Whew! Where does the time go?! Days fly past me and as I am laying in bed I remember things I want to blog about, only to have another day fly by so fast. In the last couple of days we have gone to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History where we had the very BEST of times…. seriously, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much!!! We learned about rocks, dinos, evolution, birds, and so much more. We took home a HUGE tote of dinosaur stuff and the girls can’t wait to show their friends their cool dino claws and all that funness.
I also made an EPIC trip to IKEA in Canton, Michigan where I bought a new bed for the littles as well as lots of other fun things. And I am sooo proud to say that for the last two nights Moira has slept in her own BIG GIRL bed, the whole night, without waking up sad in the morning. She was so proud to tell everyone that she is a big girl. This mama is a little sad to have her baby away though, Moira has slept with me since Day 1 and I loved every moment sleeping next to her.
We celebrated Fat Tuesday with a huge King Cake and paczis donuts, lots of fun music, and The Princess and the Frog! The girls loved finding the baby in The King Cake as well as seeing photos from Mardi Gras, all they talked about is what kind of float they would make. =)
Miss Penny is getting so big, yet she is so little. It is hard to believe that it will take 3 years for her to be full grown. She definitely has the personality of her breed and people are constantly shocked at how laid back and friendly she is. I love how she follows us around and is content to be cuddled by Moira, who adores her.
So there you have it, our last couple of days. Despite the unrelenting cold temps, they have been sunny and warm. Now if Spring would catch up with my mood I would be a very happy lady!! =) Cheers!
Ah! One of my favorite things about graphic design!! I seriously can get lost for HOURS in the world of fonts! Lately I have been favoring cleaner, lighter fonts, easily readable and very versatile. I’ve been busy designing party invitations, website, and more so fonts are usually on my mind. Here’s where you can find these lovelies!
1. Bellota 2. Blackout 3. Can’t Write Quickly in Winter
4. Honey Script 5. Giraffe 6. Moon Flower
7. Mathilde 8. Ostrich 9. Party at Gatsby’s
What fonts have you been loving lately?
Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot stress how happy I am that this week is over. What a looooooong friggin’ week! Sigh…. I am in a slightly cranky mood thanks to the weather, my children’s cleaning habits (or lack thereof), and am just over the cold/grey/tundra that is Cleveland OH. So to brighten up the mood here are my Friday Favorite Five!!
1. Fall Flavors Salad!!! Yummo!!! It is spinach, pear, apple, dried cranberries, bacon, diced turkey, topped with poppyseed dressing. Loving it!!
2. My new rugged Ballerina flats by Keen- I am in LOVE with these! Not only are they pretty and comfortable but they are practical for running errands and playing with the girls. You can get yours here!
3. I am loving this color scheme, so fresh and fun. I think it would be perfect in a kitchen or a half bath!
4. This is my new favorite dance song!!!
5. My favorite photo of this week- Miss Penny relaxing on her favorite spot, my bed. She sleeps with me every night and is such a great kitten!
What are your favorites from this week? Are you glad it is almost over?
Most would assume that because I am a dancer I am super skinny and uber health conscious. In some aspects I am healthy but in others this is, unfortunately, not the case. While I lead a very very active lifestyle, I do not have as much discipline when it comes to my eating habits. I am super indulgent when it comes to sweets and kind of graze when I am home. Not good. I can say, however, that we have made some really good changes in the last couple of years toward living a healthier lifestyle like getting rid of pop, ditching the fryer, joining an organic food co-op, and juicing. I am slowly cooking with coconut oil more and more, skipping the processed junk, and trying really hard to curb the fast food. But I know I can do better.
Klint is also trying to get healthier and has been running/lifting at work before he starts his shift. So for his birthday I bought him a Fitbit. It is this cool wristband that you wear 24/7, that records your activity levels, calories, and sleep quality. It connects to your smartphone and computer to make inputting information easier and actually looks cool. Fitbit encourages you to walk more, getting in the 10,000 steps recommended by the American Heart Association, and making healthy choices more of a habit.
Originally I got Klint the Fitbit Flex (shown above) but he missed having a watch on his wrist so he upgraded to the Force and I inherited his Flex, yippee!! I must say that I really like it. Not only is it pretty accurate but it doesn’t bother me to have it on all the time. I like seeing the visual on my phone of my daily water intake (need improvement there), my sleep (awesome!), and my calories (ugh!). I am going to definitely start watching my calories more since I have to put them in!
Anyone else trying to get healthier out there? What are you doing to help yourself along? Any favorite low calorie recipes to share? =)
What’s up friends? Whew, it has been a crazy week here at Casa de Krebs! From more icy temps to adding a new feline to our clowder, this mama is ready for some serious down time.
I am looking forward to our upcoming vacation to Atlanta, GA for one of my best friend’s wedding. The girls are all flower girls and are super excited to travel again. I am looking forward to getting out of the tundra known as Cleveland, OH. We will be also staying in TN for a few days, to try something new. Yay for new adventures!! I know a good chunk of the country has been experiencing these frigid temps, but consistently Alaska is warmer than us… Alaska people! So to try to enjoy the weather Klint and our friend Lance took the girls sledding.
Another fun part of our week was getting to pick up my Valentine’s Day present! Klint has been told countless times about all the cats that I had growing up. Ones that still hold a special place in my heart, cats that has quirks, cats that are better left unmentioned. One of the special guys is a Maine Coon that we had while I was in high school. He was my aunt’s cat so when I went to live with her he became my cat too. His name was Jake and he was one of the biggest, fluffiest, more laid back cat I have ever known. Klint got to meet him and adored him as well. So for Valentine’s Day Klint found a Maine Coon breeder here in Ohio and put a deposit on a lovely little kitten, who would be ready just in time for the special day. Sqwee!!! This is Miss Penny (official name- Cost A Pretty Penny)! She is 10 weeks old and already living up to her breed standard!
Maine Coons are the largest domestic cat breed and the oldest breed in the USA. They are known for their laid back attitude, dog-like social skills, and their gorgeous coats. They like the water, enjoy being outside and can be taught to walk on a harness, and are just awesome cats. I got to meet Penny’s father and he is the BIGGEST cat I have EVER seen in my life! I can’t wait to see how big this “little” girl gets!
I hope everyone else has a great of a Valentine’s Day as I did!!
Today we had our first rehearsal for the Teacher’s Dance for the annual recital. I am pleased to say that not only is the dance cute but I can do it all with relatively little knee pain! Hooray! (I have patella femoral syndrome as well as tendonitis in my IT band) I am excited to show the dance to my students!
Dance is one of those things I don’t talk about as much. You would think that I would because not only is it my career but my passion. But I don’t because it is like a private stash of chocolate. It makes me feel grounded when my life is in turmoil, it makes unpleasant chores fly by, and it is something that is constant and true. I enjoy all forms of dance from the classic ballet to watching a grandma rock out on her porch, from a good routine in a musical to some good old fashioned booty shaking in a club.
These are some of my favorite dancey things: 1. I love this graphic that I found originally on Pinterest. 2. Here are some great stretches for dancers, especially for tight hips! 3. I love these cute flash cards for little ballerinas. 4. Even reading about dance is fun, this one about tap and this one about ballet are my favorites! 5. If you are a fan of So You Think You Can Dance here are 12 routines that are chill worthy. 6. I adore tattoos and love this watercolor one almost as much as the quote one I just got in December.
I also love these toe socks, this adorable 1st position coloring page, this ballet boot camp challenge, these secret Pandora work out stations, and finally this is my ULTIMATE favorite rendition of The Cup Song by Anna Kendrick. LOVE tap dancers, especially of the male variety!
I also follow some dance companies on Instagram and Facebook and am a HUGE Fan of The Dancer Project- she always posts really great things! There you have a little glimpse of some of the dance things that I check out and enjoy, have a good night!!
Well, since I had to buy a new iPhone I am now looking at new cases. I just can’t get over the irony of the demise of my last phone so (for now) Whale Lee will go to the case drawer. I am sure he will float back eventually, but for now my phone is going to get a new look. There are tons of phone cases out there from the glitz and glam to the simpler and sturdy. Because I have iPhone lenses (from Photo Jojo) I need a case that has a wider opening by the camera part, it needs to have personality, and it needs to be affordable. Here are some of the favorite cases that I have found:
- Find Your Dream by Society 6
- The Fault in Our Stars by Aza
- Watercolors by Crafic
- Gatsby Coral by Society 6
- Sugar Skull by Tsevenusa
- Camera by Fab
What kind of case is on your phone? Is it a reflection of your personality or is it more utilitarian?