Friday, May 26, 2017

This Happened On May 26, 2017 at 03:44PM


Fresh picked #oregon #strawberries! Thanks, @midway_farms, for growing strawberries that are REALLY red all the way through. Like they should be. California, are you listening? #nowhitecorecaliforniacrap #sweeterthansugar #oregondoesitbetter via Instagram http://ift.tt/2r5nQxl

Friday, May 12, 2017

This Happened On May 12, 2017 at 01:26PM


Week 18 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. What a busy, crazy, good week! My sister, @craftytacogeek, was home for a week, and we had lots of fun crafting, shopping, and eating too much good food. Our mid-week trip to the #oregoncoast was a wonderful treat! While I didn't have much time for my own pursuits, I also didn't have much time for chores or cleaning. #sotheresthat Images from #freepik. #mistakesareproofthatyouaretrying #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #bujojunkies #bujolove #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #houswifelife #splat #ink #inksplat #inkdrop #rainbow #checklist via Instagram http://ift.tt/2raNm3W

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

This Happened On May 09, 2017 at 05:42PM


Week 17 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Had a calm, quiet week that included plenty of thriving with some #bingewatching and creating. These are my favorite kind of weeks! #feather images from #freepik. #darlingyouareaworkofart #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planneraddict #planner #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife #feathers #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2q1JMLt

This Happened On May 09, 2017 at 02:35PM


What kinds of things do housewives do? Sometimes we stain fences. Today, I stained this gate (because I sort of blasted the old stain off with the pressure washer). With that done, hubby gets to come home after work and relax! #lessonlearned #fence #gate #stain #homerepair #housewife #housewifelife #goodwifey #hessospoiled #ihateoutside via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qPj6yj

Monday, May 01, 2017

This Happened On May 01, 2017 at 02:04PM


My lunches for the week are ready to go! #saladinajar I like simple salad bases with #romainelettuce, #babyspinach, and #carrots. Used my #foodsaver jar sealer to #vacuumseal the #salads in my #handmedown #masonjars. Topping these with nuts and seeds, baby shrimp, salmon, or chicken, and a little bit of whatever dressing I want. #glutenfree #paleo #primal #dashdiet #mediterraneandiet #housewifelife #easylunches #lazy #mre #freshfood #realfood via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qlXSYt

Thursday, April 27, 2017

This Happened On April 27, 2017 at 03:33PM


Week 16 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Finished my pillow project, spent time with family and friends, and generally had an easy, quiet week. Beautiful #sakura #cherryblossoms #images from #freekpik. #creativitytakescourage! #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2oBH6os

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This Happened On April 20, 2017 at 02:27PM


Week 15 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "Great things take time" was such an important #mantra this week as I struggled to finish a special pillow project. Almost back on track with our #bibleinayear plan too! #focusedonwhatmatters Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournaling #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife #hotairballoon #rainbow #greatthingstaketime via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ovrg9Y

Friday, April 14, 2017

This Happened On April 14, 2017 at 04:19PM


Week 14 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Happiness is a freshly cleaned house, and I strive hard to keep it that way. I am enjoying my new #bujo layout, have been productive, and still found time for me. #winning #foronce Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife #flowers #spring #springhassprung #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2og6Lhl

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This Happened On April 12, 2017 at 06:23PM


"I will not sew over my pins. I will not sew over my pins. I will not..." ugh! Broke my needle, bent a pin, scared myself in the process! #sewing #quilting #brokenneedle #bentpin #neednewpants via Instagram http://ift.tt/2pvtWW6

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This Happened On April 04, 2017 at 01:40PM


Week 13 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Changed my template a ton this week and improved the functionality. This freedom to change things up as I want keeps me in the #bulletjournal camp, as opposed to a true planner. Perhaps not hand drawing everything in a bound journal is cheating a bit, but I did design this myself. #sotheresthat Images from #freepik. #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife #butterflies via Instagram http://ift.tt/2oz3kqM

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This Happened On March 30, 2017 at 03:47PM


Week 12 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Life is happening in this moment." We made a massive change this week and cut out our diet soda and sugar habits. No fun "thriving" boxes checked in the bujo, but we are starting to #thrive in real life. We are trying new food (a _massive!_ accomplishment for us), and we are finding ways to be active. #zoodles are my new favorite! Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nQuAQm

This Happened On March 30, 2017 at 03:37PM


Week 11 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Between hubby's cold and my awful sore throat this week, I did what I could. We fell off our #bibleinayear program due to neither of us being able to read aloud to each other! Trying to catch up again. #ugh. Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nB5wdR

This Happened On March 30, 2017 at 03:32PM


Week 10 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. This week's quote, "Be you, bravely," is a tall order, but I am trying to be a more authentic me every day. Took a little #metime early in the week, but paid for it later. Got our #taxes done, super deep cleaned all of our towels, and did some light #springcleaning. Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nB0wpq

Thursday, March 09, 2017

This Happened On March 09, 2017 at 11:43AM


Annie was busy this morning! She brought me three bird toys (homemade from fleece, fiberfill, and a shoelace) while I was getting ready. Apparently I looked hungry... #cats #catsoforegon #catofinstagram #bringallthethings #catretriever #stupidhumans #catsavior #cattotherescue #lookwhatididmom via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mLMSly

Monday, March 06, 2017

This Happened On March 06, 2017 at 12:11PM


Week 9 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. This was an awful week. We had to give up one of our cats, so I was unmotivated to cook or do much. Sort of slogged through life for a bit. The week ended better, and we are moving forward again. Still on track with our #bibleinayear plan! #ashwednesday #catholic #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2n7wA2Y

This Happened On March 06, 2017 at 11:57AM


Week 8 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Had a good week aside from a dental cleaning (ugh!). Date night in #pdx was great, and I did a pretty good job with my "strives" as well. 🌟I am in love with these monster graphics from #freepik! #toocute #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mOiKGO

This Happened On March 06, 2017 at 11:46AM


Week 7 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Busy week, but good. Finished #madmen, now have to catch up on current TV. Graphics from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2n7tsEh

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

This Happened On March 01, 2017 at 08:39PM


Date nights are super fun when they involve replacing a hard drive, reinstalling an operating system, and reconfiguring files. #nerdlove #nothowiwantedthisnighttogo #newssd #datenight #isitoveryet #nomorebsod (Old ssd was "flash" and hdd is "thunder." Am taking suggestions for hard drive names.) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2lYPvh1

Monday, February 27, 2017

Eddie's Story, or How I Failed as a Cat Mom

If anyone had asked me yesterday morning how I felt about cat adoption, I would have told them that cat adoption is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I took my responsibility to love a cat forever seriously. I would never, ever consider getting rid of my cats.

Two hours later, my husband and I found ourselves trapped in our bedroom, talking to police, with our own cat trying to kill us on the other side of the door.

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