home is where the bread is buttered

I worked late last night and here is just a small sampling of the progress. Then I read until I could barely hold my eyes open. That is one bad thing I do when reading in bed, I keep saying “ok just one more page…and one more page..” Until another hour has passed and my eyes won’t stay open.

Here are two more house photos. This is the diningroom which opens up to the kitchen. This is where we tend to gather when people come over. Even in our old house, the kitchen was always a big gathering spot. The second is a view from inside the kitchen looking into the livingroom from the previous photos.

I am so very excited about tonight, my mom is coming over to stay with the boys. This means I get to go in to Hubcity and have Tom start on my Richard Scarry tattoo. Then since she is spending the night, we get to go out like crazy singles! (this means most likely we will go out to dinner + and movie, cause we are crazy party people!!) Still, sounds like fun to me.


Today was
♥ a day with my sister Heather
♥ thrift shopping (tablecloth + angel cake pan)
♥ easy cake baking with Heather
♥ lots of coffee

Tonight I am sewing up a storm (good thing for all that coffee) and should have some photos of my progress in the morning, some more house photos then too.

Rain Day

Excuse the short update…today was a grey rainy day. Great day for getting out the rainboots, raincoats, and sloshing around. It really feels like spring outside, which is a bit disturbing. Looks like I might have even longer to wait for the snow, I heard the end of January now before we see some snow….

the livingroom

Here’s a story about Jelly Man Kelly
He loves jelly the most
ah but most of all Jelly Man Kelly
loves jelly on toast

The livingroom with my favorite newish chair. We got it on sale at Ikea (I never even knew Ikea had sales) The only bad part about the sale was so many things were out of stock. The bookshelves are also all Ikea, but only one is new. The new bookshelf is over half empty and this gives me great a excuse to pay a few more visits to the Wonderbook shop in Hagerstown. If you are local run out to Wonderbook all their books are $1 right now and the places is still filled with so many amazing used books.

They opened up a new store location (hence the $1 sale) But the old shop is really still jam packed. When Katie come over we spent atleast two hours going through books and loading our shopping baskets. To be honest we could have stayed even longer, it was the little ones who were ready to leave.

I have been trying to spend a little time each night reading in bed. I finished Lost by Gergory Maguire (the Wicked guy) and now I am reading a memoir called My Sister Life. Each of these books are hardcover $1.00 finds.


Today besides my normal work related tasks, I am busy packaging up some overdue thank you mail. I have received some lovely unexpected mail throughout the last year at my po box. Unexpected packages are some times the most fun!

I’ve got to gather more goodies before these can be sorted, wrapped, and sent…but soon soon!