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Same great name…NEW SITE!

14 Oct

I have decided to move on over to blogspot!

Same great name.

Same great posts.

Please come on over to my blogwarming party at


Thinking of moving over to blogspot…

14 Oct

Dear WordPress,

I would love to be more creative on your site but you have got mah panties all up in a wad over widgets, gadgets, plugins, buttons and all the pretty stuff us girls like. Why do you have to be so hard to figure out? And why are you so quick to put the smack down on my creativity? My friend blogspot is so much more compatible with blogging dummies like myself that I am about to adopt a new blogging faith over yonder.
I am going to go play over at blogspot and see what I can come up with. I will let you know if I am leaving you when I am done with my play date…


If there are any suggestions out there in blogland I WOULD BE EVER SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR INPUT:)

Conquering the visual noise monster…

13 Oct

I love having my craft supplies and office needs right at my fingertips but I hate to see it all the time in my office! It is what I call “visual noise.” It is sort of like looking at a weeks worth of crumbs on my hardwood floors and feels like drums, trumpets and cymbals banging around in my eyeballs! AAAaahhh! I hate it! To top that off our office is the first room to the left as you enter our house through the front door and it has glass french doors so there is NO HIDING THE CLUTTER! I have my little scrapbooking/crafting organizing modular thing-a-ma-jig tucked into the corner of the office so everytime I walk into my house I am greeted by that thing I call the “visual noise monster!” I thought about replacing it with a cabinet but I couldn’t find the right sized thing that had the storage ability I needed to house all my papers, cutters, glues, embellishments, punches, superhero gear and office supplies. So I just let it be and frowned at it every single time I walked past it.

Until I found these Itso bins from Target…

So Far these bins have made it under my kitchen sink, my pantry and now my office.

I am not a huge fan of the plasticy look BUT these were just the things to take control of all my bits of  craftingness.  (Note to new friends…I make up words A LOT).

Here is my before (frowny face)…

And here is my craft area Itsofied…

Aaaahhhhh. I just took a visual vacation.

I still need to do that one shelf BUT I bought every wide tray Target had. I will nab one more on my next Tar-jay run!

While I was busy conquering the clutter I put together a “family file” so all those pesky little papers from the mail, the schools, the this and the thats can get tucked away so I don’t have to look at them and when I need them I know right where they will be at. And hopefully with my obsession with labeling things my family will be able to find what they are looking for…(doubt it).

I owe my Itso craze to a really cool website called I got some great ideas from that website and continue to find fun, inexpensive and pretty ways to organize.

I am happy with what I see now and can blog peacefully!

I love everything about having girls! Especially playing dress up!

11 Oct

We had a great weekend here in the 6Pack house. My husband came home to us from a long year of working in Seattle, we had the girls’ homecoming game on friday and then the homecoming dance on saturday. The extra special part was that my daughter was crowned homecoming princess for the freshman class. I looooove watching my girls go to dances because it is so much fun to go dress shopping, shoe shopping, jewelry shopping and do the hair and makeup thing with them! IT IS SO MUCH FUN! Then with all that I turn into “mom-parazzi!” Taking pictures is the next funnest part! So of course I have to share…

This is my oldest getting ready to cheer with her varsity cheer squad!

My princess who was crowned at halftime…

As you can see it was a rainy night on saturday, so I went out and got the girls a really cute umbrella!

My darlings all dolled up for saturday’s dance…

It was a fun friday and saturday night for us. I live for these special times and I am so glad I take a jillion pictures even if it annoys the heck out of them!

I am pretty sure someday they will thank me.

It has been a LONG weekend and I am POOPED. Hope everyone else out there has had a wonderful weekend as well.


Crazy for fall!

26 Aug

I am totally and completely known among Facebook for whining and complaining all through springtime about how I can not wait for it to be summer here in Washington. There is only so much precipitation this native San Diegan girl can handle. And now here I am wishing it was fall and we still have a month of summertime left! I swear my husband is right (sometimes) when he says “you will NEVER be happy!”

I consider it “FALL” when the kids go back to school which in our case comes a little early this year (YAY)…I am noticing every year they start a little earlier and earlier. Pretty soon they will start the fall school year in spring!
I snuck out a couple of fall decorations onto my front porch the other day so I can publicly tell my neighborhood “HELLO! I can’t wait for fall!!” Hopefully the neighbors wont mind my early approach to my most favorite season of the year…it makes me happy what can I say?! Here are a couple of little things that I snuck out early to greet me at my front door which sometimes is the perfect tonic when I am rushing around in a frenzy because it makes me stop for a second and puts a smile on my face…

Nothing says fall like my brown house with the mustard yellow front door. I think I naturally gravitate to fall colors!

This adorable sign I found last year on the clearance rack for about $6 and it is one of my most FAVORITE fall items that I have!

I treated myself to these gorgeous late summer/early fall Dahlias…

And this little candle holder from Yankee Candle that I COULD NOT resist gets my “Cutest Couple” award! Aren’t they just to die for! I love it!…