Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Haps

Kya: Mom, your plant was knocked over
Me: What plant, which plant?
Kya: Out front
Me: Oh. I thought you were gonna say the one having babies next to the couch.  

I love babies.  Chubby babies, crawling babies, sleeping babies, even plant babies.  When I saw these sprouts branching out over the weekend they made me smile.  

Reminds you of Spring, fresh starts, and hope.
(The Wheatfield on etsy, aka KatieDaisy, why do i know this?)

Lots of hope, thoughts and prayers for better tomorrows these days, waiting on the world to change. 

Not sure if I mentioned but they opened a HomeGoods next door to Marshalls near me.    Surprisingly, I haven't gone hog wild and spendy, but I did get these white frames a few weeks back, $5 each.  I've been moving them around the house, testing them out.  But they look the best here in the master bath, together.    

And even though the frame is square, the mat is a rectangle and that's been a little tricky.  I've been procrastinating on adding art, I printed some butterflies to frame, but I'm not sure about the colors in here.  Decisions, decisions, first world problems.

And believe it or not, I'm back in school, kinda.  Re-learning Algebra, this time with my son on  So this site offers free online classes and I have to say for free, I am rather impressed (and I am picky!)  My course is taught via interactive video and each topic finishes with a review, also known as a quiz.  I haven't been inside a real classroom in 20+ years (gasp!) - but so far it's been good.  I've always enjoyed learning it's the remembering that's my problem.  Oy!

Thanks for dropping in.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Powder Room Independence

The bathroom cafe curtains were updated this week.  
Poor thing had one tier for months, my intention was to use the old one to measure the new one.  It just took a while.  
I found the fabric at JoAnns, reminds me of Marimekko. I didn't realize it when I bought it but the colors match the rug AND hand towel, what what :)  Obvs, I like dark gray tones.  The colors in the art are primary and they don't really "fit" my normal color faves so that may change one day, but I'm happy with the overall design and function of the room.
Here's an old pic of the powder room, same rug in there but I'm on the hunt for an expensive sisal one maybe. 

How about the curlycues on the curtain rod and the mismatched ring clips. Everything's a work in progress here, just like me.  

It's America's birthday today, three cheers for all the men and women who keep America Independent.  I celebrated with my favorite Veteran, Dear Ol' Dad, just sitting around listening to him talk, on and on and on, Dads :)  

Thursday, June 23, 2016


I made a list of everything I wanted to finish in the house. It’s long. But bedrooms were at the top, over and over again. So I decided to attack my to-do list, one assignment at a time.
Kya’s curtains really needed a little more oomph. I had some white pom-pom trim and it was cheaper to paint what I had than buy more. So one $4 container of fabric paint later and the pom-poms were all painted and ready to go. I chose yellow to bring in the yellow from the lamp and rug already in the room. It maybe took 20 minutes and done. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mothers Day is coming!

Funny shirts for every Mom.  Find them all here, Thuglifeshirts.

I really like gifts but my true love language is time, do you hear that kids!

I was hoping to get to NYC for a Broadway Play this Mother's Day.  It's prolly not gonna happen on Sunday as the weather has been absolute crap here in Pennsylvania so my enthusiasm has been wavering (and thus my planning).  The idea of running around in the rain, #nocando.  But I'm looking forward to a little gift to me.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Its kind of a funny story

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That my friends is all the shoes I've purchased since October.  

The official count is 15. Complete crazy, all I want is a good pair of every day work flats, that can also work weekends when needed.  Now before you think I am some shoe collector/hoarder, (which I kinda am) I should tell you, I only kept the last two.  But the black patent ones, I ordered 3 times, I really wanted them to fit so so bad, they just did not.  

Somehow I decided to order clogs and I can't stop wearing them, love love love.  They are the perfect amount of casual and snazzy, just like me :)

Meanwhile, it's snowing right now, in April, can you believe it.  And sandals season is right around the corner, I love Summer and sandals and open toes, I can hardly wait.  I do hope I make it through sandals season with a much shorter list or purchases.  

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Break

With polka dots on the brain but not wanting to spend money, I dug up my old white curtains (cheap muslin from JoAnns, I'm talking $2/yd), grabbed a tube of lilac paint (.79c) from Hobby Lobby and got to work.  Of course I did a quick search on pinterest for tips and hers seemed the simplest so I went with that.  What can I say, I like easy.  

If you are a perfectionist, these are perfect for you as polka dots are really forgiving   I thought I wanted a pattern, I so did not.  Just random polka dots using a pencil eraser tip was all I needed.  

You know what else is forgiving?  Chalkboard paint.  I knooow, it's everywhere.  But I thought it might be a fun addition in a pre-teen space for my kiddo.  Bonus, it's easily changed.  

My daughter is 9 and I'm fairly certain her style will change.  So while trying to make this her "dream room" (her words)... I am also keeping in mind that the dream/style/vision will likely change, alot.  

Our last hoorah for Spring Break weekend was the Franklin Institute Pixar exhibit in Philly. The Franklin Institute is an interactive museum, we went with the youngest two and I'm pretty sure everyone learned something new, lots to see and do, I highly recommend.  It does require interaction from the adults, lots of reading and explaining but also very engaging and fun.

How about my Action Figure :)

Also of note, is it me or did bloggers bust out with the cutest Easter goodies this year? Here are a few from Pinterest, I had to share: 

Bunny Bait Trail Mix: Loved the colors, and the mix of salty and sweet, yum.  I think I'd try something without peanuts as not to give any Moms a fright.  Perfect for a party goodie bag.

Bunny Toss:  I thought it was golf, ha ha!!  Who doesn't have a box laying around that wouldn't rather be a funny bunny for mini golfing or tossing?

Bunny Bean Bag Toss:  Again with the cardboard, but so cute!  The carrots require a little TLC but think of the cute photos and fun the kiddies will have.  If you put your mind to it, I'm sure the animal/shape can be customized to fit any occasion or holiday. 

Pin the tail on the bunny: Its a free download.  You know what would be fun, letting the grownups play, blind-folded of course :)

I've noticed at my family events that it's always good to have a few activities planned to break up the eating, sitting and TV time.  And, if you have a small budget for prizes, even better! Make some good memories, and remember I save all the best ideas from the interwebs on my pinterest party board.  Sharing is caring yo.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mind-eraser and Motivator

It's been a hectic week at work and I've been using music to get me to the finish line. This song is my absolute favorite mind-eraser and motivator.  The beat and lyrics, always seem to put me in a better mood (even if it's just for a few minutes).  I have used it over and over to get myself up and moving on those lazy days when Netflix has me under it's spell and I need to break free.  

I simply cannot listen to it without moving some part of my body, I can't recommend it enough.  (Jill Scott's Blessed is a close second)

Spring Break, here I come!!!