Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What I learned in March



We are having exceptional mild weather here in the Pacific Northwest. I can tell you people in the Pacific Northwest really love them some sun. We drop everything and soak up the vitamin D. We take go fly a kite, LITERALLY.  We got in quite a bit of kite flying time.  The kite below is my husbands.


Even teddy bears need to ride safe. Buckle up for safety.

3. A NEW READ FOR 2016

I also learned the next Whatcom Reads Book 2016 will be A Tale for the Time Being.  This year's selection is Boys in the Boat.  (My Review)


Finishing a Project feels SO GOOD!  I finally completed my table/bench/entry way remake. YAHOO


Chuck and I went with some friends to an advanced showing of HOME.  I have never been to an advanced showing. I can cross that off the bucket list. Loved it and of course, I can't stop saying, "Oh no! Hands up in the air, like I do not care."  It is cute.  I love the quest to look for "My Mom. " Even better is we got to see the movie free.


Who Knew that you can Purchase Pink Blueberries.  Yes, Pink! I can't wait to have pink lemonade blueberries. I found these at my local grocery store - Haggens.
****I am linking up to Chatting with the Sky - What I learned in March. Check out what everyone else learned this month.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spring Link Love

The above video is cuteness OVERLOAD

The Optimal Road Trip - Oh my this sounds so fun.  I should put this on MY BUCKET LIST.

Big Kids on the Playground

6th Season of  Downton Abbey It's Last - I am a big fan so I will miss it.

A Important Essay on Penis Tendons by 2 Eight Year Old Boys -What is in the Minds of 8 Year Old Boys might be a good title as well. - Some might find slightly offensive but it is a good funny read.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jackpot of Interesting Message T-Shirts

"I flexed and the sleeves fell off"
Mrs Epi and I were browsing our local Value Village and we hit the motherload of t-shirts with questionable designs.  I just have to share because "Sharing is Caring."  For the previous edition of Message T-Shirts (click here)

You really can't go wrong with a bacon t-shirt BECAUSE everything is better with BACON.

I really have to wonder what type of person wears this shirt.

To the last one, my oldest son said, "Well Okay."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Grocery Store Garden Inspiration

I walked by these little beauties and I knew I needed them for my yard.  Who knew you could grow pink blueberries? I have regular blueberry bushes already by our hot tub. 

I was intrigued about the pink lemonade blueberry.  So I did a little research, these pink blueberries were developed in the 1970's and these blueberries are much sweeter. (more details)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Leprechaun Gold Hunt

Magnetic Leprechaun
We have enjoyed many leprechaun gold hunts over the years. My kids are older a teen and a tween so I have mixed it up a bit.  I wonder HOW long it will take them to make the connection. (Update: after lots of prodding their powers of observation improved)

If it is gold you
In the refrig
you should peek

I found the magnetic leprechaun at dollar store.  It is FUN to mess with the teens.  I

Sunday, March 15, 2015

What I Read In March

I am linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's Quick Lit.  My reads were an eclectic bunch. Need suggestions on what to read next check out what everyone else is reading.

Postcards from Cookie by Caroline Clarke.  This is an autobiographical book. A daughter not really looking for her Mom but rather medical information finds her birth mom. It turns into a 7 year journey of getting to know her mother. Her birth mother Cookie is a prolific postcard sender. There are interesting circumstances that bring them together and less than 7 degrees of separation. This is not your typical adoptee story.

 Award-winning journalist and host of Black "Enterprise" Business Report Caroline Clarke's moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother—Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole—and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards. - Amazon

City of Woman by David Gillman - This book was on our hot reads table.  The hot reads table at the local library is my kryptonite. Interesting look at WWII and the German woman left behind.  Rarely is it discussed about the choices of the German women who were left behind during the war.  The paranoid atmosphere, the constant bombing, the moral dilemmas they faced. This is definitely a PG book if not R.  The topics of infidelity and martial affairs. It was just ok but very thought provoking.

I hesitate to write what I read next.  I need to enter the book reading confessional. Well here it goes.  I reread the Twilight series.  Yes, I READ THE ENTIRE SERIES AGAIN. I know it isn't good literature. But it is familiar and I needed that right now. There is something comforting knowing the characters and the ending. 


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pi Day Linky Love

I know the video above is an oldie but it still pulls at the heart strings.

Happy Pi Day

Study of baby horses' behavior triggers new autism research - this is really fascinating (honestly)

I want a (Sister) Wife - I can kinda relate. 

I can't wait for the new Pixar Movie Inside Out

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Ahead - Enjoy some Linky Love

Here is some internet goodness.  Did everyone remember to SPRING AHEAD? 

Everyone should start their day with Led Zeppelin played on percussion instruments by Middle Schoolers.  It will make you smile.

Why Common Core is All Wrong for High Functioning Autistic Kids

No One Could See Blue until Modern Times - Ok this MUCH better than what color is that dress.

Canada has asked people not to Spock their cash.  I guess older 5 bills have changed the Prime Minister to Spock.  Now I need to analyze my Canadian cash.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Entry Way Refresh

I headboard bench for Christmas from my parents.  This is what started my entry way refresh.  I painted the side table next to my bench. (Details here)  I repainted the stripe on the bench.
I made a pad for the bench.  I wanted a pad to protect the bench as this is the drop zone for my kids backpacks and music practice space for my youngest. This has really brightened up my entryway. This is probably the only time that this space will look this good.  I added a plant to the table but this is also where my youngest charges his school tablet so I don't know if this is practical.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

5 years later- project complete

You see I have had this $2 plant stand since 2010 that has sat unfinished in various places in my house. That is how I roll.
As a unfinished plant stand in the bedroom
As a Christmas Tree Stand
I had GRAND plans to do this or that to the stand but these plans never materialized until this weekend. It most current location was next to our hallway bench to hold my son's school tablet to charge.
I painted the outside gray and inside white.  I am getting an odd reflection inside the plant stand.

stand - $2
paint (Re Store) and leftover paint on hand- 1.25
brush - 2.95
grand total - $6.20