The Paper Worth More than Gold

The Paper Worth More than Gold

 

During the closet re-organization project of 2015, I found a picture of one of the twins taken the day she was born.

When I saw it, I stopped what I was doing and put down the boxes of random bits of things that always seem to collect themselves in a closet and the fluffy hat with ruffles that I bought for my first Kentucky Derby party….

….and simply stared at the photo.

There she was.

Tiny and precious and beautiful and hooked up to a million tubes and machines and beeping gadgets wearing a tiny pink bow the nurses made for her on her wisps of downy blonde hair.

Weighing in at 2.2 pounds…..so little my hand almost covered her in the picture.

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Simple Wreath Projects for Spring

Simple Wreath Projects for Spring

 

Have you ever bought something new from the store and felt like superwoman?

You know.

You try it on and it looks amazing.  Like you could leap small buildings and paint a house in an entire day….

….with your pinkie finger.

So you bring it home and wear it the next day and you feel so wonderful.  You catch sight of yourself in mirrors at the home improvement store and wonder why they didn’t give you a standing ovation when you entered the building.  And you think to yourself….this is my shirt. My go-to shirt. I’m building my entire wardrobe empire around this shirt and never looking back.

You hang it up in your closet.

And it hangs out with all the used-to-be-wonderful-shirts.

And one day when you take it out to wear it again, its lost some of its luster and you feel more like joker and the home improvement store experience gets downgraded to a smattering of applause.

And you realize that even you are wonderful and incredible and awe-inspiring with or without an amazing shirt….

….super woman might need to shopping again. :)Continue reading


How to Fill A Giant Blank Wall After a Basketball Game

How to Fill A Giant Blank Wall After a Basketball Game

 

I’m not sure how or why or when March showed up.

But it did.  

And it brought with it daylight savings time and the promise of sunshine and the hope that the grass might one day actually be green and much-anticipated company to the gatehouse.  My brother formerly of the boxes that look like people and currently of the pallet letters is about to be in the house.

And so I did what any about-to-be-visited sister would do…..

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Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

I went to see the most amazing movie.

I saw the previews and I thought it was going to be good and then I saw it and it was amazing.

McFarland, USA.

Have you seen it?

It’s the story of a coach who has feet of clay and a newly created track team from McFarland, California….

…..and the wonder and joy that believing in a dream can bring.

I laughed and cried and at the end I stood up and raised my hands over my head and cheered.

Happily-ever-afters are my favorite. :)Continue reading


Blue Apron Meet My Kitchen

Blue Apron Meet My Kitchen

 

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.

If you have read this blog for five minutes.

You know, that you know, that you know….

….I don’t really cook.

I paint and distress and sew and create and glitter and glue and shop and decorate and dance and tell jokes and dance the lawnmower in front of my house.

But cooking?

Ummm….not so much.

That’s why when Blue Apron approached me and asked me if I would try out their order-it-online-and-have-it-delivered-to-your-house meal plan….

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Creative Ideas for Decorating With Flowers for Spring

Creative Ideas for Decorating With Flowers for Spring

Oh the weather outside is frightful.

But the fire is so delightful.

And since we’ve no place to go.

Let it……Nooooooooooooo,  Arrrrrgh.  Ugggggggghhhhhhhhhhh. Maaaaaaaaaaake it stoooooooooop.

Ahem.

So sorry……wrong song.

I meant to sing….”Here comes the sun.” :)Continue reading


Are You Talking to Me?

Are You Talking to Me?

 

When you are a blogger….sometimes an amazing opportunity walks up and says hello.

Seriously.

And sometimes I turn around to see who that opportunity is talking to.

Me?

Are you sure?

Me……with the really awful sleet helmet hair and a sink full of dirty dishes and four loads of laundry to be done and the me that almost slipped in a giant mud puddle on my way to the gatehouse.Continue reading


Is Fastly a Verb?

Is Fastly a Verb?

 

Have you ever heard of throw-back Thursday?

You know…where everyone posts their amazingness from years ago and we all laugh and remember the good old days.

I know today is Monday.

I get it.

But I just couldn’t resist.

One of the best things about writing a blog is that you chronicle all the days and stories that went before.  Here’s one I had forgotten about that made my heart skip a beat and laugh out loud all at the same time.

Especially because the tiny teachers just asked me for mascara. :)Continue reading