Friday, March 24, 2017

And so it begins ....

The GREAT PURGE has started ... our first bagster ordered, filled, and removed.  
Bets on how many more we fill before our move is complete?

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Day 7:  So tired ... construction not going as planned

Day 8:  This is what happens when I try to drink water and drive between meetings

Day 9:  Trying to spruce up the office (thanks to my inside at 3M)
Need to find the picture ...

Day 10:  Oops - no picture ... I thought I'd make it farther than 10 days!

Day 11:  Basement shopping at Lowes

Day 12:  Best Breakfast - Cream of Wheat, Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter

Day 13:  Dada watching football


Here's an extra one of my smiley girl!


Monday, January 7, 2013

Days 4, 5, and 6

Day 4 - Broken Toilet, ahh!

Day 5 - Fun with Bubbles (gotta have indoor activities in the cold!)

Day 6 - All clean and ready for the crew tomorrow (can't believe construction is starting!!!)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Wow it's been awhile since I blogged!  As I reflect on 2012, I realize how much I miss some of my creative endeavors.  Although I may not be able to devote as much time to crafting and blogging, I still need a creative outlet.  That's where 365 comes in - a commitment to take a picture EVERYDAY for the next year.  So - here goes:

First Breakfast of 2013
1-1-2013 (A)
This isn't a great shot, but it really captures our weekend mornings.  The impatient baby that needs to eat immediately and one of us sitting with her with coffee (trying to wake up) while the other one preps food.  In the background you see our messy/crazy house - no excuses here, what you see is what you get!

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to post-process the pictures.  Part of me feels like this should be a challenge in getting better at actual photography as shot with my camera, not touched up by photoshop, but we'll see.  The above picture is only cropped, the below is touched up in Photoshop.

Here is a second pic from today - P was playing with placemats as she did some FaceTime with the grandparents.  The little tear in her eye is from a persistent cold that makes her eyes water.
1-1-2013 (B)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Enough Said . . .

Halloween and Fall are just the things to kick-start crafting and blogging
Stay tuned . . .

Monday, June 25, 2012

How to save yourself $4.23 ...

This is another one of my Target purchases from a few weeks ago.  I LOVE this cup - it makes me feel like I'm having a Starbucks Grande Nonfat Iced Latte everyday.  Here's my recipe:

  • Get the Toddy Cold Press Coffee Maker and make the cold press coffee of your choice
  • Add cold press coffee up to the first line from the bottom of the cup
  • Fill with your favorite skim milk about 3/4 of the way full
  • Load up the car with your work bag/purse/coffee cup, get the baby, drop her off at daycare, drive to work (this takes 1+ hour)
  • When you get to work, fill your glass with ice, turn on your computer, go through email, and sip your iced coffee pretending you're at a coffee house . . .
It's that simple!  Again, with my allowance a couple trips to Starbucks a week can really hurt the wallet, but our cold press comes from our "grocery allowance" which means FREE ICED LATTES for me!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Our Summer so far . . .

The early summer weather in Minnesota has really been a gift this year.  We've been able to get out and enjoy everything this great State offers!  Here's a peak at some of the fun we've had:

Pool Pass

The Pool opened last week and we've been 3 times.  The "break-even" for the ridiculously priced pass was 5 times, so I'm feeling pretty good about the ROI for the summer!

Park Time
Wednesday Night Bike Ride

P loves to swing and we're having fun exploring all the different parks in our neighborhood.

That's my new bike - a great bday present from P and Will (it goes really fast!).  I signed up for a Duathlon this fall so the training begins now my friends . . .

Family Fun Time

We're really trying to set aside one weekend day for some family fun.  This week we headed to the Children's Museum and P checked out the Curious George Exhibit.

How's your summer been so far?

(yes, I've gotten lazy and have blogged all week using Instagram photos)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ryan Gosling . . .

Need I say more?  I have a major crush on him and it seems like most of pop-culture America does too.  Are you aware of the "Hey Girl . . ." Ryan Gosling tumblr blogs?  (Google it!)  My favorite is the craft-centric "Handmade Ryan Gosling" that recently stopped posting.  Here are a couple of my all time favorites . . .

To top it off, Entertainment Weekly had a feature this week on some lost footage from an early 90's talent show, those are some moves for a 10 year old!