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Pins of the Week…

So…  Another week of Pins I love… Check it!

 

 

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Yes… I’m behind the curve.  I’ve never done washi tape.

BUT that’s all about to change!

Angela (this friend) and I ordered a bunch together this week.

And so…. Washi tape it is!

Looking forward to simple quick projects like this from Delicious Spaces!

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Oh yes I did.  Not one, but 2 washi tape projects. Mmmmhmmm!

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Betcha didn’t see that coming!

3 washi tape projects.  Wouldn’t these be darling in cupcakes??

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I love.  I want.

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How adorbs is this??  Can’t wait till Emma is old enough to enjoy things like this by Imperfectly Imaginable!

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Or this “market” by So You Think You’re Crafty!  Can you say it with me?? Awwww!

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Nice!  I kinda love maxi dresses and skirts because they’re SOOOOO comfy!  It’s like wearing pajamas in public!

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Cannot. Stop. Laughing.

I mean… I’m all for DIY but… No. Just no.

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It’s THAT time of year…

Yes.  The flu. The colds.

 

 

Or in some cases… BOTH.

 

Poor sick lady!

That’s my poor ‘punkin.

Respiratory Flu.

Usually she’s hands-down a daddy’s girl.  Honestly, unless she’s hungry, she prefers him.

 

Poor sick lady!

Unless she’s sick.  Then all she wants is momma.

She’s had it for 5 days now.

So for pretty much 24 hours a day, I’ve held her.

Handsome Man had it too for a couple days.

So now there’s dishes filling the sink…

Kleenexes scattered in piles by the couch and chairs…

The living room where we’ve camped out this week is completely trashed…

And we’ve been eating an awful lot of chinese take-out…

And that bothers me.

But I’m trying to learn how mommy-hood is more important than all that.

And so I’ve been snuggling my ‘punkin…

One-handedly surfing Pinterest…

And catching up on Downton Abbey.

(I mean WHO saw Matthew dying???  I didn’t. I’m upset.)

And now… She’s tired of sitting with daddy again.  

So I’ll one-handedly surf Pinterest…

(Maybe I should organize them and  clear out the ones I don’t find inspiring anymore?)

And maybe I’ll get caught up on the last season of Doctor Who…

But most importantly, I’ll snuggle her…

‘Cause I’m pretty sure that’s my most important job right now.

New Year Goals: Free Printables

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So this morning I worked on a list of goals for the house this year.  We have most of the “big” projects done here on our little previously-forclosured home, but sometimes it’s a little too easy to skip the little odds and ends.

You know…. The little trim here… The caulking there… Things that really don’t take that long, but over the weekend we could take an hour or two to complete.

Here’s what I came up with:

 

 

 

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Obviously there are things I’ll want to add to this list as the year progresses, but this was the list I came up with for now.

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Then I split those projects up by month.

I put the more important things in earlier months…

Outdoor things in the Spring/Summer…

And left the later months open as I add more things to the list.

I made it super attainable and didn’t go overboard.  You’ll notice the winter months have more projects… That’s because we have a wee bit more time in January than July since Handsome Man is a roofer! 🙂

I also color coded the to-do list.

RED=Handsome Man

BLUE=Me

PURPLE=Either/Both

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I thought I was exceptionally witty due to the fact that together red and blue make purple…

But maybe that’s just because the munchkin has decided to forgo sleeping at night lately and I’m merely sleep deprived.

That’s quite possible.

ANYWAY! Handsome Man and I really do best with lists and deadlines so I think this will be super helpful!!

If you are a deadline operator like us, I made a couple free printables just for you!

Go crazy and get some goals organized!!

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 {Click here to get this House To-Do PRINTABLE!}

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{Click here to get this House To-Do PRINTABLE!}

 

 

Good luck with projects in the upcoming year!!   Let me know if you try this and how it goes!!

 

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year! How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

 

 

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

I hope y’all had a maaaaavelously BLESSED Christmas!

 

 

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Filled with matching pj’s…

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Fun times in those aforementioned matching pj’s…

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Brothers with hilarious t-shirts they got as presents…

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Christmas cookie decorating…

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Even if you forgot to get food coloring for the frosting before all the stores closed…  I hope you learned that you can still have fun with only white frosting!

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Especially when your brother makes you laugh because he tries to look macho even though he’s decorating cookies with everyone else! 😉

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And I hope you were filled with all the wonder and excitement of a 6 month old munchkin who’s celebrating her very first Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

Busyness….

I haven’t been the most faithful of bloggers lately.  (Hopefully that will soon change as I’m working on Christmas decorating and can’t wait to show it off!)

 

I guess it boils down to life changing.  I adore this precious munchkin.

 

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But let’s face it…

The to-do list doesn’t get completed nearly as fast, if at all and I don’t get to work on the random projects whenever I want anymore.

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In fact… I’m frantically typing this as she is surprisingly happy to be playing on her mat.  Her first 2 little teethes are popping out and let me tell you… It’s been very little sleep and quite a bit of angry baby the last couple days… And nights! 😉

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She recently started noticing Kaydee, (our dog) and so I’m pretty sure that’s why she’s so happy there on the floor.  She’s desperately trying to scoot off her play mat over to her happily cooing!  It’s kinda adorable.

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Anyway… That’s what I’ve been up to.  More posts to follow… Hopefully! 😉

Thanks for being so patient with this momma who’s still obviously trying to learn the ropes!

2 years.

2 years ago today I married this incredible man.

DSC_0378I’m so very grateful God gave him to me! He’s not perfect, but there’s no doubt he is PERFECT for ME!

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It’s fantastic how his strengths are my weaknesses.

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Thank you for your patience.

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For helping me learn to communicate even when I don’t want to.

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For happily delving into crazy projects.

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And for being so incredibly sexy. (I suppose you can’t really help that last one. But I’m glad you are anyway!)

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Looking forward to another year married to you, love!

Uninspired.

Sad title, no?  But I just haven’t felt that inspired lately!

 

Maybe it’s that small munchkin that seems to demand an insane amount of attention?

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Maybe it’s that I found myself hooked on Brother vs. Brother on HGTV and watched all the back episodes?  (Funny.  Now I want to go flip a house again. Like now.)  Go team Jonathan! 😉

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And maybe I’ve just hit a creative lull? I guess that’s real life, eh?

 

Anyhoo… Have some projects planned for this week, so stay tuned!!!

 

 

My FAVORITE Addition to the Nursery!!!

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She’s here and as cute as the nursery is, it doesn’t even come CLOSE to comparing to the CUTENESS of my Emma Lee!

 

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She’s already changed so much!

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This is her favorite position!

Knees hiked up underneath her, little bum in the air, snuggled on mommy’s chest.

It’s hilariously cute!

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She’s quite fond of her daddy!

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Sometimes it’s best just to yawn and snuggle with daddy!

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Who knew Handsome Man would be so awesome at manicures??

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Milk Coma…  I love when she TOTALLY sacks out like this!  Ha!!

 

 

And yes… I totally rationalize posting lots of pictures of her adorableness because:

1. She’s too cute NOT to show off!

2. It doesn’t get much more DIY in Real Life than having a baby! 😉

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