Tag Archive for extracurricular

preparing to prepare

Hello little blog! My family left this weekend and we hit the ground running trying to get the house back in order. {not to mention the vast effort we’ve put into getting the army brats back in order} Yesterday I finally felt like we were back in the swing of things and then I realized that Thanksgiving is next week!…

a lovely morning

It’s raining here today. Gray, and “cold,” and stupendous! Nana (my mom) is here. There’s a 2nd pot of coffee on. The kiddos are rounding on 1½ hours of straight quiet play with a batch of homemade playdough. {that alone would be enough to secure the title of perfect morning} Carne Asada is marinating for dinner. I am engulfed in…

for the writer

My friend Annie is a writer. Not an aspiring writer as if you can’t be a writer until you have a published work. That would be like me not being able to call myself a seamstress until I have my own line of clothing walking NY Fashion week. {oh the silly distinctions we make} Someday she will produce some lovely…

place mats with pockets!

I seriously missed the memo on the time saver that is the place mat. It was probably in one of the parenting books I was supposed to read before I had My Helper. {funny how 4½ years of parenting has flown by and i still haven’t gotten around to reading those books} I have friends who use them religiously but…

wednesday wanderings

It’s hump day. aka Megan’s SUPER lazy day! Our current schedule has Tuesdays packed for me. {not my fav} I’m up crazy early for a ministry that I am involved with {and love} but requires me to be smiley and interact with 50+ women all before my 3rd cup of coffee. {being nice and or having a conversation before 3…

2 new dresses

Crazy sewing this weekend. I’m on a clothing kick at the moment. I think it was the big evaluation of my pattern collection that had me itchin’ to make clothes for me and My Helper. Although it also very well could have been a combination of Pinterest {follow me!} and Elise Marley’s Kid’s Clothing Week Challenge that kicked it all…

wednesday wanderings

Happy Wednesday! It’s 3:33pm this fine afternoon. I love when the clock reads all one number. While everyone else in the blogosphere is either embracing or lamenting the arrival of fall those of us island side are pretending. At our Gospel Community last night The Pastor’s Wife actually said, “The weather has turned!” And then I laughed. Let me define…

wednesday wanderings

Yesterday {aka day of total chaos} was the release of the Missoni for Target designer collaboration. Prior {and substantially more important} commitments kept me from crowding the doors like a Black Friday Walmart mob. I did make it there around lunch time, and I was on the hunt for a specific item that I had been stalking online. Specifically this…

on the not blogging

I haven’t been blogging. When life gets chaotic it is the first thing that goes. Life has been chaotic. My darling boy, The Cadet, has been crazy disobedient and defiant this week. All. Week. Long. {it’s exhausting} I try very hard to be consistent in my parenting. God has set me the task to mother these wee babes {who are…

wednesday wanderings

If you aren’t aware of Kinfolk Magazine, you’re missing out. Luckily for you, you’ve only been missing out for a couple of week. But now you can enjoy Kinfolk : A Guide for Small Gatherings. I stumbled upon Kinfolk in my many wanderings through the interwebs. On their manifesto page, {and yes, they are cool enough to have a manifesto}…