Monthly Archives: November 2011

Another NaBloPoMo Gone By

{thanks} As another year of NaBloPoMo comes to a close, I thought I would take this opportunity to check in with my Happy Birthday 2011 List. Shockingly, (not really) a lot of the items on this list made it onto my 101 in 1001 list. As a procrastinator, this makes me feel great because now…

Wordless Um… Tuesday?

Due to giant piles of snow… And being stuck on a highway… No intelligent thoughts will be shared today, just this sad picture. This is some NaBloPoMo dedication! 

Monday Mosaic

Here we are again! My house is clean, my dishes are put away, and my sweet, sweet baby girls are napping. Are we sure this is Monday? Here’s a little bit of random for your Monday: 1. Yesterday was my Blogiversary! Six years I’ve been pouring over this thing. A few venue changes have taken…

Stream of Consciousness Sunday! {Date Night}

Well, that was awkward. You know when you haven’t seen someone in a while, and then you go out to lunch or dinner and even though you have lots to talk about, nothing really comes to mind? I kind of felt like that last night. Ryan and I went on a date night for the…

Saturday Shoppin’: Upcycled, Local, and Small!

Welcome to Saturday Shoppin’! In honor of the day, Small Business Saturday, I thought I would post some loot from small businesses. Some of the stuff is local (from Michigan) and some of it is just cool upcycled stuff I’ve found, but none of it will ever be found in a Target ad. We’re pretty…

Fill in the Black Friday

Linking up with Lauren for a little fill in the blank Friday! Come join in! 1.   Waking up at the break of dawn to go shopping is my idea of  cruel and unusual punishment. When I shop, I like to go in, find what I need (even if it means shopping for two hours for jeans),…

Thankful Thursday: Kids Talking Turkey

Last year, I asked my nephew a few questions about Thanksgiving, and he made my sides hurt from laughter. This year, all I got was “dadadalalalagagagoodadamamamamamamMAAAA!” from the girls, so I had to once again rely on my nephew for blog fodder, but this year, my niece was able to play, too! My nephew has,…

Food Fodder: A Fine Brine

It’s not too late! You still have approximately 3-12 hours to get your turkey in a brine! Why brine? If you’ve never experienced the magic that is a brined turkey, frankly, I pity you. From Wikipedia: In cooking, brining is a process similar to marination in which meat is soaked in brine before cooking.[1] Brining…

DIMY: The Planner

The problem with my perfectionism is that simple is never good enough, and procrastination runs deep. Back in June, I started making my own daily planners. Pinterest led the way and I started out simple. I printed out a stock calendar, Open Officed a daily worksheet and off I went. Then I discovered Erin Condren….

Food Fodder: Thanksgiving Meal Plan!

{thanks} It’s going to be a great Holiday season this year! We have  family to visit, lots of great food, and I couldn’t be more excited about being able to cook this year! Last year at this time, I was so miserable. I could barely breathe, eating was hard and un-enjoyable, and cooking was absolutely…