Uncle B

Sunday, September 30, 2018

He has the gentlest heart. Truly.

Berg has stepped up his uncle game considerably since Naiya's father moved out of state a few months ago. He buys her treats like he does Kindred and he wants to spend time with her so that she remains strong and protected. I've unpacked a lot of baggage about how growing up without my dad affected my development, but the science is pretty clear that it does make a lasting difference. So, Berg wants to be sure Naiya grows up surrounded by men who share in the father role to fill in the space left by her father's absence.

There are too many things I could say about what my sister has been through over the past year, but it is her story to tell. True to her Piscean nature, she may never tell it to others, but she has navigated her way through much heartbreak. I am so proud of her for seeking safer, higher ground. Real love does not wound us.

Rosita the Survivor

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kindred insisted we rescue this rosebush from the Clearance section of the garden center at Wal-mart. It was in bad shape when we brought it home, but things got worse when beetles ate almost every single leaf on it and the 'Full Sun' it says it needs vs the 'Scorching Hot Full Sun' of my backyard almost cooked it. As a last ditch effort to save it, I moved it to right outside my spare room window where I can see it from my desk. A few days ago, I was surprised and elated to discover three blooms on it! I hope she survives the winter and comes back to us next Spring!

Travelin' Man

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Happy birthday, dad!!

These Two

Friday, September 14, 2018

...have my heart. I am grateful for this body that carried them safely to me. I am one lucky mama.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

...you've got lots of it, kiddo.

Almost Famous

Friday, September 07, 2018

Thrift store shopping with Kindred means you may wind up looking like Penny Lane or another 70s icon. And, that is okay with me, but this one was a little much. However, a couple days later I thought about how it would look great with a unicorn mask at a Halloween party...so maybe we should go see if it's still there. Haha!

***Kindred now accepting a limited number of clients for personal styling***

Masticating Juicers

Saturday, September 01, 2018

...are where it's at, people.

I am getting the driest pulp, increased juice yield, and clean-up is a breeze compared to my old centrifugal models! For my green juice: I do 1-2 cucumbers, several celery stalks, a big broccoli stem, 1 inch of ginger, kale, and a pear. I add in beetroot juice and aloe vera juice that I have already. Is it super tasty? No. But, is it alkalizing and good for my body? Yes. For Kindred's daily juice, I start with a glass half-filled with prune juice because constipation is always an issue for her. Then, I juice half a carrot, an apple, and a pear. Hers is quite tasty!!