by Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks on July 15, 2014

June, June, June. The month when we finished up the sewer work we *thought* would resolve our rodent problem (only it didn’t). The month we carved up the living space of one of our neighbors in search of the rodent culprit (we found it). The month when we thought our buzzer system was fixed (it […]



by Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks on July 11, 2014

One of my intentions last month was to take more photos. I originally intended to pull out my camera more; as it turns out, my cell phone takes some pretty amazing photos. It was a pretty dull month, but I wound up with some great photos, largely because I was pushed to think outside the box. […]



by Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks on July 9, 2014

“People make choices” has come up humorously in a bunch of conversations lately. And it’s actually fitting for my post today. (BTW, I’m totally ignoring the fact that I’ve been MIA on my own blog and your blogs, too. Life has been ridiculous lately. Everything from visiting new babies to visiting friends struggling with cancer; crazy […]


Going Home

The one where we travel to St. Louis to visit good friends, take in a ballgame and go to Grant’s Farm.

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Lots of people moan about the terrible twos, only to learn that the threes are a much bigger beast. And I won’t dispute their point. Everything feels so much bigger when kids turn three. The meltdowns are out of this world, big enough to pause life for a few minutes (or hours!). But (and it’s a […]

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Stitch Fix #6

Heard of Stitch Fix, but want to learn more? Read about how this personal styling service works, how much it costs and how you can get started! I have been going back and forth with whether Stitch Fix is a success or not. On the one hand, there have been some big misses. And the same misses […]

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Happy Tuesday, friends! I was all set to share more photos from my photo challenge last week. But, it seems like life keeps getting in the way of life, let alone my ability to blog about life. Makes me a little weepy. But, such is life, I guess. The good news is I’m still finding […]

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The one where I capture a little bit of “today” for my future self.

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Happy Friday, y’all! I’m at a loss for words today, but I still have something to give. Photos. As in, the first five photos of my photo-a-day challenge this month. If you want to hold me accountable, be sure to follow me on Instagram. I’m posting photos daily (well, so far I have posted daily) for […]

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That’s what she said

Overheard from Gavin: I saw SoMi’s bagina! Well, at least he was pointing to the anatomically correct area. And, don’t you dare correct him. It’s one of the few words he doesn’t say correctly – and it’s all the better that he’s talking about vaginas! Overheard from a friend: You know that spiced pecan recipe you gave […]

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“It’s a scorcha out therah!” I said it on more than one occasion this weekend. Compared to the negative digits we suffered through this winter, the low-to-mid-80º days felt downright hot on the skin. There was a outside theme to our weekend plans, though I cannot confirm nor deny whether the weather allowed for outdoor plans or whether […]

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