Wow you guys. Thanks so much for the sweet comments and facebook and pinterest love! As promised, I’m back today with the details. I’ll try my best to remember everything but if I leave something out, just ask in the comments. Okay…the details. You know the expression, “The devil is in the details” meaning the details are the hard part? The details are my favorite [...]
Just sharing photos today…details are coming tomorrow!
The time of year is upon us… it seems like every time you turn around, you need a little gift for someone. Teachers, bus drivers, coaches, librarians, bunco groups, vbs teachers, yada yada… and that whole gift-giving scene can get pricey. So here’s a gift idea that is: easy, cute, and cheap! Or as I like to call it, the perfecta trifecta. Materials needed: a [...]
So where were we? Oh yes, back in the fall of 2012. Baby off to college 16 hours away. Sob-fest, breakdown. Must keep busy. My plan A…Interior Design degree…fail My plan B…Pottery Barn career…fail The funny thing about “plans” is…sometimes your plans aren’t the best plans and a fail isn’t truly a fail. I need that tattooed on my forehead. Sometimes a fail is just [...]
As you may remember, my first-born precious angel went away to college this past fall. It’s easy to write about now, because he’s sitting in the next room…home for the summer. That experience was the most gut-wrenching of my life. I had a really, really, really hard time. The thought of going through it twice more…well, I’ve got three more years thankfully. To maintain my [...]
Can you ever REALLY have enough tote bags? Negative. Nada. No. I mean, everybody’s got stuff to tote. Today is chilly and drizzly here in the windy city and I’m still not allowed to drive. Perfect day to sew a new tote bag for summer. Gathered my supplies and my helper… Her job is to push the pedal. kidding. And to obliterate all scraps of [...]
Over the winter, this is what our kitchen table looked like Those metal chairs were a dumb, dumb, dumb decision. I needed side chairs in a pinch and the price was right, but I knew from the get-go that they weren’t working. So I finally did something about it. Isn’t that SO much better? Now before you go thinking it’s all sunshine and lollipops, let [...]
This tutorial is not going to win any awards or set any pinterest records. The ipad photos are low-quality and there aren’t any step by step photos. Boy, I’m really selling it aren’t I? You pumped? Hang in there with me for a sec… In spite of the low-buck production, I think it could be useful to someone. Back in March, we went to Alabama [...]
Sending you all a huge thank you for your supportive emails and comments regarding my new blogitude! You are the best. In the spirit of keeping things spontaneous… And possibly sticking my big toe over the line into TMIville…. TMIville: the area in which too much information is shared. Possibly creating discomfort or awkwardness for the reader. I had a hysterectomy last week. Whew…that wasn’t so [...]
Nothing like a little Pointer Sisters on a Thursday morning to get your blood pumpin… Thank goodness for the 80′s on 8 channel. So… This post has been a long time coming. My neglect of this blog is shameful. I’ve run it into the ground with my lack of posting. A couple of thousand hits a day has turned to crickets. And the crickets are [...]
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