Friday, December 9, 2011

Punch Bread Down

Baking bread and banana bread this morning reminded me of the following post and thought fitting to share once again....

Lately I have been making a lot of homemade bread and starting to really feel comfortable with the steps.  Mix flour and spices, yeast with warm water, add to flour, shape and let rise.  After you let the dough rise you punch it down so that you can shape it and let rise once more for baking.  As I was thinking about the steps I wonder how many times do we feel like we are being punched down? But even more than that how many times do rise again! We should be encouraged that we can only rise up and conqueror to be who God has called us to be regardless of circumstances. 

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." Romans 8:37

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Style Ideas

I just loved these looks and how they are grouped together.  From here not only do I see how but I can use the color pallet to piece what I may already have in my closet.

Here is the article and the link so you can look through it...I hope you enjoy just as much I do.

by Lauren Conrad
Ingredients...For a Perfect Fall Wardrobe

LC Lauren Conrad Pleated Dress, Zara Clutch, J.Crew Darby Loafers, Topshop Chiffon Shirt, J.Crew Striped Sweater, LC Lauren Conrad Bow Earrings, Paper Crown Hudson Short, H&M Suede Bootie, J Brand Olympia Wash Jeans, Oasis Leather Skater Dress
Here are my ten style staples for fall… (Note: I’ll be doing an entire post dedicated to finding the perfect coat—hence the missing jacket.)

  1. Sheer Oxford.
  2. Stripped Crewneck.
  3. Fun Jewelry.
  4. Pleated Pieces.
  5. Booties.
  6. Bright Accessories.
  7. Dressy Shorts.
  8. High-Waisted Jeans.
  9. Boudoir Slippers. 
  10. Leather (or faux leather) anything!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Living Room Dance Party

We have been enjoying this new 'trend' in our home of just dancing around with the kids.  This act of jumping around silly with no beat at times is such a great way to build small moments that create memories.  Sure the kids at first just starred at me as I danced, or should I say wiggled around calling it dancing, but they love it now!

There are plenty times where the kids see the disciplinary side of us so it is good to let them see us be silly with them  This allows for them to flourish in their personality with no reservation. Believe it or not I have a good amount of sanguine in me but because of how I was raised I am far more reserved. Take your husband out on your living room dance floor because that is a moment you can have for your relationship too.

Really it is simple, there are no rules, there are no certain songs or even time of the day. Whether it be one song or 5 songs go for it have a dance party because overall and most importantly it is about creating a family that share memories together!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cozy Monday

In being back home Monday mornings have a new feel. It does not fail every Monday, there are several social site updates on Monday blues. For me though it is not blues but almost an anticipation as kids and husband leave allowing my Monday some quiet time to unwind and reorganize for the week.

By Monday morning everyone is tired from the weekend and a bit weary of getting out of bed. I remember having to wake up early to get ready to rush off to work and try to focus. I would sit at my desk and recount the weekend wanting to just be home. Mondays would set the tone for the week depending on what was due or on the calendar.  Getting through Monday in some mechanical way just to get to Friday seems to be the norm. Sad thing to be 'Monday' in so many people lives....however for me it is a beuatiful thing!

Before going on make no mistake or misinterpretation of my love for the kids! I adore my husband and wish he could be working from home everyday, I cherish my kids and love to spend the day with them. With that said though I feel as Mondays are a small gift of 'me time' to me. Some me time where like this morning I snuggled on the couch with my youngest son watching Good Morning America...which I realized in the last couple weeks I have missed the show. So many Mondays I longed to have the time of just loving on Noah giving him some individual attention and now I do! Mondays for me also bring a breather of the commotion of a house of 3 kids all under 6 and a year a part. It is my mental break.  I can piece the house back together the way I like so that we can get things done during the week. 

This particular Monday it is cozy with the light rainy cold weather, Christmas tree on giving a warm light in the living room.  Change was something I went through the summer but I find myself cozy in what change brought to me.  Mondays are now my Fridays and I am not only cozy in my house but cozy in my heart knowing that I am blessed!

Happy Monday

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bleubird Diary

I am renaming my blog primarily because I bought a domain name and want to use it.  This will now match that and I can hopefully expand with ease.  I know I have not been consistent in my posting however with this 'new name' I seem to have hit the refresher button to write. Here is preview if you will on my upcoming journal accounts of my life...

I am now a stay at home after being a working mom for almost 4 years. I think often of the debate between working moms and stay at home moms and I must say that they are both equally different. I am happy, honored, thankful and at peace with being back home full time. Things are different around here now that the kids are older. Things are different because I have changed. I love where I am at with myself, with my family, with my life! Here is to Bleubird Diary