life rearranged
linking up my phone pics this week again with jeannett!

this girl got glasses!  i’ve yet to take a pic, but she’s so stinkin’ cute in them!

a little snippet from jeannett’s shower

and another snippet

so many people ask me how on earth i can have white couches.  2 reasons:  1) slipcovers and 2) bleach

but what do i despise?  putting the slipcovers back on after i wash them.  ugh.  full on work out.  like, sweat and everything.

so i usually wash them, let them sit on the couch for a day or so and get all wrinkly, drink a protein shake and then tackle the job ;)

checking things off our summer list!

just keeping it real.  this is what my feet look like every night.  these socks are curtesy of mique from blissdom last year, but my crazy sock collection is quite large.

i pinned this for my girl and she took right to it!

another thing to check off on the list: playing with shaving cream!

really, for about $1.50 (maybe?) this is good clean fun.

and the yummy smell afterwards doesn’t hurt

something new for us, and marking 2 things off our list: shaving cream ON the slip ‘n’ slide

it was fun, but water works much better

sometimes things on our summer list are a little bit selfish on my part.  getting ice ream was one of them, although no one complained!  i don’t like chocolate ice cream AT ALL, but chocolate malted crunch is the best!

since sean and my dad were gone for a few days with sean’s dad and uncle fishing in oregon, my mom and i decided to tackle a project or 2.  or 7.  we were on a roll!  this welcome sign my mom made is for the loft and was made on a slat of an old gate.  she printed out the words in the size font she wanted and just taped them in place, then traced around the letters really hard with a pencil to etch the wood.  then we filled in the lines with craft paint.

a little project i finally got to

another double whammy (2 things off our summer list):  having a lemonade stand AND donating the proceeds ($42!).

just finalizing the details on our porch bed (to be revealed soon). was a little, uh, creative (?) with their packaging of my latest order.

every wednesday, i am shocked to see how quickly people link up to wiww.  i always post at exactly midnight and i thought it would be a little funny to post 2 minutes later.  i know, it was mean!

my late night date: a pb cup s’more, people mag, jug o’ water, and a show on my laptop.

seanie’s home!  and he brought home dinner!

painted an old hand-me-down coffee table.  and ran out of paint just before finishing.  errrgh!

every time my parents visit they take us down the street to a sweet little mexican restaurant.  and every time we all order the same drinks: strawberry margs for the ladies and cadillac margs for the boys.  i always want to walk down there at about 3pm and get one to go.  not sure why i can’t? ;)

for some reason, i struggled to get my summer mantle right.  i tried about 10 different combinations and finally settled on “good enough”.

more projects are on the way, so it will be another busy week for me!


  1. 1

    Oh dat porch bed looks amazig!

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    amazing that is:)

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    I don’t know what I love more.. your socks or the summer mantle. ;)

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    such a fun kickoff to summer! I will have to remember “shaving cream ON the slip-n-slide” for my kiddos one day! :)

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    Love your photos! Especially loved the margarita pic from Pepe’s. Can’t miss that familiar tile on the tables! Haha! My husband graduated from CP and that is still one of our favorite places to visit when we’re there! :)

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    Found your blog from Instafriday! I love it, I also see you are a PNW blogger! Me too, PDX suburbs! I look forward to reading your blog!

    :) Come say hi sometime ! I love the shaving cream idea! I can’t wait till my boys are old enough to do lemonaid stands! its so flipping cute! What a good idea to donate the proceeds. :) Teaching your kids right!

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    Stopping by from Life Rearranged! :)

    We used to have white couches, as much as I loved slip covers, it was always a pain putting them back on!

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    We love playing with shaving cream. It’s fun to add food coloring to it and let them “paint” in the bathtub. :)

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    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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    I love that your parents help out with all your projects. I always seem to get way more done when my dad comes over to help. I think he just helps motivate me. Except it usually isn’t fun projects we are doing…it is usually cleaning out and reorganizing our garage and shed to make things fit better!

    happy summer!

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    What fun you’ve been having!! Love the socks, and yes, that is a creative way to ship fabric. ;)
    Love your Anthro inspired owl and you’ve totally inspired me to submit to WIWW so i can be accountable at last! x

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    Years ago in 7th grade in 77 we lived in Thousand Oaks just around the corner from CLCollege which was training camp of the Dallas Cowboys back then and down the street was a Thrifty drug store it was close enough to walk to and they would serve ice cream in scoops that looked like they were frozen inside a paper towel cardboard roll- r those thrifty scoops your eating?? One day I walked smack dab into Tony Dorsets chest at that Thrifty… ahh the memories.
    R those speckled trout- yummy
    What a great fun week

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    can’t wait to see gracie in her glasses :) Take a pic soon! Tell her we say that her eye drawing is amazing :)

    Looks like your summer is off to a great start! Hope to see you guys soon to have some summer fun together :)

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    Love your project table! Can’t wait to see what you do with it :) And those margs… this is why I don’t buy those yummy girl drinks and have them in my fridge – too tempting at 3pm!

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    Love the shaving cream idea!!

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    Love the summer mantle! I have to go dig out my shell collection!

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    love your hand me down coffee table!

    what colors did you use/run out of? :)

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    My mom bought me the anthro owl cookie jar for Christmas! Your vintage one is adorable!

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    So what’s the story with the owl? I picked up a very similar one at the thrift store that is in need of a face lift. I’m trying to figure out the best way to go about painting it? What did you do?

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    Slipcovers are the best! I cannot even imagine not having them in our home. With a little one and a dog they really are a must! Next time around I am going to be brave and go with white for our sofa. I adore white slipcovered sofas! And yes, it is a major workout putting slipcovers back on, but so worth it! The porch bed looks adorable…such a great idea!

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    I think your mantle looks perfectly beachy! On a side note, how fantastic are Ball jars? They’re so muti-functional!


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    gotta love slip-n-slides!!!

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