head Type A people don’t struggle with this. That belief stems largely from my knowledge that Type A people can’t go to bed without finishing the dishes. I don’t think twice…

7 years

09.24.05 That’s the date I married My Soldier. He wasn’t a soldier then. He was just the boy who stole my ♥. Today is our 7th anniversary. 7 years ago I put on this dress… and took a few pictures… and saw this boy for the first time… and he took me for a walk… and told me for the…

on raising army brats

I unashamedly call my 3 children the Army Brats. Largely because that is what they are. Army Brat (or Military Brat) is a term that most people are familiar with. Sadly, in American culture it can have a negative connotation because of it’s association with the the term ‘brat.’ But when I say ‘Army Brat’ it really should be ‘Army…