Wednesday, August 20, 2014


We've been squeezing every last bit out of summer that we can this week. You know how it is when summer feels like it's been forever long and yet you're not sure how it went by so quickly.  While I love summer days I also love change and new seasons.  This summer has been one of the best we've had as a family.  Full of swimming, vacations and family time. And we ended it with just a bit of heart ache.  In a way I'm ready to move on to a new season for that very reason.

Emma starts school next week and we couldn't be more excited!  While she's off learning I'll be doing homeschool with the boys.  Colt technically could start Kindergarten this year but we've made the decision to hold him back since he is a fresh five years old.  I'm so excited to do a pre-kindergarten with him this year!  His books are ordered and we're raring to go! My weekend to-do is to pencil out what our new schedule will look like.  I'm one of those people who thrive on a good schedule and list.  I don't get upset if the schedule doesn't go according to plan. But I do LOVE making one ;)

We've been making a list a mile long of to-do's we need to do around our little cottage once the weather cools off.  It's funny how everything around your house seems to get run down all at once.  I could use a friend with a green thumb to come help me with my outside yard work.  My thumb is as black as it gets and everything in my front flower bed shrivels and dies.  Part of the problem is half is shaded and half is full sun.  Any gardeners out there with an idea of plants/shrubs that are Texas heat/drought hardy and that can live in sun OR shade?  Or am I just hoping for something made up and magical :)

I've been cooking up a storm lately.  I feel like my love for cooking goes through phases.  Right now it's at an all time high :)  Some recent favorites:  Pioneer Woman's Homemade Chicken and Noodles and the Pioneer Woman's Orange Sweet Rolls. Both are HEAVENLY! And both make gigantic portions.  Be prepared to feed an army.

In the evenings and during the kids afternoons I've been staying busy with my Rodan and Fields business.  We're getting ready to launch into Canada which is an exciting time for our company.  If you're a Canadian and reading this... I would love to tell you more about the business opportunity!  You can work from home and set your own hours... best of both worlds if you ask me! Shoot me an email and I'll send over info! thevanillatulip (at) yahoo (dot) com.  And if you're in the United States... equally as wonderful! This business has been such a crazy blessing to our family and so many others. Did I ever think I would be passionate about skin care? Nope.  But there is one thing I know... my skin has NEVER looked better and I have never in my life loved a job so much (obviously besides being a mama!).  I love being able to give people confidence with their skin. And I love knowing that I work for a company that is changing lives.  Our families lives being one of them. If you're wanting to make some extra income from home (no parties involved)...then shoot me an email!  If you're a new reader I have a short Vlog here that I did a few months ago that talks about the business and my story!

Also, if you're in dire need of some great skin care.  Let me know!  I would love to tell you about our products and show you what regimen would be best for you!  thevanillatulip (at) yahoo (dot) com

Hope your week has been a great one!

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1 comment:

  1. So excited for sweet Emma to start school. She will be such a good student. Please give her a hug and kiss from us and tell her we are excited for her. Have fun homeschooling Colt. I think he will be a good student too. Been thinking of you and praying over your little family. Love, Love, Love these pictures. Enjoy your last bit of summer.