Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This Happened On November 21, 2017 at 03:27PM


Week 46 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. "I love and approve of myself." Yay for fall weather! Nay to blowing, raking, scooping, bagging, and binning leaves for hours every week. Extra nay to living in a #treecityusa where I can't cut down my four stupid maple trees so I don't have to deal with this issue each year. #rant #ihateyardwork #atleastitisntsummer Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #leaves #owls via Instagram http://ift.tt/2A4ykBX

Monday, November 20, 2017

This Happened On November 20, 2017 at 11:26AM


Mondays with Annie. #korat #koratcat #lazycat #catsoforegon #catsofinstagram #mondaysbelike #mondaysarehard via Instagram http://ift.tt/2zUNxaD

Monday, November 13, 2017

This Happened On November 13, 2017 at 12:33PM


Week 45 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. My birthday was Nov. 3, but I had Halloween stickers for last week's #bujo page. This week I get my cake! Had a week full of crazy chores like rebinding an oversized king quilt, writing and posting my annual blog year retrospective (link in profile), and making a ton of Christmas cards. Have 50 cards done with about 20 to go. #christmasiscomingtoofast Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #birthday #birthdaycake via Instagram http://ift.tt/2zUVmh9

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

This Happened On November 08, 2017 at 11:48AM


Week 44 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. This week was busy! Between errands, chores, seasonal tasks, and celebrating a holiday and my birthday, I am exhausted. Started working on Christmas cards: trying to stay ahead of the game this year! #halloween images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #happyhalloween via Instagram http://ift.tt/2zuWIfx

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Blog Year Retrospective #12

If you had told me last year what my life would be like over the next twelve months, I would have fainted. Just keeled over, out cold. But there was no voice from the future, no glimmer in the crystal ball to prepare me for the heartache I would experience. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This Happened On October 31, 2017 at 02:17PM


Week 43 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I trust myself and know my inner wisdom is my best guide." Yeah, I do know me. Just don't ask me to explain myself. 🤔 Had a great week visiting with my sister who was home on leave. We enjoyed crafting time, a big puzzle, and lots of good food. Also, the #leaves here in the #willamettevalley? #breathtaking! Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #itrustmyself #fallleaves via Instagram http://ift.tt/2yio9Mc

Friday, October 27, 2017

This Happened On October 27, 2017 at 04:43PM


Week 42 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Our marriage is worth celebrating!" Yay for surviving eight years with this self-inflicted wound called a marriage! I mean, "I love you, honey!" 😄 Busy week overall, plus two fun nights of games and tasty food with friends. #lifeisgood Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #couplegoals #anniversary #eighthanniversary #eightyears #marriage via Instagram http://ift.tt/2zLN9I4

Thursday, October 19, 2017

This Happened On October 19, 2017 at 04:48PM


Made this card to thank a friend for taking care of our cat while we went on vacation. All stamps, dies, and colored paper are from @lawnfawn. The white paper is from @hp, and the embossing folder is by @wermemorykeepers. Cat colored using @copic_official markers. Design is based on a card given to me in 1992 from my aunt. #crazycatlady #card #handmadecard #lawnfawn #watercolorpaper #stitchedhillsideborders #meowyoudoin #wonderfulwindow #stitchedsquares #thankmew #lawnfawncard #catsonquilts via Instagram http://ift.tt/2yFcUN3

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

This Happened On October 17, 2017 at 11:53AM


Grandma told me to feed you until you married me. Here I am, eight years later, married, and still feeding you. Sometimes it's pizza, and sometimes it's punchlines, but it's always amazing with you there. Here's to eight years of marriage and over 8,000 meals together. Happy anniversary! #happyanniversary #oct172009 #oct17 #8thanniversary #eighthanniversary #thewaytoamansheartisthroughhisstomach #grandmasarealwaysright #fall #fallleaves #leaves #church #catholicchurch #catholicwedding #iloveyou via Instagram http://ift.tt/2yp0OaX

Monday, October 16, 2017

This Happened On October 16, 2017 at 03:49PM


Week 41 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I have integrity. I am totally reliable. I do what I say." What looks like an easy week was anything but easy. Spent most of this week with Mom as she recovers from her knee replacement surgery. Yay for getting better every day! Also got started on my Christmas card making. #nevertooearly Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #fall #leaves #fallleaves #ihaveintegrity via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gKkcW0

Friday, October 13, 2017

This Happened On October 13, 2017 at 05:17PM


Week 40 in my #housewife #bulletjournal. "I never give up." Had a crazy week from beginning to end! Worked hard every day, felt exhausted every night, but I kept at it. Thankful that Mom's knee surgery went well and that she's healing. Happy that my #housewifelife allows me to help her out during her recovery. #familyfirst Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #rainbow #watercolor #flowers via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ghhn1l

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

This Happened On October 09, 2017 at 07:33PM


Friday Harbor ferry dock at dawn. We had to be up super early to catch the ferry to go home, so we were killing time watching the sun rise. The water was glassy, the town was just barely stirring, and my veins were struggling to accept that much chai so early. #coffeeisgross #fridayharbor #sanjuanislands #sunriseoversea #sunrise #ferrydock #silhouettesunrise #silhouette #dawn #westcoast #pnw #westcoastsunrise via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kClh6z

Sunday, October 08, 2017

This Happened On October 08, 2017 at 05:08PM


I really do have a face! The Man and I were standing on the porch of the officer's quarters at American Camp while waiting for some drizzle to pass. This was the only "rain" we had on our vacation in the San Juan Islands. If I mention how much @columbia1938 we were wearing on our vacation, can I get a sponsorship deal? #justsaying #weliveinfleece #notsponsoredbutwouldliketobe #pnwnative #oregonian #nomakeupselfie #selfie #vacationselfie #americancamp #sanjuanislands #iamreal #ihaveaface #husbandandwife #marriedlife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2glQh67

Saturday, October 07, 2017

This Happened On October 07, 2017 at 06:12PM


Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington. Took this picture on the second morning of our vacation as we slipped out of the harbor on the early ferry to Orcas Island. The fog was hanging low over the water, and everything was still. How rare it is for the #westcoast to see the sunrise over water. What an amazing morning! #sanjuanislands #fridayharbor #vacation #boatsonthewater #sunrise #sunriseoversea #goodmorning #alive #thecalmbeforetheawesome via Instagram http://ift.tt/2yxr43j

Thursday, October 05, 2017

This Happened On October 05, 2017 at 01:54PM


Week 39 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "When you know better, do better." The Man and I went on a real vacation this week, all by ourselves! We spent five days in the San Juan Islands and had a wonderful time. Despite walking or hiking five miles each day, we felt relaxed and refreshed. It was so amazing to get away from housework for a few days. Beautiful weather and zero crowds: exactly how a vacation should be! #lucky #vacation #sanjuanislands #whenyouknowbetterdobetter Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #tropicalflowers via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fVPfkd

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

This Happened On October 04, 2017 at 12:17PM


Week 38 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I matter, and what I have to offer this world also matters." After weeks of wondering if my style of #bulletjournaling is "right enough," this week's mantra gave me a great confidence boost. So what if I don't hand draw every spread or check every box or have the cutest/prettiest/most bestest layout: I matter, and what I bring to the #bulletjournal table still matters. #idome #youdoyou #imatter #imatterandwhatihavetoofferthisworldalsomatters Images from #freepik. #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #apples #fall via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gcc8gp

Thursday, September 21, 2017

This Happened On September 21, 2017 at 12:43PM


Week 37 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Not my circus, not my monkeys." But what if you are the monkey? Nay to a busy week with appointments and my dear aunt's funeral. Yay to seeing lots of family that came from out of town. Nay to hurting my knee while spreading bark dust. But yay for making the HOA look bad by keeping our lot looking better than theirs by miles. #itsthelittlethingsthatmatter Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #monkey #notmycircus #notmymonkeys #notmycircusnotmymonkeys via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fE9j7v

Friday, September 15, 2017

This Happened On September 15, 2017 at 01:16PM


"If I fits, I sits." Annie found an empty box on my craft table. She is barely able to get all four of her paws in it, so when she lays down, much of her tiny 8lb body hangs over the edges. Nevermind the 4'x1' box filled with fresh, crinkly packing paper in the living room... #annie #catsinboxes #cat #korat #koratcat #greycat #catsofinstagram #freecattoys #ififitsisits via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fou3zM

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This Happened On September 12, 2017 at 03:43PM


My table centerpiece for fall took some effort. I didn't want to store anything long term or spend much money, so I had to be creative. The mason jars are filled with candy corn and M&Ms. I used @lawnfawn small stitched leaves dies and distress ink to make 3 dozen leaves. The doily thing is actually a placemat from Bed, Bath, & Beyond, which I can reuse for other holidays. Now I just have to stay out of the jars! #notsponsored #fall #centerpieces #fallcenterpiece #masonjar #leaves #fallleaves #candycorn #mmschocolate #lawnfawn #smallstitchedleaves #distressink #thetemptationisreal via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wY359N

Monday, September 11, 2017

This Happened On September 11, 2017 at 10:15AM


Week 36 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "Life is tough, but so are you." Did a lot of visiting this week, which is great but exhausting for this introvert. SO glad I was able to reconnect with friends and family! I am also thankful to have a quiet home where I can hide out for a day or two afterward. Does anyone else feel like this? How do you decompress? Comment below. Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #lifeistoughbutsoareyou via Instagram http://ift.tt/2y0WXxQ

Thursday, September 07, 2017

This Happened On September 07, 2017 at 12:36PM


Week 35 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Some see a weed: I see a wish!" Anyone else grow up wishing on dandelions? I wish it would rain and be less hot and just not be summer anymore. 😧 Grandma taught us to "make wishes" out on the farm where weeds in the lawn seemed to be tolerated, but Dad wasn't pleased when we did it at home too. 😇 Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #dandelion #wish #dandelionwishes #someseeaweedsomeseeawish #someseeaweediseeawish via Instagram http://ift.tt/2xeEIIa

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

This Happened On September 05, 2017 at 10:40PM


Harvest Moon 2017. With all the smoke we have in Oregon right now due to forest fires, the moon glows a beautiful pumpkin orange. Got out my long lens and had some fun in the street scaring drivers while taking photos. @thatoregonlife #moon #harvestmoon #fullmoon #stargazing #oregon #oregonmoon #astronomy #pnw #greatpnw #pumpkinmoon #moonshine #summermoon #luna #space #spacephotography via Instagram http://ift.tt/2j1VofJ

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This Happened On August 29, 2017 at 02:23PM


Week 34 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I feel joy and contentment in this moment right now." With these cute fishies, how can life not be joyful? The eclipse was amazing, I feel healthy, and the house is pretty clean and organized all at once. It's like I almost have this "adult" thing down. Haha, j/k, "breakfast" on Thursday was actually cold cereal. #truestory Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #fish #seacreatures #underthesea #eclipse #coldcerealfordinner #adulting via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vpltLq

Thursday, August 24, 2017

This Happened On August 24, 2017 at 01:48PM


Should I take yet another picture of the cat being adorbz? Yes, yes I should. Annie was so sweet to hold her pose long enough for me to take this pic. The Man had left a door open to a room where she rarely gets to go, and she loved having a new place to drop more hairs. #annie #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #catsoforegon #korat #koratcat #littleballoffur #greycat #goawaymom #nomorepictures #letmesleep #mychairnow #cathaireverywhere #cathairdontcare via Instagram http://ift.tt/2itz7Ha

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This Happened On August 23, 2017 at 11:46AM


Week 33 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Spent the week planning for the #eclipseapocalypse in Oregon. We stocked extra food, water, and gas just in case supplies ran low, and we reviewed our wilderness first responder knowledge and supplies in case things went really pearshaped. While I wouldn't call us true #preppers, there is something incredibly satisfying knowing I can rely on myself to get through most situations. #selfreliance Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #veggies #eatyourveggies via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vZd2oV

Monday, August 21, 2017

This Happened On August 21, 2017 at 10:38AM


The #eclipse was AMAZING from our front porch! We had two incredible minutes of totality without having to drive anywhere. For two space geeks, seeing this from home was a treat! #pathoftotality #viewfromhere #eclipse2017 #sunsungoaway #ilovedark via Instagram http://ift.tt/2whA7Ef

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This Happened On August 16, 2017 at 02:43PM


Week 32 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "You can do anything, but not everything." I can't do everything, but I can finish what I started. All those unfinished craft projects, ideas, and goals need to be complete before I buy or start anything else. #sosaysi #discipline #wastenot #domore #finishlineisinsight Images from #freepik #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #sun #sunshine via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uQDnCu

Saturday, August 12, 2017

This Happened On August 12, 2017 at 12:23PM


These blueberries were so fresh and ripe that they jumped right into my mouth, I mean the bucket. Have I mentioned Oregon grows some awesome food? @thatoregonlife #oregongrown #oregondoesitbetter #farmfresh #blueberries #upick via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vZjWf2

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This Happened On August 10, 2017 at 02:30PM


Week 31 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am grounded in the experience of the present moment." Screw the experience of the present moment. It is HOT where I live, and I am not happy about it. My summertime blues have kicked in, my motivation is gone, and I am over being sticky/sweaty every time I move. I want rain, and I want it NOW. #trueoregonian #greatpnw #rainraincomeagain #ihatesummer Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #watermelon via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wyFjRk

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

This Happened On August 09, 2017 at 11:59AM


Apparently blanket forts transcend age AND species in popularity. Annie is a big fan of the blanket hanging over our footboard (it's too hot for the humans to need it at night, and they are too lazy to put it away). She sleeps under here for hours, and this human was not an invited guest. #annie #cat #catsofinstagram #catsoforegon #korat #koratcat #catsunderblankets #blanketfort #goawayhuman #allforme via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uHo0vc

Thursday, August 03, 2017

This Happened On August 03, 2017 at 06:00PM


Week 30 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up." I gave myself an easy week this week. Just a few chores, the usual maintenance stuff, and a bit of fun. #perkofthejob Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #summer #beach #tellthenegativecommitteetoshutup via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uplOs7

Friday, July 28, 2017

This Happened On July 28, 2017 at 04:14PM


I spent a few hours today making a masculine retirement card for my uncle. He is a hunter, so I found a way to include some mallard feathers. #rubberstamps (#crittersintheforest) and #twine by @lawnfawn and #designerwoodgrain (embossed using #versamark) by @heroarts. Ink is all #zigcleancolor. Paper: HP 80lb cardstock for base, #neenahdesertstorm background, #strathmorewatercolorpaper for inset background, and #strathmorebristol for stamped images. #feathers #retirement #masculinecard #fox #inksmooshing #watercoloring #handmadecard via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vfN6pD

This Happened On July 28, 2017 at 11:57AM


Week 29 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "All things are difficult before they are easy." This week's mantra hit home in an exciting way: I bought myself a violin with the goal of learning it independently. Difficult doesn't quite come close to how challenged I feel, though I look forward to things getting easier soon! Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #triangles #geometric #allthingsaredifficultbeforetheyareeasy via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vQwn9H

Monday, July 24, 2017

This Happened On July 24, 2017 at 01:40PM


My lunches have been amazing lately with local produce flooding the markets. It's easy to eat well all summer in Oregon! (Yes, I eat off cafeteria trays. I don't like my food to touch. We all have our issues.) #hermistonwatermelon #theyrehere #oregongrown #salad #caesarsalad #sunchips #almonds #cashews #andesmints #truelemon #wildberrylemonade #stringcheese #cafeteriatray #vegetarian #lunch via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uqWAwS

Sunday, July 23, 2017

This Happened On July 23, 2017 at 02:56PM


Violin Day 1: I made noise. The cat was not impressed. (It's happening! I bought a violin, and I am teaching myself to play it. With 30 years of piano experience and a dozen years on woodwinds, I thought this would be easy... not so much.) #violin #violinday1 #violinbeginner #adultbeginner #fiddle #fiddler via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tSfysM

Friday, July 21, 2017

This Happened On July 21, 2017 at 03:01PM


If you ever want to feel like an abject #failure as a #housewife, buy a #Hoover #floormate and do your hard floors. I vacuum and mop every week, often twice a week, and we don't wear outside shoes in the house. We are two very tidy adults and one small, well-groomed cat. How is this possible?! The second pass was MUCH cleaner. #housewifefail #yuck #gross #dirtyfloors #cleanfloors #housewifelife #hooverfloormate (I assume all likes mean "yay for clean floors" and not "way to be a total failure!") via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uj23pp

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This Happened On July 19, 2017 at 03:09PM


Week 28 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." No other product or system has given me such success at repeating habits as bullet journaling. Excellence still eludes me, but I feel like I am a hair closer to it because of those habits. Thank you, @bulletjournal, for sharing your ways. Images turned stickers from #freepik and printed on #avery clear labels. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #stars #excellence #wearewhatwerepeatedlydo via Instagram http://ift.tt/2trLsAT

Thursday, July 13, 2017

This Happened On July 13, 2017 at 11:58AM


Week 27 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. My week was busy thanks to John Adams (and a few of his friends): "I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." #notcomplaining #johnadams #happy4thofjuly #happyindependenceday #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sV3I12

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This Happened On July 05, 2017 at 12:10AM


My (completely untrained) neighbors were setting off (totally illegal) aerial fireworks just outside my bedroom window (like 20 feet away). I would complain, but the show was pretty awesome, and I didn't have to go outside into #allergyhell. #bestseatsinthehouse #literallyinthehouse #happyindependenceday #happy4thofjuly #fireworks #fourthofjuly via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tosF60

Monday, July 03, 2017

This Happened On July 03, 2017 at 03:29PM


Week 26 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I have been saved, not by works, but grace, so that I might do great works." The halfway point of 2017 is here! I know summer just arrived, but I am ready for fall. I miss the rain after one short month of hot, dry, sunny days. Can we skip August? #oregonian Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #trees #ihavebeensavedbygrace via Instagram http://ift.tt/2szw3y9

Monday, June 26, 2017

This Happened On June 26, 2017 at 02:58PM


Week 25 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. "It's never too late to get your shit together." A nice mix of busy and calm this week. Received great news from my doctor: my formerly high cholesterol is nearly normal, and I officially lost 20 pounds in 3 months. I rewarded myself with a massage (and had that six-week-old muscle spasm next to my spine calmed-yay!). #weightloss #lowcarb #noaddedsugar #healthierme Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tdUy3b

Saturday, June 24, 2017

This Happened On June 24, 2017 at 11:03AM


Mom made #caramelrolls from Grandma's recipe from #northdakota. I was forced to help her eat them. My life is SO rough. (No calories if I post a picture of the food to Instagram, right?) #thebest #sogood #goodbyewaistline #worthit #sorrydoc #iwilldobettertomorrow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2t7h3XD

Friday, June 23, 2017

This Happened On June 23, 2017 at 12:48PM


Week 24 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "Be curious, not judgmental." Had a busy week preparing for our annual #garagesale. Finally unloaded our junk closet: we are loving the emptyness! Used our garage sale earnings to replace the light fixtures in our garage (no more bare bulbs, yay!). #adulting Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #strawberry #strawberries #strawberryseason via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rLlinL

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This Happened On June 20, 2017 at 04:07PM


Week 23 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am limited only by my vision of what is possible." Made some time for the piano this week. Am also considering learning a sixth instrument (maybe the violin?). Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #wearebujo #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #garden #flowers #spring #summer via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rAWqyS

Monday, June 19, 2017

This Happened On June 19, 2017 at 02:28PM


Week 22 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am self-reliant, creative, and persistent in whatever I do." Had a great, relaxing week indoors. Between the pollen and crazy #oregonweather, I have been stuck inside. Finished watching @craigmclachlan_ in #thedoctorblakemysteries, and then watched everything else he has done (even #superfire, quite possibly the worst #madeinoregon movie ever, though Craig was great in it #scenestealer). #ineedanewhobby Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #rainbow #trees #campfire #camping via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tGxN4C

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

This Happened On June 07, 2017 at 03:15PM


Week 21 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am worthy of the compassion and kindness that life offers me." Hectic week post-vacation, but it is always good to be home and back in familiar routines. Cat images from #freepik #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #penmanship #list #housewifelife #crazycatlady #ilovecats #rainbow #iamworthy via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sEWPRY

Thursday, June 01, 2017

This Happened On June 01, 2017 at 04:13PM


Week 20 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you as you are to them." I had the fantastic opportunity to visit my mom's relatives in Bismarck and Beulah, North Dakota, this week. People there could not have been nicer, and the weather was perfect! Also, I didn't have to cook, clean, or make a bed for 4 whole days! #housewifevacation Images-turned-stickers from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #wearebujo #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #handwritten #list #penmanship #housewifelife #bismarck #beulah #northdakota #germansfromrussia #familyreunion #youdontchooseyourfamily #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rw4NP6

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This Happened On May 31, 2017 at 11:48AM


Week 19 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "I am beautifully and wondrously made." The late arrival of spring had me scurrying about with all kinds of chores this week. Got the big outside stuff done before pollen season kicks off, and I even had some time to craft. Images from #freepik. #iambeautifullyandwondrouslymade #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife #garden #gardening #rainbow #gnome #gardengnome via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rV0iOJ

Monday, May 29, 2017

This Happened On May 29, 2017 at 05:20PM


I had the incredible opportunity to visit the gravesites for all eight of my great grandparents within one week just before #memorialday. Half are in North Dakota, and half are close to home in Oregon. I only met one of them in person, but I have heard wonderful stories of them all. Pictured here is the headstone for my mom's dad's dad. He was a German from Russia (really!). #familyhistory #ancestors #familytree #genealogy #northdakota #beulah #bismarck #voegele #germansfromrussia #german #christian #praisethelordmysoul #lobedenherrnmeineseele via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ryLPZb

Friday, May 26, 2017

This Happened On May 26, 2017 at 03:44PM


Fresh picked #oregon #strawberries! Thanks, @midway_farms, for growing strawberries that are REALLY red all the way through. Like they should be. California, are you listening? #nowhitecorecaliforniacrap #sweeterthansugar #oregondoesitbetter via Instagram http://ift.tt/2r5nQxl