October: the five


Ever come across something so good you wanted to share it with the world, or read something so inspirational you wanted to shout it from the mountain top, or perhaps ate a meal so delicious you felt it was your duty to introduce it to taste buds everywhere?

If you’ve answered yes to one or all of those questions, well you didn’t really need to , they were somewhat rhetorical and didn’t elicit an answer per se… I was “posing” them to introduce my latest addition *drumroll*  The Five!

The Five is something I wanted to kick off last month (September 2014) but then decided to take a week long hiatus from the blog and well… it never happened. But it’s here now, and that’s all that matters!

In a nutshell, The Five,  will be me, sharing with you, 5 things that have rocked my world within the month in hopes that you fancy them too. I love discovering new things, and as you know sharing is caring.

Here we go!

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in my daughter’s eyes


In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter’s eyes

In my daughter’s eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me gives me
strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter’s eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It’s hangin’ on when your heart
has had enough
It’s giving more when you feel like giving up
I’ve seen the light
It’s in my daugter’s eyes…



photo cred – meg stacker

words – martina mcbride

toddler room ideas

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

We’re gearing up for some major changes at the Betts residence, and one of them is creating a new room for our little one.

I’ve been looking for major inspiration to create a cool, fun, age appropriate space where we can have tea parties, and she can have story time with her little friends and her best friend “Farina” the ballerina, yes, she came up with that name on her own.

So where does one go when in need of inspiration? You’ve guessed it… The mecca of all things inspirational… Pinterest.

I consider myself to be somewhat creative, but goodness, the folks on Pinterest are cut from a different cloth, I mean really … Who are these people? I’ve come to the conclusion that they must be the senseis of all things creative and beautiful. Part human, part genius.

I’ve got an idea as to what I want, it’s just a matter of execution… I know that I want light colors ( greys and whites), I like a bright room, fun wall art. I’m considering setting aside one of the walls for blackboard paint which will  allow her to chalk it up as much as her little heart desires.

Here’s what I’ve added to my board.

49cde2361d7dd8240931fc8a40f03234wall paper or paint? Whatever it is… I like!

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