Monday, February 08, 2016

Fat Tuesday Charity Auction with Zelie & Co.

Those of you who've known me for a long time have already heard this part of the story but Imma roll with it anyway- my mom was 17 when I was born.  17!  That's only three measly years older than my own biggest child is now.  Oy. 

ANYWAY (quick before this lump in my throat turns to actual tears because holy hormonal emotional-ness, batman)! Anyway.  As a former baby and a current mother, I love to support the mamas and their babies, no matter what circumstances they are in.  It's amazing what you can accomplish if someone just tells you that you can, but if someone also helps you do it?  Unstoppable.  Is that a song yet?  It should be.

That brings me to Mary's Mantle, a safe haven for expectant mothers in southeast Michigan, and the Zelie & Co. charity auction, which starts Tuesday morning (that's tomorrow!  Write it down!).

Monday, January 11, 2016

Stairwell and Hallway Reveal!

Remember that one time, like, 6 weeks ago, that I started this project and then never mentioned it again?
so snazzy

super chic
If you don't remember all of its gory glory (p.s. Cecilia is literally reading this over my shoulder while I type.  Danger! Do not teach your kids things!), please to be refreshing yourself before moving on.

Before Pics

Okay, ready?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

3 tips for homeschooling while pregnant

A few weeks ago, in response to my traditional "sorry I've sucked at blogging but first trimester" post, a reader asked me to talk about how I manage to homeschool with all that ridiculousness going on.  So let's talk.

First I have to say that I was not someone-hospitalize-me-quick sick.  I also wasn't mild-stomach-irritation-but-could-still-go-on-10k-daily-runs sick.  There's a middle ground in there where I found myself and where I think many of you might find yourselves someday, and that's where I'm coming from here: a fairly standardly incapacitated first trimester

Monday, December 14, 2015

Earrings (and other jewelry) giveaway. Perfect stocking stuffers!

A long, long, long, looooong time ago, a reader named Elizabeth sent me a beautiful pair of Our Lady of Mount Carmel earrings that she made herself as well as a matching pair to give to one of you. 

I even 'grammed them back in July.  Super cute, right?
I have worn the earrings and have loved the earrings and have gotten compliments on the earrings but have NOT, have not, shame shame shame on me, given the extra pair to one of you.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Stairwell and hallway project: before pics

You know how everything looks truly terrible right before it starts looking great?  I remember on the day of my prom, I looked HORRIBLE right before I really started getting ready.  Because it's not like you get ready first in the morning and then get ready again at night, know what I'm sayin'?  Okay, well *I* didn't do that sort of thing because Kurt Cobain and flannel.

Okay.  What?

Things looking terrible, yes.  So my house is actually not horrible, but I like to start projects and then take pictures of the shambles I've created and call them before pics so you think "why did she buy such a horrible house?  It's weird!  But dang that after picture is the bomb."  Yes, you still say "the bomb."  It's cool.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I'm not dead yet....!

Every time I get an email notification that someone has left a comment on a blog post these days, it's someone extolling the powers of a certain witch doctor to win back a wayward spouse or promises of wealth and fortune if only you (and I ) join the ranks of the Illuminati immediately.

You guys, I don't even know how to blog IP addresses or whatever it is people do when spammers are killin' it in the combox.  But more importantly the only comments I'm getting are spam because I don't blog anymore.   So depressing.

Hey, I'm finally starting to feel betterish!  As long as I don't go too long between snacks and don't go overboard on the sugar and don't try to chug water, especially not on an empty stomach, I can pretty much do, like, regular things.  Regular is so, so nice.  I actually thought about that this morning while I was getting dressed- about the why of early pregnancy sending everything into shambles, at it goes something like this...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

30 Days to Calm- a book review + preorder

Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of seeing Jenna's new book  when it wasn't even a book yet, and although I don't suffer from anxiety in the way that I know many of my friends do, I still found it incredibly helpful.

Do you know Jenna?  Am I getting ahead of myself?  Yes, as usual.

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