life rearranged

linking up my weekly cell phone pics with jeannett!

when my sister was here, she set up a fun bracelet craft for us and the kids – i took a bunch of pics for a tutorial, but they were lousy so i need to do it again – boo.

the craftermath.

date night getup.  sequins make even a sweater and boots feel fancy.

sadness hit after my sister left on saturday.  my biggest and i curled up on the couch for a bit and cried.  then we went to home depot to console ourselves with new flowers for the front porch.  chocolate would’ve been cheaper.

apparently, to mask on pain, i pile on another.  O.U.C.H.  i took a break today and my muscles are feeling so much better, but i’ll be back at it in the morning with my dad.  so ready to get over the hump.  thanks for all the running recovery advice!

this was my desk the other night – a movie in front with my work literally surrounding me.

i am not a short order cook.  everyone gets the same thing for breakfast.  i will very rarely take special orders, but not very often.

i’m also a hypocrite.  i would never eat plain yogurt (under the granola).  i think it is nast-o.

when i want to start pulling out my eyelashes from frustration after reminding my daughter to “do your work”, i resort to pulling her directly in front of me.  i had to de-numb my brain by looking at pretty fabrics as i cut out covered buttons.  and kept saying “do your work”, “eyes on the page”, “focus”, “are you working?”…

and this lucky boy got to hang out in the sun with gramps and do some wood working.  don’t tell him he’s trying to hammer in a screw!

i despise having a tv over our fireplace, but that was not a hill worth dying on for me.  so after years of trying to find a cover solution, we came up with this and my dad built it for us.  i LOVE it!  and it just lifts out if we do want to watch tv.  more pics to come…

some days i don’t feel like making lunch.  so we go family picnic style and i just plop all the edibles on a plate and we go at it.  easy.

so that was my week!  how was yours?


  1. 1

    Love the pics!
    Your meals are inspiring.
    Love all the fabrics.
    And I am totally thinking giveaway for your anniversary! lol

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    Our week was good. But can I be honest in saying I’m glad its almost over? As a full time teacher I sooo look forward to the weekends now:)
    I’m in love with your new fireplace piece.

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    Lindsey, you have such a blessed life. Count them each day, my friend. Sending hugs and kisses your way! LOVD tidings, Lilly

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    Tiffany Nelson says:

    I had a “do your work” kiddo too, until 7th grade – aaaack. But they do get it, hang in there :)

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    I love eating “picnic style”. We do it quite a bit around here! I’ve never served hard boiled eggs. Great idea!

    What is up with our daughters and having to constantly remind them to “FOCUS!”? I have been doing the the exact same thing around our house–doing my work right next to her. Homeschooling in March and April stinks every year.

    I’ve really enjoyed your blog lately. You’ve been so fresh and honest! Have a great weekend!

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    The lunch looks fantastic! Love that idea. And the cover for the TV, brilliant! I was a little worried you were covering it permanently though…..haha.
    Have a great weekend dear Lindsey!

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    Love that picnic style lunch- we do that quite often in this house too!

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    yogurt =ick

    how many times have i had to sit right next to my child who is easily sidetracked and hit repeat on “do you work.” ugh. then again, i know someone the child takes after. i NEED someone to sit beside me and remind me to stay on task, too.

    tell dad to whip me up a board like that, too.
    i have a pinterest plan for it.

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    So sorry that you had to say goodbye to your sister. I have 4 and they all live on the other side of the country. Spending time with them is awesome, but having to say goodbye after a visit stinks. : )

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    I love all the color from the fabric to the food! Can’t wait to see more of the tv cover! I LOVE handy dads!

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    My 8 year old daughter had a long-term project to do for school due this week. I thought of you and your home school struggles. I would probably maim her if I home schooled her, and, ahem, before kids, I taught special education. All the patience in the world for other people’s kids. Mine? Not so much.

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    Brought here from Insta-Friday! Love that idea with the tv cover over the fireplace.

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    We have one of those tv holes above the fireplace too and I did a similar cover up. We rent so I couldn’t do anything permanent. I took a board and stapled batting and then fabric over it and fit it in side the hole. Then I’ve decorated the mantle in front of it with pictures and other things. So much better than the big gaping hole! :)

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    Cheryl s. says:

    Love your bracelet craft your sister shared. Would you consider a tute or directions? Great idea for fast approaching summer vacation. Love your Friday pics!

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