Wednesday, February 26, 2014


We went west for a long weekend to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday!

Traded in walking boots for skiing boots.

Although we probably spent more time relaxing than skiing, the conditions were amazing. Every day was sunny and clear except Saturday.

I actually took less photos than I normally do when on vacation but that's ok. This year I am focusing more on living in the moment than documenting every one.

Seriously beautiful days out in Colorado.

We were only gone 5 days and now I feel like I am "behind" in life - tons on laundry to be done, groceries to be bought, house to clean. Ready for the weekend already!

Friday, February 21, 2014

project life 2014 | week 6

{feb 2-8}
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My goal for our February Project Life was to use all black and white photos but that didn't quite work out here. Some images, to me, just look better with some color (like the one of the hubs' skateboard). 

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The photos I have been using as my title cards this year are usually random ones from the week. This week I wanted to remember that I had to commute to the Woodlands (about 1 hour north of where I live) for work.
We took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese on morning because the zoo was rained out. My favorite 2 photos were 4x6, the rest I included in a collage. 

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The first insert of the year!

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We went to Oxheart for dinner with our dear friends E&R on Friday night. Reservations must be made one month in advance. Some of our friends don't see the value in paying $$ for vegetarian fare, but we thought it was delicious!

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The aforementioned photo of the hubs' skateboard was actually taken by the hubs and the writing was taken from his FB. I am definitely trying to get more of his POV into the album this year, as it is supposed to be about our life, not just mine ;)
And we've been spending lots of time with our yoga friends this year. I really love them all so much. Yogis are good peeps!

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I've been using a combination of computer and handwritten journaling. The computer print is much easier to read, but I'm working on my writing!

The cards used were from the Midnight, 5th and Frolic and Vintage Travel editions, with a random card from a Studio Calico kit (I don't subscribe but I buy them when I "need" something, usually a stamp, in that month's kit!).

Thursday, February 20, 2014

good to the last drop

Still got my coffee addiction going strong. I guess there could be worse things...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

project life 2014 | week 5

{jan 26-feb 1}
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This year seems to be whizzing by. And I still totally adore this project. The immediacy of having our memories in a tangible place makes me so happy.

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Items of note from this week:
Joe's parents stayed with us most of the week. I didn't take as many photos as I normally do but luckily cell phones are easy to share pics!
The Grammys were on Sunday. Daft Punk won 4 awards for their amazing album and 33 couples got married on the show. Loved it. {Photos taken from Google}

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Other than the visit from the parental units, this was an ordinary week. I am still using lots of white space and minimal design.
Not seeing the boys as much as usual these days. J is in school 5 days/week and F 3 so I squeeze in time whenever I can!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

a good start

Being able to start my day on my mat makes me happy. When practice flows well, I am even more happy. But even on days when I'm not feeling my best, I would rather have practiced than not. 

I read somewhere that the world would be a happier place if we all practiced yoga and I seriously believe that.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

my heart

Yesterday was Hallmark holiday. I always make fun of it, yet, love receiving tulips and love from my love. (The mugs I got for us from Etsy. So cute!)

We went for casual Indian food for dinner and wine and dessert at a sushi place. Perfect date night in my book!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

project life 2014 | week 4

{jan 19-25}
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I love the design of this week's spread. Lots of photos but lots of white space with a bit of color as well.

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Joe ran the half marathon this week and we practiced a lot of yoga. I've been taking less photos lately but being more deliberate in what I photograph. 

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Joe's parents arrived on Saturday this week. So good to see them. And I stole a photo of the boys' new haircuts from my sister's FB account. Love those cuties!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

good for the soul

Even though Saturday was a working one, this weekend has been great so far.

On Friday night, we went to dinner with E&R to Oxheart, a new-ish restaurant we've been wanting to check out. They love it and now, so do we!

While we see them almost everyday in practice, having time to chat and catch up and plan is so so nice. I can't imagine our lives without them.

We have another friend, S, who just opened her own yoga studio. And we are so happy for her and our yoga community in general. Houston is such a big city and now we actually have different choices for places to practice ashtanga? Yes, please!

Do not try this at home without adult supervision. 

Our yoga has brought such a diverse group of people together...and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Friday, February 07, 2014

finally Friday

This has been a very long week at work, mostly because of the added driving. We opened a satellite office up north, which requires an additional hour commute, 2 days per week, every other week.

Driving up and being there has been fine, but the drive home has been killing me. Been so tired every day! Complaining is not something I like to do a lot, but sometimes you gotta just vent. 

And although I am working on Saturday, we have some things planned this weekend that I am looking forward to. There's a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel...

TGIF! Happy weekend!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

project life 2014 | weeks 2&3

{Jan 5-11}
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This is my 3rd year of memory keeping with Project Life and I still adore it.

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This year I am making more of an effort to capture random moments and do more meaningful writing.

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I obsessively look at Project Life photos on Instagram and am always attracted to the layouts with white space and less stuff. So I am working on adding more white space to mine.

{Jan 12-18}
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There is something about physically printing photos out that is so satisfying. Who wants to look a pictures on a computer screen?

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Also trying to take more photos of things in our life, not just people. Although I love people photos!

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I think almost all these photos were from a Saturday. And that's ok too.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Happy Birthday AYH!

My dear friend R started teaching yoga out of their studio this time last year. She started with 3 students and is now probably up to 20+ with a waiting list! So happy and proud to be part of this yoga community.

I haven't been talking much about yoga on the old blog...think my last post about it was in March of last year! This is mainly because I feel that yoga practice is just about that - practice. Talking (or bragging) about which post you can or can't do really doesn't matter. What matters is to get on your mat everyday (except Moon days and Saturdays, of course!). But it is still a huge part of our life. It's hard to describe why sweating in a room full of warm bodies makes me happy but it really does.

One thing I can say - didn't miss a practice day in January! That is a goal this year - no missed practices. This is most difficult when traveling, so we will see how it goes!