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4th Wedding Anniversary Linen Pillow

October 24, 2014

Apologies if the site looks a little wonky today - I have my web guy on it and it will be remedied soon enough. My choices for a fourth wedding anniversary present for Matt were floral, silk or linen. He can’t name 90% of the flowers in our yard and he’s not a silk kind of guy, so linen it was. You can read a little bit about the before process here but I ended up making him a “Game of Thrones” themed linen throw pillow.

#Crafts #Gifts

A Letter To My Baby (7 Months)

October 22, 2014

Hello again my sweet, sweet boy. It’s Momma and I’m a bit late on your letter this month. Again. Forgive me. You turned seven months old on the seventeenth and we decided to take you all over creation in the days after, leaving Mommy zero computer time. It was all worth it, of course, but that’s why this is a little tardy. Instead of a letter in paragraph form, I decided to try a different layout this time.

#Baby #Baby Letter

4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

October 16, 2014

If you read yesterday’s rambling post about my husband thinking I’m nuts because I re-use Zip-loc bags, you must really be a loyal reader. That ish was long. And pretty boring. But, if you read it, and you read it all the way to the bottom, you knew this post was coming. Matt and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary yesterday. October 15th. 15 de Octubre. I can honestly say that I truly love him more today than I did four years ago, so I think we’re doing something right.


Me and My Initiatives

October 15, 2014

When it comes to being “green,” I have a pretty severe eco-conscience but I’m not an extremist by any means. In general, I believe in less packaging, up-cycling and turning off electric goods when not in use. Simple, right? That being said, I don’t not buy a product because it’s packaged in too much plastic, I definitely don’t up-cycle everything that comes through the door and I’ll occasionally leave the kitchen lights on during dinner if we’re eating on the couch.

Friday Night Bush Slaying

October 7, 2014

Matt and I have been rocking our Friday nights of late. A few weeks ago, we spent our entire Friday evening organizing the garage and sweeping it out from corner to corner. It was pretty amazing. What? You don’t think that sounds “amazing?” We had our tunes and we had our beers and we had each other, so we were good. The following Friday evening, we got Harrison to sleep and set our sights on the side of the garage that is not visible from the street.

#Curb Appeal #Garden #Outdoor Projects

State of the Garden (Early October 2014)

October 2, 2014

Some of my favorite blog posts to revisit time and time again are the ones where I featured (cell) pictures of my gardens at any given time during the year. I do it mostly in the Spring and Summer (Late Spring 2013 here, Early Summer 2013 here, August 2013 here, April 2014 here, May 2014 here). I had a few minutes during a recent perimeter walk to snap a few Fall bloomers.

#Garden #Flowers

My Favorite Things: September 2014

September 30, 2014

I can’t believe it’s the end of September already. In my book, October is the real kickoff to Autumn. I’m ready for it. I really am. The heating bills will be back but the bugs will be gone. (We know how I feel about bugs.) The mornings will be cold but the afternoons, although short, will be sunny and warm. I’m excited to wander the yard holding a cup of steaming tea, listening to the leaves crunch under my riding boots… all while wearing a chunky cable knit sweater, of course.


Dear Neighbors... A Snapping Turtle Update

September 29, 2014

Dear Neighbors, I apologize for the length of our grass the last week. It’s long, I know. I don’t like it tickling my calves when I walk through the yard, believe me. It actually really bothers me but you see, the grass length is long to save innocent animal lives, if you can believe it. A few months ago, we had an enormous snapping turtlelaying eggs in our side yard.

#Wildlife #Animals

How to Make a Custom Clock (Sort of)

September 24, 2014

Did you notice the “sort of” in the post title? I added it to let you know I didn’t quite make a custom clock. I modified an existing clock to make it cuter. So that kind of counts, right? We started with this bad boy.. ($9.98 - Amazon)… …and ended up here. When I told my mom that I was “making a clock” for Harrison’s nursery, she promptly replied: (in an impressed tone) “Wow, that sounds involved.

#Crafts #DIY

A Letter To My Baby (6 Months)

September 18, 2014

Harrison! My love! It’s Momma again, and you are officially a six-month old. Whether I like it or not. (I like it… and not, too.) This letter is a day behind because I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts and figure out exactly what I want to say to you on this pretty significant “milestone” birthday. That, and I take literally hundreds of pictures of you every month and it takes a while to sort through ‘em all.

#Baby #Baby Letter

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