I had an awesome weekend. My wonderful husband helped me get a bunch of projects completed around the house (hooks in the mud room for backpacks, custom broom hanger for the laundry room, bookshelf in the kiddo’s room, etc). AND, I have most of my art/pics/whatever hanging on the walls now which really helps me feel [...]
The kiddos had a lot of fun squishing play dough with their cousins last week. I use my mom’s recipe (thanks, Mom!) every time. Beats the store-bought kind by a mile and it super quick and easy to make. I usually half the recipe and make 3-4 colors one right after the other. Give it a [...]
My mom keeps the most beautiful flower gardens. I can remember watering her potted plants on our front porch as a little girl. I always loved that. One thing I love about having my own home is gardening. I’m already making plans for my flower garden next spring in our new house. Designing the beds is [...]
We had cousins come for a visit. They had fun exploring the new house and yard. One morning, we thought it would be good to go for a walk… but, as it turns out, it wasn’t that great of an idea. Even at 9am in August is just too hot. So we came home and made [...]
I am not a swimmer. I don’t like it when my face gets wet. But, as it turns out, I have a lot of fun swimming with my kiddos. I mean, look at that face! He is loving it! This summer has been ridiculously hot down here (and it’s usually hot this time of year anyway). [...]
I really want to hang a world map in my studio. We converted the living room at the front of the house into the studio. I have a big table in there — it’s a gathering place. Good thing I have enough chairs for everyone to be working at the table at the same time.
Anyway, I [...]
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Hi folks. Did you know I have a guitar hero at my house? Cutest one in town, too.
I’m feeling like summer has just whizzed by. It’s August. School starts soon.
To help me deal with it, I made brownies. And added chocolate [...]
Since it’s my birthday month, I want to share with you some of my favorite things.
Today’s favorite: the mountains.
Lucky for me, we got to spend about 3 weeks in the mountains this summer (unusual for us). I grew up in the mountains and so I love any chance to go back and pay a visit. I [...]
As you know, we moved. It was just across town but I’m pretty sure it was the same amount of work it would take to move to China. Why do I have all this stuff? I have 4 pizza cutters! I’m thinking it’s time to simplify…
I’ve been browsing online for some “we’ve moved” cards to send [...]
It’s August and there are a lot of exciting things on our calendar:
My oldest starts kindergarten.
I might actually unpack all the boxes in our house.
Swimming with cousins in our pool.
A trip to visit Chris’ parents.
A visit from my parents (I hope).
And blog post #200.
I feel like celebrating.
I thought about doing a giveaway… but I want [...]