Monday, February 27, 2017

This Happened On February 26, 2017 at 10:52PM


Had to say goodbye to our furbaby today. Though he was a sweet cat most of the time, Eddie has a history of random redirected aggression with people and nonrecognition aggression with his sister. He went after The Man today (drawing blood, again: see older IG posts), and we soon found ourselves trapped in a bedroom with him trying to murder us on the other side of the door. We had to have animal control come to cage him, and we finally came to terms with the fact that our home cannot be his fur-ever home. Despite years of working with him and providing for him, our love wasn't able to make him less unpredictable or terrifyingly aggressive. We returned him to #salemfriendsoffelines (Salem, Oregon--a no-kill shelter) today with his favorite toy, a blanket, food, and huge pieces of our hearts. If anyone with cat experience can help him with a child-free, pet-free home, we would dearly appreciate it. #loveyoufureverbuddy #cats #korat #koratcats #catsoforegon #catneedshelp #pleaseadopt #adoptacat #catadoption #nokill #aggressivecat #sweetkitty #loudestpurr via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mBN0Ao

Friday, February 24, 2017

This Happened On February 24, 2017 at 02:24PM


I inherited my grandfather's stamp making business today. Was going through some of his old ledgers when I spotted these interesting stamp images. Through the early 1980s, Grandpa supplied @mtnhouse with their package identification stamps. Wonder if he got paid in food? Yum! #oregonfreezedry #mountainhouse #flashbackfriday #missyougrandpa via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mmasSZ

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This Happened On February 15, 2017 at 02:21PM


Week 6 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Was a quiet week overall, and I got some serious paperwork done. We are still caught up on our #bibleinayear plan, and I ate a ton of fruit and veg this week. #adulting Also #bingewatched the first three seasons of #madmen. Graphics from #freepik #bulletjournaling #bulletjournal #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #bujo #bujolove #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kLmsfi

This Happened On February 15, 2017 at 02:07PM


Week 5 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Patch wall holes:" I mounted my computer screens to the wall with an awesome dual screen mount. The first time was in a stud that didn't quite work for my setup (a smidge too close to a wall) The second time was not in a stud... and both monitors ripped out of the drywall anchors and crashed onto my desk right in front of me. #neednewpants The third time was into another stud. Thankfully the holes were small. #lessonlearned #diy Also, #tea anyone? Images by #freepik #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujojunkies #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2lj1VT3

Thursday, February 09, 2017

This Happened On February 09, 2017 at 12:43PM


New #peanutbutter AND new #homemade #strawberry #jam on the same day! #jackpot #pbjsandwich #pbj #childhood #adulting #thebest #myfavorite #oregonstrawberries #noneofthatjarredcrap via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kxlAxr

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

This Happened On February 01, 2017 at 01:35PM


Week 4 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. Well, after not being able to turn away from the newsmedia circus, I did some chores this week. Non-political, necessary, rewarding chores. #sickofpolitics #getbacktowork #handwriting #housewifelife #freepik #bulletjournaling #bulletbinder #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #leadbyexample via Instagram http://ift.tt/2jZJyAX

Saturday, January 28, 2017

This Happened On January 28, 2017 at 11:40AM


Week 3 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. "I AM the person I was meant to become." Lots of little chores kept me hopping this week, but I did create over a dozen handmade cards, so there was fun too. #Thriving is harder than it sounds. (Cozy #mittens graphics-turned-stickers from #freepik) #handwriting #housewifelife #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bulletbinder via Instagram http://ift.tt/2k3SJ1I

This Happened On January 28, 2017 at 11:30AM


Making progress with my #bulletjournal #tvtracker. I did watch #fullerhouse and #alaskathelastfrontier entirely in 2017. Going to start #frontier today. #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletbinder #iwatchtoomuchtv via Instagram http://ift.tt/2jBtHbO

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Happened On January 18, 2017 at 02:06PM


Week 2 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. I AM #worthy of great things in life. Finally had a break after months of crazy and was able to spend time getting this #bujo set up for the year. Spent days working to get this just right, and I am loving the free images-turned-stickers from #freepik. #birds #winterbirds #handwriting #housewifelife #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bujocommunity #bulletjournallove #bujolove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #forgottocrossthet via Instagram http://ift.tt/2jymlXi

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This Happened On January 15, 2017 at 06:24PM


Dehydrated a few #grannysmith #apples today. Love these more than potato chips. Just apples and a bit of fruit fresh. #nosugaradded #glutenfree #vegan #organic #organicapples #nescodehydrator #favorite via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ivV8Qq

2017 Bullet Journal

Happy New Year! I've overhauled my bullet journal a bit for 2017. Here are some--okay, a LOT of--helpful pictures, thoughts, notes, hints, ideas, and suggestions for those that may be interested.

This Happened On January 15, 2017 at 03:21PM


Week 1 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. A rough start to the year with Grandma's funeral, but I am thankful that I have such an amazing family, entirely because of the kind of people my grandparents were. Template layout this year is similar to last year, just tweaked some colors, line weights, and tracker location. Will have a blog post up later today with more details (link in profile). Designed in Excel. Bespoke stickers on #averyfullsheetlabels using images from #freepik. Binder by Staples. HP Premium Choice LaserJet 32lb paper. Uni Ball Signo 207 Micro in black. #happynewyear #housewifelife #handwriting #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove via Instagram http://ift.tt/2jmgSCM

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This Happened On January 03, 2017 at 03:18PM


Week 53 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Christmas happened... it's a happy blur in my rear-view mirror with everything else in my life right now. Designed Grandma's funeral programs this week: cathartic in a way and agony in another. Also had Grandma and Grandpa's great #newyearseve #tradition to uphold with a #cutthroat #game of #continental #rummy. #ilost. #lifegoeson #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife #goodbye2016 via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iFInXI

This Happened On January 03, 2017 at 03:06PM


Week 52 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Grandma passed away on December 20. She often found her way into my journal as I did things for her or visited, and she was my blog's biggest fan. This was a hard week, and yet life still had to go on with Christmas coming... #2016sucked #gonebutnotforgotten #bujo #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujocommunity #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #housewifelife #handwriting via Instagram http://ift.tt/2j6p4Yc

This Happened On January 03, 2017 at 02:52PM


Week 51 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. After the family Christmas party wrapped, I got stuck in the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy. What appears calm here is actually just organized panic. And a lot of gift cards. #ihateshopping #bujo #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujocommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #housewifelife #handwriting via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iMLGcV

Saturday, December 31, 2016

This Happened On December 31, 2016 at 07:35PM


The first hurdle of the Oregon Trail card game? Deciding who goes first when all of us were born IN the Willamette Valley. #Oregonnative #pioneerdescendants #oregonproblems #oregontrail #oregontrailgame #oregontrailcardgame via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ikCG0E

Thursday, December 29, 2016

This Happened On December 29, 2016 at 11:24AM


You don't realize how useful a pinky finger is until you injure it (no idea how, when, or where), and it feels like it is going to fall off. My broken glass slice on a knuckle three days ago hurts less! #hurtssobad #ouchies #pinky #papercut #accidentprone #neosporinandbandaid #wildernessfirstresponder #igotthis via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iJroQL

Monday, December 26, 2016

This Happened On December 26, 2016 at 04:03PM


Made this three-layer #double #shaker #christmas #card for my sister, @craftytacogeek, using the @lawnfawn #readysetsnow #stamps and dies, some #lawnfawn #perfectlyplaid #winter paper, four layers of #funfoam (2 per panel), some #winkofstella, and #zigcleancolorrealbrush markers on #bristol paper. Large pic is of all layers with lighting so the see-through effect is more visible. The left small pic is the front of the card when closed. It opens to the left like a normal card to show the second snow globe (middle small pic). The second layer opens to the right to reveal the back layer which is a solid, non-shaker scene (right small pic). This card was very thick with all of the fun foam, so I had to use a bubble mailer and pay $$ to get it to her. #shesworthit #myowndesign #inspiredby @starofmay @jennifermcguireink @laurafadora @charimoss #handmade #withlove #crafts #cardmaking #snowmen #santa #trees #letitsnow #merrychristmas via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iybnwT

Friday, December 23, 2016

This Happened On December 23, 2016 at 09:15PM


Heaven gained a beautiful new angel this week. Missing her more than words. #grandmasarethebest (Obit: http://bit.ly/2hSjqHS) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hlzjHK

This Happened On December 23, 2016 at 06:06PM


Perhaps we should turn up the heat... hubby seems chilled. #turnitup #cold #blanket #hoodie #book #reading #christmasvacation (the thermostat says 70!) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hS4d9A

Sunday, December 18, 2016

This Happened On December 18, 2016 at 12:03AM


I'm not huge on outdoor decorations for Christmas, but I do have a seven-foot-tall T-rex and real snow! in the fall! in #oregon! (WTF, Oregon weather?! How about some rain first?) #trex #tyrannosaurusrex #christmas #inflatable #christmasinflatables #porch #decoration #snow #ice #schoolsout #snowday #snowedin #nofootprints #winteriscoming via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hefz4y

Saturday, December 17, 2016

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 11:40PM


This #christmas #card is one from a set of #suzyswatercolor #watercolor #panels that I #handcolored with #zigcleancolorrealbrush #markers and a #waterbrush. There is also some #clear #winkofstella on the #snow. #handmade via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hegfH4

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 11:34PM


Made 16 of these #ornament #christmas #cards. #neenahdesertstorm #cardstock, @heroarts #snow #background in #heroartsunicornpigmentink, #glitterpaper, @simonsaysstamp #merrychristmasornament #merrychristmas, #rangermultimediummatte, and some #naturaltwine #handmade via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hUDdHs

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 11:26PM


Made 8 of these #christmas #cards. #nativity #stamp by @heroarts, wording from an old set (maybe Recollections?) #handmade #handcolored #zigcleancolorrealbrush #embossed #stainedglass #jesus #mary #joseph #wisecows via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hUJouV

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 11:17PM


Made 4 of these #christmas #cards. They are quite striking in person as a #onelayercard. #distressink through a mask for the background, then lines with a #micronpen and ruler. @simonsaysstamp #snowflakes and @pennyblackstamps #merrychristmas wording. #silverandblue #mementoink #colorboxink via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hHJX8z

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 11:11PM


Made 4 of these quick and easy #christmas #cards. #neenahdesertstorm #cardstock #heroartsunicornpigmentink @simonsaysstamp #snowflakes @lawnfawn #merrychristmas #ornateornaments #handmade #whiteonkraft #easy via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hM1ITY

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 11:04PM


Whipped out 8 of these #christmas #cards this year. @lawnfawn #argyle #backdrops #argylebackdrops #stitched #borders #stitchedborders @simonsaysstamp #snowflakes #katesnowflake #kate #snowflake #maryannesnowflake #maryanne #mementoink (scrap navy paper) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gO7L8w

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 10:49PM


I made several #christmas #card designs this year. This cute winter owl is from @lawnfawn. #christmascard #handmade #handcolored #winter #owl #winterowl #glossyaccents #washitape #zigcleancolorrealbrush via Instagram http://ift.tt/2i2dSqZ

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 10:33PM


Week 50 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. I got to be a real adult and host a family gathering! Just a few relatives braved a fall snow to visit. (It's not even #winter, #Oregon! #getittogether!) My sister flew in to stay with us for the whole weekend to visit too! #adulting #overrated #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2he56WU

This Happened On December 17, 2016 at 10:24PM


Week 49 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. The week started off so calm, and then the chaos of the holidays took hold. It's been a wild month! #bujo #bujolove #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hwrkqf

Thursday, December 15, 2016

This Happened On December 15, 2016 at 02:51PM


Apparently this is how young Oregonians make snowmen: a grass-hungry slush zombie! #snowman #snow #oregon #midvalley #schoolsout #slush #zombie #grass #nomnom via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hzyaeL

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This Happened On November 30, 2016 at 02:05PM


Week 48 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Took it a bit easier this week as most of my cards are made and I needed to focus on Thanksgiving, calendar designing, and shopping. So much to do still before Christmas! #bujo #bulletjournaling #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife Debating whether to keep posting bujo pages in 2017. Comment if you like them (or not). via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gWmKBQ

Thursday, November 24, 2016

This Happened On November 24, 2016 at 12:41PM


Happy Thanksgiving! I am #adulting today with #homemade crescent rolls. Not so adulting with my #vintage #pilgrim #trolls. (A childhood gift from my best friend, and the only Thanksgiving decor I have.) #thankful #happythanksgiving via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gl2rK0

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This Happened On November 23, 2016 at 10:59AM


Week 47 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Was in full card making mode and cranked out over 40 cards this week! Still managed to fit in my regular chores and cook some awesome dinners. Busy, but a good, productive week. #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fpxcMY

This Happened On November 23, 2016 at 10:52AM


Week 46 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Forced myself into an easier week after a drama-filled Week 45 and before the big holiday buildup. Also celebrated 11 years of #blogging with an annual #retrospective (link in profile). #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujo #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2g4od5A

Monday, November 14, 2016

This Happened On November 14, 2016 at 09:45PM


I so rarely post food pics, but my dinner tonight earned much praise from The Man. Made half-white-half-wheat bread from scratch and chicken potato chowder. I roasted the chicken yesterday (had some for dinner), then used the bones to make stock today, and have even more leftover meat for tomorrow night. No recipe for the chowder: just winged it! #helikesithereallylikesit #chowder #chicken #potato #whitewheatbread #leftoversrock #eatyourveggies #nopeasplease #peasaregross via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fbqVW9

Thursday, November 10, 2016

This Happened On November 10, 2016 at 02:58PM


Happy Birthday to me! Mega haul from @simonsaysstamp and @lawnfawn. So much work to do to get 75 Christmas cards made this year, but new products are always motivating! (So are 15% off everything sales!) #simonsaysstamp #lawnfawn #crafts #makeallthethings #cardmaking #christmasiscoming #needmoretime via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BMpbHqOBzsJ/

Monday, November 07, 2016

Blog Year Retrospective #11

Happy eleven years, bloggy! 2016 has been a year of ups and downs.

We began our year on a good note with The Man doing well in his job only to find out that he would be laid off in May due to downsizing. After a frantic month of worry and job hunting, he found employment at another company in the same city. I didn't have to give up my precious job as a housewife, which was probably as much of a relief to The Man as it was to me.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

This Happened On November 06, 2016 at 01:50PM


Week 45 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. The one problem with my template #bujo is that it doesn't show what else happened around me this week: my Dad totaled his car (he is okay, thankfully), Grandma had a heart attack (she is less okay but on the mend), and The Man chaired his big annual conference (which was hugely successful!). My "day off" was merely a blip of calm in the craziness. #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife #nov3 #birthday #scorpio via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ftzdKq

Monday, October 31, 2016

This Happened On October 31, 2016 at 11:44AM


Week 44 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Took care of my "sister" cat this week while my parents visited my actual sister who is finally home from a deployment (thanks for serving, @craftytacogeek). Also had a busy week helping my husband with his massive year-long volunteer project. #isitoveryet? #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fnShN1

This Happened On October 31, 2016 at 11:22AM


Week 43 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Took some serious me time this week and watched a ton of movies! And thoroughly enjoyed the new floors, a clean and organized house, and lots of kitty snuggles. #bujo #bujolove #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fxp95o

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This Happened On October 19, 2016 at 11:39AM


Week 42 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Lots of chores post-new floor installation, but the end of the week slowed down a bit for me to watch a few movies. Glad the craziness is behind us! #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2euwQpK

Monday, October 17, 2016

This Happened On October 17, 2016 at 11:27AM


Happy 7th anniversary to my husband. Sometimes I think I don't deserve you, and yet sometimes I do. I love you. #anniversary #love #wedding #ido #7th #goodmenstillexist #karma #youreapwhatyousow #marriage #housewife #throwback #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/2eolWBS

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This Happened On October 12, 2016 at 03:01PM


Week 41 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. New floors installed this week! So much crazy, so much to do, and so happy the carpet is gone! Now if only the heavy stuff would just hop back into place... #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2et5iDZ

This Happened On October 12, 2016 at 02:56PM


Week 40 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Lots to do to prep for new flooring, including packing books for days. The minimalist in me was slightly disturbed by how many boxes I filled with books, but books bring us joy (as long as we don't have to carry full boxes upstairs anymore). #bujo #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujojunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dXoM0C

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

This Happened On October 05, 2016 at 11:34AM


This is it. I have finally reached #minimalist #refrigerator #perfection! Just #dietcoke and a #babyloaf of #cheddar #tillamookcheese. No need for anything else! (Refilling my fridge after cleaning. More to put in, of course. Like more cheese and Diet Coke! And milk...) #minimalism #glutenfree #cheeseisallyouneed #cleanfridge #cleanfreak #newfloors #somuchdust #williteverend via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dKDXZm

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

This Happened On October 04, 2016 at 09:12AM


New flooring going in wall to wall downstairs! Yay! Goodbye carpet stains and traffic patterns! Goodbye money! #luxuryvinylplank #coretec #redriverhickory #flooring #outwiththeoldinwiththenew #campinginmyownhouse via Instagram http://ift.tt/2cQ84mp

Saturday, October 01, 2016

This Happened On October 01, 2016 at 10:02PM


Mateys are life! Got my first bag of this delicious cereal in probably ten years. Still wonderful! #maltomeal #marshmallowmateys #childhood #inabowl #raretreat #guiltypleasure via Instagram http://ift.tt/2djogeS

Monday, September 26, 2016

This Happened On September 26, 2016 at 03:38PM


My life this week. Not moving, just getting all new LVP flooring downstairs. Have to move the whole downstairs (except kitchen stuff) to upstairs or to garage. Those boxes are all books, and I am only a quarter done. #ihoardbooks #homelibrary #nomorecarpet #needmoreboxes #somuchdust #ihatesweating #lifeismyworkout #heavy (Also, don't store boxes in the garage or spiders will crawl inside them. #panicattack #ineednewunderwear) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2duJwME

This Happened On September 26, 2016 at 11:43AM


Week 39 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Spent a week mostly dedicated to quilts, though I didn't make a single stitch. Also got to see a lot of extended family which was a treat! #bujo #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujojunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dexLME