dear diary…i survived preschool

— September 09, 2016

dear diary…i survived my last kid going to preschool. Well, at least the initial first week of preschool. I doubt that I am out of the woods yet and I still see tears in my future, but I was able to stuff them way deep down this week and I will take it….

the not so lazy days of summer

— September 02, 2016

Here we are at the end of the official summer season, in my mind, because although the summer weather will remain into September, the end of August usually is “the end of summer”. Sad. Just plain sad. And there was nothing lazy about this summer. Except our kitty. But we did enjoy ourselves…

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cliff notes for road trip

— August 16, 2016

Yah, I know. I have been absent. I’m feeling the summertime crunch. There are only two weeks left before school starts and I have not had nearly enough camp fires. Not nearly enough S’mores. Not nearly enough loafy days outside, or any kind of day outside. I have been trying to get my…

totally preoccupied

— August 09, 2016

I am totally preoccupied right now and I was not gonna tell ya about it because it is sad. At least it is sad for me and my wee ones. But I have not shared our super fun Road Trip stories yet. I still have not written about them yet. I am too…

back from road trip teaser

— August 04, 2016

I have not even begun to start blogging about our recent Road Trip yet, but here is a “teaser” for ya. The afternoon before we were scheduled to leave the Road Trip that was already two weeks longer than I had planned on, this is what my “wheels” looked like. It’s always an…

Home card


— July 27, 2016

“Home”…Such a sweet word! The wee ones and I have been on our annual Road Trip for almost six weeks and we just arrived back home. We were gone a few weeks longer than we had anticipated, but we had a great time. The car is unpacked and it is now all sitting…

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Short & Sweet

— July 12, 2016

It’s summer and I don’t know about you, but it has been busy! So…I am going to keep it short & sweet. I have been sneaking in a few moments here and there to stay sane with painting some of the beautiful flowers that are growing. Here are two – lavender… and zinnias….

cuckoo for ‘cue

— July 07, 2016

I have a crazy habit of getting “hooked” on a gift idea and then I absolutely HAVE TO HAVE THAT GIFT. And this gift isn’t ever for me, although I do get crazy once in a while and feel that I need something, I’ll admit, and then I go crazy trying to find…

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

— July 05, 2016

Just so you know, these are not the usual Oatmeal Cookies. I love Oatmeal Cookies but something in these cookies, takes them over the top. Perhaps it is the butter. Chewy Oatmeal cookies are classic and they fall into one of my favorite types of recipes…the kind that can be varied a “hundred ways…

“i’m not old…i’m heirloom” t-shirt

— June 30, 2016

I absolutely love silly t-shirt sayings (or any silly sayings, for that matter). One day, the phrase “I’m not old, I’m heirloom” popped into my mind and I could just picture it with an heirloom tomato. It was not during the time of year when heirloom tomatoes were plentiful, so I had to…