Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Kobe!

I couldn't be prouder of who you are.

Love you to the moon and back!

birthday breakfast

surprises from my mom and dad

birthday gift

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


brought home three awards in one day

that's how he rolls

congrats Jonny!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Birthday Celebrating

the Saturday before my birthday my Mom decorated the shop

and me with a sparkly crown

there were pink balloons, pink roses, pink treats

pink galore

my sweet friend Kim surprised me with the most beautifully wrapped gift 

and inside was a bracelet that I will cherish

then on my birthday morning the boys surprised me with the cutest Easter basket

I think my mom had something to do with it

it was priceless how Jonny gave it to me

he said, "here's this"

I'm sure he would have been more comfortable holding a snake than this girly basket

it was awesome

my nephew Boston texted me with his birthday wishes

love love love

kids are texting younger and younger these days

we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at my parents' home

complete with the best coconut cake

and when we got home I was feeling very spoiled in a very grateful way

life can be so busy and difficult at times 

and I love that birthdays remind us that we are loved

my sister-in-law Jodie sent me happy mail

as did my sweet neighbor Emelie and dance student Madison

made my day!!!

and my super organized friend Julie got the birthday celebrating started early

love to all

and thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

#livetodance #dancetolive

Adele's One and Only

dance skirt from Pat's dance (located across the street from our shop)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Could listen to him for hours

yesterday was Kobe's first official voice lesson

and I'm over-the-moon that I got to be there and hear him sing

he's working on a familiar song to him for an upcoming audition

93 million miles

Jason Mraz

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Let's Dance

happy first day of spring

go out there and cha-cha through life

and be wonderful!

Monday, March 17, 2014


my sweet friend Julie went to great lengths to surprise me with

this Rachel Ashwell mug from The Prairie

as an early birthday gift

she was so sweet to get one for my mom too for having me

Julie's charming like that

and I thought I would share two quotes that I've been loving

one from Rachel Ashwell's book

It helps the healthiness both of body and soul to live among beautiful things.  

-William Morris 1882

and a cute lady named Beatrice told her kids to

Make it a good day!

instead of telling them to have a good day

something I learned this past week at the gym

now that's what I say to my boys when I drop them off to school

so go out there


make it a good day!

thanks for visiting