Friday, April 13, 2012

When skies are gray

Happy Friday-

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If you would like the above printable, I'm happy to send it to you!
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SO- Plan A for our post today was an extremely cute lemonade stand dessert table to go along with lemonade week.  The treats are absolutely adorable (been staring at them all morning) and my kids couldn't wait for this afternoon to set up their stand and sell! Then, we woke up to rain, hail and thunder.  It has been pouring all day long with no end in sight.  Did I check the weather? Yes, but even when it rains here in Southern California, it's not for this long.

SO- Plan B? I was very surprised by several emails this week asking more about me as a person.  One in particular was from an early follower who asked where I lived.  That question seemed so basic.  Admittedly, I haven't shared a bunch about me on this blog.  I would probably have to admit that I am a somewhat shy, private person (good description for a blogger:))

HOWEVER- I have to say (write) that I really feel at home with you, my readers.  Your comments and emails have been so supportive and amazing.  I consider you all my friends and would be excited to meet any of you. It only makes sense that you should know where I live!

SO- Since a party is not in the plan,  here are a few random facts about me and answers to questions you have asked-

Where do I live?  Sunny California (just not today), 15 minutes north of L.A., pretty much my whole life. I will probably live here forever.  This is one of my favorite views.  It's from my bedroom.  Each night the moon rises over these trees and is just spectacular! Such a peaceful way to fall asleep.
What about your kids? I have four little ones who are 6 (twins), 8 and 10 years old.  3 girls and 1 boy.  

Is it hard? Heck ya.  I'm pretty much a taxi service between 3:00 and 8:00 each day.  However, life is much easier now than when they were little. At one point, I had 4 kids under 5.  I don't really remember much about my twins' first 2 years of life.  My brain's probably protecting me (haha).  It was a lot about just getting through the moment.  My kids are at a great age now and they always have someone to play with.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  I would miss all the juggling, noise and chaos.

How do I find time to blog?  I'm a night owl.  I usually start my "work" about 8:00 at night and go to bed sometime after midnight.  Hate getting up in the morning though and really need 8 hours of sleep which I catch up on over the weekends.

Favorite color? For things- pink, clothes- black, my house- white (yes, even with four kids.  It bleaches great!)

I'm a horrible speller- I could read by sight when I was 4, so I never had to learn phonics.  I'm certain there are lots of spelling and punctuation errors in my posts.  Please, excuse me.

Favorite food? Mexican, for sure.  I eat it no less than 5 times a week. LOVE spicy salsa!

Ahead for me- We moved from a perfectly lovely, newly remodeled house to a total tear down about 18 months ago.  I really not kidding.  As I type, I'm waiting for our septic tank to overflow from all the rain today and last night I woke up to drops of rain hitting my pillow.  It is, beyond a doubt, the worst house on the block by leaps and bound.  Why did we move?  The lot is great and the street is amazing.  I have the most amazing neighbors in my little area!  We are working on floor plans for a beautiful new house for our family.  Hopefully, it will be built before they go off to college. Someday I hope to share our remodeling stories.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Yes, I would love to have this printable! Thanks for sharing! I have twins too!! :-)

  2. Hi! I just read your post and can totally relate to you! It is amazing that somebody else has just about my life story minus the twins and location ;)... but my big sis does live in Cali (she's a publicist in Santa Monica). We also moved from a very new, modern house (in the suburbs) out to the country into a complete fixer upper... including a roof leak over my pillow and a questionable septic system esp when it rains... and why did we move... well first and foremost my husband's line of work... and second, it is simply the neatest place to raise our 3 kiddos 4,7,&9. Our home is a work in progress but worth it. I think it sparks my creativity daily. Thank you for sharing this post! I am also a blogger(Piggy In Polka Dots) but from a reader's perspective I think we wonder about the person behind the blog. I enjoyed your post and hilariously can totally relate! It was very refreshing! Thanks you!

  3. I would love to have the printable for gray skies. My email is:

    Thank you very much!

  4. Thank you for the blog post about you...

    Your graphics are beautiful, I love your clean style!

    It is so much fun to learn about our "friends" in bloggy world!

    You are busy and very lucky to have 4 little ones, and they are very lucky to have such an amazing mom!

    I can't wait to see the lemonade stand!

  5. Beautiful blog with so many inspiring ideas! Great work:) Would you like to follow each other?

  6. As always...I would love this printable. It was great to get to know you better!! Megan

  7. I never did receive this.
    Thanks! Amy