• Monthly Archives: October 2011

    Classroom Map

    It seems like the older I get, and the more I work on this house, the more I feel like following my own design instincts, not set-in-stone ‘design rules’. Ya know what I mean? These days, it seems to pretty … Continue reading


    Kit-Cat Update

    Kit-Cat did so good at his vet appointment the other day! He’s such a calm little boy. Me, on the other hand, well…I saw stars and had to sit down. Apparently I get faint at all doctor’s appointments…not just my … Continue reading


    Master Bedroom

    Remember that big ol’ wall in our master bedroom that we were thinking about putting a built-in bookcase on? Remember the (rough) virtual drawing I did to see how that would (sort of) look? Remember when I talked about the … Continue reading


    Tuxedo Cat

    Remember the little kitty I blogged about a couple weeks ago? Well, turns out it’s a boy, and I was so excited to be able to pick him up from the animal clinic the other day… (Click the play button … Continue reading


    Camping In Wisconsin

    So…writing that last post was a pretty emotional experience for me, and thanks to you, reading through the comments required a few Kleenex’s too! If you left me a comment, THANK YOU. I can’t even begin to tell you how … Continue reading


    Things I’d Tell My 17-Year-Old Self

    1. I know you’re more worried about what’s going on at school right now than spending time with your family, but one day, you’ll enjoy being with your Mom so much you’ll take road trips to some really pretty places … Continue reading


    Ranch Potatoes

    I’ve been sleeping in my cousin Aubrey’s room since we got to Minnesota on Sunday night. My aunt and uncle did a little redecorating when their she went off to college last year and it’s been such a treat to … Continue reading


    Pumpkin Coffee Cake

    We pulled into my aunt and uncle’s driveway just as the sun was slipping below the horizon line on Sunday night. Their newly-installed turbine was just a’spinnin’ in the breeze, and wow what an awesome sight that was! It’s the … Continue reading


    Me and Mom (Part 2)

    Mom and I pulled out of Mount Vernon, Illinois pretty early on Sunday morning. She’s a real road warrior, this one… I kept telling her I didn’t mind driving if she needed a break, but she assured me she was … Continue reading


    Me and Mom

    My Mom and I are roadtrippin’ to Minnesota (and Wandawega!) this week! We’ve driven 640 miles, and passed through four sunny states so far. The drive has been gorgeous! Such beautiful weather, and the trees on the sides of the … Continue reading


    Stray Kitten

    I’m a sucker for a stray. Dogs, cats, turtles- you name it- if I’m in the car and I see one, I gotta bust a u-ey, and at least try to rescue it. And because of the comments left on … Continue reading


    The Twice Remembered Cottage

    I drove up to Symrna, Tennessee on Monday, and spent a couple of days with my friend Kim… Her blog, The Twice Remembered Cottage, was the very first blog I ever had the pleasure of stumbling onto… What an awesome … Continue reading


    Halloween Display Ideas

    Howdy! Our friend Sarah is hosting an¬†Outdoor Ideas link party today, so Kev and I are linking up our super scary gauzy ghost idea. Check him out… He looked even spookier out there at night! Eek! Click on the photo … Continue reading


    Painted Pumpkin

    I’m visiting a friend in Tennessee today, but I wanted to pop in and post a Fall craft idea Kev and I had fun working on a while back to remind you about Kate’s Fall craft ideas link party that’s … Continue reading


    Compassion International

    In January of 2010, I opened an email about Compassion.   I had never heard of the organization up until that point, but I remember that night as clear as a bell. It was freezing outside, and I was sitting … Continue reading