summer reading

Yes, I'm also reading the 50 Shades series... but I needed to stop by the library today and choose some books that were good for my brain. And also, books that I wouldn't be embarrassed at people seeing on my side table in the living room.

I overheard Taylor asking Trask tonight if he had read the 50 Shades of Grey book yet... and I lowered my head in shame. Not that that's going to stop me from finishing the third book!

Trusty Target

Target seems to ALWAYS pull through when I need a little pick-me-up for the house. Look what I found lurking in the One-Spot (dollar bins, dollar spot, whatever…) part of the store!

This ceramic white owl delights me. I love the simplicity. I love that it can hold things. I love that it was budget-friendly, at a whopping $2.50.

Does Target delight you as much as it delights me? Tell me about it! Target success stories make me giddy.


PS: Yellow frame in the background… that’s a Goodwill success story, and I’ll share it later. It still gives me butterflies thinking about it and how much I adore it.

I've missed YOU


Hi cuties... it's been awhile, hasn't it? I've been thinking about you while I've been away. Actually, that's not true at all. I've been far too busy to even think about you even a little bit. This probably isn't the way I should start out... insulting you and all. The point is... I'm back. I guess I was worried that I didn't know what to do with this blog. But I remembered that you'll read anything I write. Or you'll ignore me. I will be a better blogger. I will TRY to be a better blogger. You'll get home projects, craftivities, family news, weird confessions and thoughts and all that jazz, with a splash of sass. 

What's my life look like currently? The hubby is great. Handsome as ever, and still laughing at my jokes, which delights me. The big kid is turning SIX years old in 15 days and is still as sweet as candy and as smart as something really smart. The little kid is a honey badger daredevil and he is almost two and a half, and he makes me sleepy. We're still living in the suburbs of Portland because I'm too scared to move into the city, and I'm still keeping busy with Lemon Kissed. I've become severely addicted to Pinterest, have been diagnosed with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and I'm trying to grow my hair out, yet AGAIN. I'm LOVING life, reconnecting with friends, calming the hell down about things that used to freak me out or cause my heart-rate to shoot through the roof.

It's nice to be back.