Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lego Man Cake

Alex had a Lego party for his 9th birthday. Derek suggested making a Lego brick for the cake but I quickly dismissed that suggestion since it did not seem like a challenge. Alex provided me with this figure as inspiration … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Favorite Adult Books

Maybe I should clarify…especially for certain friends of mine. When I say adult books I mean typical regular books you would find in your local bookstore – not the adult bookstore.   I love to read and am a pretty … Continue reading

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My inner Towanda almost came out last week. Let me explain. I picked up my 2 yr old from day care and was informed she did not take a nap. Well, I needed to remedy the situation since we had … Continue reading

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Display Board for Kids Room

Do you have a large frame you haven’t used in years? We have several and I decided to turn two of them into something useful for the boys’ room. Since our marathon displays have been in a closet for probably … Continue reading

Posted in Alex, Andrew, art work, bedroom, crafts, decorations, furniture, house projects, husbands, organization | 4 Comments


Last weekend I took Caroline and Andrew to our neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Derek and Alex were off at a soccer game so they missed out. As you can see, Caroline and Andrew were deeply disappointed to miss the soccer … Continue reading

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6 Weeks

It has been 6 weeks since my miscarriage and I’m angry. Just plain angry. I don’t know what stage of grief that falls under. In fact, I purposely have not looked at the stages of grief. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Last week Alex invited a few boys over for his birthday. The first part of the party involved me driving them to Legoland. It’s a 30 minute drive and I only managed to remember a few of the precious jewels … Continue reading

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I must be more attractive than I thought. Or maybe it’s my glowing personality. Either way, I’m bewildered by my locker room experience today. Let me back up and tell you the story. Then you can be the judge. After … Continue reading

Posted in observations, shower, swimming | 6 Comments

Tree Mural

Why is it projects always take 14 times longer than you plan? I knew I wanted to have a tree mural in Caroline’s room so I began searching for inspiration pictures in December. I looked on Janey Mac vinyl but … Continue reading

Posted in animals, art work, bedroom, budget, caroline, crafts, decorations, silhouette | 21 Comments

That Sure Is

Last night I went to the store to get some groceries. I chose the line with the 16 year old male cashier as opposed to the 60 year old woman. I figured less chatty, quicker, and will get the job … Continue reading

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