Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simply...

 I walked around a few minutes ago, and snapped photos of what was surrounding me and going on at exactly that moment.  I am, after all... a blogger. 
This little friend is sitting right next to me as I type this. I saved and saved for a REAL camera bag.  It's a force to  be reckoned with too... it's massive!  I love the mustardy yellow color.  It has darling little removable compartments and I can carry everything I need, including my lame-o kit lens that I never use.  Just in case I want it.  Which I seldom do.  But still... I can safely carry my camera EVERY where now and it won't get mashed against my papers, tic tacs (of which I'm completely addicted) and lip glosses.  It has it's own little space. 
 My yellow flowers died this morning so I replaced them with this simple hurricane from my bookcase.  I think what I have out says a lot about my mental state.  LOL  I guess I needed simple, clean... minimal right now.  I can't go into why exactly, but trust me... the simpler the better.
 This is our current family reading material.  I'm planning to put my garden in (weather permitting) this weekend, I'm going to skip any further explanations for that next book from the bottom, we are talking about Heaven in our bible study, and I've been dying to read "Bonhoeffer" for months.  I finally found it in paperback!  Adrain is reading the "No longer a Slumdog" and my book club is reading the "Gift from the Sea."  Lastly... we have about five pages to finish in The Hiding Place, that we are reading as a family.  Whew... that's a lotta deep!  I think I need a good romance or something right now!  (I did just finish a darling book called "The House at Tyneford" which reads like the series Downton Abbey.)
 Ugh.  I'm ignoring this sight temporarily.  I got tired of putting some things off and tackled my master bath this am... only I decided that since I was painting anyway, I might as well sand, prime, and paint the cupboard in there as well.  Somebody smack me please.
 And  because I'm painting, this is what my hair (badly in need of a root job) looks like today.  Ugh.  (again.)  Keepin' it real.  (And I do get points for the make up right?  And the earrings I just put in about twenty minutes ago.)
 Apparently I need a lot of daily reminders right now... I bought the darling little print from one of my sidebar sponsors, and you can find one here. Also, the sticky note... yeah... that's been pretty huge in my world lately.
 Kiddos are playing, homework is finished, snacks are done, and I'm starting dinner prep.  Grilled turkey burgers tonight.  Mmm...
And lastly, this has nothing do with anything really... I just felt appreciative that my peeps put these darn things back into the bowl when they are done.  That makes me happy for some reason. 

So that's my world in pictures right now... mostly anyway. I didn't show the dishes in the sink, my messy laundry room, the paint all over my clothes, or the rotting fruit in the basket.  Some things are better left unseen.  (grin)

What does your world look like, right about now?



41 comments:

  1. I also read Tyneford!
    Let me recommend A Good American and The Shoemaker's Wife!
    Lots of good reading out there right now!!

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    1. I am SO excited to read one of these... heading to my library website ASAP... thank you!!! :)

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  2. Your world looks pretty peaceful! :) My world will be turned upside down tomorrow morning when we begin to foster an awesomely large yellow lab from the shelter! My bff is actually adopting him, but he's staying with us until her husband returns from Afganastan. Sooo, Knox (that will be his name) is ours for about a month. I'm going to enjoy this last night of calm for a while!

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    1. Okay I'm admitting to just a teeny bit of jealousy... LOL Please hug that dog for me. :)

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  3. What a beautiful place to spend your day, paint cans and all! It's obvious you don't have preschoolers though ;-) I love the basket you keep your books in. I've been wanting an industrialish basket or two, but haven't yet taken the time to look for any.

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    1. Hahahaha! No... no preschoolers anymore. But I DO remember those days when you couldn't take a step with out standing on a toy... bless your heart. :)

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  4. I had no idea such beauty-ous camera bags existed!! I'm using the black square one that came with the package (what did you end up doing with yours?)
    Off to find a beauty, I will let you know what I get!

    PS you are so cute as a blonde :)

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    1. I love you Leen! You make me smile. I threw that old ugly thing away. It was like a box with a strap! LOL

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  5. that Body Book for Girls brings back memories....my daughter read that book inside and out and referred to it constantly at one point. one day she solemnly told her dad that her chest was growing "right now!" My husband was mortified but tried not to show it! Haha. Good times!

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    1. Okay so you know exactly how we are feeling right now!! (Though we're early on those things.. just "getting prepared"... lol too many QUESTIONS!!! LOL)

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  6. I wish my hair looked like your painting hair do does. That, I would consider, to be a really good hair day! :)

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  7. I think your hair looks great! Love that print.....think I might need to order that. And, with two daughters, I'm gonna check out that book too! Melanie F.

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    1. That book is seriously awesome. I highly recommend it. American girl knows their stuff.

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  8. i happen to love your hair like that,you look beautiful all "done" up but your natural beauty shines through more here:)

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    1. So sweet... and I love that you said this because I'm a survivor fan and I always think those girls look gorgeous "au naturel" and then at the finale show they have on make up and look like regular girls but for some reason they seem so "over done" to me.. and I always wonder if I'd look alright on Survivor in the "au naturel" shots too. LOL I have no idea why I just told you that. Hahaha!

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  9. i love seeing your hair in a pony! so pretty. and i want that exact camera bag. bad. : )

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    1. And did you see that it comes in other colors like gray and turquoise?? Oh the choices... it was a very hard decision.

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  10. Okay a couple things....love the camera bag. I'm saving for my camera and whew... I think I'm going to be able to get it by the end of May. Second, I've been kind of going back and forth about reading Bonhoeffer. Would love to hear what you think. And lastly...THANK YOU, Thank You for sharing my print. It looks darling!

    P.S. I can't wait for the days when I'm not tripping over toys and my house is a little more orderly....although that would require that I get moving too :) Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. Aww.. love you sweet girly. I love my print. It makes me smile and BREATHE every time I look at it. (Which happens to be a lot because for heaven's sake I spend half my life at that sink!! LOL )

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  11. What a fun post. I just posted on my blog about my life currently. Wanna go see?
    www.donna-homebuildingcountdown.blogspot.com
    I am really enjoying getting to know you...you are real and you are good at sharing!

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  12. you are a doll! i painted today too, but not a room. rooms are no fun to paint. i painted a desk and a dresser for my boys' room navy blue. gonna add some orange striped rugby comforters...so we're going for a navy and orange color scheme. sound good? any ideas for over-the-bed decor? hang on, did i just make YOUR blog post about ME? yep, i think i just did. but the whole room thing is really on my mind...hmmmm.

    one last thing? i loved the hiding place. and i know becky said y'all read together as a family, which i think is beyond homeschoolish and awesome. just wondering, when do y'all do this? before bed? in the living room? just wondering...i love the idea. we just read charlotte's web. no so deep, but kinda deep...in a spider-pig-relationship way.

    ok. bye.

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  13. oh hi! it's me. alicia. back to talk to you more. i noticed you said something about planting a garden...well, i don't know if you happened to see this week's happy day project, but it just happens to be planting a garden! you should toooootally link up next week! just a suggestion. i don't want to boss you. i don't even know you...really...that well...but i do kinda. i feel like i know you enough to boss you...in a friendly way. if you don't, i'll still comment and all that, so don't ever take me seriously, k? k.

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    1. I was TOTALLY hoping to Link up with it!!! I am just facing off with NW WAshington rain... if it cooperates, my garden is going IN... and if it goes IN, I'll link up... been dying to forever!
      And you can boss me whenever you want!! LOL

      Oh and we read before bed... like on the couch, TV off.. that sort of old fashioned thing. And it's totally a habit from homeschooling days. Old habits die hard you know? I miss homeschooling... but I also don't... hard to explain. I miss all the cuddles.. but I don't miss other things... LOL

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  14. The "Body Book" was really great when my daughter was "that age." I think there were some others in that series and we had them all, and sometimes (she's 18 now) she will tell me something she read in one or another of them that has stuck with her.

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  15. i read Bonhoeffer
    last year
    and l o v e d it

    i predict
    you won't be able
    to put it down
    until you've finished
    the final page

    just fair warning!

    alison

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  16. loving it ALL and loving your cute hair!!! :) Soooo adorable. I wish I could do something cute with mine (I'm in the growing-it-out phase. ugh.)

    Thanks for the peek into your world!

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  17. It's raining today, which makes me want to bake and clean. But that also means my kids (3,2,1) can't go outside and have TORN APART the living room. Now it's naptime and I'm refusing to look in there. It'll be a good project for after naps and before warm cookies....

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  18. Your house looks SO peaceful compares to mine! A toddler and a preschooler make life interesting, indeed. I think I sweep eight times a day and pick up constantly. Do you ever look back and wish for that all again?

    Oooh, that camera bag is lucious. I've been in need of finding one. Hmmm...

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    1. The only fair way to answer this is to say no. I had two in diapers, absolutely no outside help when I needed a break, and tons of special needs that had not been identified. I lived those years in a blur of confusion and tears. HOWEVER...

      What I do miss where the sweet cuddles when the entire child fit on my lap. I miss the sloppy little kisses and tiny hands in my hair. That sort of thing.

      And I felt so guilty wishing for them to grow up just a little bit, so I could breathe again, but now that they have... well, I find it easier to stop and enjoy each moment... and they are so much fun now! I can't believe I actually said that given all the past struggles, but it's a God thing for sure.

      That was just me though... lots of Mamas out there love the stage you're in and have a different go of it than I did.

      Hang in there! You'll remember more of the good than the exhausting some day. LOL

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  19. It's friday and I started painting the kitchen and thought piece of cake not, since I only have a wall and a half but did I did not remember all the taping on the cabs and tile and windows that are taking up all the other wall space anyway, also I am in need of an eyebrow wax real bad after I get all this paint off it's off to the Benefit brow bar.
    I love your bag and happy that your camera & gloss have a place of their own.

    HAve a great day

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  20. LOVE that camera bag! I'm going to start saving up for one now!

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  21. loving your life lately in pictures....need to do this.
    I think I'd fall over DEAD if our remotes landed where they are supposed to land.

    :) happy weekend!

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  22. i love your day in pictures. :)
    and i think you look absolutely gorgeous!
    xo

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  23. LOVE the camera bag, so tired of lugging my camera around in my purse. I haven't stopped by your blog in a while but I like the new hair color! Just started Bonhoeffer on my Kindle, very inspiring! Happy weekend to you!

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  24. Dear Sasha, love the camera bag! I've been keeping my eye on those (but I don't know how to use my Rebel T1, I know, ridiculous)! I, too, love the mustard color. What is it about that color that makes me so happy? Girl, you look cute even when you are painting. Heck, I don't even bother with makeup. I got my husband Bonhoeffer when he was in Afghanistan and he really liked it but I have yet to tackle it. Can't wait to buy one of your Ranunculus prints (I had to look up the pronunciation for that one!). I love the yellow!!

    Pat A.

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  25. hey Lemonade mama...
    omg.. i like this post. the bags... BEAUTIFUL... now which one shall i chose, that is another story. but i shared the bag where ever i could think of sharing for all the women i come in contact with.. over 500 to count.

    i should so get paid for this. lol. lol. looks like i found what i will treat myself to for Mothers day. ;0)

    p.s. i thought Pat A was talking to me. lol. one of my tag names is also "Sasha". lol.

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  26. I love your blog. You inspired me to just do today! I white washed the fireplace and painted a bathroom. Thank you for sharing. Also, I love the Live Pure sign. After seeing it in your son's room, I bought one for my son's room too.
    Julia -Renton

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  27. What an incredible giveaway! i would totally use the tray for my junk drawer..it really needs an intervention!! ;)

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  28. The House at Tyneford sounds interesting! I liked Eric Metaxas' bio of William Wilberforce (published when the movie Amazing Grace came out), but I didn't get into Bonhoeffer for some reason. Someday I'll start reading it again. Have you read The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy by Penelope Wilcock? You would love it.
    Kirstin

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