Saturday, March 31, 2012

home inspiration: part l

i love our house, i really do. it has so many of jude's first memories that it will always hold a special place in my heart. plus its cozy and fits us well. but there are times when i feel so cramped in our little one bedroom home that i cant help but daydream about what our 'real' home will be like. since our little family of three  will one day be a family of four, we are going to have to start looking for something bigger anyway. here is what collin & i would consider to be our 'dream home'.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

jude's favorite snacks

here are a few items that jude is currently snacking on.. and loving. 
 {cinnamon tracker, all natural cereal: found at winco}

 {baked snapea crisps: found at costco}

{roasted seaweed: found at costco}

Saturday, March 24, 2012

life through a cell phone lens

{dinner & a movie}

{morning read + checking the weather}
{pablo picasso coffee mug + the bestie & i}

{mac work + our new kindle fire}

{afternoon snack: seaweed!}

{mornings with jude}

{at work with momma}

{enjoying the beautiful spring weather}

Thursday, March 22, 2012

happy hunting!

the hunger games is tonight! and i can hardly contain my excitement over here! are you going to the midnight showing? 
how awesome is this print by the way? i want it hanging in our living room!

Monday, March 19, 2012

this & that

just having some fun putting 'this & that' together from pinterest pictures! happy monday to all!  

Thursday, March 15, 2012


i cant tell you how much i've enjoyed being outside with this little love bug the last few days. its brought complete joy to our days. sunshine, you are forever welcomed. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

tuesday's teachings

your children have lessons to teach:

"your children have important lessons to learn,
but even more important ones to teach.

what can they teach?
how to pay complete attention.
how to play all day without tiring.
how to let one thing go,
and move on to another
with no backward glances.
how to move and sit
with no tension in the muscles,
no stress in the bones.

thus the wise parent learns,
and grows
younger every day.

how happy would your life become
if ever time you taught your children
a new idea or skill from your world,
you stopped and watched until
they taught you one from theirs?
what will you learn from them today?"

previous tuesday's teachings here

Saturday, March 10, 2012

eleven questions

a fellow blogger, tregani, tagged me in this fun forward! heres how it works...

the rules:

.post these rules
.post a photo and eleven random things about yourself
.answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you
.create eleven new questions for the people you tag
.contact those you choose and let them know they've been tagged  
{eleven random things about yours truly:}

. i can eat mexican spicy candy like its no ones business.

. my guilty pleasure is watching any and all shows that the cw, e! & abc family airs. 

. i have 6 tattoos. 

. as a kid, i was in mary-kate & ashley's fan club. which means all other girls were envious of me.  

. my favorite place to be is in water. my biggest fear is drowning.

. when i'm sick, i'm a complete wimp. i talk like a baby & somehow become completely dependent on others.    

. action movies with butt kicking chicks put me in the best mood. ever.  

. going grocery shopping is incredibly therapeutic.

. i can go threw an entire pack of post-it notes in just a couple of days.  

. i have always wanted & still want, a head full of dreads. 

. collin and i were driving the other day with the radio off, and caught ourselves singing acapella to the theme song of 'little einsteins'. 

{questions from tregani:}

.if someone where to compliment you, what would you consider to be the ultimate compliment?
the ultimate compliment would be that i'm doing a good job as jude's mom. hands down.

.name two things you love about yourself:
that i tan ridiculously fast & my name. 'lani lye' just flows. (thanks collin!)

.how many babies do you want to have?
we want two for now. if we have a boy next, we might try again for a girl. but if we have a girl next, we might be done. you never know :)

.if you won a date with a celebrity, who would you choose?
kate bosworth. i think it would be awesome to hang out with her for a day!

.have you watched the kony video? if not you should.
i have. i am incredibly moved by what is going on and want to help in some way. i think that every cause that is being fought for, is worth fighting for. 

.favorite childhood movie?
it takes two! i'm pretty sure the vhs broke, it was used to often. 

.what is the most beautiful thing you have seen in the last 24 hours. 

.on a scale of one to ten, how clean is your car?
10 being the cleanest it could possibly be (in my standards) its at an 8 right now.

.what was the last thing you purchased?
macadamia nut shampoo & conditioner.

.when you eat an ice cream sandwich, do you take the wrapper off or leave part of it on?
good question... i do it either way, i think.

.what are you wearing? and i mean that in the most non-perverted way.
work clothes :( a white button down, skinnies & flats. 

{eleven new questions for you!}

.what is your guilty pleasure?
.if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
.what is your favorite baby boy name? girl?
.if there was only one website you could browse for the rest of your life, what would it be?
.do you get road rage? be honest. 
.what two things do you love about yourself?
.what would you say people love the most about you?
.do you prefer going shopping, or shopping on line?
.favorite song? movie? t.v show?
.if you could commit the perfect crime, and get away with it, what would it be?
.who is the most beautiful person you know, inside & out?

and now its your turn! (if you choose to participate)

kimber from D,K,B&P
hailey from nagy escapade

the hubby turns 24!

i want to wish my sweet husband a happy, happy birthday today! i couldn't be more blessed that you are the one i have by my side. jude & i sure got lucky!! i love you, collin. year 24 of your life is going to be a good one, i can just feel it! 

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

tuesday's teachings

natural virtues:

"all young children naturally love god.
as they grow they are trained by others
and turn instead to piety and religion. 

all young children are naturally
at ease with their bodies. 
as they grow, they are shamed by others
and become self-conscious and filled with tension.

all young children naturally relate
to other people well.
as they grow they see conflict
and become fearful and guarded. 

all virtues arise naturally 
until fear and training interfere. 
then virtues disappear 
and rules take their place. 

look for the natural virtues of your children.
you may have to pay careful attention.
we are trained not to notice them, 
or distrust them.
but they are the real thing.
they don't have to be taught, 
only nurtured.
what natural virtues can you notice in 
your child today?"

previous tuesday teaching's here!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

in the tub

these handsome little guys decided to have a scrub in the tub together! even though they were both ready for naps, i managed to get a few good pictures of them. which isn't easy to do.

i love when jude & tristan hang out together. it reminds me so much of his momma & i when we were little (lets hope they don't do all the naughty stuff we did back then... oh, who am i kidding!) i know i've said it before, but i really do feel blessed that brooke & i have each other while going through the same things in life. its comforting knowing i always have her to talk to. and thats what i hope for these little ones, that they will be there for each other in life- through the good & bad. thank you tristan, for being jude's best bud.    

Friday, March 02, 2012

happy birthday, dr. seuss!

before the day is over, i want to wish dr. seuss a happy, happy birthday! being a mom has definitely made me very appreciative of his wonderful work & teachings. thank you, for giving the children of our world such great works of art!

these are my dr. seuss books that i owned as a little girl, i am beyond thankful that my mom kept them in great condition so i can pass them down to jude.
{wacky wednesday, my absolute favorite!}

"the more that you read, the more things you'll know. the more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" 

"be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"today you are you and that is truer then true. there is no one alive that is youer then you."

dr. seuss