Between the Storms

Hello El Nino!  I love the rain! As I looked out the window on Tuesday and relished in the sound of rain on my roof I remembered that I had forgotten to get pavers and grass seed for the gardner. Ugh!  The thought was a rain buzz kill! The rain was relentless yesterday. Fortunately the…

How to get back?

Ever have that feeling of not knowing how to get back to something? Getting back into the gym? Calling a long lost friend? Eating healthy again? You feel so much has not been done that how and where do you start again? Well, that’s how I’ve felt about writing on here.  I hurt my back…

The Washing Machine Broke…

My washing machine broke back in October. That became the catalyst to redo the entire laundry area. The domino effect went something like this: Front-loading washer breaks. I hate my front-loader. I want a top-loader. Top-loader won’t fit in the laundry space. Must rearrange. Must tear down existing “laundry room” to make it work. Always hated that…

Scouting Sundays

David is a location scout for commercials and movies.  On a good day he gets to go tour and take pictures of beautiful homes and locations. On a bad day he’s filming in a foul smelling, rat-infested alley in downtown.  I don’t usually look at the pictures he’s taken throughout the day, there’s way too…

Christmas Roundup 2014

Today is January 6th, the official end to Christmas. Everything will start coming down. Even though it’s sad, it’s also time. Both girls are in school today so whether I like it or not it’s time to start our routines again: lunch boxes, uniforms, breakfasts, vocab words, etc. It’s almost impossible to move forward with the coziness of…

Gingerbread Houses

We did it!  We made an Alpine village!  I have to thank Nikki at Tikkido for her recipes, printable templates and amazing tips.  I’ve attempted gingerbread houses a few times and have failed miserably. I gave up!  But this year, my desire to make a Mid Century Modern house got me to try again.  This time…

Rain, Rain and more Rain!

We’ve been getting pounded by several storms this past weekend and will continue to do so over the week. Yesterday, Dave and I pumped 6″ of water out of our pool before it started overflowing. Fortunate for us it doesn’t overflow into our house. Unfortunately, for our neighbor next door, our pool water, our other…