Things I’d like to do

Jan 17, 2017

I’ve run a DIY blog for a few years, written and published a book, run a fairly successful small business, and while there’s still plenty more to do in life, for the past while I’ve been feeling a little like I’ve already done a lot of big things and don’t have any big goals or things to work toward. Not that I need work for profit, but I think it’s important for everyone to have good, uplifting, growth-inducing, fulfilling work to do. Not that raising a family and running a household isn’t fulfilling, but I think it’s important to have personal things to work toward beyond just the day to day. So I started compiling a mental list of some things I’d like to work toward over the next several months or years. Maybe I’ll change my mind about some of these things, but here’s what I have for now, some big, some little, and in no particular order. Continue reading

Birthday boy

Jan 14, 2017

Our sweet Felix turned three today. Between a tired pregnant mama, some cold, rainy weather, and some last-minute changes in plans that were out of my control, the day turned out to be kind of a dud, at least in the middle. Thank goodness it at least began with presents and balloons and ended with grandparents and birthday cake.  Continue reading


Jan 12, 2017

Sorted and organized all the games and toy bins, same with kids clothes, showered, went to Costco and bought a membership and shopped, waited for Bryan to get home, then Olivia and I left on a kid date to Chipotle and then birthday shopping for Felix at Target and now my belly and back are sore.  Continue reading