Monthly Archive: January 2011

Home Decor: Zoot Style 10

Home Decor: Zoot Style

Look at this awesome frame I bought! I found it in the poster frames at Target, it was the only one they had. It’s a pain in the butt to put together (the entire back is ONE PIECE that must fit PERFECTLY to close) but it was evened out since I didn’t even hang it. Just set it on the mantle! I know I need to hang some things other than photos around the house, but come ON. I couldn’t resist that frame! And any excuse I can find to print up more photos of the family? I’ll take. I...

Breakfast Party! 10

Breakfast Party!

I read all of these great ideas on blogs about awesome things to do with/for your children. However, they always seem to require time/talent/skill I don’t have. I share them out – because I would love to do them someday – but I rarely do. Even the “homemade” type of stuff gets expensive if you don’t have a lot of the supplies on hand already. And talent? None of my projects ever turn out as awesome as the original. But this weekend? I came up with my own AWESOME idea. And it requires no time, money or skill! BREAKFAST PARTY!...

You Should See The Other Guy 7

You Should See The Other Guy

My kids are kinda clumsy. Now, luckily they also inherited their Dad’s athletic skill to counterbalance their mother’s…um…lack of balance. But this means every day when I pick them up from school – it seems one of them as an “injury report” from a teacher. Yesterday? Nikki hit her head on something. Wes? Looked like this. Actually, it had just happened when I got there so he was a bit more bloody. But this swollen lip? Courtesy of tripping over – god knows what. And of course – if you have kids – you know that ice fixes EVERYTHING. So...

To Read: I Am Number Four 9

To Read: I Am Number Four

Every time I reference books on this site, several of you pop up with suggestions of books to read. OR, you ask me for suggestions. OR, we just flat out discuss how we should start a book club. And you know what? I say let’s do it. I’m reading I Am Number Four again before the movie comes out. So, I thought I’d put it out there to see if anyone else wanted to join me. I read this after Mockingjay, which I ended up being a bit disappointed in. (Short explanation: It had some of my favorite parts of...

My own worst enemy. 6

My own worst enemy.

I hate folding laundry. There can be a load in the dryer all day and I’ll dread having to fold it ALL DAY. Every time I walk near the laundry room I think, I should fold that. But the other voice says, Nah. Maybe later. Of course, once I do it? I feel much better…but man do I put it off. Same with putting up clean dishes, putting up folded laundry, cleaning out my van, and taking showers. Small tasks that take no time but annoy the hell out of me. But lately? I’ve had no choice. Now that I’m...