Favorite Things


Awesome Craigslist Find!

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Greg and I will have been married 8 years in March. Up until December 2011, we had never bought a couch.  When we first got married we were given 20 year old couches that we bought slipcovers for and used for a few years.  We then were given couches by a friend from work and used those for another few years. After my dad sold his house, he offered his couches to my brother and myself.  I didn’t want them, but my brother did.  So we made a compromise.  While my brother didn’t have his own place and a need […]

Updating the Play Room

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Sorry for being MIA last week.  We caught a cold/sinus thing and I just have not felt up to blogging. For awhile now I have loved this nursery. I love the colors and I love the forward facing bookshelves. So after seeing these plans from Ana White, we decided to use some wood that had been in the garage for awhile and whip them up (well, I should say Greg did). Here is Greg installing the shelves. (Yes those are SkippyJon Jones books- and yes, they are probably some of the funniest children’s books of all time- thanks Gloriane for turning us […]

Totally Awesome Toddler Food Fun

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I may or may not have an obsession.  It depends who you ask.  I kind of have a crazy love for cute, but practical, food accessories.  Actually- it’s not a “kind of” love- but a head over heels, total junky needs to go to rehab love (if you ask my hubby anyway). I love bentos.  I have for a few years- like before Asa turned one because it wasn’t huge in the USA yet and I was looking everywhere to find adorable food picks and rice molds.  In particular, I love C-U-T-E bentos. A great Americanized version is Muffin Tin Meals– […]

How Do I Make A Monthly Menu? On My HUGE Wall Calendar!

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Back in September I came up with an idea for keeping our monthly calendar/menu in an easily accessible place that I didn’t have to hunt down in order to view.  I figured we could paint a ginormous square on our wall with chalkboard paint and create a monthly calendar.  It worked great for the first month, but since we were using chalkboard pens, it didn’t erase at the end of the month 🙁 So onto plan B.  We mounted plywood on the wall and adhered black contact paper to it (After wiping it down really well so there wouldn’t be […]

Must See Movies for 2012

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Earlier this week I got to go see “Sherlock Holmes” with my hubby. Yeah, he loves me. Since we rarely go to the movies (read- I can’t hear them), we have to plan ahead if there is one we want to see.  There is a movie theatre here in town that plays movies with open captions, but it is a limited viewing time (usually three days with two different showings a day a few weeks after the release).  Hey, I’m just thankful for the option!  Most theaters don’t even offer that! So we went and saw Holmes.  I liked it. […]