Mermaid Party: Tesla’s 3rd Birthday Celebration

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Tesla is still young enough that I can choose the theme of her birthday party (but I think this was the last time). I wanted to do something at our home, with her sweet friends from daycare. I also wanted to keep the party simple (as I am prone to go a little overboard on Pinterest and I have to reign myself in), so I focused on just a few fun decorations, some snacks, and a couple of … [Read more...]

Oh My Word…for 2017

I've never chosen a word for the year before. I've set goals for the year, I've done resolutions, and I've set intentions, but never chosen a word. This year, I set some goals around health, words, and some other things and have been writing them in my bullet journal. As I was looking through my goals this weekend, I realized that they were all related to Moving somehow. Move: change or cause to … [Read more...]

Hanging Out with Elizabeth Gilbert

Okay, it's not like we were hanging out at her house or anything. But, even though I was sitting in a group of hundreds of women (and more men than I anticipated), it felt like we were just hanging out. Elizabeth Gilbert was in town as part of the DMA's Arts and Letters Live series and I was lucky enough to get to go. I say lucky because a friend had purchased the tickets months ago and then had a … [Read more...]

Crafts: Chalk (Paint) It Up

Blue is better than 1984 brown!

Hey there! Let's talk about paint, yes? We moved into a new house in February and I wanted to update some of our old furniture to go in the new space. In addition to the couple of pieces of furniture, the cabinets are old-school 1980's and I knew I'd want to redo some of those. But I have zero painting skills. Zero. I also wanted to get all the projects done before we moved into the new house so … [Read more...]

My Life List

I like lists a lot. I like to mark items off my lists so much that if I do something that wasn't on the list I will sometimes add it retroactively just so I can mark it off. It is possible I have a problem. Anyway...I've been thinking of what I want to do in life and figured I'd make a list. Like you do. In no particular order... Write a book Collect Grandma's stories Sell something … [Read more...]