Monday, October 27, 2014

faq's and facts

I had a post planned for today, chalk full of gorgeous photos of the wee ones as we all relished in another fall family adventure, but if I'm completely honest, I'm a little bit frazzled. So, I thought I would share some of my personal overwhelmingness (soooo not a word) and also answer some questions some of you have asked.

We have a to do list here on the farm near a mile long, some with upcoming deadlines, some less pressing but necessary and desired. With some help, we hope to knock quite a few off the ole list this week, and though we have yet to even begin, I'm already stressed.

I have hopes and dreams of painting my kitchen this week with the  help of my amazing DIY'er mother-in-law. The problem- I have no idea what color to paint it. Right now it's a country barn reddish color, but it's chipped and stained and desperately needs a makeover. If you have any color help, do send it my way!

I have the matter of children's clothing to attend. Does anyone else know this stress? It's a bi-annual headache of finding seasonal appropriate wear that fits,going thru packed away hand me downs, and finally packing up old clothes in big containers to hopefully fit another wild one at another time.

And. . . Halloween is Friday! I have not even started on costumes and we have yet to carve a pumpkin. Seriously the fall season has near come and gone, and we have yet to even welcome it.

Ok, to answer a few questions. First off, for those who have asked- yes, our life really is pretty great. There are certainly bad days. Times that I get bored and stressed and as I've just pointed out, overwhelmed. As a whole though, it's awesome. I love being a wife and mother. 

Here on the blog, I like to post beautiful images and fill it with whimsical poetic writing. Mainly because that's what I enjoy  but more because, it's simply my writing style. I love to be shown happy people, who are enjoying life. It's really just small snippets of the whole, so I generally choose to show the lovely, but I try to give an honest look of it all.

Next, Four kids is really not any harder then one or two. Honestly I think it gets easier. I would say that having my second was my most difficult transition, but after that, you're really just adding into the chaos. It only gets better and better, promise.

As for my hair, I have been using the beach waves tutorial from here, (well, not in this photo. This is week old hair, don't look to close:) it's amazing. Takes a little time, but well worth it.

Alright, the time has come, the kids are almost up and I need to get myself in gear, and tackle this week head on.

Happy Monday!


  1. That's too funny, when I saw the first photo I thought to myself, I wonder how she did her hair. I love that subtle wave. Best of luck with your busy week!

    prosecco in the park

  2. So cool that you're painting your kitchen! My husband and I just painted the whole lower level of our house last year, and now I'm getting the urge to re-paint the upstairs. We'll see what happens :-) And I love the style of your blog…it's so nice to see happy pictures and honest writing. Also, I'm going to have to check out that hair tutorial!

  3. Adore the top photo (and the bottom one): such intimate moments so poignantly captured. Love your writing (as always). Beautiful words too, as always xx

  4. Your hair looks absolutely amazing, gosh I wish mine looked that good after a few days! Beautiful photos and words as always. x E

    xElizabeth Victoria Clark

  5. You still have time to enjoy fall! There's still November! :) Good luck with pumpkin carving and costumes! Watching the hair tutorial now. Thanks for sharing.


  6. What a great post, you still have time to carve a pumpkin! Hope you do! I also like to share the happier side of my life to share. I have read that some people hate that because no one's life is always happy but why would I want to depress or sadden other people with the bad, not-so-happy stuff in my life? I dunno... I guess because *I* don't like reading sad/depressing posts I choose to not share any sad/depressing posts on my blog!


  7. Did I mention that I really like to read your posts? Surely I did! Glad to hear you all enjoy the fall :)

    love, xoxo

  8. Such a lovely post, you really do have great hair! And thanks for confirming 4 is no more difficult that 2 because I totally want 4!



  9. Busy weeks can be totally overwhelming- I hear you girl! Best of luck- I know you doooo it!

    A note on the kitchen color... Not sure how big or small your space is, but we painted our kitchen this gorgeous warm tan (almost a rust, but that really doesn't sound pretty- I promise it is!) to warm up the space and play up the cozy factor. :) Just a thought!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. You have a lot on your plate! There never seems to be enough time in the day. Prioritize what you can and do only what you can do.

  11. I wish there were 50 hours in the day sometimes, but these pictures are so beautiful and peaceful :)

  12. I really admire you, 4 kids and you are able to create this fabulous blog. The way you write and those pics... just amazing! be proud of yourself!



  13. So happy to stumble across your blog. Beautiful space and beautiful family you have!

  14. Thank you for writing such an honest post! It made me feel a little better about the chaos that comes and goes in my life. After all, we're only human!

    Love, Amy

  15. I vote for an ivory/oatmeal for the kitchen walls!

    1. By the way, your hair is gorgeous and I had to laugh out loud at the post I saw on Barefoot Blonde's blog about Deer Valley. I was just out there this last weekend for a conference for come she makes everything look so glamorous? Sure it's 100 times better if you aren't working :)

  16. One of my close friends has five kiddos and she said the same thing you did here. Her hardest transition was going from 1 to 2. After that, it hasn't been any more difficult to have 5 than to have 2. :)

    Also... totally random... but I know your sister-in-law! Krista and I go to church together! She saw that I had commented on your blog and mentioned to me this past Sunday that she is Caleb's sister. I was so surprised! The world feels so much smaller now! How fun! :)