Thursday, November 24, 2011

This time last year...

I forgot about these photos and how much I love them. Must print them out to display soon.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Spalding interview from Marie Claire

I love her answer in  this interview from Marie Claire.  So cheers to a busy week, with two 4 year olds in the house, one crawling 13 month old, thanksgiving preparations, one dear short for sewing projects, home health patients, commute to LaMarque for work, getting my 4 day workout in, cleaning time and some time to sit down with my hubby! 

I get that she leads a different kind of lifestyle, but still I think her answer can be applied to anyone.

MC:  You play about 150 concerts a year and have performed for President Obama three times. Now you're on a world tour — while also working on a new album. When do you sleep?

ES:  Amazingly enough, I have all the time I need. I don't watch TV, I don't spend time on the Internet, and I don't party much. I don't text very much, either. I ask my friends to please call me. I try to keep the phone calls short, keep the e-mails short. If I choose to use it productively, there's enough time to do everything I need to do.
Photo Credit: Sandrine Lee

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This weekend we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary in Fredrecksiburg, TX. We ate delicious pizza, hiked, took a tour of a winery, went thrifting, ate at and had more yummy wine. But, most of all we enjoyed the stillness and quietness of the Texas hill country. We loved it, it was such a relaxing little getaway. Just what we needed! One of us even conquered our fear of heights!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Windy Weekend.

I don't think I have ever felt wind this magical before. These kids were running around with excitement,letting the wind push them in various directions, I could feel their childhood energy, it was so awesome! I'll post more photos of our weekend tonight.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Pink..

You can't tell from the photos but the color on this is a bright, neon pink. I love it, and wish I could have found multiples, because it is looking kind of lonely.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Deer Dear, Lysol, outsmarted by a phone

Here's to new beginnings, and backing up your photos, and not "syncing" everything on your smart phone, and to lysol wipes!

1.  If you know me, you know I don't buy paper towels, I don't buy paper napkins and I clean mainly everything with Mrs. Meyers Lavender All Purpose Cleaner.  Yes, because it is better for the enviroment, but also I am a bit frugal.  I use towels spray the cleaner on and wipe evrything down, I even use it to mop!  Well, I broke down and bought these because of all the germs my kids bring back from school and daycare. I must confess, I love them, so convenient!

2.  I recently purchased a fancy new smart phone, so smart it outsmarted me!  It synced all my google accounts including picasa.  I deleted the picasa album off my phone so it would free up space and it also deleted the online album!!!  This is why my ENTIRE blog has the stupid exclamation marks instead of all my family memories, super sad face.  Lesson learned, upload pics from PC not from Picasa.  But really, you would think the phone would have popped up a warning of sorts????!!!

3.  My sister and I recently opened up an etsy shop,Hola Dear Deer, with our handmade goods. We both have full time jobs and have been working to increase the inventory, keep checking back for more! Also, keep up with us on facebook.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Fresh flowers brighten up the house and make me pretty happy.  This is an orchid I just brought home and I am hoping that she stays with us for long time..  Wish me luck as I tend to make plants/flowers reach their deathbed pretty often :/

Gallery Wall....

 Inspiration wall...

Gallery wall in process...
I have a long way to go to fill this wall but it is coming along. I have silhouettes of the kids in another room,that I will be moving here, and also adding more family photos.