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

Friday, May 12, 2017

This Happened On May 12, 2017 at 01:26PM


Week 18 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. What a busy, crazy, good week! My sister, @craftytacogeek, was home for a week, and we had lots of fun crafting, shopping, and eating too much good food. Our mid-week trip to the #oregoncoast was a wonderful treat! While I didn't have much time for my own pursuits, I also didn't have much time for chores or cleaning. #sotheresthat Images from #freepik. #mistakesareproofthatyouaretrying #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #bujojunkies #bujolove #planner #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #houswifelife #splat #ink #inksplat #inkdrop #rainbow #checklist via Instagram http://ift.tt/2raNm3W

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

This Happened On May 09, 2017 at 05:42PM


Week 17 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Had a calm, quiet week that included plenty of thriving with some #bingewatching and creating. These are my favorite kind of weeks! #feather images from #freepik. #darlingyouareaworkofart #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planneraddict #planner #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife #feathers #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2q1JMLt

This Happened On May 09, 2017 at 02:35PM


What kinds of things do housewives do? Sometimes we stain fences. Today, I stained this gate (because I sort of blasted the old stain off with the pressure washer). With that done, hubby gets to come home after work and relax! #lessonlearned #fence #gate #stain #homerepair #housewife #housewifelife #goodwifey #hessospoiled #ihateoutside via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qPj6yj

Monday, May 01, 2017

This Happened On May 01, 2017 at 02:04PM


My lunches for the week are ready to go! #saladinajar I like simple salad bases with #romainelettuce, #babyspinach, and #carrots. Used my #foodsaver jar sealer to #vacuumseal the #salads in my #handmedown #masonjars. Topping these with nuts and seeds, baby shrimp, salmon, or chicken, and a little bit of whatever dressing I want. #glutenfree #paleo #primal #dashdiet #mediterraneandiet #housewifelife #easylunches #lazy #mre #freshfood #realfood via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qlXSYt

Thursday, April 27, 2017

This Happened On April 27, 2017 at 03:33PM


Week 16 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Finished my pillow project, spent time with family and friends, and generally had an easy, quiet week. Beautiful #sakura #cherryblossoms #images from #freekpik. #creativitytakescourage! #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2oBH6os

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This Happened On April 20, 2017 at 02:27PM


Week 15 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. "Great things take time" was such an important #mantra this week as I struggled to finish a special pillow project. Almost back on track with our #bibleinayear plan too! #focusedonwhatmatters Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournaling #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife #hotairballoon #rainbow #greatthingstaketime via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ovrg9Y

Friday, April 14, 2017

This Happened On April 14, 2017 at 04:19PM


Week 14 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Happiness is a freshly cleaned house, and I strive hard to keep it that way. I am enjoying my new #bujo layout, have been productive, and still found time for me. #winning #foronce Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife #flowers #spring #springhassprung #rainbow via Instagram http://ift.tt/2og6Lhl

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This Happened On April 12, 2017 at 06:23PM


"I will not sew over my pins. I will not sew over my pins. I will not..." ugh! Broke my needle, bent a pin, scared myself in the process! #sewing #quilting #brokenneedle #bentpin #neednewpants via Instagram http://ift.tt/2pvtWW6

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This Happened On April 04, 2017 at 01:40PM


Week 13 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Changed my template a ton this week and improved the functionality. This freedom to change things up as I want keeps me in the #bulletjournal camp, as opposed to a true planner. Perhaps not hand drawing everything in a bound journal is cheating a bit, but I did design this myself. #sotheresthat Images from #freepik. #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife #butterflies via Instagram http://ift.tt/2oz3kqM

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This Happened On March 30, 2017 at 03:47PM


Week 12 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Life is happening in this moment." We made a massive change this week and cut out our diet soda and sugar habits. No fun "thriving" boxes checked in the bujo, but we are starting to #thrive in real life. We are trying new food (a _massive!_ accomplishment for us), and we are finding ways to be active. #zoodles are my new favorite! Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nQuAQm

This Happened On March 30, 2017 at 03:37PM


Week 11 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Between hubby's cold and my awful sore throat this week, I did what I could. We fell off our #bibleinayear program due to neither of us being able to read aloud to each other! Trying to catch up again. #ugh. Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nB5wdR

This Happened On March 30, 2017 at 03:32PM


Week 10 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. This week's quote, "Be you, bravely," is a tall order, but I am trying to be a more authentic me every day. Took a little #metime early in the week, but paid for it later. Got our #taxes done, super deep cleaned all of our towels, and did some light #springcleaning. Images from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2nB0wpq

Thursday, March 09, 2017

This Happened On March 09, 2017 at 11:43AM


Annie was busy this morning! She brought me three bird toys (homemade from fleece, fiberfill, and a shoelace) while I was getting ready. Apparently I looked hungry... #cats #catsoforegon #catofinstagram #bringallthethings #catretriever #stupidhumans #catsavior #cattotherescue #lookwhatididmom via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mLMSly

Monday, March 06, 2017

This Happened On March 06, 2017 at 12:11PM


Week 9 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. This was an awful week. We had to give up one of our cats, so I was unmotivated to cook or do much. Sort of slogged through life for a bit. The week ended better, and we are moving forward again. Still on track with our #bibleinayear plan! #ashwednesday #catholic #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2n7wA2Y

This Happened On March 06, 2017 at 11:57AM


Week 8 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Had a good week aside from a dental cleaning (ugh!). Date night in #pdx was great, and I did a pretty good job with my "strives" as well. 🌟I am in love with these monster graphics from #freepik! #toocute #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mOiKGO

This Happened On March 06, 2017 at 11:46AM


Week 7 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. Busy week, but good. Finished #madmen, now have to catch up on current TV. Graphics from #freepik. #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #planneraddict #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2n7tsEh

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

This Happened On March 01, 2017 at 08:39PM


Date nights are super fun when they involve replacing a hard drive, reinstalling an operating system, and reconfiguring files. #nerdlove #nothowiwantedthisnighttogo #newssd #datenight #isitoveryet #nomorebsod (Old ssd was "flash" and hdd is "thunder." Am taking suggestions for hard drive names.) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2lYPvh1

Monday, February 27, 2017

Eddie's Story, or How I Failed as a Cat Mom

If anyone had asked me yesterday morning how I felt about cat adoption, I would have told them that cat adoption is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I took my responsibility to love a cat forever seriously. I would never, ever consider getting rid of my cats.

Two hours later, my husband and I found ourselves trapped in our bedroom, talking to police, with our own cat trying to kill us on the other side of the door.

This Happened On February 26, 2017 at 10:52PM


Had to say goodbye to our furbaby today. Though he was a sweet cat most of the time, Eddie has a history of random redirected aggression with people and nonrecognition aggression with his sister. He went after The Man today (drawing blood, again: see older IG posts), and we soon found ourselves trapped in a bedroom with him trying to murder us on the other side of the door. We had to have animal control come to cage him, and we finally came to terms with the fact that our home cannot be his fur-ever home. Despite years of working with him and providing for him, our love wasn't able to make him less unpredictable or terrifyingly aggressive. We returned him to #salemfriendsoffelines (Salem, Oregon--a no-kill shelter) today with his favorite toy, a blanket, food, and huge pieces of our hearts. If anyone with cat experience can help him with a child-free, pet-free home, we would dearly appreciate it. #loveyoufureverbuddy #cats #korat #koratcats #catsoforegon #catneedshelp #pleaseadopt #adoptacat #catadoption #nokill #aggressivecat #sweetkitty #loudestpurr via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mBN0Ao

Friday, February 24, 2017

This Happened On February 24, 2017 at 02:24PM


I inherited my grandfather's stamp making business today. Was going through some of his old ledgers when I spotted these interesting stamp images. Through the early 1980s, Grandpa supplied @mtnhouse with their package identification stamps. Wonder if he got paid in food? Yum! #oregonfreezedry #mountainhouse #flashbackfriday #missyougrandpa via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mmasSZ

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This Happened On February 15, 2017 at 02:21PM


Week 6 in my #housewife #bulletbinder. Was a quiet week overall, and I got some serious paperwork done. We are still caught up on our #bibleinayear plan, and I ate a ton of fruit and veg this week. #adulting Also #bingewatched the first three seasons of #madmen. Graphics from #freepik #bulletjournaling #bulletjournal #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #bujo #bujolove #bujojunkies #bujocommunity #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kLmsfi

This Happened On February 15, 2017 at 02:07PM


Week 5 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletbinder. "Patch wall holes:" I mounted my computer screens to the wall with an awesome dual screen mount. The first time was in a stud that didn't quite work for my setup (a smidge too close to a wall) The second time was not in a stud... and both monitors ripped out of the drywall anchors and crashed onto my desk right in front of me. #neednewpants The third time was into another stud. Thankfully the holes were small. #lessonlearned #diy Also, #tea anyone? Images by #freepik #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournaljunkies #bujo #bujocommunity #bujolove #bujojunkies #bujoinspire #planning #plannercommunity #handwriting #housewifelife via Instagram http://ift.tt/2lj1VT3

Thursday, February 09, 2017

This Happened On February 09, 2017 at 12:43PM


New #peanutbutter AND new #homemade #strawberry #jam on the same day! #jackpot #pbjsandwich #pbj #childhood #adulting #thebest #myfavorite #oregonstrawberries #noneofthatjarredcrap via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kxlAxr

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

This Happened On February 01, 2017 at 01:35PM


Week 4 in my 2017 #housewife #bulletjournal. Well, after not being able to turn away from the newsmedia circus, I did some chores this week. Non-political, necessary, rewarding chores. #sickofpolitics #getbacktowork #handwriting #housewifelife #freepik #bulletjournaling #bulletbinder #bulletjournaljunkies #bulletjournalcommunity #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujocommunity #bujojunkies #bujolove #leadbyexample via Instagram http://ift.tt/2jZJyAX