March 24, 2014

Baby Bibs

[Alexandria, VA]
I have been putting off this dream of mine for awhile now.
This dream of one day sewing itty bitty baby clothes for my little ones.
Thanks to my mother, my mother-in-law, & my lovely friend Bronwyn,
I finally have picked up a few sewing tips to create these bibs.
Now my mind and heart are racing because I just can't wait to make more !!!  
& hopefully (if they turn out) sell them online - along with bows, overalls, dresses, etc.
How much would someone pay for bibs?
What type of patterns are people drooling over these days?
Do people prefer Velcro, snap buttons or ribbon?
Should I throw some eyelet ruffles on the sides?   
try & expand
d a r e
just see where you land
[PS: No I am not expecting, but I've got to start somewhere, right?]

March 19, 2014

banana cream pie

[Alexandria, VA]
I don't complain too much about the snow out here.
Mainly because it melts the next day, no one is on the road &
it gives my husband the day off of work.
These days typically inspire him to be productive (clean, study, work out, grocery shop) or they inspire him surprise me & buy a brand new TV (true story).
But yesterday's snow day somehow motivated him to make his first ever banana cream pie
(& you better believe I was not complaining!)
To see the excitement in his accomplishment brought so much joy to my heart.
There is something inside each of us that triggers this sense of motivation.
Motivation to get out of bed, to call an old friend, to wash the dishes, to eat healthier,
to keep trying even though things get hard, to accomplish goals, & to be your best self.
I like to think that motivation is a domino affect -
because others inspire you to push beyond your limits
& you have the ability to do the same for them.
There is so much joy when we see how our growth has influenced someone else
or how someone else has influenced our growth.
So keep moving forward
keep motivating
keep inspiring
the only time you should ever look back
is to see how far you've come.

March 14, 2014

March Madness

[Chinatown, D.C] 

 [Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria]

[outside our little home in Alexandria, VA]
March has been filled with...
+trying a Greek spin off Chiptole called Cava Mezze Grill - delicious
+saying goodbye to the Bachelor - Juan Pablo was THE worst
+purchasing tickets for our travel abroad in May - still a surprise to some
+using our imagination with the kiddos we babysat - filming a superman rescue movie of course
+bananagram wars - adam wins every time
+watching gravity  - wish our home was 3D Imax
+bruises, blood blisters, purple toe nails because of soccer games - TMI?
+gold's gym goers - gotta love BodyPump classes
+brainstorming on a new hair style - cut & new color? Melt maybe?
+1/2 way done with two books - the Glass Castle & the Goldfinch
+caught a Jazz vs Wizards basketball game - Adam's idea of date night
+celebrating 4 young women's 16th birthday - dance party
+cooking & trying new recipes a lot lately - attempted to make homemade wheat bread
+researching some genealogy - or baby names? yikes...not even pregnant
+new iPhone 5s - obsessed
+anxiously waiting for our 1 year anniversary celebration on March 29th -
I cannot believe how much we've grown
in between goals is a thing called life,
that has to be lived & enjoyed.