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First off, congrats to Adrienne and Amy (who blogs at Peppermint Mocha Mama) for winning my 100 Post giveaways! I appreciate all our readers!

You’ll notice I’ve been quiet all week. Didn’t even post a Something Good this Friday!  It’s been a long week for us:

  • Miss P got her first tooth last Sunday and has been working on another all week. This has resulted in a mostly unhappy baby that is desperate for cuddles. Since she’s now tech-savvy, it’s hard to sit down and write without her wanting to add her two cents (and maybe Skype with Grandma!)
  • The teething/cuddly attitude has P refusing to be social. We went to a graduation open house on Sunday and she refused to even look at most of our relatives. Except our rock-star nephew… she gave him a smile!
  • Had another awesome Movie Night on Saturday night! We watched the Three Amigos, ate walking tacos and played cards till the wee hours.
  • It’s been raining. And raining. And raining. We opened our pool last weekend, and it’s done nothing but rain and be miserably cold (50-60F) all the time. At this rate, it’ll warm up enough to swim the week before we close it again.
  • Question: How does such a tiny baby manage to create more laundry than two adults?
  • Miss P has just started eating foods (although that doesn’t explain the above question) and she’s loving them. I need to write up a post about it, because we’re going about food a little bit differently than the rest of the United States (The current popular ‘name’ is Baby Led Weaning)
  • Did I mention it’s raining a lot? Even yesterday it was sunny for a bit, muggy in the evening and then poured so violently in the middle of the night that I had to leap out of bed and shut all the windows because it was raining into the house!
  • I love living in Michigan, but this weather! We skipped spring all together, had a few days of summer and now seem to be living in a perpetual fall.  I wouldn’t mind a couple of weeks with nice sunny 75F days…


This post started as a Monday post, and now it’s a Tuesday post. Story of my life lately!

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Bad Weather

Our hearts and prayers are with everyone that was affected by the violent storms this weekend in the US. We were at the outer edge of the storm system and we got very high winds but very little or no damage, thankfully.


I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

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No meaningful post today. Why?

It’s 75F outside and the sun is shining. We had to roll down the car windows on the way home, and now we have every window in the house open to chase out the winter’s smell. I’m not saying my house is stinky, but there’s this shut-up smell that all houses get over the winter time.

This weather is fantastic, long-overdue and simply glorious. I’m going to go take advantage of it while it lasts.

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Happy Friday! Today is a day that we reflect on the good and positive in our life.

Taleah: I was at the dentist’s office this week, and they like to tack inspirational posters to the ceiling to give you something to do while you sit there. One said “Spring isn’t spring until you hear the birds calling.” Isn’t that the truth? It’s still cold (although we’ve been promised that warmer weather is coming) but now when I pull out of my driveway before 7am – I’m ushered on my way by a cacophony of birds. It’s SO beautiful!

Jeff: (Taleah’s note: Jeff didn’t give me anything this week. Please feel free to harass him for doing so! 🙂 )

What was good in your life this week? If you blog, I encourage you to write a post reflecting on your week!

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April Showers

They’re supposed to bring May flowers… right?  This weekend we had some freaky storms blow through that included, rain, hail, sleet, slush and snow. Lots of thunder and lightening too.  There are pools of water everywhere, but it hasn’t melted down all the snow yet.

I’m exhausted from my weekend. There was so much to get done and too short of a time to complete it all. I did get my kitchen cleaned and pantry organized though, and that makes me feel better.

Baby P has gone from getting up once in the middle of the night to twice, and it just wears me down. I love the snuggly time together but it just kills any chance of restful sleep. She’s also big on chewing on her hands and drooling… which I’ve been told is a precursor to teething.  My baby is growing up so fast!

I have nothing else interesting to say yet… I need to go have a few cups of coffee first. Mondays are always interesting at work, and this is the first Monday of the month – so we’ll be super busy. Betcha I’ll have a good story to share after this!

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Something Good 4/1

Happy Friday! We take time today to look back on the good and positive things in our week…

 Taleah: It didn’t snow. We were forcast to receive almost a foot of snow, rain and sleet this week… and it didn’t show up! They’re calling for it again this weekend, but the sun is out today and the grass is growing!

Jeff: We won our soccer game this week!

What’s good in your life this week?

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Welcome to Wednesday On the Web! This is a round-up of what I’ve been looking at/drooling over/enjoying online!

Almost all our snow was gone and we had some very nice 40F weather over the past week. We thought we might actually start seeing spring…. And then, last night and today we were hit with a snow storm that included ice, sleet, slush and rain. Thunder and lightning and the whole works! All the schools are closed today, and I couldn’t even make it into work because the roads are a disaster. There was a really bad accident down one of the roads I normally drive and a 6 year old kid died. I really can’t afford to miss work, but I couldn’t afford the risk of getting into an accident on the back roads I drive.

And I’ll have to admit that the smile that appeared on my daughter’s face when I got her up reminded me that I totally made the right choice to be careful. I have someone depending on me!

Anyways… onto the goodies. And I’ve got some good ones this week!

I started making marble magnets from this tutorial… great presents! (The photo is hers, mine aren’t done yet!)

Although I don’t own one, this article about foods you can make in a coffee maker makes me want to buy one!


I’ve been getting a lot of parenting advice lately, and my sister sent me an article about the MOST unhelpful advice. It was SO funny… and sadly mostly true!

Do you live in the UK? I’ve got my eye on this awesome stamp set and I would LOVE to frame it on my wall!

Last, and probably one of the most interesting things this week is Diamond Candles!

You buy a candle, and it’s guaranteed to have a DIAMOND ring inside! Their site says the rings are valued anywhere between $100-$5,000! What a cool concept! I may have to convince Jeff that I need one of these! (Friends, this would be a GREAT present for me!!)

And that wraps it up for me this week – what are you look at this week?


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Monday is here yet again. Now that I’m back to work, I’m not a fan of Mondays. They’re the busiest day in our call center, so it means there is no room to breathe between calls and grumpy people who seem to think that two minutes before they’re supposed to start their work shift.
* So remember how I mentioned two weeks ago that I had heard about wine tastings at home? My friend Coggie messaged me that she was HAVING one at her house!!  So that weekend, I got to experience my first wine tasting party! It’s like Tupperware parties but with WINE. I had a blast, drank some wine and got to drool over Coggie’s yarn and craft room and her spinning wheels (it was epic).

* We had a thunderstorm roll through yesterday evening.  It was beautiful and intense. I got to show P the lightning and rain, and that was fun.

* I got to show her a robin on Saturday. I’m TOTALLY loving sharing this world with my daughter!

* Brownies + Peanut Butter = best. snack. ever.

* Signed up for a 5k walk this week, and it’ll be my first back since P was born. I have two months to get back into shape!

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With great apologies to the amazing Stephanie for borrowing her idea, here’s my Random Monday.

1: Remember the warm days of last week? Those are no more. Yesterday, we got 6+ inches in as many hours… and then it kept snowing overnight. February is such a tease.

2: Why is it that when you’re ready to follow the advice to ‘sleep when your baby sleeps’, your baby decides NOT to sleep?

3: I’ve made cookies twice in the last four days (with my new mixer!). The first batch was already eaten, and I have multiple requests to taste test future batches.

4: Jeff loves golf. It’s rubbed off on me a bit, although I play for fun since my scores will NEVER come out of the triple digits. We’ve watched our fair share of tournaments on TV, and I have a few players that I’ve liked and cheered for. These players have either a) very good looking or b) have a great back story.  I was flipping through Jeff’s Golf Digest (which is often very boring to me) and came across this photo:

This is NOT the kind of photo you see in a golf magazine, on Golf TV or anything of the like. So I stopped to read the article. This guy is Ben Crane. Apparently, he’s a very slow and mostly boring golf player. Boring in the way your dear old uncle takes twenty minutes to chart out his next chess move. Smart, but not rollicking good times.  Then he made a video…

There’s a second video that you can see on his website that’s also hilarious. He’s now my new favorite player. Anyone who can make fun of golf that way and get good press about it is a winner in my book. (He also just won a tournament at the beginning of the year – Go Ben!)

5: I haven’t gotten my hair cut in almost five months. First it was tough to get out because I was grossly pregnant, working full-time and dealing with doctors who freaked out over everything. Now to try to plan time to get out either with P (what does one do with a baby while you’re getting your hair cut?) or work around Jeff’s school schedule so that he’ll be home with her. I’m two and a half weeks away from going back to work, and it’s my goal to get it done before then. I don’t need to be sporting a mom-do ponytail every day at work!

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Something Good

Happy Friday! We make it a habit to look back on the week and think of at least ONE positive or good thing that happened.

Taleah: It got warmer. Michigan normally gets a February thaw before another good snowstorm, but for these few days where it’s been in the 40Fs – it’s been glorious (and good for the heating bill!) And I have a second good thing, my KitchenAid mixer came in the mail!!

Jeff: I have a 100% score in my law class and a 99.98% score in my American Politics class. We won’t talk about the sad 92% that I’m pulling in my accounting class.

Baby P: I’m finally fitting into some of the awesome outfits I was given when I was born! I rocked an outfit that says “Daddy’s Sunshine” this week and he was pretty impressed.

What’s good for you this week?

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