Southern girl plowing her way through life making the rules up as she goes. Warning: likes to bake, curse, quote movies/literature, is tattooed, married to The Man and mother of two girls. We bring new meaning to the "griswald way of life". Come along for the ride!

Life is My Highway

Montana and North Dakota have become home.... dang it lol.

These Girls

Lord help me but these babies wear me out.... they are just perfect!


Yes, it's from last winter but I adore this us....


This kid glows from the inside out... my almost 11 year old!

We are so smexy!

Favorite sport: embarrassing our kids in public


My mini-me is finding her own way in life

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Homeschool and Paint Fumes

Homeschooling my high schooler is def interesting. Luckily for me, we are using a Christian curriculum that is internet broadcasted which allows me to just help her when she has a question but the teachers teach her and they grade her. Brilliant... takes the heat off of me and I just love it. I can just help my kid and supervise. Chemistry is touch and go but the other classes are just rocking along! Proud momma. I was initially worried that removing her from the traditional classroom would be a crazy experiment but so far, the opposite. She sets up her own schedule.... harder classes in the morning and the easiest at night. It's pretty fun watching her work her way through. She's really enjoying the nursing classes and tomorrow she will wear her first set of scrubs... oh lord but you know I'ma take a million pics of that lol.

So since I have plenty of free times, I'm working on more furniture. I freaking love love love it. A little local shop has carried my first two pieces so it'll be fun to see how they work. Whether they sell or not. I can't wait to see. But for now, I'ma keep working on my projects. The problem is that I'm tempted to keep it for myself. I redid a desk and I've kept a desk... made it my own lol. Then I did a bureau then I kept the bureau. Crap. So I went ahead and decided no more... I'ma keep going and I'm going to not keep anymore.  Or maybe I'll get rid of a piece if I keep a new piece, lol.

Just finished an amazing weekend of spoiling Dave.... hard to put him back on the plane but what a blessing this trip was. This morning when the rain took a break finally, we all got out in the yard... us girls attacking a huge overgrown funky bush that is eating half my yard and Dave was changing light bulbs in the security lights and helping me rake up the gravel .... living on a hill means every time it rains, our gravel runs down into the road and further across and down into the neighbors yard. I like them but frankly I don't want to share my gravel .... urgh. Does anyone know about pervious concrete? I need to get some of that to mix into my gravel driveway so I can fix that.... actually I'm going to start taking quotes on asphalt to get my driveway done next spring. Until then, I'm gonna keep raking my shit out of my neighbors yard. Urgh.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


I spent today shopping with my daughters and my sweet mother in law. We had hair cuts scheduled and then we needed a few things for school clothes. The idea that my mother in law would be coming along for the ride was amazing to me.... and oh my mercy.... this is really the first time we have lived close to family and I'm just humbled by the joy. I have my mother randomly dropping by after work this evening to look at a piece of furniture I picked up to work on.... just dropping in. Before, we scheduled for weeks and months to get time together and now we are 12 minutes from each other. If you can feel the emotion in the room? Then we are on the same page....

God has amazing amazing timing and I'm so blessed.

Friday, August 7, 2015


I broke down and cried. I don't cry alot. It's just not in my bucket of usual. I'm busy serving my family. My girls are busy as hell. My oldest is really digging in for four subjects right now. She's kicking ass but chemistry may make her pull her hair out. Little one is almost ready for seventh grade which starts next week but honestly puberty is making things a little oh so stressful right now. Lord have mercy. I just can't even. So I just share some chocolate with her and hug her. Last night we just cuddled up and read next to each other.

Max is settling in good. With daddy working crazy hours, he needs our attention and love. He's so precious. He's such a hot mess. We play and he loves our big family room. He literally runs a big lap around the couches with her toys and babies. I'm really happy watching Murphy and him play and enjoy sharing a space.

My art is another day. But I launched a tshirt line that frankly scares me. But we will see how the first shipment sells.

BUUUUUUT I cried.... because I received a call from a state paper that I had sent some of my columns to previously. The editor read some and they want to carry my column. This editor is over multiple papers in the state.

God has so blessed me. When I started writing my little column last year it was such a blessing and surreal to see my words in print. I cried then too. Then when I had to leave and they wanted to continue carrying me. Little teary there too. God is so good to me. I promise to keep using my column as a place to give him glory and write honestly about how I see things.

Very blessed.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Roadtrip 12,348.3

Went to bring Max home while Dave focuses on the first oil thru his pipeline! He's a stud! 

And now after four days on the road, I'm home and Max is in with Madz. Lol he's her dog. Well and Daves but u know.