Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pennant Bunting

These are the windows in our office / playroom/ game room. They looked a little bare so I decided to spruce them up. So here’s what I came up with: The bunting has some pops of turquoise in it which … Continue reading

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Classified Ad

I was perusing through the classifieds the other day when I came across this ad. After the first read through I snickered. After the second I was horrified. After the third I was counting my blessings. How does it make … Continue reading

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Mermaid Costume

I made my daughter’s Halloween costume this year. She is going as a mermaid. Or she might be Bette Midler. You be the judge. The resemblance is striking I know. Caroline loves mermaids so this was a natural choice this … Continue reading

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Have you ever had this problem? I’m going to get my hair colored tomorrow and I’m trying to come up with an excuse. It’s actually worse than it looks. I have a good two inches of brown hair followed by … Continue reading

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A Look Back at Our Halloween Costumes

As we are narrowing down our costume choices for this year, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane at our past Halloween costumes. Through the years the kids have come to expect me to … Continue reading

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Free Museum Day – Saturday September 24

Two years ago we visited the  the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. Now a plane is a plane is a plane to me. But to the boys (including my husband) this place was wonderful because of its various aircraft … Continue reading

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My 2 year old’s horoscope yesterday:  You’re in the middle of a busy phase. Take new responsibilities. Put more energy into your projects. My horoscope on the same day. Surround yourself by the creative spirit of the youngest generation. You … Continue reading

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Halloween Mantle Part 2

This is the second part of our mantle how-tos. If you would like to see part one, go here. FYI – I don’t feel too well and my daughter didn’t nap this afternoon so this will be short and sweet. … Continue reading

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Dear Young Female Driver, I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to you for teaching my children about white trash behavior today. It is with the utmost most respect that I retell this story so that others will bask … Continue reading

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Halloween Mantle with a Halloween Printable

After much pleading by our six year old, we made the trek upstairs to dig our Halloween decorations out of the storage closet. The kids spent many happy hours playing with plastic spiders and assembling a mini skeleton. I was … Continue reading

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