Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wait a Minute....

Where did Christmas go?!  I have never much cared for the week between Christmas and the New Year.  It's so sad to put away all of my holiday decorations, although this year even those were scarce, due to a certain baby lovingly known as EK.  It never seems like I get everything done that I wanted to do, and it just puts me in a real funk.  Add Pinterest into the mix, and I am sure I will always be left with this feeling. There is just entirely too much to do, and not enough time!

Anyway, enough with the blues. I was inspired by Ella Kate's future mother-in-law, Molly, to point out all of the things I totally meant to do this Holiday season.  Then, I'll show you a few of the highlights from the McCasland Family Christmas!

My "Meant to Do" project #1  was a set of trees for the front porch. These are made out of tomato cages, which are turned upside down and decorated with plain garland and lights. It's hard to find tomato cages in the winter, so the dead mums remain in my planters. 
Meant to Do #2:  I wanted to make a stocking holder similar to this one for our living room. We do not have a fireplace or mantle in our shop house, so I really -really- need to do this next year. 

Meant to Do #3:  I meant to frame this picture. It would be so adorable on the shelf over our TV.

So, there you have it. The few things that did not get accomplished, leaving me feeling like a Christmas failure. 

Despite the few things I didn't do- I DID take a lot of great pictures on Christmas. 

This is my favorite picture from Christmas Eve.

This  little girl got a huge new wagon !

Ryan, EK and I also became the proud parents of two unbelievably cute, fluffy, spoiled Golden Retriever puppies.  We have learned that we are totally not Dachshund people, and will probably forever be Golden people.

I plan to be a lot better at getting things done in 2012. Now I just have to figure out a plan.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy 11 Months, EK!!

I can't believe that we will be celebrating this little booger's 1st birthday in only one short month. Where has time gone?

We've definitely had a fun time getting to this point. I've seen more personality out of that baby in the last month than I've probably ever seen in another baby. She is a nut, and I say that as lovingly as possible.

She finally said "Mama". It was totally time, my feelings were beginning to be hurt that she adored her daddy so, and I was left in the nameless cold. Just the other day, EK *almost* said "I love you."  It's more of "Iblbubu", but it's close enough to be incredibly sweet.

I hope that she knows I am not always a crazy woman, flying by the seat of my pants. I really hope she hasn't noticed how off I have been lately with the dogs being gone. I need to snap out of it, before she does realize it!

We are up to 8 teeth, and finally made it to our 9 month check up with Dr. Porter. It's better late than never, right?  She had her blood draw out of her arm like a grownup, and didn't even cry. That's right, not a single tear. She knows her mom is a bad-ass nurse and doesn't stand for such things... right?... Oh yeah, she also got her first real scar. It's awesome, and caused by her very own fingernail.

EK has  a lot coming up in the next month- Santa Claus, Christmas, birthday planning, and a few days off with me. I can't wait to see her on her very first Christmas.

Happy 11 months, sweet girl.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Taking the Words Right Out of My Mouth (or head).

Do you ever have one of those feelings that you just can't quite explain, only to find the perfect explanation was written by someone else?

I have a friend/ fellow mom  to a 10 month old little girl, Kayse, who, just today, posted on her blog about how she has been dealing with hard times. I just thought to myself, "Oh my gosh- this is what I needed".  

I think it is totally normal to get down on yourself. My house is rarely spotless, and there never fails to be a dirty dish lying around in the sink. I never feel quite as cute as I did before the whole pregnancy/birth thing. It's easy to think of what I would be able to accomplish if I did not have to leave EK with my mother in law and grandmother in law every day, the things I could accomplish if I just stayed home with her. In my head, we would cook a gourmet dinner every day, make crafts and have the perfectly decorated house.
In all reality, I wouldn't accomplish crap. We would probably struggle to get by.  I can't cook to save my life. We wouldn't be able to enjoy things that we do now. I wouldn't be able to make things for a clingy baby hanging onto my leg. I would be bored, and probably ready to hand EK off to anyone who showed up.

Despite the dogs being gone, and feeling like I don't have time to enjoy the gorgeous Christmas season, I have a precious husband who tries his hardest to keep me happy. That's a tricky task from time to time. And even though she drives me absolutely insane with her needy crying, EK cries because she loves me, and wants to be with me every.single.minute.

Kayse hit me with this in her blog post:

" I have to make a choice.  Let the little blessings get overshadowed by the hard, or see them for what they are: gifts from a Father who sees my struggle and loves me through it.  They are subtle messages that remind me that He is here, even when I am too overwhelmed and sidetracked to feel Him."

So, we carry on with our picture perfect life as a family, even if it isn't always what we picture. 

Thanks for saying what I needed to say, Kayse! 

Please visit Finding Hope blog!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

If you just really wanted to shop for me...

I have the hardest time finding an answer when someone says "What do you want for... (birthday, Christmas, anniversary)?" I'm not sure what I find so difficult about answering, but my usual reply is "I don't need anything."

The good part is that statement is so true. There is nothing in this world that I need, other than my family, my job, the roof over my head and the food I eat. 

It is fun to do a little "me" shopping from time to time- I never go anywhere anymore without picking up a cute outfit, hairbow, or little something for EK. I compiled my list of pure wants, and here they are for your enjoyment. (Maybe Ryan will see this, too.)

1- Vera Bradley "Go Round" Tote - Would be a great bag for EK! -Fan Fare Gifts

2.Nissan "Z" Coupe (a girl can dream, right?)

4. Birthday Blooms Turquoise Charm ( I don't care that my birthday isn't in December… it's cute!)

5. Long, striped boot socks. I don't have a clue where these came from, but I like them.

6Hoover WindTunnel T-SeriesPet Rewind Plus  (Thank you Granny for my early gift!)

7. Conair Infinity "YouCurl"- Maybe, just maybe, my hair would look decent... I could only hope!

                I want to know, if you could have anything- What would you want for Christmas?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I PROMISE I never cried like this.

I've been a complete, senseless, emotional wreck lately. I cry over the smallest things. Yesterday, though, I cried over a huge thing!
My very best friend had her little girl, Lilly, who I am certain will be Ella Kate's very best friend.  We have all been anxiously awaiting this little girl's arrival. And boy, did she take her time! I didn't think she would ever show up. The minute I got the text that she was here, I cried. Like a big baby. I didn't even cry when EK was born  (ok, maybe just a little when the boob Nazi attacked me for starving my kid), so I really don't know what's up.  It's for sure, 100% not baby fever. Been there, done that, got the (20) t-shirts.

I just know that I am beyond excited for that baby to be here, and I can not contain it!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Big Empty

Ummm.... so I didn't really plan to be away from my blog for a few weeks. I haven't been on any spectacular vacation, no new babies, no awesome new projects nothing very exciting at all.

I just haven't been in the mood.

I haven't been in the mood for friends, I haven't been in the mood to look at retarded Facebook messages about things that are better left for private life, and I haven't been in the mood to do much of anything but hang out with Ryan , EK and the rest of my family.

Oh, and look for our lost puppies.

Hank and Wylie are missing... they've been gone for 9 days. They were home when I left for work on Black Friday... when I came home, Ryan said he hadn't seen them all day. Charlie was still home. We are unsure if they were taken, shot, or killed by another animals. 

What we are sure of is that we miss those dogs with every ounce of human that we are. 

I've driven every mile of county road in our area. I've called all the local shelters. I've talked to strangers, neighbors, and people from 50 miles away who think they may have my missing babies. I've advertised in 3 papers, online, on Facebook, my mother in law has called the radio to have it broadcast. Yesterday, Ryan, my mother and sister in law, and I drove almost 3 hours to see if they had been carried to Canton for sale. 

Hank and Wylie were nowhere to be found.

I cannot explain the hole in my heart. I miss looking into the big brown eyes of Wylie and telling him all about my day... I miss how he loved EK and how he would let her "pet" him with only her index finger. I miss having my Hank there, always ready for a big hug or a ball to be tossed. 

I know that things could be a lot worse.

I am so thankful for a healthy, happy family. My husband and little girl keep me entertained, and I know this will get better. We adopted a new little dog, Shelby, yesterday. We really thought Charlie would like to have a new companion. He has been so lonely without his buddies. We are all still in the process of getting acquainted, but I think things are going well so far. Ryan and I are not giving up hope on finding our boys.

I really just wanted to say that I am still here.
"You think dogs will not be in Heaven? I tell you, they'll be there before any of us." -Robert Louis

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today was...

Today was one of those days. One of those days where I didn't want to wake up at 5am. One of those rare days where I needed to go to Target, but didn't necessarily want to. It was one of those days where I didn't feel like seeing a patient. It was just one of those days to get through, a day I usually take for granted.

Today, I was blessed to wake up with my baby girl at 5am. I was blessed to see her smile, waiting on me in the crib. I was blessed to play with her before I rushed to work, like every other morning. I happily shared my cereal with her this morning. I was able to carry her to the car, even though she wanted so desperately to be independent and crawl to it. I was lucky to get to go to Target with my precious grandmother, and to eat lunch with her and talk about things like best friends do.  I was fortunate to see a new patient, and hopefully help her out and bring a smile to her in her time of need.  We were graced with a torrential rain... we were in need.

Tomorrow, today will be my yesterday. And one of these days, it will be a day I wish I could relive. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

I Used to Want to Be a.....

I'm a girl with many loves. I've never denied the fact that I am a little bit scattered in my interests. I can shop with the girliest girl, come home, go outside, and get as dirty as the dirtiest little boy could manage.
 "I used to want to be a ..." is one of my well known sayings. Ryan makes fun of me a lot for it. Really, there isn't much I didn't want to be when I "grew up".

A few of the careers on the wishlist included:
  • Zookeeper, age 4ish - My Granny Skeet lived in Fort Worth while I was growing up, and we frequented the zoo pretty much every time I went to visit her. This made a perfect fit with my love for all critters.
  • Veterinarian, age 7ish- Probably would have wanted to work at the zoo. My dad and I used to have Saturday dates which revolved around taking our Bouvier, Zorro, to the vet. I think I killed a bird at one point, trying to give it a "shot" with a toothpick. 
  • Scientist, age 10ish- My family supported me heavily in this! I had a microscope, rock collection, telescope, dissection kit.. You name it, I had it. I may or may not have put partially dead bugs in my mom's freezer (in a ZipLock- of course!)
  • Mortician, hair stylist, age 12-15ish- I was weirdly fascinated with funerals. Totally not in a creepy way, it's just really neat. I actually ended up with a scholarship to the nearest mortuary school when I graduated high school!
  • Liquor Store Owner, age 15-18ish- I would have located this directly across the street from my funeral home.. to help people drown their sorrows and all.
  • Dog Groomer....yeah.
One thing I never really wanted to be was a nurse. It just seemed like the right thing to do at the time. I love where I have ended up in the home care business, but every day I question if I am doing what I really, really want to do. If money were no option, I would not do this.  I ask Ryan every day to buy a lotto ticket. It's more of my ticket out of full heartedly doing something that I only halfheartedly care about.

I often wonder how many people actually get to do exactly what they want, and make a living at the same time. We obviously won't be winning the lottery anytime soon, so I will make the best of my blessings and carry on ! After all, I'm not completely grown up just yet !

Sunday, November 13, 2011

We're back... and a project, too!

  We made it back safely from San Diego- we had a fast, but fun trip! Ryan, his parents and little sister and I flew to San Diego on Wednesday, caught the zoo on Thursday morning, the Chargers/Raiders game Thursday night, and the beach on Friday before flying back. I'll put up lots of pictures soon.
  Anyways, remember the post where I mentioned some plans that I had for this old locker?

Ryan picked these up for free from the local middle school, when they tore down the old one school and rebuilt.  He got three sets, and put up 2 in our shop to store things, like our winter boots and jackets. This set has been lying around in the yard behind the house for a while. We weren't too sure what to do with it, but I got an idea while making my last planting project!
I was finally able to complete the project today. I'm pretty sure that from now on, whenever Ryan hears me say "Wouldn't it be cool if we....?", he will run away. This turned out to be a much bigger task than I anticipated. It took him a few hours, a few power tools, and a few beverages, but he got the job done.

Thank goodness for my husband lending a hand. When I get an idea in my head, I want it done! It was so hard to wait 2 weeks for this. Charlie and I were sure to encourage his efforts.
With all of the hammering and drilling, we found a new little pet who had made the locker his home. I let him relocate to my flowerpot on the front porch. I'm sure he'll find lots of little bugs to snack on there.
 So there you have it! My new planter! The lockers are great for planting, as the holes will let water drain. We were sure to screw the doors shut from the inside to keep them from bursting open. 
I filled the planter with a mix of compost and potting soil. The flowers are pansies, and I loved the look of the tall grasses as a background. I filled around them with Cypress mulch for a finished look. 

It's good to be home- now perhaps I can survive work after being gone for nearly a week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Early 10 Months, EK!

Another early monthly celebration for Ella Kate! This month, Ryan and I will be in California on her 10 month birthday.  I am so anxious about leaving her and flying halfway across the country, but she will be in great hands while her Aunt Kaci and Uncle Clifton practice their parenting !

I say this every month, but time is flying! I want to take another maternity leave, minus the "another baby" part. This baby will suit me just fine. I love the time we spend on weekends playing and being together. I miss her during the day while I work, and she drives me nuts at home approximately 90% of the time. I guess that's part of it, so I just try to soak it all in.

She has learned quite a few new tricks! She has Patty Cake down, well, pat. She loves to "roll it up". Cutest. Thing. Ever.  She also has learned to fake cough, and will cough, laugh, and mock you if you are clinging to your life while choking on food. My favorite trick is when she goes "AhhhBlahhh" while we drive down our ridiculously bumpy driveway. The sweet little "UhUhUhUhUh" is one of the highlights of my life these days.

She has a few more teeth, has had a terrible experience with diaper rash, and has had a few late night dinner dates with Mom and Dad. We certainly know what "No" means, and can pout with the best of them.

We've visited our first pumpkin patch, taken TONS of pictures, and learned a mean face. It comes complete with a snorting growl! Ryan and I aren't quite sure where she got that.

We love you sweet girl! Even Wylie does, too!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Can we rewind a few days? I am  the worst mom ever. I forgot to celebrate the birthdays of 3 little guys who I absolutely can not live without. Their names are Hank, Charlie, and Wylie. Yeah, my dogs.

October 28-Happy 6th birthday! I can't believe how time flies by. It seems like just yesterday, you were this precious puppy.

 I love you and the way you always greet me with ball (or mini pumpkin!) when I get home. I love your sweet heart, and how you let the little guys sleep all over you. You do not have a mean bone in your body, and never leave our side!

October 25- Happy 4th birthday little one!  You are one of those dogs that completes a family. You are such a middle child, always behind the scenes and never obedient! I cannot tell you how excited I get for you when we play fetch with Hank, and you are able to get the ball! I can always count on you and your big brown eyes to cheer me up when I am having a rough day. 

November 1- Happy 3rd birthday! I love how you lay on the couch, right on top. To have been such a nightmare of a puppy, you stole the biggest chunk of my heart. I cannot imagine loving another dog like you. I love your stares, and how excited you get when you are "hunting" squirrels. Inside or out, you go along with whatever we are doing. You are the best at snuggling and I love your silly head !

So, I'm a sucker for my dogs. Happy Birthday, boys!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Another Celebrating Home Giveaway!

I hope that the day after Halloween is finding everyone well and bellyache free! I can't say so much for myself. I think I inhaled a few too many Tootsie Rolls while passing out candy last night!

After Halloween, I am always ready to get into the full holiday swing of things. My birthday is coming this weekend, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and of course there are only 54 days until Christmas! We have so many things to celebrate and be thankful for.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is all of the great food I get to share with my friends, family, and coworkers. I love to bring a dish that looks pretty, and my cooking needs all of the help it can get in the looks department! Here's where Celebrating Home comes in. We have gorgeous bakeware that lets you cook and serve out of just one dish.  Take a minute and go visit my friend, and fellow smart mommy,  Mama G over at  Growing Up Geeky to enter for a chance to win a Venetian Baker! 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Best Weekend In a While

What a fun weekend! I was able to spend some quality time with my good friend, Amber, to celebrate my birthday early on Friday night. We had amazing margaritas  dinner at Zapatas, and my favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte after. She even gave me my favorite WoodWick candle! I love her.
  Saturday was pretty laid back, and included a Mommy/Daddy/Baby trip to Wal-Mart, where we lost one of EK's new shoes. We retraced the entire shopping route to no avail, and left with a half-shod baby. It's the new look, you know!  We picked up some compost to put around our trees in the front yard, and rode the Kubota around with Wylie in tow spreading the dirt.

I had just enough left over soil to fix up one of my junk finds from last weekend!
I picked up this metal animal feeder for $5 last weekend while EK and I were shopping for decorations for our home.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it! I placed it between two lounger chairs on our deck, so it will serve as a table for drinks, etc. once I remove the huge pumpkin from the top.  I poked a few holes through the bottom for drainage using an ice pick. I recommend a drill, but Ryan is not too fond of me pulling out the power tools. I filled it from the top opening with dirt, then planted the kale and pansies.  

Next weekend, I have plans for these.

I hope that everyone had a great weekend, and I can't wait to see pictures of everyone's little ones in their Halloween costumes! Here's hoping for LOTS of candy for everyone!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall On Our Porch

When Ryan and I built our home, we knew we wanted a huge porch. We pictured ourselves being out there in the evenings, in our rocking chairs like old people. I didn't realize how insanely huge it would turn out to be... we deal with a 60 x 12 porch on a daily basis. The dogs track mud everywhere, grass and bugs are everywhere, it's kind of a pain. It's hard to keep clean, but it's even harder for me to decorate.
  Last year, I didn't put too much effort into decorating since I was grossly pregnant. I was determined to actually get with the program this year and decorate for at least fall and Christmas.  I may be a little behind, but I was able to finish things up for fall this weekend! I will probably leave this up through Thanksgiving, but I may replace the flowers in our large pots sooner than later.

Here's the before:
A little far away, but basically we just had the chairs and little table between them.

And the after:
Yay for a no longer empty porch!

I used a little bench that was my Granny's on the far left side of the porch to hold a few flowers and name plaque I painted. Note the wart-y pumpkin we adopted. 

I picked up the stand up wooden sign at Canton earlier this fall! I have decided I do not like purple or red mums. The blooms seem to lose their color so quickly, these look dead. 

Charlie probably counts as decor... he never leaves the mat outside the front door!

Ellis Pottery ran a great sale on pillows a few weeks ago, and I grabbed these for under $4 for the pair! I have to brag on the gorgeous yellow mum that Granny Skeet gave us for our anniversary! 

Well, that's that! It feels so good to come home to a porch that I love, and I'm already brewing over Christmas plans. I would love to see pictures of your fall decorations!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

I cooked something, and it was actually good.

I have never, ever claimed to be a good cook. My poor husband has half-heartedly eaten many of my new recipe endeavors for a long time . He finally asked that I just stop trying, unless it's extremely basic or comes in a Roman's Pizza box.
Never having been one to give up, I still routinely attempt new recipes. Occasionally, I'm successful. This was one of those days ! The weather has finally cooled off, so I thought McAlister's tortilla soup sounded fab. I grabbed a soup/salad for lunch while working, and it was so good. That got me started on the hunt for an easy recipe that I could make in the crock pot.
  I had a really hard time finding a recipe that fit my taste. One had too many beans, one was too watery. Others involved actually cooking something. On the stove. Undeterred, I grabbed a few ingredients from this recipe, and a few from this one, and added a thing or two of my own (this rarely works out in my favor).

Here's what I ended up using:

A crock pot liner (yes, I would totally write this in your recipe because it is a MUST)
About 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (I used a rotisserie chicken)
2 Cans low sodium cream of chicken soup
1 Can Campbell's Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup (this is where the creaminess of the soup comes from, one of my random additions)
1 Can Rotel ( I used Medium , could use Hot if you like it extra spicy)
2 Chicken Buillon Cubes (I didn't have the chicken broth that all of the recipes called for)
A few shakes of Cumin
2-ish Soup Cans of Water (more or less to thin soup to desired thickness)
Corn Tortillas cut into strips

I dumped all of into the good old crock pot, gave it a stir, and set it on "Low" for about 6 hours.  About 10 minutes before I was ready to eat, I mixed in about 4-5 corn tortillas which I cut into strips using my kitchen shears.

I topped the soup with just a tiny bit of cheddar cheese and sour cream.

Oh, my gosh. Yum. My belly is warm and fuzzy...or not..

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Weekend Recap

We made it through another weekend! Sometimes I wonder- Why does the weekend fly by so quickly, but the work week sooo slowly? Thankfully, we don't have to list too many "reds" in this recap!

  • Put away all of Ryan's freshly washed winter clothes
  • Finish decorating the front porch for Halloween (Solely for myself... you don't get many trick-or-treaters when you live in the middle of nowhere)
  • Do EK's laundry
  • Clean the kitchen, empty junk drawers
  • Hit a few local shops to find things to decorate our new living room shelf  (We got some  old books and an antique radio for next to nothing!)
  • ANOTHER baby shower. I'm surrounded by Fertile Myrtles. 

  • Weekly CVS trip See my Sunday post!
  • I'm most excited about this! EK and I are going to the pumpkin patch with my mom.  You can bet on lots of photos!
  • Plan my lunches for the upcoming workweek I planned them, and they were gross. Whatever.
Somewhere in There:
  • Update EK's clothing drawers. Out with the tiny, in with the monstrous.
  • Hang my Pinterest inspired-pallet shelf  I am trying to decide if I even like this thing..
  • Print photos from my camera
All in all, a lot was accomplished! Saturday, EK and I spent the majority of the day in town shopping. We met Ryan for lunch, and then headed to a baby Shower. EK was absolutely nuts at this point, and crawled all over the place, trying to rip into gifts and eat them. 
She spent the night with Ryan's parents Saturday night. It had been a while, and it was so hard to leave her! I am not real sure how we will do next month when we go to San Diego and leave her for a few days.  Ryan and I finally got the pictures and new shelf hung up in our living room, and it looks so much better!
Icky IPhone picture of before. I will post a separate entry later with the new look!

Sunday, EK and I met my mom and granny at the pumpkin patch! We had such a good time, and Mom took lots of great pictures of the day!
Granny Skeet, Me, and EK

EK was a little preoccupied with all of the straw.

Ready to go pick her pumpkin!

For me!?

Oh my gosh. I love pumpkins!

I am so ready for Halloween this year. It has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I can't wait to carve our pumpkins with EK.

What are your favorite Halloween traditions?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Shopping

My weekly Sunday shopping trip was not quite the same today. You see, EK spent Saturday night with her Grana and Papa Kev, leaving me and Ryan to a empty, quiet house. So, my shopping was done minus my little partner in crime.

Anyway, I am not an "extreme couponer" by any means. Half the time, I confuse myself and end up just saying "Forget it!" Today was a good day, though. I was able to get several things which we will use for a grand total of........ nothing out of pocket :) I  was able to use Exta Care Bucks that I earned last week to pay for all of today's items, plus I made it out with a few new ones for next time!

Here's what I found:

4 cans of soup, Revlon Foundation and nail polish, shaving cream, and 2 bags of Pretzel M&Ms (one of my new favorites!)

The total for all of the items was $33.97 before I took off any coupons or Exta Care Bucks.
The total after coupons was $25.47

Coupons I used:
$1.50 off of 2 Pretzel M&M bags
$1 off Revlon Nail Polish
$5 off Revlon Foundation
$1 off of 4 Progresso Soups

I had enough Extra Care Bucks from last week's trip to make my total $0. My store does not make you pay tax on items if they are "free". 
Top it all off with the $8 in Extra Care Bucks I earned for next week, and I'm a happy girl..... and Ryan has a few cans of soup to eat :)

Friday, October 21, 2011


Wow! This week absolutely flew by. I am so happy, though, because I have lots of fun things planned for this weekend. Ryan has to work during the daytime, but I'm sure EK and I will meet up with him for some of our activities.


  • Put away all of Ryan's freshly washed winter clothes
  • Finish decorating the front porch for Halloween (Solely for myself... you don't get many trick-or-treaters when you live in the middle of nowhere)
  • Do EK's laundry
  • Clean the kitchen, empty junk drawers

  • Hit a few local shops to find things to decorate our new living room shelf
  • ANOTHER baby shower. I'm surrounded by Fertile Myrtles. 

  • Weekly CVS trip
  • I'm most excited about this! EK and I are going to the pumpkin patch with my mom.  You can bet on lots of photos!
  • Plan my lunches for the upcoming workweek
Somewhere in There:
  • Update EK's clothing drawers. Out with the tiny, in with the monstrous.
  • Hang my Pinterest inspired-pallet shelf
  • Print photos from my camera
That's all! I love writing out my plans. It seems like I really have a focus and get so much accomplished. I've given up on finding the perfect fall wreath. (Although, a patient did have a gorgeous one this morning on her door. Too bad she has dementia and no idea where it came from!)  I can't wait to update with photos from our weekend. 

What things do you have on the books for the weekend?