Monday, March 17, 2014

New things... for a bit of spring cheer!!

I am dying for Spring people.  Spring break is two weeks away for us, and it can not come soon enough in my opinion.  You know what I need right now?  A good cup of tea and a chat about LIFE with you. (Above are the pics of the blooming tea my mama keeps giving Ava and I.  They are so fun!  I don't know where she gets them but I'm going to have to get some more.  You put them in hot water and they bloom into a flower!  So yummy too.)

Anyway, it was an incredibly fun weekend, but also one of our more challenging ones as well.  I kind of hate that they go hand in hand sometimes and I totally don't mean to be a downer, but eh, it's real life and some days are like that. We had company all weekend which was lovely, and we left town and celebrated a sister in law's birthday.  I got sick from what I like to call "snuck-in-gluten" and yesterday was no fun while I dealt with that... then we dealt with a crazy kid issue that continues to come up again and again, (seriously?) and I'm not gonna lie, it spun the remainder of my weekend right down the drain.  Parenting=not for the faint of heart. My man and I fought about it and then I spent most of the day today just crying. What?! 

And it's supposed to be St. Patrick's day and all celebratory and stuff! 

 Anyway I needed some cheer to lighten my heart, so I listed my favorite photos as prints and wrapped canvases, spent some time back in bed praying through stuff, and rested, and got the crock pot going with corned beef and cabbage for everyone tonight.  After a pot of cheery blooming tea I'm almost as good as new.... almost.  Some days just have to run their course, yes? 
If you, like me, have need of some spring cheer to spread around your house, here's what I've got for you! (Not sure if you remember these wild daisies from last summer... my man pulled over to the side of the road so I could hop out and snap this photo.  It cheers up something deep inside my soul.  (Click here to shop)
 I got a bunch of requests for this one after a previous post the other day.  This was from our garden last summer.  It's truly gorgeous, blown up- all softy and fluttery petals with a nice crisp focus in the center of the bloom.  I ordered a smaller canvas of this one just for our home, to hang in our guest room/office space and I'll be sure to share once it's hung. (click here to shop.)
My all time favorite.  This is from a little outbuilding that they call the "goat barn" on the property where my man grew up as a little boy.  He had countless adventures alongside his trusty Irish wolfhound pup, named Buster.  His grandma (who's technically not his real grandma) lives there now and I've taken way too many shots of my kids standing in front of it.  It's truly a magnificent, chippy, turquoise wonder, and if this barn ever falls down and they ditch this door, I'll be first in line to salvage it. Just saying.(Click here to shop)
My beloved vintage typewriter.  I've loved sending off the other images of this baby into your homes, but now I am offering the first full frame shot of it.  We took this photo, sitting on my picnic table with Adrain and Ava holding white boards up behind it and the rain literally started as my last photo was snapped.  True story.  Oh and Ava wasn't wearing shoes.  It's like... early March and 40 degrees but hey, why wear shoes outside?  Kids.  Ha! (Click here to shop.)

All images are available as either photo prints or as wrapped canvases.  So, that's all I've got today...I hope everyone has a lovely St. Patrick's day.  I can't wait for some corned beef and cabbage! Did you do anything fun for this holiday?!

Oh and I'm sharing my favorite tips on photographing your kids, here today!  Would love for you to pop in and say HI!


Melodee said...

that tea is amazing looking! how fun!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You are so right...parenting is NOT for the faint of heart! Our Spring break was last week (before Spring, go figure). One day I took my boys to play mini golf. One moment we'd be having a lovely time. Next moment they would be getting into mischief and I wanted to pull my hair out and it went back and forth like this. I kept thinking...why can't it EVER go smoothly?

Victoria said...

Sorry to hear about your hard stuff - I do hope the tea, prayer, and time out helped!

I got pinched for not wearing green and I made BBQ pork burgers for dinner with coleslaw. Does that make me the Scrooge of St. Patrick's day? Maybe...I don't do it on purpose, I just don't know any Irish recipes. :)

Love the story that goes with the type writer picture!

Jensamom23 said...

How much fun is that tea! I have to try that. So sorry your weekend was not one for the fun record books....there are times we all just need a good. cleansing cry afterwards. It will get way or the other. Love the door! I want a door like that...wonder if my husband would mind if his barn got a makeover? Probably. Today is a new day...I hope it is a glorious one for you.

Jeannie S said...

Thanks for opening your heart and sharing the hard stuff....this is part of our faith walk. You are such a good mom making corned beef and cabbage, my mom used to, thanks for bringing back the memories. I love, love your photos. Blessings and a better week!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Can I just say, "Been there, done THAT?!" I love that you get it girl. LOL

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Victoria, I didn't wear green either. I just wasn't really feeling it... but the corned beef and cabbage was good and yours was kind of a translation of that!! And thank you for the sweet words... yes tea and prayer time always helps, doesn't it?

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

And thank YOU for the encouragement and reminding me that it really is okay to just not be okay sometimes.

YES girl paint a door for sure!! :)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I so appreciate your words girl. Just worrying that I'll bring everyone down if I hit publish sometimes... I hate that so when I get sweetness from you and other readers just being okay with the fact that it's not okay all the time... means the world. Thank you.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I might be addicted to it... it's so fun I need more!!! LOL It's the small things in life. :)

LittleMuses said...

This post is one of the reasons I love your blog, Sasha. It is a breath of fresh air, and so heartfelt. It can be exhausting to see all of the "perfect" moms, homes, families, etc., out in blogland. But we all know family life is not perfect! Sometimes (a lot of the time!) parenting can be so hard, especially when dealing with teens and tweens (I can so relate!) Please don't stop sharing your soul. You have a lot of kindred spirits out here! Hoping your heart is a little lighter today...keep drinking that lovely tea and most of all be kind to yourself.

Farmgirl Paints said...

That tea is the bomb. It's soooo pretty. Love the new photo prints. You never fail to impress me girl.

Jenna Mills said...

Love between dry and wet.. Your special adorment give life in the dry.

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