Nov 28, 2011

Nature Walk

Instead of fighting the crowds on Black Friday, we went for a family nature walk in Overton Park.

The weather was perfect for enjoying some fresh air, the fall leaves, and the warm sunshine.

Nov 25, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Bryan was so sweet and made sure I was able to watch the parade. He set up our old TV in the kitchen. We watched the parade while drinking coffee, eating pie, and prepping other food.

We had lunch at Gram and Gramp's house with my family.

For dinner we went to Bevin and Jamie's and enjoyed turducken and the company of the Baddorf's, Nyharts, and Bryan's uncle Kirk!

Nov 24, 2011


I have fallen in love with the plastic animal projects floating around the blogosphere and I decided I needed to try my hand at it. I thought they'd be the perfect little ornaments to tie onto a present to make it more exciting. (We all know my wrapping needs all the excitement it can get.)

When we were at Michael's scoping out plastic animals Bryan pointed out these buildings. They were perfect! Slightly more mature than animals and educational.

So they went from these:

To these:

Fun project, only about $10.

Nov 23, 2011

Indoor Herbs

One of my projects that we've been working towards for the last few months was building a shelf in the laundry room to house some of my herbs indoors.

We've made some progress, but its in no way complete just yet.

Nov 22, 2011


We haven't weeded the back yard in a couple of months. This past Saturday we noticed some prettier weeds had taken residence in our weed bed.

Maybe I shouldn't weed at all...

Nov 21, 2011

Porch Progress

Two weeks ago we did this:

Stewart Brother's didn't have all the hardware we needed on our first trip. So we decided to do a few other things and then went back this weekend.

The sun went down and the lighting hasn't been very good since we've completed it. But here's a preview:

Nov 3, 2011

November 3rd Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for co-workers. Those that have my back, those that listen to me bitch, and those that recognize the extra hard work. 

Nov 2, 2011

A month of Thanksgiving: days 1 & 2

I'm going to try to think of something to be thankful for every day this month. I'm stealing this from a friend's facebook. I'm willing to admit that.

Yesterday I was thankful for my sweet husband. I know this is kind of cliche, but I've been having a hard time at work and he's been super sweet and supportive. He knows how to cheer me up and remind me not to take things so seriously.

Today I am thankful for the honey badger. He reminds me not to care too much. I cannot do it all and I cannot be responsible for everything. Sometimes I just need to learn to give up a little bit and just not care. Honeybadger don't care!