May 12, 2011

Green and Blue Hues

It's occurred to me I haven't done a shop update in a little while! So sorry about that, shop watchers. Feel like I'm always trying to make my blog more personal, since I tend to look for that in other blogs as well. In the process, I tend to forget what I'm on the internets for in the first place, oops! ;)

I love how many hearts those pickle green shorts are getting. The color, as well as the high waist, really sealed the deal for me when I found them, AND they're deadstock 1960's. SCORE!

{Shop Lola Vintage}

May 11, 2011

Right in my own backyard!

Today was glorious! The weather was - dare I say it before it suddenly starts hailing or something of the sort here in the unpredictable mitten? PERFECT. I feel lucky to live in a big house with a backyard and some woods surrounding one side. I actually live in an apartment inside of the house, but there is only one other apartment besides mine, and the tenants there are awesome people and thankfully, we get along superbly! (more about that later). ;)

We have 2 garden spaces out back, one for vegetables and herbs, and one for flowers. Aren't the bleeding hearts so lovely?  I also tried to take a pic of the robin's nest I spoke of earlier on twitter.You can't see the mama robin inside, but she's there! I'd need a latter in order to get her close up.

My favorite pics of all are the ones of Lukas (my son) making, as he phrased it, "The Toad Hotel" for the toad he found earlier in the day. I cannot believe how long he spent on this little project. Made me so happy to see :)

Haven't done an outfit post in a while, so I also threw in a picture of what I was wearing for the day. (I will admit that when I got home from running errands, my slippers took the place of those gorgeous summer floral sandals).

Olive green shorts outfit - vintage 80's Forenza - comfiest light rayon!
Brown leather belt - thrifted
Floral & red wedge sandals - purchased from the mall years ago

Love being outside in the spring! The air smells WONDERFUL right now.
Freshly planted basil
See him?

May 8, 2011

Home Is Where the Mom Is

Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful Mama!

No one in my life is or has been ever been as supportive to me as my mom, Amalia. I am grateful for the person she is and how she helps me see things in a more positive light when I so often need to. I couldn't ask for a better role model, and just wanted to dedicate this post and song to her. So happy to be spending today with her! Through the years I've realized how everyone in my family gravitates toward her, and when she's not around, it's never the same. Home is where the Mom is. :) What a special woman!

Love you, Mom!

♫ And I NEVER could have come this far without you
For everything you've done, you know I'm bound, I'm bound to
thank you for it....♫

Happy Mother's day to all of my mommy friends online as well. <3 And I hope all of you get to spend time with your own special mamas today!
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