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Weekly favorites – sick girl edition

I’m stuck at home for the 2nd day with a mucky, gunky, nose-blowing honking, coughing-coughing- coughing, hasn’t-slept-in-2-nights, Thing 2.  I feel so bad for her. And all right, I’ll admit it, me.  I’ve tried to sleep through the incessant coughing (I sleepily yell, “you ok??, praying that she’ll say “yes” so I don’t have to actually…


Weekly favorites – Spring Break edition

I realize I’ve been negligent in my lists of weekly favorites lately (Boy Bands certainly qualify, airplane rides and tornado warnings certainly do not) because we were on our spring break vacation to both Scottsdale and Sedona.  We had a really great time visiting relatives and friends (and, as I hope is the case with all of…

Tornadoed in

Tornadoed in

Extreme weather makes me extremely nervous. Call me crazy, but I’m not a real fan of blizzards and tornadoes. And living in Minnestoa we get our fair share of severe weather. Severe snow, severe cold, severe humidity, severe mosquitoes (don’t even try to tell us Minnesotans that’s not a real weather event. Come visit us…

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Come fly with me…(I dare you)

I’m not a fan of flying. At all. There’s not much I like about any part of it except (obviously) the fact that it gets me to a destination that I must want to go to badly enough to endure the hours of being trapped and jostled and hurtled through the sky at alarming height…

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Sleepless in Scottsdale

There are lots of things I love about being on vacation with my family, and I look so forward to all of our fun adventures, but swear to god sleeping in one hotel room with those 3 is like being sentenced to death by sleep deprivation.  It’s nothing new. It happens every time, I just…


Weekly favorites (…or scenes from my birthday)

I’m a couple of days late posting favorites this week, which I’m quite certain has thrown off your whole weekend, but I’ve been surprisingly busy, and besides, there is really only one favorite this week: 1. MY BIRTHDAY!! – My birthday has always been my favorite holiday (don’t even try to tell me it isn’t considered…


Dear me…

I’m a firm believer that you are only as old as you feel, and that the number that is your age doesn’t really mean anything unless you want to drive a car, buy some beer or get a discount on show tickets.  I love this saying –  “How old would you be if you didn’t…


Weekly favorites 2

It’s officially mid-March which officially means that I’ve survived yet another e-n-d-l-e-s-s Minnesota winter and can see the light gleaming and beckoning to me from the end of the tunnel! I know you’re taunting me, light, because you know that we will surely get at least one more snow, but still, I see you and…


These Happy Days are yours and mine….

I think I might have mentioned my new obsession with Pinterest.  During one of my very first forays into the magical world of everything you could possibly want to know or make or eat or see… or 10,000 ways to braid your hair I stumbled across this little gem of a photo. I still have this at…


Weekly favorites

Despite the fact that all day Monday I thought it was Friday this week f-l-e-w by, which makes me giddy with happiness because that means we are 1 week closer to SpRiNg, green grass, warm(ish) sunshine, FLIP FLOPS and getting on the lake. Happy dance! I’m wrapping up the week with a list of things that…


Let’s just get this out of the way…

As my husband and I sat down to watch T.V. on the night of March 25, 2002, we had no idea that what we were about to witness would change our lives.  I’ll admit it and refuse to be ashamed by it. Change. Our. Lives. Remember this guy? The polished yet incredibly dull management consultant…

So now I’m a blogger. Thanks, Pinterest.

So now I’m a blogger. Thanks, Pinterest.

I’ve been spending way too much time on Pinterest lately.  I can’t stop looking at all those small photos of delicious looking food and hilarious quotes and adorable baby animals and brides who all have ridiculous gorgeous hair and tiny babies dressed as mermaids and perfectly put together outfits with cool scarves and places that…