Sunday, June 27, 2010


Sometimes in the mess of a dirty battle field you don't realize that the dirt is really a heaping pile of crap until you leave it all behind. Looking back at the last few months I'm realizing all the crap that was piled up. But we have a new clean life and we can only learn lessons from the mess. Maybe the most important lesson I will learn is to not compromise everything in the future.

Some things in life that are never worth compromising again:

Family. Yes, your children and husband are your family, but they aren't everything. Keep the people that know you the best and love you the most holding your hand.

Sunday afternoon naps. Sundays are meant for naps. Not another day to do a million things.

Baking real brownies, like not from a box. Just because they are easier does not make them better.

Color. I like color, I think its bright and fun. Bright yellow shoes, a pink desk and purple picnic tables are to be enjoyed.

J Crew. My closet can be completely from J Crew if I want it to be. If I wanted to shop someplace else I would.

Country Music. It's glad to be back listening to country tunes, especially on repeat for hours if my heart so desires.

Movies. A mindlessly entertaining movie is what you need sometimes.

Pool time. Pools are meant to be lounged around and floated on during any summer afternoon. For hours. Not twenty minutes.

Apple Products. My love affair for apple products will no longer be hidden in the closet. I am a geek, and I am proud of it.

Dance Parties. A really great Fleetwood song on the radio sometimes leads to a dance party. Nothing to be ashamed of...

Lotion. I love lotion. loooove it. I love smearing it all over and over and over again.

Lip Gloss. Coco Chanel once said that every woman looks better with mascara and lip gloss. I couldn't agree more, I love Lip Gloss.

No Hiking. I will not hike Baldy if I don't want to.

Pie. If I have an itch to bake an enormous amount of pie, I will with a big smile on my face.

Love Love


  1. This is such a great reminder that you can not loose who you are and what you love, no matter what! I think tonight I am going to go home and make a strawberry rhubarb pie while blasting my country music. Thanks for making me inspired.

  2. I love this post. I agree with what Katrina said about it being a good reminder not to lose who you are! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. love you tehmi!!! i love your blog. thanks for inviting me. i am dying over your girls and wow stella's hair! so long. you're a good mama. xo

  4. and I will take that pie and those brownies and meet you at the pool, you can bring your apple ipod, or iphone and we can have a dance party!