Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Sunday, August 10, 2014

House shopping when I should be house fixing

You know the blogging challenge you gave yourself is a resounding success when you lose followers because of it.  Consider me the dad from The Berenstain Bears. You know, the one where he's trying to teach them how to ride a bike and he keeps riding into ravines and smashing into trees and then saying "yes, that's what you should not do.  Let that be a lesson to you?"  You read that as many times as I did when you were a kid, I just know it.

Anyway, I am he and "blogging so much that you lose readers is what you should not do. Let that be a lesson to you."  But I can't wimp out on day seven, so onward we press.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Not knowing your due date is weird (33/35 week belly pic)

To anyone who has demanded to know where my "pregnancy face" is or why my arms aren't pregnant along with the rest of me, and other very sweet but invalid things, I present to you: Dweej Pregnant from Head to Toe...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Green. With. Envy.

The bad part about using a bloglovin' to do my reading...

Wait, let's start off with the good. The GOOD part about using bloglovin' is that every blog is the same, so anyone who reads mine can forget how stale and old and ga ga goo goo baby goes poo poo in her diaper it looks. 

The bad part is that I don't see other people's blogs either until I use a real computer some fateful night. Like last night.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Go to this, stat.

You guys.  I feel so super energized.  If you do any work with your parish or for your parish or someone at your parish knows you have a blog and they sometimes ask you for interwebz advice, advice-ify them to register for The Digital Church Conference prontisimo.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nothin' to see here, folks

Right before I sat down to write this, I was making 20 copies of color and shape sorting worksheets for the pre-schoolers in our co-op tomorrow and packing my extrabag (all one word) with art supplies and an ergo and seven shirts that can be worn as smocks.  Because you just never can tell with 3 and 4 year olds.

Monday, February 24, 2014


So here I am on day one of seven posts in a row and all I've got for you are these probably-sinfully cute pig tails that Mary sported for the first time on Friday courtesy of her favorite Lizzy of all time.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Mommy blog it up, y'all

I go back and forth between wanting to just completely embrace my mommy-blogger identity and post nothing but photos and updates on the kids and shunning the very notion of being a mommy-blogger at all.  Because I am a woman of extremes!  Can't just be a little of whatever, oh no sir.  Gotta be all adamant and over the top.  Tired of the clutter in my house?  Sell it and buy a new one!  Get frustrated with a zipper?  Never purchase another article of clothing that features a zipper ever! 

You get the picture.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Seriously I forgot we have apple trees

It's seems weird to say this, but Imma be brave...

deep breath...

I think I've been doing too many link ups.

There.  I said it.  See, here's what happens in my brain lately:

"Gosh, I love this bb cream.  I should tell people about it!  Okay...but I'll save that for Wednesday and make it one of my five favorites."

Wednesday arrives. Toilet overflows. 2.5 hour art class.  Diaper blowout.  Unexpected phone call. Math meltdown.  Dweej doesn't blog.

No bb cream recommendation for YOU!

Friday, February 15, 2013

$20 Credit Giveaway and Dana Carvey {7qt}

If you're just here for the giveaway, welcome!  Scroll right on down to #7 and have a super fantabuliscious day, okay?  Okay.

Remember when I waxed yo-dawg about how blogging creates community and friendships and how much I love it? So lemme tell you what happened yesterday.  First, I posted an excellent photo of a most disgusting thing (uncut broccoli that had been rotting in our garden for the last four months under deluge of ice and snow, if you must know.)

But what rhymes with broccoli, truly?  To facebook!  To facebook! 

Friday, January 18, 2013

7 Tips for New Bloggers

Hey y'all!  Thanks for coming to my 2 year bloggiversary party!  Oh, what?  You didn't know it was party day?  Well surprise!  Hope you're wearing something fancy.

Anyway, in honor of this here blog becoming a toddler and probably getting ready to start a lot of trouble and maybe flush some socks down the toilet or something, I thought I'd share a couple of tips for anyone who juuuuuuuuuuuuust started a blog or has been thinking about starting one but hasn't yet.  (pre-tip: do it.  So. FUN.).

Friday, December 21, 2012

7 Quick Takes- I am Woman of Steel! Be Impressed!

WHEW!  Have you ever read "Little House in the Big Woods" "On the Banks of Plum Creek" (edited because I'm an idiot)?  You know that part with the huge blizzard and Pa is on his way back from town and then it turns to night and there is so much wind and snow that he loses his way and has to tunnel into a snow-drift to wait it out and then all he has to eat is the Christmas candy that he bought while he was in town and pretty much he could have died and stuff?  Well the Ingalls' ain't got nothin' on us.

Monday, October 15, 2012

10 Things I Discoverd During my Social Media Sabbatical

1. Getting in shape is more than an idea and just having enough time doesn't mean I'm going to do it.

2. I'm actually a pretty good housekeeper when I bother to keep house.

3. I'm also a pretty nice person when I get enough sleep.  Hanging out with my e-friends at night might be fun for me, but it isn't so fun for my kids the next day.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Can I think out loud to you guys for a sec?

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.  I can't seem to get on top of my messy house, my to-do list never gets to-done, I've been hoping to start school next Tuesday but don't even have our books or files organized yet, and I have actual paying work that I really need, and want, do give the proper attention to.  And I just ended a sentence in a preposition.  Which usually doesn't bother me, but still.  Also sentence fragments.  Yes.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My very first really real magazine article!

I've written some lame, lazy posts in my day.  But this one...well, this one is handily going to win the gold medal in the Lameness Olympics (see how I worked the word "Olympics" in there?  Makin' it relevant and all that jazz.  The word relevant, by the way, is super lame.  Another 10 points for me!).

See, once upon a time I wrote a real article and it got published in a real print magazine and they sent me a check for real American dollars in exchange and I was all "Quick!  Cash it before they realize their mistake!"  But then people started asking if they could read said article and I got clever.  Photos of words on a page?  Don't mind if I do.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Thank You

Today I got an email.

Today I got an email that touched my heart and moved me so that even if every single one of you unfollowed this blog and not a soul ever read anything I wrote ever again, I would still gazelle leap across my living room.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dear Internet, I guess we're on a break...

A few weeks ago, when I promised to celebrate Lent with a "yes", I didn't really...well, I kind of didn't expect that it would mean something so harrowing, so excruciating, so counter-cultural as what I've been experiencing.  And that shocking thing is (insert drum roll here): hours and hours on end of no internet usage.

I know.  I KNOW.

Monday, March 05, 2012

10 (11?) Questions Answered. You're Welcome.

Um, so I have not seen the memo about this, but apparently blogs about blogging (really?  You can't think of one story to tell?) have declared that list posts are for lazy bloggers.

Well if that's the case, sign me UP, friends!  I mean, everyone already knows I am a lazy turd and most of you know that I love me a good list of whatever.  I mean, hello?  7 Quick Takes every dang Friday?  You know das right.  So when when Leslie tagged me to answer 11 questions that she made up out of her very own head, I couldn't resist.  Except I also love Monday Listicles, which is only 10 questions, so Imma cheat little.  'Cause that's what lazy turds do.  Am I right?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy 1 Year Bloggiversary to Me!

One year ago today I clicked "publish post" on my very first entry on this blog.

I had a plan.  A very small, one dimensional plan.  I was going to tell our friends and family about fixing up this house.  Making it livable and not getting electrocuted in the process.  Because when they found out that we discovered snakes in the walls of our kitchen, they thought for sure that we, and our children, were thisclose to death by venom.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New Header and the Christmas Tree

Check out my snazzy custom header by the lovely Angie of Tiny Owl Designs, founder of Catholic Mothers Online.  She even made me a matching button over on the side-bar.  Merry Christmas to me!

Speaking of Christmas, we got our tree on Saturday.  There's a sweet old German man with his own small tree farm a few streets down from us so we went back again this year and chose our tree from his adorable selection.  I love being able to walk with the kids through the snow and pick out a tree that wasn't cut down 3 weeks ago.
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