- St. Louis, Missouri,
- March 29
- Mother of four.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Looking For Easy
August 08, 2012 10:52AM
- The unedited version or our
home on most days.
July 25, 2012 03:49PM
- For Katie
July 20, 2012 04:47PM
- Perhaps An Awkward Time To Be
July 19, 2012 09:21AM
- To Record or Not
July 17, 2012 10:08PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
February 09, 2012 01:23PM
- “Amen Unbreakable!
Scanner, light beer so as not
to gain back
all the weight
February 03, 2012 05:46PM
- “What do lady's like you
January 31, 2012 08:36AM
- “That is a huge
compliment! Thank you:)”
January 16, 2012 05:54PM
- “Thanks! I do love the
way they get lost in
January 11, 2012 07:59AM
FEBRUARY 27, 2012 9:47AM
If I haven't been blogging a ton lately this is why. I am now carefully scheduling life around gym visits and on the off chance I have a spare minute I research athletic pants that don't shine when stretched and thus highlight your unflattering parts. Although the scale will NOT move/…
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 6:38PM
Charlie has been living in a violet slash periwinkle room with a vast assortment of nail holes and random decorations like a pastel needlepoint bunny among other things since birth. This weekend we filled in all the holes (me) and painted (Sam) the room jade green. Then I spent about 40…
FEBRUARY 16, 2012 12:46PM
Oh to be a woman in this world we live in! Obviously I am not the only one who struggles with self image and how it relates to self worth. I feel the need to explain that when I write about my weight I am not writing about an extra pound/…
FEBRUARY 14, 2012 6:30PM
Blooms tend to quickly fray and fade with bad decisions.
Then college and cheap fast food and more decisions some/…
FEBRUARY 12, 2012 5:36PM
I will forget this in a few minutes, an hour, a day. I will forget looking around the kitchen that you cleaned for us while the girls and I were making 57 Valentines Day cards for their classmates. I will forget feeling like without you I would not be able to/…
FEBRUARY 9, 2012 9:24AM
Poppy did in fact turn four. I've been underwater in household chores and Etsy promotion (hit 200 sales yesterday! Thanks M).
Dear working mothers,
I think you are actually super heroes disguised as regular people. This also applies to wives that have husbands who travel for work and all single p/…
FEBRUARY 7, 2012 2:59PM
If you told me 10 years ago I would be actively soliciting "likes" for a virtual page on the internet about my online shop on a separate website called Etsy on something called Facebook I would just have looked bewildered and mentally slid that in a compartment labeled IRRELEVANT along with/…
FEBRUARY 3, 2012 3:00PM
I am at a peculiar stage in my life right now. About to turn 35, regularly exercising, counting food and activity points and studying Revelation. This has led to completely bizarre mind dramas where I am training for the apocalypse and memorizing nutritious sources of protein. At night I dream of…
FEBRUARY 1, 2012 8:22PM
I am their mother and I have to prove that 36 months of pregnancy and jeans four sizes up from where I started in 2003 produced adorable results and sorry if you have already seen these on Facebook. I'm finished after this I promise!
Dear Children, I apologize for displaying your quirky face… Read full post »
JANUARY 31, 2012 2:18PM
So it turns out that losing weight is a simple matter of math. Forty-five minutes of jogging does not equal eat whatever you want and still lose weight even if you HAVE sweat through three sports bras. Darn. I was really hoping that would work. So I am now keeping a/…
JANUARY 30, 2012 6:08PM
As long as I can remember I have been happiest when making things. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, stitching. For as long as I can remember I have had the challenge of making all my supplies fit into a small space without becoming hopelessly disorganized. My best friends? Plastic bins of all shapes…
Next up a newborn hat with ear flaps that may be the cutest thing I have ever seen. Not like I'm biased right?
Thanks Jen for sharing that illustration with me!
JANUARY 26, 2012 9:00AM
I met Ryan when Sadie was still a baby in our first house group (a group of folks that go to the same church who meet together in a smaller group). He was so handsome and funny and in graduate school and he always made me laugh and used interesting words…
JANUARY 24, 2012 4:57PM
On this quest for fitness (and weight loss, please dear God weight loss) I came to the realization that I needed some help. Since personal training is outside my fitness budget of $10 a month I enlisted the help of a very sweet (trainer) friend. She took my measurements asked me… Read full post »
JANUARY 20, 2012 1:38PM
I'm aware that I complain about my kiddos. I do. Sometimes it's because I don't think there are many voices out there speaking the truth of motherhood. Sometimes it's because I am tired and frustrated and need an outlet. Underneath the venting and humor of what I write is love almost…
JANUARY 17, 2012 4:58PM
Except I do it anyway. For every whining lament I receive from Ruby this is my usual response:
"Ruby, I have a great idea! Why don't you see if whining will help get you what you want?" I'm sure it will work this time."
Ruby has got the quizzical frown mastered. She pays me/…
JANUARY 16, 2012 2:09PM
I am going to conclude this post with Jesus. Inevitably when I do that I lose followers, which is fine but I have this need to give fair warning. Consider yourself warned because we are going there today however unpopular and uncool. Does the desire to be popular and cool ever… Read full post »
JANUARY 13, 2012 9:01AM
and she is really awesome and talented and when you grow up in St. Louis, especially the smallish suburb where I resided everyone knows everyone or is married to someones cousin or went to the same school or had the same dentist that also had a daughter in your sisters grade…
JANUARY 12, 2012 5:10PM
JANUARY 10, 2012 6:50PM
I'm still on the ear flap hat kick. This weekend I tried my hand at pattern designing, heavily borrowing on patterns I already know. It still needs some tweaks but here is the end result, a lovely newborn baby hat that should fit a 7 to 9 pound baby.
JANUARY 9, 2012 1:57PM
Friday night Sam and I took Poppy (and Charlie but he's little and mostly quiet) on a date to the very fancy Macaroni Grill. It was a little before 5pm, our preferred time to eat at restaurants with small children because really no one else is there besides older people who/…
JANUARY 6, 2012 11:41AM
A couple of days ago the girls and I tried out some wood burning. They sketched out their ideas on wood blocks and I traced them with the wood burner.
JANUARY 4, 2012 9:39AM
Last night the girls prayed before bed. Actually it was more like me shushing 2 of them so 1 could be heard and then round and round with eye squints directed at the loudest offender to show I meant business.
Ruby- Thank you God and Jesus and all of the God persons/…
JANUARY 3, 2012 6:02PM
It has always been a family rule that kids get to pick out their own outfits (as well as headbands, fantastical baubles and belts of all sorts) as long as it is weather appropriate and somewhat modest. I am a huge fan of Lands End and layering. We have remained firm on a/…
JANUARY 2, 2012 12:05PM
This year my mom created a playroom in one of her upstairs bedrooms as a Christmas gift for all of the grandkids. My brother-in-law installed mirrors and hooks galore and apparently that is all you need between the ages of 2 to 7 for entrance into the magical world of pretend…