1.28.2010

Two years later.....


It's hard to believe that i've been writing

here for two years....
two years this month....
and what started as a blog about my shop happenings..
turned into a daily view on my life..
my family...my home.

It's also hard to believe that we {my family} has lasted

in Illinois for two and a half years.

Bryan grew up in florida...

i grew up in so. cali...

we met in vail, colorado...

married...

moved to the bay area {san fran}...

lived there for 3 years...

had our first baby and named him Mason.

I love san francisco...

i would move back in a heart beat....

but bryan has a job....

so i guess we should stay here.

When mason was 6mo...we packed up

and moved back to colorado...

this time settling outside of denver.

Had another baby when mason was 16mo old..

named her lola.

Eye's were rolled when we named her...

but we had always loved that name...

and stuck to it.

Then people like Kelly Ripa, Denise Richards, Jennie Garth,

and Madonna all called me to see if it would

be ok for them to use that name as well.

We agreed.

We are still awaiting for a handwritten thank you card...

and everyday i check my mail...

my hottie{ mailman} knows i'm waiting.

Lola turned two and i found out there

was going to be another baby.

Who the hell has three babies in less than 4 years...

well....

at least the baby was cute...

and we named him fin.

I really wanted to name him atticus...

after atticus finch...

my favorite book is to kill a mockingbird...

i like to think that fin is short for finch...

but bryan likes to think of fin

after a shark fin.....
{which i'm not going to mention the fact that bryan has a shark tatoo on his ankle}

because he dreams of one day moving back to florida.

I told bryan he can move to florida and i'll move

back to the bay area.

that didn't go over very well.

Anyhoo....

fin was born.....lola was 2.5...mason 4.

I begged my doctor to give me some medication...
ya know...to help cope.
Tom cruise tried to talk me out of it...
but i told him to back off....

i loved my prozac.

Fin turned two and we found out we were moving

to illinois.

moved.

started the blog.

met friends.

met blog friends.

travelled.

travelled with blog friends.

write.

drink skinny vanilla lattes.

write some more.

photography.

shop.

shop for shoes.

shop for more shoes.

exercise.


exercise a lot.

watch the scale not move.

kick the scale.

have a glass {or three} of wine.

shop at anthro.

feels better than prozac.

buy a new canon 50d.

volunteer at kids school.

vow never to home school.

drive a mini van.

love my mini van.

hate my mini van.

put on my {snuggie.}

eat ice cream.

get cozy.

kick the scale.

Are you still reading.....i'm impressed if you got this far...

but totally understand if i lost you an hour ago.

But....

for those of you still here.....

i want to thank you.

thank you for reading ...

thank you for commenting..

thank you for letting me know that my life

is a little crazy...and nutty...

but so completely normal.

Oh...

i suppose a little giveaway is in order.

one lucky reader will recieve all of this:

a $25 starbucks giftcard {get a handfull of your own skinny vanilla lattes}

a $25 target giftcard {get your own snuggie to keep you warm}

a $25 restaurant giftcard {to have dinner..or drinks with a friend}

a $25 movie theater giftcard {because i know how i just love a good flick}

and a one year subsciption to Boho magazine {because it's a fav of mine}
*oh...and here is another giveaway {here}








327 comments:

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michelle said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I just gotta get my blog goin.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Kasey, congrats on two years of writing and thank you for entertaining, moving us, and encouraging us just by simply being you. Blessings!

{better than candy} said...

congratulations on {2} years! time does fly, ive noticed myself! xo.

Carlyn Souza said...

Thanks for keeping it real..Just Love it every last little bit..hugs from Carlyn mom of four girls on the Central Coast of California..Cheers to kicking the scale..

Widge said...

Congrats on two years. i love the stories of naming your kids.

Kristi H. said...

I tend to be a blog lurker and don't leave comments all that often, even when there's a giveaway (what's wrong with me?!), but today I fell compelled to do so.

Kasey, I love your blog. I have watched it evolve and have relished every bit of it. Maybe it's because we have so many things in common and reading about your everyday trials & triumphs makes me feel like such a normal person. All I know is that I'm here everyday to somehow be inspired by you. Thank you for your (almost) daily dose of real life!

Lou Cinda said...

I so love your blog, but I didn't know the history so I read to the very end! loved it!

Great give away!

Lou Cinda :)

BOHO Boutique said...

I just love that when I am having a not so great day you and your fab blog just make me smile and let me know that its all going to be ok..and ditto I had 3 kiddies within 4 years and I loved it..

Jingle said...

Congratulations on two years of fabulousness! You have a beautiful family and that amazing photograph shows you all off so well! It is so perfectly you!

andrea said...

Your blog has become one of my favorites. Congratulations on 2 years!

she dreams big! said...

Kasey - you are such a hoot and I get great joy reading your blog! Thanks for keeping your blog real for 2 years! I hope you keep up entertaining us blog followers for a long, long time!

Morning T said...

OK- yes~ I read all the way through, yes~ you are so much fun and I love reading all about your family, house, adventures etc (and I have a very short attention span) AND yes~ please enter me into your fabulous giveaway- wowee!!
Hugs~ T

cupcake studio said...

Wowza! This is a super-swell giveaway. Always love your posts and that you keep it real.

Kristi said...

I must tell you that I absolutely LOVE your blog. I've just recently discovered you (through a friend) and I really look forward to your posts. I love your style of writing and I especially love the chaos that is your life. My kids are much older but I can totally identify (I hate my mini-van) with you. Congrats on your 2-year mark!
~ColoradoKristi

Pam G said...

Congrats on 2 years!! Love the pic on this post - looks like it was a lot of fun to take.... Pam

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Kasey, Congrats on writing for two years. I just started my blog about a month ago. I really enjoy reading yours. I love your sense of humor. I too live in Illinois...gotta love this weather!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Lola,
I love this photo, so sweete...and romantic. I definitely had no trouble following along to the end, you have the most intriguing style of writing.
Congratulation on two years, wow I'm still new at this but hopefully I'll start to get the feel of it soon like you.
Merci for sharing about your lovely family.
Bon soirée!

Sarah said...

Congrats on two years blogging! And thanks for the great giveaway!

-Sarah

The Little Red Shop said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Kasey! It's been pretty much one year since I found your lovely, goofy blog!

: )

Julie M.

Calamity Anne said...

I just found you a few days ago...and immediately fell in love with your writing style + your music just goes perfectly with your posts. Can't wait to read your next adventure!

Donna said...

That's a lot of living you've been doing!!! Congrats on your sanity! I only recently found your blog, but it has become a daily read! Beautiful photo!!!

fromthepines said...

And I've read every post! thanks for the laughs and "yeah me toos!"

Cheryl

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Your blog is beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to let us all into your lives and for sharing your decorating and fashion and funny stories. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Martha said...

I am laughing so hard my stomach hurts...I'm not kidding...maybe it will get it in shape for my beach vaca in a couple weeks...

I'm so glad you started your blog because you make ME feel normal...because I laugh, relate, and become thankful!

Enjoy your day!

maura said...

Happy two years to you. happy two years to you. Happy two years of blogging, Happy two years to you! I have not been around that long but I am looking forward to the next two!

Miranda said...

I died and went to heaven just reading the giveaway list. Love, love, love this post. Love, love, love your blog. You're incredible.
x

Kristina said...

Glad you started to blog. Love to read your crazy happenings ;)

Abby said...

I just found your blog and enjoyed reading a little about you! I'll definitely come back!

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Love hearing your story of how you got here... of course with your usual injections of humor- so funny!

Keep writing because I'll keep reading!

Kimberly said...

I am not sure how this escaped me, but you and I have kids pretty much the same distance apart. Mine are now 5,4, and 2.5...but my happy pill was Zoloft ;)

Anyway, LOVE reading your blog, you totally crack me up with your sense of humor and I appreciate your honesty.

Cheers,
Kimberly
http://yeptheyareallmine.blogspot.com/

PS, the verification word is thraptic, which after a quick glance looks a lot like therapeutic. Subtle hints, no?

Tattered Goods said...

Well... sign me up my bloggy friend :) Ihope you have a great rest of the week :)

Sheila

Simone said...

I love you Kasey, you are just amazing. Can I tell you, if I haven't already how excited how to meet you in Paris, it is going to be AMA-ZING!!!

Your blog is a great achievement...to you...your life...your life....your family...fabulous.

I loved this post and finding out even more about you :) xoxo

paperdoll said...

You make me laugh and I love your music! And your kids' names. And your shoes.

Lara said...

Congratulations on 2 years! Thanks to you, I found and fell in love with Cottage White :) You make me laugh almost every day and I can't wait to see what the next 2 years brings!

Amy H. said...

Much Loves! So glad I stumbled upon you sometime back!

Amy
amyholgersen@hotmail.com
www.buggieandjellybean.blogspot.com

dedeetsyshop said...

What a fabulous two years it has been! I love your blog and your writing! You make me laugh!

http://www.dedeetsyshop.etsy.com

http://www.deannablogs.blogspot.com

Petie said...

Love your blog. Your writing, your photography, etc. So glad I stumbles upon it. Check it everyday. Is this how we enter the giveaway? I wasn't sure.
Petie

Barbara N said...

I just started reading your lovley blog a couple months ago. Love your style I live in the Bay Area San Jose & work in South SF yes it's a wonderful place, my dream is also to go Paris in four years thats when I turn 50 wow. So i can't wait to see your pictures of your trip. Happy two years!
Barbara

paige said...

did i know the san fran fun fact?
cuz
i wanted to move there too
damn
we coulda been neighbors after all

gregg & i went there on our honeymoon....& sonoma too
could live there too

so glad you you became a blogger 2 years ago
& i became your friend somewhere in there


& i'm hanging out on your blog for an excessive amount of time & listening to your playlist]
cuz
my lolab cd
has 8 zillion skips in it
&%#*)_?@

Tracey said...

Yes that BOHO mag is cool! Happy 2yrs of writing and entertaining us my friend!!! Very nice giveaway :)

Dreaming of Paris today...thinking you are right...might change our tickets to come back Wed (6 1/2 days still won't be enough)...I just won't tell my folks until we leave that they are watching them an extra day :)

:) T

mandiegirl said...

Congrats on 2 years, friend! ;) I get the biggest kick out of your blog and am SO glad i found it! It's definitely a bright spot in my day!

Kiera said...

I LOVE To Kill a Mockingbird, read it in 7th grade because my sister paid me to do her high school book report and have been in love with the book ever since...
I really enjoy your blog, I've been blogging for 2 months now and can't wait to reach 2 years...I was thinking your "2 years" blog title meant there was going to be another babe on the way...

songofsongs214 said...

Congrats ... on it all ... marriage, motherhood, moves ( I miss the Bay Area too!), and the myriad miscellaneous moments that make you YOU! (Seriously, it just ran through my head like that.) You always put a smile on my face and I frequently laugh out loud reading your blog even when no one else is in the room! Thanks. And I love your style!

mishebe said...

i love the way u write. And I love the name Lola... Mishelle

Julie Harward said...

Wow...that was cool. I love the way you write, I hang on every word and 2 years of it..amazing! I loved hearing about your life..I laughed because I would never want to home school either, but then I had 8, so now you know why! I think you are an awesome wife and mother and person...thanks for sharing. Come say hi :D

Cathi said...

Wow....what a generous giveaway! Count me in, pretty please! Hey, I am a Bay Area girl now living in The Vally of San Fernando, SoCal...small world! :) Fabulous post and absolutely gorgeous photo of your family - love it! xxoo

Jboo said...

Congrats on your two years blogging! Wish I had found you even earlier, but so glad I finally did. You are a breath of fresh air -- probably cold air since it's January and you're in Illinois! What a great giveaway --throw my name in the hat please! My daughter i thinking of naming her puppy Lola or Lulu when she gets one in June -- hope that is ok!

Janet

Krys said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I love your place - the pictures, style and fashion. It's a joy to read about real life and honesty - I still think back to your TJ story and giggle!

laura said...

I love how beautiful and yet down-to earth your blog is!

Rachel said...

Hey I grew up in So. CA and now I live in Denver! Thank you for doing what you do. Your writings get me through the day...I read them at work. Ssshhh!

Hopeful Homemaker said...

You have such a lovely blog. And if it makes you feel any better, I've had 3 kids in less than four years more than once! (8 in 12 years) Thanks for your thoughts and your beautiful pictures.

Billie said...

Kasey...I heart your blog and your realness (is that a word?!?!?...it is now :) Thanks for sharing such a lovely giveaway.

ann said...

...that is one of the best blog posts i have ever read! i am roflol! i am going to go back and read it again as i am afraid i missed something! ann

Jill said...

you.are.awesome....i consider myself a lucky girl to have gotten to know you in real life. You are one in a million, and a true friend. So when are you coming north so we can go get a latte, go out to dinner, see a flick, and shop at Anthro????

Jill

Jill said...

Holy crap, that's a big giveaway!
Sign me up!
PS I love me a little Lola B every day!
-Jill

Loui said...

Kasey..
I live in Denver, am a native Floridian..spent time in California..
planning to return to Florida NEXT year..
enter me and let me win your giveaway!!!
ps..
Congrats!
love your post!!
warm hugs, laughing smiles..
Loui♥

adrienne said...

Congrats Kasey! Two years...sometimes that seams like a long time... sometimes..not so much. It's so cold today. I'm sure you're not that into cold. Hope you bought yourself a vanilla latte today to celebrate your blog and as a gift for continuing to endure this cold Chicago winter!

adrienne said...

Congrats Kasey! Two years...sometimes that seams like a long time... sometimes..not so much. It's so cold today. I'm sure you're not that into cold. Hope you bought yourself a vanilla latte today to celebrate your blog and as a gift for continuing to endure this cold Chicago winter!

Stacy said...

Kasey,

De-lurking to say I love stopping by your blog...you make me laugh. Love the Tom Cruise comment...almost spit my coffee out!

Anyhow, happy 2 year blogging anniversary. Best wishes for many more!

Stacy

Beth said...

WOW! that is one killa giveaway, sweets! congrats on the two years!
and I am so glad I 'stumbled' across your blog. You inspire me daily with your images and words. :D

Valerie said...

Happy Blogaversary! I always get a kick outta your posts. :) And hello, awesome giveaway! I sure wouldn't mind winning that loot...:)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

you are incredible.

I suppose you know that when I started blogging almost a year ago - that you immediately influenced my life. You artfully and gracefully know how to add humor and wit to your blog while showing off your crazy-amazing style.

I'm not saying all this because of your giveaway, but because I'm so grateful that you entered my life. I don't quite remember how it happened but it did.

And I love calling you a friend. And I know it isn't an accident.

Big hugs to you on your 2 year anniversary - so exciting!!

Can't wait to hug you in person - are you Farm-Chicks'ing this year?

xoxo

Beth Gales said...

Wow--congrats on all those achievements....I had three kids in 4 years, waited 6 and had one more. The years go so fast, now only one is home and I am so happy he is!

a little bit vintage said...

Kasey...congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary! :) Thanks for making me laugh!

Great giveaway, BTW....you can count me in!

Smiles,
Rachel

Scott and Rebekah said...

I loved reading your chronicle of the past few years! You have such an interesting way of putting a comical spin on your daily life!

Great giveaway!!!!

Frenchy chick said...

Sign me up for give away and let's be blog friends!!!
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

Our Family said...

Thank you VERY much for two fabulous years of keeping it real, inspiring, hilarious and oh, SO stylish! I enjoy your blog very much. And thank you for another FAB giveaway!

Heather said...

You are a treasure and a joy! Thank you!

emily said...

You are so clever with your words. Thanks for being real and inspiring in your own way. Here's to many more years of blogging.

Lisa said...

LOVE YOU, LOVE YOUR BLOG, LOVE THE PICTURE !!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

Christy B said...

I'm a fairly new reader of yours...I enjoy your writing and pics a lot! Keep it up!

Dragonlady said...

Congrats on 2 years blogging, i have a blog but just can't seem tp blog consitently....sighhhhhh....

I so enjoy reading your blog and love your stories like this one today...

Hugs
Brenda

Hill said...

I love this post! So honest that I don't know a woman that can't relate in some form or another. You didn't lose me!

Congratulations on a milestone! Keep blogging, I know I'll keep reading :)

wildwesthome said...

Congratulations - 2 years is quite the milestone!!

~vee

CharityMay said...

hmmm, kick the scale...
i think it's honestly hilarious phrases like that, that keep me reading your blog.
thanks for sharing your nutty life, making the rest of us feel normal too.
happy anniversary!

Andee said...

I just found your blog, and I love it. Congratulations!

slinny said...

this post made me laugh! congrats on two years of posting! i looked into moving to denver about a year ago. such a great town! it's not any warmer than pittsburgh, that was the only flaw! i'm freezing cold and need to pick a warm climate!

sarah
www.pittsburgh-odds-and-sods.blogspot.com

b.ellen said...

Congrats!! Its been great following along.

btw try 3 babies in 3 years .... loads of crazy life but fun... I'm still standing...for now (:

FUN FUN Giveaway
blessings, barbara

Kelly K. said...

Congrats on two years! That's great!
In the few months since I've found your blog, I really enjoy reading it! Keep it up!

Michele said...

congratulations! I just love your blog!

Lora said...

Happy 2 Years! What a rockin' giveaway!

I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog a few months back. What an inspiring and amazing blog you have :) So glad you've decided to share your journey with us!

ozma of odds said...

...wait...I'm still laughing and I can't see the keyboard!...and I'm not sure when or where or why I started reading your blog, but ~ I'm ever so glad I did...your everyday life stories bring a smile to my face, ~ your pictures inspire me and your wicked sense of humour, well, humours me! Thank You! xo, Rosemary

malhgold said...

Love reading your blog. It's refreshing to hear someone be so completely honest about what they're thinking and feeling. Would love the giveaway!

thedeinesfamily said...

The family photos turned out so cute. Congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary. I still love reading it!

Kasey

Beth said...

Wow what a great giveaway..congrats on ur 2 yr anniversary. Thanks for the post you shared yesterday. It was great!
reading44654@yahoo.com

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Congratulations my dearie on 2 years!!!! Bloggy friends are the best! So glad we met this way!! Here's to many more years of Lola B's!

Maria said...

If I ever have a boy I want to name him Atticus too- I wouldn't let people call him Atti- and would dress him in a shirt and tie all of the time :) not sure if my husband will go for this though, lol.

congrats on your 2 year anniversary! :)

Shelby said...

congrats on 2 years! Your posts are always so inspiring and fun to read! keep them coming! :) and thanks for the giveaway!!!

Danny & Desirae Sommers said...

When I stumbled across your blog, I knew I would never be able to stop reading... I showed my husband how fun and interesting your blog is and he said "Wow she could be you" I find that to be a compliment. You have inspired me. Thanks

SusanD said...

Congrats on two years. Illinois? Me too! Enjoyed the read...and the smile. Blessings, SusanD

Melaine Thompson said...

It's just a matter of time before I win Kasey! Thanks for all your posts! YOu make me laugh everyday! Melaine

brockey said...

What;s not to like ..... reading your humorous stories and a awesome giveaway :-)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday - I could read your rambling every day!

Kristin said...

hilarious! congratulations on your two year anniversary! i'm so glad that i discovered your blog, and that you can share all the craziness of your life...it makes me feel so much better knowing i'm not the only one turning to wine and shoes to get through this crazy adventure of motherhood!! ;0)

Salt and Sentiment said...

Thanks for blogging!
The giveaway isnt neccessary, but I'd take it. :)

LMac said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I just love your blog! And thank you for yesterdays post. My family has recently found ourselves in a similar situation and it just fills my heart with so much emotion. Happy Weekend! Lara

m said...

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't check your blog! I just love your style! malissa (mbg73@insightbb.com)

The Feathered Nest said...

Kasey, you are WONDERFUL!! I don't comment often but so love reading your blog!! Your charming, witty and oh-so-real that your lovable!!! Wishing you many more blog posts to come for us to enjoy ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Petit Coterie said...

Kasey, Happy Two Years! I love your blog, it always gives me a good laugh. Have a glass of wine for me, maybe make it 3 glasses.

xx, Michelle

Anonymous said...

Yee-haw! Kick the scale and pass the bowl of ice cream!

Texas Girl

Lucy said...

Love your blog posts...thanks for making me feel more normal :)

camcarly said...

Kasey,
The beauty here is that you are changing the world. The sad part is until now I have not gotten on line to say so. The music from your blog plays in my head in the morning. It is one of the very best part of some of my days to read what is happening with you.
You have made a difference in many womens lives. HEY look at all the comments. WHo has 60 100 friends that listen in a lifetime, let alone every day.
A is lucky to share your family even if it is for a day.Jule

rugcottage@blogspot.com said...

Love Your Spirit.

Thanks for your blog. It's so inspirational to me.

I'm a new blogger, Mother of 4, Shop owner and Midwest surviver... Luckily I just got back from a quick visit to 80 degrees temps for my sanity.

Keep Warm,
Nancy

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

You are definitely funny normal, Kasey!

The Hardwick's said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I love your blog!

The G Fam said...

I am hitting my two year Blogger anniversary this next week!!! I love your blog, think it is SOO charming and a true must read (I have you linked on my blog, so that others can see read your marvelousness, which is totally not a word, I realize!) But happy birthday to your blog (or happy anniversary?) and please, please, keep on blogging! Reading your posts are so inspiring and so much fun! You bring a smile to many faces!!!
*Just a note here, I LOVE Starbucks (although only get enjoy the non-caffeinated variety) and adore Target even more! I love to eat out (not a common treat with work, school, and an 11 month old) and have never read Boho, but after clicking on the link, would love, love, love to do so!
If you would like to read more about us, (because seriously we do have quite the tale) and if you have a minute and maybe even a box of tissues (I sometimes can make people cry, and really I do not mean to), you will see why I would really appreciate winning this. But if not, than just keep on inspiring so many!

Time for Treasures said...

What a great giveaway and awesome blog. Please keep it up its so refreshing that you are so real and honest with your writings.

Amy said...

Kasey - Congratulations on 2 years! You have an amazing sense of style and wit and I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing as you do! Take care.

Emily@notionsonnesting.com said...

I've enjoyed reading! Congratulations on two years!

Kacey said...

...and you make everyone's day just a little bit brighter! Happy 2 years!

jociegal said...

Congrats on 2 years! I really liked this post. And, Fin is one of my all time favorite boy names ever. I love it so much. In fact, you did really well with the name choices, I think. Have a great day!

Pearls and Grace said...

What a beautiful space you have created here in blog land! Love to visit you and love your sense of style! Congratulations on your two year milestone and here's to many, many more!

What an amazing giveaway! Wow!

Big Hug,

Sibi

RACHELLE said...

THE LONGER YOUR POSTS THE BETTER! THEY END FAR TOO SOON SOMETIMES!

you are a fun gal!

congrats on 2 years!

KEEP GOING!

SHELL

Chris and Kat said...

Love your blog, even though I only found it this year! And absolutely am in agreement with kicking the scale. Maybe I need to head to anthro, or get some prozac. It would have to be better than working out, right?
Katherine

Chelsea said...

Congratulations on your two year blogging anniversary! And thank you for giving away such wonderful things!

Jo said...

IM IN FOR YOUR GREAT GIVEAWAY!!!



thank you!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Yay Kasey! WTG on 2 years blogging! Great goodies, too! You are one of those really generous bloggers!

Steviem said...

A big congrats on your 2 year anniversary. You are a true inspiration :)
-Stephanie J.

MMW said...

I've been following you FOREVER. And I feel like we're already friends. Happy Happy 2 years...and here's to many many more.
xoxo MMW

Katie said...

I love reading your blog. My husband and I just got married a month ago, and we are having a blast! We'd love a couple of dates and a Target giftcard. And inspiration for our home and lives. :)

Thank you!
Katie

Bonnie said...

Happy two year anniversary!! Doing a happy dance for you. :)

I can't describe to you what a joy it is to always read your blog. I look forward to it! Thank you so much for always finding a way to make my day a little brighter. :)

Best wishes and cheers to many more crazy and wonderful years to come!

Erin said...

I truely enjoy reading your blog and admiring your lovely pictures. Thank you.

Scrapamum said...

Happy 2 Years! I love your blog, I love the photos, the music and of course your quirky style!

Vintage Junky said...

Congrats on the 2 year anniversary... your blog is one of those that I always check first... which is odd for me since i normally save the best (or my favorites) for last :)

Michelle

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Kasey,
I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago and absolutely adore it because it's so real. I love hearing about your family and life and it helps me put things into perspective with my two little ones! I'm from Southern California as well and just move to Central California, about two hours from San Francisco. This was one of the big reasons that helped sway me to move,(I would be close to San Fran!) I love San Francisco. It just has a feeling, you know?! I can't explain it but when I'm there, I feel home. Congratulations on your two years. I'm only on my 3rd month with my blog and 3 weeks with my 2nd one, and I am finding it extremely hard to find followers! How did you do it? Anyway have a great day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Kelly said...

Happy 2 years of Blogging...Love your blog....

Kelly

Alicia said...

I read the whole thing! Congratulations on 2 years. It always makes me smile when I visit.
Cheers! -A.

mimi charmante said...

Okay, you know how much I need to win this - really. really really. I even read all of your rambling - that should count for something!!!
If you pick me, I promise to let you choose your side of the bed in france....
xx

Carmen said...

Oh LolaB - this new subscriber hearts you. Facing a potential cross-country move too. Faith gets me through the madness that is this life. But, my choice of poison is the seasonal pumpkin spice latte - perhaps the best thing about cool weather. Best, your FRESHblog friend in the mountains of Canada;)

Brandie said...

Congratulations!!!!! It has been so fun getting to know you though the years. I can't wait to see what is to come!

xoxo

Chas said...

I always enjoy visiting your place...thank you for sharing your uplifting, funny, inspiring, and "normal" life happenings with us all. Love to listen to your music playlist...it is often found playing in the background as I stumble along through blogland. Congrats on two years.
Blessings to you!

carmenleigh said...

Happy 2 Year Anniversary!

Your blog is a daily joy! I love that there is someone crazy like me out in the world, makes me feel normal. So thank you!

BTW I have to thank you for the cranberry bliss bar recipe! WOW, super yummy! I am so NOT a baker, and even I can't mess up that recipe! I did adjust the recipe with less ginger (really not a ginger girl) and added vanilla to the batter, yum!

Anyways, congrats! You are an inspiration to crazy, artsy, disorganized moms everywhere!

Cathy said...

A very generous giveaway! I always enjoy taking a break & visiting your blog! :)

2Belles2Beaux4me said...

Have I told you lately that I love you?? You are definately a girl after my own heart. Loved every hour of this post! Thanks for writing. It's my entertainment!

Dandy said...

Ha, I love that post :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for inspiring us these past few years! And I'm sure I've lost a few pounds just laughing hysterically at some of your posts...love the way you write...keep up the great work!

Miracle in the Making said...

Happy 2 years!!

Mollie said...

Happy two years! I love reading your blog, it makes me smile every day. :)

Kristin said...

I love reading your blog, love that you keep it real and love that you love wine :) Now that I know you were from s cal, I wonder which part, san diego maybe?
Congrat's on 2 years!!
Kristin

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Kasey~ Wow! What an amazing Giveaway.Count me in........ So many comments why because we missed you.........o.k and because of your great Giveaway.Chow 4 Now~Kim

luckygirlgifts said...

Happy Anniversary.
Thank you for letting me into your life and making me feel so much less isolated.
It truly means the world to me.
Have a fabulous weekend,
and here's to 20 more years.
Cari B.

DustyLu Interiors said...

amazing no words..you took them all in this beautiful post...lulu

Pam said...

Kasey, your blog itself is enough of a gift for me, but, of course I wouldn't say no to the wonderful giveaway!! Congrats on keeping this going fore 2 years-hope it is many more!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

I Absolutely LOVE Your Bog ~ Love the way you just tell it as it is.... Most Unique I Read~ Congrats on 2 Years.... Keep it up girl
cheryl

Beverly said...

Congrats on the two years! love your blog and your adventures. would love to win!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations from So Cal. I didn't realize you started out here! Your blog has been my pleasure whenever I have just an extra minute to myself. You entertain and let us into your life. Thank you Thank you Thank you! Your kids might just have my three favorite names...besides my daughter Landyn of course :) Thanks for all the laughs and inspiration Kasey!

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Congratulations for your 2 years!Ive only been reading blogs for 1 year but thank you for entertaining me and inspiring me. Your photography is beautiful.

Mand said...

Congratulations on 2 fabulous years! Your blog is such a fun escape for me. My 2 kids are tugging on my pant legs as I type this. Thank you for being so cool, so real, so normal.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

2 years, Wow! I just started my blog last month and loving it. Hey, I sure enjoy your blog . . it really gives me a lift everyday, way too much fun to read, it makes me feel young again. Have a great Thursday!

Jemm said...

Woohoo! Hope it's my lucky day :) Happy 2 years Kasey.

Jessica Haley said...

Isn't that funny, about blog friends. Since I have started my business, I have a whole new group of friends--and some of them I know pretty well--that I have only met online.

great post!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Many happy returns to you, transplanted Midwestern girl. I'm happy to have you one state away.

judy # Watkins said...

Kasey, you crack me up. We would have so much fun if you moved back to Cali. Anyhoo...you are an example of perseverance. Next time on your travels to CA, please get a hold of me. Blessings!

karlene said...

you are always entertaining. pick me?

Paul, Lauren, Witt, and Nash said...

Hi Kasey,
I just recently found your blog and have really enjoyed reading your posts. Thank you for "telling it like it is"-refreshing and funny! I've always said that if having kids doesn't humble a person, NOTHING will! Great post today. Stream of consciousness is all I "do" right now w/ a 2.5 y.o. and 5 m.o. who find sleep a total bore, I am incapable of anything more. Be still my heart...Target and Starbucks??

Peace,
Lauren

ashleyg said...

Great job on the blog! And I love the name Lola!

Sami said...

I adore your blog. Happy blogversary!

truly blessed said...

Congrats Kasey!!! I could read your ramblings every day of the week. I'm glad you're in blogland. (After a day like today, I just may vow never to homeschool...again). It's nice to unwind and come read about your day and see all your lovely anthropolo-chicness and beautiful photos. Cheers to 2 years, sweet Kasey and hopefully many more. x

Amy Kelly said...

Congratulations on 2 wonderful years of blogging! You are a true inspiration. Thanks so much for letting us peak into your beautiful world.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found you..love reading everyday!!!

carmela
hersh4@epix.net

Jacque said...

I've enjoyed every minute I have spent and every word I have read. Thank you for making me laugh, think and even sometimes cry!~Jacque

Susan said...

I can't imagine blogland without you and your wonderful posts. Keep them coming!

Shelley in SC said...

Oooh, what an amazingly fun giveaway! and thanks for the introduction to Boho Magazine. Looks fun! Love your blog and your free spirit!

Anonymous said...

Kasey,
You have one of the best blogs.... funny, unique and so very... REAL! I love it and always look forward to it! Congrats on 2 years!

Deb
rdluedeke@nc.rr.com

Suzann said...

Happy Blog-a-versary! I'm happy you started blogging - I enjoy your blog.
What a fantastic give-away. I'll have to check out that BOHO magazine.

Mikal said...

Wow, congrats on 2 years! I found you a couple months ago, and I think you're good medicine for all of us!

Thanks for making me smile!

Mikal

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Mmmmm....Kasey, you forgot 'Travel to Spokane to the Farm Chicks show and fall madly in love with a piano bar' ;0) {Well, you LOOKED in love with it in Kim's photo!}

I didn't know you were a SoCal girl, too! No wonder I love reading your blog... honest, funny, frank, girly, momish, and fun. and generous. Yup. My kinda' girl. Blessings!

Deb @ Retreat

hspruitt said...

Wow - I love reading your blog - it is so unique and different!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

gabrielle said...

WOhoo 2 years! Very generous giveaway!

Kiki B said...

The music you choose is beautiful. Thank you for blogging!

Preppy Mama said...

Kasey you are amazing! I love reading your thoughts each and every day. You are inspiring and comforting. Thank you for keeping me going each day!
xoxo

Gypsy Fish said...

Awesome recap on the last 2 years...sitting here in my snuggie, eating ice cream..plan on kicking the scale tomorrow...thanks for all the inspiration!
Beth

Kristen said...

I thought that was just hilarious. It's always funny to think of your life step by step.

Please enter me in your giveaway.


Kristen Smith
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Tami said...

Of course I made it all the way through...your posts are always so interesting and full of great witty banter that puts a smile on my face.

Congrats on two years!!

alisa logue said...

Loved reading your memoir of sorts! Happy anniversary! -Alisa

Lori said...

Holy crap Kasey ~ that's a LOT of giveaways.... You know I don't care if I win so you don't even have to enter my name in the draw. I love reading you ~ you never cease to put a smile on my face. So congrats on the 2 yr mark ~ and for staying in IL that long!

this blessed nest said...

as a new reader to your blog...i just hate that i have missed 2 years of your post's & fun fashion photos sessions. i love it all.
i got so tickled with the card playing in the snow - i became a fan right then!!!!

Seleena Lanza said...

From one fox river valley girl to another, thanks for taking the time to share and connect. I'm a relatively new follower, but I look forward to reading your posts and seeing your beautiful pictures of family and friends. Continued success to you - maybe we'll bump into each other one day at the Geneva Anthro!

Seleena xo

(ps -sorry if this posts twice, I'm a little new to this whole thing and can't quite seem to get this to work!)

Anonymous said...

Love the names of your kids! I enjoy reading your blog. We love visiting St. Charles.


Dawn the1869farm(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Wow, what a giveaway!
Congrats on your two years.
~Amy

Simply Me Art said...

WooooHooooo, Happy Two! Wow...Time Flies... I know Ive been yacking my mouth form almost 3 years now..Congratulations, Im very Excited for you and how your Blog has Grown and become such a Fun place to visit. xo, Here's to many more years, Jamie

The Flying Bee said...

Happy Blogiversary!

You're the best. :)

xo,
Adrienne

***LIZ*** said...

Love your blog! Congrats on 2 years!

mommara said...

Congrats on two years! That is amazing. I love to read and that picture is precious.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love ya girl...but you already know that ;)

RUNSTANDSTILL said...

Hi! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway - would love to win!

P.S. Love the name Fin and "To Kill a Mockingbird" ;)

Trina said...

love your blog, pick me, pick me!!

Elizabeth said...

Happy two year anniversary!
Recently found your blog just
love it!

tHe DoDd FaMiLy said...

what a great giveway!! i love reading your blog i can not believe you have been doing it for 2 years. i love the name lola i may have to take that for myself i will writ you a thank you though!!!
thanks for you posts they cheer me up

Pony Girl said...

You are so darling! ;)
Congrats, congrats, congrats on the anniversary! Blogging is such a wonderful journey!
p.s. I love Jennie Garth's kid's names, Luca Bella is another one!

Erin said...

I love reading your blog! Wish we were neighbors...in the bay area...i was just there over the weekend...I miss it...we lived there for a few years before we had children. congrats on 2 years of blogging kasey!

gIoSmAmA said...

I LOVE your blog. Here is many many more years of blog postings for all of us to read. You're truly one of the best out there.

pam said...

I love the style in which you write your blog. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance.

a.love said...

I can't imagine you NOT having a blog. The friend i've found in you is truly cherished. You have no idea. As I fell asleep last night, I told Christan, "Listen what Kasey said after I told her I was fine." He said, "I don't have anyone like that." I do. I'm lucky. I'm so thankful we met in blog land and fell in friendship love ;) (too far? hope not!)

Florence said...

I love your blog, because you are real and says whats in your heart. Two years wow. I just started a year ago and I love it, I have always been a journal writer so it comes natural for me. Have a great weekend. Florence

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Wishing you (well, me and the rest of your readers) many more to come. I usually sneak by for inspiration and usually get a laugh or too :) as my hubby rolls his eyes. Nobody rolled their eyes at the bliss bars, mind you! Ha! Thanks for the inspiration! ~ MAE in NH

Kim said...

OK, you have me beat by just a bit on how close the kids are together but I added a number 4. I can tell you the payoff is when those babies of yours have babies of their own...pure bliss!

Shannon said...

Thank you for sharing your life with us. I look forward to your wonderful posts and beautiful pictures. You are so real and honest it is nice to know that sometimes someone else is thinking the same thing.

Cela said...

Congrats on two years and loved taking a peek at your life.

Gail said...

Your stories are inspirational. funny. silly. thoughtful. and I hope you never stop blogging. And also...very generous giveaway. I'm excited!

-Gail

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