Sunday, January 31, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week I am thankful for:


Positivity.

Being well received.

Planning changes.

Small heroes.


Morning coffee.

And coffee with a friend.

Business feeling less over whelming.

New socks, and new sock lines.  (Stance we have been anticipating for over a year...so come and get your Stance socks while you can, they are the official sock of the NBA!)


New Bungalow 360 bags; hearts, octopus, and seahorses, so cute!

Writing new orders for spring and fall 2016!

More cozy snuggle socks.


Wigwam socks are becoming one of me favorites, cozy and retro cute!



Friends at the library.

A very successful final story time with Grammy, 13 kids showed up for the last one, if only she was here year round!

Cousin play time.


The first "late night" movie for the girls.  (It was a 6:45 show, we went with a buddy, the girls were so tired at the end, they passed out as soon as they climbed into bed.)

Another happy week of swim team for Rowan.

Lazy weekends.

Morning cuddles.

Friday, January 29, 2016

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.




Inspired by SouleMama

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Give your Local Downtown some Love.


Okay so the big shopping holidays are over.  January is an interesting month.  We've got our resolutions to keep, our budgets to do taxes to think about.  It can be so overwhelming! But in the midst of the beginning of this new year, don't forget to visit your favorite little shops. 
It's the perfect time of year to wander around (aimlessly even) and re-discover your favorite little nooks and crannies of our lovely little town.

Spend time chatting with your favorite shop keepers.   Treat yourself or your kids to a tea, hot chocolate, pair of socks, a book or trinket.  Also, you can get a first look at the new spring items that local shops are getting in!  

I personally love the busy season, because it's fast paced and fun.  But when it is mellow, I love it too.
I get the chance to catch up with my regulars.  My customers can spend time in the shop, quietly, not rushed by the crowd.  And I get to re-arrange and re-think the shop.  ( I love re-arranging, the shop, and my house, it keeps it so fresh.)  It is also time for a new season, in socks, and spring fashions are on the way, some brand new lines are in the shop already!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week I am thankful for:

Early mornings.

Amazing sunrises.

A forced rest day at home, (a little sickness hit the kids at the end of the week, and it past super quick, thankfully.)

Story time at Pippi's, and a few kids from Rowan's class showing up. It is so sweet to see my Grammy with the kids, reminds me of why I adored her so much when I was little.  (Of course I still adore her.)

Sweet swim coaches for Ro.

Sisters.  I am so lucky to have an amazing one.

Loved ones reaching out to me, and for having loved ones to reach out too.

Family time and family cuddles.

Weekends and lots of books.

Future plans and dreams.

Big things at Pippi's.

Standing up for what's right and being able to ask for help.

A strong community full of love.

Finding friends and allies with similar interests and passions.

Rainy, windy stormy days.

Friday, January 22, 2016

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Inspired by SouleMama


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week I am thankful for:

Quite time with my girls.

Early mornings to myself.

Inspiration.

Reading with Rowan.


Trying to slow down.

Staking a step back, trying to get a bit of  balance back into my life.

Swim time with the kids.

Focusing on family time.


Creative kids.

Playful kids.

Happy kids.

Bike rides, park days and library time.


Family walks between the rain.

Visits with friends.

Lots of baby cuddles!

Story time at Pippi's with Grammy.


New socks at Pippi's. especially more cozy socks for all these stormy days.








Friday, January 15, 2016

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Inspired by SouleMama



Sunday, January 10, 2016

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y


{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}
This week I am thankful for:

Many colored eggs from our chickens.

Stormy days.

The possibility of a real winter!

A ninja escort nearly everywhere I go...Rest easy fellow citizens, Fort Bragg has it's own Ninja Turtle hero now.



Rowan joining swim team, and loving it.

The look of joy and pride on Rowan's face when she saw her big cousin walk into swim team.

The girls and their ravenous hunger after swim!

How excited Ro gets when we get to school a little early and she gets to climb in the front seat to read to me.


Bike rides with the girls.


Overhearing the great scenarios they come up with while playing together.

Being able to take the girls to the park and after a little crazy tire swinging, I was able to read multiple pages of a book uninterrupted.  (No seriously they were awake and I didn't end up reading the same page 20 times...it was amazing.)


Library time.

Walking with my sister in law.

A bit of friendly competition. 

Cousin time.


My sweet little niece and her giving love to Zoey.

Watching Zoey enjoy being the big kid for a change.

The pride Zoey is taking in learning, and sharing her achievements with us.

Quite mornings with the girls.

Helping Rowan with her homework.


New (to me) music.

Buying new styles for Pippi's.

Getting ready for a big refresh at the shop.


Friday, January 8, 2016

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Inspired by SouleMama