Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!!!

   As many of you may know, I just had a birthday! Unfortunately I had a major cold, so I wasn't feeling my best. We did manage to go out for a nice breakfast, visit a greenhouse 
( which feels wonderful in the middle of Winter) and had a nice visit from my dad that night. He brought me to get some much needed soup and came over to play with the girls. Brian made me this sweet little terrarium collection for my kitchen window. I just love it! I have always loved succulents, but now I love them even more. There are also a few african violets and an air plant there as well. I treated myself to a hot stone massage a couple days after my birthday. If you have never had one, it is such an amazing massage. I really need to put massage into our monthly budget, they are so needed and so good for the soul.In honor of my birthday, I will announce a sweet giveaway soon! What do you think of my new window? I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama ) Balancing Baby

 A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter Mandalas

   I got this idea from Gardenmama and I am absolutely in love. This craft is so easy and so fun to do and the result is gorgeous. You simply need two cake pans, some yarn and then whatever decorations for the inside, we used rose petals we had around the house, but you could use birdseed or leaves or other flowers.  We hung them on our front porch. I think we have a new winter tradition. Give it a try while the weather is COLD!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

This Moment (inspired by Soulemama ) First Library Books

    A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rainbow Day-Blog Catch Up Series

On one of our snow days, we woke up and  claimed it to be rainbow day. Oh what fun we had, coloring rainbows, dressing with rainbow colors, finding rainbows around the house and rainbow art of course. What a fun way to deal with all this snow! It was so fun to play with the theme all day. I hope to do this more often.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


   This Funky Mommy has been extremely busy the last week and has not had time to blog. (Plus,my husband took our main computer to our work). I promise to be back this week with major updates including:

1. Rainbow Week
2. Vintage's Chistening Day
3. A Chinese New Year Celebration

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Inspired by Finn Review

      As soon as I noticed Vintage chewing on everything she could get her hands on, I knew it was time for her Amber necklace. They are a must for every teething babe. Violet still wears hers. Not only do they look adorable with them on, but there are many health benefits to wearing amber.Vintage is loving hers! I feel confident in this amazing stone therapy. The necklace Vintage is wearing is called "Multicolored Round" it has several shades of amber. I adore it! If you are not familiar with the health benefits of amber see the info below that I took from the Inspired by Finn website.

Find Inspired by Finn's website HERE and also on Facebook HERE

 Our Baltic Amber jewelry is a unique piece of history…The amber beads are fossils from an ancient forest which existed tens of millions of years ago. 
Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin.
Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.
When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin. 
Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. 
How can baltic amber help us?

Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.
In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.
The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state.
Succinate is a raw material and a catalyst in the Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.

When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic.
Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood ph helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.
Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks.
When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.
While wearing a piece or two of baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you, it has been a proven benefit to many! 

Take 15% off your order from Inspired by Finn by entering discount code SAVE at Checkout.


Welcome to our family blog. Please feel free to comment and/or introduce yourself. Thanks for stopping by.