Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lately

A bit late for a weekend recap, so I'll just do a little life lately meets from the cutting room floor post.

July has flown by.  Ashlynn has had activities four mornings a week, and thankfully, they have kept us from the boredom induced crazies. On top of two different gymnastics classes, soccer, and swimming, the husband has been traveling for work being gone for a week here or there at a time.  Thankfully, we've had visits from Mimi and Bopo and playdates to keep us entertained.   I'm also pretty sure we all survived a case of Hand, Foot, and Mouth.












Outside of my nightly Gilmore Girls binge, I've finally been back on the maker wagon crafting up things that have been on my to-do for ever.   Sidenote:  No joke, if you haven't realized by now, I've been watching way more television ever since getting rid of cable.  Probably my own fault for not taking advantage of our DVR or OnDemand, but I've already been through the first three seasons of Scandal, all seasons of OITNB, almost all of House of Cards, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt, all of The Mindy Project, and I'm not even sure what else but clearly streaming is a big success around here.

Back to things that don't involve me sitting on my arse, I finally put together Ashlynn's canopy for her reading nook.


It was a super cheap DIY.  An extra large embroidery hoop with a 50% coupon from Joanns for $4.84, two packs of Ikea Lill Curtains for $3.99 each, and some mini purple pom trim that I hot glued on since the curtain panels have a rolled raw edge and sewing was going to be a disaster.  I might give the top a little flower crown, but we'll see if that happens.   Also need to finish hanging art up on the walls, hopefully another sooner than later project. 

We are also getting a pegboard put up in the mudroom for everyday house tools.  We used to keep screw drivers, nails, and the hammer in the junk drawer, but moved them when the girls started getting into the drawer.  We've been keeping them in a tool box in the mudroom, but it's constantly getting buried amongst other junk.  Hopefully having them organized, hung high for safety, and in sight will keep us from constantly misplacing them.  And hopefully it will keep the counters from getting as cluttered. 

I'm also giving their easel a bit of a makeover.  Kenley LOVES to color.  If she isn't doing something physical and active, she's most likely coloring.  


Over the weekend we hit up one of the local farmer's market and picked up some cappuccino peanut butter, it's amazing as it sounds.  And on Sunday we dropped the kids at Nanny and Pop Pops and went out to brunch to watch the British Open.  






Between the cocktails, eggs benedict, nutella stuffed french toast with peanut butter cream, AND worn out kids this is probably going to become a new monthly tradition. 


So that's what's been happening around here!  Happy Hump Day!

15 comments:

  1. I've been watching Gilmore girls too! I never watched it when it was on originally. I'm enjoying it so much.

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  2. Yum, cappuccino peanut butter sounds amazing!! I can't believe how big Kenley is getting too! Wasn't she just a baby like two seconds ago?

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  3. That one slide is MAJOR! I think I'd be nervous going down it! Isn't Gilmore Girls great! I watched it every week when it was on... My mom and my favorite show!

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  4. Whoa, that peanut butter needs to be in my cabinet. I have a love for all different nut butters! The canopy looks AMAZING! I'd love to do something like that in our house, but not while we're renting.. boo.

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  5. The peanut butter sounds really really good. I love the idea of dropping the kiddos off and going to brunch -- what a fun twist on date night. I've been watching Call the Midwife on Netflix any chance I get. It's a good one if you like British old timey shows, but it sounds like you might have enough on your watchlist for right now!

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  6. Yay for your crafty side!! So glad you are getting back into that!

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  7. Seriously, it's definitely a good 'datenight' for us to do a 'date day'. I think it was easier for the kids and us too, we love a good brunch and some day drinking. I do have a pretty long watch list, Scandal season 4, Friday Night Lights, and Madmen are on the list aside from figuring out how we are going to catch up on GoT and Homeland. For record, we barely ever watch movies, just binge on tv shows

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  8. I used a hook screw to attach it to the ceiling. It's not anchored, but it's really light weight if it were to fall. It would be easy to spackle the tiny hole or even use a 3M hook with the removable sticky, just some ideas!

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  9. That playground is seriously the best. Of course Kenley was the first one up and down. It's actually pretty fun, I've snuck down a time or two :) I watched Gilmore Girls first season, but then I went to college and never really watched all the episodes, just some here and there and never finished the series.

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  10. I think I only caught the first season and maybe some eps here and there because I went off to college after the first season. What cracks me up is that at the time it started I identified with Rory, being a teen, and now I'm Loralie's age!!!

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  11. Yes!!!! I feel the same.

    We've been watching Malcolm
    In the middle again too and it's so funny how we used to sympathize with the kids and now it's ALLL the parents. So funny.

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  12. Michelle ZapalskiJuly 23, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    That is quite a slide!!

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  13. How fun!! I love your date day idea! I've been trying to figure out how to fit date nights in but this is so much smarter!

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  14. Jennifer PargeonJuly 23, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    I need to watch Gilmore Girls and finish Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. We still have cable, because I can't give up my premium channels, but during the summer I'm all about catching up on shows I can stream on Netflix. Parks and Rec is another one that's on my list of shows to get done before fall shows come back on.

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