Monday, October 01, 2012

catching my attention

i love the scene going on in my sunglasses.
life is busy. while i like having things to do during the day, i find the busy parts of my day to be annoying. i feel like sometimes i get caught up in the mile long to do list that awaits me every morning and it's hard to enjoy what's going on around me when i'm just focused on what's gotta get done. anyone else feel like this? anyone? anyone? i have a feeling i might not be alone in this.
so i'm really grateful for those things that jump out at me and grab my attention every now and then. those things that make me stop for a min and enjoy life. those things that make me appreciate what's going on around me.

a good quote does a lot to motivate me. i have a lot more wordy printables hanging in my house than would probably be recommended. but they keep me focused. grounded. the following has me thinking and reorganizing and relaxing. it's a good one. being content with what i am seems like that's asking a lot but i know it's important. and i actually crave the peace that would bring.

found here

 i like my husband. a lot. and i like the life we've created for ourselves, especially over the last year or so. there's more happiness than i can share. and i'm sure you're grateful for that so you don't toss your cookies listening to me gush over all the wonderfulness. we aren't perfect, by any means, but geez...the two of us together is pretty darn great. this song is on repeat for me these days just because i really like my husband.


a good recipe definitely makes me stop and take notice. it can almost make me giddy. seriously. i made gluten free pumpkin cookies the other day and i'm pretty sure they were gone in 24 hours. no joke, folks. they can be made with regular flour too so if you don't want to do the gluten free thing, you don't have to. this recipe has pumpkin and orange extract together. brilliant. 

not my kitchen. recipe is found here.
 because i love, love, love a good blog, a new blog that launched last week totally has my attention. it's the bomb dot com. it celebrates motherhood and childhood. it points out the small moments that shouldn't be taken for granted. the three ladies who run it are legit. i've been a fan of their personal blogs for a while so the fact that they are now working together is awesome. take a look. it's called small fry.

life is good.


Amy said...

That quote might be my new favorite!!!

Marisa Jean said...

Those cookies look divine!

And might I add, that I LOVE all the quotes in your home and that you share regularly. I don't have one quote in my house, but maybe it would make me a little more focused.