Friday, August 30, 2013

The Time-Out Chair

I've been looking for some no nonsense chair for a time-out chair. About a month ago, I found these beauties in someone's gardbage. I circled back and snagged them for our time-out chairs. One man's trash is another's treasure.

Plain, small, collapsible, easy to move (downstairs, out back, etc) and kind of cute, too. And, free. What?? Perfect for us.

I know, I know. Surely Daredevil doesn't ever need a time-out chair. I'll admit, it is fairly rare but he does occasionally need it.

However, since Gammy and Grandpa arrived I think he's forgotten what the time-out chair is actually for.

Oh boy! This kid is something else.

Here are some of the things we've been working on this week....






More to come. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Purge Paint Organize Repeat

When the parents come to town, we work. Well I ask them for help and they work me.

I mentioned how I needed to dig out A FEW gifts and this was the result... a full on dump, purge and organize. My mom is truly a machine.

I actually can't believe I showed you that photo! Ugh. It's all picked up but just in time for the master to be emptied, purged, donated, sorted and organized. Well, and painted.

Daredevil liked to help us, too. He was cracking us all up when he'd jump on the pile of bedding.

The master got fairly put back together just in time for us to clean out the downstairs play area, work area and spare bedroom. Work starts tomorrow down there. How can projects can you undertake in a two week period? Well, we're attempting projects in 1) the kitchen, 2) the master, 3) the playroom, 4) the downstairs living area, 5) the entryway, 6) the upstairs guest room, 7) the downstairs guest room, 8) the downstairs work space, 9) the master balcony, .... umm, ok, maybe that's all. In two weeks? What?? We're crazy. And there are still projects that we won't complete. I'm sure of it.

We're done painting the two doors that needed painted, a tabletop that needed painting, some toy dinosaurs that needed painting, painting the master bedroom, deep cleaning the master bedroom and bathroom. The mud is drying in the playroom and it's on the agenda to be painted tomorrow. Pictures soon.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cute Dog(s) Alert

I love being a fur-mom. There is almost nothing more fulfilling than a day spent snuggling with my sweet pups. They are soft and warm and snuggly and loving. They fill my home with hair and my heart with love. My house may never be spotless but I can't imagine my life without the noise and choas they bring to it. They were meant for us and we were meant for them.

Here are some sweet shots from the past few days.

My sweet ones melt my heart! Loving my sweet snuggles today.

Monday, August 26, 2013

My Love List

Good morning! Daredevil slept 12.5 hours in his own bed!!!!! What?!?!? That is pure awesomesauce right there. Since I LOVE that he did that, here are some of my top items on my love list right now...

The best transition nail color for the last days of summer.

Crunchy thai quinoa salad.

Katie Daisy. She is everywhere! I keep getting bombarded with awesomeness at Target, Half Price Books, etc! So fun to spy her stuff in mainstream big box stores.

Gorgeous-hued succulents.

Fresh Farmer's Market Flowers.

Taffy from Gatlinburg.

What's on your love list for the moment?

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Where have I been? A whole week.... no posts... no excuses? Eeek. Well, Twin went on a work trip and took my his laptop charging cable. Instead of using his spare downstairs, or trying to locate the one I lost on vacation, I suffered in silence without a charge. He came back Thursday and somehow it still didn't get charged until Mr Tech Guy did it for me on Saturday morning. Lazy, I tell you. Thank goodness he's good at taking care of electronics. I'm like his worst nightmare. Ok, I digress.

Anywho, how are you out in the interwebs? You all hanging in there? Enjoying the last few weeks of summer... but wait, a lot of you are back in school now... so is it still considered summer? Here in Madison, it is definitely still summer. Kids have a week or so left of summer break and we have a record heatwave coming at us the next few days. What?? You all know I'll be hiding inside cranking up the AC.

I hear JT blew it out of the water tonight at the VMAs. I DVRd it but haven't seen it yet. Believe it or not, I was FINALLY watching Argo. Good. I liked it. I think I liked Olympus has Fallen better though. Is that a crime against movie watching? Daredevil went to bed at 7, so I watched them BOTH. Alert the media.

A whole week without posting, I don't even know what I've forgotten to tell you..... well....

I know that we missed the peak of the sunflowers but we finally spent an evening out there anyway. I love Pope Farms this time of year.

We finally made the trekk to Picnic Point. Daredevil loved running into the lake, digging in the dirt or sand, finding treasures, etc. It was a blast.

I had a great moms night out in Mt Horeb for a wine tasting with some great friends. I had a blueberry wine that was smurf blue. But it was good.

We've also discovered that Daredevil loves running through puddles and sprinkles, the pups love the homemade ice cub toys I made them and I still love getting lost in Hobby Lobby.

We spent a lot of time at the garden... tomatoes are so yummy and there are so many! Not to mention we got our CSA on top of it all on Thursday so I've been cooking up some great dinners here lately. Not tooting my own horn, but they've been great!

I found some time for crafting during our family movie night on Friday. We watched Just Go With It and Meet the Robinsons. It was a great night in.

Daredevil and I had a date to the Farmer's Market this weekend... just the two of us (cue Will Smith). It was super fun, he was super awesome and we got some super fantastic goodies. He is loving his yellow watermelon, Twin and Mr Tech Guy loved the kettle corn and I'm loving everything else (apricots, flowers, basil, cabbage, carrots, etc). The guys were at a movie (Jobs) so we had the morning to ourselves.

I FINALLY have the Crafty Mommas outings planned for the rest of the year, playgroup playdates have all been doled out, September MOMS Club outings planned, a TON of stuff taken to St Vincent de Paul or listed on CraigsList and I have FINALLY picked the paint colors for the master and playroom! My parents arrived today so my dad and I are getting to work tomorrow. I have a list of projects that he's in denial about. I'll keep you posted.

So it was a busy week. I feel like I needed that week to get caught up on life things. You know the things that take a backseat when life gets busy. So, yea, I finally got my eyebrows threaded on Friday because they were in desperate need of it. See, getting things done!

Here's to getting more things done and purging more things, too.

Friday, August 16, 2013


I love being home. Everything in its place. Flowers on the table. Fridge full of goodies. House full of babies.

It is so so so good to be home. I'm so thankful for this life.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crafty Mommas: Craft Night In #2

Another night of crafting awesomeness. Let me tell you, we know how to craft and have a good time while doing it!

We made lipgloss and an assortment of headbands! Super quick, easy, cheap and fun. It was nice to create and ear and drink and chat all around my kitchen table. My kind of awesome.

The group decided to keep it going past our summer fling, and I'm stokked!

And, because you haven't seen Daredevil in a few days!

Oh, and I've had requests to show how large my zucchinis are... you know I've peaked your curiosity now.