Tuesday, February 28, 2012


So sick.  So motivated. The weather has been nice.  Cold, but not raining, and I have been out in it weeding, thatching, fevering, hoeing, raking, sneezing, moving dirt, spreading gravel, installing gates, sweating, panting painting.  I am attempting a mini makeover on the driveway...and I can't let up.  I'm close.  I feel like "S".  Wish me luck.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Learn to Read

Check.  The circus is the place for these two.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spring Fever

I've got it.  Our good friends from school flew off to Maui today and I've been reading other's posts about fun in the sun vacas and I'm feeling just the right amount of jealous and inspired.  Where to?  Hmmm...we've got a puppy not old enough to board, so that limits our options.  I wonder if I can get John to drive us all to CA.  Any ideas?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Miss Maggie Mack Mack Mack...

...all dressed in black black black brown.  This is Miss Maggie McDougall.  She's a 10 week old Australian Labradoodle.  She is soft, sweet and always hungry.  Note:  she has not peed in the house once, so to me, she's perfect.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


I love them.  The stripes and the kids wearing them.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I saw something similar on Pinterest earlier in the week, so made this for one of our Funny Valentines.  To make something look haphazard, it must be haphazard.  I am not good at being haphazard.  I spent a while trying to figure it all out, and then as I went to carry it downstairs to glue it, the hearts all fell on the floor.  I saw an opportunity and took it.  I think it turned out as perfectly haphazard as my fluttering heart.

Extreme Couponing Catholic School Style

Uniform pants, shorts and polos for boys and girls - Fred Meyer
$19 regular price
reduced to $7.99 clearance price
reduced by a store 50% off clearance item sale to $3.99
reduced by the 20% off women's and children's clothing coupon in this month's Fred Meyer rewards coupon pack making them $3.19 per pair

I bought 10 pairs of pants, 2 shorts and 5 polos in several different sizes for Henry to finish out this year, and Lu to start with next year.  The cashier didn't hand me any money on my way out the door, but I still think I got a whopper of a deal.  Sale on now...although the South 19th store might be sold out, my fault.  Hit it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Read This

Everyone who's even remotely interested in design, needs to see this post regarding "Auntie Mame Style", encouraging us to eat, drink and decorate with a zest that pleases who?  Us.  My new New Years Resolution:  Be more like Auntie Mame.  Thank you Censational Girl.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Yes you are Henry.

Had no idea Astrology was part of Catholic Education.  Glad we're getting our Money's worth. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What a mess!

I don't know how everyone else does it, but if I want an area to get really (drawer organized) clean, I can't seem to make it better without first making it messier.  I love making this kind of mess.  The result is so gratifying.  Next up...what to do with that wallpaper???  Oh boy.