Posted in January 2012

Sounded like a good idea at the time….

1.  Two years ago I bought an off white down parka.  OFF.  WHITE.  And yes, I had three kids at the time.Pretty sure it will never be completely clean ever again. 2.  In the same vein as #1 – we have a black and WHITE chevron rug in our family room.  Really, I should now … Continue reading

The strange addiction known as Pinterest

Have you heard about Pinterest? It’s basically a virtual bulletin board onto which you post (or “pin”) things.  Doesn’t sound so exciting, does it?  At first, I didn’t think so either. And then you get SUCKED IN. There are recipes.  There are crafts. There is fashion, lifestyle, design, organization, quotes, photos….the list goes on and … Continue reading

While Daddy’s Away

The mice will try to kill each other while testing Mommy’s patience. D Paul has been away for the last week and a half for work.  His job rarely requires him to travel for anything, so this is unusual.  Even more unusual is that he will be gone for almost two months in the spring … Continue reading


I’ve never been a big maker of New Year’s Resolutions.  To be truthful, the end and beginning of the school year are still to me more “year ending” markers than the end of the calendar year. However, I do have some things I would like to accomplish in 2012.  I prefer to call them goals … Continue reading