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i’ve moved. will you join me?

so i did it.

i’m now here at zest. i’ve transferred all posts over. please bookmark me!

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my blog is having a mid-life crisis.

i swear it’s my blog and not me. yes, the big 4-0 is not that far away, but i can’t figure out what to do with this darn blog. i am by no means a regular poster. (“Really?” you’re saying). i just can’t fathom that i have any regular readers so any guilt i have for not posting is short-lived, but my dilemma is often, “what to post?”.

i have a million things swimming in my head. design, fashion, food, adoption, parenting. i envy those blogs that are so FOCUSED. i mean, they know what they are, right? and then…and then… there is the whole blog-naming bit.  when i started life with keiki it was meant to be a blog about our adoption journey, our life with keiki, or kids. keiki seemed fitting since it was different and i have an affinity for all things hawaiian, but then it bugged me. i mean, i don’t even live in hawaii and hardly anyone knows what in the heck “keiki” means. so, shortly after starting said blog, i started keeping a list of blog names. that was over a year ago.

my intent was to jump on over to another blog, but my goodness, how to commit to a blog name? so i never bit the bullet, or got off the pot, or any other cliche you’d like to use. a new year, however, is pushing me to just jump ship from life with keiki.

i also know i want a challenge of some sort, and would like to use a blog to document the challenge. my self-portrait challenge lasted one month. big wow. posting 365 days is just too much to commit to. i know that i want to do a creative challenge of some sort. something with my polaroid? my new holga? sewing? so there i am. a rambling idiot. like i said….having a mid-life crisis. whatever i decide i hope you’ll join me…

i will definitely let you know when and if i move…

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silent night(s).

i’ve been having fun and relaxing since my last post on december 17. obviously. i hope to have some gumption to write tomorrow. i hope your holiday season has been filled with relaxation and love!

xoxo

kris

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small.

 

have you seen the new issue of small magazine?

 

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values.

{image via real simple}

remember i told you to sign up for this class?

if you didn’t i’ll share a little of what i learned to help me focus on what the holidays really mean.

i love this time of year. i love finding the perfect present for someone. i love the lights and decorations, the music, the food, everything that has to do with the holidays. but that doesn’t mean that i don’t get caught up in the materialism, too. this class, among other things that i’ve done lately, helped me to look at what i love about it, so that i could focus more on those things amidst the chaos of doing and buying.

what i value…

Faith

Family

Tradition

Togetherness and Friendship

Wonder

Rest

Food

Giving

Memories

Glow

the next step? incorporating activities that reflect these values. this means making something or doing something. it can little or big. for example, i plan on reading the Christmas story to j. this takes little time but means so much, no?

what do you value this holiday season???

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{bits from} the week.

a few more things i am grateful for…

{a relaxing week off}

{projects completed. thank you again prudent baby!}

{a garden that won’t stop giving. this time it’s bananas…i never, ever thought the tree would really give!}

{baking thanksgiving pies for family. i am grateful that we have food to share with others.}

{a good home. period. but it’s nice to be all decked out for the holidays, too.}

{the means to give presents. and, yes, they are all wrapped and ready to go.}

{my family. i am truly blessed. this is j trimming his own little tree in his room.}

{signing the all-important adoption paperwork. one step closer to being official, people!}

and you…the blogging community. you are generally a quiet bunch, but i know that you’re out there. my sitemeter tells me you are reading from ALL OVER THE WORLD. i am amazed and grateful for you. if you could just say hi sometime this month i would love it!

i hope this holiday season is a joyous, blessed one for you! i’ve been learning a lot recently that has been adding to my appreciation of the season. i’ll share more later…

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{things that} delight me.

there are just too many things in blogland that delight me right now, but here are a few…

{baby animals via unruly things}

{dessert night/recipe swap party idea via tangled and true}

{chore chart by modeco kids via apartment therapy}

{grab bags for those less fortunate-a great teaching tool for our kids-via wide open spaces}

{coulson macleod prints via design sponge}

{and this sneak peek via design sponge}

and, yay!, a new baby for the daddy diaries

good stuff, no?

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