Saturday, March 7, 2015
The biggest thing that has happened since my absence is we have a brand new addition to our family. After so many years of waiting, hoping, and praying we finally are a family of FOUR and we are beyond happy about it. It's everything we dreamed it would be and MORE!
Our sweet Flora joined us this last December - a day before her sister's birthday. I will have to share more of her birth story soon...She is such a joy and we are all madly in love with her.
Well now, I'm feeling sort of proud of myself for getting this post on here. Short and sweet - I think it's a good start.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Other finds include a gorgeous colorful kimono, some school stuff, and an original polly pocket little house and people (the teeny tiny ones that actually fit in your pocket, which my sisters and I had when we were little)! Anyway, that's it...fun stuff though!
We stayed with some family and got to visit others, and we so loved spending time with all of them. Family is just the best! One of our trip days we took Boo around our alma mater's campus (Texas A&M)...she's been there before but it's been awhile and didn't remember. It was fun showing her mom's favorite studying (nap) spot, dad's old studio, our favorite places to eat, and just special little places around campus/town. BCS has grown and changed quite a bit, but Aggies are still some of friendliest people you could ever meet! It was cool to see all the new modern buildings on campus along with some good green initiatives - like the neat water bottle fillers on top of the water fountains (have you seen those?), solar composters, recycling everywhere, and so forth.
It was such a great trip but I was so happy to walk into our nest and "be home". I so love my home and filling it was things we love (like the above) and making it a special place for my family. I truly am a blessed gal. Have a great weekend!
Friday, September 28, 2012
Be back soon to show you what we found...Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Monday, September 24, 2012
here I do believe.
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Here is my little sweet/silly assistant that helped put it all together!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
But, where to start, where to start? So much to say really, but I'm going to keep this first post back uber simple and say that we are all doing wonderfully (Jonathan (pka my Love), Boo (pka Lovebug), and I (Jillian)). Our life is full and oh so very fun. We are incredibly blessed and are still living the vegan, green, holistic lifestyle and are always learning/growing and just loving it! I have considered completely scrapping this blog and starting over with Typepad or another but I've been impressed with what Blogger has done since being away. I also considered deleting all the old content but I think I've decided to leave that as well...for now at least. I have cleaned things up though and made it all more visually reflective of the current, yet always evolving, me/us. ☺ Things will be different this time around though me thinks...I am excited! Hopefully some of my old readers are still following me, I can't wait to catch back up with you all!
Alrighty, I'd love to know who's reading and see what everyone is up to! I'll be back soon.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Well hello. So this is what Lovebug and I have been eating lately around our nest...yummy watermelon from our garden! I know, it's strange eating watermelon in November, especially with days like today. We woke up to dark and cloudy, then it was sunny, then rainy, then back to sunny, then cool, then cold! It was a weird weird day and a ton of leaves fell today which always mesmerizes me. Earlier, Lovebug and I were sitting down watching the rain and eating watermelon when I looked up and it was like all of a sudden I could really see a difference in the leaves. The colors are finally changing and it's such a beautiful thing. But yeah, watermelon in November feels very weird. :)
We're gearing up for a busy weekend of parties, get togethers, and my soccer team's final game of the season where we play for 1st place - I'm pumped! Have a good one.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
First up were some delicious soaked pumpkin pancakes! I was so excited when a store near us started to carry organic pumpkins so I could make homemade puree - so easy! I used this recipe but soaked the flour and water overnight with a bit more ACV than called for, and used coconut milk instead of soy. They were really good and cooked better than any other pancakes I've ever done. I topped mine off with some raw coconut butter, banana, and a bit of drizzled raw coconut nectar. YUM!
This beautiful leaf branch Lovebug and I took from a friend's backyard was our first piece of nature to bring in for the season and it inspired much of our fall decor. I love the heart shape and pretty brown color of the leaves.
Next up with our homemade pumpkin puree we made soaked pumpkin cupcakes for a family get together, which we topped with a delicious cashew and hazelnut frosting.
Inspired by the above leaf branch I made some leaves out of brown packaging paper I had saved and hung them on thread. Lovebug loved doing this alongside me and made some darling little leaves herself:). I really enjoy lighting candles this time of year and have lots of soy ones leftover from my sister's wedding everywhere along with some pillar ones I recently made.
I think pinecones are so unique and beautiful. These ones we collected during a recent family photo shoot and the large acorns were given to me by a dear friend.
I adore soups, especially this time of the year. There is nothing better than warm soup on a cool day! This sweet potato, squash, and apple soup which my Love adapted a bit by adding carrot too was delicious and such a lovely fall color.
This is sitting in our dining room and is just a little vignette of dead branches from our backyard, a few leaves, and pinecones. Simple. I like it.
I really love our fall decor this year! It very much looks like fall around our parts as we don't see a ton of reds, oranges, and your typical "fall colors" but I still appreciate the colors we do see :). I think it's beautiful.
Have you been fall-ifying too?