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Birthday Wishlist

Here are all the things you will need to be me in my dreams: 1: Dewalt Compound Miter Saw | 2: Dr. Martens | 3: 24mm EF-S Canon Lens | 4: Ferm Living Round Dorm Shelf | 5: Loom for Beginners | 6: Photographic Art for my Bedroom Wallz | 7: All the Flannel Shirts | 8: Cool Leather Jacket | 9: Pearl Jam Backspacer LP | 10: YakTrax Hey Pals. Oh man, I just celebrated my 33rd birthday this weekend. It was kind of awesome, kind of insane and slightly epic. I was wined and dined, went to a rap show, had breakfast at a restaurant WITHOUT KIDS and took a nap. It was great. I thought I'd share a few of the things I had on my wish list this year. The things on the top of my list; that newly released 24mm prime lens, followed up by a new pair of Dr. Martens. It seems like only yesterday I was tossing out my old awesomely worn-in pair from junior high - oh wait, it practically was. Oh yeah, and if you didn't notice, the 90's are cool again. I've been waiting for this to happen for the last 20 years. I am finally going to be the most fashionable lady around, the teens are going to want to be me! I never want this to end. Get the Scoop [...]
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I’m Blushing

Via Dressed and Educated Guys, there is something you should know abut me. I’ve spent a lot of my life avoiding the color pink. Why? Because it’s what we’re supposed to like, you know? When I was little I was super shy, any extra attention put my way was embarrassing, and doing girly stuff made me uncomfortable. I just didn’t feel super cool about calling attention to myself, and I felt like that was what the color pink was good for. It was like saying “hey, I’m totally a girl, look at me”. Even thinking about being that age and feeling that way makes me cringe now. I grew up a tomboy trying desperately to get as far away from anything pink as I possibly could. Boys were just funner, and more competitive, and I liked trying to keep up with them. My distain of pink didn’t end in childhood either, it continued into my twenties. I was tramping around the country with my husband’s band and there was no room for any pink in a van with four boys. I dressed in jeans and black hoodies, and didn’t wash my hair for days at a time just trying to fit in with the bros. It wasn’t until mid-way through college that I met my first real-deal best girl friend, and she wasn’t that girly either. However, she did know how to dress cool, and have awesome hair and girl stuff like that. I’ve learned a lot about being a girl from her. It took me awhile to warm up to this whole idea of being a girl with girlfriends and doing girl stuff that didn’t involve trust games in weird hotel rooms with boys at 2am. It’s Get the Scoop [...]
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Amped

Hey Guys! Just wanted to pop in and say that I am really feeling reinvigorated and positive about blogging, and projects, and life, and all that stuff. I always tone down the frequency of interior projects over the summer months for a few really good reasons. I don’t want to miss out on any of that sun and warm weather, our summers are packed with lots of vacation time and family stuff, and my summer projects mostly involve being in the garden. But most importantly I think taking things slowly during the summer months is a really good way to get amped up for that changing of seasons in the fall. We all need a bit of down time in our lives and perspective to survive the winter. Unlike previous fall transitions it’s been a bit different this year. Finn, my oldest, is in all-day kindergarten now, which leaves me and the little guy, Gus, with many hours to fill together. This is awesome because Gus rarely has one-on-one time with Jeff or I. He needs it, and we need it. I’m sure a lot of you parents of siblings understand this. Finn has a really large personality, is a bit competitive in nature and often needs to be the center of attention. Gus happens to be totally fine with this, as he prefers to sit back in the cut and take the world in at a slower pace. However, the little dude needs some time out of his brother’s big shadow. With Finn in school and Gus to myself I’m hoping for really great changes in Gus’ growth. We’ve got memberships to the train museum, the zoo, and the children’s museum. We have been Get the Scoop [...]
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Kindergartener!


You guys, something big happened earlier this week. My eldest son/dude started kindergarten. That is a crazy huge milestone for both him and me. I’m so totally excited for him as he’s been way ready to start school. He has one of those funny summertime birthdays and you can choose to send the kids when they are either five or six, we decided to send him when he was six, because it was good to have him around for just another year. However, he’s been out of his mind this summer – a ball of energy and questions with nowhere to unload them. I love the kid to death, but it was time for him to get out of the house and go hang out at school.

He’s done fine with the transition, and I know he’s gonna do great at ruling this school thing.

So that means I’m at home with just one kid, which is also totally crazy weird. I had worked up until Gus was born and was never at home with Finn full time. I’ve never had just one kid in my house day after day. I’m very much looking forward to having one-on-one time with my Gus.

Big things, big changes. Have a cool weekend, dudes!

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August’s 3rd Birthday

We spent Tuesday celebrating our little guy, Gus' 3rd birthday! If you haven't been keeping track, that's 2 birthdays in less than 2 weeks. We've been busy! It's always been very important for me to give the kids killer birthdays that are each their own special day, even though they share birthdays so close together. Me and my young bro have birthdays that are 3 days apart, so I understand the importance of separate birthdays. Not wanting to impose on our friends and family during the busy summer days, I invited everyone over for two very casual birthday celebraishes in the back yard, both took place on weekday nights as not to clog anyones weekend. Anyways, back to our little G-man and the 3rd anniversary of the day of his birth. We spent part of the day at the train museum in St. Paul - Gus totally loves this place, and is infatuated with anything that has wheels. The museum is located in an old railroad building and boasts a miniature model of Minneapolis and St.Paul, pretty cool huh? We watched the trains go around, and around, and around, pretty exciting stuff for a three year old. Later in the day we had the fam and a few friends over for cake, ice cream, bubbles, glow sticks, and a train party in the backyard. It was a pretty happy day for our little guy. It's bittersweet to watch the smallest one grow up but I am so excited for Gus to keep on growing and learning! Finn starts all day kindergarten this year and I am secretly (and not so secretly) super amped to have the next year to spend a bunch of Get the Scoop [...]
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