All posts tagged: daily life

DIY: China Cabinet Makeover

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I am so excited to share this post because it has been a long progress in the making. This wall has sat empty ever since we bought the house years ago. Only at Christmas time when the Christmas tree is placed here does it serve a purpose. I’ve been waiting for the “perfect” piece, and now I believe I have it.  Because I’m obsessed with entertaining I have lots and lots of dinnerware, serve ware, […]

Nine Seasons, a Tornado Warning or Two, and Becoming a Young Man

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Musings

While walking down the hallway, out of the corner of my eye, I notice my sons baseball cleats laying on the floor of his bedroom. Immediately I also notice his bats (that’s right, plural) sticking out from the hallway closet. As I push the bag back IN the closet I wonder to myself, “how many times have I asked him to place all of his equipment back in the closet and out of the way?” […]

Rice Bowl Recipe

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On game days when I know the family will be running around and there’s not a moment to spare I like to prepare meals ahead of time that are quick, easy, and healthy. This rice noodle bowl is the perfect example of all that, it’s especially time-saving if you prep the ingredients the night before. I found this recipe on Pinterest, (I included the link below) which I must admit I have an unhealthy addiction […]

Downton Abbey, Snow Day, and an Escaped Lion

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As I sit here looking back at 2014 and contemplate what I learned, what, if anything of significance occurred, I suddenly realize the first week of 2015 has already come and gone. This gets me wondering, did anything of significance happen this first week of 2015? What exactly in the world? More importantly, what happened in my little piece of this world? 2015 is set to be marked by extreme cold and snow sweeping across […]

Pajama Day for Mom

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015 AT 8:09 PM It is still freezing outside, it’s about 12 below with the windchill factor. It snowed today and overall it’s been a miserable last few days here in Chicago. This weather just sucks the energy and motivation out of you. All I want to do is stay home all day in in my

Counting Down the Last Days of 2014

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014 AT 10:00 AM This morning started off like most mornings do at our home…lots of shouting. Shouting, because as usual our teenaged son seems to operate in only one speed most mornings, and that is slow. Once the morning chaos died down we are out the door and heading for our cars (yes it is a two car day) since Marc has three games AND a baseball camp today and I […]

How I lost my hall closet to baseball

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Earlier last week I walked downstairs to get breakfast going and as I make my way down the hall I passed Marc’s baseball bag for the umpteenth time, several bats and both his and hubby’s gloves. Once again I narrowly miss tripping over the cleats that somehow are always laying by the door (you would think by now I would either make it clear they don’t belong there or NOT trip over them every other […]

Not My First Rodeo

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Day two of laundry and I am staring at the same pair of white uniform pants. They’ve gone through the wash three times and still I cannot get rid of these pesky turf field stains. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not that the stain CAN’T come out but rather that it WON’T. Hear me out. After two days, three washes and several silent prayers before opening the washer (and a couple of swear words after) I cannot […]

I’m sorry…I’m still on Baseball Time

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I’m not sure if it happened gradually or hit me all at once. But suddenly, one day I realized I measured time according to Marc’s baseball season. That’s right, somehow, I no longer marked the passing of time by months, the seasons or the school year. So what does a year at our home look like? Well as September rolls around and everyone is thinking “back to school” I’m finally exhaling…baseball season is officially over! […]