Friday, July 29, 2011

Tid Bits


Dearest Friends,

I can't believe July is almost over. 
I want to thank you once again for making it so special for me. 
Not only did you help me celebrate my 36th birthday but you celebrated our new baby news as well. 
I feel so lucky to have you all in my world. 

I'll be participating in The August Break and I wanted to let you all know about it. 
Instead of regular updates, I'll be posting a photo everyday. 
I'm pretty excited about it. 
The break comes at the perfect time since we are moving and we'll be busy decorating our new home. 
I feel like this photography break will be a fabulous way to document all of the changes that will be happening in our lives this month. 
Maybe you want to join in too. 

Happy Weekend Wishes.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cottage Farewell


Well Friends, our Alabama Cottage no longer looks like a home (packing is in full force) but I thought you may like to see our little country hideaway before we leave it behind in a week. 


Bono Baby is going to miss his sunshine spot on the back deck.


Dan and I will miss sitting on the back porch and watching lightning bugs at night. 
I think that is about all we will miss. 
Well, I'll admit, I am going to miss my garden tub. 

I am so looking forward to decorating and sharing our new place. 
For now, here is the final lookie lou at our Alabama country cottage.
Thank you for sharing it with us. 

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Dear Micaela featured some of my LOVES on her blog today. 
You can check them out here

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fancy Pants


Dear Friends,

I am still around and here's a photo to prove that I have been up and about. 
I took a break from feeling icky and packing and prettied myself up. 
I went to a book club meeting about a book I didn't read just so I could get in some girl time. 
I wore my new red lipstick that my dear friends sent me for my birthday. 
I felt pretty for the first time in 3 months. 

Just so you know, I will not be putting up photo's of anything other than my head for the next 6 months. 
The only good thing about having a baby in Alabama is that very few people will see me like this. 

The packing is coming along fairly well. 
We get the keys to our new house next Monday and we have a week or so to move. 
I'm crossing my fingers that the move goes off without a hitch.
I won't be able to help Dan do much on the "official" moving day and that worries me. 
So sorry I am so boring lately, things will perk up after the move.
I promise.

love love,
Fritzi Marie 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Today I Fell In Love


With these Jitterbug Jane Sandal's from Plasticland
I can't wait to make them mine. 
Do new shoes make you happy too? 

Happy Monday.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crumb Snatcher



Dear Friends,
Just wanted to check in a wish you a happy weekend. 
I've had a rough couple of days. 
Let's just say that pregnancy and I have hit a rough patch. 
We're on the outs. 
I will say this, I am so thankful for a dear sweet little puppy named Bono Baby.
He naps with me. 
He listens to me complain. 
He follows me around to make sure I am okay. 
He goes to the bathroom with me. 
He eats my crumbs. 
I am so in love with him. 

Happy Weekend.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Striped Stockings and Swan Rides


Dearest Friends,

Happy Thursday, dearies. 
I hope you have been enjoying your week. 
I'm up to my ears in a big mess of packing over here. 
Good news is, we drove by our new house (our new favorite thing to do) and they are fixing it up super cute. 
I can't wait to move and get settled and relax. 
Our new front yard has a bird bath. 
I am looking forward to making pine cone bird feeders to hang from the trees.

I love this photo this precious little girl and her whimsical swan carriage. 
Lately I wish I had a swan to shuttle me around. 
I like to think of this photo when I get overwhelmed lately. 
It makes me feel better. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. These are on my wish list because they remind me of high school and I need them. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bono Baby Adventures


Happy Tuesday Wishes, Dear Friends.

This morning, our UPS driver dropped off Sophie la Giraffe for our new baby.
Bono Baby wants at it in a big way. 
I love love love when Bono sticks his tongue out. 
I think it is just about the cutest thing ever.
Our sweet Bono B. hurt himself over the weekend. 
He snagged one of his nails while nesting in a pile of blankies and broke it off at the quick. 
He was out of sorts and so so sad. 
We all were. 
Our amazing vet fixed him up proper and he is once again a happy puppy. 
All of the excitement over announcing the pregnancy is helping us get excited over the new adventure we are facing. 
We weren't expecting to have children so the news was a big surprise. 
I guess I always knew it might happen but still the news took me for a loop. 
Anyhow, thank you for helping us get excited. 
I can't wait to see Bono Baby cuddled up with the baby. 
The cuteness might just be too much for me. 
I am so in LOVE with our Bono Baby. 
I can't imagine what I will be like with a baby.  

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. Sorry about the baby talk.  It's all so new.   

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Weekend Wishes


Dearest Friends,
My birthday week has been so filled with love and I want to thank each one of you for that. 
Thank your for being excited about our new news.
We are finally starting to get excited about it too. 

I received a very special thank you note this week. 
My friend had a fire engine moment and she shared it with me. 
Reading her sparklie note helped me feel good. 
The past couple of months have been not so fun and very un fire engine like. 
It is so easy to get down on ourselves. 
Easy to forget our worth. 
We are all beautiful and smart and fabulous. 
We are all worthy of all the great things this world has to offer. 
It takes a lot of work but we are so capable of doing whatever it is we wish to do.
I believe in us.

I want you all to know that I am cheering you on!
Shouting from the rooftops how amazing all of my friends are. 


Happy Weekend Dearies,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. This inspirational print is from Lisa Babero's sweet Etsy shop.   

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Magic and Stardust


Dear Friends,

I had such a magical birthday yesterday.
I have you all to thank for the magic.
When I was opening up my gifts, there was a very special gift tucked away in a lovely package from a special friend
You see, she sent our new baby it's very first "official" gift.
Yes, dear friends, that is my round about way of telling you that we're expecting a little Baby Kitty/Dan on February 1st of next year.
 

The news is very unexpected and we have been trying to keep it a secret. 
But, we can't do it any longer. 
We are having a baby! 

love and hugs,
Fritzi Marie and Daniel

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birthday Wishes Come True


Dear Friends,

I am officially 36 years old today. 
My impromptu girls party was fabulous.
 

I am so happy that I went ahead and put it together because it really helped me get out of my summer funk.
Plus, it gave me an excuse to eat two of my favorite foods (tomato and mozzarella sandwiches and strawberries).
 

It also gave me a reason to put together Wish goodies bags filled with wishing wands, fortune telling fishies, lucky sparklie nail polish, and fortune cookies.
 

My friend Jill looks amazingly beautiful while making wishes. 


I feel so blessed to have such wonderful, inspiring friends near by. 
I wish you all could have been here with me. 
A birthday is always better with dear friends and family nearby to celebrate with.
 

Even Bono Baby was lovin' the attention and company after and hour or so. 
He is such a ladies man. 

Thank you for making my birthday so special dear friends.
My mailbox has been spoiled and my facebook page is making me so happy. 
I feel very loved. 
hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday Week Dancing Swans


Dearest Friends,

Happy Monday!
I know you are all sick of me talking about it but it's my birthday week and I couldn't be more excited. 
I wish I had an ice swan like Cyd to dance and celebrate with. 
You see, I've been moping around this house for far too long and I am ready to let the sickies and summertime blues go. 
I want to feel like the fire engine that I am again. 
Yesterday was awful and to pull myself out of it I've decided to throw myself an impromptu birthday lunch party for my girlfriends on Wednesday (my big day). 
So, I am busy making plans and cleaning the house today. 
Please come by and celebrate with us. 
I'm planning on wearing my sparklie crown. 

love love,
Fritzi Marie

p.s. My dear friend Felicia made a very special announcement on her blog today. 
Go congratulate her.
hugs.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Happy Weekend Wishes


Dearest Friend,

Happy Weekend Wishes to you. 
We went to the farmers market yesterday and picked up lots of goodies. 
I've been snacking on Santa Claus melon, pickled okra, tomatoes, and toast with muscadine jelly.
I hope you can find a produce stand and pick up some summer goodness while adventuring this weekend.
   
    

We also started packing up our Cd's yesterday and I found my Secret Sisters CD. 
I've been listening to this lovely song and looking forward to our fall camping trip in the Smokey Mountains. 
Did I tell you that we reserved our favorite camping spot next to a river?
We can't wait to take Bono Baby camping again.

Happy Weekend,
Fritzi Marie 

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Time May Change Me...


Sometimes it's the little things that bring the most comfort, don't you think?
Daniel and I love love love to get fortune cookies.
On our honeymoon we drove up the coast from my home in Southern California to his home in Seattle, Washington. 
We stopped in San Francisco and picked up a huge bag of fortune cookies in China Town.
It's just one of our little things.
The cookies are so so but the fortunes are delightful.
Anyhow, we went out for sushi the other night and we both received this matching fortune.
It made us happy.
This makes me happy too.

I've spent most of the past month feeling under the weather and stressing a bit about upcoming change (getting older, moving, etc.) in my life so this fortune meant something special to me.
I love when that happens.

We are getting ready to pack up our cottage and move to a little house that is closer to campus (where Dan works).
Dan says that we don't need to start packing until the day after my birthday next week. 
I know he's right but I'm feeling anxious and feel like I need to get started. 
Instead, I am going to go cuddle with my Bono Baby and enjoy my last week of my 35th year. 
Here's to facing the changes in life gracefully and fortune cookies.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 235th Birthday, America!


Happy 4th of July dear friends.
We've been out seeing the sights in our little town. 
Bono Baby wanted to dress up!


Daniel wore his new customized Vans that he won in a contest.
He is so in LOVE with them.
I'm getting excited about playing with sparklers tonight.


We are busy making a special celebratory 4th of July meal. 
Hot Dogs (tofu dogs for me) with all the fix ins!
We're going to watch Dan's favorite hot dog documentary.
Dan's my little hot dog!


I am so in love with these boys!
I hope you are with your loved ones today. 

Light a sparkler and make a wish. 
always,
Fritzi Marie

Friday, July 01, 2011

July is HERE!

34th Birthday
2009

Dear Friends,

July has offically begun and with it, birthday month is here. 
You see, not only is my birthday this month but so is my Mommy's, my baby sister Buffy's, and my friends Maria, Katy, Amy A., Craig, Julie, Sona, and Amy F.
I'm sure I am forgetting a few of you too. 
I tend to surround myself with Cancer's. 
Anyhow, not only is it a birthday celebration month but it is also the month that my Daddy passed away. 
After many years of this being a sad day, this year, the tenth year since he passed away, is going to be a time to celebrate. 
So here's to you Dear July Babies and you too Daddy.
My top priority for today is to go out and buy sparklers. 
Lots and lots of sparklers. 

Happy Weekend Dear Friends

hugs,
Fritzi Marie