Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Favorites

1. Vintage teacups from bluebirdandviolet
2. Simplicity print from CarolynCochrane
3. Pastel Pretties Buttercream Cookie-wiches from tookies
4. Raspberry fern sachets from lottahelleberg

I think of my day as a list of little things. Clean the bathroom. Make supper. Do laundry. Bake cookies. Although, I feel as if I've accomplished the biggest task if I can just get outside. The life of a stay-at-home-mom is a tricky one. You're not getting a paycheck, or benefits, or even vacation time. And you're the one who is determining whether you're doing a good job or not. The baby will love you regardless--he doesn't realize that lunch was a major flop or we were actually supposed to go to the zoo and didn't. So, I've been cultivating a system of "good job mom" tasks. Making supper from scratch, getting William outside at least for a short walk every day, exploring something new at least once a week. It sounds silly, really. But, if I do any of those things within the course of the week/day, I feel like I'm on track. Of course changing my underwear and actually kissing my husband hello is also on that list... but, well, you know!


caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh Julia, love your to-do lists! your friday favorites too! have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

Tra Wright Knox said...

Oh wow! The teacups are beautiful!

Cindy said...

it doesn't sound silly to me at all - baby steps has more meanings than one! love your friday favorites, which are probably on your list, too! enjoy your weekend! xo, c

lotta said...

sweet julia, I am sure you are the best of moms. and the best of wives. And I know you are the best book artist known to man. Don't worry about the rest. Thank you for featuring my sachets!!

Wesley said...

oh you say it so beautifully. . .i completely understand! thank you for featuring my tea cups. . .it made my day as did your post:) have a lovely day and explore something new:)