Monday, May 30, 2011


i can't believe that this boy is already THIS boy. 
only a year-and-a-half later. 
soooooo not wanting his picture taken. 
those are trading cards in his shirt pocket.
and there are stripe-y socks inside those big boy shoes. 
my lukey requests that we call him luc or lucas. 
and pours himself a bowl of cheerios (with a spoonful of sugar)
all before waking me in the morning.
and THAT boy down there graduated from pre-school on friday.
and i'm not even kidding.
we are walking the line of little boy wonder and big boy curiosity.
i want to keep his imagination wild.
keep the magic in rainbow tie-dyed head-to-toe suits.
and mittens on both hands in the middle of spring.
i don't want anyone to tell him otherwise.
not yet.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


PROJECT: craft was the cake. the icing for me and danyelle was the chance to get a bunch of people that loved all of the things that we love in the same room at the same time. we hoped that we would make a few new friends here in this silly tri-town. and we did! one of our favorites is the sweet randi of swoon studio. the three of us recently got together over picnic baskets and decided to host a tri-city blogger meet-up. another perfect opportunity to get us all together and put faces to some of our daily reads. and if we don't already read you, we should! we want to know who you are. will you join us?

nothing fancy. just a hot cup of peppermint hot cocoa for me. and maybe a petite vanilla scone or two. but hopefully i'll leave with a pocket full of new friends and a stronger sense of community. please come! share this on your blogs, too! let's meet-up. let's connect. 

love, lindsay

Thursday, May 19, 2011

chase wesley: a lumberjack baby shower

as soon as i got word that my aunt amy in wyoming was growing babe – i called dibs on planning her a baby shower. and as soon as i got word that her babe was a boy i got to work. i was so inspired by this style board made by joni of laybabylay and i still can’t get that lumberjack plaid out of my mind. (it may make another appearance in charlie’s new crib.) i headed right to the fabric store and picked out my favorite shirting plaids.
a piece of my favorite shirting was stitched to the top of each invite with contrasting mustard yellow thread. i loved how they turned out and i’ve tucked one away to save.

i’m not a huge fan of shower games but we did play one simple get-to-know-you game and the winner took home some of amy’s favorite things. i also had each guest fill out a little ‘wish card’ for amy to share with her boy someday.
wish-for-babe (click on the image to download)

these little rosemary plants were potted in glass jars and wrapped with more of the plaid shirting and tied with twine. root beer bottles were the perfect makeshift vases for dried billy buttons and were placed throughout the home.

the favors were my favorite part of the preparations. gavin helped me the night before the shower and it was the perfect project for us to do together. we followed this tutorial. it was so simple and they turned out perfectly! gavi may or may not have had a snitch of bird seed while we were at it, too. my dad suggested that we try the same idea with granola sometime. mmmmm!
each guest went home with their bird feeder tucked safely into one of these muslin bags. each was stamped with a tree full of mama birdies. so sweet!
but the best part? the best part was that little chase wesley made an unplanned early arrival. two weeks early! and lucky for the us, the babe made a quick little appearance at the shower.  i was sure to get in a good snuggle and some snapshots before heading back to washington.DSC_0228

i love that i got to celebrate amy. that the excuse to plan her shower meant keeping her in my constant thoughts. she was such an important part in both lucas’ and gavin’s birth stories. i loved being a part of her growing season – i am so happy that i get to watch her mother again. so happy that she added this sweet bundle to our family.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

ramblings and rest.

the calm before/after the storm.
the storm. 
 the haze afterwards. 
i am in the haze. 
my brain feels muddled and fuzzy. 
but calm. 

song of the day: days like this - kim taylor
over and over and over again.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011



lindsay’s journal – jan 6, 2005 at 9:52 pm
this year is my new beginning. my fresh start.
my mom gave me this book.
i miss christine.
i have pretty skin.
time to feel pretty in it.
two months ‘til spring is here.
a good book.
a warm bed.
i dream to be somebody’s mother.
faithy and gabriel for dinner.
abercrombie dream bag is on sale.
jessie’s pink-or-blue was today.
lot’s of water.
too much chocolate. =)
tomorrow is jeans day.
i played the flute in mr. wink’s band.
i crave the smell of seattle.