Moving Day!

I want to thank all of you who kindly com­mented on my last post about relo­cating over to WordPress.com. I appre­ciate your feed­back and will­ing­ness to drive across town to visit me. This is my last post on peripheralperceptions.org. I’ve packed up every­thing and am moved in over at my new casa. Starting today, my home base will be back on my orig­inal blog, peripheralperceptions.wordpress.com. Hopefully when you update me in your feeds or re-sign up with let me read more…

Time to pull the trigger?

So, back in May I was having a major blog issues with my hosting com­pany. And I began thinking it might be a good idea to pack up and move back to WordPress.com. With the excep­tion of my blog con­tin­u­ally not showing up in a some feeds, for the most part the issues have been resolved…but, my mind keeps returning to the idea of ditching the self-hosting plat­form. There will be def­i­nite con­ces­sions if I return to my roots over at WordPress.com. let me read more…

Mystery subscription

US cover

It comes every week….and it’s like a train wreck. You simply are com­pelled look. The mag­a­zine, US Weekly, arrives addressed to someone in our home…although there is extremely vocal denial that any such sub­scrip­tion was placed. To our knowl­edge, we’re receiving this mag­a­zine free of charge as no one claims to be paying for it. But it comes anyway…every week. Each week we get to peek into the world of the rich and famous and find out: Who Wore It Best let me read more…

Working from home has its perks

Twix 7 months-perfect 72

tex­ture by Kim Klassen; chase, 100% screen with selec­tive masking She is every­thing that is per­fect wrapped in a tiny bundle. ~Bön Johnstone  I AM working. No really, I am. Seriously, I wrote and designed a pro­mo­tional sheet for a new ser­vice, fin­ished a con­ven­tion email in Constant Contact, revised an client sheet on weblink reporting instruc­tions and answered a whole bunch of emails…much of it while jug­gling a 7 month old on my lap. All before 10am. Then, to reward my efforts after let me read more…

Sweet September Innocence

G&H black and white w-texture72

Textures by Lisa Gordon, Soft Summer and Kim Klassen, Waterfront Collection 18 Look what sweet­ness I found! Two princesses. Innocent? You bet. Sweet? Not so sure about that when it comes to not get­ting their way! But they look very angelic right how, don’t they?! Linking up with Friday Finds I think you’d also like.….Love is in the air­Friday Finds at the pumpkin fes­ti­valHow did we get here?Partly cloudy with a few showers936 opportunities

Peanut through the years

Peanut K 2

I can’t even believe it’s been six years since I took this photo. Yesterday was Peanut’s sixth birthday! We’ve been cel­e­brating her birthday in one form or another since last Thursday. Her Godmom, The Golfer, made the trek from Florida to middle Missouri to see everyone so, of course, we had an per­fect excuse to start early. Last Saturday was the kid party…a ram­bunc­tious time at a local gym­nas­tics gym with twelve extremely high-energy 4–6 year olds. And last night let me read more…

A collage for August

August 2014 collage texture

tex­ture by Kim Klassen; Follow, 100% Soft Light Well, August is on the books now as we rem­i­nisce about summer. The month was full of highs and lows at our casa. With the cooler temps, we didn’t get to the pool as much as we’d like to have. We did spend a lot of time out­side on the patio, but those dog days of summer never really mate­ri­al­ized. The gar­dens have never looked so good in August as let me read more…

August Photo Challenge: Colorful

school supplies

Where does the time go?! Seems like it was just last week when PJ’s August photo chal­lenge was posted. Now, on Sept. 1st, I’m a day late and more than a dollar short. But here we are at the end of summer. August was a very col­orful month, for sure. The pool is always good for a col­orful photo opp. Peanut, Twix and I spent time there when the weather was warm enough! Twix is sit­ting very well. She has a very let me read more…

Cherish Yesterday and Dream Tomorrow

Basket Twix 1 and 6 months

Texture by Kim Klassen; Faved, 50% Multiply Twix is six and a half months old! And I thought it might be fun to com­mem­o­rate that mile­stone with a shot of her in the same basket used when she was just a month old. She was sooo small! Three weeks early, she lived on a bili blanket for what seemed like for­ever to get her jaun­dice levels under con­trol. But, as you can see, she’s thriving…and hit­ting most of her devel­op­mental mile­stones. With Peanut at Kindergarten, it’s let me read more…

Kindergarten milestone

Peanut K 2

Yesterday I shared a photo of Peanut’s first day of kinder­garten. The day began won­der­fully with Peanut get­ting up and dressed all by her­self! Breakfast was eaten, hair was brushed, teeth were brushed (no small accom­plish­ment), lunch packed and we still had time for photos…which I’ll share in a moment. This morning, Peanut decides she already knows every­thing there is to learn in kinder­garten and she doesn’t need to go back. {Sigh} It might be a long semester. But the first day was very let me read more…