Friday, March 6, 2015

Just One Week

Saturday morning.

I've decided I might benefit from a brow pencil. 
Be honest, would it be premature to start drawing them on, along with lips?
Pass the rouge.

Sunday: We walked to church in the pouring snow.
When we got there, our hair was white, and we fit right in.

Stop it.
You guys.
I mean it.

These are the words of my life.

I discovered this rad barn just a few blocks from our house. I drive by it all the time but never saw it from the right angle. It's right beside a jail and the tracks when I was taking this picture a train screamed by and a group of yahoos were being foolish. I thought, Yep. That's about right.

I went grocery shopping and kept doing that awkward thing where you run into the same couple in every single aisle and by the time you're to dairy, you feel like old mates.

Also, I bought a $2 bouquet of eucalyptus. I'm enraptured. I keep positioning it around the house.
And pretty as it may be, I've never felt like eating it. Now we know for sure: I just totally don't identify with the koala.

(Remember when I used to tell you every single thing I bought at the grocery for an entire month? And some of you actually spent minutes of your life reading it??)


Monday through Every Waking Minute.
I'm sitting in my bedroom where it's warm, writing.
I keep getting sort of stuck inside my head with the story and have to worm my way back out.

It's a problem, but one of my faves. 

Tuesday - errands in town.

The frequency with which I experience hair envy: Constant.

(Sidenote: Where can I find some cute head wraps/head band for Avery-sized girls? Or even Ruby-sized? All my girls have all the curls.)

Ruby drew our family and I can't stop loving it, especially since Cory appears to be wearing a skirt and Ruby and I are wearing kelly green, victorian-era heeled boots.

She drew Robert separately, sitting in a chair. "Because he hates to stand up!"

As ridiculous as it may sound, she's right.

Wednesday, an excerpt from an email sent by one of Silas's teachers: "Silas is so bright and loves to say funny things, he just says them at the wrong times."

(Welp, that about sums it up. )

Wednesday: spicy Thai food with Sarah to celebrate her belated bday.
I tied vintage "Just Married" ribbons to her gift because I have SO MANY and they matched the paper. Besides, four years is practically "just".

Ruby made a cat gift tag and Silas taped a homemade card to the back that said, "You are my best love."

Thursday: Found gingham on sale for 70% off at Target!
I didn't buy it. But you should! 

Today and every day: My favorite reminder.

Happy Friday, pals.
We made it!


  1. I can't even say how much I love this. Your nest is so cozy and your people are so lovely. (And alleyways? Are my favorite places.)

  2. I wonder if you could add your little FPFG. Website addy or something to that last photo so we could share it and you would get the credit?? It makes me very happy and is some serious encouragement!!

  3. Ruby's picture of your family is priceless. Did I notice that she drew Si Pie growling or is that a unique smile???

  4. I love your reminder. I too could use a brow pencil, and probably a wig since my hair seem to be thinning. Maybe I will just start wearing cool scarves around my head like the grey gardens lady. Thank goodness this week is over. Bring on the sunshine.

  5. Wraps for your girls from JamesonMonroe on etsy. Love her! She will even do custom ones if you'd like. :)

  6. Ivory Kate has great head wraps for all sizes. Hair envy for sure! Beautiful people all if you!! <3

  7. I'm cracking up at the email from Silas's teacher! And glad I'm not the only one getting teacher emails! :)

  8. Loved the week in review- and the reminder at the end :) It has been an exceptionally l-o-n-g weekbut it is nearly the weekend here in the NW where we are having unseasonably warm and DRY weather (not good), but I will enjoy it!

  9. great review of your week. Can you state (yet again) the color of your kitchen island? I had noted that color & brand (I think Behr) a few years ago, but have misplaced my note. I love that color & am soon ready for painting and updating!! Thanks.

  10. as a blonde… brow pencils changed my life. just saying :)

  11. I can't stop wearing that shirt. Shoulda bought it in red too 😩 Literally, when I buy something I try to think of how many days it will take me to get my money's worth. I know that sounds stupid. But if it's $20 I figure I'll wear it at least 20 times and $1 day doesn't sound crazy....although writing all that convinces me I am.
    PS: I read a blog once and the woman said she used unsweetened coco powder as an eyebrow filler. I scoffed and then promptly dug some out of the pantry and tried it. I don't hate it, but I do wonder if one day I'll break a sweat and be covered in hot coco.

  12. I loved your week in review. It totally made my night. Corey in the skirt was just about the best. Also loved the spaghettios. And the gingham. And your eyebrows.

  13. I loved the grocery receipt report. I just really did. And I own that particular #ginghamstyle shirt. But not for 70%off.

  14. My best friend told me about your blog. This is my first visit. I had no idea you existed. Reading your blog is like cozying up with my favorite book...the one you never want to end. I'm gushing, I know. I don't care. I'm saying that I really like your writing and don't stop. Ever. Happy Saturday!

  15. Love that you bought eucalyptus! Tie a sprig or two on your showerhead with twine and enjoy an invigorating hot shower!

  16. Check out Silky Wraps for some awesome head wraps.
    Also for more info and inspiration join the Transracial Adoption Hair and Skincare FB group.

  17. Gingham shirt at Target.....70% off. You didn't get it??? Girl..............Also I totally covet your home.

  18. where on earth did you get your check curtains?... I.LOVE.THEM!

  19. Oh how lovely, you can smell eucalyptus which is how our garden smells.
    I use it as an essential oil for cleaning and it is great to get gum out of awkward places.
    Keep warm,

  20. I think you've been duped? I'm Australian and they are not eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus leaves are long and thin. There is hope you could be a koala after all! X

  21. There are different varieties! I know this isn't the koala variety. Just being silly. :)

  22. Girl! About the head bands. Head over to and search for turban headbands. She tells how to make them out of thrifted t-shirts. You'll love it. If you don't know her (I bet you do), you might need to set aside some time. I met you on Jeanne Oliver's Becoming and I love your life (just so you know). I am an old woman (relatively spreaking) and I'm telling you, you've got it going on. I love that you love life and don't expect it to be easy.

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