Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Back to...

So September starts school buses, new shoes and a whole new schedule.  The lazy days of summer quickly fade away with the cooler nights and warmer blankets.  September for me has always kind of been the time of year for new beginnings (it's kind of like my New Year's in a way).  After college, I was a teacher, during the Peace Corps I was a teacher, then there was post graduate and babies and now my very own baby is starting her school days rituals...

So you see I have always kind of been on the 'get organised and back on track in September' cycle.  Over the summer blogging and writing took a back seat because I accidentally forget my computer on an international trip and only recently have gotten it back so I really had a different change of pace this summer filled with lots of books, travel and many, many runs to the park! I loved every minute of my 'non-tech' time but now its time too get organised and figure out where this road is bending.

My organising usually involves simplifying a few things so that's just what I am going to do with my on line blogs.  You can find all my latest blogs here right in one place!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you over at www.kidtory.com

(more pictures on instagram @devine_kelly)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Summer Element #3: Splash Pads


A lot of our summer days are either riding the bikes or pulling the wagon over to one of the splash pads close by.  Last year when I met up with a few friends from the States they were curious as to what a 'splash pad' was.  I like to describe it like uncapping a fire hydrant in the middle of summer but a bit more structured.  Somethings never get old...

Our Finnian can't get enough of the water.

Ella loves the summer!  We are still enjoying our last while of summer sun ~

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A little bit of...

This kind of sums up how my summer is going.  When I stumbled upon this sign down at the islands I couldn't help but laugh a bit.  I came across this and it was a sweet reminder!  Life is a beautiful thing...

p.s.  more instagram picures @devine_kelly

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Best Temporary Ink!

I was travelling down to the States for my sister's bridal shower (which turned out brillant) which rolled into her bachelorette which was truly a super girl's night out.  One of the beautiful bridesmaids brought some temporary tattoo's to adorn our sun kissed limbs with and they were such a big hit!

Tattly Temporary Tattoos is comprised of professionals designers and illustrators and the proof is in the pudding because they were so much fun!  This one was the crowd pleaser and I put this and this one on! They were really a lot of fun that gave an extra element to a girl's night out.  Thanks so much for bringing them Rachel! (Oh and I loved this on the bride-to-be)

Don't you think they look totally real? Which one is your favorite?

ps. they also have a super cute kids line

Tattly from Made by Hand on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Summer Elements: #2 The Ped Egg

Hello lovely summer and the season of pretty sandals.  A few years ago I went to a high end salon back in Ireland and was quite surprised that the beautician used a Ped Egg to smooth out my feet.  Ever since then I have used this infomercial genuis inbetween pedicures to keep my feet smooth and looking pretty.  

Have you ever used one before?

ps. you can find it here

Friday, 22 June 2012

Have a Lovely Weekend...


We're traveling next week so it's a bit of prep for me this weekend.  I'll be catching up on all the things I didn't get a chance to get to just yet. A little birthday cake for Colum on Saturday and I am hoping to visit the strawberry fields at some point.  Time seems to be disappearing for me lately so I am really looking forward to a few days of a lighter load.  Have a really lovely weekend! xo

 a few things...

this song is still...

squirrel flavored ice cream

a dozen ways to serve stone fruit

in case you missed it

Thursday, 21 June 2012

'Call Me Maybe'

I have had this song on the brain ever since I tweeted the video last week.  Jimmy Fallon always seems to get it right and this video made me smile!  I love the 'elementary instruments' The Roots grabbed to chime in with Carly Rae Jepson and Jimmy.  I just may have all of them at our house bar the kazoo but by the end of summer I'm sure one just might make an appearance! (you can watch late night with Jimmy Fallon here ).


ps. this might be the reason I'm having trouble getting it out of my head and the Harvard baseball team

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