What We've Been Working On - Part One

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hiya! I'm back again for a third blog post this week. I suppose I've gotta make up for my sporadic and, well, pretty non existent posts the last few months. Thanks for sticking around by the way. Moocho love comin' at ya right now.

Also, it snowed here for the first time last night! 

This was taken at 8:00 a.m. this morning before I even had a chance to finish my coffee.
There should be a medal for that, right?

Winnie and I were supposed to do some errands this morning while Coops is visiting with Grandma. However, the first time it snows up here there are always a million car accidents and fender benders since a lot of people won't have their winter tires on yet. So, we are staying home and staying safe. AND, I just watched my little cutie-patootie on the video monitor and she stirred and went back to sleep for maybe another 40 minutes. I just hit the nap jackpot baby!!!!!

So. What we've been working on. We're all over the map as usual picking little things from different projects and not really getting anything major accomplished. It really does keep things interesting. And it really does keep our house in a complete disarray all of the time. ;)

First, I've been raking. This is no easy task around here. We've got seven different varieties of mature trees in and around our yard. It sounds all awesome and beautiful until someone has to rake up all the leaves. (Uh, that someone would be me.) We were gifted with amazing fall weather the last few weeks. Up until today it's been warm and sunny enough in the afternoons to bring the kiddos outside and work a little bit at a time. 

When you're racing against time to get all of your leaves raked up before the first snowfall, you leave rice cereal crusted all over your baby's face.

See the picture below? See the grassy area with all of the leaves? I already raked that spot three times. THREE TIMES!!!!! At least my arms are getting a good workout?!?!?

Since the weather has been so nice I decided to get a head start on winter-fying my front windowbox. Remember when I dressed it up all simple and pretty a few years ago? Gosh I love that burlap bow.

My Winter Windowbox - A Simple Tutorial

My Mom and I dragged about ten yard bags full of pine boughs down from the mountain last weekend. Can you believe that I still didn't have enough? Who decided that a twelve-foot window box was a good idea anyway? Hee hee.

The start of my winter windowbox last weekend:

My frozen windowbox this morning:

Uhhh, I hope it warms up enough that I'll be able to finish it! I've also been toying around with the idea of adding a little bit of red to my arrangements this year. If you know me at all this is a big deal. Red or no red, the things that keep me up at night. ;)

So now let's skip to the holidays. I'm trying really hard to finish all of my shopping for the kiddos early this year. I'm also trying not to go too crazy. I love the idea of spending time doing holiday activities rather than spending a whole lot of money on material things. That being said, I still want Cooper's cute little face to light up when he sees the tree on Christmas morning, so I'm on the hunt for one of those new Paw Patroller things. People! These are sold out everywhere!!!!!

I will probably be stalking the aisles at Wal-Mart next week waiting for another shipment to come in. Also, I may or may not be willing to drive my cart over people's toes to get one. When you're the Mom of a Paw-Patrol-loving boy, you gotta do what you gotta do.

I just realized that I rambled on a lot in this post. I suppose I will have to break this up into two parts so that I can show you the destruction that's been happening in our interior side entry. 

To be continued!

P.S. Thank you SO MUCH to all of you lovelies who took the time to congratulate us on my last post about our new cottage. We are soooooo pumped and it was so nice of you to leave such nice comments. You are one of a kind. :)


  1. I have been super lazy by not commenting of anyones posts, but I just wanted to drop a line to let you know that I love your adorable blog and your adorable kiddos and congratulations on your cabin. That is so awesome! Your window box is coming along nicely...looking forward to seeing the finished product! Have a great night!

    1. I'm so glad that you decided to stop and leave a note today. Thanks for all the nice things you had to say. I was getting a complex because no-one was was leaving a single comment. I thought it was my bad jokes, lol. I saw that you followed on Instagram and followed you back. Your son is adorable! :)

  2. I am loving all the updates! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations to you all on the new cottage! I can't wait to see how you decorate it!


    1. Thank you Ashley!!!! :) :) :) I know Alex and I said that we weren't going to change anything in the camp for awhile but I may have already smuggled some quilts in, heh heh. I'll make sure to share in the spring when we open it up again for the season!

  3. Loving the mass posting! I'm sitting in my driveway with my sleeping 1 year old in her car seat and this and my free McDonald's coffee are hitting the spot and passing the time. Thanks!

    1. This comment made me smile from ear to ear. I can't even tell you how much time I spend in our driveway while one or both of the kids are sleeping. I actually enjoy it. I get to sit and surf Instagram and my favourite blogs and not feel guilty that I'm not doing laundry. :) Thanks so much for commenting today!

      P.S. McDonald's coffee is the bomb.com!

  4. Paw Patrollers - in stock in the Sylvan Lake, AB Walmart! Might be a trek out from Ontario though! :)


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