Sunday, May 29, 2016

This Happened On May 29, 2016 at 01:28PM


Week 22 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Thankful to @boho.berry for reminding me that my #bujo is just as valid as other journals even though I don't doodle or use common media/formats. Proud to be a part of the supportive, welcoming, beautiful #bulletjournalcommunity. #bujojunkies #wearebujo #bulletjournallove #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/1U5TeSk

Monday, May 23, 2016

This Happened On May 23, 2016 at 09:27PM


Tonight's dessert: sliced fresh #oregon #strawberries! #nofilter #nowhitecorecaliforniacrap #thisishowwedoit via Instagram http://ift.tt/25ddbOB

Sunday, May 22, 2016

This Happened On May 22, 2016 at 04:39PM


Week 21 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. Still managed to get things done despite being completely absorbed by a new-to-me TV show, #republicofdoyle. Haven't loved a show this much aside from #JAG and #ER (which is saying something to those who remember the 8th grade JAG #addict I was). #housewifelife #bujo #handwriting Oh, and Obamacare insurance plans? #gfy via Instagram http://ift.tt/20obLNZ

Friday, May 20, 2016

Housewife for a Year: A Review

The Man and I have been reading books together since our dating days, and we typically read books by one of our favorite authors, Fr. James Martin. This recent one is no exception, and Becoming Who You Are stuck with me more than usual. The book discusses the idea that when we act upon our calling, life feels more complete. Not a new idea, certainly not, but Fr. Martin finally puts the idea in a way that doesn't sound trite. The book struck a chord with me because I've been feeling that way since I became a housewife. I feel complete in this role, and it took me by surprise.

Monday, May 16, 2016

This Happened On May 16, 2016 at 03:26PM


Have realized that I spend a extraordinary amount of time appreciating how beautiful Oregon is and how blessed I am to have been born here. #thatoregonlife #oregonlove #oregonnative #heartinoregon #portlandoregon #japanesegarden #nofilter via Instagram http://ift.tt/1sjVmzc

This Happened On May 16, 2016 at 02:51PM


Week 20 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. Had a big project drilling out another wood pellet sifting litter box for some friends. Got a new drill out of the deal, so no complaints here! #housewifelife #bujo #handwriting via Instagram http://ift.tt/1V6LHY8

Friday, May 13, 2016

This Happened On May 13, 2016 at 09:37PM


Perfect Friday night: #bingewatching @allanhawco in #republicofdoyle on #netflix, and have #tillamook black pepper smoked white cheddar, an inappropriately sized #brownie, and the couch all to myself! Republic of Doyle is seriously good television, and I am kind of #obsessed with it right now. #biggestfan via Instagram http://ift.tt/1TTolTx

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This Happened On May 11, 2016 at 08:02PM


More power! #aughaughaughaugh! #realwomenusepowertools (Now is the time to place bets on how long it takes for me to make myself bleed...) #ryobi #18v #drill #saw via Instagram http://ift.tt/1X2D2Gq

Sunday, May 08, 2016

This Happened On May 08, 2016 at 09:17PM


Week 19 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. The #laundrymonster reared its ugly head this week, and I am not even caught up. Sold my beloved old car though. #missitalready #bujo #handwriting #ivoted via Instagram http://ift.tt/1QW2w0R

Thursday, May 05, 2016

This Happened On May 05, 2016 at 07:09PM


I have so much more #respect for our #airmen, #sailors, #soldiers, and #marines now that I have had an #mre. It was #awful. The meat ravioli was barely passable as food, and the bread was disappointing. Corn nuts were good, and dried cranberries were okay. Didn't drink the coffee or fruit punch. Cheese spread was horrific. #ichewedthegum via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rvMtlI

This Happened On May 05, 2016 at 05:58PM


Was walking through the grocery store today when I saw a nice looking older gentleman. I smiled at him, he winked at me, and it totally made my day. #antifeminist #mademyday #wink #nicetobenoticed (The man pictured is Sam Elliot, an actor, not actually the man that winked at me. Though if Mr. Elliot winked at me, I wouldn't mind it at all!) via Instagram http://ift.tt/24AJtTw

This Happened On May 05, 2016 at 11:33AM


I don't know about this new cat-shaped keyboard... it seems to cause a decline in productivity. #cats #catstagram #eddie #keyboardcat #somuchforgettingworkdone via Instagram http://ift.tt/1ZiVhWQ

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

This Happened On May 04, 2016 at 05:15PM


I seem to have caught a shoelace monster... an eight pound ball of furry claws that say "you aren't going anywhere!" #cats #catstagram #destruction via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Zf45Nx

Monday, May 02, 2016

This Happened On May 02, 2016 at 10:09PM


The intrepid vacationers decided to turn the camera on themselves while waiting impatiently for the sun to set. A rare #selfie taken on a proper camera! #latergram #vacation #longbeachwa #iloveyou via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rggHc4

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


#rust on a #door at #fortcolumbia. #justbecause #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/1W5mlLU

This Happened On May 02, 2016 at 09:59PM


Spooky insides of Fort Columbia, the most intact fort on the #northwestcoast. Few places make my hair stand up, but there were sections of this fort that were just #eerie. We were completely alone at the fort, so it was extra quiet. #fortcolumbia #nofilter #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rggHJd

This Happened On May 02, 2016 at 09:56PM


#bleedinghearts at #fortclatsop in #astoriaoregon. Bleeding hearts have a special meaning to my family, and we all have them somewhere at our houses. These are fairly light, but they are pretty nonetheless. #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/1W5mlvm

This Happened On May 02, 2016 at 09:52PM


The ol' gal is in bad shape, but work is underway to make North Head Lighthouse all pretty again. She still #lightstheway for mariners at sea. My favorite lighthouse of them all. #northhead #lighthouse #capedisappointment #washington #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rggGoL

This Happened On May 02, 2016 at 09:46PM


#sunset on our first night on #vacation in #longbeachwa. #nofilter #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/1W5mjDH

This Happened On May 02, 2016 at 09:43PM


When was the last time you went on #vacation and nobody was at a landmark with you? #fortstevens #oregon #alone #nofilter #latergram via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rggEx0

This Happened On May 02, 2016 at 11:33AM


Week 18 in my 2016 #housewife #bulletjournal. #Vacation at last! Had a busy few days leading up to it, but our trip to #longbeachwa was great! Still, glad to be home and back in my routine again. Missed the #cats so much. #theresnoplacelikehome #bujo #handwriting via Instagram http://ift.tt/1W2Hc1B