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Week In The Life 2014 | Wednesday

October 30, 2014

My Wednesday in words + pictures:


Fewer pictures today as so many activities overlapped the previous days activities. Started by putting a coat of polyurethane on the built-ins that I stained on Tuesday. Just set my phone on an unpainted section and used a timer app.



I went outside to pull weeds and since the kids had already used up their screen time they were right behind me to ride bikes and scooters. Chaos worked on his bike riding. He gets it and can do it, but still lacks enough confidence to really give it a go. In time.




Met a friend at McAlister’s for dinner. We eat together every Wednesday while our oldest kids are at church. McAlister’s has the BEST sweet tea…



He let me take a selfie with him. Love.



After dinner I picked up the girls and we all went to a local football game. Another friend has a son playing and we wanted to see him play. He’s the one in red. Ha! He played well and his team won, so bonus!

Week In The Life 2014 | Tuesday

October 29, 2014

This is my Tuesday in words and pictures.


To-dos and Daily sheet from Monday.



Entry way built in, ready to be stained.



Bottom part after staining.



Reading blogs over lunch – Mac & Cheese.



It died. Very sad.



Get gas. $2.67/gallon.



Snack time while we wait for swim practice to end.



They play.



I write.



More play – Minecraft this time.



Evening playtime in the back yard.



He flies a kite because it makes him happy. It makes me happy too.

Week In The Life 2014 | Monday

October 28, 2014

This is my Monday in words and photos.


Checking email and doing desk work.


My office buddy. She likes to sit in that chair and watch out the window.


Dropped the girls off at the natatorium for practice.


Went to the library. He played with the blocks.


And read a book about dinosaurs.


And ran down the stairs when it was time to leave.


And we waited in the car for the girls to come out of practice.


So we could go to soccer practice.


Came home and folded the towels that have been piled on the dryer for what seems like forever.


Then back to the office for Pinterest scrolling and staring contests. She likes to sit right next to me at night since she can’t see out the window.


Some TV before sleep.


A Week In The Life is a project created and spearheaded by Ali Edwards.

You can see my older WITL posts here.

Capsule Wardrobe

October 21, 2014

Somehow, this term has just now entered my attention. I looked it up. It was invented in 1977 in London, then made a grand appearance in the states in 1985.

I’m behind the times apparently.

But it’s a nice idea – you pare your wardrobe back to a few select pieces that all work well together. Sounds easy enough.

And then I realized that I already have a capsule wardrobe! On point and zero effort required!

Here’s how you can copy my look:

1. Detest shopping for clothes. Online, brick-and-mortar. Doesn’t matter. It’s torture. Only shop under duress (i.e. big event – nothing to wear).

2. Maintain a wardrobe of nice clothes for each season. We have 2 seasons here, summer and swinter (it looks like winter and features brief periods of cold punctuated by summer again), so I have 2 “nice” wardrobes of about 4-6 outfits for each.

3. Shop Old Navy for all your denim needs.

4. Volunteer in a student ministry that also provides shirts to adult sponsors. 3-5 t-shirt events per year = stash of t-shirts constantly being refreshed. Bonus points if your student minister is also a graphic artist.

Boom! Capsule wardrobe.

If by wardrobe you meant different categories of t-shirts, punctuated by a select few outfits to wear when you might go eat somewhere that doesn’t have a playplace.


Around Here | October 17

October 17, 2014

Around Here… I have a toddler in the house again. It’s a 6-month-old puppy. That acts like an 18-month-old child. I spend a great deal of time repeating myself. “OFF!” “NO!” and mumbling things like, “please don’t eat off the floor.” and “bugs are not food.” Occasionally I turn into a toddler with things like “I don’t want to share my coffee with you!” and “I don’t want to get up at 5:30 a.m. It is not pee-o’clock!”

Evening walk.

Around Here… We are finally able to spend some time outside and it is glorious, especially in the morning. Our morning walks now are so pleasant and it’s almost downright cold. The days still get pretty warm (90s some days) but the exhausting heat of summer is vanquished for another few months.

Around Here… We celebrated a certain little boy’s birthday! He’s 7 now. Why does that seem so big and so small at the same time?



We had dinner as a family and then he spent his birthday money at The Lego Store (where else?) on Jabba the Hut’s ship. For a special surprise Party Boy took them all upstairs at the mall to Lolly & Pop’s. This is a candy store like you see in the movies with every kind of candy imaginable, most of it in bulk bins. They each got a tiny paint bucket that they could fill with any kind of bulk candy you can imagine. You know that saying “Happy as a kid in a candy store?” Seriously. That has all new meaning now. We walked out with 4-1/2 POUNDS of candy in those tiny buckets.

Around Here… We went to the State Fair. It was cloudy and cool. The food was interesting, as always. The kids rode rides. We looked at cars. And tractors. It was fun. And I am glad it only happens once a year! On a related note, we had a church event right after and I was told by several people that I smelled like the fair. Probably from sitting in the food court and marinating in the fryer smoke.


I Made This! | Memory Verses

October 16, 2014

I made these for verses that our student choir is memorizing and thought there might be others that would like them. Enjoy!

Ephesians 3-17-18 (1)

Ecclesiastes 4-12

Welcome Back!

October 1, 2014

The long summer hiatus is over and much like watchable television returns in the fall, so have I! I promise that I will give you more than just the standard 16 season episode with a 6 month mid-season break…

Like all of you I am staying busy – swim practice, walking the dog, puppy preschool, homeschool, etc. But with fall comes a reliable-ish schedule and a little free time. So, here I am.

It was an eventful summer, and I have the Project Life pages to show for it, but those will have to wait since they products don’t get released til Friday.

To hold you over, here’s a page from our vacation last month to Maui -



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