Lilys Goodbye to Four: Exit Interview.

Last year, I conducted a small interview with Lily about getting another year older. I’ve decided to attempt to make it a yearly thing, these interviews. I just love her answers.

What was the greatest part about being four years old?

Uh, hmm. Sleeping with my stuffed up animals.

What will you miss the most about being four years old?

I miss being at my old house.

What part of being five are you excited about the most?

I’m excited to go to our new house!

That’s it?

I’m excited to be in kindergarten in the fall. Yup yup yup yup yup yup yup.

How have you grown spiritually as a person this year?

Uh, I don’t really know. Next question.

What was the biggest lesson you have learned in the past year?

Uh, being nice. I really love being with my family every day.

If you could tell your former four year old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

It would be don’t be scared of bad dreams!

What’s the best thing about being one whole year older?

Having new toys.

What advice do you have for other kids turning five soon?

Be my best friend.

You can’t make this stuff up. She’s the sweetest four five year old I know!

A birthday poem. I built it with words.

A little belated birthday poem for L.
Written for Lily, from Mom.

Simply titled, FIVER

Fireworks addicted to neon fish shaped crackers.
Candyland drives me absolutely certifiably quackers.

Sly grins, screaming fits.
Warm hugs, lost mitts.
Bright smiles and grumpy moods.
Where’d you get those dance moves?

Blowing bubbles, toil and trouble.
Burps and farts are never subtle.
Your laughs and antics are never ending…
When someone is sad, you are there mending.

You’re always putting on a show,
Ill always be in the front row.
Always trying to help you grow.
Planting seeds, you’re mine to sow.

I wish and hope and pray with might,
That you’ll always be filled with love and light.
You’re my bud, my stumpa, my girl, my roar.
I love you, love you most, love you more.


Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser experience!

Last week I received a new box from Influenster. It contained three Loreal samples, which I was to try and then guess as to what brand these new products belonged too.

I had no clue it would be a Garner Fructis brand! It’s called Damage Eraser, and as a chemical blonde, I’ve done some damage to my locks.

Although to be honest, I had no idea what it was at all. It smelled good and had me wondering.

The shampoo and conditioner made my hair feel great- very soft and silky. It was manageable and easy to brush immediately showering- especially after applying the split end serum.

The reconstructing butter feels like a treat to use on my hair. I love how manageable it feels after I’ve used it.

I’ve gotten spoiled and I’m very used to salon hair products- but this brand is comparable in every department!

Love it!

These products were sent to me from Influenster to use and review. Thanks, Influenster!


New digs update


We’re so excited! Progress is being made and everything looks great so far. There is a lot of finishing work to be done as well as the installation of floors, cabinets, pouring the basement and garage floors, etc, but I’m ready to start moving in!

L chose her room today, she seemed quite bummed we had our own room on the second level. I believe she used the term “Boring”, which likely means she’s not excited about having to walk more than a few feet to crawl into our bed in the night.

Phoebe liked the pantry. That’s my girl.

The house faces north east so I am quite excited about the backyard (garden!) sun exposure… and the kitchen and dining room will be nice and bright and warm. I can hardly wait for coffee (wine) on the deck off the dining room.