In the cherry blossom's shade, there's no such thing as a stranger... Issa

January 7, 2012

a note from Oliver...

Hi There, I'm Oliver... my mama used to blog every day about life, and about me.
Well guess what??
I keep her pretty busy these days, haha!

 I follow her EVERYWHERE, even to the potty.
(I don't think she likes that, but I'm not gonna stop)

So, let me see...
I'm now 19 months old and I just got my first hair cut.
Daddy cut, uh shaved it himself without mama knowing... I don't think she was happy about it.
She seems to be getting used to it cause she rubs my head ALL THE TIME.
What do you think??




Mama's been talking about how she misses blogging, so I'm gonna try to give her a little time a few times a week. I'm NOT gonna promise, but I'll try.
I just love her so much, I want All of her attention.

She keeps telling me that I'm gonna be a BIG BROTHER.
I'm not sure what that means, but I hope I like it.

Oh Shoot, I don't know if I was suppose to tell anyone about me being this big brother person,
I heard her telling someone she had a secret....
Oh well, if she didn't want people to know, she shouldn't have told me...
She knows I repeat everything I hear, HAHA!

Ok, that's all for now... I had fun sharing with you all, I hope mama let's me do it again soon.

Love, Oliver

October 18, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to ME!

Hey Lovelies!!

Yesterday this little blog turned 1

I remember writing my first blog post..
 I was nervous and felt silly.
I didn't think anyone would read it, really who cared what I had to say (or not say)?
But I stepped out of my comfort, and typed.
I fell in love it with.
I became obsessed (I know, my lack of blogging lately doesn't show it)
I quickly learned that it didn't matter if anyone was reading what I was posting
(even though I LOVE logging on and seeing your comments)
Blogging has become my outlet, a space where I can be myself and share my thoughts, feelings, crafts, life changing things, just about anything and everything.
THANK YOU for reading my rambles.
I have come across some WONDERFUL women.
Some of you I've met in real life, and some.. our time will come.


I promise I'll be back to regular post soon.. as Oliver grows, my computer time is limited.
I will find away,  have missed blogging.
I have so many fun things and changes I want to do around this little blog...
Oliver's Mama is gonna get Inspired!

Thank you for stopping by...

Peace and Love

September 24, 2011

Happy Friday... Happy Fall

Hello Lovelies!!

Long time no talk... I've missed you.
I hope this little blogging writers block/uninspiring/feeling like no one cares what I write funk will go away...
Fall always brings new inspiration for me, so let's hope you'll be hearing more from me very soon.

Anywho.. today is the first day of Fall!!
My favorite time of year... I'm so excited.

Sweaters and Boots and Scarves and Pumpkins and Falling Leaves and Beautiful Colors and Yummy Smell and My 30th Birthday in about 6 Weeks and My Blogiversary in about 3 Weeks....
Oh My!
So much to look forward to this season.

By the way...
 Oliver has sung his first lyrics...
I Love It!

Thanks for Stopping By

Peace and Love


August 23, 2011

summertime fun

Hello Sweet Friends!

Summer is all most over... I'm feeling a little bitter sweet about it.
Although I will gladly welcome cooler weather, I'm gonna miss time outside soaking up the sun
with Oliver.

We have had a full summer, walks in the park and hours at the lake.

Oliver's new thing is giving 'gifts'. I can't tell you how many rocks I've collected this summer,

I do know that once summer is over, and we'll be stuck inside cuddled under blankets,
 I'll find more time to blog... that I'm excited about.
I miss blogging, but my time with Oliver has been priceless.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures along the way

drinking water from the slip and slide

me and my shadow

hanging out with Yoda

being silly at the park

pool time for the first time... mama got in with her clothes on

got the shovel ready... rock searching time

looking for the right one

big smiles

How have you spent your summer?

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

August 4, 2011

He's here...

Hello Lovelies...
I do hope you all are enjoying your summer as much as I am.
This time last year I was home A LOT, adjusting to motherhood.
Now with a growing 14 month old, I'm always on the go.
Hopefully when the weather starts getting cooler, I'll be a better blogger.

Ok, now on to some GREAT news.

One of my very best friends Adina and her husband Charles 

{finally} welcomed their new baby boy yesterday.

Charles Edward Guzman-Collins
7 lbs 4 oz

This sweet boy joined his 2 beautiful older sisters

Maddison Renae
(yes she is named after me)


Mable Ann
(yes she gets her red hair from me)

I am over joyed... I just wish I was able to be there (in Denver) for the birth.
I was there when she had Maddison, and flew in when Mable was born.
I think I'll be planning a little weekend vacation soon,
cause this 'auntie' needs to love on her new 'nephew'

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and love

July 13, 2011

color inspiration...... High on Life

I smell the weekend... do you?
Happy Wednesday!

It's time for High On Life Thursday
(on Wednesday night)

Link up with Heather and Christina and share with us what has you High on Life...
What's inspiring you? What are you thankful for? What is bringing you joy?
What has you high on life?

(it makes me happy the this cute little button matches my new color inspiration)

Now that's it's summer I'm trying to get out of my boring love for wearing grey.
I've started added little bits of color in my wardrobe... right now my favorite combo is

so girly, so fresh, so happy

I have a MAJOR love for beading, and since Oliver has entered the world I can never find the time to bead... but I'm feeling really inspired these days and think I may have to make time.

I can't wait to see what my creative juices stew up with this fun color combo.

(keep an eye out... a little giveaway is coming soon)

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

July 12, 2011

I have a little obsession...

Happy Tuesday!

Who's ready for the weekend??
 I know I am, it's supposed to be warm and sunny!
YAY for summer.

Summer brings on a new obsession for me...


The smell of coconut has taken me to wonderful places these days.
It has me day dreaming of warm, white sandy beaches...

As I was getting ready for work this morning, and using product after product,
I noticed that most (if not all)
had something to do with my beloved new scent.

And then thought, Oh my goodness... I'm going crazy NUTS!
I've become obsessed with the smell of coconuts.

Here are some of my favorites...

disclaimer: I do not use all of these products together, I probably would though if I didn't think it would be overkill





Coconut has even found a special place in my...
with an iced coconut cafe americano

Today I'm linking you with Kim at It's a Crafty Life for Ten on Tuesday
It's been a while since I linked up here... and since it's Tuesday, and I have 10 favorite coconut
products, I thought it would be fun.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love