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Links and stuff

Even though I’m part of a writing challenge for the month of October, I’m not always going to be perfect at the “writing” part. Today is one of those days that I haven’t had too many quiet moments for me to collect my thoughts and even think up a topic, let alone actually write more than a few sentences about it.

So for today’s post, you get some links I’ve been hanging onto, with all intents and purposes to share them with you, my devoted readers. OK, with whomever happens to be clicking onto my blog for today!

First up, a personal fave from a friend of mine. Bethany is a budding lifestyle photographer and did a beautiful job of creating a montage of photos of a day in the life of her little family of four. Once you’re on the page, hover over the black square and you’ll see the option to press Play.

A Day in the Life


I found this next link whilst clicking through various news pages. While I’m not a complete “green” freak, I do some recycling, I’ve got 2 compost piles going and I am continually working at minimizing the amount of “stuff” that creeps into our small home.

However, unless I was the type that could envision myself living in an RV at some point, I don’t think I could see myself enjoying a Cube house. Absolutely nothing about it seems comfortable. Affordable? Definitely. “Green?” Of course. Comfy? No freaking way.

The Cube Project


Even though summer is nearly gone around here, I still think the next link is valuable information for anyone wanting a fairly simple yet healthy breakfast option, especially for your little ones. It’s called the “green” smoothie; maybe you’ve heard of it? I made these several times a week over the summer for the boys and most of the time, it was a hit. A few times I even added peanut butter, and that made it quite tasty. There’s all kinds of options for green smoothies out there, but I think the example given by Org Junkie is a great place to start. Drink up!

Org Junkie’s Daily Green Smoothie


This last one just came to me through a Facebook friend and I just have to share it. Such an interesting thing, this whole “necessity is the mother of invention.” I have no doubt you will be amazed at the inventiveness and appreciative of the “little” things in life we all take for granted.

Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Litre of Light)

The smell of “funk”

There’s always something deliciously cozy about putting on a pair of oh-so-comfy jeans and a soft, long-sleeved cotton shirt on those first days of Autumn. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but in case I haven’t, I hope I get to wear jeans in Heaven. Honestly, they are just the most comfy pieces of clothing I have and if my baby pooch sticks with me for eternity, then at least I’ll be comfortable in my jeans!

Anyways, today has been by far the most Autumn-like weather we’ve had yet. Overcast. Cooler temps. “Cold” even this morning, 71 degrees inside. Brrr!

And of course rain. Lots and lots of RAIN. Ahhhhh…

So tonight, being that I’m not ready to add blankets to the bed just yet, means I reach for the second set of clothing that is amongst the most comfy – the pajamas. Flannel, of course.

When we tore apart my closet this summer and decided that most of my clothes would be on the hangers or stacked on a shelf, I thought for sure another added benefit – besides not needing to take up dresser drawer space – would be that I would no longer have to endure the smell of “funk”. Do you know that funk of which I am talking about?

Typically, when my opposite season clothing sat in a drawer for months at a time, they would inevitably all have a “funk” smell to them the first time I opened that dresser drawer. Certainly, sitting in the open air, on a shelf, would mean NO FUNK.


My cute flannel pajamas, folded neatly on their “winter pajama” shelf, stink.


Maybe if I keep them in the bathroom with me while I shower I can air them out enough to wear them tonight…because I am certainly not ready to start wearing socks to bed yet!

Dear Blog

Oh dear. It’s been awhile.

That seems to be the common theme in all of my communications with those I normally spend time with. God. Friends. Family.


But like I was saying, common themes…as you can see I just can’t make up my mind about you. It’s just the way I am. With my hair. My home. My exercise (ahem) routine. I try something new in hopes of feeling different. Like maybe this time I can handle something long-term.

Why do you think it took me so long to finally say “Yes” to getting married?!?

Please try to understand my absences, my ever-changing mind.

Like my exercise routine, I have high hopes for consistency. I go about my days, “writing” in my head the next “great” post. Something deep. Something magical.

But like my hair, my high hopes have fallen quite flat as my life gets…interesting.

It’s not you.

It’s me.

OK, maybe some of it is you…

Picture this

I went to a friend’s house last week for a quick visit and noticed this sign at their front door. Hee hee heeee…


My in-laws always bring out a few toys for the boys to play with during our visit. The LEGO’s have been out for awhile but are typically not touched much. Until this visit. The spaceship was coveted. Since there was only 1 spaceship and 2 boys, I decided to try my hand at making a LEGO space craft. I haven’t picked a name for it yet…



The boys and I spent a few hours at Raley Field last week for the Mommy & Me Day with a few friends. Yes, it was hot. Yes, I was crazy. And yes, my boys had fun. Well, D had fun, L started to have fun about 2 hours into it. Regardless, they had their first experience on a professional baseball field and they even got to meet the mascot, Dinger. That’s worth a hot and crazy morning in the sun.


Stuff to check out

So every now and then I come across a blog post or a series of blog posts that I think to myself, “That rocks!” or “What a great idea!” or “Man, that is one talented momma!”

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite posts from other blog writers that I happen to know. Take a peek around the blogosphere and enjoy!

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