Abstract Forest

Because I can’t do anything halfway, I’ve decided on an “Abstract Forest” theme for my son’s bedroom. I plan on redoing it the last week of April, while he stays with my parents for a week. Of course I have a Pinterest board. I already knew one wall was going to be chalkboard paint, and his bed was going to be vaguely tent-shaped. But last night while we were waiting on the gallon of paint to finish my bed (need

The Bed

Inspiration: Bed Frame & Headboard I did it!! Well, almost. And it wasn’t really me that did 90% of the work. It was this guy: I got a boyfriend, y’all. We had only been dating a couple months when he started this project with me. And it didn’t take long to reveal that I was pretty incompetent as a helper. He’s a saint. Plus he actually likes my dogs. And they love him. But back to the bed frame. This

White Bean Chili

I made this chili on Monday. It’s so good. I had biscuits left over from breakfast so I plopped one down in the middle of the bowl. Infinitely more delicious. A couple of things to note: She misspells “cannellini” (“cannelli”) and that makes it really difficult to find them on the Kroger Pickup website. I did blend up one of the cans of beans and think it was delightful. I haven’t tried it without that, though, to give an accurate

Bicycle Built for Two

I haven’t quite hit my 30 mile goal…and I’m not sure I will be able to. It was crazy hot, and now it’s pretty cold – heading toward crazy cold. I got so close, though! 22.4 miles of bike riding with Wade strapped in front of me. That’s pretty impressive, imo. Ugh, I really want to finish this. Maybe I can do it on Saturday. High on Saturday is in the 60s…maybe I can get another mile or two in.

It’s about dang time…

I’m finally about to build a bed frame. I think. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna happen. My boyfriend is pretty motivated because he doesn’t want to sleep on the floor anymore when he stays over. lol! Any time I talk about the stuff I want to do around the house he’s like “But the bed frame is at the top of the list, right? I feel like that should be at the top of the list.”   So we’re gonna

Well That’s Weird

I have thirteen tattoos. I started getting tattooed a decade ago and other than my pregnancy and Wade’s baby stage I’ve gotten tattooed pretty regularly. I’ve got big tattoos. Weird tattoos. Conversation-starter tattoos. But something about this sleeve has…changed…the way other humans interact with me. And it’s got me thinking. So when I was younger – a teenager – I never thought I’d get a tattoo. And if I did it would be black and gray. STEEPED in meaning. And

Get Outta My Headspace

I’m on my phone and half asleep while I type this, but I’m doing it anyway. Because I’m stuck on this thought of… How can you borderline hate someone and also feel thankful toward them? I don’t know how I’ll ever straighten out my thoughts regarding my ex-husband. Because, I mean… What’s the point of being angry with him? Why am I so upset? The loss of a future that wasn’t promised anyway? I have no doubt we could’ve been

8 Hours…

This tattoo is by far the largest tattoo I have ever gotten in one sitting. And my elbow is the most painful tattoo experience I’ve ever encountered. 0/10 do not recommend. I’m insanely proud of myself for sitting through it, though, and I love – love – the final product. I’m not sure when I first discovered Yann Black…I feel like it was close to a decade ago. The earliest I could find where I had posted about it was

Bite Toothpaste Bits

Visit the Bite website. So I ordered The Duo from Bite several weeks ago, after I saw a video on Facebook. Apparently EVERYONE saw that video, though, because they suddenly had more demand than supply and it took ages to get my toothpaste bits. But! I finally got them this week. I have now tried them multiple times and feel I can give a preliminary review. The real test will be my dentist appointment in 6mo…if my mouth is riddled

“Spring” Cleaning, Part 2

Day 6 – The Windows Read the full article here. I had someone pressure-wash my house, so I’m gonna say the exterior windows were handled. I did clean the interior glass of the ones in the common areas, and mine and Wade’s rooms. It feels like a pointless task considering how many animal noses and toddler hands are smeared over them, but I guess it should be done at least every once in awhile. Day 7 – The Walls Read