Jul
25
2014

It’s County Fair week in our town. This means that we spent almost all of yesterday laugh screaming on rides and eating cotton candy.

And caramel apples. And nachos. And kettle corn.

Jul
19
2014

It’s officially summer when the backyard has soggy Slip-N-Slide tracks

Jul
18
2014

New thrift store muumuu asked to go out for a margarita. She said please. 

Who am I to say no?

New thrift store muumuu asked to go out for a margarita. She said please.

Who am I to say no?

Jul
18
2014

Mediocre Tidbit: I love old things. I would venture to guess that 80% of the items in our house have come from family members’s garages, tag sales, junk shops, and the occasional garbage can.

I love the stories that go along with items that have come from family, but there is something magical about finding a treasure with an unknown history, and imaging what kind of moments it’s lived through.

I got the itch this morning, and had a little time, so I popped into a nearby junk shop. The dress is from 1960’s Hawaii, in perfect condition, and came home with me for $12.

The painting and jug were a whopping $6 combined. I just looked on ebay out of curiosity, and there is a pitcher exactly like mine currently up for auction at $39.

Jul
18
2014

Tagged by themamalogues

You’re supposed to post 6 pictures of yourself that you feel beautiful in and tag 6 people to do the same.

  1. The night before I married Mediocre Daddy, March 2004
  2. Our honeymoon, April 2004
  3. At a wedding, August 2012 (you didn’t think I would put six nice pictures, did you?
  4. Out to dinner with the girls, January 2012
  5. In NYC with this guy, September 2012
  6. At a wedding, July 2011

I tag (if you want): maeganbobaegan, tacosaysroar, juneofthemoon, the—kel—smith, thegorydetails, togetbackhomeward,

I’m doing this because I wish there were more pictures of my mom when she was younger and I hope Jack and Gigi like looking at these someday.

Jul
18
2014

75 days of summer

We don’t have air conditioning and it’s been exceptionally hot, so we’ve been escaping the house early in the morning.

Luckily we have a river and lots of lakes nearby, because our only requirement when we leave the house is, there must be water to submerge in.

Jul
12
2014

A rare photo of all four of us. Also, poor Jack needs sunglasses.

A rare photo of all four of us. Also, poor Jack needs sunglasses.

Jul
11
2014

It’s Friday night at 7:12pm. Both kids are asleep. Mediocre daddy is out with a friend. I’m sitting by the garden in my favorite chair drinking a cocktail…the weekend is off to a great start.

(Isn’t my cup holder nifty? Thanks Mom and Dad, you totally get me)

It’s Friday night at 7:12pm. Both kids are asleep. Mediocre daddy is out with a friend. I’m sitting by the garden in my favorite chair drinking a cocktail…the weekend is off to a great start.

(Isn’t my cup holder nifty? Thanks Mom and Dad, you totally get me)

Jul
11
2014

The boy is becoming quite the kitchen helper!

The boy is becoming quite the kitchen helper!

Jul
10
2014

Workbook time…keeping their brains fresh for the fall.

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