The Holstee Manifesto

This is so good I want to make my kids recite it every morning with their little hands over their hearts. (found via DesignCrush and The Bedlam of Beefy)


Isn’t that so good?

The Bedlam of Beefy calls this manifesto “Awesomesauce.” Who says that? LOVE IT.

The kids are back in school. Sparks of joy are flying off of my body.

Hadley and I are cheering for Mondo to win on Project Runway. The kid is from Denver! He would have been my favorite anyway though. Hadley sagely said “He is so positive, Mom. And I love all of the color in his designs.”


After the show, she always flits off to design something. Then comes more begging for a sewing machine! And fabric! And a model form! She’s very detailed about material choices too because she wants it to fit lots of different body sizes, not just “skinny models.” (I’m fully gushing. My little rare bird is just so extraordinary.)

However, while raising a creative little girl genius, I am having to make peace with the fact that she is messy. Crazy messy. I mean when A&E starts filming “Child Hoarders: They’re Real, Y’all” she could be on it. I mean when I go into her room sometimes I just have to leave quickly or else panic sets in.

I can’t get my head around it. I like order. I cleaned my room for FUN when I was little. Just for the excitement of having my mom come see. Hadley laughed in my face when I told her that story, by the way.

Her idea of tidy and my idea of tidy are totally different. We’re working on a happy medium. Wish me luck.


Brad | October 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Not only do I say "awesome sauce", but I like to shorten it for those in the know to "sauceome". :)

Sheri Nugent | October 25, 2010 at 11:50 PM

There's no way Mondo won't win. He's genius. He's awesomesauce! Love the word.

Beth | October 26, 2010 at 7:52 AM

love it! Dylan has to have lots of meaningless (or maybe not so meaningless to him) pieces of paper, parts of things and random figures everywhere. Casey will cry and say "mama, will you help me? I just cleaned my room and now it's messy" that's my girl :)

Michelle | October 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I saw these similar posters recently. What a great reminder to have hanging around somewhere!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman | October 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM

LOVE. DOUBLE-LOVE with a side of cake batter ice cream and hot fudge. May repost if that is cool with you?

Emily | October 26, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Please do re-post, m'lady.
So freaking good.