7.27.2014

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I was just telling a friend that I wish we had more coffee cafes around where we live... And even though I am in the car right now traveling, let's pretend we are in a cozy, artsy-fartsy cafe sipping on coffees with double shots of expresso.  

I'd tell you that I am gearing up for a creative arts camp that starts in a week... And I've never done this type of thing before, but I love it!  I'm nervous and excited... I've been working on preparing projects, and I'll share a couple on here because they are easy and perfect to try with your own kiddos, too. 

I would have to show you a photo of Niamh's new hair!  It's cut super short and pixie-like... and it is SO CUTE.  Also, I don't have to brush through massive knots anymore; so I am loving it.  I can't stop touching it... It's like my new best friend.  I wish my own hair would look that cute short. (It doesn't.  I've tried.)

She also got her ears pierced this week...and we got a bestie earring in the top of our ears, together.  She is strutting her stuff with new hair and new earrings:).  

Philly's new thing is that he wants to get "pied."  Like the baseball players do after they win a close game~ So, like any good mom would do, I promised him on his birthday I will smoosh a big, whip cream pie right in his face and make all his dreams come true.  

I'd tell you that we have only been to the beach once ---> ONCE! <---- this summer, and while I'm kinda bummed about that, we did have a great time playing with cousins in the sand and water that day.  When things settle down a little, I am hoping to make some major beach runs in August!! 

I'd tell you that I am piecing things together for homeschooling next year.  I decided to move in a different direction this coming year (departing from last year's curriculm), and it is exciting and fun to plan out.  We have continued math, spanish, and reading throughout the summer....which the kids have taken pretty good ownership of and finished each assignment without much prompting or help.  I almost (ALMOST) can't wait for September... 

I would tell you that I love digital art, which I just started working on in the past couple weeks.  It is a new challenge, and I love working on something new!!  I've never been good at painting, but this feels like painting...except it turns out cute and I don't make a mess in the process.... Wahoo!

And I'd tell you that I just finished reading The Way of the Heart, a book recommendation but this super hot guy I know who has a thing for reading... So of course, I took him up on it.  And wow~ he was right.  Maybe I should listen to my husband more often;).  I wasn't really expecting much from it, but I finished it super fast (it is short and sweet) and enjoyed reading how to create a more authentic and beautiful quiet time with God each day...throughout each day.  

I'd probably babble on about a ton of other things, and in-between refills of coffee, I'd totally want to hear about your summer (or winter;) too!  What good things are you up to?  Anything on your heart to share?  Please do... I love to read through the coffee post's comments the most:).  

Thanks for the coffee date!
xx

30 comments:

  1. Nothing exciting this summer, just relaxing after finishing the house renovation :-D
    And also drinking a lot of coffee!!!
    It's really warm weather here in the Netherlands, I like that, spending most of the day outside in the backyard watching the birds and the owls. (And crafting too, call me addicted)
    I love Niamh's new haircut!! It was the first thing i saw when scrolling through your photo's!!
    And can't wait to seee pictures of Philly being pied, LOL
    Enjoy the rest of the summer!!
    Hugs,Sandra

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    1. Your summer sounds kinda dreamy! Nothing wrong with relaxing and sitting outside!! I love doing that:).

      thanks for the sweet words about Niamh's new hair:). I love it on her too... And I love that we no longer spend 15 awful minutes brushing through knotty hair each morning:). Hooray!!!!!! lol:)

      Have an awesome week, Sandra...And thanks for sharing on here!! :). xx

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  2. Lubię czytać twoje posty i oglądać twoje zdjęcia.
    Ja mam teraz wakacje i mogę czas poświęcić na malarstwo i scrapbooking.
    (Przepraszam za moje błędy w języku angielskim).
    I like read your posts and see your pictures.
    I have a vacation now and I can devote time to painting and scrapbooking.
    (Sorry for my mistakes in English).

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    1. A vacation time filled with scrapbooking and painting sounds like a wonderful way to spend your time!! Just lovely!!

      Thanks for sharing, Angel... your English is totally great!:)
      Hugs!

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  3. ooh I love these piccies!!
    so far this summer ( we are only 2 days in as Mo only broke up last wednesday!!) we loom banded for a whole day! and chilled out reading on the trampoline. Friday we had family bubble time with my niece Boo at the fun park and they loved every minute, Scott and I loved some grown up (...mostly about Mo...!) convo time sat by the waterpark with icecreams while they played and we have just had a chilly lazy kinda weekend at home. Tomorrow we are going to play zombies ( ...this is the game we play after mamma has been on her nightshift and daddy is at work!! romfl!!!)
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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    1. Your days sound totally filled with fun, Lou!! I imagine spending time with you must always be fun, though! Hope you get to squeeze in lots more while Mo has off! Tell the little guy we say hello!! <3 <3 <3

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  4. *sigh*what I would give to be able to sit and have a coffee in person with you! xx

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  5. Isn't it great having a chat over a coffee. I have a crafting friend that I don't see very often because we don't live very close to each other. However, if we attend a workshop we normally stop for coffee & toast before so we can catch up and every other month there is a member's discount day at our local craft store. We meet at the door have a quick wander round the store to grab purchases that we have planned for then we break for a coffee to catch up and to check-out each others buys...then head back for another wander round the store - just in case we missed something LOL. A cup of coffee is such and easy and comfortable way to have a chat.
    All the best with the art camp.
    Toni xx

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    1. That sounds like a lovely way to spend the day with a friend!! Coffee is such a good excuse to hang out and talk!! Love that you guys make a point to get together every so often~ such a good thing to do for a friendship! <3

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  6. I love hearing about your kids- soo cute-and hope we see pics of Philly's dream-come-true pie!! So funny!
    And I also love hearing about new spiritual reads....thanks for sharing and caring about your cyber family-to include us in Life!
    sherry107

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  7. If we sat down for coffee, I'd tell you that I've gone back to work. Four months now, full time and I have mixed emotions about it. I like it but dislike not having my own time anymore. Barely time to craft. I've purchased many new digi's from your shop but haven't time to do much with them and I'm bummed about it. I'd tell you how much I love having gianna move back home from college but how she wears me out, lol. I'd tell you how excited I am that my son passed his road test and is now driving but how much I worry about having him on the road. I guess being a mom never gets easier no matter how the kids have grown. I am happy to hear about you're creative art camp and hope you have fun. I wish I could go with you. But I have to work lol. I love hearing about your plans for homeschooling the kids. I'm envious of your drive. I don't think I could have done that. Besides my kids are way smarter than I ever was and probably wouldn't have been a good teacher. I think niamhs hair is adorable and I bet you would look cute with a Bob of some sort. I would cut mine but I'm pretty sure i would hate it. Well thanks for the chat, I'm glad you are well. Hope to do this again soon.
    Hugs, Gabbi ❤️

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    1. Hey Gabbi! I know that feeling when you really want to craft or color and just never seem to have the time to do it! I wish there were like 6 more hours in each day sometimes!

      I'm happy for you that Gianna is back home~ I bet that is something you looked forward to:). You seem so close. That is so awesome! And we already told Niamh when she starts to drive, she has to pick between a tank or a bus because I'm already too worried:).

      Thanks for sharing, Gabbi~ and hope your week is great, friend! So nice to hear you guys are doing well!! <3 Big hugs!! <3

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  8. Krista
    I just finished having coffee with you and it was so much fun and relaxing. But the best part of our coffee clutch was reading about and see that picture of your daughter's new haircut. Absolutely love it! So adorable - they are growing up your two babies and I love how you love your family and your faith. I so enjoy reading what you write! God bless you and yours always and I feel blessed that I found you a little over a year ago now! Hooked on Saturated Canary;) Always, Big Hugs, CaroleAnn

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    1. Aw, thank you Carole Ann! I kinda love her new do' too!! It is just os much easier and looks already done when she wakes up:). Thanks for the sweet, encouraging words~ What a wonderful message to receive! Have an awesome week, friend!
      xx

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  9. Hi Krista - loved your chat - we are in the middle of various health issues, which means repeat trips to the 'base' hospital, about and hour ten away from us. DH has had a cataract operation last week, and this week we have two appointments in one day up there, and another in two weeks... I wrenched a knee 10 days ago and that, and RSI are keeping me quiet - plenty of reading though. Have you read The Harbinger by Jonathon Cahn - a provocative read!!

    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Phil has read that book:)... Hope your travels to and from the hospital are safe and pretty fast. More than that, I hope you both recover quickly and take advantage of the reading time!!:)...

      Thanks for sharing, Maxine!
      Love and hugs!

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  10. Krista hunny, I love your coffee posts! I love all your posts to be honest, but I love the way you open up a dialogue with your readers like this. It probably really appeals to me, because I love a good coffee date with a pal, and I love to talk! What could be better than sharing this with my fav' artist pal?! I would tell you, you've really touched my heart this year with the amazing work you did with 'help one now' and that I think the way you're able to reach out to people through your blog, as so much more than merely the amazing artist you are, is a wonderful, positive ministry in itself. I would tell you I <3 your gorgeous kids and mine always love seeing their pics. Georgie thinks Niamh is SO cool and SO pretty. I love the slice of life glimpses we get from your amazing blog posts, that we can live thousands of miles apart and yet I feel a connection to you and a kinship with you. I would tell you I'm loving being a stay at home mama and wish I could just bottle my sweet boy right now, who's growing up way too fast! I would tell you I really shouldn't be writing this right now, as I have a farewell banner to prepare for our lovely pals who are 'graduating' from Playcentre and I have a course to run tomorrow night there, a lunch date with my lovely cousin and a doctors appointment for Zachy in the morning. I've made the farewell card but yet to finish the storybook I've written for the wee graduate. I'd tell you I love having a hubby who works from home and that I feel blessed every day to have found my forever love. I would hope we'd crack a few jokes and have a good belly laugh, because I LOVE doing that with my pals. There's so much to say, we just have to do coffee again, soon. Hugs, Wends x

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    1. Someday!! We totally need to do this for real:)... I'm sure we'd laugh till our sides hurt:)...

      Having your hubs work from home sounds so awesome! I love working from home, and I think it would be so fun to share that with Phil. I'd just need him in a different room so we wouldn't end up totally hanging out instead of working! ;)

      Hope the graduating goes smoothly and you have got all your prep work done! It's hard to watch them grow, but each age is better than the last!

      Love you, friend!!
      xx

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  11. am impressed that you are homeschooling, it has loads of benefits. what was your reason to do it?

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    1. We chose to HS so we could be more involved in the kids' learning, teach them to their strengths, and spend a lot of time on mission as a family. It has worked out beautifully this year!:)

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  12. Oh fabulous post as always and so interesting Krista thank you for sharing your time and family outings x

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  13. Hi Krista,

    I'm not much of a commenter (probably due to my naturally quiet nature), but I thought I'd join in because you asked so nicely. :) If we had coffee, I'd have mint tea...strong with a sprinkle of cinnamon. And I'd listen to your fun adventures this summer and share about how my little James is already 10 months, and how it has been so crazy/amazing. How I'm overexcited for getting to go on a 3 day dairy binge to see if he is still allergic, and yet nervous for possible negative effects. How I really shouldn't be reading blogs, because I have homework to finish for my master's classes and naps only last so long. I'd probably complain a bit about how much work they are...and wish I was really getting a MFA instead of an MAT (teaching), but being just 5 classes away would let me work at the community college once a week teaching art, which is what my heart would love to do after my little one (hopefully future little ones) grow up. I'd share about this project I'm working on for a friend about the prodigal son and penetacost and drawing illustrations for his song. I would want to share about the crazy this week about when I stop and pause and look at my life, it is exactly where I hoped it would be when I was younger, and somehow I still forget and get tangled up in the routine and endless piles of dirty dishes. But anywhose its time to run because I get to have coffee today with a friend who I haven't seen in ages, and I can't wait to chat her up. Thanks for sharing, and I do hope you have a wonderful day!

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  14. Love your pictures! Niamh's new hair is fantastic, I'm a fan of short hair, because my own hair is horrible when it's long, so love that short hair of her.

    Hope you'll get many Opportunities to go to the beach in August.

    Enjoy the rest of the summer.

    Marie-Anne

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  15. Hey Krista! Over coffee, I'd tell you that I love Niamh's new haircut, it really IS so cute! That it's great that one of Philly's greatest ambitions (just now) is to be 'pied'...can't wait to see the pictures of that! That I am always amazed at the way you connect to the reader, sharing your life, family, trials and tribulations and I look forward to reading each new post! That I have just ordered my little man a shed!?! So that he has somewhere to hang out with his mates and just be a kid for a little while longer! (They do grow up so fast!) That being a stay at home Mum isn't easy and that I am torn between being there for my kids and providing towards the family financially.
    I would also have to admit that I wouldn't be having coffee, but a good old cup of tea instead (I'm British don't you know!) and that I hope we can do this again soon! Hugs, Lisa x

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  16. And I would be saying Niamh's haircut is so cute and asking how to convince my daughter to do the same thing so I can be free of the "brushing of the knots." I would be saying we too have only been to the beach once, and technically that was the week before school got out. I would proudly tell you how my 12 year old daughter has been working on a volunteer project of providing story time/crafts for little kids at the local Boys & Girls club and then creating her own art in her free time (she figured out how to create an art blog on-line using her phone, I can't even do that!) And I would say everything here has been overshadowed by my father's battle with cancer as he has good days and bad days, one right after another.
    Thank you for a little break from my world and a glimpse into yours during our coffee house get together. :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us Krista. I really feel like I've been on a coffee date with you, even if I'm joining the party a tad late thanks to my migraines.

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