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Amazingly Normal

by katherine on March 26, 2012

It’s hard to believe that what I’m about to share is any semblance of normal, but considering the last 2 weeks? This weekend was as close to normal as it’s been in a very long time. And it was perfect. Friday afternoon I saw SUN! And since we were going on over 48 hours of […]


On the Agenda

by katherine on March 9, 2012

It is downright gorgeous out right now. I just had to run an errand for work and I seriously contemplated getting lost on the way back to the office. While I was driving, I was mentally making a to-do list for this weekend. Of course there’s the typical things on my list…laundry, dishes, menu planning […]


Saturday afternoon, we set up some of our Christmas decorations. Sunday morning, within seconds of waking up, Rylee wanted to see what Santa brought her in her stocking…because NOW IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!  !!   ! {seriously, she was that excited at 6:57 AM} To keep from having to explain that every morning for the next […]


Uff Da! Rocks my socks! Again.

by katherine on May 17, 2011

It’s no secret how much I love Emily and her awesome creations over at Uff Da Designs. Rylee loves her Uff Da goodies too! If you don’t believe me, just go here, here and here. I think she should offer a headband punch card or something…buy 5 get 1 free or something. Because I’d be […]


Sweet and Simple 3rd Birthday!

by katherine on May 17, 2011

When I first started thinking about Rylee’s birthday party there was the great debate of is she old enough to throw her a “friends” party? I had this whole big Dora themed, DIY adventure party planned complete with star catching. Alas, we decided to wait at least another year before we do the two party […]



by katherine on May 16, 2011

That is how my weekend can be summarized. This weekend was the fastest, longest weekend in the history of weekends. If that makes any sense at all. It all came to a head Thursday when I realized everything we were trying to take on. Grocery shopping. 3rd birthday party prep. Ry’s 3 year photos. Showing […]


Lemon Cello: In Photos

by katherine on January 5, 2011

While you’r reading this post, I will be flying across the United States on my way to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2011 Archery Trade Show. Indianapolis in January. Fun Stuff. ************************* So, I had this grand idea to make lemon cello to bottle and use them as gifts for Christmas this year. I succeeded…partially. I […]


Super-easy Pumkpin "Candle" holders

by katherine on October 28, 2010

Growing up, we did holidays. And we did them right. Halloween was no exception. My ever so crafty mom always made our costumes. I don’t ever remember wearing a purchased costume. Ever. One year, I was a ballerina, then next an orange crayon. I remember the year I was Jasmine from the movie Aladdin. The […]