Savor the simple

Savor the simple

I am going to savor the simple. 

No one can force me to

desire caviar.  

I’d like a popsicle, please.

I will relish a hot dog 

cooked over the fire with 

my little ones.

I will take a walk 

and enjoy moving my body. 

I will seek quiet and rest. 

I am going to laugh and be silly

because life is too

short to do otherwise. 

Watermelon will be

readily available 

at all times.

I will seek opportunities

to connect with friends.

You know I will read a book with 

a tall glass of iced tea in hand

because that is one of 

life’s most luxurious pleasures.

I will arrange flowers 

in a mason jar

and call it beauty.











I really only need












This summer will be basic. 

And that’s all that I need.

May I have a red popsicle, please?


Summer Fun In The Sun All Planned Out…

Summer Fun In The Sun All Planned Out…

It is here!


I have everything planned out.

I have a list of activities we will do,

adventures we will take

and a Pinterest board called ‘Summer Fun’

has a craft for each week of summer break.

I bought the supplies that we will need

before the kids got out of school.

We are ready.

Our upcoming trips are all planned out.

The kids and I have new swimsuits

that we will have on rotation since we will

be at the pool every day from 1-3pm.

The kids are signed up for 3 camps

and I have cleaning projects planned for those mornings.

The schedule for our typical summer day

hangs in the kitchen so that everyone is on the same page.

I have lunches and dinners planned out for the week

and rainy day activities listed on the back of the cupboard door.

Except that none of this is true.

Yes. You read that correctly.

Not one sentence above is true.

I simply imagined what it

might be like to be

uber-prepared, uber-organized.

The truth is that we are out of eggs,

it is raining and I am still determining what today will look like.

I don’t know what is for lunch or dinner.

One child has a cold.

We are not currently registered for any camps.

A Pinterest Board called ‘Summer Fun’

does not actually exist under my login…

We do however have a summer song – George Ezra’s Shotgun.

You’re welcome.

Also, we will be prepping for the release of Breakout by Kate Messner.

She is blogging about the book writing process and even has writing prompts!

If you preorder the book you can get a free poster and bookmarks.

I’m all about it.

Hubby and I are talking tonight about tennis camp and schedules tonight.

I just wanted to let you know, you know, if there are any other moms

out there taking summer as it comes that

you aren’t alone.

It’s going to be a great summer.