Friday, July 28, 2017

This Happened On July 28, 2017 at 04:14PM


I spent a few hours today making a masculine retirement card for my uncle. He is a hunter, so I found a way to include some mallard feathers. #rubberstamps (#crittersintheforest) and #twine by @lawnfawn and #designerwoodgrain (embossed using #versamark) by @heroarts. Ink is all #zigcleancolor. Paper: HP 80lb cardstock for base, #neenahdesertstorm background, #strathmorewatercolorpaper for inset background, and #strathmorebristol for stamped images. #feathers #retirement #masculinecard #fox #inksmooshing #watercoloring #handmadecard via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vfN6pD

This Happened On July 28, 2017 at 11:57AM


Week 29 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "All things are difficult before they are easy." This week's mantra hit home in an exciting way: I bought myself a violin with the goal of learning it independently. Difficult doesn't quite come close to how challenged I feel, though I look forward to things getting easier soon! Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #triangles #geometric #allthingsaredifficultbeforetheyareeasy via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vQwn9H

Monday, July 24, 2017

This Happened On July 24, 2017 at 01:40PM


My lunches have been amazing lately with local produce flooding the markets. It's easy to eat well all summer in Oregon! (Yes, I eat off cafeteria trays. I don't like my food to touch. We all have our issues.) #hermistonwatermelon #theyrehere #oregongrown #salad #caesarsalad #sunchips #almonds #cashews #andesmints #truelemon #wildberrylemonade #stringcheese #cafeteriatray #vegetarian #lunch via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uqWAwS

Sunday, July 23, 2017

This Happened On July 23, 2017 at 02:56PM


Violin Day 1: I made noise. The cat was not impressed. (It's happening! I bought a violin, and I am teaching myself to play it. With 30 years of piano experience and a dozen years on woodwinds, I thought this would be easy... not so much.) #violin #violinday1 #violinbeginner #adultbeginner #fiddle #fiddler via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tSfysM

Friday, July 21, 2017

This Happened On July 21, 2017 at 03:01PM


If you ever want to feel like an abject #failure as a #housewife, buy a #Hoover #floormate and do your hard floors. I vacuum and mop every week, often twice a week, and we don't wear outside shoes in the house. We are two very tidy adults and one small, well-groomed cat. How is this possible?! The second pass was MUCH cleaner. #housewifefail #yuck #gross #dirtyfloors #cleanfloors #housewifelife #hooverfloormate (I assume all likes mean "yay for clean floors" and not "way to be a total failure!") via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uj23pp

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This Happened On July 19, 2017 at 03:09PM


Week 28 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." No other product or system has given me such success at repeating habits as bullet journaling. Excellence still eludes me, but I feel like I am a hair closer to it because of those habits. Thank you, @bulletjournal, for sharing your ways. Images turned stickers from #freepik and printed on #avery clear labels. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #stars #excellence #wearewhatwerepeatedlydo via Instagram http://ift.tt/2trLsAT

Thursday, July 13, 2017

This Happened On July 13, 2017 at 11:58AM


Week 27 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. My week was busy thanks to John Adams (and a few of his friends): "I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." #notcomplaining #johnadams #happy4thofjuly #happyindependenceday #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sV3I12

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This Happened On July 05, 2017 at 12:10AM


My (completely untrained) neighbors were setting off (totally illegal) aerial fireworks just outside my bedroom window (like 20 feet away). I would complain, but the show was pretty awesome, and I didn't have to go outside into #allergyhell. #bestseatsinthehouse #literallyinthehouse #happyindependenceday #happy4thofjuly #fireworks #fourthofjuly via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tosF60

Monday, July 03, 2017

This Happened On July 03, 2017 at 03:29PM


Week 26 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I have been saved, not by works, but grace, so that I might do great works." The halfway point of 2017 is here! I know summer just arrived, but I am ready for fall. I miss the rain after one short month of hot, dry, sunny days. Can we skip August? #oregonian Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #trees #ihavebeensavedbygrace via Instagram http://ift.tt/2szw3y9