Month: February 2010

my boyfriend’s outta town.

The boys have left, all three of them, to take Dziadek {our Polish grandpa} back to California. It’s just me and Precocious all alone with the world at our fingertips. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. They left quite a mess in their wake, those boys. And for any of you who might feel a little jealous that I’m getting a renovated kitchen, that I get to travel all the time, and that I own a horse, I want you to do a little exercise…
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happily ignorant

I can honestly say, this is one of those times when I’m thrilled about the fact that I don’t speak Polish. I have no idea what’s going on at the rip roaring speed of sound between these two, and I have no intention of finding out. I’ll be in my happy place if you need me.

My Interview with Hallmark.

It makes me cringe watching myself in interviews, but here you go. In case you’re having a cringe-worthy day and you need to see someone else making a fool of herself in front of a camera. You’re welcome. [youtube=]

my favorite features on the frigidaire gas oven.

To say I like my new Frididaire range is not unlike saying I sort of like my children. I mean, they’re okay, I guess. If they’re in the right light. Um, no. I worship the ground my children walk on, and would stand in front of flying bullets to keep them safe. Is it sacrilegious to put my new appliances in the same category? I think not. I love this range more than words can describe, I really do. As…
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3 Mormons & a Bloggess

Before I delve into the awesomeness that will be this week post wise, {life wise my house is a mess, I need to unpack and do laundry, go grocery shopping, locate and sign all kinds of consent forms for the kids for school, clean my bathroom, and well. That’s enough.} I need to just mention where I’ve been. I was at Mom 2.0, a conference in Houston on Thursday and just got back yesterday. I’ll go into the nitty gritty…
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how to saddle a horse.

We’re trying to train Reuben, our horse, to tolerate a saddle. And reins, and a bit. He doesn’t like any of that nonsense, he’d rather be ridden bareback. I personally hate riding bareback and need him to get on board with the whole saddle thing so we can get to know each other a little beyond me throwing hay over the fence. Precocious is trying to be a good horsewoman and learn how to properly take care of and train…
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DownEast Basics Women’s Fashion.

Back when the weather was still warmish, DownEast Basics sent me some clothes to try out from their new {Fall} line. I took photos of the darling clothes, edited them, put the clothes in my closet and promptly forgot about the whole thing. Because I’m awesome like that. Fast forward a few months. I was at the mall a couple of weeks ago looking for something foxy to wear to BlissDom, when I wandered into the DownEast Basics storefront and…
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sven kramer fever.

Have you been following the Olympics? We don’t have a television so I have to wait until the kids have gone to bed to watch whatever clips NBC deems spotlight worthy {on my laptop} at the end of the day. My question for you is this: are you as smitten with Sven Kramer as I am? He’s adorable. I think it has everything to do with the fact that he looks like my older brother did in middle school. And,…
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shelter warning: it’s not safe to come out yet.

I know it’s not life or death, this kitchen remodel we’re doing, but it’s a little hectic at my house right now, and I feel like posting this sign on the front door: Marie and I ended up in the basement at BlissDom, shelter level. I thought it was hysterical, being relegated to the floor where all the staff were hanging out, smoking in the stairwells. I kind of wish I were hiding out with them right now so I…
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