Family, Humor, Life

Why I Am Not “Normal” And Some Unemployment Cake

[spacer height="20px"] I grew up with the idea that you must fit in. Basically, don't draw attention to yourself. It wasn't until I moved out here in the late 80's that I started to embrace all things, well, weird-ish. I liked that not everyone looked just like me. I loved the different foods from different cultures. I accepted that… Continue reading Why I Am Not “Normal” And Some Unemployment Cake

Humor, Life

Structure + Routine = SANITY

[spacer height="20px"] I have a thing about routine/structure/keeping the day organized. A big thing. When it comes to the weekends, I almost don't know what to do with myself because I am a little too structured throughout the week. But one thing I know from years of parenting and many-a-Child Psychology course is this: kids need structure to… Continue reading Structure + Routine = SANITY

Decorating, Dollar Tree, Humor

Dollar Tree Does It Again – My Spring Mantel

[spacer height="20px"] I found this frame from Dollar Tree in with my Two Thrifty Chicks stuff:   And thought, what can I do to make you special?    A little paint And here you go! I just painted the frame a dark green color and added the aqua to the accent pieces. It isn't perfect (which is… Continue reading Dollar Tree Does It Again – My Spring Mantel

Family, Humor, Life, Link Party

Sacrificing The “Good Life”

[spacer height="20px"] I love the name of my blog. The backstory of the name is many-fold but the biggest reason is that both of my girl’s middle names are Grace. A Grace Full Life. Catchy, isn't it? But in the process of creating a happy, harmonious home for our girls, it hasn’t always been so graceful. Besides… Continue reading Sacrificing The “Good Life”

Friends, Humor, Life, Marriage

I Heart You

[spacer height="20px"] I heart all of you, my loyal blog-reading friends! Without you, I wouldn't have kept on with this little ditty as my hobby and I wouldn't be nearing 2000 page views! I am so excited that it has gotten that high and in honor of such a big event, I have a fun blog… Continue reading I Heart You

Crafts, Decorating, Humor, Life, Pinterest

Eat. Craft. Love

[spacer height="20px"] Back in the fall, I found this cute sign on the blog, Crafts By Amanda:   craftsbyamanda.com   I loved how she saw something she loved in a store and made it her own. But my personal favorite stage of her process was this: [spacer height="20px"] craftsbyamanda.com I really love signs that are distressed… Continue reading Eat. Craft. Love