School Vacation Week

Hey all!  I am back from a little spontaneous vacation with the family.  We kind of do everything spontaneously around these parts.  The kids had off this past week, so we headed south to Florida's Gulf Coast (same place we always go) to soak up a little sun and palm trees and thaw out.  


We hung out with some friends we have down there, 
went fishing...


My youngest was so mad that none of his fish were big enough to keep,
 that he tossed the fish his brother had caught overboard when no one was watching.  
We got back to the docks and found an empty cooler, and had no idea what happened to the fish.  
He later confessed, but OMG I am not looking forward to the rivalry between these two!

Joe was also very excited to find a coconut.
Kept asking me to buy him a ladder all vacation so he could pick some.
Lost interest in them once he realized how hard they were to open.

We also did some water slides, and I even went down the big scary one.
I convinced myself I was getting old & chicken and needed to hit my reset button.
Scary water slides are a great reset button by the way. Feel much younger now.
My husband even jumped on board and did it.

...and we got a Christmas card worthy family shot at the beach.
It was a great week & went way too fast!

So, beside chillin' with my homeboys, I also found some new design love 
while reading mags at the airport.

Love everything about this one by Nam Dang-Mitchell, especially the details on the island:



and these two feel relaxed, more realistic for my life and just about perfect:
(scanner not working, excuse the pics)




I also discovered Tiffany Pratt and all her super cool awesomeness.
She is a highly creative artist & stylist,  founder of Glitter Pie, and has great hair.
Super inspiring, my kind of girl.


and I started reading this book:
...a little slow on the draw, being its been on the Best Seller List for 100 weeks now.
Hey, I don't get that much time for reading in my life.

I will keep you posted, only on chapter 3- but it all makes sense.  
I have been on a "revamping my life mission" for a while now, wanting to refocus my priorities.  
I am in the midst of a 30-something balancing act crisis.
My kids and family have gotten neglected these past 2 years as I have been more business focused, 
so I have been making big changes to fix that.   I won't wax too deeply here, but I have felt something was missing- I always felt that I didn't have any time... always busy, busy.  I needed to make changes.  Things I thought were important at first were really so not,  
and time is all we have so I am trying to make the most of it.  My kids are only going to be little for a short time, and I have to be here, present, now. am I making any sense?
Also my creativity has been in a slump for a while, so I am working on that- along with my neglected saddlebags.  Project Danika underway, should be interesting.

Thanks for the mini vent. 
I hope you all are having a great weekend!
xo Danika












3 comments:

Nancy said...

Sounds like youre on the right track! Best of luck with the revamping, and the slump-we've all been there, and it's good you're catching it early!
xo Nancy
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