Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Monday, March 02, 2009

friday's favorite things, the monday night edition.

i apologize for already skipping out on only my second friday's favorite things post. landon went out of town and took the laptop, and the kids have the flu. i'll be working further in advance from now on so i'll be prepared in case (read: when) crazy circumstances come up again.

without further ado...friday's favorite things, the monday night edition.

when i was pregnant with ellie, we registered for some art at target for her nursery. it's a group of four bug prints in square, white frames that went well with her color scheme. they are cute, but now that i've found etsy the bugs seem so, how shall i say, cookie cutter? these days, i'm way more into ecclectic. not to mention, i'm looking to de-baby her room just a tad. thus, i have started working on what i've oh-so-creatively dubbed an "art wall" to replace the bugs. the main piece in the mix is this super awesome print from studio mela. it still rocks the pink that is definitely a part of my little girl's room, but in a less frou-frou-girly way. i love all the words. they fit ellie to a t.

i've fallen in love with a blog called simple mom. i will have to post more about tsh (yes, that's how you spell it) later, but she has an e-book called "spring cleaning for normal people," (so worth the $7) which includes great recipes for homemade house cleaners. not only do these cleaners cost less, they also tend to be better for your family and the environment. my very favorite part? essential oils. tsh suggests adding a few drops of essential oil to your cleaners to make your house smell super yummy. through a series of links, i found affordable essential oils at mountain rose herbs. they are all organic and guaranteed to meet the highest standards in essential oil-dom. whatever those are. my order just arrived today, and i can't wait to get a-cleanin' with tangerine, peppermint, sweet orange and lavender.

i've had them for months, but i continue to love these vintage-inspired flashcards from land of nod. the cards are a good size and very thick. i have "g-r-a-y" and our last initial "h" hanging from the photo mobile above grayson's crib. he loves to gaze up at the more-original-than-apple "a is for auto" spinning gently in the breeze of his ceiling fan. obviously, they make great decoration, and i'm sure they'll still be a hit when my kids are too old for mobiles and start (gasp!) practicing letter and word recognition.

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