for today

i borrowed this idea from ali edwards – that girl is just too much. check her out, but only when you have a full day to spend browsing her archives.

outside my window… my garage is getting filled with someone else’s boxes. hmmm… when can i tell you my big secret?

i am thinking… how am i going to get everything done on my list before we head up to oregon next week?

i am thankful for… God’s provision – work, healthy family, supportive husband, wonderful friends. when things get so stressful i tend to forget about the things we do have, which are so so good, and really more than we even need.

from the kitchen…
seriously? if you know me at all, i haven’t been meal planning until, say 5 o’clock each night. even then, dinner has mostly consisted lately of pizza or leftovers. something’s gotta give, right?

i am wearing… comfy sweats and a t-shirt (with a hole in the belly, of course). but i did take a shower and kind of do my hair, so i’m feeling good.

i am creating…
posies to add to the TWELVE aprons i made yesterday!

i am going… house hunting for a friend. are you catching onto my secret yet?

i am reading… are you kidding me? i don’t read much if it isn’t on a computer. i know its terrible. i have high hopes to finish some of the home schooling books i started last summer.

i am hoping…
that the kids keep playing happily all day (hey, i said hoping) and i can be really productive.

i am hearing…
the 3 littles acting like dogs. the oldest is orchestrating their every move. i think there is more talking about what each of them is going to do than actual doing.

around the house… there are cheerios that the boy swept from his tray to the floor – a daily ritual to clear his tray when he decides he’s done. so fun. and there are stacks and piles of works-in-progress screaming to get done beofre our trip next weekend.

one of my favorite things… waking up in the morning with a little warm cheek smushed against mine and a tiny arm wrapped around my neck. aaahhh… i hope that never ends!

a few plans for the rest of the week… make some sample products with some newly designed (not by me) fabrics, fill up the shop with more goodies, blow up/fill up the pool – pray for a day that is warm enough to get in it, have a garage sale this weekend (don’t come – its all junk. really.)

a picture (or 3) to share…



  1. 1
    Courtney says:

    such a sweet list. have fun house hunting with your friend.

  2. 2

    Your babies are SO beautiful! :)

  3. 3

    no way!!!!!!! are the stilsons moving to the central coast????? what about their dream oregon house?
    how exciting for you!!! can't wait to hear all the details!

  4. 4

    What is your secret?!!!!!!

    This is not fair or right. Soothed only by the adorable pictures of your kids.

    Please tell us more about your garage sale.

    Is Mari R. using your posies to promo her(your)new handmade gifts? I think they're on the easel. I have not been able to drive by slowly enough.

  5. 5

    so it is official. your big news that is?

    come visit my blog, see what i made without getting ideas from anyone else.

    and do i need to come over there and house sit? :-)

    oh, and even at 11,9,7 they still snuggle in the a.m.,it is my FAVORITE thing too!

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    Michele says:

    Love your blog and totally feel you on the In the Kitchen post….your babies are adorable…I have 3 littles as well, 2 boys and a little girl. Blessings

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    The Southern Housewife says:

    Beautiful babes ya got there!! Enter my giveaway to win the little girl's a super cute jumper! :)


  8. 8

    I have blog stalked you for a while and never left a comment. I was wondering if you could tell me where to get those buttons that you cover with fabric for your flower hair clips. I have made several of these because I have four little girls. I bought a pack of 6 buttons at Joanne Fabrics for several dollars. Is there somewhere else I can I can them cheaper in larger quanitities? I would love to use them for upholstery projects as well. Thank you so much!!!! My email is

  9. 9

    fun post!

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