Monday, October 6, 2014

this one

 
Moments with Asher are priceless.  This morning he was distorting my face and belly laughing.  I am loving the extra time I get with him as the older kids are at school and Levi is resting.  These little moments are what want to remember.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

chili

 
It seems that Fall came in roaring this year.  Our weather turned cool way to quickly this week.  I love Fall, but in all honesty I am still recovering from last winter.  The thought of winter has me screaming, "noooooooooo!".  But that is a different post. 
 
With Fall comes pretty leaves, crisp air, and hot soup.  Stews are pretty spectacular because you can't really mess them up.  I don't think I have ever tasted a stew and said, "not again".  They are just easy and you can use whatever you have. 
 
Tonight we are going over to a friends and I volunteered to make chili.  We decided this while my husband was gone with the van (my only mode of transportation when I have at least one child with me).  Want to know the amazing thing about chili?  You guessed it, you get to use what you have and you can't really mess it up!
 
Tonight our chili is a concoction of sorts.  Venison meat, carrots, one pepper, one jar of homemade tomato soup, onions from our garden, a handful of beans that were in our cupboard for who knows how long.  All these little portions are coming together to make our dinner.  Small portions that on their own wouldn't even make much of a snack (not that you would eat our tiny onions as a snack anyways).  Combined these small amounts of goodness will add up to be great. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

sweet baby

Thursday, October 2, 2014

31 days of the Little Moments

 
I am sure many of you have seen posts on the October writing challenge that The Nester created and does each October.  I have followed her and others each year (from the beginning) & this year I am joining in.... because this blog has been neglect and I need to get disciplined again in writing or at least coming to this space to reflect a teeny tiny bit.  

This year each person is supposed to choose some topic to write on for 31 days..... I don't think I am coordinated enough to do that as my brain usually takes me all over the place.  However I do want to focus on the small.  The everyday.  Our moments here.  
 
The small is where it is at.  I have been thinking this thought over and over since this spring when I meet a girl for coffee to discuss Noonday a bit more.  She kept telling me that she wanted to do something big &huge (like Noonday), and she kept telling me that unless it was BIG she wasn't going to do it.  I understand that thought, that dream, that passion, that goal...... but all spring and summer as I have thought about it more and more I have realized that life is not about the BIG it is about the small.  that is where it is at.  Sure the small can take you big places but you can't often get to BIG without working the small first.  I want to document our little moments because one day years from now I want to look back and see this BIG love and blessing of a life we got to live.
 
Some days through my 31 days of little moments I may have words other days I may just post pictures.  Everyday I will have something.  So here I start on day two (because that is how I roll people). 

31 days of The Little Moments.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

.stitch fix.

Nothing like stitch fix to bring my blog back to life. 
 
If you have never heard about it Stitch Fix let me give you the run down.  Stitch Fix is a personal styling company.  You fill out a styling profile, your size, your shape, etc.  It is really easy and the more detailed the better your fixes.  Then you schedule when you want your Fix.  You can sign up for a specific date or you can choose to get a Fix every couple weeks, monthly, or every other month.  They will then send you five items (clothing and accessories) and whatever you don't like you return in a prepaid mailing bag.  You have three business days to decide what you want to keep.  The cost is $20 per fix, however this money goes towards any item you keep (with no extra shipping costs).  Also if you love all five items you get a 25% discount to keep them all! 
 
I got my fourth fix on Friday and it was by far my favorite fix.  In my request I asked for some skinny jeans in a nice fall color.  I was in need of new pants.

 
When my fix came I was so excited as I had not only one pair of pants to choose from but two.  First up were Adora Ankle Length Violet Colored Skinny Jeans by Just Black.  I adore these.  They are the most comfortable jeans I have ever tried on.  EVER.  They are so soft and comfortable.
 
I paired them with the Shoshanna Graphic Print Tie-Neck Top by Skies are Blue that also came in this fix. I adore this shirt and it is totally up my ally.  It was a bit on the small side, but I still adored it.  
 
 
 
Next up was the Indianan Graphic Print Mixed Material Tee by Pixley.  I adored this shirt as well. It was a little on the larger side but I love the print and style of this tee.  I also love how my chickens needed to get in on the photo shoot, they were too cute as we were taking photos.
 
 
 
Next in line were these two.  These pants are Kaleigh Ankle Biter Skinny Jeans in Green by Kensie Jeans.  I loved these as well and they fit great.  My last fix item was a Keira Crew Neck Split Back Sweater by RD Style.  This was my least favorite item, but I still really liked it.  It was something I would not have picked for myself at all but the more I looked at it the more it grew on me. 
 
 
I really wish I could have kept every single item in my fix.  However price wise I could only keep one item.  Since I originally requested jeans I discarded the shirts and focused on the pants.  I feel like violet is a much more Fall color and those pants were the most comfortable.  Also these Just Black pants are made in the USA and I am making a conscious effort to buy items that are ethically made.  My final keep are these pants that I truly love and adore.  You might just see me wearing them every single day.... or at least multiple times a week.  If you have a fix coming I highly recommend trying these.
 
So how are your fixes going?  Mine are for sure getting better each time. (which is making it harder to choose only one item).  How about you have you tried Stitch Fix?  Do you want to?  If you sign up and try it out let me know.  I would love to see your first fix!

My third fix was not blogged about due to computer issues.
 
*I was not paid by Stitch Fix for this post, all opinions are my own.  However Stitch fix has a sweet rewards program and I did use my affiliate links throughout this blog.