I'm almost getting all my ducks in a row over here.... almost. Not quite. I mean, the garden? It's coming along awesome. I'll be posting a mini DIY for the garden beds soon... I know a few of you have been asking. The house? Well.... oof. It feels clean as the mess moves and then it moves again, but then not quite enough.... soon soon soon. Patience. I'll be hosting another IG sale soon for those who are interested. Mostly Marlowe's clothes again, some homewares, some of mine and some other odds and ends. Maybe even a tapestry or two, if I can bring myself to part with them. (@shopohdeardrea on instagram). Also, tomorrow is the first(ish) day of a new adventure I'm trying out. Figures crossed it all works out. It should, but fingers crossed just in case! In the meantime, I decided to scroll through the year and pull together some of my favorite posts, links, diys, and recipes from throughout last year. It was a lot of fun for me, and hopefully you'll enjoy it too. Well, this is the first part anyway. The whole year was amazing, but scrolling back, I think I enjoyed May, June, and September the best :) Also, to start.... here's a list of some of my favorite things from 2013 :)
Favorite books this year:
a beautiful coffee table book
Favorite beauty products:
it's magic for my face
A staycation with a mystery man (ahem handsome alex)
I totally forgot.... I tried and quit no poo. Screw hardwater. If you have hard water, get THIS stuff. It's amazing, that and a rinse of apple cider vinegar is the only thing that works for me.
Chocolate chip scones. Need I say more?
And speaking or purging and cleaning and organizing and all my crazy nonsense.... how did we spend Valentines day? Cleaning of course. I need another one of these days. It's nice to look back and see how far I've come with this place! (keep going keep going)
I pulled Marlowe out of daycare. Tough decision, but it's nice not paying for her to get sick, it's nice spending my days with her... because I'm lucky enough that I can right now and soon enough she'll be off to school and I won't be able to anymore. Also, she's only been sick really one time since then, while traveling, so that's been a HUGE improvement in our lives. Good, tough call.
Traveling? A South Florida vegan restaurant guide.
I conquered the yard... a whole lot of it anyway.
Traveling and like bars? A South Florida drink/bar guide.
Marlowe, the tiny dancer. Cutest thing ever.
Marlowe's room tour! ...which is actually getting a makeover AGAIN this week.
Probably the most ridiculous game EVER of hide and seek.
Disney World. A first time for Marlowe. I cried.
An obviously (VERY) important post..... it's about pizza.
A long winded, random thoughts post about finally figuring out my time-balance, learning to parent with a partner rather than alone, how certain parts of being a single mom can actually be easier (yes, I said it), and a million other trailing thoughts in my head.
A vegan bahn mi sandwich! MMMMMM. I can't put enough emphases on the word "MMMMMM"
A four ingredient healthy "chocolate" smoothie. We make this at least weekly, but want it daily. And right now. And tomorrow.
How to cut and cook an artichoke. May was a fun and delicious month.
Tulum, Mexico: jungle side!
Tulum, Mexico: beach side!
Activity bags for Marlowe while we were away on honeymoon. So fun, so smart. Also great for new moms, rainy days, sick days, etc etc.
I love you, 2013. You were awesome. Overwhelmed (in a good way), but happy I did this. Part two soon. Happy new week!