Odds and Ends


Kitchen Remodel – Painting a Tile Backsplash

We've been in our house for almost 8 years and I remember 8 years ago being rushed into a decision for a backsplash.  It was a two part failure on my part: I didn't have time due to pick out [...]

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Pinterest Do: Individual S’mores Pots

If you guys follow me on Instagram, occasionally it shows us having S'mores - an ooey, gooey marshmallow, chocolate mess that is awesome!  I even have a whole Pinterest page dedicated to S'mores! Anyway, I saw a post by Apres [...]

SAHM-vs-Working Mom

I Quit the Corporate World; So Am I Just a Stay at Home Mom?

This post is not about the kids, crafts etc., and more about me and maybe even you.  I have been in the workforce for over 15 years. I worked my way up from Programmer to a Project Manager.  On 9/12/2014 I [...]


Are you a Craft-a-holic?

Hey guys, It's been a while since I've been on my regular schedule of Monday posts, but I swear I've been busy with crafty stuff.  As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure I have issues.  So I've put together [...]

I wish I would have bought-

Making a Call Out – Help Please :)

Do you have something that you wish you would have bought when you saw it but didn't? This is my shopping regret. I was cleaning/organizing my pictures, I took this picture on my iPhone while I was in New York in [...]

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Meet Our Dog Sophie

If you follow me on Facebook, you've seen this smiling face before.  This is Sophie our awesome Australian Border Collie Mix. During the kids Spring Break, Ben was in Russia, so the kids and I rented a cabin around my [...]

What if?"

Kids and What I Learned Today – What If…?

Our morning school day routine is perfectly timed so that we have to leave the house at 6:50 to avoid long car lines and get LilMan to school by 7:00, 7:04 at the latest.  Every morning we follow the same [...]


Finally – The Mess and the Grinning Idiot is BACK!

After about 6 months of trying to sell our house we had enough and pulled our house of the market and I have been smiles ever since!  The grinning idiot is back!  I FINALLY get to make a mess again! [...]

Washcloth Bunnies from minted.com/julep

Birthday’s, Weddings – Are You Freaking Out?

Getting a bit nostalgic on you...stay with me :). Remember when we didn't have email, we didn't have blogs, we didn't have Facebook, MS Outlook, Twitter, Pinterest, cell phones - man I do - I haven't reached 40 yet and [...]

Hair care savings

Saved myself 3 hours and $150!

I wish I would've taken before and after pictures...I thought about it but wasn't sure how good my hair would turn out.  Well, let me tell you, it turned out really well, especially since I've never cut or dyed my [...]


The Advantages of a Junk Drawer

We all have it, we all don't want it...it's the, dare I say it, dare I admit it??? THE JUNK DRAWER - I here the psycho music music I write this... I hate my junk drawer, I soooo want to [...]

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A Quiet Moment – What to do?

Happy Early Mother's Day!   Today is a rare occasion.  The kids are quiet and I'm afraid to move in fear that I'll draw attention to myself and get hit with the barrage of "I wants" or just disrupt the [...]