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House Meme

Sweet P did this one a while back and I thought it looked like fun.  I spent over an hour and a half at the gym tonight, so I did not feel like writing.  I felt guilty about not posting for a couple of days, so here you go.

My House Meme

What kind of soap is in your shower: Dove cucumber extra moisturizing

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? Nope. It’s the wrong season here for watermelon and I hate it bland.

What would you change about your living room? I would love a sewing room, so I could move my corner of the living room into a different area and leave it messy without complaints.

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? Clean. J is really good about making sure they stay that way.

What is on top of your refrigerator? An electric roaster, tinfoil, parchment, saran wrap, freezer paper, a warm ice pack.

What color or design is on your shower curtain? Our shower curtain is clear. I got a clear one when Hope was tiny so I could set her in her car seat and see her when I showered. Now it is clear so I can let the girls shower and I can see them to make sure they are OK. (I sound like a very overprotective parent here)

How many plants are in your home? Some in the fish tank and a few paperwhite bulbs the girls got at Christmas time.

Is you bed made right now? Nope.

Comet or Soft Scrub? Soft Scrub

Is your closet organized? Not since the girls were born and we now have 4 peoples stuff in 1 closet.

Can you describe your flashlight? I have several flashlights. I have a tiny LCD one on my keys, a big blue one by the TV, a small blue one in the car, a red one in the bathroom, and a dome one on top of the dryer. Can you tell I lived for a long time where the power went out about once a week?

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? When I pour myself something I always pick glass. I don’t care for plastic unless it has a fountain soda in it.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? Yep.

If you have a garage, is it cluttered? We don’t have a garage.

Curtains or blinds? We have blinds in all the rooms in our house.

How many pillows do you sleep with? There are two on my side and two on J’s side. I tend to throw off the second one though so I start with two at the beginning of the night and end with one.

Do you sleep with any lights on at night? No lights, but I do sleep with the TV on until J comes to bed.

How often do you vacuum? J vacuums.

Standard toothbrush or electric? electric

What color is your toothbrush? White and blue.

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? We have one next to the front door and one by the patio door.

What is in your oven right now? Nothing, but it does need to be cleaned. Maybe tomorrow.

Is there anything under your bed? Nope, but I would like to get some of those crates for ornaments and wrapping paper.

Chore you hate doing most? Scrubbing behind the toilet.

What retro items are in your home?

Do you have a separate room that you use as on office? No, it’s in the living room. If we had a separate room it would either be a play room or a craft room for me.

How many mirrors are in your home? Two in the bathroom and several small ones the girls play with.

What color are your walls? White – we rent right now and I don’t want to paint to just have to paint again when we move.

What does your house smell like right now? Cinnamon – I had a candle burning

Favorite candle scent? Home Interiors had this killer banana nut bread that I used to love.

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator? Closest thing to pickles is relish

What color is your favorite bible? Pink

Ever been on your roof? Not at this house, but when I was younger we used to jump off the roof onto a air mattress.

Do you own a stereo? Yes.

How many TVs do you have? Two

How many house phones? No land lines, only two cell phones.

Do you have a housekeeper? No, but I think one would be nice a couple of times a month. Any volunteers?

What style do you decorate in? Comfortable and eclectic. Still in that stage where nothing too nice because you never know when it’s going to have puke or chocolate milk on it.

Do you like solid colors or prints in furniture? I prefer tone-on-tone prints. Solids show spots too easily, but I also am not into crazy big prints.

Is there a smoke detector in your house? Yes, one in every room. J used to be a firefighter. Did you remember to test yours when the time changed?

In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you could only make one quick trip? The girls and J’s computer.

If you want to join in count yourself tagged and let me know. I would love to come read your responses.


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Winter Reflections

I was looking through some pictures this morning and thought you might enjoy seeing some of what my life is like. It’s rarely dull around here.

Aren’t they cute!

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In January it snowed at our house. We live in a valley and rarely get snow. The girls thought it was quite a treat.

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She only looks cute. She can throw a mean snowball!

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We spent a long weekend at the coast in March. It was great to get away for a few days relaxation with the girls!

They had a great time playing at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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And with all the fun things we did, Emily’s favorite part of the trip was the hotel.

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Summer Reflections

I live about 2 hours north of my family and we get together about every 6 weeks. When we do the party never stops and there isn’t enough time to sleep. We usually get together at my parents house around some type of holiday/birthday/food event.

We had a great time being in the parade this year. This is one event the girls look forward to with their great grandma. My first year as the designated adult. I’m still not entirely sure how that happened.

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Austin, Brie, and Shay wait for their turn to slip n slide in July.

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Now it’s Emily’s turn. For being little, that girl is crazy with a slip n slide!

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7 Things

A few days ago Anna tagged everyone who read her blog with a 7 True Things Meme, so I consider myself tagged! So here are mine.
The rules are:
1. Link the person (Anna) who has tagged you.
2. Tell seven true things about yourself.
3. Tag seven new people.
4. Leave a message with the person you have tagged so they know about it.Here are my answers:

1. I am always finding new projects for myself

2. I have two beautiful daughters

3. I love chocolate! (I agree with Anna on this one)

4. I have to have a creative outlet or I will go insane

5. I was once bit by a cheetah

6. I must have Dr. Pepper each day, preferably all day every day.

7. I am married to one of the most understanding men in the whole world.  You just need to see my craft corner to know it’s true.

I don’t like tagging people, so consider yourself tagged if you would like to participate.  Don’t forget to post a comment here to let me know you tagged yourself.  I can’t wait to see your answers.

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The Girls

I have two adorable girls. They are so incredible. I can’t imagine what a day would be like without them.

Hope and Emily at Oregon Coast Aquarium

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First Post

This is my first post, so I should probably explain a little about myself. I live in Oregon with my husband and two daughters. I have a great job, which gives me the opportunity to travel through the state often. Life is usually kinda crazy, but I love it.

Diamond Lake - February 2007

I started quilting about a year ago and I love it. I have been reading several quilters blogs each day. What a great way to gain inspiration.

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