School House Rehab

Trying to leave our little slice of America better than we found it!

My Google Search History

September 4, 2014

If you can get a good idea about a person from their Google search history, then I’m in trouble. Actually, maybe I’m just weird… like my Google search history. My search terms over the last week… my commentary is italicized. difference between moles and voles I’m finding mysterious holes in the mulch and I don’t think they’re from chipmunks… how to kill moles and voles They’re killing my plants, so… can my baby breathe sleeping face down I know he can roll but the video monitor shows him sleeping directly on his mouth… definitely nerve racking for this new Momma.

My Favorite Things: August 2014

September 2, 2014

Hope you all had a great Labor Day! It was H-O-T here in Connecticut, but Matt and I managed to take a hike with Griff and Harrison. It was so humid that we were sweating before we even got to the trail, but it felt good to get out and about in between naps. We know the colder weather is just around the corner, so we’re trying to really take advantage of the next couple of months.


A Welcome Curb Update

August 28, 2014

Yes, there’s a little play on words in the title. I couldn’t help myself. One day over the last few months, I realized that I allowed a spot of grass/dirt/long lost flowers get completely out of control. It’s a spot where our driveway meets the road and I did a little sprucing on it last spring here. The sprucing looked okay… for a little while. Then Spring came and with it a newborn.

Back To School

August 26, 2014

It’s that time of the year again… back to school time, baby. Trapper Keepers, Mr. Sketch scented markers, Lisa Frank folders… Yes, I was obsessed with anything and everything Lisa Frank. Am I dating myself? While no one in this house is currently attending school, we do live in the town’s old school house - that’s a little relevant, right? Our (modified) one-room school house just happened to be featured on the front cover the hometown newspaper last week.

Picture Tour: Mid Coast Maine

August 21, 2014

We took our first family vacation last month and I’m just now getting around to posting some of the pictures. We headed up to Camden, Maine to spend eight nights in “Vacationland.” We were a little limited in what we could do and see with a 4-month old in tow, but for the most part, we fared pretty well. It’s absolutely stunning up there. It was so worth the drive. Some of these shots were taken with my phone and some were taken by Matt on his “real” camera.

#Travel #Places

A Letter To My Baby (5 Months)

August 18, 2014

HMT, Yesterday was the 17th, which means no matter how unbelievable, another month has passed. You’re officially a cereal-eating, toe-lint hoarding, 5-month old that doesn’t stop jumping, chewing, smiling and giggling. You’re our inquisitive, sometimes-silly, sometimes-serious boy and my, you’re growing quickly. Last month was a whirlwind of new faces. You met your Auntie Kimmy and Uncle Cory for the first time. You met Great Aunts, Great Uncles, and lots of cousins.

#Family #Baby Letter

The Cheapest Flower Arrangements Ever

August 13, 2014

Harrison was baptized last Sunday and because it was a crazy week, I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have time to run out to grab flowers to arrange for the table tops. I was bummed because I looooove fresh flowers at a party. No matter how casual the affair, (the brunch following worship was very casual) I think a vase or group of small vases elevates any table scape.

#Flowers #Garden

Bathroom Moves

July 23, 2014

The time has come to make some moves. Bathroom moves. That sounds a bit suspicious and a bit gross, but I assure you it’s not. We’ve been living with our bathroom in its current state (very un-upgraded and very un-inspiring) forever. I like to call it “80s Builders Grade.” We’ve done very little to this space. Seriously, I can probably name 5 things we’ve done. Total. We’ve… Okay, maybe that was six.

A Letter To My Baby (4 Months)

July 17, 2014

Harrison boy! We’re more than halfway through July which means you, my love, are 4 months old. How can I possibly have a 4 month old? That can’t be right. You’re way past the point of being a newborn and although that saddens me a bit, I know the fun is just getting started. In the last month, we did so much. Nan and I took you on your very first road trip: we ventured to Cape Cod to visit your Great Nana.

#Family #Baby Letter

Entomophobia (Sorry 'bout it...)

July 9, 2014

If you ask anyone that knows me, they’d tell you I suffer from a touch of entomophobia. (I’m a bit scared of bugs.) To give you a better idea… I’m that girl that embarrassingly screams and flails her arms at a chill summer BBQ when a bug flies by my ear. Before I had my stud of a husband to handle my bugs for me, I would sleep in a different bedroom altogether if I found a big spider, wasp or unidentified bug in my room… even if the different bedroom didn’t have a bed… Since most bugs are attracted to light, I literally DO NOT use my porch ceiling light from May-September to avoid walking through flying insects as I enter and exit the house.

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