Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7 Questions

Happy Wednesday! It's 7 questions time! Head on over to Gentri's blog and link up!

1. Describe your perfect day. Being able to spend the day with my husband and both my girls. It doesn't matter what it is, a walk, a drive, playing in the park. 
2.What was something that you were afraid of as a child? The dark, spiders and monsters at the end of my bed that were going to get my toes.
3. What's something you're afraid of today? The dark, spiders, heights, elevators, being alone... should I go on? I have way too many fears.
4. Would you rather be obsessed with yourself or someone else? Being obsessed with myself might actually help me feel good about myself. I'm so obsessed with my girls already that I don't leave much time for myself. Like I tried to go shopping for clothes for myself yesterday and I kept ending up in the little girls clothes!
5. What is a favorite restaurant that you could visit over and over and never get sick of? This little diner across the border that we go to for breakfast. They are only open for breakfast and lunch and I've only ever had breakfast there. It's nothing special, just a cute little old diner. (We live by the Indiana/Michigan border, so across the border is Michigan. Ironic because I grew up on the Kansas/Missouri border. I've never lived in the middle of a state.)
6. What is one food you used to hate but now enjoy? Green olives.
7. Fill in the blank: Star ________. Star Song

And the required funny picture of myself. Probably funnier to me. I was trying to teeter-totter with Miss L. Trying to stay on and get her all the way to the ground.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Applesauce Production

I've got a big production going in the kitchen right now and it's really making me feel like myself again. The whole world stopped when I was pregnant with Miss G just to make sure that she stayed put and was healthy and then I only had a very small garden this year. Oh how I've missed all of it! My husband and the girls and I went to the apple orchard this morning and picked 20+lbs of apples and then bought another variety in their market that wasn't able to be picked. Now the rest of my Friday is going to be spent making applesauce. I don't like making applesauce with one straight variety. I think it gives it a better flavor if you mix two or more varieties. Normally I go for a Gala/Fuji mix but this year I'm doing a Gala/Golden Delicious mix because Goldens were the only variety we could pick today that we like.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7 Questions

Whew! A little late in the day but here it is. If you haven't already, go on over to Gentri's blog and link up too!

1. Do you ever have reoccurring dreams? I will have dreams on the same subject, but not the exact same dream. Usually something that has me agitated or stressed. I used to not remember dreams very often but when I was pregnant the last time I started remembering what I had dreamed about all the time. It's slowed down a little but way more than I used to.
2. It's the first day of Fall (or Spring for you southern hemispherers) in a few days, what are you looking forward to most? The crunch of the leaves, the cool air, sweatshirts, boots, warm drinks and Halloween! I love Halloween. It's my birthday!
3. Because a lack of coordination, would you rather not be able to tie your shoes or cut your own food? Not be able to tie my shoes. There are plenty of cute slip on shoes!
4. Would you rather live in a house made entirely of glass or a house with no windows? A house made of glass. I couldn't go without sunlight streaming in the house. And I could sew up a bunch of cute curtains!
5. Would you rather walk on you toes or heels forever? Toes.
6. What's your favorite sense? (you have 5 btw) This is a hard question for me... I love sight of course so I can see my beautiful daughters. I have an over sensitive sense of smell sometimes that drives my husband crazy but there are so many things I'm thankful I can smell.
7. What's your favorite movie quote of all time? I don't really have one. My husband on the other hand could give you a million of them. I'm not a huge movie watcher, wierd I know.

And...... the funny picture of myself. I'm cracking up at this. So you know how I've been bugging my husband to take more pictures of me? This is what he took.... Miss G and I fell asleep on the living room floor.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

7 Questions

First of all, go over to Gentri's blog and link up with the 7 questions!!

Second, thanks for coming by to read my answers to her questions! Hope you're having a great day!

1. Do you have any weird food combinations that you love? Applesauce with potato chip crumbs! It has to be the crumbs at the bottom of the bag. Crushing up chips is just not the same. Preferably plain ruffle potato chip crumbs.
2. Have you ever written a blog post, published it, then immediately deleted it? I don't think so. I have written posts, saved them and deleted them before I published them.
3. What is a hair style you wish you could pull off, but would never be brave enough to try? 
Anything involving a bold color. I've never died my hair, not even highlights.
4. Would you rather have to always use the sun to tell the time or directions by the stars? Use the sun to tell time. I don't even own a watch so I think I could survive.
5. What is a fall trend that you are excited to try?
Boots!! I am excited for boots! I just need to buy some. Like these:

6. Who is your style icon?Pinterest!! Haha... no seriously, I couldn't tell you a name, just the things I search on Pinterest. That's where I found those boots of course!

7. What's your favorite outdoor activity?
Taking a walk in the woods, around the neighborhood, on the beach. I used to really like taking Atv drives with my husband around his family's property when I had my own Atv but we sold it when Miss L was born. Can't wait to get our own property and get another!

And the required picture of myself... I found one! Aren't you proud of me?? Me being a penguin with Miss L from our vacation this summer.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Electronic Cleaning

Does anyone else have a bad habit of letting emails pile up? Junk, personal, important, read, unread, doesn't matter what kind but they all start piling up and all of the sudden you have 5,000 emails? Yeah, that's me! I decided to do some electronic cleaning yesterday and today and I cleaned out my Etsy messages, Facebook messages, work emails and personal emails. I feel a weight off of me!! Okay not really, but it feels really nice to log into my email and not see 5,000 emails in my inbox. It's just one of those things I had to stop and just take care of and now I just need to be better about deleting or filing things as they come in.

Are you clean or messy when it comes to electronic messages?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Kitchen Aid Mixer Makeover

Have you seen the painted kitchen aid mixers going around Pinterest? I've been drooling over how amazing they look with a custom paint job but I don't really have the extra money to get mine painted. My Kitchen Aid has been around for about 9 years now and always wished it was one of those fun bright colors but I'm starting to think it's probably better that it's white so I can change the look of it as my kitchen or mood changes. If you do have a Cricut or Silhouette or one of the home craft type vinyl cutters I'm sure this is something that you can probably make yourself but I don't have either of those machines so I don't know the details of exactly how.

What do you think about how she looks now? I'm sure I'll change it a million times though!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Office Makeover: Part 2

I hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend. We were going to tackle painting the garage but we were predicted to get rain for 3 days so thought it was best to postpone that big of a project and work on something smaller instead. In the end, we probably could have painted the garage on Sunday and Monday because we barely got any rain and it was just on Saturday. Back in August I showed you some sneak peaks of my office makeover. Our "little" project over the weekend was to complete start building the new desk for the office area. The plan to complete the desk went out the window when we starting having equipment problems. We finally ended up going to Sears and buying a $30 Craftman Evolv jigsaw, which I have to tell you that I can make pretty straight cuts with it all by myself! So proud of that! 
All we were able to  build was the legs. I did all of the cutting, drilling and screwing myself with just holding help from my husband. We are making this desk based on the Narrow Farmhouse Table plans on It won't be exactly like the plans as we've modified it to fit our space, our needs and the size of the pre-cut top we will be using but the plan was a great guide to build the type of desk we wanted.

*I am not affiliated with Sears or Craftsman. I purchased the Evolve saw with $30 of my own money.