Week(s) in Review: April 6-19

Last weekend I was barely home so I’m catching up on a couple of weeks this time around.

Susannah’s moved on to subtraction in math and so far it’s been….interesting.  She loved addition, but subtraction is a whole different animal in her mind.

We’ve worked out way to the Romans in history and built a model of a Roman road.  Sort of.  We forgot to leave the first (sand) layer showing, but it’s under there.  I still haven’t planned her Roman meal, because I’m lame like that.  She wants togas and everything, though, so I may do it during our break week coming up soon.


Currently reading:  The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha.

Honestly, this book is probably a little bit of a time waster, but I can’t. put. it. down.  Because it’s, well, AWESOME.  (I know…my wit knows no bounds.)

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I’ve had my eye on these adorable Gussy Sews zippered pouches for a looong time. Think years. And then, before I broke down and bought one, she closed her shop and changed it to a monthly subscription club. (Cue sobbing.)
So a few weeks ago, when she announced on Facebook that she was offering limited Gussy Sews items for sale, I pounced. Sometimes you just have to go for it.

So now I finally have my adorable little bag. Yay me!

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Favorite link of the week is this post about winning the hearts of our children.  I need constant reminders to give my kids my attention (especially since they still want it right now) and her words were perfect timing.

Last weekend my mother-in-law took the girls and I to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie.  It was pretty cool, despite the hordes of people there, many in very strange un-Renaissance-like costumes.  We especially like the jousting tournament.




You guys, check out Susannah’s face in this next photo.  She wanted to ride the wooden horse until she actually got up on it, then she wailed the entire way down (which luckily wasn’t very long).  I’m thinking we should put Six Flags off for another few years (possibly a decade).


Jerm’s birthday is this weekend (on Easter, actually) so we’re putting the kiddo’s egg hunt off until next Saturday.  The girls are super excited about beautifying eggs so that’ll be happening sometime this coming week.

I’ve been on a huge banner/bunting kick lately.  Here are a few I made for around the house.

I love how bright and cheery this one is and you can’t go wrong with burlap, right?



This one is in the playroom and the girls love it.  Just a simple bunny silhouette with cotton ball tails.


I think fuzzy poms would have been even cuter, but just went with what I already had.



More spring-y decor: a tiny nest, a bit of spanish moss, and some eggs in apothecary jars = happy.



The bluebonnets finally appeared with a vengeance, so here’s your yearly photos, mom.

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Ready for some more search engine funnies?

  • does anyone hate francine rivers books? – Maybe someone wants to form an “I hate Francine Rivers” club?
  • bloodshot before after – Well….gross.  I have no idea why this would land someone on my page.  I’m kind of afraid to even find out.
  • dyi unpaper toe – Haha!  I’m guessing this was supposed to be unpaper TOWEL.  But good luck on the toe thing.  Also on the “do yourself it.”
  • how to wear suspenders – Am I the only person that find suspenders fairly self-explanatory?
  • gru sitting on the toilet – This is BY FAR the girls favorite line from Despicable Me.  But I still find it hilarious that someone landed on my page after typing that.  Ooooookay.


Have an awesome Easter weekend, everyone!


Parties I link to: Craft-O-Maniac, Sew Can Do, C.R.A.F.T., Skip to My Lou, Chef In Training, A Bowl Full of Lemons,Sugar Bee Crafts, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Todays Creative Blog, Mandy’s Recipe Box, My Girlish Whims, Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Sew Much Ado, Ginger Snap Crafts,The Crafty Blog Stalker, A Glimpse Inside, Tidy Mom, Thirty Handmade Days, Tatertots and Jello, Flamingo Toes, Six Sisters Stuff, Naptime Creations, I Heart Naptime

3 thoughts on “Week(s) in Review: April 6-19”

  1. I just can’t tell you enough how much I love your blog! I want to be like you! You are so creative and decorative. Phil would be so happy if I would decorate the house. He and I have different tastes of course so that puts a little bit of a monkey wrench in things! Love and miss you and I simply adore the pics of the girls with the flowers!

  2. Glad to be back at work so I could catch back up on the blog. Looks like your as busy as ever. Love all the spring decor. You did great!

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