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{Instagram} Friday

{This weekend started out with a fun little activity instigated by One Sheepish Girl. For the week prior, I had been crocheting little hearts in my free time and writing sweet notes to accompany them. Then starting on Saturday morning, I hid them across various locations in the Minneapolis area. I sincerely hope that the people that found them smiled and felt loved, even if just for a fraction of a minute.}

{Some of my leftover hearts waiting to go out on Sunday}

{On Sunday, I made PW’s Rigatoni and Meatballs. We’ve been trying to eat healthier on the weekdays, but part of the agreement was that I would make at least one PW recipe on the weekends. Matt has a soft spot for meat, potatoes, and pasta. Not that I blame him at all…}

{One of my favorite breakfasts. Yogurt and fresh blueberries. Thankfully they’ll be back in season soon!}

{You know how to tell when you’ve had a long day and should probably just go home and go to bed? When the lock on your gym locker jams and they have to bring in the bolt cutters to remove it. Yup. I was that girl the other night… not my idea of a fun time.}

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Shelly - February 22, 2013 - 3:51 pm

What an awesome idea! I can only imagine all the smiles that happened when your hearts where found. VERY cool idea!

Popped over from Inst-Friday!

Shiree - February 22, 2013 - 12:19 pm

I love the heart idea! Do you have a pattern for crocheting hearts? I would love to do this with my littles. Coming over from InstaFriday.

creole wisdom - February 22, 2013 - 11:12 am

Oh no! That would be the worst :(

I hope you are feeling better and your migrane is gone!

angela king - February 22, 2013 - 8:59 am

love hearts are too sweet. i love them! and those meatballs look amazingly good!

laura b - February 22, 2013 - 8:46 am

Love, love, love the sweet hearts you made and shared! What a great idea! And way to go with the healthy eating! I worked out last night for the first time, then came home and ate pasta. Might need to rethink that one! Stopping by from Life Rearranged

In My Bag

Yesterday’s Project Life 365 photo prompt was one that I’ve become quite familiar with.

It started when one of my Flickr friends challenged everyone to take a photo of the contents of their bag, then after Lucy was born I was flipping through my photo stream when I came across the original and wanted to do a comparison shot, now three years after that we’re at the the daily prompt for PL365.

After shooting the image for yesterday’s challenge, I wanted to go back and look at the three images in comparison, and I realized that all were shot almost exactly three years apart from each other! The first image in the series was taken on March 12, 2007, the second on April 24, 2010, and now the third on February 20, 2013.

Looking at the photos, I love to see how things have subtly changed over the course of six years… Then, I decided to get really wild and crazy {snort} and break the images down for you in a similar way I did utilizing the “notes” feature of Flickr, years ago.

So here you go… six years of my life, summed up in the contents of my purses. I’m sure there’s a whole lot of psycho-analyzing that could happen as a result of this post. But you can read into this as much {or as little} as your heart desires.

{You know you love me.}

{2007}

1. My wallet, filled with a random assortment of “stuff”. Credit cards, check cards, my brother’s senior photo, blah, blah, blah.

2. Pens, pencil, and a Sharpie.

3. Pre-iCal days… my 2007 day planner. This little book was like a diary of my life at the time. There was very little that didn’t get noted on those loved pages.

4. What feels like a billion store “reward” cards.

5. My coin purse. I loved this thing… and I’m pretty sure it’s still stashed away in the very back of my dresser drawer. Maybe I’ll use it again when I’m 70?

6. Oh, my first iPod, complete with iTrip for the complete listening experience in my car. I bet that thing was loaded with all sorts of terrible music that I’ll never admit to listening to.

7. House keys, the key to my rusty old Dodge Neon, hand sanitizer, and my favorite keychain ever… the Coach heart that my parents gave me for Christmas that year.

8. The current read at the time. I must have made my way through every Jodi Picoult novel available at the time in a matter of three or four months!

9. Winter gloves.

10. Hahahahahaha… remember when you actually used {and carried} a checkbook with you? At least I had a cute cover for it!

11. American Eagle perfume and MAC lipstick. Right next to…

12. The Victoria’s Secret lip glosses.

13. Hand lotion, more chapstick {just in case the three other tubes of lip products weren’t enough}, and a Tide to-go pen. Those things came in handy, even before kids!

14. Pink earbuds.

15. Do you also remember what it was like to have a phone that wasn’t smart? Nope. Neither do I. But at least there’s photographic proof that they did exist.

16. Sunnies.

17. My coupon organizer. This one is still alive and kicking… though it’s been taped back together more times than I can count.

18. Notebook for list-makings.

19. Film!! In the days that I actually shot film!!

20. Goofy little finger “toothbrushes”, oil blotting tissues, contact lens case, and mini-nail files.

21. Mini scissors. A girl’s got to be prepared…

22. Random bobby-pins and a rogue tongue barbell. Yup. You know what that means. No, I don’t have it anymore.

23. Pretty little powder compact.

24. Sweet tooth!! Gum, Cadbury creme eggs, and a handful of candies that probably were scrounged from the dark and crusty corners of my purse.

25. I loved this little Bluetooth earpiece, and I secretly kind of wish it still worked. Though, I’m sure there are far better options available six years later…

26. And finally, my eyeglasses case.

{2010}

1. Two more notebooks and pens. The thought of not being able to make a list makes me nauseous.

2. The same old wallet from three years ago. I think some of the cards inside have changed…?

3. Gum. Never without.

4. Ticket stubs and light rail passes from a night out at Target Field with my hubby.

5. One of Lucy’s pacifiers.

6. Sunnies. They’re getting bigger…

7. Kleenex and a reusable coffee cup sleeve.

8. A bookmark that says, “Where there is love there is life.” Words to live by.

9. Sweet Pea antibacterial lotion and Aquaphor. Minnesota winters are harsh!

10. Down to one tube of chapstick and half a roll of Tums.

11. The cutest little tin of mini Altoids. I wonder if those are still around?

12. My watch my parents gave me for my birthday. The silly thing needs a new battery, but hopefully I’ll have a reason to wear it again someday.

13. Loose change.

14. Upgraded my non-smart phone to an iPhone the Christmas after the first photo was taken, and I believe this was now my third model… but look! It has a pretty little pink cover on it!

15. Ponytail holders, bobby-pins, and hair clips. Necessities.

16. The rusty Dodge Neon has been upgraded to a shiny new Jeep Patriot, the house keys have been moved to their own keyring, and those silly store reward tags are still hanging around. I wonder if any of them have changed?

{2013}

1. The heart keyring from my parent’s is back and attached to what feels like a wad of keys. One for the Jeep {which now has it’s own little rusty spots}, one for my husband’s Jetta, and house keys. Oh, and those silly store reward cards. Seriously… I can’t remember the last time I used one of them!

2. Little Italian candies that I keep in my zippered pouch. You never know when you’ll need a sugary pick-me-up.

3. Sweet Pea antibacterial and clear lipgloss. I’m finally learning…

4. $0.71.

5. My lifeline. This silly thing never leaves my sight. Sad right? I kind of long for the non-smartphone days.

6. Olloclip. For taking suh-weet iPhone photos. Or something like that.

7. A leftover heart from this weekend’s yarn bombing. I’m sure it will find a home while I’m out running errands this week.

8. Earbuds. My version of a hands-free device. Are Bluetooth headsets still “a thing”?

9. Sunnies. The biggest pair yet. If I were to keep this trend up, I wonder how big they’d be in another three years?

10. My favorite little Gussy Sews wristlet. Perfect for corralling all of those little items you see on the table.

11. Stupid cold.

12. Mentos gum. I’m not a gum loyalist. I’ll chew whatever happens to strike my fancy at the checkout on the day I run out.

13. Ponytail holders and bobby-pins. Creature of habit.

14. A new wallet! Okay, not really “new” at this point, but it’s an upgrade from the previous two photos.

15. Because you never know when you’ll need an SD card…

16. Yup. You guessed it. Another notebook and pen for my famous lists. It would be a shame to be somewhere and not have a fresh sheet of paper!

 

 
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Kate - February 21, 2013 - 4:55 pm

I can personally vouch for those cute Altoids Smalls because that’s all I buy AND they’re pictured in my own #in_my_bag shot from this week.

As is notable, some things never change. :-) And that’s a good thing.

creole wisdom - February 21, 2013 - 2:14 pm

I need to do this! It’s on my board as something to shoot. I have one from a few years ago, but haven’t looked at it recently.

So many fun things, and yes, I love you:
-The sunglasses, girl, I am imaging you with a pair the size of your head in three years
-Those store reward cards are the bomb.com, start using ‘em!
-Aquaphor is my lifesaver. I wish it came in larger containers :)

angela king - February 21, 2013 - 7:14 am

this is a great post! it’s very interesting to see the way your purse has changed over the years. i can only imagine how different mine is!

Project Life 365 {Week 7}

February 12th: #Good_Times

After a rough morning filled with clingy babies, I convinced my little mover to sit in her high chair and play for a bit. Entertained with some of Lucy’s toys and a handful or two of snacks, June was thrilled to take advantage of this generosity while I got some baking done. Killer brownies and bread were on the list, and I got both finished and in the oven before she was bored and wanted to roam again.

Good times for all!

February 13th: #Steps

This little girl is just killing me. She’s done everything considerably earlier than her sister did… but of course, she has a stellar example in Miss Lucy.

She took her first steps just after Christmas, and now this {almost} eleven month old girl is just cruising along as fast as those little chubby legs will carry her.

Her newest trick is climbing up on things, specifically stairs and low furniture, and my mama heart just isn’t ready for all of this!

I just want my baby to be a baby for a little while longer… please?!

February 14th: #Romance

My husband is self-admittedly unromantic in a traditional sense. His idea of romance is getting away for a weekend together, or giving me a shiny new electronic gadget. A couple of Valentine’s Days ago he gave me a plane ticket to visit one of my favorite girlfriends in San Diego.  {Trust me, I’m not complaining about any of that!} But in the six years that we’ve known each other, I can count the number of times he’s sent me flowers on one hand.

Here’s a little secret… I love the little things far more than those grand items. So when he had flowers delivered this year, my heart was swollen with love. I’m still smiling while looking at this photo! And that card he had sent with the arrangement? That’s how I know he loves me… that sarcastic wit that most people would cringe at. That’s our love. And it’s perfect.

February 15th: #Reward

A lovely vanilla spice latte and a cheesecake brownie from Starbucks are just part of my Friday night reward. The other half is the amazing women I’m surrounded by, and spending a night out with them doing absolutely nothing but enjoying each other’s company.

Over the last year I’ve developed this incredible friendship with a small group of ladies. We may all be at different points of our lives, but despite that, we get each other. There’s zero drama, no cattiness, no gossiping behind each other’s backs… and after knowing how those types of friendships end, these are the ones that I’ve been waiting so long for.

February 16th: #Heavenly

Saturday was a near-perfect day. I spent the morning doing a donated session with a very deserving family, I took part in One Sheepish Girl‘s yarn-bombing event and decorated parts of the city with tiny crocheted hearts in the hopes that the people that found them would feel loved by a stranger for a small moment, and I spent the remainder of the day snuggling with my sick little girls.

While those were all heavenly moments, the hot cup of tea I savored at the end of it all was like the icing on the cake. It was perfection.

Sometimes it should just be about being thankful for the little things in life.

February 17th: #Shared_Space

Lucy’s bed is my favorite shared space in our home. It’s the place where, at the end of the day, the girls sit down with Matt and soak up some love for a few minutes before bedtime. They read stories, they climb all over each other and play silly games, and it’s wonderful.

February 18th: #Best_Dressed

Lucy is always the best dressed in our home.

There’s rarely a day that goes by that you won’t find her dressed up in her current favorite sparkly dress, decked out with “glass slippers” and a tiara.

When I was pregnant with her, I dreamed that I would have a little girl that I could play dress up with. The thought of a daughter wearing pink sparkly things made me incredibly happy. Now that day is here and it most definitely lives up to my dreams. I pray that she never loses this incredible imagination of hers, because it’s such a beautiful piece of her.

You can find my Project Life 365 photos here:

White Peach Blog Facebook Page

White Peach Photo on Flickr

@Whitepeachphoto on Instagram

 
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creole wisdom - February 19, 2013 - 11:09 am

I’m lucky to call you a friend!

These are great shots. I love the one of J walking :) Such cute, chubby legs indeed.

Project Life 365 {Week 6}

February 5th: #Arrangement

My morning essentials are all laid out for an hour of peace and quiet while June naps.

February 6th: #Saved_Up

Last year I saved up to go to WPPI in Vegas, and ultimately purchase this gorgeous Kelly Moore bag while I was there. A year later, and it’s still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

February 7th: #My_View

Thursday night ladies’ night at Elins, complete with crochet hearts and wine. My kind of night.

February 8th: #Center

Down the center of our table at Republic with Matt and the wonderful Joy Studios duo of Ryan and Bethany.

February 9th: #Adventure

Matt and I joined a gym this month, and Saturday was our first trip there. The start of a new adventure. It’s definitely time for these poor old running shoes to see some action again.

February 10th: #Lucky

I’m lucky for so many different reasons, but specifically for the evening that I had on Sunday. The girls went to bed early, Matt and I opened up a couple of beers and rented a new movie. It’s always the little things that make life so wonderful.

February 11th: #Tasty

Homemade bread slathered in peanut butter. Yum!

You can find my Project Life 365 photos here:

White Peach Blog Facebook Page

White Peach Photo on Flickr

@Whitepeachphoto on Instagram

 
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{Instagram} Friday

{My sweet little girl and “her” cat snuggled up watching cartoons.}

{For as much as I like to complain about winter, specifically snow, I’ll let you in on a little secret… I really do love it. I hate driving in it, and I’m not a big winter activities fan, but it’s absolutely gorgeous when it falls in fat flakes from a soft grey sky.}

{This girl has her own incredible and unique sense of style. This has been her outfit choice for the last week. Pajamas, the pink dress and shoes that Matt and I brought her from Chinatown {that she hasn’t taken off in three days} and her pink fairy wings.}

{I teased on my personal Facebook page earlier this week about wanting Starbucks to deliver after a crummy morning. Then later that day, sweet Betsy showed up with not only a Starbucks vanilla spice latte, but also a box filled with her incredible homemade cupcakes. I seriously feel so blessed to have friends like her in my life!}

{Someone’s super excited to be riding on her puppy!!}

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creole wisdom - February 9, 2013 - 12:50 pm

J’s smile on that puppy is just too much.

I’m glad you had a nice trip and are home :)

I think winter is beautiful, too!

angela king - February 8, 2013 - 11:11 am

love little girl style. so carefree and awesome!

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