Thursday, November 20, 2014

If you are a dreamer by Shel Silverstein

“If you are a dreamer come in.

                                          If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer,

If youre a pretender come sit by my fire,

For we have some flax golden tales to spin.

Come in! Come in!”

Shel Silverstein

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Piper & Oliver :: Why should we get family pictures? :: I have an iphone

I met Piper and Oliver last year and I was smitten immediately.These two little blondies are adorable in every way. Their Mom loved having family pictures taken. As I got to know her better, I learned she was extremely thrifty. I grew up with an extremely thrifty Dad, so I wanted to know, why would this Mom spend money on pictures?

She has an iphone. 

We all know those pictures rock, right?

Here is what Jaqui told me:
Material things don't matter very much to me. I love pictures. I love looking at images and remembering the day the picture was taken. Pictures make my heart smile. In our home, I put pictures everywhere. When you walk in the front door, you will see us. I don't want random art by anonymous people. I want us.

I was told in 2007 that I could never carry a baby full term. In 2009 and 2011 I had the greatest gifts of my life. Piper and Oliver are growing so quickly. I don't ever want to feel that I missed out on watching them sprout. Annual pictures are my way to make sure our photo albums are not mommy-less! Seeing how fast my little ones grow in these early years, I have come to realize that photos are invaluable. 

So, there you have it. Get pictures done immediately! Family portraits are priceless. 


Saturday, November 15, 2014


“All that is gold does not glitter, 
Not all those who wander are lost; 
The old that is strong does not wither, 
Deep roots are not reached by the frost. 

 From the ashes a fire shall be woken, 
A light from the shadows shall spring; 
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, 
The crownless again shall be king.” 

 J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cows say moo :: I Heart Faces :: Pets

Two cows were out in a field eating grass. 
One cow turns to the other cow and says, "Moooooo!" 
"Hey", the other cow replies.... 
"I was just about to say the same thing!"
Joke found here.
BECKY ~ cow 
It's Pet Week at I Heart Faces
Cows are near and dear to my heart.
Holsteins are my favorite. 
Enter your fantastic animal picture over at I Heart Faces this week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 2014 :: the Creativity Project :: Art

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Every month I promise myself that I will get creative the next month before our theme...and then life gets crazy.
This month the 10th just happens to fall the day I am returning from the yearly I Heart Faces conference.
My sister in law made the kids halloween costumes this year. She is very artistic. 
I love art. I love finding it all around us in the world. 
Please visit my friend Singwa at Buckaroomama to see her take on art. She is the Mama to two of the cutest little artists around. We would also love if you have any artistic photos for you to share on our facebook wall throughout this month. We can't wait to see your art.