NOT Another Dead Blog

I'll be back

via Pinterest

 That’s right, Painted Lark, is not another dead blog!!!!

I know. It’s been a while. With the ups and downs of our son’s illness (read all about PANDAS here, and I’m not talking about the twins!), I decided to quit EVERYTHING for a while. It was impossible to focus or care about anything else. As he started improving, we wanted to celebrate. So, we spent the summer playing and living as normally and peacefully as possible.

But, now I’m back with a peak of things to come…

Gold Fever

You have it don’t you!?!? If not, you will. I think this has trended for the last year or so but will be EVERYWHERE this fall and lots of it will be the ‘dipped’ look . Check out this:

via Anthropologie

And these:

Metallic Gold Pillow Covers - Gold and White Pillow Covers - Decorative Pillows - Chevron Pillows - Metallic Gold Pillows - Holiday Decor

via Etsy

If you didn’t want something gold before, you do now, right? Well, coming soon is an easy and affordable way to add some glitter to your life.

Gulf Fever

Yes, the kids and I were able to spend a whole month at our beloved second home, Happily Ever After, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I finally finished the DIY chandelier for the house that I started A YEAR AGO! Yep, a year. Guess I had a little too much on my list last year. I also want to share more on how we bought and transformed this house into a vacation rental that we use in the off-season.

Capiz Teaser PL

Little Guy Fever

The ups and downs of life with PANDAS have continued all summer. We have learned so much about PANS, ourselves, living with an invisible illness and a new-ish medical condition  that I think I’ll share a bit on that.

And OMG (yes, I did just type OMG!) I can’t tell you how cool it is to be sitting here with the kids in the tub playing while I write. It feels so deliciously NORMAL!

3 Comments on NOT Another Dead Blog

  1. Beverly
    August 31, 2015 at 7:42 am (2 years ago)

    Ali; so happy to see you back! Loved having your family with us for Macie’s celebration (she would have loved it) We have been to New Orleans this weekend for our 47th anniversary. Love you, Bev

    • Ali
      August 31, 2015 at 7:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Wow! Happy Anniversary.

  2. Beth Bass
    August 31, 2015 at 8:51 am (2 years ago)

    Welcome back! Love you.


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