budget, family, parenting, Uncategorized

Mom Guilt, or, Why I Feel Terrible About Working.

I've been a stay at home mom off and on since just before Seth was born.  I've worked a few months intermittently but it was always shift work or something I could adjust the hours on to still be home a large chunk of time.  While I won't say I'm a great mom, I love… Continue reading Mom Guilt, or, Why I Feel Terrible About Working.

budget, crafting, family

The chair!

So I've mentioned I was given a glider a few times, by my DELIGHTFUL friends Tom and Shellie.  It was beautiful and so far out of my price-range that I just about cried when they dropped it off.  I loved the piece as it was but I really like to personalize things. As you may… Continue reading The chair!

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This is just going to be a little rant.  In the last few years I've really gotten into conserving, upcycling, and generally trying to reduce my carbon footprint.  I've started learning to sew (making my own belly bands, mending clothes, making curtains, burp cloths, etc).  I'm really enjoying most of this, honestly, and I feel… Continue reading Grrrrr…

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If you need me I’ll be mixing Junior Mints and Pickles.

So the Fella and I went on our first "In Person" registry attempt.  He allotted an hour to accomplish this task, with time to get home and get ready for work. HA.  HAHAHA.  HA.  HAHA. I didn't even bother trying to explain why that wasn't going to work and we headed out.  Our first scheduled… Continue reading If you need me I’ll be mixing Junior Mints and Pickles.

budget, family, Uncategorized

Someone is living in me…

Cat's officially out of the bag, I'm pregnant!  I was kind of avoiding blogging because I couldn't not mention it and I hate it when people are like, "Big surprise coming!" or "I've got a secret" bc duh, now we know you're either pregnant or traveling to Europe and since everyone knows we're on a… Continue reading Someone is living in me…


I haven’t left the couch or worn real clothes in three days.

I have no regrets. Don't judge me. I was still productive.  I got my insurance stuff started, I mean they had a technical glitch so nothing got done but w/e.  Also I watched all of 30 Rock, half of The Office, and two seasons of Supernatural.  Plus I've spent several hours drinking tea and making… Continue reading I haven’t left the couch or worn real clothes in three days.


Very good change

I quit my job.  I hated what I was doing and I was starting to really resent how much time I was spending there considering how little money I was bringing home.  It wasn't like they were ripping me off or cheating me in any way, I just really sucked at it and I didn't… Continue reading Very good change

budget, goals

Leveling off.

My soon-to-be former roommate got me a sewing machine and I'm so stupid excited about it that it's borderline embarrassing.  I actually already put it to use, I was given an absolutely adorable black and white maxi dress but it was easily two sizes too big for me.  I woke up on Thursday and hated… Continue reading Leveling off.