WW #44: Pink and Peace

Hello everyone…Very saddened by the events in Paris but figured that for the sake of consistency I would try to get our Weekly Wrap Up out. More thoughts on Paris at the end of this post.

The big news from our house is that after much reflection, we decided to paint the girls’ room pink. I breastfed and nursed all my babies from this room and you might recognize it from other videos since it doubles as my studio. So stayed tuned for a pink background in future videos.

pink girls bedroom

In keeping with the pink theme, I headed out to dinner with some pink drop earrings! Of course, as is my style, I confessed to the other moms that I had scored these fun pink accessories at a neighborhood store for $8.

pink drop earrings

More pink — and lavender and white – from a luscious store window that caught my eye.

pink window display

The girls were invited to an early “friendsgiving” and insisted on bringing their dolls. Each donned a vest -Annaliese’s was a hand-me-down from my pal Tamela and Marielle’s a gift from Grandma.

girls vests

Hedley went to a dance with GIRLS and we settle on this old, favorite shirt since it’s his most comfortable.


Beckett celebrated his final soccer game with a cupcake and donut lunch!

soccer game

Our hearts are with the people of Paris as they grapple with the horrible events of last Friday. We have so much to do in this world, so much to change and so much to learn. Let us all try to practice kindness and bring peace into others’ lives.

Eiffel Tower

Sending peace and love to your family,

Melissa xo

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  • Klyde Chroma

    I want to have a cupcake and donut soccer game lunch 🙁 Very cool deal with the Amazon gift card give away. Charitable indeed.

  • Sue Barney

    Thank you for all the fantastic giveaways you run for your fans!

    • Thank you so much for reading, Sue! I am happy to be able to giveaway some fun prizes to the awesome CloudMom readers 🙂

      • Sue Barney

        Your welcome!

  • margaretsmith

    I wish for World peace. It’s really sad what’s going on. Love the pink room!

  • shellypeterson

    I love the pink room! A cupcake and donut lunch… yum! 🙂

  • Cynthia C

    The pink room is beautiful. I’m sure the girls are thrilled with it.

  • dglitter

    That store window is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Julie Wood

    The pink room, store window are so pretty. I have pink earrings and love wearing them too! I like how good of a deal you got on your earrings. Also, It is so sad what happened in such a beautiful City of Paris. I pray for all those affected by this tragedy. I pray for World Peace!

    • I love a good deal! Thank you for reading xo

  • Elisabeth

    Love that quote! It doesn’t hurt to love and be kind! 🙂

    • Absolutely! It can only help for us to all try to think this way 🙂

  • Kay Saunders

    That quote is going in my journal right now!! <3

  • Natalie

    How awesome is a cupcake and donut lunch! I wish I could eat that and not gain weight.

    • I wish! That kids metabolism is hard to beat 🙂

  • Theresa Hover

    The events last week in Paris are so sad… We were just there this summer, sitting outside eating at restaurants just like those people. Why is world peace such an elusive thing? Why does this kind of hatred exist?

  • mommyto2girlz

    The world is getting scary. I really wish out kids didn’t have to live with this.

  • Karen DeGraaf

    Ty for the opportunity

  • rosannepm

    I love Mother Theresa and wish more people were like her. We can try and emulate her but with all going on in Paris we have to acknowledge that evil still exists in the world

  • Ty Williams

    I think a lot of the hatred we see in the world begins at home or within our circle of friends. We need to be more loving and compassionate with ourselves and those we love in hopes that they will extend the same love and compassion.

    • I agree! It helps to be kind in our everyday lives xo

  • Susan Smith

    Sounds like a fun week

  • Daniel M

    looks like a good time

  • Matthew Clarkson

    This looks like fun!

  • Laurajj Jacobson

    Oh I love that quote by Mother Teresa! Looks like a fun filled week, I love the color you painted the girls room! Very pretty!

  • Charlene Drake

    Thanks for having this giveaway, it would be great to win.

  • slehan

    Sending peace and love to your family too.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  • Joni Dolniak

    Great pics!

  • AmandaSakovitz

    thanks for the chance!

  • Sharon Braswell

    I love pink, perfect for the girls and you! Beautiful pictures as always! Praying for peace in Parris…<3 Peace and love to you and your family as well… Thank you!!

  • Betsy R Barnes

    I really love that shade of pink you used. Always praying for peace throughout the world.

  • Brandon Sparks

    wow just so cool

  • Richard Hicks

    Bedroom turned out to be nice looking

  • Samantha

    I love the picture to honor Paris. It’s scary to know your family was there and those things can happen at any minute.

  • Thomas Murphy

    thanks for the giveaway!

  • rajee

    love to win it