Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Link Party

::Wordless{ish} Wednesday is when I share a wordless image (or at least I try to make it wordless) with you, and now you can link up your image too! Click on the link below to show off your photo this week::


If you haven’t checked out my FLIP, then head over here to see it!

Now it is YOUR turn!

Catch me on the Scene

Today you can find me guest posting over at Sew Cool for the Tween Scene to celebrate their one year anniversary!

Sew Cool for the Tween Scene

Even though one of my girls is a Teen now, I do have another that is rapidly approaching Tween status. Check out what pattern I love to sew for them!


I’m gonna FLIP!

Not literally, of course. I haven’t done any kind of gymnastics in more than 20 years. Could you imagine? OUCH.

I am talking about this:


You can find out all about it here.

I am up against extremely talented ladies. Seriously. Check them out in this post where they announce us.

And click here to see my FLIP!

On-Our-Shelves Sunday

This week, Falafel is reading this to me:



by Sally Gardner

This book has two stories. One on one side of the book, and then you flip it over for the other! So far, she is reading The Strongest Girl in the World and loving it. It is a fast easy read, but so much fun. Basically, a girl wakes up to find she has super strength one day. Who wouldn’t love that?

What is on YOUR shelves this week?

Day at the Fair

I wasn’t kidding about cramming in as much Summer fun as we can. Yesterday, a friend of mine asked if we wanted to go to the County Fair. Falafel and I were game, while Jim and The Bee were working.


We had a blast!


Be prepared for photo overload. After all, there’s lots to see at the fair.













This wasn’t even all we saw! Add in a hypnotist, chickens, horses, bunnies, cats and dogs, archery, carnival games and food, exotic birds, plus the multitude of humans of all kinds. The camel ride was, by far, Falafel’s favorite thing, though.

That child is so stoic and unmoved, usually. That camel brought the happy, for sure!

What are you doing with the rest of your Summer?

Squeezin’ the Beachin’

OK, we are officially days away from the start of school, so let the cramming in the Summer fun begin!














We didn’t have to travel far (uh just about 5 minutes down the road) to find some sun and sand. And I always ask myself, “Why aren’t we doing this all the time?”.


Off to register my HIGH SCHOOLER in HIGH SCHOOL today. Sheesh. That is why. Life.

But we will fit in moments like these when and where we can, because they are so needed.

What are you squeaking in this week?

The yummiest GF zucchini bars EVAH!

I was recently checking out Yammie’s Gluten freedom blog, and found this amazingly good zucchini bread recipe.


I made a few changes, though.

Instead of eggs, I used egg replacer in the same ratio. And Namaste All purpose GF flour instead of rice flour. I also added GF/DF chocolate chips, because CHOCOLATE CHIPS.

These are sooooo good. The browned butter frosting is amazing. I used Rice milk and it worked well. Jim thought they tasted like butterscotch Krimpets from our childhood.

I cannot stop eating it!

I love finding new tasty GF recipes.

What have you made today??

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: The After photo AND a link party!

::Wordless{ish} Wednesday is when I share a wordless image (or at least I try to make it wordless) with you, and now you can link up your image too! Click on the link below to show off your photo this week::


You can see the “Before” photo here.

Now it’s YOUR turn! What have you been up to this week?

A Cleaning Experiment

We cook a lot.

I clean a lot, as well, but the deep cleaning stuff (ie: the oven and stove and under the fridge) just doesn’t happen as often as I would like. So when I find a new method of making my life easier in that capacity, I jump on it.

These are our stove top burner covers.


I have tried to scrub these using vinegar and baking soda before, but that never truly got them clean. I read, the other night, about using a drop of ammonia in a ziplock baggie and leaving them over night to clean them.


Close-up. Ew.

Wish me luck.

Wedding flowers

I did the flowers for a wedding this past weekend. These are the only photos I managed to snap!




How was your weekend?