Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Feel Good Today

This morning the fog cleared and the sun finally came out again...

Hello sun.

This inspired me to clear the laundry off my treadclimber, 
and armed with a new playlist...

I worked that thing like it was my job!!

One thing led to another, and 30 minutes later, I had a new lease on life...

Why is it so hard to make myself exercise when it leaves me feeling this good?

Here is to hopefully a new addition in my everyday routine!

I hope this post finds you well 
and inspires you to allow yourself to feel GOOD today!

The playlist:

"Dear Maria, Count Me In" All Time Low

"You Oughtta Know" Alanis Morissette

"All the Small Things" Blink 182

"The Ghost Inside" Broken Bells

"One of THOSE Nights" The Cab

"She's a Rebel" Green Day

"Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stefani

"Naked Eye" Luscious Jackson

"Telephone" Lady Gaga

[30.7 minutes]


One of the benefits to your husband being gone....

you can shop at Target every single day if you darn well feel like it.

On one of my many recent trips, I discovered these cute little plant markers in the $1 SPOT.


I knew they would make a cute little addition to the little pots of rosemary on my kitchen table...

I pretty much pick up a new pack every time I'm there... 

I'm sort of obsessed!

...but wouldn't these make cute gifts too???

You could put them in a cute little pot with a packet of seeds or something??

Just sayin!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Switch Witchery

Clearly I have kept up with CNN much better than this blog, but that's not to say I haven't kept myself and my mind busy with a few home decorating/craft projects...

When I saw this tutorial, I was skeptical that I could ever re create something that looked that good, but knew that striped curtain panels would look perfect in my son's nautical/pirate room.

So, I picked up two packs of plain curtain panels (navy & white), switch witchery hemming tape, and gross grain ribbon and held my breath while I cut and ironed away...

I'm not gonna lie, there were a couple of times I wanted to throw in the towel, but I stuck with it and low and behold, I think they turned out pretty darn

Now, I will be the first to point out all the imperfections (I'm pretty sure the stripes at the top might be a little thinner than the stripes at the bottom and clearly I should not quit my day job to pursue a career in professional ironing),

but I am still very pleased with how they turned out!!



Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weeks 5, 6, & 7

All of our recent world events have slowed me down as far as preparing my weekly updates! 

We are very proud of what you are doing in Japan Daddy
but your safety is our main concern! 

We've stayed very busy these last couple weeks and spent lot's of time with our friends...
[to keep mama's mind off of worrying about you!!]

...but we still thought about you a lot...

We took a break from CNN and played at the park...

We mailed you a package...

... and made more trips to "Happy Donald's" than I am proud to admit...

We've had some long days...

... but our hearts and thoughts are always with you Daddy, and our prayers are with the people of Japan.

We love and miss you terribly!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Real Life

Tell me I am not the only one who's kitchen table looks like this 99% of the time...

{In all honesty, this picture was taken after I had already cleaned about 50 things off... and then decided that this could potentially make for a good post...}

Much better.

Let's see how long I can keep it this way...

Whadda ya know Sailor, it's not your fault the house is always a mess!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Week 4

We spent the whole week fighting a nasty, nasty virus...

One month down... 6 more to go.