My kid ran away today

Claire was by my side while I talked to her teacher about a minor scrap she got into with a classmate today. (I need to teach her to never start a fight she can't win....JUST KIDDING) She yelled "get Sissy" and ran out the door. I looked over my shoulder to grab her lunchbox while... Continue Reading →

Pinteresty weekend

I've been collecting things for "projects" for a while now. I like projects. First to keep the girls busy. And of course Easter eggs. Project 1. Magnetic makeup board. Sheet of metal stuck on the wall with command strips and hot glued magnets to the makeup. Easy Peasy. Project 2. A hat bow holder for... Continue Reading →

My 4-H kid

An 11year old in my 4-H club meeting and I had this conversation today when the 4-H officers were done leading the business meeting. Kid: "Ms Waters? Can I have your gavel?" Me: "No. Why do you want it?" Kid: "Because I'm going to court tomorrow" Me: "Court? How come?" Kid (Looking down): "I dunno"... Continue Reading →

School Fashion and Soccer

I try to let my kids be as independent as they want to. It increases their confidence and helps me save what's left of my sanity. Claire still needs me to put her diaper on and most of the time dress her. Sometimes if it's an easy outfit she can dress herself if I lay... Continue Reading →

New laundry system.

My new system. Stage 1. Me - sort the clean clothes into baskets. Caroline - fold towels, hand towels and washclothes and stack neatly Claire- dance on the table naked while throwing things and laughing at at her hard working sister. Stage 2 Me - Put clothes on hangers Claire - (still naked) get clothes... Continue Reading →

Before & afters

Found an old framed print at the thrift store, wanted to make it "new" and cheerful and hang it on the wall here. I like to change things up sometimes and since I'm running out of furniture rearranging options, the walls it is. My goal: A bright, cheerful, kitschy wall hanging. Using the original as... Continue Reading →

The Zoo and the booger sheets

The ratbabies myself and my friend Shannon went to the zoo.  We walked almost 4 miles. (According to fitbit) I signed up for the HGTV dream home, at least 4 times. Obviously I'll win it. Kidding. My mind is overly optimistic thought, as always. I have a perfectly good set of lavender sheets that Caroline... Continue Reading →

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