Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Thankful for a hubby who knows me well enough to know that buying me a vintage lawnmower would make me so happy. I love mowing with it and so do the kids which is obviously a win for me also ha.

Monday, July 30, 2012


Today I am thankful for two things, 1) That my flowers no matter how badly I ignore them they continue to produce beautifully. 2) That there are no weed police or I would be seriously screwed in trouble.

I got these at Christmas and as soon as they came home they lost all their leaves so I stuck them outside and voila this spring they were alive and on their merry way again. Beautiful, and the same flowers that were in my wedding bouquet.

Given to me three years ago and they are finally just now producing flowers.


We went to a VW Swap meet and car show, here are some highlights

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Well we went fishing and to a fish hatchery but I left my camera at home so I have a couple pictures my mom is emailing that I will attach to this post when I get them. HINT HINT MOM =) UPDATED WITH PICTURES, THANKS MOM!

Oh what a heavy fish you have there

Loading up the tackle box for a little fishing

Beautiful sunset near Lowell

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday continued

Morgan sewing a pillow for Cale

The finished project

This is what Ty made for Cale for his birthday

Don's set up for cake making

Shaping the cake

Well I'm gonna try something

After what has felt like true torture the past few weeks with me feeling like a grumpy bear (the stress of our lives is finally really getting to me) I decided this morning to post pictures each day for the next thirty days of things I am thankful for. I may not get them posted on the exact day but will take them daily and post when I get a chance to breath  get on the computer.
Blueberry zucchini bread (free zucchini from our neighbors garden YEAH!)

The fort we made the kids, also $6 total for sheets at a garage sale that I cut and sewed, turned out great!

Another catch up with pictures.

Don giving some love after Brock took a spill.

What better place to be when watching a building blow up.

Internation Papers buildling BEFORE

Obviously AFTER

Heading out fishing

Can you see the pure joy as he caught the fish that will feed us his birthday dinner.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In which I save money and continue my pinterest addiction

The kids and I have been doing a ton of bleach tshirts lately and have found that those darn bleach pens just don't last as long as I would like so after a little internet searching and some "experimenting" in the kitchen I came up with my own recipe.

1/2 cup bleach
3/4 cup baking soda.

I mixed these together in a glass measuring cup and then refilled (rather messily) my used bleach pens. I've already made a couple more projects with the new mixture and it comes out awesome!

Note: This amount refilled three pens but I figured if it was too much I would put the rest in a glass jar until I needed it.