Monday, April 26, 2010

Things to read and a laugh

-Reading this made me laugh more than I have in a couple of days. If you have kids, especially, it's a must read. :)

-Seeing this made me want to city camp on our back deck. Ben thinks it would be fun, too!

Happy Monday!

A Clean House

I'm all about this!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I think I'm going for it

I'm going to do it. You know, the jars? I'm so in love with the idea, that I'm determined to try it. But I don't have matching jars, and buying jars would not only require money, which I don't have, but would be beside the point. :) So since I don't have beautiful matching Ball jars, I'm going to repurpose glass jars I empty - spaghetti sauce, salsa, etc. To create some sort of match-y-ness, I think I'm going to paint the jar lids a matching color. That should help, right? And I'm going to store things in them. Cocoa, baking soda, maybe icing sprinkles (they are so colorful!) - I'm sure I can find lots of stuff! Yay! I'm so excited, I've already started taking the labels off a couple of jars. By the way, I'm sure this will be the yuckiest part of the whole process.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Kitchen Organizing

OMG! I so love this system! It's gorgeous AND functional! Granted, the countertop would have to be clean to be able to see all of that loveliness, but still. I officially have jar-envy now! All of those beautiful Mason jars. I have un-matching glass jars, but it probably wouldn't be as wonderful that way, huh?

This was a tip on SimpleBites and the picture is from there.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Why is it that a two-year-old (yes, my two-year-old) girl can spend 2 minutes pouring water out of her cup onto her lap (while I'm working, of course), for unknown reasons, then look up at me holding out her water soaked dress, and say, "Mama, help me." This is just one reason that mamas of toddlers have days they feel just a little bit crazy.

But I read this post and this post today and they made me feel a little better.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Welcome back!

Well, welcome back to me. :) It's been too long! And of course, so many things have contributed. :)

Anne's been soooo sick with allergies. She's finally getting mostly bit back to normal. Thank goodness. :)

And Ben took the computer to school with him for a while. But that's okay, because it meant that he passed another test! Yay! Only one more to go. Then he can get a job. Whew!

And I went to my grandmother's 84th birthday party. It was lots of fun! I'll try to post pictures tomorrow.

And my mom was here for a week. Lots of fun. But didn't want to spend a lot of time on the computer. I love to have guests, but it's nice to get back to my and Anne's schedule. I never thought I would be one to say that. But I've embraced it!

Now it's time to go to bed.