Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This Happened On January 22, 2019 at 03:48PM


Week 3 in my 2019 #housewife #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. How I approach fashion: 1) find something that fits and looks nice. 2) buy it in every color possible. 3) wear it until it goes out and comes back into fashion. πŸ˜‚ I found some yoga pants that look great on me and drove halfway across the state to buy every pair in stock at three different stores. Got 5 pairs of pants and more than doubled my wardrobe! Now I can avoid shopping for another two years. πŸ˜… . Fox image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AWDxxe

Monday, January 14, 2019

This Happened On January 14, 2019 at 03:39PM


Week 2 in my 2019 #digitalbulletjournal #digitalplanner. Had a quiet week. I enjoy the peaceful weeks of mid-winter after the holiday craziness, and this week was not at all disappointing in that regard. I am also loving this new digital format. So easy to change and edit and fiddle and fix anything I want. Total freedom is the best kind of freedom. . Cute bird image from @freepik. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #planner via Instagram http://bit.ly/2RLYSTD

Sunday, January 06, 2019

This Happened On January 06, 2019 at 04:24PM


And so it begins: week 1 in my 2019 #digitalbulletjournal #planner. There is a trend in the #bujocommunity to go digital, but without iCrap products, I have to forge my own path using software I can use. Good ol' Excel and Publisher to the rescue! My #bujo is unlike anything I have seen on Instagram, so hopefully I won't get burned alive for my heresy. πŸ€¨πŸ€— . After using a traditional bullet journal, a hybrid bullet journal planner binder, and now a digital bujo, I have honed in on the things my organizational tool must be: 1) functional over pretty. This tool must keep me organized without much effort. Even as a homemaker, I don't have all day to spend writing and decorating a planner. I want my journal to help me get stuff done, not to be another chore on my list. 2) free. There are too many temptations in plannerland to spend money on journals, planners, pens, tape, stickers, stamps, etc. I don't need it. I can do this for free using software and graphics that I love. 3) mine. Traditional planners don't work for me because they are too date-specific. Bullet journals don't work for me because they are not organized enough (I don't care how well indexed they are: I like my collections all together). The saying goes, "if you can't beat them, join them." Well, I tried that, and it didn't work, so I'll stick with Sinatra and do it My Way. 😎 . The gorgeous 2019 image is from @freepik. . #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #digitalbujo #bujoweeklyspread #digitalplanner #freepik #happynewyear2019 via Instagram http://bit.ly/2FaDmC5

Monday, December 31, 2018

This Happened On December 31, 2018 at 04:00PM


While I am figuring statistics for 2018, here are my TV viewing numbers. (These take into account that some shows were 22 minutes, some were 44 minutes, and a few were longer.) 1,117 episodes of TV 41,850 minutes of TV 697.5 hours of TV 1.91 hours per day 3.06 episodes per day . What did I watch? These are current shows: Big Bang Theory S11-12 Young Sheldon S1-2 Alaska, The Last Frontier S7-8 Madam Secretary S4-5 The Good Doctor S1-2 9-1-1 S1-2 Caught S1 Bondi Rescue S13 Chrisley Knows Best S6 Jack Ryan S11 Last Man Standing S7 New Amsterdam S1 Ray Donovan S6 Scientology and the Aftermath S3 The Blacklist S1-5 . And I binged on these older shows: The Kennedys (2011) S1 Human Target (2010) S1-2 CSI (2000) S1-S8E10 Manhattan (2014) S1-2 Major Dad (1989) S1-4 Republic of Doyle (2010) S1-6 The Unit (2006) S1-4 JAG (1995) S5-7E15 CHiPs (1977) S1-5 Las Vegas (2003) S1-5 The Blacklist: Redemption (2017) S1 . What is your favorite show from this list? . #iwatchtoomuchtv #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SuEjs2

This Happened On December 31, 2018 at 03:38PM


Week 52 in my #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I got my weekly count wrong on paper a couple weeks ago. 🀦‍♀️ It has been a long year. Fun 2018 statistics: I made my bed 359 times. πŸ› I assembled 212 lunches for my husband, an average of four per week. 🍞 I made the dishwasher do the dirty work 267 times. 🍽 The laundry went around and around 385 times. πŸ™ƒ And I dusted twice. 🀬 dusting. πŸ˜·πŸ’¨πŸ˜‚ . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #statistics #2018statistics via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AnRvYL

Saturday, December 29, 2018

This Happened On December 29, 2018 at 03:57PM


Week 50 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I find myself having a #bujo #identitycrisis as I plan for 2019. I don't really feel like I belong to that community, and I am well outside the traditional planner group. I am thinking about going digital on a PC, which is definitely unlike anything in the #digitalbulletjournal camp. What to do? Where to go? πŸ€” What do you think I should do? Will these communities accept new boundaries? . Washi tape art this week. I like stripes sometimes. . #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #washitapeart via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EWIUQK

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

This Happened On December 26, 2018 at 02:43PM


Week 50 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. More holiday craziness, more chores, more crafting. Is anyone else thoroughly OVER holiday music? If I hear one more song about Santa, snow, or how cold it may or may not be, I'm going stick the little drummer boy's drumsticks up Frosty's corn cob pipe. 🀦‍♀️ . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #penguins #christmaspenguins via Instagram http://bit.ly/2EQaM94

Sunday, December 23, 2018

This Happened On December 23, 2018 at 01:55PM


Week 49 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. When it comes to the stress and labor of the holiday season, this week was my peak. I finished making all of my cards, got the house in top form, and spent one very late night writing a snarky and irreverant Christmas letter (which wasn't even included in the cards I sent lest someone be offended). I am so ready for this whole season to be done! . If you are family or a friend and didn't get the e-mailed letter, sorry. I either didn't have a good e-mail address for you, or I figured you would be offended by references to fornication, drunkenness, and a cat that vomits constantly. If your eyes just bugged out of your head, I was right. If not, DM me, and I can try to make you laugh. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram http://bit.ly/2AnsEnZ

This Happened On December 22, 2018 at 11:30PM


Felt Grandma M looking over my shoulder as I made peppernuts tonight. It took almost four hours to mix the dough, roll out the pencil-sized snakes, chop each snake into centimeter wide pieces, place each piece onto a cookie sheet, and bake them all. I ended up with two gallon-sized Ziplock bags stuffed full of peppernuts! Grandma would be so pleased with my effort to continue her tradition, but she'd have gotten after me for substituting shortening for lard. πŸ€—πŸ˜€ . #peppernuts #pfeffernΓΌsse #peppernutsfordays #traditionalchristmascookies #traditionalchristmassweets #germanchristmasrecipe #spicecookies #germanfood #familytradition #hardworkpaysoff #getinmybelly #canteatjustone #goodbyeteeth via Instagram http://bit.ly/2SjFRoK

Sunday, December 16, 2018

This Happened On December 16, 2018 at 02:45PM


Each year, The Man and I attend a Christmas party hosted by his best friend. This friend works at @garmin, and the vast majority of the other guests are his coworkers at Garmin. The Man wanted a sweater that would offend everyone in the room, so he asked me to make an ugly Garmin sweater. Using fabric paint and my own design skills, this is what I made for him. He didn't win, but everyone loved it! πŸš—⛵✈πŸ›° . Apologies to the Garmin marketing group for misusing the logo. The sweater was worn once and will not be sold or profited from. via Instagram https://ift.tt/2EmJZjA

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

This Happened On December 05, 2018 at 12:59PM


Week 48 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Did a little late fall gardening this week. I ripped out a tiny shrub that I have always disliked and replaced it with some hens and chicks that my mom gave me. Mom originally got hers from Dad's mom's garden, so now I have some of the old farm at my house. 🌱 I also got my family's calendars printed, which is a huge relief. Here's hoping there aren't any mistakes! πŸ“…πŸ€ž . It's December, and there's snow in the hills, so these snowman stickers seemed appropriate this week. They are from @hobbylobby. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #snowman #snowmen #snowmanstickers via Instagram https://ift.tt/2FYXpEY

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

This Happened On December 04, 2018 at 04:30PM


Week 47 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Let the craziness of the holiday season begin! πŸ€ͺ We had a lovely Thanksgiving with my parents, each of us naming those things for which we are most thankful. πŸ™ And then we got up very early on Black Friday to greedily acquire the most stuff for the least money. It's tradition, after all. πŸ˜‚ . The artwork this week is from @lawnfawn. Some old but very much loved stamps. #turkeyday #cornucopia . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2UceOgi

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

This Happened On November 21, 2018 at 12:15PM


Week 46 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had a lovely week. Went shopping with Mom, made the yard look great one last time before winter, and got to play a new game. Fun stuff mostly, just the way it should always be. 😊 . Any other "old millennials" out there watch Rugrats? Chuckie Finster was my kind of kid. Also, bonus points to the first person that points out Cynthia to me. (Stickers from Viacom) . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #rugrats #chuckiefinster #tommypickles #philandlil #angelicapickles via Instagram https://ift.tt/2DP0Eg5

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

This Happened On November 20, 2018 at 02:42PM


Week 45 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I found a pile of motivation somewhere and conquered some huge tasks this week. I totally emptied all three closets upstairs and donated a FULL car load of stuff. Feels so nice to get rid of stuff that was just taking up space in my life. I also weeded a bit more out of my childhood memories pack rat pile, so I am down to 2 copy paper boxes now! Yay for letting go! . The stickers this week are from my childhood. I have no idea where the stamp looking ones came from, but the flowers are from my Grandma. They were favorites, and I still wanted to keep them, but I didn't want to stick them back in a box, so here we are. 😍 . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #flowerstickers #vintagestickers via Instagram https://ift.tt/2QZ4RRv

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

This Happened On November 14, 2018 at 05:01PM


35 going on 13? Sure, if it means I can play with marble run toys all day! I treated myself to the @ravensburgerglobal #gravitrax set for my birthday. So much fun! Love, love, love this set, and I already want more. #kidatheart #iplaywithtoys #gravitraxstarterset #gravitraxhammerschlag via Instagram https://ift.tt/2B5PjG2

Sunday, November 11, 2018

This Happened On November 11, 2018 at 01:23PM


Week 44 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Did some stuff, made some stuff, celebrated my birthday with fun, games, and a delicious cake... I can't complain! (Okay, I do have one complaint: on Halloween, isn't the universal symbol for "I am too lazy and too stuffed from eating all the candy to come to the door and share it with ungrateful monsters" an unlit porch light? No light, no candy, right?!???) . Awesome birthday stickers are from @hobbylobby and #stickabilities. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #birthdaystickers via Instagram https://ift.tt/2RQ5Weu

Thursday, November 08, 2018

This Happened On November 08, 2018 at 03:34PM


I have been busy making Christmas cards lately. I whipped out these 25 cards in two days using one 6"x6" paper pad, a bit of washi tape, and some scraps from my scrap pile. This was a fantastic experience, aside from burning through three adhesive tape runners in two days. . Paper pad and matching #washitape are from the #recollections #northernlights collection from @michaelsstores. Merry Christmas and snowflake die cuts are from @simonsaysstamp. . #handmadecard #christmascards #handmadechristmascards #wintercards #merrychristmas #letitsnow #holidaycards via Instagram https://ift.tt/2qAXcgF

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Blog Year Retrospective #13

Thirteen years as an active blogger. I feel like I've been around since the dawn of blogging! So much has changed since I started this blog, and yet my mission here has remained: this is the story of my life. This is who I am. This is my corner of the world, and, Dear Reader, I'm so thankful that you're here.

When I sat down to write this retrospective, I reread several of the previous retrospectives. I was struck by how painful last year's was to write, and how much I've changed since then. Though the pain of loss never really leaves, it does fade. Thankfully, the last twelve months have been less difficult than the previous year, and I feel whole again.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

This Happened On November 03, 2018 at 11:58AM


I went out to a couple early holiday bazaars yesterday and scored this cute tea cup for $10. It's a Royal Albert in the wild rose pattern dating to 1930 (back mark has an older design). They are selling for double, triple, or more on Ebay with flaws, and mine is in very good condition. The gilding is intact, no chips or cracks, and the cup and saucer have matching stamps. SCORE! . Now I have to move some of our Lego collection to make room for my tea cup collection. #collectorstruggles . #teacup #royalalbertteacups #wildrose #vintageteacups #antiqueteacup via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Qfm1ty

Friday, November 02, 2018

This Happened On November 02, 2018 at 04:33PM


Week 43 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Yay for fall and voting and getting a flu shot and rainy days! Nay to a sick cat, vet bills, and spending money on necessary things rather than fun things. #adultingisexpensive . Rake, rake, rake! These cute die cut leaves from @lawnfawn are so much prettier than the soggy leaves I have to rake outside. They were cut from @neenahpaper #desertstormcardstock and colored with #distressink. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #leaves #fallleaves via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Rwlq73

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This Happened On October 23, 2018 at 01:58PM


Week 42 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had a lesson in plumbing this week when Dad helped me replace the inner workings of two toilets. Just one more thing to learn as a homeowner. πŸ™„ And yet one more expense. πŸ’Έ . Glittery hearts for our 9th anniversary this week. I have had these heart stickers since I was little, and they needed to stick around (🀭 sorry). . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #hearts #heartstickers #anniversary via Instagram https://ift.tt/2AoKwz2

Monday, October 22, 2018

This Happened On October 22, 2018 at 12:45PM


Week 41 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Made progress on some projects this week, but otherwise things were pretty quiet. That's just the way I like them. . I had no idea that pumpkins could be so festive, but these stickers from Hobby Lobby just had to be in my #bujo. . #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #pumpkin #pumpkins #fallplanner via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Sco6aW

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This Happened On October 17, 2018 at 12:40PM


Happy 9th Anniversary to my favorite Lego helper, dance partner, and cat parent. Thanks for driving off into the sunset with me. 😚❤ . #happyanniversary #anniversary #9thanniversary #ninthanniversary #october17 #oct172009 #catholicwedding #wedding #catholicchurch #legoweddingcake #kryanaring #promdressweddingdress #recessionwedding #useyourturnsignal #idontnagiremind via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OyhSEo

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

This Happened On October 09, 2018 at 01:55PM


Week 40 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. After weeks of craziness and being on vacation, I finally got a quieter week. The Man and I paid off his student loans from both his BS and MBA this week, a major achievement since we did it on one income and five years early. Sacrifices aren't sexy, but damn they feel good in the end! . Foxes! Stickers! Love! These cuties are from #stickerking. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #fox #foxes #foxstickers via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OgAtoj

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

This Happened On October 02, 2018 at 01:25PM


Week 39 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Vacation! We visited the middle of nowhere in northern central Washington this week with my in-laws. The weather was perfect, our cabin was cozy, and I didn't have to do any chores for 4 days. It was glorious! . I kept the "artwork" easy this week with a washi tape pattern. These are some old tape rolls I cut to different widths, stuck down on a diagonal, and made some quick art. #washi #washitape #washitapeart . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2y9xZgD

Monday, October 01, 2018

This Happened On October 01, 2018 at 02:50PM


Week 38 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I was so busy this week that I had to add extra lines to my template. Prepping for a short vacation obviously means doing ALL THE CHORES! πŸ™„ After two long weeks of painting the master bathroom and bedroom, and this week of absolute insanity, I felt like I had earned my vacation. πŸžπŸš—πŸ’¨ . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #ineedavacation via Instagram https://ift.tt/2xPmoE4

Thursday, September 20, 2018

This Happened On September 20, 2018 at 10:33AM


Week 37 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Building on the momentum--and mess--from painting the bathroom last week, I tackled the master bedroom paint job. It looks so much lighter and nicer! But I am also really ready for a vacation! . Cupcakes, anyone? I know piles of frosting look amazing, but does anyone over the age of 12 actually like eating a frosting tower? Comment if you do! These stickers are from #hobbylobby. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #cupcake #cupcakes #frosting #sprinkles via Instagram https://ift.tt/2PNN0fg

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This Happened On September 19, 2018 at 10:15PM


Week 36 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I spent the entire week repainting our master bathroom. I never want to paint another bathroom. Ever. Also, it appears I got a little cross-out happy on that last line. I wonder what it was I felt so accomplished about...? . These #smoothie #stickers from #violettestickers look so yummy, even though I would never drink any of these in real life (citrus fruit is gross). Cheers to summer being over! Finally! . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2xzogzO

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This Happened On September 18, 2018 at 11:39AM


Week 35 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I felt so busy this week even though none of my tasks were difficult or terribly time consuming. I definitely accomplished things, but more things just stacked up right behind me. Ended the week with a lovely day date with The Man to the #oregonstatefair. We don't go every year, but it was a nice way to spend our Friday morning. . I fit in some watercoloring with my #zigcleancolorrealbrush markers and @lawnfawn #lawnfawncolormyworld stamp set. Seemed appropriate for the season, and #crayons are fun. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #colormyworld #crayon #crayonart via Instagram https://ift.tt/2pgL8Ae

Monday, September 17, 2018

This Happened On September 17, 2018 at 06:12PM


After careful consideration, I remade my fall wreath. I was just not happy with the previous version. It was too uniform and same-y. I found a decent stem of greenery and a couple more flowers today that I think really helped. Which version do you like more? (Yes, real honesty is fine! Any good artist must be able to accept criticism.) . #wreath #diywreath #diy #fallwreath #autumnwreath #harvestwreath #thanksgivingwreath #partialwreath #leafwreath #orangewreath #floralwreath #wreathbuilder #wreathmaker via Instagram https://ift.tt/2NSWit8

Saturday, September 15, 2018

This Happened On September 15, 2018 at 06:12PM


Got a chance to be creative today and whipped out this wreath for my front door. Wreaths are expensive to buy premade! Got this done for less than $20 with all supplies from Hobby Lobby, and I am pretty happy with it. I went for a fall wreath that hopefully doesn't lean too harvest-y or Thanksgiving-y. The flowers really called to me too. Happy fall! . #wreath #diywreath #fallwreath #autumnwreath #harvestwreath #thanksgivingwreath #partialwreath #leafwreath #orangewreath #wreathbuilder #wreathmaker #flowerwreath #floralwreath #crafts #diy via Instagram https://ift.tt/2D2rFNA

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

This Happened On September 12, 2018 at 01:08PM


Hallelujah, it's raining! πŸ˜πŸ™†‍♀️πŸŒ§πŸ’¦ #nativeoregonian #realoregoniansdontuseumbrellas #rainonwindow #thankful #iprayedforrain #ineedrain #rainlife #oregon #oregondrought #willamettevalley via Instagram https://ift.tt/2COUVqV

Sunday, September 09, 2018

This Happened On September 09, 2018 at 11:15AM


Week 44 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. This was probably my craziest week of the year yet. The Man left on Monday for a business trip, and seven hours later my sister arrived for a visit. She left on Friday, and The Man arrived home seven hours later. It was nonstop going-doing-seeing in between. Nice visits and safe travels for everyone, so it was a good week. . Who doesn't love a sheet of #stickostickers? These funny sea creatures are reminding me that I didn't make it to the coast this summer. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #fish #rainbowfish #seacreatures #imashark via Instagram https://ift.tt/2MejT2r

Monday, August 27, 2018

This Happened On August 27, 2018 at 04:36PM


Week 33 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Had two lipomas removed this week. SO glad they are out! Imagine sitting with a marble under your thigh every time you sat down. Yeah. Ouch. Didn't really get a break after the surgery either. #housewifelife never stops. . I broke out two very old @lawnfawn stamp sets and my #zigcleancolorrealbrush pens to make this sweet summer scene. Added some white accents for fun. Why pink ice cream? @tillamook #strawberryicecream, of course! #oregongrown #oregonisthebest #imightbebiased . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2MyQ4yO

Friday, August 17, 2018

This Happened On August 17, 2018 at 05:05PM


I asked my husband what he wanted on his birthday card. He replied, "tanks, guns, and boobs," thinking I wouldn't be able to pull it off. #challengeaccepted . Thanks to @freepik for the tank and squirt gun graphics. I designed the boob targets myself. Sincerest apologies to @lawnfawn for corrupting their sentiment stamp. . #handmadecard #tank #squirtgun #boobs #masculinecard #birthdaycard #masculinebirthdaycard #ididitmyself #whathasmylifecometo #whydoidothistomyself via Instagram https://ift.tt/2Phq1K7

Monday, August 13, 2018

This Happened On August 13, 2018 at 11:30AM


Week 32 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Lots of appointments this week, but at least my pesky ovarian cyst is gone! Yay for that! Lots of small chores and the usual slog otherwise. Such is life. . Anyone else dreaming of a good rain? I am an Oregonian in sore need of a steady six-month drizzle. I'd even settle for a summer thunderstorm as long as it poured for a few minutes. These rainbow stickers (from #papersource) appear to be as close as I will get for now. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #rainbow #rain #clouds #oregonrain via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OyDoUS

Sunday, August 12, 2018

This Happened On August 12, 2018 at 05:27PM


Week 31 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I think my planner lies a bit: it looks like I did very little this week, but one of those little tasks filled three full days. I started designing my family's 2019 calendar, and I didn't stop until they were nearly complete. Still a short bit of work before printing after Thanksgiving, but my holiday stress just got cut in half. Yay! . Does anyone else have a love-hate relationship with fruit? How can something so pretty taste so vile? I mean, I LOVE strawberries and apples, but I can't stand citrus or tropical fruit. It's weird. What is your favorite or least favorite fruit? (Stickers from #papersource at #hobbylobby.) . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #fruit via Instagram https://ift.tt/2ny63hz

Thursday, August 02, 2018

This Happened On August 02, 2018 at 11:24AM


Week 30 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Does anyone else get summertime blues? I am over this heat, blinded by the sun, and exhausted from going-seeing-doing. I need a good rain already! This week was mostly a recovery week from July's insanity. Not looking forward to August. Hurry up, fall! . Are mermaids still trending? These sweet stickers are from #stickerking. #notwiththetrend #behindthetimes #mermaid #mermaids . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2n5ivoF

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

This Happened On August 01, 2018 at 12:13PM


Week 29 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Our families both scheduled their reunions on the same day. We got up very early and stayed up very late, but we got to visit with so many loved ones. We are lucky to have and are so thankful for our huge families! (But we are never doing both on the same day again. This introvert took three days to recover!) . Artwork is the @heroarts #flowerdotpattern white embossed on watercolor paper. I ink smooshed #distressink to achieve the frothing ocean look. A trip to the coast sounds absolutely delightful on these hot summer days--only an hour away from Dr. Pacific! . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #familyreunion #peoplewearmeout via Instagram https://ift.tt/2OxlrXA

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This Happened On July 31, 2018 at 10:35PM


Finished the upper flags tonight on my cross stitch piece. Only took a month to complete this section. Zero mistakes, although it's still far from perfect. The left flag is the colonial U.S. Flag, and the right flag is George Washington's personal flag. We purchased this kit at Mt. Vernon as our souvenir for our D.C trip back in 2014. I am determined to finish it now. About 25 hours left for the bottom flag. Wish me luck! . #crossstitch #countedcrossstitch #flags #usflag #colonialflag #georgewashingtonflag #georgewashington #mtvernon #somuchwork #williteverend #originalusflag #originalrebelflag via Instagram https://ift.tt/2n21VGl

This Happened On July 31, 2018 at 01:15PM


Week 28 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. This was my quiet week for July, and I took advantage of it. I have been loving listening to audiobooks while I cross stitch. The time just flies! Lots of stitching progress made, but lots more to do. Such is life. . I brought out some simple #mizuhiki and some lovely #origamipaper for my art this week. I have dabbled in most of the Japanese papercrafts, and mizuhiki is probably the most unusual. I love me a good knot! #knotart #japanesecrafts . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2M3oFRe

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

This Happened On July 11, 2018 at 10:43AM


Week 27 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Happy Independence Day! I celebrated our nation's birthday with a virus. Some awful sore throat and mild congestion crap kept me sidelined. Didn't see a single firework. On a positive note, I have been crafting like crazy and binging on the show "CHiPs." Love me some Ponch and Jon! . Slightly overboard with the patriotic stickers this week, thanks to a cheap pack from Hobby Lobby. #patriotic #stickers #patrioticstickers . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship #independenceday via Instagram https://ift.tt/2zsjcl9

Monday, July 09, 2018

This Happened On July 09, 2018 at 12:01PM


Week 26 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. I spent this whole week cross stitching and finishing two audiobooks. Read a book about the history of the search for the cure to scurvy (absolutely fascinating!) and got through a book about how the cause of cholera was finally discovered. Would prefer never get scurvy or cholera. Ick. Eating lots of fresh fruit lately! And thankful that I have clean water. . Also, Annie has her own Instagram now! Enjoy the cuteness @anniethekoratcat! . I fell in love with this @doodlebugdesign paper the second I saw it. Chopped a piece to keep forever in my bullet journal. I wish I had a sunny spot in my garden that I could have look like this, but I only have shade. 🌻🌺🌼🌸🌹 . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2uhQ0aI

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

This Happened On July 03, 2018 at 04:09PM


The original rebel flag. πŸ˜† Happy (early) Independence Day to my fellow Americans! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ May the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness never be infringed. . Finished cross stitching this today, but it's only one third of the total piece. Lots more stitching to do. . #independenceday #betsyrossflag #originalusflag #colonialflag #rebelflag #america #patriot #crossstitch #countedcrossstitch #usflag #patriotic #proudamerican via Instagram https://ift.tt/2tRyr1L

Monday, July 02, 2018

This Happened On July 02, 2018 at 01:47PM


Got a couple new Japanese candy kits this weekend. This kit was probably the best tasting kit I have ever had. The soda was ramune (sort of tastes like a cross between bubblegum and lemon-lime?) and it fizzed! The ichigo daifuku (strawberry and chocolate in mochi) was delicious! The odango (mochi balls on a skewer) were a bit bland but good. The taiyaki was surprisingly good, sort of a yellow cake with an artificial vanilla sweetness and filled with chocolate pudding. Hard to imagine that this all came from powders mixed with water, but it did. 🍑 . #japanesecandykit #japanesecandy #japan #ichigodaifuku #ramune #odango #taiyaki #unhealthybutyummy #sweettreats #japanesedessert via Instagram https://ift.tt/2tNafxd

Sunday, July 01, 2018

This Happened On July 01, 2018 at 03:25PM


Today's afternoon snack comes fresh from a local fruit stand. Perfectly ripe, hand picked, and #oregongrown. Is there anything better on a warm summer day? . #berries #raspberries #blueberries #marionberries #noaddedsugar #glutenfree #eatrealfood #whole30 #organic #locallygrown #oregonag #supportyourfarmer #fruitfix #highfiber #lowcarb #idontwanttoshare via Instagram https://ift.tt/2tWmwin

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This Happened On June 27, 2018 at 10:23AM


Week 25 in my 2018 #housewife #bulletjournal #planner. Spent most of the week planning and preparing for a surprise retirement party for The Man's parents. The party was a big success, and we couldn't be happier with how it went. So nice to celebrate good people! . Who doesn't love #paisley? I adore this stamp set from @dawnwplus9. Used #mementoink to add some color. . #bujo #bujobeauty #bujoinspire #bujocommunity #showmeyourplanner #habittracker #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #penmanship via Instagram https://ift.tt/2tJxMhJ