Happy News


Back in August we sold our home, in September we found a home, in October we said goodbye to our well-loved home and moved into our new favorite place. And since then we’ve been catching up on the chaos, stumbling over boxes and laundry, ignoring dust bunnies, and trying to find our new normal. News flash,… 

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12 Easy Organizing Tips for the New Year

12 easy organizing tips!

With the new year approaching, most of us are looking to be a better version of ourselves. And for many of us, we are also looking to be more organized. Here are 12 easy organizing tips for the new year and the last… well, it might just change your life. :) 1) Sort through the… 

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We’ve Been Blessed

  His Story: Contractions started around 5 am on Sunday, about 10 minutes apart. They continued throughout the day, but slowed down at times. We took care of some things around the house, played with Lily, and took it easy. My parents came over halfway through the Hawks game in case I needed to go in during the night, and they could watch Lily. It seemed like after they got to our … [Read More...]

It’s almost time…

  Thanks for all of your love and sweet comments on the last two posts, and welcome to my new followers (be patient with me, I can’t wait to visit your blogs, meet you, and come follow you back)! Looks like our little man is getting ready to make his appearance sometime soon and I’ve finally started to feel some contractions (10 min apart). I feel good. My house is clean, my laundry is … [Read More...]

Flashback Friday –Jamaica

Yes, I am writing this post at 3:21am. I can’t sleep (but I’m about to go try again…) Looking for a good picture for Christopher and Tia’s Flashback Friday, I wanted to pick something that a.) wasn’t of our house, b.) wasn’t of crafts/decorating, or c.) wasn’t of Lily (no offense, Lily). It’s almost been two years since our wedding and as memorable and amazing as that was, I’m not going to … [Read More...]

Lemonade, Dandelions, and Freeze Pops

My kids are still too young to enjoy a kid-sized summer tablescape (14 months and one due any day now), so I hope you’ll join me! sit back and get rockin’ (the chairs rock – no really, they literally rock) grab a freeze pop   and I’ll pour you a glass of lemonade don’t mind the weeds that are threatening to take over, they can wait another day… but instead enjoy some handpicked … [Read More...]

Sailing the Garage Sea

I’ve definitely been sailing the garage sea (think every Thursday and Friday…), even though I haven’t been posting. Here are a couple of my favorites from the past few weeks!   my spankin’ new fern wall art for above my couch! from TWO DIFFERENT SALES! eek! the two on the outside are PB, $4 each the two in the center are awesome and were $6 for BOTH   PB weekly organizer – … [Read More...]

When to Pick the Rhubarb?

Simple post, simple question… Remember when you identified the rhubarb growing in my hard back in this post back in March? I found out from the previous owner that the rhubarb plants growing in randomly chosen places throughout my yard are over 50 years old and were there way before they bought the house! Very cool… Well, when do I pick these bad boys? This is the one in my front yard, … [Read More...]

Hot Dog Shaped Hamburgers

What do you do when you start making burgers but then realize you are OUT of hamburger buns? You could go bun-less, or just use bread (bleh), but if you have hot dog buns, you’re in luck! This isn’t a tried and true recipe, just something I came up with on the fly last night. First, I shaped a pound of ground beef into hot dog-gy shapes, trying not to make it TOO thick and keeping in mind that … [Read More...]

Backyard Transformation

This post started out as a “YAY! The duck house is GONE!” post, but in looking back through old pictures, I’m realizing just how much work we’ve really done on our yard in the past few months. Before we came to check out our house for the first time, we knew the house was sitting on 1.08 acres, which was a BIG change from our apartment with a balcony! When we came to check out the house … [Read More...]

Pay No Attention to the Peeling Paint…

When we got workin’ back in Sept ‘09, we scraped paint, patched, primed, and painted two coats on all of the walls and ceilings in our house in the month before we moved in. We decided to skip the hallway and bathroom, since those were two rooms that didn’t need furniture moved in and out and we could easily paint them once we were living in the house. Before picture: HA! So now it’s ohhh, 8 … [Read More...]

My Girl Eats Bubbles

I’ve been a bad blogger lately… I hit the best neighborhood garage sale of the year, including a stop at the “Pottery Barn house,” and never talked about it. I pretty much redecorated my whole living room, bedroom, and got a new kitchen table and never blogged about it. We’ve done a ton of work to our yard and our garden is planted, and yep, you guessed it, I never talked about it. Blame it … [Read More...]