Check It

Everyday I ask myself the same question, “should we leave the house today?” and everyday the answer is “yes, we definitely need to get OUT!” and then everyday I chicken out and we end up staying home because I’d rather come down with a hearty case of cabin fever than brave the public with all three kids in tow (plus, Sebastian has something against his car seat which makes even two minute drives so much fun, as you can imagine).  So, because we don’t leave the premises I’ve succeeded (most days) in getting all three chicks to nap at the same time which means that this mom’s been busy which also means that there are lots of fun posts coming your way in the next few weeks as soon as I can lick up what’s on the plate at the moment and get it all into words.  Until then, feast on these:

In only a few short paragraphs, Tracy at Making the Trek put the most emotion, truth, and profound meaning into one post.    

If you love Target (who doesn’t?), then you have to read this.  If you love Target and you go there just to “get away for a little bit”, then you have to read this.  If you love Target and your wallet cringes every time you walk in, then you have to read this.  Just read it, man or woman, read it and relate.  (Thanks Callie!)

My friend Jesse just finished painting her kitchen countertops and, seriously, she did thee most amazing job I’ve ever seen of all the painted countertops in the world.  She doesn’t have a blog to share all her excellent DIY-ventures but I coerced her into letting me post pictures of them here:
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Ummm, like, she totally painted those streaks and striations by hand!!!  Impressive or what?

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She’s in the middle of a kitchen reno, as you can probably tell from the pictures, but how amazing do her counters look?!  I also coerced her into letting me write all about them, the what’s, why’s, where’s, and how-to’s when she’s all done with the reno so stay tuned!

My friends Lauren and Ana have a series called “Belly Buds” going on at their web homes.  They’re both pregnant and due close to each other and they talk all things pregnancy so if you can’t get enough of pregnancy and allllll that goes with it, you should follow along with them.

It’s Lent, a time to give (and give up) until it’s uncomfortable.  If you’re looking for a worthy cause to give to, please consider donating to our friends Jessi and Matt.  I’ve mentioned their situation before but their sweet two-year old daughter Madison was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor and is currently undergoing chemo.  As you can imagine, this costs money.  Donate here and keep updated on Madison’s progress.

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P.S.  We finished constructing and hanging a new chandelier in our entry way!  I posted a sneak photo of it on our Facebook page especially for our sweet fans!  Head on over and ‘like’ us if you’d like to see it!  Spoiler alert:  It’s freaking amazing!!

P.P.S.  These are my five favorites for the week!  I’m linking up with Hallie at Moxie Wife to share them.  Click over there to read more favorites!

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  1. Oh my word, the Target article...too too funny and true!!
    Looking forward to seeing the chandelier and reading about your friend's kitchen remodel! Cannot believe that is just painted on the countertop!

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    1. Oh Target. You've got us all wrapped around your gigantic pinky. :)

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  2. Thanks for the link! Listen, just get out of the house with those precious bebes, my girls can watch them and you can help me with my projects around the house, MKay? ;-)

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    1. Thank YOU Tracy! And about the babysitting and projecting, umm, YES! That would be so great! Sincerely, Very Wishful Thinking
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  3. The counter tops look amazing! Have a good week!

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    1. Don't they though? She has me wanting to repaint ours!

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  4. The counter tops look amazing! I did the same thing to ours last summer! It took a lot of guts and I was a little impulsive about it, but don't regret it for a minute!

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    1. Awesome! So they're holding up well I take it?!

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  5. Oh my goodness, those counter tops are unbelievable. So glad she's letting you give us all the details. I popped over to Facebook to see the chandelier and I wasn't disappointed—super cute! If I lived closer I'd love to help you wrangle all three little babes and go out for coffee!

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