September 13, 2016

Sunflower Fields

My son and I walk through these bright rolling hills of Sunflowers, we smile at each other as the Sun warms our faces. We found it. A sunflower field.
My son and I admire all the distance that is Yellow and he looks up at me
"Mom, I will ALWAYS remember this".
"I love you"
THIS my friend is what being a mother is all about, to hear these words let me know I'm doing a good job.
THIS makes everything worth it, a hundred times over.
Thank you Lord for small blessings, thank you for the beauty of life that is set here for us to admire and enjoy.
I keep up with a local weather man on my Facebook page, my son adores this guy. He loves that his job is something he wants to do one day when he is older. A role model if you will. So we were tipped off from another photographer that near our Airport here in Denver, CO were some Sunflower farms. They were a bit tricky to get too as a Google map location was not exactly set. I did find some other websites that converted coordinates through GPS to a way the phone could find it. We found it perfectly. What a gem to find. Beautiful to the eyes and soul.




September 9, 2016

Friday Favorites #17 // September Edition

I can't wait to share with you on Monday the beautiful Sunflower fields that my son and I went to this last weekend.

I looked back and its been like six months since I did a Friday favorite, its time for another one! I love looking through all the endless possibilities in the world of things. I seem to favorite Etsy as they are all hand crafted from people like you and me and not this main stream junk from the stores. Items that have meaning on some type of level. Plus ya know Christmas is like only 106 days away, so I need to start posting some cute gifting ideas! I thought what a great idea to search for things that are impacting and surrounding me in September.
This last month has been the month of cucumbers in my garden, one seed has produced several dozen of cucumbers. So yummy! {Not the soap}

With my son going back to school and joining the PTCO, things have been a bit stressful and busy the last few months. Wine has helped me get those not so good days. How cute is this rack?!

We have had a ton of bees this year, I planted cosmos and sunflowers and the large bumble bees love them. Without these pollinators we would not have our garden and food to harvest.

Now that it's cooling off, we starting hiking. One of the most things I LOVE about Colorado are the trails here. The scenic views are amazing.

I started Yoga this last month, never in a million years did I realize what a fantastic workout it is! I was sweating after and it takes ALOT to get me to sweat.

The month for berries, specially raspberries.
We went to a you pick it farm a week, ago, pictures to come

September 6, 2016

Rasberry Picking / Traditions

Here we are again, a year later.
Berry patch farms, a you pick it berry farm in Colorado.
A short 20 minute drive leads us here every year.
Traditions.
A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past.

Something I am building for my son from the ground up, something for him to look back and remember. Because after all, isn't that what life is about? Making those lasting memories, for our children to have glimpses/flashes of these moments in time.

  Sampling while picking



September 5, 2016

(3) Personalized Bangle Bracelets GIVEAWAY

Hope your enjoying your labor day weekend!
It's been awhile since I offered my readers a personalized goodie from my Etsy shop yourcharmedlife, so today I'm offering you a chance to win: 
THREE personalized hand stamped bangle bracelets!
These bracelets are hand stamped with a hammer and letter shanks.
The bracelets are handmade 100% by me.
This is also my BEST SELLER!

They make awesome gifts and a affordable way to stack and layer jewelry.
You can enter today via Rafflecopter for your chance to win three!
One winner gets too choose from three different metals and personalize anyway they want.
Open to US only
Runs for 7 days, please be sure to check your email to see if you won. I give you three days to respond then I pick another winner.

For those of you that would LOVE to own one or two now without entering to win, I am also offering a amazing deal for you! Use coupon code "BLOG30" For 30% off of your bracelet! That way it feels like EVERYONE wins right?!
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August 29, 2016

Flying a kite, some thoughts.



You ever hear that saying "Go fly a kite?"
Yea, we did it and loved it.
We found this one at a thrift store half off for like 2$ and had so much fun doing it, it was exciting for Caleb to try and get it to stay in the air without crashing to the ground and getting it off the ground was the best part!
As a lot of you know, I am a single mother of one. This little boy here is my world, I love him with all my heart. Every little moment I share with him means the world. Too see his smile on his face and hear his laughter lets me know I'm doing OK.
Its hard at times, being solo with no help or support from another man. But I am learning over the years, just how to be independent and how to manage this life on my own. I'm growing in strides and re-finding who I am day by day.
Times like these I realize "Hey I can do this"