Decoupage Dresser with Anna Maria Horner Fabric

Decoupage Dresser with Anna-Maria Horner Fabric

Vintage Dresser with Anna-Maria Horner Fabric

 One of my all time favorites...

A  garage sale find ~ later sold at Serendipity Market ~
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I paid five dollars for this dresser at a garage sale. 
I painted the dresser green, spray painted the handles gray,
and decoupaged fabric on the drawers. 


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Back to School - Traditions

My husband planted a tree for each one of our three children when they were born.  It's a lovely idea.  So far, we've planted five trees and, as I mentioned we have three children.  Clearly, keeping the children alive (and not the trees) is our priorityEvery year on the first day of school I plan on taking a picture of the kids in front of their trees.

Today, is the first day of school for my boys (pre-K and preschool).  At my request, my husband took the morning off to take the boys to school with me.  It's the first year of many years to come they will walk in to school together (i.e. there's a drop off line, HALLELUJAH!  I don't have to take the baby out of the car, change out of my pajamas, etc...). 

My friend mentioned to me at her kids school after you drop your child off for the first day of kindergarten there's a "woo hoo or boo hoo" party.  I would be in the boo hoo category.  Don't get me wrong I am happy my boys are starting school.  I enjoy time away from them but, I'm sentimental and a little sad as I watch them walk up to the door holding hands with one another.  

I'm about to really start crying when I get back in the car (after getting out to take the video of the boys).  My husband, the baby, and I drive around to where my husband's car is parked and as my husband is getting into his  car he says to me, "Now don't go crying hysterically, on the way home.  It's not safe to drive that way!"

Boom.  Mission accomplished.  Taking my husband with me has served its purpose.  I no longer feel like crying.  And, while the baby is sleeping today I have at least two hours of quiet at my houseWOO HOO!

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Lindy's Magnet Board

Custom magnet board, for Lindy. 

I think, I would have picked red, for the frame, but Lindy picked blue and it turned out beautifully.

Peeing in Public

Here is a picture of me and my boys on the Ferris Wheel in Florida.  We waited a long time to ride but it was worth the wait because my boys had never been on a Ferris wheel and there was a great view of the ocean from the top.  This sweet picture was taken about five minutes after my son JoeJoe pulled down his shorts and peed in line.  There were no trees around.

OMG!  He wasn't even trying to hide it and  felt really proud he didn't pee in his pants.  When I saw him (standing just slightly behind me) I screamed to my mom, "Mom, what do I do?"  My mom was waiting for us on a bench near by and of course, she couldn't help me because she had been watching JoeJoe the whole time and was laughing hysterically.  When I tried to shuffle JoeJoe to a nearby bush, I discovered he wasn't wearing any underwear.  Poor boy.  He doesn't dress himself so clearly I wasn't on the ball that morning.

Lie to Your Children

I have all kinds of crazy thoughts about who will take care of my children, if something happens to me.  I'm nuts but truthfully its something I think about and while they are babies I spend more time thinking about it (I hope) than I will when they are older.  Because no one knows my children like I do and I have told them so many lies there is no way anyone else could keep up.

For example, when JoeJoe asks for his B and his Guk who is going to know he wants his rocket blanket, his cowboy blanket, and his pacifier?  Who else knows Spider man cereal is actually Special K or Batman cereal is Crispix?   McDonald's only has Happy Meals if its your birthday and they only have orange soda in Florida?  Only me and my kids know all of these things.

Is it normal to lie to your children?  I think so.  It's easier for everyone.  I am acquainted with some real over-explainers (parents) and IT IS VERY ANNOYING to spend time with these people.  SHUT UP!  I'm thinking.  Your kid has no idea what you are saying.  If you don't want to go to the zoo because its 110 degrees outside there's no need to have a thirty minute discussion with your two year old about it.  Just tell them your not going because its summer time and all the animals are going on vacation.

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"So funny, hilarious..."

My husband left today for a, "business trip." He's gone to San Diego staying in a very nice hotel less than a mile from the ocean with no kids. Seriously, how much work could it be? Anyway, as he's leaving with the laptop I say, "don't take the laptop! What about all my blog followers?"  He says, "That's funny, hilarious. That may be the funniest thing you've said in months."

So, I'm certain my mom will read my blog. My dear friend Alita, who encouraged me to start blogging, will read and my sweet nanny will read about my life even though I spend more time with her than any other adult.

Most importantly, my sweet pearl, my girl turned one today. Truly, my life could not get much better.


My family is flying home from vacation in Florida.  It's been a VERY LONG DAY because we are on the late flight out in order to save $500.  I am traveling with my husband and our three children (ages four, three, and just turned one).  Clearly, its not that much of a vacation.  My husband and I are seated across the aisle from one another and we each have one of our boys with us.  My daughter, our one year old, is primarily sitting with me but there is only so much I can take in 18 inches of space so my husband and I pass her back and forth when I need a break.

UNTIL, the flight attendant comes by (pre-flight) and curtly says to me, "she (looking at the baby) needs to remain with you the entire flight!"  Uh, what???  I have traveled dozens of times with an infant and I have NEVER heard of this.  I FREAKIN' HATE THIS LADY.  I look over at my husband to exchange the look that conveys to him I FREAKIN' HATE THIS LADY and he says to me, "I love her." 

Umm, hmm of course you do.

This flight attendant happens to be African-American all the more reason my husband loves her, as he dated black woman exclusively for several years before we were married.  When she does her whole bit about turning off electronic devices she includes "turn off your blackberries, crackberries, blueberries, and raspberries..." and when she walks by my husband  says to her, "I didn't hear you say mulberries" and they go on like this throughout the rest of the flight.  WTH?

When we leave the plane my husband thanks her "so much" and then turns to me and says, "yep..., I love blackberries!"

I hate Friday's.

Most people dread Sunday night.  Not me.  I don't like Fridays.

I'm so excited on Sunday nights!  Why?  My nanny is returning, on Monday, and I've just spent the whole weekend, with my husband and children.  My husband is a VERY HARD WORKER and he would like to relax a little on the weekends (what the hell is wrong with him?), play with our kids, and work in the yard.  Also, my husband has his own idea about how and when to do things, with our family and my dear, sweet, nanny just does what I ask her to do.  Seriously, how could it get any better?

So, yesterday, I texted my friend (I'll just say it was late in the afternoon) and asked her what we decided was the acceptable time to start drinking, on a Sunday afternoon?  Well, she told me I had gone way past the acceptable time, which is one of the many reasons we are best friends. 

Today is Monday (hallelujah) and I have the whole week to look forward to before another (dreadful) weekend.


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