Saturday, 14 February 2015

Can You Read My Mind? -Listening to Our Children

"Can you read my mind?" is a phrase often expressed in wonder by Kiddo1. She seems awed by my "mommy instinct" to know what's going on up there.

Case in point: The other day she asked me, "Can you guess who my  favorite superhero is?" To which I promptly replied "XXXX" (it's her secret so I won't tell it here). She stared at me with huge eyes, "How in the WORLD did you know?" She had a point. She'd only just started to get into superheros and we had not even talked about it yet.

My secret? A few days prior, we were discussing names for baby and she piped up with one which she was very adamant about though I knew she didn't know anyone by that name. It also happened to be a superhero's undercover name.

There was no Sherlock Holmes detection work here; just simply listening.

It reminds me of a quote I once read that has always hit me between the eyes:

Friday, 13 February 2015

Easy Chicken Risotto

My slow cooker is one of my best friends. I use it frequently, though not always to make a full meal.

The following recipe is a good example:

chicken slow cooker


Thursday, 12 February 2015

Valentines Day Hair Tutorial

I found a very cute hair tutorial for your little one(s) this Valentines Day:


I love how simple and sweet it looks.

No More Chapped Lips: The Best Lip Balm

full red lipsI seem to always have had dry lips. Cracked and peeling lips seem to be a part of life I just had to deal with.

I've tried so many remedies, natural and otherwise.

I know it's supposed to be a sign of dehydration, but seriously if I drink any more water I'll end up spending all day in the ladies' room.

To make matters worse, I love to wear a nice bold lip color. But as anyone with eyes can tell you, strong lip colors NEED smooth lips. There is nothing worse than a bright color on chapped and peeling lips.

Naturally,  I was eager to find a solution.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

10 Fun and Fantastic Valentine's Crafts

Here 10 fun and fantastic ideas for crafts and projects to do leading up to Valentine's Day.


#1. This simple, cute yet elegant threaded heart card:


valentines heart card

Countdown to Move: Step 1

We went today and bought a trailer. The countdown has begun. Just over two months till the big move.



Monday, 9 February 2015

My Top 5 Favorite Kids' Books for Ages 6-9

I am always on the lookout for new books to read with my kids. Our reading time over breakfast every morning is a special time of day and I love that we get to experience these adventures together.

I've compiled a list of my current top 5 books that both my girls loved, and I think would be just as appealing to boys.



Sunday, 8 February 2015

Our French Adventure

After 3+ years of living in the UK, and with a baby on the way, we've decided it was time to set our dreams into motion and move back to the south of France. After all, who can resist the sun, the sea and views like this:
vineyard south of france