Hello Monday

SNAP! classes

I just got back from SNAP! and am feeling inspired.  And exhausted.  I’m taking a day to regroup and then tackle this week.  One of the highlights was spending some time with this girl: Lisa does Hello Monday every week and this week I decided to play along. Hello airport.  Second time in 2 weeks. Hello laundry that has piled up after a weekend away. ugh. Hello fun QBM finds. [Read More…]

25 Things You Might Not Know About Me

25 Things You Might Not Know About Me www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

I spent the weekend away (here) reuniting with some friends and making new ones.  It was a dream come true and worth every lousy bounce in paper-airplane-like ride to and from the middle of the country.   More on that later…. but the trip got me thinking about things people might not know about me from reading my blog. Inspired by this post from Ashley and US magazine, here are [Read More…]

Patio Dreaming


Recently on Instagram somebody mentioned Olioboard. Have you heard of it? Sort of like Pinterest…only not. I started playing around with it and created a few boards. One of my boards is a “dreamy patio” board. What do ya think? Cool right?Right now our patio has a table, chairs, and barbecue. Remember I shared it a few months back with this summer to do list printable? I’d love to turn [Read More…]

J + M: Kauai 2012

I never anticipated 30days turning into a daily thing for me when I started it in 2007.  I just wanted a place to share my favorite posts and ideas. Somehow over the years it has grown into a five day a week thing.  It’s awesome.  And yet, sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming with everything else I have going on in my life.  Three active kids, involved in church, [Read More…]

Week(s) in Pictures


Every year I think that I will be super good and have everything finished for Christmas months in advance. Every year I am dead wrong.  This time last year? Nuts.  Even though I wasn’t finished months in advance, all presents are wrapped and under the tree.  Woohoo!! Luckily I’ve instagrammed our crazy weeks all along the way.  Not only is Instagram awesome but there are some seriously great things you [Read More…]

Life in Pictures, Instagram Style


Adding one more thing to the list….Instagram (iPhone app). Have it? Use it? Love it? I’ve had it for awhile but didn’t really mess with it too much. Yesterday I did. And now I’m hooked.  And Jeannett also forced me to use it so I could link up to her InstaFriday. She’s mean like that.   Anyhow….it’s an easy way to document life as it goes full force around me.  This [Read More…]