Jul, 13

One Lucky Gal

Ron 7-7-13

I really am one lucky gal.  Ron is an amazing person; so strong, loyal, and loving.  It’s the little things that he does that makes me fall in love with him more each day.  He sees my family as his family and is always there to help them with whatever it might be.  From mowing the lawn to painting the house, you name it and he does it.  I can’t express how much this means to me.  He’s a blessing in my daily life and I’m pleased to call myself his wife.  It’s fitting that I share this on the 10th of the month, because Ron and I became “official” on April 10th, 2003.  So, on the 10th of each month we take a moment to look back on what we’ve accomplished together, as well as look forward to what’s next.  I love you!


Jul, 13

Girls Day


This past Sunday my mom and I had another one of our girl days.  We started off by browsing the Firefly Handmade Market in Boulder, then peeked into a few other lovely stores, like Anthropologie, Arhaus, World Market and Barnes&Noble.  Then we finished off with an amazing lunch at the Native Foods Cafe.  We love this place.  It’s an all vegan restaurant with the best lavender lemonade and hot chai tea – ever!  This time we tried the Portobello and Sausage Burger, and it was amazingly good!  Oh, and we bought some Denver Blended teas from Zanitea, and I can’t wait to brew some more this summer.  Yum!  P.S. Isn’t my mom the absolute cutest?!  That sure is a HUGE time-out chair that we found at Arhaus! haha  Needless to say, it was a lovely day with a lovely lady.

Jul, 13

Playhouse Restoration Project


Yesterday my brother, mom, hubby and I all pitched in to start on restoring my childhood playhouse.  We were chatting about it last night and we think we bought it in the summer of 1992.  That summer was an expensive summer for me.  With the help of my mom and my savings we bought the Tuff Shed playhouse, paint, carpet and my dog China!  That’s a lot for an 8-year-old!  I’ll share the before and after photos when we’re done – hopefully sometime next week.  This playhouse went through me and my friends and then was passed down to my brother and his friends, so it’s seen some better days.  We’re thrilled to be restoring it to its former glory.  It’s getting a good scrub down, a fresh coat of paint and new furniture.  The painting should be wrapped up next week sometime and then we plan to take on the inside little by little.  I’m so excited that we’re making this a family project!

Jun, 13


I just wanted to give a shout out to my amazing momma.  She’s truly the most loving, generous and talented woman that I know.  She makes me laugh harder each time and I enjoy all of our mother-daughter days together.  It’s an amazing feeling to have someone who understands you – completely.  And I can tell her anything!  I love you momma, and thank you for being your lovely self! ksks (haha we were blowing kisses to my brother in this picture while he was on a mini vacation.  I’m sure we embarassed him!)

Sep, 12

Friendly Letters

If you’re like me, you have friends and family spread out all over the place.  Technology has made it so much easier to stay connected, but there’s something special about communicating through a handwritten note.  I love emails and texts as much as the next person, but I really love opening my mailbox to find a lovely handwritten “just because” letter.  It makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside!  I not only appreciate the content from the heart, but I also love to see what card or paper was chosen and there’s something just so magical about seeing pen on paper… I can’t explain it.  My mom lives about 10 minutes away and she sends me little “just because” letters every so often and it makes me so happy!  She’s been doing this since I moved to College and has since continued the tradition.  So, you don’t even have to be far away to share that experience. 

I inherited my grandma’s vintage greeting cards, and thought that I’d share them with my loved ones.  So, a couple of weeks ago I started writing little notes to family and friends to see how they’re doing and what adventures lay ahead.  It’s nice to surprise someone once in a while, even if it’s with something little.  Have you written a letter recently? ♥R

Aug, 12

So Many Things + Not Enough Time

This past week I’ve been busy filling orders, writing down all of my creative ideas and attending lots of family and friend events.  It’s been crazy!  August has always been a busy month for us over here, so I knew this was coming, but sheesh.  It’s extremely important to me that I keep a happy and healthy balance between Chickiedee and my personal life.  I don’t ever want to be that girl who pushes all of her family and friends to the side so that I can focus on work and work alone.  So to keep that balance, I have to work hard at managing my time, because there just isn’t enough of it in a day.

I’m a huge multitasker, and although I’m not always the best at it, it’s a very important part of my time management.  I like to know that I can get two things done at once and not have to let anything fall through the cracks.  For example, I love putting in a load of laundry while I sew or talking on the phone while I clean.  It makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something B I G.  With that said, I know when not to multitask, as well.  Certain things need my undivided attention, like a birthday party for a loved one, or a rush order that needs to get out ASAP.  Managing my time and doing it well is something that I’m always going to have to think about, and that’s okay, because I’m doing what I love and it’s worth it.  Even if I have to pull a few all nighters to get it all done, I will.

On that note, I’ve been filling up my idea books like crazy!!!  I have so many fun projects to share for the Fall.  I’m motivated to work on a few of them this week as I prepare for the best season of the year.  Ahhh… I just love Fall. ♥R