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A blog about life with two busy boys and the creative moments in between.
Interests: motherhood, parenting, finds, design, gardening, paper, flowers, babies, DIY, crafts, domestic
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I’ve had a hard time trying to blog lately {as you can obviously see}. It’s not that I don’t have things I’d like to write about, it’s that I have too much. There are fleeting thoughts all day long…quotes that make me think…stuff that’s pretty…inspiring stories…personal growth ramblings…things I’m passionate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Rush and Rest
This past week, Mr. Golden Sun has shown his face on a few occasions. It was enough for me to spend most of my free time daydreaming about summer, new sandals, and sun bathing with a frosty margarita. Even 10 minutes of warmth on my face {while I'm wearing a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Rush and Rest
I have a backlog of favorite links to share and it just so happens that this week, it’s all about slightly geeky topics that I think are fun. Ha! So, put on your nerd glasses and let’s go! 1. Constellation desktop wallpaper in four different styles. Out of this world.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Rush and Rest
Thanks Andrea! You are so sweet. :) Hope we can catch up soon!! Emily Peck Blog/ Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest To:
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2014 on A Fresh Start. at Rush and Rest
Three years ago, I wrote this blog post about a fancy new website called Pinterest. The site was still “invite only” and consisted mostly of designers or bloggers who pinned curated content. It was a quiet little “under the radar” world filled with beautiful images. Fast forward to present day,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Rush and Rest
My, how the world has changed in the three months I have been away from this space. There is much to catch up on. Is anyone still out there? I'll start with the big news, because I value honesty and realness above all else and I can't be authentic in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Rush and Rest
These are STUNNING! You look gorgeous!
Happy New Years Eve friends! The bad news is that our computer is still dead. My brain is bubbled over with unwritten posts, unedited photos, and general chaos. I really hope to have one soon. The good news is that Instagram finally came to Windows Phone. You can follow me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Rush and Rest
1. What’s your archetype? I’m a creative caregiver with a little bit of intellectual. 2. Absolutely my dream of a perfect afternoon. 3. A story about growing up and being appreciated for who you are. ECLAIRS. 4. It’s a paint roller that looks like wallpaper! 5. Pretty nature printable Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Rush and Rest
Well, oh my goodness. One day I got a little too excited browsing the Library of Flowers website {how come they don’t have a giant sampler pack so I can smell each and every scent?}, which somehow got me on a kick of searching for pretty soap, which ultimately led... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Rush and Rest
It’s not everyday you come across someone who you feel an instant connection with, but that’s exactly what happened when I discovered Nicole’s work. Take a look: Nicole is an avid and passionate graphic artist and illustrator whose work has been featured in books, product lines, and lots of other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Rush and Rest
November has flown by. Within a single month, we’ve transitioned from a sunny mild fall with beautiful leaves and a crisp breeze, to freezing temperatures, darkness, and the onset of the holiday season. It’s a cozy time of year where we stay inside more, wear lots of fleece, and cook... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Rush and Rest
I'm already starting to feel pressure on what any "good" mother should be doing vs. what I actually have the bandwidth to do. OF COURSE I would love to enjoy a holiday season filled with handmade crafts, neighborhood caroling, a beautifully decorated home, sugar cookies made from scratch, a wreath... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Rush and Rest
The holidays are here, and while my main focus is the boys, I still like to daydream about my own wish list for Santa. I always have a running list of wants but most things never get purchased unless they are inexpensive because the truth is I don’t really need... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Rush and Rest
When the days get darker, it’s always a good idea to bust out some color! Two things making me happy right now: Perpetual Harvest calendar by Claudia Pearson {who I also featured here} and Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert. Take that winter darkness! {photos by me} Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Rush and Rest
1. I am very much in love with this illustrated map book. 2. The most amazing gift guides for kids. A MUST READ for the holiday season. 3. Mother/daughter art. Funny what two people can create together by accident… 4. I love this bedroom designed for Bert and Ernie. 5.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at Rush and Rest
Last week, I read something so alarming: 45 states have adopted new common core educational standards, which drops teaching cursive handwriting and replaces it with typing. Seven of those states are fighting back to keep it in the curriculum but it’s still TBD. WHAT?! Perhaps it’s my love of curly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Rush and Rest
I’ve had an obsession with sloths since middle school. Is that weird? {So, naturally when I saw this video I knew right away that Kristin and I were meant to be BFF’s through our mutual spirit animal}. While I’ve loved the big animal trends over the years…owls…and now foxes…my prediction... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Rush and Rest
ONE // I recently came across The Elements of Happiness – a Harvard study of adult development. Spanning 72 years and following 824 individuals through life, it’s the longest study of mental and physical well-being ever conducted. The online issue covers 10 representative case studies and looks fascinating. I haven’t... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Rush and Rest
Little Ben inherited his mama’s poor circulation and always has cold feet and hands so I’ve been on the prowl for warm socks and booties that will help him stay snuggly warm all winter. it’s actually quite hard to find “real” winter socks and booties for babies that do more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Rush and Rest
{Butterflies, Peony, Birds} 1. 87,000 free, high resolution, printable, vintage photos. 2. My high school friend, Ingrid, is a writer now. How awesome is that? Here’s her latest! 3. Wishing I could hunker down in this cottage for the winter. 4. I LOVE this alphabet poster. 5. I’ve been thinking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Rush and Rest
I’m not really sure how it’s already November. Has it really been seven months since Ben joined us? In some ways, it seems like he’s been around so much longer. Yet, it also seems like time has sped up as I watch him change by the minute and scratch my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Rush and Rest
We had a really wonderful Halloween. This was the first year Sky showed a lot of enthusiasm and excitement and it’s just SO FUN to see him giddy over costumes and candy. He wanted to be a puppy from the first moment I asked him so that’s just what we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Rush and Rest
I’m always intrigued by reports and quizzes that take a deep dive into the world of personality traits; specifically how your birthdate can influence your character, preferences, and outlook on life. We all know that your childhood, environment, and experiences shape you. But isn’t it exciting to wonder if anything... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Rush and Rest
Today I want to introduce you to someone so lovely. Her name is Audra and she is a farm-to-table photographer from my very own backyard in the Snoqualmie Valley. It’s safe to say I have a lot of local pride about my tiny hometown of Carnation and Duvall {I sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Rush and Rest