happy columbus day.


here's what i think about columbus day..

it's dumb.


unless you're a kid...

then it makes monday, sunday part 2.


speaking of sunday..


around here it was glorious!


i took a picture of a tree.

this tree is in our backyard and it's huge and bc i am anxiety girl i am always afeared it will fall over on my kid.

that's normal, right?



a fire was built and 38 marshmallows were eaten.

maybe by one person.

also normal, right?



we were outside most of the day bc the weather was perfection.

cool and crisp. 

even if our backyard is straight up sanford and son.





i stripped one of the nightstands and the grain is really pretty so i THINK i MIGHT do this:





 this is our weather for the week...



agreeable, yes?




anxiety updates.


the weekend..

my weekend consisted of bead necklaces (drunk)..

little girls and horses (ideal)...

and chipmunk heads (NOT ideal)...



 so peaceful...



so serene...





la la la la la laaaa....so ideal....






and there it was...

i mean never mind that there is just a head, maybe a spleen and i think a paw...





i can't be shocked really...

there are 7 cats on the premises.



sorry internet friends.

we share everything around here.


(be thankful i didn't show you the picture where i used the flash)


happy monday aka satan's favorite day.




just putting it out there on a sunday..

it's raining today. 

ahhh sweet sweet rain.

cooling off the devil's armpit that is the south.


can we talk school supplies for a minute?

target raped me this morning.

$124 for a 1st grader?!!

glue, pencils, ziplocks, pencil cases, shit, poop, stuff, glue sticks, pee sticks, crayons, paper, binders with prongs, prongs with tabs, tabs with nuts, gold and silver, the lost arc of the covenant?

shit be expensive.


and then in a pee drinking twist of fate all that shit will be used to make 6000 art projects and drawings that will come back to me in her little pronged notebook that i can't bear to throw away so that a level 5 hoarding situation starts to happen.  where is the justice in that? 


but not to be outdone by school supplies, UNIFORMS be expensive too.

polos, logos, chinos, mesh shorts, privacy shorts, jumpers, plaid, black shoes, brown shoes, skorts, farts and sharts, belts and beaver pelts. 


the good news is that with fiona back in school..

 home projects can resume, starting with fiona's room and ending with my dining room..

a not pocket raping ikea pendant is going to get a coat of aubergine paint.

the walls are going to get a coat of peachy pink.

a couple of inexpensive ebay sconces similar to the ones in the board will be added.

a super awesome craigslist deal in that chinese glass front cabinet to store my pretties and uglies.

the rest is already mine.


fiona's room is a secret.

but i will tell you there is yellow pom pom fringe involved and these:




as you were.