Thursday, March 1, 2012

Difficult times......

See this cutie?

I love her to pieces.

She's smart, she's compassionate, she's creative....

But lately ** and by lately I mean the last I can't remember when it started it was so long ago*** she has also been difficult, demanding, defiant and quite contrary.

I still love her of course.... I just wish her behavior didn't include screaming at the top of her lungs because we didn't go to McDonalds for lunch.
It is a phase, right?

I was thinking earlier, I haven't knit anything in a year! A year!!! Time to change that!

Friday, January 20, 2012

bits of random

right now i am:

** trying standing at the kitchen counter making Meg tapioca pudding, because girlfriend knows good 17 degree weather food like her mama.

***really hoping that I can get motivated to clean the's disgusting.

****wishing I could curl up with a good book and take a nap with Meg, but I can't... see above.

*****looking forward to a pseudo-date night with my man tonight.

******excited about some deals I scored this week at Old Navy and Goodwill.

Happy Weekend. I am of to scrub toilets.......

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

before and after

Out with the 90's brass trim...

...and in with the more neutral and updated black!

(dining room fireplace got the same makeover!)

Friday, January 6, 2012

in the wash

I have seen posts about making your own laundry detergent and how it is better for you, better for the environmentand the biggest reason, cheaper than buying it already made. Then my friend, Angie made some and likes it so I decided it was high time I made my own as well.

It's super easy and I found all of my ingredients at Wal-Mart. The most expensive item was the glass container, but come on, it needs to look cute, right?

Here's what I used:
1bar of Soap
1cup of Borax
1cup of Washing Soda
1/2 cup of Oxy Clean (walmart brand)

First you use your grater and grate up the soap so that it looks like shredded cheddar.

Then you get a cute assistant to help you measure, dump and stir all of the ingredients EXCEPT the Oxy Clean in a big bowl.

Once they are stirred pretty good, I put it in the blender to make the soap even smaller so that it will dissolve easier in cold water washes.

Once it was all a fine powder, I mixed in the Oxy Clean!

That's it!

I have the washer going now! I'll let you know how it goes!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Trying for more posts in 2012

I have to admit... facebook has replaced my blog. It's shameful, I know.

Over the last few weeks I have read one of my most favorite blogs, whatever, from beginning to end and realized I really miss blogging. Not that I am nearly as good of a photographer or writer as Meg is, but I can pretend, right?

So here we are the second day of the new year and I am going to try my best to keep this current and up to date!

Monday, August 29, 2011

First Day