I have confidence!

6455_sound-of-music-1  That I will be blogging again soon.  For now, we are knee deep in Von Trapp family action.  Not to mention my life at the abbey is getting increasingly devout.  : )  Catch y'all on the flipside.  And if any of you are in town on 11/14-11/15….let me know!!


I need your help!!

Our home (the original part) is a 1920's bungalow.  We have a front room that has been empty since we moved in. Well, save a table.  It is a relatively small room, but it is right as you open the door. 

We have NO clue how to furnish it.  Well, ok we have a little clue, but want to know, how would you use this space?  How would you furnish it?  What would you decorate with??  Ideas.  I need Ideas, people!!

IMG_0600 Welcome!  Come help me decide what to do with our front room.

IMG_0601 This is the view when you first walk in.

IMG_0602 Looking to the right- our fireplace.  Doesn't work.  But, it is one of my very favorite aspects of our home.

IMG_0603  This is with my back to the fireplace.  This table was made by my brother in law.  Amazing.  But too big for our home.  It is going- if anyone wants it, let me know!  And Copley's crate.  fun.

IMG_0604  view from our dining room- well, turned study.

IMG_0605 View through to the kitchen.

Ok. Go to it.  See ya later decorator.

I want an outie!


A conversation with Katie….went like this:

I walked into the family room and Katie was pinching her bare little belly button.

Me: What are you doing?

Katie: How do I get rid of this thing?

me: what thing?

Katie:  my belly button!

me: well, you can't get rid of it, it is part of your body.

Katie: I don't want it.  I am trying to take it off.

me: Why?

Katie: because, I want one that sticks out, instead of in.

me: Really? 

Katie: yep.  So can you help me take this thing off and go get a new one?

Oh how I love that girl. (and I love that sweet little button!!)

Menu Plan Monday


Back to regularly scheduled blogging….


B: waffles with peanut butter, hot chocolate

L: PB&J, berries, wheat pretzles, nilla wafers and water

D:  Subway : )


B: Vanilla Muffins (recipe to follow), sliced fruit, yogurt

L: turkey sandwich, pretzles, cheese squares, apples

D:Pot Roast, potatoes, green beans


B: Eggs and cheese, whole wheat toast

L: Homemade Lunchable (sliced turkey, cheese, ww crackers), fruit, cookie

D: Zuchinni Pasta, salad, breadsticks


B: pancakes and bacon

L: BLT's, chips, carrots, go-gurt

D: Homemade Chicken Soup, big salad, biscuits


B: cereal with milk

L: Boys- hot lunch, Kate- Chicken soup, grapes, crackers

D: Out to dinner


B: waffles with strawberries and whipped cream

L:  Out

D:  homemade pizza, cesar salad.

Vanilla Muffins

4 cups flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups milk

2 eggs

1/2 cup melted butter

1 T. vanilla extract

Combine ingredients and divide into prepared muffin pans.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.  Makes 24 muffins!