Exterior–The Game Plan

Exterior–The Game Plan

The outside of our house is pitiful. The faded pasty tan paint is cracked and peeling, the trim is pulling away from the house and rotting, the roof is the most awful shade of brown and needs replacing. The more I write these posts the more I realize we bought ourselves a money pit. Anyway, we have dreams for this little house on a corner. -Paint: Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will have a weekend of good…

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Star Wars Room

Star Wars Room

When I was pregnant with Scott, Jeremy asked if we could have a Star Wars nursery, I laughed and said no. Really I should have said yes and just let him decorate the whole room, instead it was a weird mishmash of old crap and brightly colored furniture. It was cute but also cringe worthy and never felt done. So when we moved into this house we agreed Scott could have a Star Wars room, he was old enough that…

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DIY Family Pictures.

DIY Family Pictures.

Don’t get excited. This isn’t a “How to Take Your Own Family Portraits” Pinterest worthy blog post. The pictures might be Pinterest fail/nailed it meme worthy though. Every few months I come up with an excellent plan to buy everyone new outfits and take new family pictures. I have 3 decent family pictures from my childhood and one of them deserves the cover spot on awkward family photos yearly calendar so I want alllllll the family pictures for my family….

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72 Hour Kits

72 Hour Kits

Last night I had a dream that we had to evacuate, long story short we weren’t prepared and as we were gathering what we could we went out to the garage to find that our cars had been stollen. I don’t usually read too much into my dreams, I’ve had some super crazy ones over the years, but this morning while eating my rice crispies and mindless scrolling through social media I can across a local news article. The article was…

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Happy Star Wars Day America

Happy Star Wars Day America

We are pretty big Star Wars fans. Our oldest son knew most of the important characters names before he was forming complete sentences, he even renamed his cousin Chewbekah, because Bekah wasn’t Star Wars-y enough. Before I got married I had only seen episode I and parts of episode II (teenage Anikin is the worst. He’s such a crybaby, nobody likes him. Not even Padme) and I was marrying one of the biggest Star Wars fans in the history of the…

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Clothesline

Clothesline

Every summer as a teenager my dad would hang a clothesline, he kept trying to make it a thing, and hanging clothes on the line became my favorite chore to hate. I would casually sneak all of the towels into the dryer when my dad was busy. Drying off with a stiff towel after a warm shower was the worst thing I was forced to encounter in my young life. The worst. For whatever reason it grew on me and I’ve…

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Our Backyard–The Game Plan, sorta.

Our Backyard–The Game Plan, sorta.

Our backyard has been one of those projects that we can never decide on, every day comes with a new idea or solution. It is a long and narrow yard that, like most of our house and property, needs a lot of love. Our homes previous owners had some interesting ideas as far as landscape goes. At some point they brought in a ton of top soil and dumped in over the entire yard creating awkward uneven ground and some grading issues….

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The Prettiest Eyesore

The Prettiest Eyesore

We’ve spent the last two summers living in a house cooled by a broken swamp color. If we didn’t live in the sunniest (and insanely hot) city in California this probably wouldn’t be that big of deal. But we do. During the summer our house rarely dropped below 80*, even at night. I grew accustomed to being hot and sweaty, even while pregnant, and Jeremy whined about it and took us swimming every day. Just kidding, I did a lot of…

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