Sometimes life's nice. Sometimes it's nonsense.
turkeys and pumpkins and printables, oh my!
i LOVE Thanksgiving. the minute Halloween was done last weekend, i tore down all the spiderwebs and creepy stuff and started getting psyched about having a homeful of people i love in a few weeks. my mom, father-in-law and sister-in-law will all be visiting with us for the holiday. it’s the first time we’ve ever […]More
Writing 101: the space to write
for Day 6 (i know. that was a really long time ago), we were asked to describe the place where we write. i’m not quite done with it, but am at a place with my office make-over that i felt like it was finally ready to write this post and have some pictures to share! […]More
fall is for nesting: 3 home projects for the season
every year, when the calendar turns to September, my focus turns from working on my tan to working on my surroundings. i think there’s some primal instinct that kicks in and knows in a couple months, i’ll be spending much more time inside, so i better make my home someplace i’ll really enjoy being during […]More
Friday favorites: Labor Day edition
soooo looking forward to the long weekend! who’s with me?? the beginning of September always gets me energized to get things organized and (re)start some good new habits. to that end, i have a huge to-do list to tackle over the next 3 days, but instead of feeling overwhelmed i’m excited! here are a few […]More
Friday favorites: into the woods!
in just a few hours, we’ll be heading to Tugaloo State Park with 4 other families for the weekend. 9 adults, 10 kids (omg, how did we get outnumbered??), 4 yurts and 2 pontoon boats for 2 nights of unlimited fun. we are so excited! the other 4 families are all neighbors or former neighbors. […]More
with Easter less than 3 weeks away, i’m thrilled to announce that i am planning absolutely zero crafting, cooking or decorating projects to commemorate the holiday. not a single dyed egg, cute basket or bunny cake for me this year. to tell the truth, i think i’m still not over the whole cakepops ordeal from Valentine’s Day. but […]More
February first: XO!
whoa. what a thing today. for real. Spy is gone, so there is all kinds of crazy single mommy/girl time goin’ on around here, plus it is rainy and grey. i used it all as an excuse for 2 things. first, we are seriously knocking out some of the Valentine’s projects from that Pinterest board […]More
it’s a heart-shaped world
i feel like such a season pusher here. it isn’t even February yet and i’m already posting about Valentine’s Day. personally, i think Valentine’s Day is a commercialized load of well crap fraught with unrealistic expectations and inevitable disappointments (thanks Hollywood and Madison Avenue). that said, there are so many completely cute things to make (and eat)! with […]More
Friday favorites: holiday decorating edition
happy Friday, y’all! did this full week after the holiday seem almost impossible to anyone else? gaahhh . . . anyhoo, we don’t get our tree until tomorrow and the rest of the weekend will be consumed with doing all our decorating indoors and out. however, we did something different this year and started putting up some of the […]More
Blogtober14: my funniest childhood memory
a’ight, y’all. in all seriousness. the funniest thing about this post is how absolutely freakin’ absurd it is. could anybody please just give this old lady a break here? i can barely remember what i ate for dinner tonight, much less shit that happened literally decades ago. i mean . . . i am lucky […]More
Blogtober14: best Halloween memory
i’ve never been much on #TBT, mainly because i’m way too lazy to dig up old pix, scan ’em and post ’em. gaah. that exhausts me just typing it. also, i truly do prefer looking forward over looking back. and also, i’m old. so my memory is fading. truth. i did just look through some […]More
signs of fall
so love this weekend every year. when the season officially changes on the calendar and, despite, the still-summer weather, our home starts to reflect changing leaves and cooler weather. this year, Spy and Miss Girl have gone camping for the weekend, leaving me on my own for 2 full nights and nearly 2 full days. […]More
wow. it has been an insane week. well, couple of weeks. maybe it was the full moon, but everything has just seemed to be running at a completely heightened pace and there’s hardly a minute to breathe. i’m very much looking forward to a quiet-ish weekend that includes a Saturday drive in the countryside and […]More
big girl room updates
as much as i love this photo and the rest of the room around this, it breaks my heart that my sweet baby girl is suddenly seeming so grown up! we’ve made the big move over the past couple weeks to get rid of the glider in her room that no one ever uses and […]More
yeah. i’m completely insane. spent way too much time working on this, but i love it. seems like Halloween decorating is gonna have to become a thing from here on out . . .More
agency afterlife: week 6
you know what’s fun today? not even talking about how busy i’ve been with freelance and looking for a job in the past week. yeah! it is 3 days before Halloween, for god’s sake. i have a gorgeous, ridiculous 3.5 year old who is going to be a silly skeleton (or sellican, like pellican, as […]More