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    Hello and welcome!

    My name is Becca and I am a stay at home mom to two little balls of energy! I love photography, crafts, simple living, cooking, home decorating, and so much more! So come on in, take off your shoes, grab a cup of coffee and stay awhile!

The kids were so much more excited about the 4th this year than they have been previously. I mean, they have always liked it but this year they were totally, 100% into it! It makes my heart happy because, thanks to my parents, this holiday is one of my favorite! If they didn’t love it as much as me I think my heart would break a little.:)

We got the party started a day early with some sparklers and smoke bombs but we saved the big guns for the fourth! So without too many more words (I mean what more can you say about the 4th other than BANG! BOOM! FREEDOM! and such…) here are a ton of pictures of my children covered in an extravagant amount of red, white and blue and holding either food, fire, or friends for the most part, haha! Hope everyone had a happy 4th!

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It’s been awhile since I posted…again. I really wish I could stop saying that. I feel like I write that on almost every post. Maybe if I had blogging wine I’d blog more. There’s a thought. A big bottle of wine and access to the internet – that could only lead good things, amiright!? Anyway, this post is mainly me talking too much about my new purple hair and crafting. Exciting, right!?

Moving on…

I am a creative person by nature. I’ve always loved to get my hands dirty, crafting for hours (an hour… What!? My attention span has never been THAT great). However, when kids came along I didn’t know how to reconcile the two. I wasn’t very good at carving out time during the day and by the time night rolled around I was a zombie who couldn’t do much more than stare mindlessly at a tv for an hour or two before drifting off into a sleep that promised to be interrupted at least 4 times during the night. Then I started going to school during the evenings and that and homework added to the kids…well you see where I am going with this. Woe is poor Becca, she couldn’t get her craft on for more than 5 minutes. Boo-hoo! Well I mean, I guess it is a little boo-boo since crafting is where I find my zen…

Anyway! All that has changed. The kids are getting older, I am taking some time off from school, and I am slowly getting back into the creative groove!

To top it all off I decided to take a somewhat drastic approach with my hair. Taking a break from my normal red (which I will eventually go back to, I’m sure) I decided to bite the bullet and do something I’ve always wanted to do. I colored it something fun! It took 4 hours and the addition of about 150 foiled highlights and lowlights (quite an ordeal for someone who has never had their hair professionally dyed) but I love how it turned out! It’s so much fun! It’s higher maintenance but it’s totally worth it (for now;))

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I was hoping the change would allow me to break though my creative rut. Unlock some kind of creative super genius if you will, haha. Well it didn’t do that (obviously). I am crafting more but I think that’s just coincidence and time. Here is everything I’ve been working on in the last week or so! Zentangle (which is great fun!) and watercolor (also, great fun!)
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And what blog post would be complete without at least a couple of pictures of my babies <3

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Every year I make a summer bucket list but really it’s just a guideline. Summer is about lazing around, hanging out, and taking forever to get anything done. We try to do something things on the list but it’s organic and there really isn’t a big push to get anything done. This summer is more like that then any before. With Jake having his first summer break from school we are using this time to be lazier than ever and just enjoy the time together before it’s back to early mornings and schedules! We did get a new pool put up (still not level but better than last year and we will get it even better next year) and our black berry bush yielded a few black berries which is surprising since we just planted it this year. And of course BUBBLES! Summer wouldn’t be complete without bubbles! So far this is shaping up to be a great summer!

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Here she is, my little girl, performing in her end of the year dance recital! I can’t believe how grown up she is getting! She’s always loved to dance, always had music in her soul but she’s also always been extremely shy. To see how far she has come this year. From the tiny little girl, clinging to me for dear life, peeking around my leg with eyes the size of saucers to the little lady I saw standing on stage, dancing her heart out! Ah, I just don’t know if my momma heart can handle it…

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  • Bre - May 23, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    OMG IM DYING THIS IS THE BEST EVER.ReplyCancel