My Sweet Babies <3




Just in Time!

Jenna received a Minnie wet bag in her monthly Citrus Lane box. Perfect timing. We started a crash course in potty training yesterday.

When I purchased a 108 pack of diapers the other day I made up my mind that they’d never be opened and I would return them.

She rides on the end of the cart at Walmart and doesn’t wear diapers…so freeing!!!

According to the pencil test(Google it)Jenna is my last child. No more potty training…until grandkids arrive!

…which could be just around the corner. 🙂

Chicago Peace Roses



These have been planted just a couple of months. I was skeptical, I bought them at Walmart, they looked half dead but, my how they’ve bloomed! The John F. Kennedy Tea Rose really looked shabby but it took off fast. The rain has muddied the white blossoms, hopefully we’ll have pretty new ones soon. These are Chicago Peace, a tie dyed rose.

Current Book Loves


From the bottom: BHG – I’ve posted extensively on the blog about my love of this book. When I was in California I found this pristine, early 90’s edition for $1.75. I’ve made waffles and sourdough starter and bread from it.

Happy Chaos by Punky Brewster – This jewel was sparkling at me from an end cap at a different thrift store in California. It was $2.99 and I love it SO much! Soleil rocks parenting and life in general.

Si-Cology 1 – Borrowed from my neighbor…what can I about Si, he’s perfect!

One Summer – By a NY Times best selling author I don’t know but it was in the bargain bin at Wally World late last night when I picked up my kitchen bug zapper. I will not tolerate even one fly in my home…they are the plague of summer.

*If you need reconnect time with your preteen daughter, late night trips to Walmart are awesome! Last night was one of those summer nights I would have slept outside if we had a trampoline. Beautiful evening!

Word building flash cards I bought last night for J-Bug. I totally thought they’d be over $5 but were under $3. She loves them.

Good day and happy reading and book buying/borrowing!