It’s just a quiet Monday here at the LaMartina abode. A little snow falling quietly outside, and much relaxing happening within. Not the most exciting day, but it’s been really nice thus far. Bianca has discovered hummus. And she looooooooves it. Almost as much as Violet loves noodles. Which is a lot. Meanwhile, in the […]

Well, you’re never gonna get it. Sometimes it’s for no good reason (like staying up watching 3 episodes of biggest loser back-to-back-to-back because I don’t know why) and sometimes it is. This past weekend, my lack of sleep was for a good reason. I had my first ever in-person proofing session with a client, and […]

So it’s Valentine’s Day. I used to really actively dislike today. Never having a boyfriend (because you’re such a huge dork that only your mom sends you carnations in middle school when the student council does that dumb sale. Like we all needed a reminder who the popular kids were. Gosh, Mountview. Why’d you suck […]

Number one reason to write today: tell the world how much I love my new blinds. I do. I loves them. This is a rental house. With a rental house comes rental window dressing. In this particular case, tan curtains from Ikea. While not horrible, they’re just kind of blah, especially when they’re on every. […]

It’s been 3 weeks now since I completed my 365 project. I miss the challenge and I don’t. On one hand, it was nice to have that extra pressure to make sure we did something more than just lounge around in pajamas (I mean, we did that a ton even when I was doing the […]

It’s the new year. 2013 up in here. I’ve been thinking, as many do at this time of year, about what I’d like to change about my life, and what steps I can take to do that. So far, my list has a lot of more. Get more sleep, get more exercise, drink more water, […]

Sometimes, I wonder if it’s my fault. Do I yell too much? Not enough? Should I use reward charts? Bribery? Timeouts? And how on earth could boys possibly be more work than my girls? Allow me to back up a bit. Yesterday morning. The girls woke up before me, as per usual. They played nicely […]